Simialrly an old Brooklyn tale: Long ago "Jeopardy" came on at noon and many houses watched it. At the time housewatch calls out "Jeopardy!", but members think they hear "Deputy!". Thinking the Chief is at quarters cans and other contraband goes flying over the back yard fences!
Ladder 103 is actually evolved from Brooklyn FD Ladder 3 at a former vollie house on Gold Street in 1869; moved to Concord Street in 1875, was renumbered as Ladder 53, then 103, and in 1932 moved to current house on Sheffield Ave.
January 25, 2003; My photo of Mutual Aid arriving to fire at South First Street near Third Ave Elizabeth. Ladders 87 and 149 acting? respond to the fire. FIRE FIGHTER and KANE also s/c, Larger boat couldn't access fire due to shallow water, smaller boat due to ice in Elizabeth River.
Legend is that Tex said something like: "Rape is impossible, Woman with skirt UP can run faster than man with pants DOWN". Roger Grimsby was also banished for some sort of remark - can't quite recall what it was.
Little late here, my email was OOS; but on your original photo of Liberty & Bradford note the round sign on pole on right "STOP Here on RED SIGNAL" I think this was a short-lived experiment in the city (1960s?) where on intersections without traffic lights, you were to STOP or GO based on the...
Recently dug up my pic of Artie Connelly R2 RIP with Chief Skillings, fire was probably late 1970s around Ralph & Prospect.
I see the Rapid Water logo below 234, does anyone know what the logo above the number is?