It would make an interesting road trip to count all the old and new firehouses within sight of York Road/Greenmount Avenue between downtown Baltimore and York, Pennsylvania (first Capital of the United States). I've got six before you get to the Mason-Dixon Line. You could probably do the same between Philadelphia and York.View attachment 26338
Historic Baltimore Firehouses
Demolished Baltimore Firehouses
Of all things once upon a time I was hired as a firefighter in York, PA.It would make an interesting road trip to count all the old and new firehouses within sight of York Road/Greenmount Avenue between downtown Baltimore and York, Pennsylvania (first Capital of the United States). I've got six before you get to the Mason-Dixon Line. You could probably do the same between Philadelphia and York.
No clue (although I know Harleys are made in York). I was hired a few months before New York gave me an offer and I turned it down with that hope in mind. Neat small job, lots of history in the firehouses, decent fire duty and I'm a big fan of their new engines.Could you get the Harley-Davidson firefighter discount?
Didn't someone in 43 Truck make a grab Uptown on the afternoon of 9/11?8. FDNY L 43
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LADDER 43 MANHATTAN
ORGANIZED 240 E. 111th St. At E-91 (Nov. 27, 1913)
NEW QUARTERS 1836 3rd Ave. At E-53 (Feb. 1, 1974)
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L 43 FORMER QUARTERS 240 E. 111th ST AT E 91
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L 43 APPARATUS
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For sure ems, car accidents, etc. I played golf with a brother from Broward County FD. & those guys are also EMS/Paremedic and he was telling me not a lot of fires he went to, but tons of ems & car accidents down there.If my math is correct they do 23 runs a day, every day average. And of these top 20 units 9 are in CA. I don't think those are busy fire suppression calls but mainly medical calls. And Chicago would have had 3 companies in that top 20 figure, E-113 and 93.But it seems every year this survey sparks all kinds of discussion.
Thanks for getting that story correct.A Member of Ladder Company 26 (The Fire Factory) made a "grab" in the Projects behind the Firehouse on the morning of 911. He ultimately received a Class 3 Award for his efforts. Since Medal Day was cancelled the following June, he was never afforded the opportunity to be honored for these efforts with a department medal on Medal Day. But, as I told this Member, everyone knows what he did, and he saved someone's life. The ultimate compliment from other FDNY Firemen is, "he's a good Fireman". No more & no less...