Vintage FDNY Videos

68jk09

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FDNYs FIVE FAMILIES....  http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Yorks-Rescues-5-DVD-Set-Cairns-N5A-Leather-Fire-Helmet/272231257799?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D019a1ee6059a464ca061e220d52cac39%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D351721585793
 

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Haven't been on in a long time.....hardly ever on the (desktop)computer......Was able to get this one up. Boston:

https://youtu.be/94lx5xO0H-Y
 

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At one time Philadelphia had four Rescue Companies. By the late 50s, early 60s all four had been placed out of service and ladder companies were expected to perform their duties at incident scenes.  Rescue 1 was reactivated in 1991 shortly after the Meridian Plaza fire which took the lives of three members of Engine 11.  This video would have been a couple of years after they came back and looks like the A Platoon.  The A GANG was commanded by Fred Endrikat who many in the Special Operations Community know.  Fred replaced Ray Downey as Team Rep ? with FEMA after Ray's tragic LODD during the attack of 09/11/01 and eventually became PFD Chief of SOC. Since his retirement from the PFD Fred works for FEMA full time.
 

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1988 Boston Dorchester fire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UXSlzhthO0&t=254s
 

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BFD Roxbury 1985:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt9O9uMrTs8&t=303s
 

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BFD 2 alarms 1986:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBmPlq7ty0&t=14s
 

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BFD 4 alarms  Roxbury 1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4mQpaQ78c0
 

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BFD  Allson 1986:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKL0szJNUY
 

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BFD  Back Bay 1998:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZXtsIhZLMA&t=20s
 

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Like Mike, I too Thank you Jamie for that video of the Late Tom Wanstall. I still have all three books of his. I still consider them to be some of the top classics in my collection.

Tom was an Excellent photographer during a time when taking pictures required a very special skill as well as various camera equipment such as flash equipment, and various speed film depending on the darkness. Taking fire ground photos was very difficult because of the various amount of light in the area. Distance and lens was another important factor.

I never got to meet Tom Wanstall, although his reputation was known by many buffs. These guys captured a time of some very heavy fire activity for many cities. The FDNY and Yonkers no exception of course. Those pictures tell of a different time when a different type of gear was worn. Or when a fire truck was painted another color other than red.

Tom Wanstall and others like him have played a very significant part in showing those before these years, how it was.

May he Rest in Peace and I thank him for his contribution to the Fire Service.

Thank you Jamie, "R1SmokeEater", for taking the time to post this video as well. I never met him but I heard a lot about him.

 

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^^^^^^^Pete Ganci RIP 9-11 as COD pictured as a BC in BN*57.
 
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