Visiting the City

Engine13

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I just arrived to the city for a few days with the wife to watch the parade on Thursday. She’s going to drag me shopping, so I’m going to drag her to a few fire houses. Any suggestions? I’ve never been to a squad and want to mark that off the list. We’re staying a few blocks south of Central Park FYIW
 

Rich M

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I know it’s not an active FH but if you make it Downtown, stop in the Museum on Spring Street between Varick Street And Hudson Street. Enjoy the Parade and NYC.
 

nfd2004

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"Engine13", I see that you are a new member here, joining us this September.

Where are you from, and are you a buff, dispatcher, EMT, volunteer, or career firefighter ?

Whatever it is, "if you are interested in the FDNY, you have certainly come to the right place".
 

Signal73

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For starters Squad 18 is at 132 West 10th St

If you are a few blocks south of the park you have

E-23 215 West 58th St
E-54 L-4 B-9 782 8th Ave
E-65 33 West 43rd St
E-8 L-2 B-8 165 East 51st St

Depending where you are you might of been able to catch that 10-77
 

Engine13

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Engine 26 - 220 W 37th St.
"The Bat Cave"
Single and Loving It
Nice old house with spiral stairca
"Engine13", I see that you are a new member here, joining us this September.

Where are you from, and are you a buff, dispatcher, EMT, volunteer, or career firefighter ?

Whatever it is, "if you are interested in the FDNY, you have certainly come to the right place".
Mainly a buff. Have my EMT but don’t work in the field. I am a member of the Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association (look us up on Facebook and plan a visit of ever in Birmingham). We have a great collection of antique rigs. Here’s a pic of my wife and I leaving our wedding in a 1950 Mack.
 

Engine13

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Mainly a buff. Have my EMT but don’t work in the field. I am a member of the Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association (look us up on Facebook and plan a visit of ever in Birmingham). We have a great collection of antique rigs. Here’s a pic of my wife and I leaving our wedding in a 1950 Mack.
 

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Lt. Q

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Engine 13, nice picture. Numerous places to see involving FDNY, depending how much time you want to devote. I’m sure most members will accommodate you. Good luck and enjoy your time.
 

mack

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Engine 13. Welcome to our site. Please enjoy your time in NYC and be safe. You will find out that NYC firehouses are very careful about visitors due to COVID. Like most firehouses across the US, visitors will encounter COVID restrictions. Members will also be personally cautious. Many have had COVID from duty exposures and everyone wants to be safe. If you visit a firehouse, identify yourself, be understanding and do not be disappointed.
 

entropychaser

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You may want to visit the Museum of the City of New York at 1220 Fifth Avenue. There are some hidden gems there. Afterwards, visit Engine 53/Ladder43 over on Third Avenue, old school Spanish Harlem tenement firefighters. On the way go past 53's old quarters at 175 East 104th Street. I buffed there one evening in 1967. Caught a first due job at Madison and 103rd behind the Museum. I remember the MPO looking for the cheater pipe for the hydrant wrench (it was under the driver's seat).
 
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