Engine Company 76 Manhattan

Engine Company76 was orgainzed April 15, 1904.

E-76 first home at 105 W. 102nd St. it opened on April 15, 1904 and closed on March 18, 1957. E-76 then moved in with Ladder 22 at 766 Amsterdam Ave. Both E-76 and L-22 moved into new quarters at 145 W. 100th St. on Dec. 3, 1960.

             Tue, 09 Dec 1997 17:24:36 -0700
             Patrick Beecher 
             UNIX/NT Operations

I have come across your web page only because my father was a fireman in
your facility back in the 60's..

My father was burned in 1969 coming home from work only to stop and help
a stranger on the bridge.  The vehicle exploded and my father received
3rd degree burns over 45 percent of his body.  It incident was in the
New York Times, however, the article failed to mention that he asked for
help from 3 vehicles crossing the bridge, and each were too afraid to
help a burning man.  My mother was 7 months pregnant while my father
fought for his life.  To me he gave above and beyond his call of duty.

Although I was only 12 at the time, I do remember how kind the fireman
at Engine Co. 76 were to me. If any are alive, I would just like to say
I remember, and THANK-YOU!

I had noticed that metals are given to these brave fireman and wondered
why my father never received a metal for this brave deed.  I searched
for his name, and did not find anything.  He had made Lieutenant just
weeks prior to his accident, and his 15 years in the Fire Dept. left
quite the impression on me, even to this day. My father loved the
Firehouse and so did I.

He did survive with 52 re-constructive surgeries.  We all now live in
Arizona.  I would just like it noted that I feel all fireman are hero's,
but most of all my dad,  Mr. Frank Piccioli , was and always is MY
special hero.


Veronica Piccioli
1182 W. Morelos St.
Chandler, Arizona  85224

by: DONALD VAN HOLT (Ladder 103 / Engine 216 / Ladder 108 Retired, 1983)

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