TO E231 L120 BN44: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! STAY LOW LET IT BLOW.
RET FF DONALD R. HEALY Passed To A Higher Level on 1-29-21 at 83 yrs of age in Jacksonville Beach Fla...Services already held....Don was appointed as a FF in LAD*2..then worked in .LAD*120 & R*2 & a was LT in BN*13 working in R*3 & LAD*23 where he was injured & RET in 1983....he was a USMC Veteran ....i worked with Don in R*2 ....he was an aggressive & knowledgeable FF who always had a joke or impersonation to lighten the mood......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ......google the "Florida Times Union" newspaper for a full obituary .
ON MAY 31ST, 2021, THE FDNY REMEMBERS WITH GREAT GRATITUDE, ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
Today May 4, 2021 is International Firefighters Day, on behalf of the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY recognizes firefighters worldwide for their commitment and dedication to service. The FDNY sends their thanks and appreciation to the FDNY firefighters for everything they do to keep New Yorkers safe.
Brothers here is some info on a former Watkins St Member.....RET FF WALTER LUEDEKE LAD*120...LAD*55...LAD*53..... On 2-11-21 at 90 yrs of age....RET 7-2-88 after 30 yrs OTJ ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....In lieu of flowers donate to ... www.welfoundation.com/about-2/.............Viewing/Visitation: Flynn FH 139 Stage Rd. Monroe, NY 10950 Saturday 2/20/2021 12:00 - 1:30 PM Funeral Mass: St. Anastasia RC Church 21 North Main Street Harriman, NY Saturday 2/20/2021 2:00 PM Interment to follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery OBIT & PHOTO..... www.flynnfh.com/obituary/Walter-Luedke
ATTENTION E231 L120 & THE CHIEF: OUTSTANDING WORK REGARDING THE ELEVATOR SHAFT INCIDENT ON 01/15/21, STAY LOW LET IT BLOW.
ATTENTION E231 L120 & THE CHIEF: ON 08/27/20 THE FDNY WISHED RETIRED 44 BATTALION CHIEF ORLENCE "DAN" ORVIS A HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, RETIRED CHIEF ORVIS IS THE DEPARTMENTS OLDEST LIVING CHIEF.
TO E231 L120 BN44: UNFORTUNATELY, I DONT HAV INFO FOR A SPECIFIC SALVAGE UNIT, BUT HERE IS SOME INFO IN REGARDS TO THE FIRE PATROL WHICH MAY BE HELPFUL. IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLUMBERS, THE NEW YORK FIRE PATROL WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE FDNY. FROM COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL FIRES, THE FIRE PATROL RESPONDED, THE PATROLMEN WHO WERE ISSUED RED HELMETS INSTEAD OF BLACK ONES, WERE DEDICATED AND EAGER TO PERFORM PROFESSIONAL SALVAGE DUTY. IT WASNT UNTIL 1867 WHEN THE PATROL BECAME CHARTERED AS A PAID SALVAGE SERVICE MANAGED BY THE BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS. THE CHARTER REQUIRED COMPANIES INSURING PROPERTY IN NEW YORK TO PAY A YEARLY TAX WHICH WAS USED TO PAY ALL SALVAGE MEMBERS. FOR A QUICKER RESPONSE TIME, THE PATROL STEAM ENGINES WERE PUT OUT OF SERVICE AND REPLACED BY GASOLINE POWERED VEHICLES BETWEEN 1910 AND 1916. EXTRA SALVAGE COMPANIES WERE PUT INTO SERVICE, THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 10 COMPANIES AND APPROXIMATELY 400 PATROLMEN. SALVAGE UNITS WERE BEING PLACED OUT OF SERVICE IN THE 1930'S, BY 1960 ONLY THREE CITIES HAD ACTIVE PATROL COMPANIES. THE BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS OF NEW YORK UNFORTUNATELY ORDERED LOCAL CHAPTERS TO END FIRE SALVAGE SERVICES AND LET NEW YORKS BRAVEST HANDLE SALVAGE WORK. ON OCTOBER 15TH, 2006, THE REMAINING PATROL COMPANIES WERE NO LONGER IN SERVICE BEING THE LAST OF THE PATROLS IN THE UNITED STATES.
HEY NOW! ATTENTION E231 L120: CONGRATS TO THE NEW MEMBERS AT THE HOUSE, STAY LOW LET IT BLOW.
Hello BROTHERS...glad to see some new entries on your Great website which is totally fitting for a Great FH....i always enjoyed working in or with Watkins St.....i had been checking in however there were no new posts for quite awhile.....to all in the latests ones Congratulations on the Promos & REST IN PEACE to LT Pete Mc G. & 44 Seymour RESPECT DUE....Jack Kleehaas FDNY 68-09.
IN BROOKLYN ATTENTION E231 L120 BN44: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, STAY SAFE
I know there was a document several years ago from L120 tower ladder firefighting in Brownsville. Is this document still available? I would a copy. Thanks
Hey, Watkins Street, i got a call from a brother named Joe (L120) to see how i and all other watkins st. gang members are doing. What a nice idea, you guys are the greatest! I left W. S. in 1976 and that call made me feel GREAT! Thanks, Brothers,Stay safe! Bomar
ATTENTION E231 L120 BN44: STAY SAFE
Hallo! Just came across the photo of the "Fire Salvage Unit No. 1" old International. Not sure if somebody already let you know some history around the unit and apparatus, but all I know is that (according to the Wheels Of The Bravest FDNY apparatus book by John Calderone and Jack Lerch) the rig was purchased back in 1972 for the then newly organized Model Cities Fire Salvage Unit. The Model Cities was a federal program for disadvantaged youths. The Fire Salvage Unit No. 1 (or "Salvage 1 Brooklyn") was organized May 18, 1972 at 2581 Atlantic Ave. and relocated several times before it was disbanded Dec. 2, 1986. The truck was gasoline powered with automatic transmission and power steering and carried salvage equipment and covers, generators, floodlights, smoke ejectors, submersible pumps, water vacuums, saws, masks, forcible entry tools and portable extinguishers. Not 100% sure but it's possible that the rig was probably manned by volunteers and only the driver and officer were FDNY members. Hope this helps a bit. Best regards from Czech Republic & take care! David
Good job! Thanks for the work and keep it up!
I am the current owner of the former L120, MT7302, '74 CF600 mack 75' arealscope. I was wondering if it was possible that you may have a picture or 2 of the apparatus when it was in service. I'm seriously considering. A restoration to its original service condition. I appreciate the help.
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Remembering my dad, Captain Brendan F. McCormick, who passed a year ago today. My dad loved the job! He especially loved the men he served with in Engine 231!!! May God bless you all and keep you safe. Dad, you are remembered, missed and loved every day.