I am the son of BC Eugene G. Dowd dec'd 1/27/55 I hope to have the website 44thbattalionmemorial.com up and running again in a few weeks . My prayers are with you guys all the time
IN BROOKLYN ATTENTION ENGINE 231, CONGRATS TO THE TWO PROBIES JOHN HANBROOK AND GERARD ROSCIANO FOR BEING ASSIGNED TO THE BROWNSVILLE ENGINE COMPANY, STAY SAFE.
1953 53 my uncle LT Harry Kemp was a firefighter watkins st , Down from the corner hot dog stand wher "Murder Inc " hung out . Always wanted to be a fire fighter and now a retired Chief
I was member of the Fire Salvage Corps from 1972 t0 1985
To JJ Connolly; what the hell you doing up at 2 and 3 am writing poison pen notes in the guest book? Can't get any 'sack-time' in the big city due to the traffic noise? It was good seeing your name up there and knowing that you're still around. I bet you're surprised I am. Ha, ha!! Take care of yourself.
Thanks for the useful information!
Thank you for keeping me from the dark side. All the members of Watkins St. contributed in this time But, I give special thanks to Battalion Chief Joseph N. Brocco who took me under his wing and showed me the nobility of being the bravest and helping those who cant help themselves, instead of tearing down the neighborhood you live in. I'm forever indebted to him wherever he may be. My gratitude to him gives me happiness and joy when we leave the house to give assistance to our communities.
Was in 120 from 1960 to 1977.....promoted.....Capt. Joe Gates called me & put Bobby Mielle in my group...I said ok & that night they had the laundry fire & the roof collapsed & Bobby was burned to death ????????
ATTENTION ENGINE 231, I HAVE A GREAT IDEA, THE UNIT SHOULD NOW BECOME A SQUAD COMPANY, SQUAD 231. THANK YOU TO THE WATKINS STREET MEMBERS FOR YOUR DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, AND BRAVERY, STAY SAFE.
Good job! Thanks for the work and keep it up!
TO ENGINE COMPANY 231, BROWNSVILLE RIG COMPANY 120, AND BATTALION 44, STAY SAFE.
Knew, & worked with, Mel Harper,,,,,Good Guy !!!