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Who rode the tailboard?

Started by Chris Weber. Last reply by SMOKEnPipesJim Jun 22. 27 Replies

Who all rode the tailboard?

Navy nozzles

Started by Chris Weber. Last reply by SMOKEnPipesJim Mar 15. 12 Replies

Anybody else remember using navy nozzles w/applicator pipes?We still have one on our brush unit.

Howe Fire Apparatus

Started by Chris Weber. Last reply by Chris Weber Mar 1, 2013. 7 Replies

How many of us had/have Howe apparatus?We still have our first new truck,a 1964 IH Howe heavy 1 ton,that is currently our brush truck.

"Keeping Tradition Alive" Pride in ownership, and other fancy College terms

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim Jan 25, 2013. 0 Replies

The  Yellow Oak was  hose  bed  from  Engine 4 in the house   all the tools …Continue

rules n regs circa 1907

Started by SMOKEnPipesJim. Last reply by SMOKEnPipesJim Jan 25, 2013. 10 Replies

Heres a couple of Pages from The Rules & Regulations as set forth BY The Board of Fire Commisioners City Of Bridgeport Connecticut

Jet Axe

Started by Russ. Last reply by Timothy John Dodson Jan 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Anybody rememeber the jet axe?...(and do you still have it?)...."and do the feds know-LOL"did you use it?i saw the episode of emergency when they used it on a ferry fire- cool to see it after all these yearsContinue

nice to see that somebody remembers the old days

Started by Russ. Last reply by larry cooke Jun 25, 2012. 3 Replies

I first got into the fire service on long island in 1979. i was hired as a full time dispatcher by my volunteer department-(good because i had a job-bad because i missed some calls). we had a trunking telephone system between our 5 firehouses and if…Continue

John Bean High pressure pumps

Started by Chris Weber. Last reply by Russ Jan 12, 2012. 4 Replies

Who had the John Bean high pressure units?We had an FMC Ford pumper but it wasn't a John Bean.Would like to hear any opinions.

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Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on July 25, 2013 at 11:42pm

        back in the day   1954  Clickme

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on July 10, 2013 at 2:44pm

click me

this  article highlights  2  careers in the FDNY these men each served over the  course of  Many years 80 years  collectively just a good  Positive read , Capt. Morris from Rescue 1 was a good freind,  after I took ill  he was  supportive and when  I mentioned  tongue in cheek that I'd  applyed to take the  Dispatchers  test, He  told me that if you choose to take the  job call me !! I explained  It wa  more an attempt  on my part to continue  feeling useful  ( I took the test, and even  came out high  enough for  consideration, but nothinng I  needed to be involved with :)   having the  senior man  of  Rescue 1 "put a word in for you" is  often the  ONLY  way you would specific assignments...for a dispatcher,  that  might be a specific  Communications office as opposed  to another....  nice to  know the man would "take you under his  wing so to speak....."     God bless You Both   brothers !!!

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on July 10, 2013 at 2:22pm

2 retiree's from the FDNY This very weekend

this  article highlights  2  careers in the FDNY these men each served over the  course of  Many years 80 years  collectively just a good  Positive read , Capt. Morris from Rescue 1 was a good freind,  after I took ill  he was  supportive and when  I mentioned  tongue in cheek that I'd  applyed to take the  Dispatchers  test, He  told me that if you choose to take the  job call me !! I explained  It wa  more an attempt  on my part to continue  feeling useful  ( I took the test, and even  came out high  enough for  consideration, but nothinng I  needed to be involved with :)   having the  senior man  of  Rescue 1 "put a word in for you" is  often the  ONLY  way you would specific assignments...for a dispatcher,  that  might be a specific  Communications office as opposed  to another....  nice to  know the man would "take you under his  wing so to speak....."     God bless You Both   brothers !!!

Comment by BattChief132 on February 11, 2013 at 3:29pm

Yes,my dept had one when I entered the fire service We actually trained on this tool when I was a rookie.

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on February 4, 2013 at 7:41pm

This  happened to Pop Up in conversation the  other day  everyone   Remember these??

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on January 25, 2013 at 7:57am

Cleaning the pipe..Brass was kept clean By The Company "Johnny" (during this era thats what they called the Probie, Rookies, etc.
FDNY Hook & Ladder Company 150 Note The "Scaling Ladders" aka Pompier Ladders, and Dietz Keroscene Lamps the Ladder Trailer was drawn BY horses By this man's Grandfathers generation and Many of these trucks survived into the 1960's and the "War Years" of the early 70's

Comment by SMOKEnPipesJim on January 25, 2013 at 7:46am

                     Wooden Sticks & Iron Men

 

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