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Friday, January 29, 2016

Visit to Our Local Firehouse-- FDNY Eng 76 L 22 Battalion 11 - West 100th Street Manhattan- WITH" MIKE THE PROBIE "AND FF ROCCO


FDNY: Visit to Our Local Heroes on West 100th Street- Engine 76 Ladder 22 -Plus E76Thawing Unit - 11th Battalion


LOOKING BACK TO TIMES WHERE WE MET ' MIKE THE PROBIE" AND THEN FF ROCCO AND HAD OUR LOOK AROUND THE FIRST TIME...





Above, Engine 76 Coming in from a run....Trophy and Memorial Wall from Inside....



Above....the crew... about 50 FDNY members altogether, roughly 13 on a tour which includes the Battalion 

Commander..


Below , Roster and  Some LODD's







Bunker Gear Ready to Go




Above: Car Fire On Upper West Side, L 22 Above Right

Yet Another Local Fire


Oh, this is so typical-- trash builds up such as after last Blizzard--

perfect site for another fire...















ENGINE 76 
ORGANIZED 105 W. 102nd St. (Apr. 15, 1904)
PRESENT QUARTERS 145 W. 100th St. (Dec. 3, 1960)
Engine 76 photo archive



LADDER 22
ORGANIZED 766 Amsterdam Ave. (Apr. 21, 1891)
PRESENT QUARTERS 145 W. 100th St. (Dec. 3, 1960)
Ladder 22 photo archive




And Just Above here, historic shot of L 22 Chemical Wagon..

TODAY'S VIsit:

Had the pleasure to visit this local den of heroes whose presence in this neighborood cannot be easily ignored, they are so busy and coming and going all the time, at all hours. I asked them about this and they said there were occasional lulls, too, but they were not the busiest Firehouse..just one of the busier ones.

One time they had just come back when I was walking by and and they were all exhausted--they had been at a big gas leak. Gas leaks are insidious things to deal with...they can be set off by small things and are not like fighting a fire per se...

This great bunch of firefighters deserve their motto of "Monumental Pride" all right..

Great bunch of guys.

I don't want to  take up too much of their time of course...I see them out on the street all the time of course,-- as well as hearing them so often at night--I live just a couple of blocks away-- as well as seeing their Thawing Unit and the Battalion Chief's Vehicle...they cover "Harlem to the Hudson" -- quite a chunk of this Island...






Took this above photo on a visit last year...

The FDNY current rules forbid any interviews with on duty FFs
and discourages them from being photographed in the Firehouse..Here however, is a video I made last year of a brief talk with FF "Mike the Probie" * top left in picture above-- you has indeed made it through his probationary period and now a happily full fledged fireman.

Mike is a little uneasy about interviewed even back then, as you can tell,-- but you can see what a friendly and intelligent man he is, and yes, he is the son of a firefighter as he tells us here...again, we want to wish Mike and all the other great guys such as his friend Manko a happy 150th anniversary of the FDNY!
VIDEO:

Then a little while later, I went back and met FF Rocco, who spoke again about how busy they were but he didn't think it was all that exceptionally busy for the FDNY (which is having a busier and busier time with more and more work assignments being given to them as Certified First Responders. 

Brief talk with FF Rocco about how the busy the place is and little look around---
VIDEO:

Then, I found out they had just ordered new T shirts...with the new Monumental Pride logo on them..so of course I had to have one!





Thanks once again for being so hospitable, guys! And for risking life and limb to keep this City safe!

Above: Pictures of the FF's who died on Sept. 11

There are links above to some of the historical photos but first here is a brief video Eng 76 pulling out:

http://www.rescue911.de/vid21809.search.htm

The Station Gets Its Motto, Monumental Pride from its proximity to the Firemen's Monument which is down the street at Riverside Drive..



(Below, Monument during one of the occasions held there during the year. especially the assembly to mark Sept 11)


And here is my tribute to the Monument especially Apropos "Black Sunday"

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