Engine 231

HISTORY

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CAPTAINS

 

Name Date
Charles D. Ruddy (Foreman) 1892-1895
John J. Ennis (Foreman) 1895-1898
Eugene J. McKenna (Foreman) 1898- 1908
Frederick W. Striffler 1908-1912
Thomas Burdock 1912-1925
Austin J. Gibbons 1925-1926
Richard H. Rau 1926-1927
Richard H. Borden 1927-1927
Benjamin Levy ** 1927-1954
Leo I. Zaslofsky 1954-1958
Thomas McGrath 1958-1961
Thomas Kiernan 1961-1962
Theodore Campbell 1962-1964
Granger Maher 1964-1964
George Gold 1964-1965
John J. McCormack 1965-1968
Joseph L. Padian 1968-1969
Edward V. Wetzel 1969-1973
George J. Bennett 1973-1976
James A. Bauman 1976-1981
Brendan McCormick 1981-1985
Joseph A. Coniglio 1985-1998
Robert T. Higgins 1998-2014
James B. Duggan 2014 – Present

 

** Denotes longest serving Captain

THE RIG

MEDALS

FF Edward W. Steihler -Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal and Dept. Medal

On January. 30th, 1922 – FF Steihler was hung by his ankles by his comrades “pendulum style” from a cornice of a 3 story building at 251 Christopher Ave. to effect the rescue of 5 people who were not within reach of ladders, had no fire escape, and were ready to jump if not for his quick actions.

Lt. Edward F. Gross – Thomas E. Crimmons Memorial Medal

On August 22nd, 1924 Lt. Edward F. Gross rescued a young girl at 2:43AM at 319 Osbourne Street. He carried the girl out via portable ladder without a hoseline in place.

Captain Benjamin Levy – The Stephenson Medal

The Stephenson Medal was awarded to Captain Levy in 1936 for having maintained the best disciplined and most highly efficient company in the Department. Captain Levy would command E231 for an astonishing 27 years!

Lt. Emanual Fried – Franklin D. Roosevelt Medal and Dept. Medal

Awarded for his participation in the removal of a woman from the ruins of a fire and a building collapse at 489 W 184th Street at 11:59PM on December 11, 1946.

Lt. Edward V. Wetzel – Bella Stiefel Medal

On November 4th, 1965 Lt. Wetzel had a confirmed report of children trapped at 712 Stone Ave at 7:20PM. He crawled on his belly under the flames and past the fire to the rear bedroom where he found two children. Shielding them with his own body, he crawled once again past the fire and handed their limp bodies to his awaiting men. The children would survive the harrowing ordeal thanks to Lt. Wetzel’s quick instincts which were done without a mask and before a hoseline was in place.

Captain Joseph A. Coniglio – Doctor. John F. Connell Medal

On May 14th1989 ,E231, under the command of Capt Coniglio, responded to a project fire at 251 Osbourne Street. The job would turn out to be a long stretch to the 5th floor as the Captain entered the apartment well before a hoseline was in place. He was informed that 3 people were trapped in the rearmost bedroom. He quickly made the last room where he physically pulled a woman back in who was on the edge ready to jump. As he awaited water, he would share his air with the three occupants thereby preventing them from further panic and sure certain death.

UNIT CITATIONS

DATE Box # Addres
August 17, 1956 3-3 2100 796-802 Stone Ave
January 11, 1967 2-2 2004 458-462 Georgia Ave
February 10, 1969 3-3 1625 1236 East NY Ave
November 2, 1973 7-5 845 2053 Fulton Street
June 30, 1978 3-3 1996 2712 Atlantic Ave
November 15, 1979 2-2 1718 249 Hinsdale Street
April 02, 1984 1903 334 New Lots Ave
January 16, 1987 2-2 1685 99 Belmont Ave
June 5, 1998 5-5 2044 2530 Atlantic Ave
July 16, 2009 2-2-845 60 Somers Street
July 6, 2012 7-5-1820 224 Logan Street
October 29, 2012 8300 212 Street (Breezy Point)

PRE – HOSPITAL SAVE COMMENDATIONS

DATE Box # Address

RUNS & WORKERS

YEAR
RUNS
WORKERS
OSW
YEAR
RUNS
WORKERS
OSW
1898
70
20
1952
1446
668
1899
94
19
1953
1350
515
1900
90
17
1954
1313
490
1901
115
32
1955
1264
497
1902
150
36
1956
1246
439
1903
166
39
1957
1636
554
1904
204
67
1958
1676
589
1905
237
96
1959
2330
816
1906
242
99
1960
2540
944
1907
322
133
1961
2387
787
1908
464
225
1962
2631
898
1909
369
177
1963
3157
1107
1910
319
136
1964
4935
1271
1911
376
146
1965
6635
1635
818
1912
503
177
1966
4911
1401
610
1913
428
136
1967
4721
1581
674
1914
461
129
1968
5646
2118
824
1915
398
166
1969
6419
2609
949
1916
514
181
1970
7353
2714
821
1917
552
197
1971
7299
2821
865
1918
549
201
1972
7280
2984
837
1919
613
227
1973
5723
3125
1920
658
238
1974
4966
2900
1921
709
269
1975
5219
3296
1922
721
274
1976
5020
3899
1923
696
236
1977
5791
4811
1924
735
280
1978
4570
5615
1925
817
270
1979
4694
3680
1926
856
282
1980
5148
3836
1927
892
275
1981
4400
3100
1928
894
281
1982
4292
3080
1929
984
238
1983
3774
2632
396
1930
1084
266
1984
3840
2682
1931
1125
253
1985
3241
2301
404
1932
1467
298
1986
3008
3001
387
1933
1147
240
1987
3169
2996
310
1934
1015
246
1988
4072
4056
395
1935
887
268
1989
4301
4243
422
1936
794
247
1990
4814
3206
397
1937
752
222
1991
5365
3556
439
1938
740
235
1992
5000
3229
506
1939
811
268
1993
4644
2851
515
1940
737
237
1994
4515
2829
508
1941
806
225
1995
4476
2758
381
1942
655
168
1996
4156
2863
402
1943
759
201
1997
4092
1197
440
1944
671
176
1998
4081
2866
399
1945
794
194
1999
4278
3012
355
1946
792
301
2000
4058
2850
378
1947
760
307
2001
3904
2839
351
1948
931
391
2002
3861
2725
371
1949
1062
276
2003
4011
2777
312
1950
1143
458
2004
4144
2968
393
1951
1065
253
2005
4614
3288
419
2006
4559
3527
461 (140 10-75) (Tie #1 Bklyn)
2007
4425
3540
496 (135 10-75) (#8 in NYC)
2008
4493 3389 442
2009
4470 3338 482
2010
4648 3558 477  (86  10-75)
2011
4233 3239 524  (100  10-75)
2012
4483 3376 473  (99  10-75)
2013
4222 3160 439   (97  10-75)
2014
4660 3363 377   (98  10-75)
2015
2016