Roosevelt Island Firehouse

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In what year was the Roosevelt Island firehouse built? Perhaps 1973 or 1974?
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In what year was the Roosevelt Island firehouse built? Perhaps 1973 or 1974?
Thanks for the help.
"Original firehouse (Engine 49) established 1882 was north of the current Motorcade garage. Then moved to new firehouse in 1949 near today's tram station. As result of construction of 36 ave Bridge connecting the island to Long Island city, Engine 49 disbanded September 1958."
Roosevelt Island historical society archives Volume 2,2018. The only FH on island is SOC building, think 250 or 270 Main Street, Roosevelt Island.
 

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"Original firehouse (Engine 49) established 1882 was north of the current Motorcade garage. Then moved to new firehouse in 1949 near today's tram station. As result of construction of 36 ave Bridge connecting the island to Long Island city, Engine 49 disbanded September 1958."
Roosevelt Island historical society archives Volume 2,2018. The only FH on island is SOC building, think 250 or 270 Main Street, Roosevelt Island.
Sorry 750 main st
 

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The firehouse by the tram I believe was built way after 1949. (I could be wrong) It housed the Mask Service Unit. The building was opposite the 59th street bridge and the base of the former elevator from the bridge. That building was the Department of Hospitals storehouse. Adjacent to the firehouse was the Dept. of Hospitals vehicle shop and the central laundry facility.
 

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The firehouse by the tram I believe was built way after 1949. (I could be wrong) It housed the Mask Service Unit. The building was opposite the 59th street bridge and the base of the former elevator from the bridge. That building was the Department of Hospitals storehouse. Adjacent to the firehouse was the Dept. of Hospitals vehicle shop and the central laundry facility.

Box 920 was for Welfare Island and there was also. 900 series box for the elevator in the middle of the 59th st bridge.
 

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Yes sir. Each weekday morning at 0900 the bells would bang out 5-920-xxx or 7-920-xxx and those units would respond to the Welfare Island "Rock" for a day at the Training School.
 

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"Original firehouse (Engine 49) established 1882 was north of the current Motorcade garage. Then moved to new firehouse in 1949 near today's tram station. As result of construction of 36 ave Bridge connecting the island to Long Island city, Engine 49 disbanded September 1958."
Roosevelt Island historical society archives Volume 2,2018. The only FH on island is SOC building, think 250 or 270 Main Street, Roosevelt Island.
A new firehouse was built on Roosevelt Island in 1981, after 49 was disbanded, potentially for 260, and was never assigned a regular engine or ladder.
 

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Calling the current building a "firehouse" is a misnomer in my opinion. It doesn't contain an engine, ladder, rescue, or squad company.
Is there anywhere else in the city a building called a firehouse that does not have one of those companies?
 

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A new firehouse was built on Roosevelt Island in 1981, after 49 was disbanded, potentially for 260, and was never assigned a regular engine or ladder.
I was referring to the one down by the Queensboro bridge that MSU was in during the 60's not the SOC house up near where the Training School used to be north of the Welfare Island Bridge. Sorry for any confusion.
 

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Calling the current building a "firehouse" is a misnomer in my opinion. It doesn't contain an engine, ladder, rescue, or squad company.
Is there anywhere else in the city a building called a firehouse that does not have one of those companies?
Very true but is firehouse that has specialized members there as well as DC and BC there with specialized rigs there. But in true sense not going on "regular runs" That any engine, ladder , rescue or squad would.
 

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Very true but is firehouse that has specialized members there as well as DC and BC there with specialized rigs there. But in true sense not going on "regular runs" That any engine, ladder , rescue or squad would.
I'm sure you'd rather have an engine or a ladder company in your local firehouse rather than what's on Roosevelt Island.
 

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1900 Assignments to Duty...Signal 3-319...Quarters of Engine Co. 49 Blackwell's Island......Engine 49 ,Engine 16, Engine 51...No H&L...Chief of Battalion 10
 
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