100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO BUSHWICK
The Bushwick section of Brooklyn was
settled in 1660 by the Dutch. The original Dutch name for the area was
Boswijck meaning "heavy woods". The Town of Bushwick was annexed
by Brooklyn along with the Town of Williamsburg in 1854. Bushwick remained
a farming community until the mid 1880's, at which time the area had a
German influence. With this influx of Germans the area was known for its
breweries, with eleven breweries operating between 1850 to 1880. By the
1880's an elevated railroad line to Manhattan was built and the area started
The citizens of Bushwick partitioned
the City Fathers for better services including fire protection from Brooklyn.
Bushwick had two engines and one ladder company in the northern portions
and none in the south. The southern area had been built up and the need
for another fire engine was felt.
On December 20, 1895, the Fire Department
completed the purchase of a lot from Mary L. Mintonge for $2,400.00. The
lot located on Central Avenue near Van Voorhis (now Decatur) Street measures
25 feet in the front and 100 feet deep. A new fire company for Bushwick
known as Engine 52 would be placed in service in a new three story house
once it was finished. On May 20, 1896, the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper reports
the competition in building the new firehouse as being rather stiff with
many contractors picking up plans. The new house would be the first of
its kind in Brooklyn, with a roof top garden for the firemen's leisure
time between alarms. Most of the contractors wanted to be the first to
build this house with a garden that would be copied through out the Country.
The winning contractor was Leonard Brothers and he built the house for
Brooklyn placed Engine 52 and Chemical
Engine 1 in service on April 1, 1897. Chemical Engine 1 was placed in service
in its house on Driggs Street. The new house on Central Avenue took up
the whole lot, 25 x 100 feet. The first floor had room for the apparatus
and stalls for five horses in the rear. The second floor contained two
dormitories, the front one is for the Foreman and is also the office for
the company. The second dormitory contains the beds and lockers for the
rest of the crew. The third floor which is smaller than the second would
be turn into a club house for the men while on duty. The garden would be
on the roof of the second floor with poles for the shade awnings. The front
exterior had red bricks with sandstone ornamental decorations.
The first crew of Engine 52 was Foreman
Edward Eichhorn, Assistant Foreman Louis Hauck, Engineer Charles J. Heed,
and firemen; C.F. Kuprian, C.M. Bampton, Charles Ulleman, John Dreeke,
Peter J. Riles, Francis T. Bowers, Henry Gottlock, James W. McGehan and
William Collier. The first steam fire engine was an 1897 LaFrance 3rd size
and an 1897 P. J. Barrett Hose Wagon.
A fireman life was very hard for a
family man. The work schedule was simple, 24 hours a day, six days on and
one day off. He could go home for meals twice a day for two hours. As bad
as the hours were there were always men looking to be firemen. A year's
salary was around $1000.00 or about thirteen cents an hour.
The Cities of New York (including the Bronx), Brooklyn, Long Island City, parts of Western Queens, and Staten Island merged into the five Boroughs of New York City on January 1, 1898. Engine 52 officially became part of the FDNY on January 28th. On October 1, 1899, Engine 52 was renumbered to Engine 152 to avoid confusion with Engine 52 in the Bronx.
Special Order 11, dated January 31,
1900, temporarily organized Division 9 on February 1. 1900, and quartered
in with Engine 152. Division 9's district included Battalions 27th, 29th,
and 34th, (now 37th, 39th, & 44th) and the outlying area of Queens,
which was all of Queens except for Long Island City. The first Deputy Chief
of the Ninth Division was William H. Delehanty. Division 13 replaced Division
9 on April 15, 1906 and remained on Central Avenue.
The Fire Department since consolidation
had neglected Brooklyn until 1912. During this time the Queens volunteer
fire companies were being replaced with new paid companies. Many areas
in Brooklyn were also growing and fire protection was lacking in these
new areas. During 1913 the Fire Commissioner added twenty six new companies
in Brooklyn and Queens. Because of this growth Engine 152 was renumbered
to Engine 252. Engine 277, a new company was also added to Bushwick during
this growth time.
By the late 1920's Queens was growing
and the number of fires was on the increased. Division 13 was responding
more into Queens and on February 1, 1927, Division 13 moved closed to Queens
and Engine 236's quarters at 998 Liberty Avenue. Even with this move Division
13 would be relocated into Queens on January 1, 1930. To fill the void
left by Division 13, Division 15 was organized on the same day at Engine
After thirty six years of use the firehouse
on Central Avenue was remodeled with both Engine 252 and Division 15 moving
to Engine 233 on February 14, 1933. The City spent $10,000.00 for the remodeling
of the building. Both companies moved back on April 19, 1933.
On November 1, 1948, the boundary lines
of the Brooklyn Divisions were redrawn and Division 15 moved from Engine
252 to Engine 233 at 243 Hull Street. The 1960s brought a heavier work
load to the Bushwick section of Brooklyn and the fourth Division to be
established in Engine 252's quarters organized. Division 17 would see service
from October 18, 1969 to July 1, 1975 and comprise of Battalions 28, 37,
38 and 57. The budget crunch of 1975 put an end for the 17th Division and
many other companies.
A firehouse is used for more than housing
fire apparatus and over the years most firehouses have been used for other
proposes. On August 1, 1955, the Fire Department started a Fire Prevention
program in each Division throughout the City. The Fire Prevention office
for Division 15 was located in with Engine 252. The office moved on July
14, 1961 to Engine 277's quarters.
During the 1970's several areas of
the City were hit with arson fires and Buskwick was no exception. Many
of these fires were set in vacant buildings and would spread to occupied
structures. Most of these buildings were heavy timber construction, brick,
and had fire on several floors upon arrival. One of these fire was on July
18, 1977 in which Engine 252 was third due. Box 767 was sounded on that
hot sticky day for a fire in a five story vacant building. It took a fifth
alarm assignment and a borough call to Manhattan to control this fire.
When it was over 32 buildings would be destroyed. Two days later a third
alarm was sounded for box 793 for a five story vacant factory building.
This trend would continue until the mid 1980's.
In the 132 year history of the F.D.N.Y.
over 700 members have paid the supreme sacrifice with their life. Engine
252 had one member give his life while protecting the citizens of New York
City. On July 17, 1920, Fireman Harry Wilson gave his life in the performance
of his duty. The company was responding to a telephone pole on fire at
Irving and Putman Avenues. While mounting the rig in front of quarters,
Wilson slipped and fell under the rear wheels of the apparatus. The weight
of the fire truck crushed his leg and he received internal injuries. He
was taken to Wyckoff Hospital were his right leg was amputated. He died
of his injuries at 11:15 that night. Fireman Wilson was 41 years old and
left a widow. He was buried at St. Johns Cemetery in Queens.
Today, Engine 252 has been serving the citizens of Brooklyn and Queens for the past 100 years faithfully. Regardless of the need, a fire, EMS, or a water leak Engine 252 is ready for any kind of emergency.
Today, Engine 252 has been serving the citizens of Brooklyn and Queens for the past 100 years faithfully. Regardless of the need, a fire, EMS, or a water leak Engine 252 is ready for any kind of emergency. READY TO FIGHT FIRE. --------------- Two New Engine Companies Organized This Afternoon Two fire companies were organized to-day, one an engine company, No. 52 on Central avenue, near Van Voorhees street; the other a chemical apparatus force, on South First Street and Driggs avenue. Company No. 52 is in charge of Edward Eichhorn, while the chemical organization is headed by Assistant Foreman Pownell. At the opening of the house of No. 52 Commissioner Bryant, Alderman Francisco and other officials were present. The house is a model in its way, one feature of it being a roof garden. Alderman Francisco had much to do with having the company established. The house No. 52 is a model of its kind. It is built of red brick and occupies the entire lot -- 100x25 feet. The force is composed as follows: Foreman Edward Eichhorn, Assistant Forman Louis Hauck; engineer Charles J. Heed; firemen, C. F. Kuprian, C. M. Bampton, Charles Ulleman, John Dreek, Peter J. Riley, F. T. Bowes, Henry Gottlock, James W. McGehan and William Colyer. The officer’s business quarters are located in the front of the building over the apparatus, while overhead there is a commodious day room, which will be equipped with a combination pool and billiard table and other pleasant devices for passing a leisure hour. The apparatus will consist of a steam fire engine, hose wagon and four horses. District Inspector Gallagher will have charge of the new house. Newspaper article on Engine 52 being placed in service from the Brooklyn Eagle of April 1, 1897. THE LAST ALARM Fireman 1st grade Harry Wilson HEADQUARTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT CITY OF NEW YORK ------- __________ SPECIAL ORDER New York, July, 19, 1920 No. 127 _________________ I With regret, the death of Fireman 1st grade Harry Wilson, of Engine Co. 252, which occurred at 11.15 P. M., July 17, 1920, the result of injuries received while responding to Station 1214, at 9.04 P. M., July 17, 1920, is hereby announced to the Depart-ment. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire Department goes out to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased in the midst of the great loss which they and the Department have sustained. Funeral will take place from No. 308 Linden Street, Borough of Brooklyn, at 9.30 A. M., Wednesday, July 21, 1920. Interment at St. Johns Cemetery. THE FOLLOWING FUNERAL HONORS ARE ORDERED: A detail of thirty men (six as pallbearers), consisting of two men each from the 31st to 41st Battalions, inclusive, and the 45th, 46th, 48th and 49th Battalions, under the command of Lieutenant Martin Mangels, Engine Co. 222, together with the members of Engine Co. 252, who will follow the hearse as mourners, will report, in full uniform, at the quarters of Engine Co. 277, No. 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, at 9 A. M., proceed to above address, thence to St. Pancras Church, De Boo Place and Myrtle Avenue Glendale, and after services, will accompany the remains a reasonable distance, when detail will be dismissed and returned to quarters. (White gloves to be worn). July 17, 1920 Fireman 1st grade Harry Wilson was killed while boarding the fire apparatus in front of quarters after finishing his evening meal. Engine 252 was enroute to a fire on an electrical pole at _______. Fireman Wilson trying to board the speeding rig lost his footing and fell under the rig, amputating his right leg and suffering from internal injuries. He was taken to Wyckoff Heights Hospital were he died later that night. He lived at _______ and was married. (De Boo Place is now 68th Street.). IN THE NEWSPAPERS APRIL 1, 1897 April 1 is a Thursday. The weather is fair until Friday night, slighty warmer during Friday with northeastern winds with a high of 51 degrees. 1) Andrew D. White of New York City is named the ambassador to Germany by President William McKinley. 2) Thirty million dollars is being requested from Albany for the building of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Even though Brooklyn will not be part of the City of New York for another nine months it will start paying its share of the cost. 3) A new apartment house having sixty apartment will be built at the corner of Clinton and Dekalb Avenues. The area residences are up in arms over the construction of this $300,000 building. 4) The first meeting of the New Charter for the consolidation of New York City & Brooklyn met in New York City. 5) A major snow storm has stranded trains in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Nebraska has four feet of snow and temperatures at zero and below. In Minneapolis an ice jam on the Mississippi river breaks relieving the flooding up river. Along with the ice going down river is 25 million logs, destroying bridges. 6) A tax on the new product, chewing gum is being considered. A tax of 10 cent a pound on the main ingredient, chickle, which is totally imported from Mexico. The big manufacturers of chewing gum claim they will be put out of business by the new tax. 7) Golfers from the region met last night at Delmonico to form a Metropolitan golf league. 8) Brooklyn School Board is in need of $2,500,000. New York City objects to giving any of the $12,500,000 it receives to Brooklyn before consoldation. A bill in Albany for the $2.5 million for the Brooklyn schools will not pass before the consoldation. Once the Cities merge the bill will die. New schools are needed in E. New York, Flatlands, a new high school in the Eastern District and Erasmus Hall will have to be expanded. 9) Fire starts in the kitchen of a restrauant at 1182 Bedford Avenue this morning. The fire damages 1178, 1180, and 1184 Bedford Avenue. Total damage comes to $6,000. 10) A warrant is issused for Policeman Frank L. Rohrs of the Bergin Street Station. He failed to keep his promise of marriage to Annie Groom. He requested and received a three day leave to get married. He never showed up for the wedding and was absent without leave. The Brooklyn Eagle reports “He’s been on the Force a year and half during which time he had made by no means a banner record”. 11) The new Funk & Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary is selling for $1.00 at Joseph H. Bauland Co., The Great Cash Store at Fulton and Duffield Streets. 12) At Wanamaker Department Store, Broadway to 4th Avenue, between 9th & 10th Street in Manhattan is selling three models of the Humber Bicycles for 1897, $115.00 to $122.50. 13) The Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper cost three cents a day. ROLL CALL OF ENGINE 252 CAPTAINS Capt. Edward Eichhorn 1897 - ???? Capt. Henry B. Burtis 1904 - 1912 Capt. Richard H. Collins 1912 - 1913 Capt. Henry Helios 1913 - 1913 Capt. John W. Jennings 1913 - 1915 Capt. Bernard Dillion 1915 - 1921 Capt. Matthew P. Fitzpatrick 1921 - 1927 Capt. James H. Murry 1927 - 1932 Capt. Peter F. Connor 1932 - 1945 Capt. James Curry 1945 - 1954 Capt. Terence G. McPartland 1954 - 1958 Capt. John M. Mikulasovich 1958 - 1973 Capt. James J. Johnson 1973 - 1976 Capt. Eugene E. Hoynes 1976 - 1976 Capt. John E. Basti 1976 - 1977 Capt. Raymond J. Berge 1977 - 1977 Capt. Gerald W. Hopkins 1977 - 1985 Capt. Eugene R. O’Dell 1985 - 1990 Capt. James M. Keene 1990 - 1991 Capt. William Loeber 1991 - 1994 Capt. Stephen G. Rasweiler 1994 - Active LIEUTENTANTS Lt. Louis Hauck 1897 - ???? Lt. John N. Hartman 1903 - 1905 Lt. Arthur J. Robb 1905 - 1906 Lt. Daniel Wall 1906 - 1918 Lt. Henry C. Kreimeier 1906 - 1911 Lt. Edwin J. Howe 1918 - 1935 Lt. John V. Summers 1927 - 1936 Lt. Benjamin F. Carter 1936 - 1940 Lt. James L. Curtis 1938 - 1941 Lt. Otto Schneiderhan 1938 - 1939 Lt. James Curry 1939 - 1940 Lt. Gabriel J. Colasurdo 1940 - 1942 Lt. Felix A. Dolan 1940 - 1947 Lt. James Curry 1941 - 1945 Lt. Joseph J. Valentine 1942 - 1967 Lt. Arthur O’Leary 1945 - 1956 Lt. Frederick Roxbury 1945 - 1945 Lt. David J. Holtzman 1950 - ???? Lt. John M. Simmons (2) 1953 - 1955 Lt. Arthur R. Wood 1953 - 1955 Lt. Luigi Bianca 1955 - 1959 Lt. George O’Chester 1955 - 1963 Lt. Francis K. Miller 1959 - 1962 Lt. John Pizzo 1962 - 1965 Lt. Robert P. Karney 1963 - 1966 Lt. Peter J. Eisemann 1965 - 1973 Lt. Joseph Fronczkowski 1967 - 1970 Lt. Francis K. Herlihy 1973 - ???? Lt. Robert A. Sisto 1973 - 1979 Lt. John C. Baal 1976 - 1976 Lt. Gerard Heffernan 1976 - 1982 Lt. Francis W. Schecker 1976 - 1977 Lt. Joseph M. Adams 1977 - 1980 Lt. John H. Pasquale 1979 - 1989 Lt. Roger W. Donnellan 1980 - 1981 Lt. Carmine J. Buro 1981 - 1991 Lt. Raymond G. Edmonson 1982 - ???? Lt. Daniel Rella 1990 - Active Lt. Michael Sialiano 1994 - Active Lt. Lee Fischer 1995 - Active ENGINEER OF STEAMER Eng. Charles J. Heed 1897 - 1904 Eng. Samuel Roxbury 1902 - 1903 Eng. Charles F. Kuprian 1904 - 1910 Eng. Louis Dietz 1905 - 1906 Eng. Casper Kraft 1906 - 1911 Eng. Harvey Hibbard 1911 - 1915 Eng. Wiliam Ross #2 1911 - 1911 Eng. George C. Strauss 1911 - 1915 Eng. Casper Kraft 1915 - 1921 Eng. Patrick A. Meaney 1915 - 1917 Eng. Fred L. Dulaff 1917 - 1919 Eng. Victor W. Hauschild 1920 - 1926 FIREMAN FF. Eugene J. Fergin ???? - 1898 FF. Michael Fitzgerald ???? - 1903 FF. Francis M. Fallon ???? - 1913 FF. Lee Ielpe ???? - 1971 FF. C. M. Bamptom 1897 - ???? FF. Henry Gottlock 1897 - 1897 FF. Charles F. Kuprian 1897 - 1904 FF. William J. Collier 1897 - 1908 FF. John Dreeke 1897 - 1908 FF. Francis Bowers 1897 - 1909 FF. Charles Alleman 1897 - 1911 FF. James W. McGehan 1897 - ???? FF. Peter J. Riles 1897 - ???? FF. James J. Cozine 1898 - 1911 FF. James J. Walsh 1899 - 1902 FF. Harry M. Walsh 1901 - 1903 FF. William A. Mulligan 1901 - 1904 FF. John Connor 1902 - 1903 FF. Louis Dietz 1902 - 1903 FF. Anthony D. Diamond 1903 - 1904 FF. George V. Kane 1903 - 1904 FF. Henry A. Mapes 1903 - 1903 FF. Harry M. Spear 1903 - 1905 FF. Joseph F. Barrett 1903 - 1906 FF. George V. Kane 1903 - 1904 FF. Anthony D. Diamond 1904 - 1906 FF. Albert Hunter 1904 - 1906 FF. William A. Mulligan 1904 - 1906 FF. Charles Payne 1904 - 1905 FF. H. Scheiukert 1904 - ???? FF. John H. Conk 1904 - 1904 FF. Joseph A. Ledogar 1904 - 1907 FF. John Connor 1904 - 1909 FF. George V. Kane 1904 - 1917 FF. Lester W. Pett 1905 - 1907 FF. William E. Rogers 1906 - 1911 FF. Edward F. McGann 1907 - 1916 FF. Richard J. O’Connor 1 1907 - 1913 FF. Patrick Quirke 1907 - 1907 FF. Stephen A. Byrnes 1908 - 1910 FF. Lester Pett 1908 - 1908 FF. John Scherer 1908 - 1915 FF. Llyod H. Smith 1908 - 1911 FF. Jeremiah P. Hopkins 1909 - 1913 FF. Joseph A. Ledogar 1909 - 1915 FF. Lester W. Pett 1909 - 1913 FF. Charles Hessner 1910 - 1920 FF. Frederick S. Kuhle 1911 - 1913 FF. Harry Wilson 1911 - 1919 FF. Henry C. Lang 1912 - 1943 FF. Jacob Binder 1913 - 1934 FF. Emil Schoeck 1913 - 1918 FF. James E. Seger 1913 - 1916 FF. Andrew J. Englert 1914 - 1919 FF. Lester W. Pett 1915 - 1915 FF. James A. Rymer 1915 - 1924 FF. William V. Werner 1915 - 1916 FF. Jeremiah P. Hopkins 1916 - 1917 FF. William J. Fischer 1916 - 1918 FF. William Phillips 1916 - 1918 FF. Charles F. Frothingham 1917 - 1922 FF. John W. Fugerer 1917 - 1919 FF. Joseph F. Froelick 1918 - 1919 FF. William A. Gillan 1918 - 1920 FF. James W. Kelly 1918 - 1918 FF. Harvey M. Waldron 1918 - 1928 FF. Charles J. Leitgeb 1919 - 1920 FF. Frederic E. Mayer 1919 - 1936 FF. Gustave A. Reinhard 1919 - 1928 FF. Charles Anderson 1920 - 1923 FF. William J. Clifford 1920 - 1922 FF. Edward W. Cook 1920 - 1930 FF. William H. Fogarty 1920 - 1923 FF. Frank Henenlotter 1920 - 1921 FF. John L. Holian 1920 - 1925 FF. John J. Walsh #4 1920 - 1927 FF. Harry Wilson 1920 - 1920 FF. Adolph O. Zimmerman 1920 - 1936 FF. Charles A. De Castilla 1921 - 1940 FF. Franklyn H. George 1921 - 1924 FF. Thomas F. J. Adams 1923 - 1940 FF. William J. Clifford 1923 - 1940 FF. Edward Bredin 1924 - 1937 FF. John Collins 1924 - 1924 FF. Walter E. Beuerman 1925 - 1941 FF. Thomas F. Connelly 1925 - 1928 FF. Henry F. Kamps 1925 - 1939 FF. Carl E. Jefferies 1926 - 1936 FF. Alexander Joseph 1926 - 1928 FF. Patrick Quirke 1926 - 1929 FF. Felix A. Dolan 1928 - ???? FF. James A. Hughes 1928 - 1929 FF. Joseph J. Kaufman 1928 - 1930 FF. Frank Groene 1929 - 1937 FF. Peter J. Powell 1929 - 1932 FF. Edward A. White 1930 - 1939 FF. Gilbert M. Fish 1931 - 1932 FF. Henry L. Schrage, Jr. 1931 - 1937 FF. James J. Neville 1934 - 1934 FF. Arthur J. A. O'Leary 1934 - 1938 FF. Francis W. Beihl 1935 - 1937 FF. Fritz E. A. Johanssen 1935 - 1938 FF. Felix J. Matzen 1935 - 1941 FF. Daniel O’Kane 1935 - 1942 FF. Charles H. Bach 1936 - 1971 FF. Richard M. Dooley 1936 - 1958 FF. Andrew E. Kroha 1936 - ???? FF. Charles O. Burke 1937 - 1941 FF. Manuell Fishbein 1937 - 1939 FF. Joseph May 1937 - 1937 FF. Patrick M. Phelan 1937 - 1963 FF. Salvatore Porrazzo 1937 - 1958 FF. John J. Salata 1937 - 1941 FF. Abraham Stampler 1937 - 1938 FF. Vincent J. Veich 1937 - 1939 FF. James M. Welsh 1937 - 1939 FF. Robert J. Werdann 1937 - 1944 FF. Frederick G. Bloom 1937 - 1943 FF. Peter A. Joyce 1937 - 1939 FF. William F. Lynch 1938 - 1938 FF. Vito Pandolfo 1938 - 1939 FF. Daniel A. Rogan 1938 - 1944 FF. Henry L. Schrage, Jr 1938 - 1940 FF. Edward W. Thoden 1938 - 1943 FF. Ruben Kas 1939 - 1941 FF. Nathan Kellett 1939 - 1944 FF. Arthur Rybicki 1939 - 1962 FF. Michael J. Burke 1940 - 1942 FF. Eugene T. Fitzpatrick 1940 - 1941 FF. Ralph H. Trenka 1940 - 1947 FF. Thomas E. Cleary 1941 - 1947 FF. John V. Dunne 1941 - 1942 FF. Charles J. Hess 1941 - 1943 FF. James Moire 1941 - 1945 FF. George Neumann 1941 - 1943 FF Arthur J. A. O’Leary 1941 - 1945 FF. Seymore Soloman 1941 - 1943 FF. Carl E. B. Youngquiest 1941 - 1946 FF. Thomas E. Holden 1942 - 1942 FF. Paul Vecchione 1942 - 1952 FF. Gabriel J. Aleksunas 1943 - 1947 FF. Max J. Herer 1943 - ???? FF. Frederick G. Stegeman 1943 - 1958 FF. Frank E. Stumpf 1943 - 1962 FF. Thomas Cosgrove 1944 - 1944 FF. Matthew F. Dylewski 1944 - 1958 FF. David Gurian 1944 - 1946 FF. William J. Kohlamnn 1944 - 1959 FF. Frank R. Schwartz 1944 - 1946 FF. Frank E. Damato 1945 - 1954 FF. George R. Neumann 1945 - 1946 FF. Arthur J. A. O'Leary 1945 - 1956 FF. Vincent Tortorice 1945 - 1956 FF. Paul Johnson 1946 - 1948 FF. George C. Leonhardt 1946 - 1947 FF. Charles Lynch 1946 - 1948 FF. Harold Nachimson 1946 - 1947 FF. Henry F. Reder 1946 - 1946 FF. Max Silberman 1946 - 1954 FF. Edward Thoden 1946 - 1948 FF. Sebastian L. Glianna 1947 - 1964 FF. Harold T. Planin 1947 - 1967 FF. John A. Rapp 1947 - 1957 FF. Harold Schaffer 1947 - 1959 FF. Peter D. Finn 1948 - 1959 FF. William J. Fitzpatrick 1948 - 1958 FF. Constantine O’Neill 1948 - 1951 FF. Michael W. O’Dwye r 1949 - ???? FF. John T. Burns 1949 - 1957 FF. Lester Vail 1950 - 1953 FF. Arthur R. Wood 1953 - 1955 FF. Dominick R. Balducci 1953 - 1959 FF. Edward F. Danowski 1953 - 1971 FF. Sam Fortunato 1953 - ???? FF. Paul C. Gabriel 1953 - 1973 FF. Peter Ryan 1954 - 1955 FF. Jerome P. Fettinger 1955 - 1960 FF. Joseph W. Archbold 1957 - 1957 FF. Frank P. D’ Addario 1957 - 1976 FF. Dominick F. D’errico 1957 - 1959 FF. Vincent J. Gafforio 1957 - 1967 FF. John F. Haley 1957 - 1960 FF. Edward F. Holleran 1958 - 1967 FF. Louis A. Matteo 1958 - 1963 FF. Jerry F. Testa 1958 - 1969 FF. George Dennis 1959 - 1989 FF. Russell A. LeClair 1959 - 1971 FF. Edward W. Madigan 1959 - 1972 FF. David F. Stevenson 1959 - 1959 FF. Ray A. Jones 1959 - 1976 FF. Raphael A. Bartolo 1960 - 1968 FF. Robert R. Johnson 1960 - 1961 FF. Thomas R. McCarthy 1960 - 1969 FF. Stanley R. Slade 1960 - 1977 FF. Timothy McCormick 1961 - 1974 FF. John F. Eich 1962 - 1977 FF. Theodore Barth 1963 - 1967 FF. Kenneth Kabon 1963 - 1964 FF. Joseph Kazlauskas 1963 - 1978 FF. Robert S. Mac Arthur 1963 - 1976 FF. Joseph J. Spofford 1963 - 1971 FF. Andrew H. Thorne 1963 - 1965 FF. Peter A. Caporaso 1964 - 1979 FF. Rudolf Demaria 1964 - 1965 FF. Charles J. Elder 1966 - 1986 FF. John J. Fichter 1966 - ???? FF. Frederick Burger 1967 - 1990 FF. George S. Cunningham 1967 - 1970 FF. Dennis T. Grace 1967 - ???? FF. George C. Hargett 1967 - 1975 FF. Charles M. Partenio 1967 - 1991 FF. Arthur W. Anwander 1968 - 1978 FF. Vincent J. Gafforio 1968 - 1970 FF. Ramon Garay 1969 - 1979 FF. Williams Roberts 1970’s FF. John J. O’Neill 1970 - 1977 FF. Anthony Orsano 1970 - 1978 FF. Bernabe Paredes 1970 - 1988 FF. John Martino 1971 - 1974 FF. Thomas r. McCarthy 1972 - 1973 FF. Charles G. Daley 1972 - 1988 FF. Kenneth Rosenzweig 1972 - 1986 FF. Arthur H. Wohlgemuth 1972 - 1988 FF. William M. Cetto 1973 - 1975 FF. Albert P. Bowmaster 1974 - 1978 FF. James J. McGuinness 1974 - Active FF. Arthur Happel 1975 - 1977 FF. George C. Hargett 1976 - 1992 FF. William Cetto 1976 - 1983 FF. Thomas J. Kuveikis 1977 - 1978 FF. Roy Richburg 1977 - 1979 FF. Michael J. Wasko 1977 - 1991 FF. Robert A. Cimei 1978 - 1980 FF. Jeffrey A. Converse 1978 - Active FF. John A. Hindle 1978 - 1981 FF. Richard M. Sweeney 1978 - Active FF. Sterling E. Alves 1979 - 1988 FF. James H. Graham 1979 - 1982 FF. James J. Hothersall 1979 - Active FF. James J. Kelly 1979 - 1987 FF. Neal King 1979 - 1981 FF. Chris E. Wesarg 1979 - Active FF. Walter Zbryski 1979 - 1984 FF. Brian W. Casse 1981 - Active FF. James J. Coffey 1981 - 1982 FF. James J. Schumeyer 1981 - Active FF. James J. Cammarano 1982 - 1992 FF. John J. Wilson 1982 - Active FF. Steven R. Boehm 1983 - 1991 FF. Patrick W. Klein 1983 - 1993 FF. William J. Duffy 1984 - Active FF. Stephen Grabher 1984 - 1994 FF. Charles Ingrassia 1984 - 1993 FF. Richard A. Kuzniewski 1984 - Active FF. Peter J. Langone 1987 - Active FF. Roy Richburg 1988 - 1991 FF. Michael J. DeRudder 1989 - 1994 FF. Martin J. McHale 1989 - Active FF. Gregory A. Patos 1990 - Active FF. Daniel Rella 1990 - Active FF. George Ebert 1991 - 1997 FF. Mike LaRosa 1991 - Active FF. Chad E. Trusnovec 1991 - 1994 FF. Thomas Meehan 1991 - Active FF. Kenneth Kazokas 1992 - Active FF. Albert Ciarolo 1994 - Active FF. John J. Donnelly (2) 1994 - Active FF. James T. O’Connor 1994 - Active FF. Peter Barbagallo 1995 - 1996 FF. Douglas A. Diem, Jr. 1995 - Active FF. Kevin M. Prior 1995 - Active FF. Joseph S. McKiernan 1996 - Active FF. John A. DiFilippo 1996- Active FF. Thomas J. Kuveikis 1996 - Active FF. Michael Zofchak 1996 - Active FF. Tarel Coleman 1996 - Active THE RIGS OF ENGINE 252 1897 LaFrance 3rd size steamer #362 April 1, 1897 1897 P. J. Barrett hose wagon #55B April 1, 1897 1907 Rech-Marbaker hose wagon #116B 1907 1919 American LaFrance 700 gpm #2513 May 26, 1919 1931 American LaFrance 700 gpm #7342 July 18, 1931 1938 Ward LaFrance hose wagon #273 November 1, 1948 1952 Ward LaFrance 750 gpm #2976 October 29, 1952 to Engine 324 1963 Mack 1000 gpm #1205 September 16, 1966 from Engine 324 1970 Mack 1000 gpm #MP7009 February 16, 1970 1972 Mack 1000 gpm #MP7237 December 3, 1972 1979 Mack 1000 gpm #MP7812 March 15, 1979 1985 Mack 1000 gpm #MP8507 July 5, 1985 1997 Seagrave 1000 gpm #SP9703
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