“The current members of Watkins Street would like to express our gratitude to all the members who have worked before us. For it is their dogged determination and commitment to excellence on which our very traditions are grounded.”

Dec
7
2016

Watkins St Salutes FF Jack Ginley (E-233)

A big congrats goes out to FF Jack Ginley of E-233 on his retirement.  Jack faithfully served the city and FDNY for 35 years, originally being assigned to E-232.  When disbanded in 1988, Ginley transferred to 233 where he would spend the rest of his career .  The brothers from Watkins Street wish you the best in retirement.

 

Jack put up his last beloved Christmas tree on Rockaway ave

Jack put up his last beloved Christmas tree on Rockaway ave

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Dec
7
2016

2016 Christmas Party

This years Christmas Party was held on December 1st at Kasey’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Rockville Centre.  Over a hundred current and former members attended.  A good time was had by all.  Our newest probies, FF Redden (L-120), FF Davan (E-231), and FF Delio (E-231) introduced themselves to the men, and the former and current members of Watkins Street welcomed Capt. Mike Thomson (L-120) to the Watkins Street family.  Laughs were shared and drinks were had, a good time all around.  A big thanks goes out to Frank Monaghan (L-120) for all of his hard work in putting this great event together.

 

“The Tradition Continues….

 

The men share stories of their times on Watkins Street

The men share stories of their times on Watkins Street

Dec
7
2016

Congratulations To Chief George Johnson

The Officers & Members of Watkins Street congratulate FDNY Battalion Chief George “The Rocket” Johnson on his retirement following years of distinguished service to the City of New York. Chief Johnson was an admired and highly respected fire officer and was a lieutenant in Engine 231. A savvy and determined fire officer, the Rocket led with poise and conviction on the fire floor while always maintaining the training, preparedness, and safety of his men.  Chief Johnson retired out of the 38 battalion.

 

 

“The Tradition Continues…

 

Chief Johnson is pictured on the left

Chief Johnson is pictured on the left

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Nov
14
2016

Congratulations To Will Hickey on his Promotion to Lt.

Watkins Street would like to congratulate Will “the drill” Hickey on his promotion to Lieutenant.  Will has been an essential part of Watkins Street for over 16 years.  He has accomplished so much throughout the years. His leadership and drills have made him a mentor and a role model for junior and senior firefighters alike.  Will’s commitment to the legacy of Watkins Street has always been top priority. For that we thank him.

 

You will be greatly missed.  God bless and be safe.

 

hickey promotion

Nov
14
2016

Congratulations to the Future Mr. and Mrs. Mecabe

All of watkins street wants to congratulate Rob and Kerry.  Best Wishes on Your Engagement.  Wishing you the very best as you begin to plan your lives together.

 

Congrats to the Happy Couple

Congrats to the Happy Couple

Nov
14
2016

2016 Reunion and Christmas Party

Watkins Streets annual reunion and Christmas party will be held on Thursday December 1st at 7 pm.  Same place as last year Kaseys Kitchen and Cocktails.  23 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre NY 11570.  Just south of sunrise highway.

We look forward to seeing all of watkins street alums and current members.

 

“The Tradition Continues…

 

Last years christmas party

Last years christmas party

Last years christmas party

Last years christmas party

Nov
13
2016

Watkins Street Salutes Our Veterans

The Officers and Members of Watkins Street salute all of our veterans. With great pride we salute our current members who have served:

  • FF Pete Carroll L-120
  • FF James Giammalvo L-120
  • FF Brian Bolinger L-120
  • FF Steven Hay L-120
  • FF Alex Malchevsky E-231
  • FF Ahmed Artis E-231

 

The Tradition Continues…

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

 

 

 

Nov
6
2016

Ladder Company 120 Captain Michael J. Thomson Installed 27th Company Commander in Unit History

Captain Michael J. Thomson (L120)

Captain Michael J. Thomson (L120)

The Officers and Members of E231/L120/Bn44 formally welcome our new Captain Michael J.Thomson (L120) who proudly becomes the 27th Company Commander in our storied history.

Captain Thomson comes from a longstanding FDNY firefighting family pioneered by his grandfather, Robert Thomson Sr. (an honored member of Rescue 4), father Robert Jr. (who rose to the rank of Supervising Fire Marshal), brother Scott (Lt, Bn51), uncle Dennis (FF Marine 1, Ret), and brother in law, Tim (FF L113).

As a young firefighter assigned to Ladder Company 43 “El Barrio’s Bravest”, Mike had the good fortune to embrace time honored traditions while learning the tricks of the trade from the likes of Captain Al Hagan and some of the most experienced members of this Department. Upon being promoted to Lieutenant, he landed the spot in L129 where he developed into an exemplary Fire Officer with a penchant for training and always taking care of the men. As the 27th Company Commander of Ladder Company 120, Captain Thomson noted, “as was done for us, we’ll strive to further the mission of 120, focusing on the traditions established here on Watkins Street in an effort to leave it a better place for the next generation.”

To our Captain’s wife, Dana and their brand new twins (Ryan & Reese), along with he entire Thomson Family, we welcome you to Watkins Street.

“The Tradition Continues…

Nov
6
2016

Welcome To Watkins Street!

"The Tradition Continues....(L-R): FF Redden (L120). FF Davan (E231), FF Dileo (E231)

“The Tradition Continues….(L-R): FF Redden (L120). FF Davan (E231), FF Dileo (E231)

 

The Officers & Members of E231/L120/Bn44 welcome our 3 new Probationary Firefighters – FF Anthony Delio (E231), FF Connor Davan (E231), and FF Matthew Redden to Watkins Street. Each of our new probies have family members with a great passion for Brooklyn firefighting.  FF Delio (uncle Frank Campisi, FF L107 and a legendary DI at The Rock), FF Redden (father Kevin, FF L113 and the current Senior Man), and FF Davan (father Brian, current BC D-7, and former member of E231/L120).  FF Davan, whose grandfather was the legendary 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Bill Feehan (9/11 Never Forget) also becomes the 20th Father-Son combination to work on Watkins Street! Best of luck to our newest members as you begin your career on the Greatest Job in the world. We welcome you aboard, stay safe.

 

“The Tradition Continues…

Nov
6
2016

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Michael Carroll!

Congratulations Mike & Bailey!!

Congratulations Mike & Bailey!!

Watkins Street would like to congratulate FF Mike Carroll (L120) and his beautiful bride Bailey on their recent nuptials. Mike and Bailey were recently married and celebrated with family and friends in Staten Island. A good time was had by all and we wish the best of luck to the Carrolls as they start their lives together!