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Fires in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Daily Standard would profile Fire & Police
every week. Many times pictures were included.

These are entries from many different years. 
Change of years are in RED
Dates within those years are BLUE
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
rooklyn Daily Standard
Brooklyn Union-Argus

3 January 1860
Several Other Fires--New Year's Day in New York, & c.
A fire occurred at 203 ½  Division street this morning, at about six o'clock, 
attended by a melancholy loss of life.  The building was occupied on the first 
floor by Christiana SCHLOSSER, and the upper floors were rente(d) by six families.
It appears that the fluid lamp in the store burst from some cause, while 
Mrs. SCHLOSSER was making a fire in the basement, when her children were 
asleep at the time.  She rushed up stairs, attracted by the noise, and on 
seeing the progress the flames had made, she immediately returned and 
rescued her children by the rear outlet which extend to East Broadway.
The flames spread very rapidly, and it was with the greatest difficulty 
that any of the people occupying the upper floors succeeded in saving themselves.
One of the families named BURNNS, lost a child four years of age.
A man named Marks MATHANSECHAN occupied the upper floor, with his wife and 
five children.  On being woke up by the blaze he rushed from the building, 
but his wife and family were hemmed in by the flames.  He returned to 
endeavor to save them.  He succeeded in saving his wife and three of his children.  
Two more were yet behind, and he again went to try to rescue them, but the 
smoke and fire cut off his retreat and he perished in the flames, together 
with his two children.
Four bodies have already been recovered and many more are supposed to be 
still buried beneath the ruins.
A man named John BURKE residing at 418 Division street in endeavoring to 
secure some of the inmates was caught by the left arm on a meat hook in 
front of the building and was very seriously injured.

A fire broke out about one o'clock this morning in the frame building 
No. 831 Broadway, occupied by Phinens GODFREY as a book store and branch 
post-office. The contents of the store, including most of the letters, 
were destroyed.  Damage $1,100; Insured, Miss M.J. CARR occupied a part 
of the same building as a corset manufactory; she lost all her stock.  
The fires spread to the two adjoining frame buildings Nos. 829 and 833.  
The former was occupied by Chas. HOBB & Son, paper hangers.  Their loss 
is estimated at $1,000. Insured.  The latter was occupied Wm. H. GIBSON 
as a confectionery.  His loss is about $200; also insured.  The buildings 
belonged to the LORRILLARD estate and were of no very considerable value.

A fire was discovered at about nine o'clock last evening in the dwelling 
part of the house 391 Broadway, occupied by M. F. CHAMBERS.  The first 
floor was occupied as a jeweler's shop, also by Mr. Chambers.  The loss 
sustained is estimated at $5,000.

At eight o'clock last evening a fire broke out in the liquor store of Thomas RYAN, 
462 Greenwich Street.  The fire was communicated to the shelves by the gas burner.  
Damage inconsiderable.

A fire broke out yesterday in the building occupied by No. 16 truck, 
on the corner of Lexington avenue and 50th street, which was partially consumed.  
The truck and ladders were also considerably injured before the firemen 
could get them out.

Last evening, at 5 o'clock, a fire broke out at 49 East 30th street, the 
residence of Col. VOSBURGH of the 7th Regt.  The house and furniture were 
damaged to the extent of $1,000.  The firemen were on the ground early, 
but in consequence of some misunderstanding they got into a fight and 
nothing but the interference of the police prevented a disgraceful riot.

The number of vessels of every class which arrived at New York during the year 
was 4,027; of these 2,677 were American, 980 were British, and the remainder 
made up by nearly every nation on the globe.

4 January 1860
A fire broke out this morning in the shoe store of Thomas TIERNEY, 
249 First avenue.  Damage $1,000; covered by insurance.  No. 251, 
occupied as a dry goods store by Mr. CLEARY, was also damaged considerably by water.

We gave in our yesterday's paper the particulars so far as known of 
this lamentable occurrence.  In addition to the four bodies first 
discovered two were subsequently dug out from the ruins.  The following 
are the names of the dead: Mary DWYER, aged 50 years, Marcus NATHANSEN, 
aged 32 years; Siegfried NATHANSEN, aged 9 years; Clara NATHANSEN, 
aged 3 years, Emily BURNS, aged 5 years; Louis GROSSMAN, aged 4 years.
Coroner SCHIRMER held an inquest yesterday afternoon, at the Seventh 
Precinct Station House, upon the bodies recovered from the ruins.  
The jury, after hearing the evidence, decided that the origin of the 
fire was purely accidental, and accordingly returned a verdict of 
"Accidental burning" in each case.

6 July 1860
A meeting of delegates from all the Fire Companies in the Eastern District, 
was held last night at the Hall of Representatives, to elect a Board of 
Trustees to serve for the ensuing year.  
The following named gentlemen were elected:

James F. GREEN
Thomas F. DOYLE
S. S. FREE, and 

7 July 1860
Last evening, about 7 o'clock a fire broke out in the Metropolitan Gift Book 
store of Barton & Stockwell, No. 314 Fulton street.  The fire originated in 
one of the show windows, and the flames burst through to the second story, 
occupied as a hoop skirt manufactory by Sylvester SHERMAN.  The whole of the 
floor extended over the above and adjoining building, and was filled with 
materials fro manufacturing skirts.  Sixty girls were employed there.  Beneath 
was the auction store of A. BERGEN and the print store of Mr. JAMES.  The 
firemen soon arrived and speedily suppressed the flames.  The damage by fire 
was slight compared with the loss by water.  The building are of frame, old 
and not of much value.  The total loss is about $1,500 - insured in the 
Lamar and Washington companies.

The Association of Exempt Firemen held their annual election last evening, when 
the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: 
John C. ROACH, President
C. B. TIMPSON, Vice President
John B. PITT, Recording Secretary
Wm. E. SPRAGUE, Financial Secretary
Alex. ANDERSON, Treasurer.

At about three o'clock this morning a fire was discovered in the patent 
shear manufactory of James H. ROME, 736 Houston (formerly Hammersly) street.  
Mr. ROME occupied the first floor and basement.  He lost his entire stock, 
valued at about $3,000 - Insured for $1,000 in the St. Mark's  Insurance Co.
The fire extended to the piano forte manufactory of David S. VAN WINKLE on 
the second floor.  Owing to the timely exertion of the firemen, the fire was 
put out before much damage was done - probably not more than $500.  
The building is owned by A. S. BUSSELL, and is insured in the Hamilton, 
Rutgers and Excelsior Companies.

A fire broke out in the building 172 Centr street occupied by George J. STRAUSS 
as a steel-hoop temporing factory.  Damage about $200.  Caused by a pot of oil 
boiling over.

12 July 1860
About 8 o'clock last evening a fire occurred in the fourth story of a brick 
house No. 34 Willett st. occupied by Dr. Green.  It was set on fire by a 
child of the Dr., setting fire to the bed clothes.  Damage $100; insured.

An inquest was held on Wednesday, by Coroner O'KEEFE, at No. 19 Morton street, 
upon the body of Margaret McAULIFF, an Irish woman, fifty years of age, who 
was found lying in her apartment, in the basement of the above building, with 
her right arm and side burned to a crisp, and her face eaten up by rats.
Deceased had not been seen since New Year's eve, and her non-appearance 
aroused the suspicion of others living in the house, who yesterday burst 
open the door of her room, and found her corpse as above stated.  A bottle 
of gin lay beside the body, and a place three feet square was burnt in the 
floor.  It is supposed that while drunk she set her clothes on fire and thus 
perished.  The jury rendered a verdict of "Death from burns accidentally received."

14 September 1876
Death of Daniel DONAVAN
Mr. Daniel DONOVAN, being connected with newspaper ventures in the Eastern 
District, died on last Tuesday night from typhoid fever. Deceased was 45 
years of age, and was a native of New York City. In early life he engaged 
in the rope making and other lines of business, and was business manager 
for the E.D. Times during some years of H....George C. BENNETT's proprietorship. 
He was at one time Captain of the old Williamsburg police, and was also 
foreman of Engine Company No. 7, of the Volunteer Fire Department.

13 September 1877
His Friends of the Second Ward Present Him with a Gold Watch and Chain
A reception of the James A. DUFFY Association was held last evening at the
house of Mr. Andrew STEVENS, No. 5 Front street.  
Among those present were
Fire Commissioner MCLAUGHLIN, 
Messrs. Edward WHITESIDE, 
Barnard J. YORK, 
Joseph WINTERS, 
James RILEY, 
Thos. SMITH, 
Charles SHEA,
James CARY, 
John RALL,
Patrick COLLINS,
John ANTON, 
Frederick BUCKHOUSE, 
William JOURDAN,
Daniel HARKINS, 
Bernard F. MCGINIS, 
Supervisor GALLAGHER, 
ex-Supervisor NELSON, 
Captain J. C. HAURAND,
and others.
When the company was seated, Fire Commissioner MCLAUGHLIN said that the
members of the association had entrusted him with the agreeable duty of
presenting to Mr. James A. DUFFY, to whom they owed a debt of gratitude, an
elegant gold watch and chain with pendants attached. Taking the testimonial
in his hand, and opening the case, he read thereon the following
"Presented to James A. DUFFY, of the James A. Duffy Association, September
12, 1877, as a token of esteem."

12 January 1878
John GEARY died yesterday at the Flatbush Hospital from the effects of
injuries received 2 years ago by being thrown from an engine while running
to a fire of Furman street.

    The twenty-sixth annual meeting of the old Volunteer Fire Department
Association of Exempt Firemen was held last evening, the President J. T.
FINN, in the chair, and Theo. A DRAKE Recording Secretary.  The annual
report of the Treasurer, Wm. BURRELL, Esq., showed a steady increase of
funds and no indebtedness.  The election of officers and trustees for 1879
was then proceeded with by ballot, and the following gentlemen were elected:
        President--J. T. FINN
        V. President--Monroe F.CONNOR
        Recording Secretary--Theo. A.DRAKE
        Financial Secretary--John McGOLGAN
        Treasurer--Wm. BURRELL
        Trustees--Farrell WARD
                  Wm. BROWN
                  Theo. A. DRAKE
                  A. V. W. TANDY
                  Joseph B. St. JOHN

    The meeting then adjourned to February 8, when the standing committees
for the year will be announced.

1 March 1878
   Another Fireman Hurt
John SILK, a member of Fire Truck No.8 was thrown today from the 
departtment repair wagon at the corner of Bedford Avenue and DeKalb, 
sustaining a fracture of the jaw. He was removed to his residence, corner 
of Concord and Gold sttreett, and attended by Surgeon BRADY.

The Fire Department Investigation
An investigation was held today by the Fire Commissioners in the case 
of Foremen DOLYE, DUFF and QUINN, charge with detailing firemen to vote 
at the Third ward Republican primary,and with not noting the absence 
of such firemen on their blotters. Firemen MURPHY,of Engine No2, 
testified that he was sent to the house of Engine No3 by his foreman(DOYLE) 
and that fireman Charles SMITH acting under orders from DUFF,gave him a 
ticket to vote at the primary,though he was not a resident of the Third ward. 
In defence, foremen DUFF testified that he acted under instructions from 
Edward KOLLMEYER, then the Secrettary of the Board; that he had distributed 
tickets and ordered his men to vote them, and that he had done so on 
previous occasions.Edward KOLLMEYER corroborated DUFF in every particular, 
and said he did not know wheather the Chief knew about it.
 Foreman DOYLE pleeaded guility to omitting the names of absent firemen 
from his blotter, and not guility as to the graver charge.Foreman QUINN 
pleaded not guilty, and then the board went into executive session.

5 March 1878
         Firemen in Politics
A decision by the Fire Commissioners in the case of the three 
foreman who were tried for improper participation in a primary electon 
in the Third ward, was announced at 2;15 this afternoon, as follow;
Foreman Samuel DUFF,of engine No3; dismissed from the department.
Foreman James DOYLE, of engine No2;reprimanded and fined ten days pay.
Foreman Michael QUINN,of truck No1,sentence suspended.

McAULIFF, John McAULIFF, late member of Engine Co. No. 203 N. Y. F. D. 
Funeral from his late residence, 43 Tompkins st., Stapleton, S. I., on Saturday,
March 6, at 9 A. M. Members of the Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association 
requested to attend.
James D. CLIFFORD, President 
Oscar HOEFFLING, Secretary

7 March 1878
Private JAMES LAWLER, of Engine Company No.2,has been detailed to 
act as foreman in the place of SAMUEL DUFF, who was removed for 
improper participation in a primary election.

13 April 1878
Fire Department Changes-North Sixth Street Pier-The Storage Reservoir
The Fire Commisioners have dismissed 
private Daniel J. FREEL, of Truck Co. No. 2, for neglect of duty, 
private Charles SHAY, of Engine Co. No. 8, for intoxication.
They have also placed Engineer W. H. FORD, of Engine Co. No. 1, on the 
pension roll at $300 per year, he having cntracted a serious lung disease 
by exposure during seven years of very active service, during which he 
has made a first-class record as a good mechanic and gallant fireman.

17 April 1878
Organization of No. 18 Today--New Appointments Made
The Fire Commissioners organized the new Company No. 18 today. There has been 
considerable interest in the contemplated action of the Commissioners, and 
the result has been anxiously awaited in political circles for the last few days.

William SEMLER has been appointed Foreman of the new company.
Engineer William CUNNINGHAM, of Engine Company 16, is transferred to No. 18.
Thomas D. DORAN, private, of Company No. 16, is made driver of the new company.

The following firemen were also appointed; 
Samuel MEDOLE, 
John J. FEE, 
Benjamin DELAMATER, 
Bernard F. DONNELLY, 
Jacob THOMAS, 
Gustav FENT,
William H. YOUNG, 
Edward CONROY, 
Bryan DUNIG,
Michael J. DELANY.
These newly-made firemen will be distributed through the various companies of 
the department, and the new company made up in greater part of experienced 
men. They were notified of their appointment this afternoon by Secretary LANGAN.

18 May 1878
Firemen Dismissed.
The Fire Commissioners this afternoon dismissed Jesse SEAMAN, of Engine 
Company No. 18, on a charge of being absent without leave, which was fully established.

8 June 1878
Washington Co.1., orginally organized in 1785. In 1878 with the 
construction of the Brooklyn Bridge..
1878 Opening the cornerstone of Fire Co. Washington 1

At a meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners today, 
Private CAMERON, of Truck 14, and 
Private BRADLEY of Truck 3, were removed for intoxication, 
Private COLLINS of truck 4, for being asleep in his engine -house  during 
the progtress of a fire, to the alarm for which he failed to respond.

Mrs. ROSE DOUGHERTY, 84 years of age, was buried today at Calvery 
Cemetery. Deceased was the mother of FRANK DOUGHERTY, formerly Foreman of 
Engine Company No. 1, and had resided in the 14th. ward for 35 years.

22 January 1879
The Fire Commissioners to-day appointed George W. LAWRENCE, of the
Seventeenth Ward, as wheelwright, at the Repair Yard, at a salary of
$750 per annum, and removed Foreman George L. APPLEGATE, of Truck No. 2
for general misconduct, and Michael MCCANN, stoker of engine No. 8, for
7 April 1882
Firemen Disciplined.
  Fire Commissioner PARTRIDGE has discharged W. H. SEMLEAR, foreman of 
Engine Company No. 18, for being absent without leave.  SEMLEAR went to 
Philadelphia and claimed he had received leave of absence.  

William CUNNINGHAM, engineer of the same company, who was also on the 
Philadelphia trip, was fined ten days' pay.  

The Commissioner has appointed Thomas WHITFORD, a former 
Superintendent of the Kerosene Bureau, as foreman of engine No. 18.

27 May 1882
PETER McNALTY, 50 years of age, fireman on the steamship Danato 
lying at Martin's Dock fell overboard yesterday and was drowned. 
The body was not recovered. 

11 April 1882
Fireman Dismissed the Service.
  Commisioner PARTRIDGE to-day issued a general order to the Fire Department, 
setting forth the charges and specifications resisting to William H. SEMLEAR, 
foreman, and William CUNNINGHAM, engineer, of Engine Company No. 18, 
who were dismissed the service for being absent without leave.

16 May 1882
William E. LAUGAN 
Thomas J. FLAHERTY, 
4 firemen were discharged from the department illegally by Hugh 
McLAUGHLIN. They brought certiorarl? proceedings which resulted in their 
reinstatement. After they had been reinstated they brought actions against 
the city in the City Court to recover their pay between the time of their 
discharge and their reinstatement. The suits came up for trial to-day before 
Judge Reynolds. A jury was to be called, but the panel was exhausted, and 
therefore by consent they were tried before one juror. 
Under instructions of the Court the solitary juryman rendered the following 
judgement in favor of the firemen: 
Henry PERRINE, $2,182.93 
James FLAHERTY, $2,160.27 
William E. LANGAN, $2,591.38
Thomas FLAHERTY, $2060.35.
            Mr. Edwin F. O'DWYER and Mr. Sidney WILLIAMS appeared for the 
plaintiffs and Assistant Corporation Counsel MUDGE for the city.
            Other suits of a similar nature will be begun by other parties, 
and the city will probably have to pay about $75,000 for salaries of firemen 
discharged illegally. 

15 June 1882
Inquest--A Thin Kettle
   Coroner KELLER yesterday held an inquest in the case of the death of
Patrick WHITE, fireman in the Bradley White Lead Works, No. 174 Front street,
who died from the effects of burns received on the 7th inst by the bursting of
a kettle of molten lead. The jury found that the accident was caused by the
thinness of the kettle and that part of the iron was burned.

13 July 1882
An Ex-Fireman Charged with Arson
   Wm. LYNCH, a former member of the Fire Department, who was dismissed for
cause, was charged with arson by Chief SMITH before Alderman HACKER, vice
Justice NAEHER, this morning.  The fire in question occurred this morning at
3:30 o'clock in the shed in the rear of 354 North Second street.  LYNCH gave
the alarm.  The case was adjourned.

10 August 1882
The Charges Preferred Against the Driver of a Fire Engine
James SMITH, driver of Engine No.6, High street, was before Commissioner
PARTRIDGE to-day on a charge of being drunk and damaging the property of
the city and of citizens.  From the evidence it appeared that on July
26, when SMITH was driving on Fulton street to a fire, he ran into a
horse and wagon owned by Mr. SEMONITE, an oil dealer, and broke the
wagon to pieces; that on returning from the fire he got the wheels of
the engine into the gutter and could not get it into the engine house;
that he backed it into Fulton street to get a fresh start, and in
backing he brought it in collision with a street railroad car and broke
the dash-board; that ultimately the horses had to be taken out of the
engine and it had to be taken into the house by hand, and to cap the
climax he went up-stairs and went to sleep before caring for the horses,
and when he woke up he quarreled with the foreman.  None of the
witnesses examined this morning would swear that SMITH was drunk.  One
of them, however, said that "it was evident he had been drinking a
little bit."  The trial will be continued to-morrow.

21 September 1882
FIREMAN KEEGAN'S DEATH - Testimony Taken At the Coroner's Inquest - Coroner 
Parker has Something to Say About Expecting Firemen to Risk Their Lives to 
Save a Few Gallons of Oil.
       Coroner PARKER held an inquest yesterday afternoon in the case of the 
death of Fireman KEEGAN, who was burned at the Greenpoint oil fire on the 
15th inst.
       William DONALD, proprietor of the Locust Hill Oil Works, where the 
fire originated, testified that when he reached the fire he saw the only way 
to save anything was to draw off the oil.  By five o'clock in the morning 
one-half had been drawn off.  About twenty minutes later the tank boiled over 
and filled the yard with burning oil.  KEEGAN was near the tank at the time, 
with several men employed in the works and some firemen.  They ran and 
escaped except KEEGAN, whom the witness afterwards heard was missing.  There 
was about six hundred barrels of crude oil in the tank.
       Fireman Wm. MCCARTY, of Engine Company No. 12, testified that he 
worked at the fire until the burning oil drove him away.  When the tank 
boiled over he was about two hundred feet away; KEEGAN was fifteen or twenty 
feet, from the tank.   The witness saw Stewart DEARIE, the canal boat 
captain, in the mud with his clothing ablaze, and pulled him out.  There was 
no water at that spot.
       John M. MCKENNA, of Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, testified that he 
was about ten or twelve feet from the tank when the oil boiled over.  DEARIE 
said that it was getting warm, and that they would have to turn the water off 
from the boat.  The foreman of the yard then shut off the valves of the tank. 
 Witness saw DEARIE run towards the creek and started after him.  KEEGAN was 
standing about fifteen feet from them, and ran into a passage between the 
radiators and the pumping house.  Witness escaped by running along the string 
piece of the dock.  He saw DEARIE burning in the creek.
       Hugh TRAVIS and Alexander MCCORMICK, employees of the place, testified 
to the breaking out of the fire, and the jury was then charged by the 
Coroner.  He said that the fatal result of the fire showed a great lack of 
judgment on the part of somebody.  In my judgment he said, it is improper to 
risk a man's life to save a little property we have lost a good citizen and 
fireman.  No one has a right to expect such a thing. 
       The jury decided that death was caused by injuries received by being 
accidentally burned while in the discharge of duty.     

6 November 1882
A Fireman Injured
   Edward BOERUM, a fireman, attached to Engine No. 9, while cleaning the
engine house yesterday was kicked on the left knee by one of the horses and
severely injured.

28 December 1882
CHIEF SMITH of the Fire Department, while driving on North Second street,
at nine o'clock last evening, accidentally knocked down HUGH BROWN,
aged 16 of 358 North Second street, a wheel passing over his head.  BROWN
was taken home.  He will recover.

May 5 1885
Officer O'BRIEN Again Does Timely Service
At a quarter past one this morning a fire broke out in the three story brick 
building 545 Myrtle avenue, owned by James HYDE.  The damage, about $400, 
is covered by insurance.  The stock and fixtures of Louis BURG, who occupies 
the first floor as a jewelry store, were damaged to the extent of $500;
fully insured.  In the upper part of the house David GOLDSTEIN, his wife 
and five children were sleeping, and were with difficulty aroused by 
Officer John O'BRIEN, who broke open the door and assisted the occupants 
to the street.  O'BRIEN is the officer who so gallantly rescued a man from 
a burning stable on Navy street about two weeks since. 

July 5 1887
Offending Firemen Punished
Fire Commissioner ENNIS to-day punished the offenders tried before him as 
William J. LYNCH, Engine 19, sleeping during an alarm, three days' pay
John J. DONOHUE, Engine _2, intoxication, two days' pay 
Charles RIKEL, Engine 5, using abusive language, five days' pay.

28 July 1887
George COLLIGAN, one of the oldest and best known officers in the
Supreme Court, was seized with cramps and drowned while bathing at
the foot of Washington St. late yeaterday afternoon. 
He was 56 years old, an old fireman and belonged to "Constitution No.7"
engine, with Judge WALSH and W.A. and Robert FUREY. He was Constable 
of the Second Ward for twenty-one years and went to the war with
the Second Fire Zouaves.

5 August 1887
Drunken and Fighting Firemen
Fire Commissioner ENNIS to-day fined Neil RUDDY, of Engine 6, five days' pay
for fighting in the street; 
A. J. Mc DERMOTT, of Engine 6, three days' pay for intoxication
Edward RHATIGAN, of Engine 3, two days' pay for intoxication
James Mc CONNELL, of Engine 8, and Peter B. CARNEY, of Engine 5, 
were reprimanded for intoxication.  
John FARRELL, of Engine 3, was also reprimanded for being absent without leave.

8 August 1887
Fire Commissioner John ENNIS was presented on Saturday night in Turn Hall,
on Meserple street, with a handsome gold watch, chain and charm by thirty
five of the assistant foremen of the Fire Department.  The presentation
speech was made by Dr. SMITH, the surgeon of the department, and was
appropriately responded to by Mr. ENNIS.  A number of prominent persons were present.

11 August 1887
The suit of Fireman Henry RYAN against Commissioner John ENNIS, for
reinstatement in the Fire Department will be tried early in September in the
City Court.

28 August 1887
Firemen Disciplined.
To-day by Fire Commissioner ENNIS John J. MC DERMOTT, of Engine 6, 
was fined one day's pay for being absent without leave and one 
day's pay for intoxication; 
William GUILFOYLE, of Engine 6, five days' pay for intoxication
John CROUGH, of Engine 1 reprimanded for absence without leave
John J. COGAN, of Engine 13, reprimanded for intoxication.

15 February 1889
A special meeting will be held in the rooms, City Hall, on Saturday 
evening, February 16, at 8 o’clock,to take suitable action in regard 
to the death of our late Comrade James REILLY, of Neptune Engine No. 2.  
Members are requested to attend. JOHN COURTNEY, President.  
AUG. H.F. BAUER, cor. Secretary.

30 March 1893
Investigations made by Gen. O' BERNE show that Ellis Island fire services is 
almost useless, and that the immigrants would have been in danger if a fire 
broke out.  This has been remedied.

13 January 1893
There were trials of sixteen or eighteen firemen to-day at Dept. Headquarters. 
Nearly all were for intoxication, and most of the fines were from one to three days.  
Joseph BRISCAL, of Engine 21, had a compound fracture of his salary, so to speak, 
being fined five days' pay for fifty-seven hours' absence without leave, and 
three days' pay for going to sleep while on house patrol; William MC CORD, of 
the same company, who was accused of being intoxicated at a fire, was fined 
ten days' pay; Joseph C. RUSSELL, of Engine 3, got eight days' fine on four 
charges of intoxication.

At the meeting of the Fire Commissioners last Friday, they fined 
Driver MURPHY, of Engine 2, three days' pay for intoxication; 
Fireman RUDDY, of Engine 7, five days' pay for the same offence, and 
Engineer MCCANN, of Engine 8, three days' pay for conduct unbecoming 
a member of the force.

14 January 1893
Ex-Alderman, John LEECH, one of the oldest residents of this city, 
died at his home, 354 State st., this morning, of heart disease.  
At the time of his death he had probably been a resident of Brooklyn 
for a longer period than any other old citizen.  He was born in Scotland 
83 years ago, and came to this city in 1813, when he was a child.  
His parents settled in the Fifth ward, and when a young man, Mr. LEECH 
engaged in business as a ropemaker.  He was afterward a stone contractor.  
He retired from business thirty years ago.
He was one of the founders of the old Mechanics' Exchange, and served one 
term as president.  From 1828 to 1853 he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Dept., 
and at the time of his death was a member of the Exempt Volunteer Firemen's Association.  
He was a Whig in politics, and enjoyed the distinction of having run thirteen times 
for Alderman of the Fifth ward, a hot Democratic ward.  He was elected in 1850, 
through the help of County Judge Henry A. MOORE and Jesse FOLK.  
He was a well-known and familiar figure in local political and business circles up to 
thirty-years ago.  The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.  
The Rev. Lindsay PARKER, of St. Peter's Church in State st., will conduct 
the services, and the funeral will take place from that edifice.  
Mr LEECH was the father of ex-Alderman Richard LEECH.

21 January 1893
Of the several firemen injured by falling walls at the $40000 warehouse 
fire at King and Washington Streets, New York, between 12 and 1 oclock this 
morning, James REYNOLDS, of Hook and Ladder 8, and John ROBINSON, of the same 
company will probably die.
The fire was one of the fiercest of the year.  The blaze started in the engine 
room in the northwest corner of the building, and must have been smoldering 
all the through the early part of the night.  The building was stored with 
oakum, burlap, cotton, hemp and sardines.  Only a part of the left wall was 
left standing.  Ex-Mayor KINGSLAND owns the property, which was leased by 
ROWLEAND STORY & SON.  There is no insurance.  At a fire there four years ago a 
fireman was killed.

30 March 1893
Investigations made by Gen. O' BERNE show that Ellis Island fire services is 
almost useless, and that the immigrants would have been in danger if a fire 
broke out.  This has been remedied.

4 January 1894
From 1 P.M. Wednesday to 1 P.M. Thursday
2:30 P.M...185 Twentieth Street: damage $10.
12 Midnight...1252 Myrtle Avenue: lamp explosion: damage slight
8 A.M....1913 Pacifle Street: damage to building $50: to furniture $100

8th January 1894
From 1 P.M. Saturday to 1 P.M. Monday
4:50 P.M...216 Dean Street. Damage $25
5 P.M...424 Dekalb Ave., Damage $25
5:55 P.M...105 Smith Street, Damage slight
9:50 P.M... 446 Dean Street, Damage trifling
12:45 A.M...187 South Eighth Street: Lamp upsetting, Damage slight
9 A.M...228 State Street, Damage $1,000
?2:55 A.M... 219 Carroll Street, Damage $150
7:15 A.M...2309 Pacific Street, Chimney Damage $5.

12 January 1894
From 1 P.M. Thursday to 1 P.M. Friday
8:30 P.M... 451 Warrent Street; rubbish in cellar, No Damage
8 A.M... 787 Hart Street, Damage $5
10:15 A.M...1088 Dean Street: chimney damage slight

20th January 1894
Fires In Brooklyn.
From 1 P.M. Friday to 1 P.M. Saturday
3:25 P.M. - 351 DeKalb avenue.  Damage $50.
4:25 P.M. - 308 Sumpter street.  Damage $10.
5:20 P.M. - 120 Ainslie street.  Damage to furniture, $50; to building $50.
12:50 P.M. - 97 Coffey street.  Damage $50.

22 January 1894
Fires In Brooklyn.
From 1 P.M. Saturday to 1 P.M. Monday.
10:15 P.M. - 201 Chauncey street, explosion of lamp: damage $15.
3:15 A.M. - 188 Seventh avenue: damage to stock $1,500; to building $200.

24 January 1894
The Fire Department.
New Foreman and Assistant Foreman Assigned to Duty.
New foremen have been assigned in the Fire Department as follows:
SHERIDAN, H. A. Engine 14;
WALTON, John  Engine 18,
JONES, James S. Engine 21;
CUMMINGS, James Engine 27;
SNOW, Fred J.  Engine 32;
MC GUIRE, R.  Engine 33;
ENNIS, J. J. Engine 29;
WADSERMAN, Henry  to Truck 12.
Emmet SODEN has been assigned to the charge of mechanics.
Assignments of the new assistant foremen have been more as follows:
RYAN, John G. Engine 1;
DUNN, Wm. H. Engine 7;
GILLESPIE, John L. Engine 17;
LANGAN, John  Engine 20;
CALLAHAN, John J.  Engine 24;
KANE, Daniel E. Engine 30,
KELLEY, P.J. Engine 31;
PRYOR, James L. Engine 34;
HARRINGTON, Thomas F. Engine 13;
METZGER, B.A. Hook and Ladder Company No. 8;
LEAVY,Christopher S.  Engine 33;
ouRrke, Bryan (this is how it is spelled...perhaps O ROURKE?) Engine 32;
MC GRONAN, John J. Engine 28;
MARKS,Michael  Hook and Ladder Company 9;
MOLLOY, Frank H. telegraph operator.
These names were all printed in the papers suspending Fire Commissioner ENNIS.

26th January 1894
Fires in Brooklyn.
From 1 P.M. Thursday to 1 P.M. Friday.
9 P.M. 140 Dresden street; damage $5

29 January 1894
Fires In Brooklyn.
From 1 P.M. Saturday to 1 P.M. Monday.
Saturday.10:15 P.M. - 201 Chauncey street, explosion of lamp: damage $15.
Sunday.3:15 A.M. - 188 Seventh avenue: damage to stock $1,500; to building $200.

31st January 1894
Fires In Brooklyn.
From 1 P.M. Tuesday to 1 P.M. Wednesday.
5:25 P.M. - 398 Bushwick ave; damage to building $100; to furniture $75.
6:15 P.M. - 148 Columbia street; damage slight.
8:30 P.M. - 33 Fourteenth street; damage $20.
3:50 A.M. - 308 Nevins street; damage to furniture of tenants, $1,200; to building $2,000.
4:40 A.M. - 103 Twenty eighth street; damage to building, $300; to furniture, $200.

29 July 1898
Daily Star-Greenpoint
Battalion Chief SNOW has returned from this three weeks¹ vacation,  which he
spent at Red Bank, N.J., and is again on duty at the Jackson avenue house.
As soon as he had returned, Battalion Chief C.D.F. LANE of the upper
district started on his vacation of three weeks.  He has gone to Sullivan
County.  Foreman George BROWN of Engine No. 63 is acting chief of the
district in his absence.
The firemen were allowed a week each, one from each company being absent at
a time.  The first went away at the beginning of the month, and it will be
the middle of September before the last will have had their time off.
Ex-Chief DELAHANTY, who has been reinstated by the order of the court, has
not yet been assigned to duty, but expects to be in a few days, perhaps on
the first of the month.  He has no idea what part of the city he will be assigned.

23 August 1898
Daily Star-Greenpoint
Alonzo BRYMER Reinstated.
Fire Commissioner SCANNELL returned last week from his vacation and ordered
the reinstatement of Alonzo BRYMER as Fire Marshal, in obedience to the
order of the Supreme Court.  Mr. BRYMER took charge Monday.  The office had
been vacant for three weeks.  Deputy Fire Commissioner TULLY and Chief DALE
made a tour of the engine houses on Monday for the purpose of finding out
what repairs are needed.

24 August 1898
Daily Star-Greenpoint
A New Fireman.
On Tuesday Deputy Fire Commissioner TULLY of Brooklyn appointed eighteen new
firemen.  Among them was Thomas F. MC GINNIS of 240 Java street to Hook and
Ladder Company No. 6.

15 September 1898
Former Chief of the Long Island City Fire Department W.H. DELAHANTY has been
assigned as foreman of Engine Company No. 15 on India street, Greenpoint.
He was reinstated some time ago by order of the Supreme Court, and has been
waiting for an assignment to duty for a number of weeks.

20 September 1898
A Good Fireman.
The New York Review of September 16th has the following to say of William H.
DELAHANTY, who has just been assigned as foreman of Engine No. 15,
Greenpoint: "One of the most pleasing announcements recorded in these
columns in some time is that relating to the reinstatement of Mr. William H.
DELAHANTY, formerly Chief Engineer of the Long Island City Fire Department
who was removed last year by ex-Mayor GLEASON.
"Mr. DELAHANTY is just the type of man who can with credit to himself and
the department fill any position.  During his long service he has proved
himself a clear and indefatigable fireman, and all through was seen to be
full of resources, reliable in times of peril, alert and thoroughly imbued
with the spirit of a true fireman.  His excellent record and thorough
acquaintance with the duties of the position were his strongest
recommendations. Mr. DELAHANTY is now assigned as foreman of Engine 15,
India street, Borough of Brooklyn, where he is certain to render a good
account of his charge.

24 September 1898
William A. GALLAGHER, chief of the Twenty-ninth Battalion, New York Fire
Department, died at 6:30 o¹clock, Monday morning, of Bright¹s disease, at
his residence, 617 Bainbridge street.  He leaves a wife and three children.
At the time of his death, Chief GALLAGHER was in the fiftieth year of his
age.  He has been a member of the Brooklyn Fire Department for seventeen
years, serving first as a private with Engine No. 16, on Scholes street.  He
was afterward transferred to No. 6 Truck, on Greenpoint avenue, and ten
years ago, while a member of No. 18 Engine Company, on Hart street, he was
made a foreman, during the year of the great blizzard.  He served there
until 1892, when he was made District Engineer, having his office on Driggs
avenue and South Third street.  The rank of District Engineer was changed to
Chief of Battalion afterwards.  Four years ago he moved to his late
residence.  His headquarters were changed to the house of Engine Company No.
36, on Hull Street, where he served until the time of his death.
Chief GALLAGHER had been married twice.  He had several children by his
first wife, one of whom, a young woman, is living.  By his second wife, to
whom he was married in 1882, he had two young children.  He had been a
sufferer from kidney disease for a long time, but did not take to his bed
until six weeks ago.  He was a member of Washington Council, Knights of
Columbus, and Ricard Post, G.A.R. as well as several benefit organizations.
He was also a member of the John Ennis Democratic Club and is related to Mr.
ENNIS by marriage, Mr. ENNIS having married his sister.
Chief GALLAGHER¹s long career in the Fire Department has been of the most
honorable character.  He had never had one charge brought against him, and
he had been the hero of several daring rescues.  He had the good will of all
the men he ever commanded and was looked upon by them more as a counselor
and adviser than superior, Captain MURRAY of Engine No. 35, and Captain
WELDON of Engine No. 33, speak in the most complimentary terms of Chief
GALLAGHER¹s character, both as man and official.
Services were held Thursday afternoon in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes,
on Aberdeen street, near Broadway.  Father PORCILE officiated the mass.
Interment was made in Holy Cross Cemetery.

6 March 1905
The funeral of George McGARRY the fireman who was killed in the 
Valvoline Oil Company fire at Metropolitan and Maspeth Avenues, last 
Wednesday night, was held this morning from St. Cecilia's Church, 
North Henry and Herbert Streets. The Rev. Father McGIBNEY assisted 
by a number of prominent Catholic clergyman including Father McGRONEN, 
fire chaplin officiated. The interment was in Calvery Cemetery. 
Two hundred fireman under Deputy Chief McCARTHY and the firemen's band 
were in the funeral procession.
Deputy Police Comminssiner FARRELL and Deputy Fire Commissiner DOYLE 
attended the funeral. 

6 April 1906
Queens- The Veteran Firemen's Association of Long Island City 
has elected the following officers for the ensuing year:  
President, John L. FOLEY; 
first vice-president, Wm. H. MASON; 
second vice-president, John H. PHILLIPS; 
secretary, W.H. THOMPSON; 
financial secretary, James H. KELLY; 
treasurer, I.A. MATTHEWS; 
sergeant-at-arms, John HORN; 
trustees for two years, 
George CASEY, 
delegate to state convention, P.A. LEININGER; 
alternate, Charles D. SCHWIND;
delegate to Southern convention, W.H. THOMPSON; 
alternate, B.J. MCGOWAN.

6 May 1906
Ivanhoe Hook and Ladder Company, of the Newtown Fire Department, has
elected the following officers: 
John FISCHER, foreman; 
Angelus WITSEL, first assistant foreman; 
John SIMPSON, second assistant Foreman;
John H. NUHN, secretary; 
Rudolph SCHMID, financial secretary; 
Fred DEDE, treasurer.

25 May 1906
-The Exempt Firemen's Association of Flushing has elected the following  
officers for the ensuing year:  
President, W. B. CARPENTER; first vice-president, 
John J. HALLORAN; second vice-president, 
Martin J. KENNEDY; recording secretary, 
Marvin SCHARFE; financial secretary, 
D. T. HENDRICKSON; treasurer, 
William FAIRBROTHER; directors, 
Edward WALSH, 
Edward GAVIN and A. G. PIESSIS.
The recently elected chief and district engineers of the Woodhaven Fire
Department will be sworn in office on Tuesday evening, May 29.

25 October 1906
Rescued Mortally Injured-Big Factory Gutted-Loss, $25,000
Lieut. James TRYOR, of Engine 129, while fighting a fire at Meisel & 
Muschel's sash and blind factory, 488 Leonard street, last night, fell off 
the roof into the cellar way.  He was rescued by two fellow firemen, but it 
is thought at the Eastern District Hospital, whither he was taken, that he 
will die from his injuries.
After the third alarm had been turned in, Fire Chief CROKER arrived on the 
scene.  The fire started at 9 o'clock and spread through the entire 
building endangering a row of double-deck tenements on Driggs avenue near 
by.  After another alarm had been turned in, the efforts of most of the 
firemen  were devoted to preventing the spread of the fire to the 
tenements.  There was  panic among the tenants, most of whom were driven out.
Lieut. TRYOR was directing his men from the roof of the burning factory 
when he slipped and fell landing in the midst of burning timber in the 
cellar way.  Firemen MC GINNIS and ROONEY saw him fall, and without a 
second's hesitation they rushed to the spot where they saw him land.  Both 
were badly burned as they pulled the unconscious man from the debris amid 
the cheering of the crowd of spectators.
Ambulance Surgeon TEITZ examined TRYOR and found that he had a dislocated 
shoulder and hip and internal injuries. He is married and has several children.
The factory was entirely gutted.  The loss is $25,000.

5 November 1906
Hicks Street Company Caught at Laundry Blaze and One Life is Lost
Six Others Are Hurt
Another Engine Company Has Narrow Escape
One fireman was killed and six members of the same company, Engine No.
103, were injured yesterday morning by the falling of a wall at a fire
which broke out in the boiler room in the basement of a four-story brick
building, extending from 86 to 92 Third street, owned by Edward H.
BANCKER, of 2217 Newkirk avenue, Flatbush, and occupied by the Pilgrim
Steam Laundry.  The loss is estimated at $75,000.  The one-story oval
brick ovens, with their tall chimneys, adjoining in the rear, and
fronting on Fourth street, were damaged about $3,000.
The fireman who lost his life was James W. MCCOSKER, 25 years old, of
110 North Eighth street.  The injured are:  John BLACK, 23, 590 Sixth
street, contusions, taken home; Owen WARD, 23, 337 Columbia street,
fracture of left leg, taken to Long Island College Hospital; John KELLY,
38, 91 Amity street, contusions, taken home; John FITZPATRICK, 26, 172
Hull street, fracture of right arm, removed to Long Island College
Hospital; James F. FINLAY, 24, 56 Wolcott street, fracture of left leg
and internal injuries, removed to Cumberland Street Hospital; Lieut.
John DONOVAN, contusions and lacerations, taken to his home at 657 Henry street.
The dead fireman and all those injured belonged to Engine Company 103,
with headquarters at 533 Hicks street.
Four alarms were turned in for the fire, Chief CROKER responding from
Manhattan to take charge, and Deputy Chief LALLY arriving on the second
alarm from Brooklyn headquarters.
The fire was pretty well under way above the basement floor when the
first detail of engines arrives and it was not long before the whole
interior was a seething mass, with the floors carrying down the
machinery on every story with the rapid progress of the flames.
The men of Engine 103, under orders, had mounted to the shed of a
one-story brick extension to the laundry plant, and had been at work
there less than half an hour when the rear wall began to bulge
perceptibly from the intense heat, and just as a portion of the crew of
Engine 104, of Degraw street, new Court, had been started on their way
to assist their comrades of No. 103, the wall toppled outward and
several tons of the debris falling on the extension shed and the firemen
stationed there, stove in the roof and carred the seven victims clear to
the cellar of the structure.
McCOSKER's body was crushed into an almost unrecognizable mass and at
least a ton of the fallen bricks and iron had to be removed before his
body could be reached by the rescuing party, comprising the members of
Engine 104.
Dr. CRANE, of the Long Island College Hospital; Dr. HEISER, of the
Cumberland Street, and Dr. HEWELL, of Seney Hospital, were early on the
scene with ambulances, and they took charge of the wounded.
Fireman MCCOSKER had been a member of the department nearly four years.
He was married and lived at the North Eighth street address with his
wife and four children.  The youngest child was born only two weeks ago,
and the mother was yet too ill to be informed of her husband's fate.
About 300 laundry hands and other help are thrown temorarily out of work
by the destruction of the Pilgrim plant.
The oven buildings in the rear of the larger building are owned and
operated by the New York Vitrified Tile Company.

12 November 1906
Brooklyn Appointments - Fire Department
Fire Department - Promoted
Foreman John J. DONOHUE, Engine Company 113, to be chief of battalion,
at $8,000.  Assigned to duty in Thirteenth division.

Assistant Foreman Charles J. McLAUGHLIN, Hook and Ladder Company 61, 
to be foreman, at $2,160.  Assigned to 61.

Promoted engineer to steamer at salary of $1,600.

Fireman first grade, Francis P. ???ORY, Engine Company 102, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 206, Richmond.

Fireman first grade, Edward J. BROSNAN, Engine Company 188, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 17, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Fireman first grade, John J. MOLLOY, Engine Company 185, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 204, Richmond.

Fireman first grade, John F. FINNEGAN, Engine Company 135, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 3, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Fireman first grade, Thomas H. FORGEN, Engine Company 136, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 26, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Fireman first grade, John L. REAMER, Engine Company 136, Brooklyn 
and Queens, to Engine Company 26, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Fireman first grade, George H. WORTHINGTON, Engine Company 163, 
Brooklyn and Queens, to Engine COmpany 16, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Fireman first grade, Irving FOLEY, Hook and Ladder Company 69, 
Brooklyn and Queens, to Engine Company 19, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Dismissed on charges, fireman second grad Edward J. SLATTERY, 
Hook and Ladder Company 58, 
fireman second grade William J. QUIRK, Engine Company 145.

Transfers - Oil Surveyor Owen EAGAN, from Manhattan to Brooklyn; 
Oil Surveyor Chas. MILLER, from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

9 December 1906
Fireman's Finger Cut off
A fire broke out at 8 o'clock last night in the apartments of Mrs. Agnes 
WILSON on the top floor of the two story frame dwelling at 356 Hamilton 
avenue.  The flames were easily extinguished when the firemen arrived.  
The damage was confined to Mrs. WILSON's furniture and amounted to about $50.
When fire engine No. 102 arrived at the scene, one of the firemen, 
Daniel BOYNE, while blocking the rear wheels of his engine had the index 
finger of his right hand cut off by the wheel passing over it.  He was 
attended by Ambulance Surgeon CRANE, of the Long Island College 
Hospital, and went home.

9 April 1907
John PORTER, a veteran of the Civil War, who for many years was connected
with the Fire Department, died on Saturday at his home, 1583 Bushwick
avenue.  He was born in England in 1843, and when a young man served in
the British navy.  After going through the Civil War, he enlisted in the 
Seventh Regiment, United State Cavalry, and fought with Custer in the West.  
Mr.PORTER retired from the Fire Department eleven years ago.  He leaves a
widow, one son and four daughters.

11 April 1907
The new municipal civil service list for fireman, Fire Department, 
just announced, contains 995 names.  The examination papers
were, on the whole, unusually good.  The first fifty eligibles 
have already been certified for appointment.  
The local men among the first 500 eligibles are as follows:
2.   Geo. W. H. McELROY, 205½ Chauncy st.                          92.96
5.   Christian SCHMIDT, 157 Snyder ave.                                92.63
18.  Peter J. HAMMER, 68 Sutton st.                                 91.52
22.  Fred J. DAUB, 636 Kosciusko st.                                    91.25
26.  Charles A. HOWARD, 35 N. Oxford st.                                91.09
31.  Phil G. HETTRICK, Whitestone, L.I.                             90.09
33.  Jos. P. McGRATH, 186 Bergen st.                                    90.94
36.  Phil T. NEWMAN, 59 Underhill ave.                                  90.86         
37.  Jos. F. GRADY, 2547 Fifty-third st.                            90.84
47.  Chas. HARPER, Rockaway Beach                                   90.36
48.  Harry M. DALLAS, Fort Totten                                   90.32
49.  Peter J. McKENZIE, 233 Huron st.                                   90.37
51.  Geo. O. BUTTS, 20 Lewis ave.                                   90.16
52.  J. J. ROBERTSON, 32 Jewell st.                                 90.10
58.  Henry KNEIPP, 451 Central ave.                                 89.98
59.  Sam SCHERER, College Point                                         89.91
60.  Wm. RYAN, 1107 Eighth ave                                      80.87
63.  Jas. V. DUNLEAVY, 258 Steuben st.                                  89.03
66.  Max C. BENISCH, 487 Kosciusko st.                                  89.76
71.  Aloy. FRIELICH, 702 Flushing ave.                              89.60
75.  Tobias F. BUTLER, 1687 East Forty-eighth st.                   89.51
86.  Theo. MILLER, 454 Wythe ave.                                   89.34
91.  Thos. O'DEA, 97 Oakland st.                                    89.24
99.  O. J. KLINE, 121 Evergreen ave.                                89.06
100 Jos. T. HUGHES, 155 Guernsey st.                                    89.04
106 Andrew Rankel, 52 Ralph st.                                     88.99
109 Sam R. TWADDLE, Woodside, L.I.                                      88.89
114 Wm. C. WALKER, 1715 Putnam ave.                                 88.82
116 Leland J. WALLACE, 193 Ainslie st.                                  88.78
119 Walt. R. TWYMAN, Whitestone                                         88.71
122 Wm. F. FINN, 64 Court st.                                       88.63
123 Thos. F. WHITCOME, 5711 Fourth ave.                             88.64
125 John DUNNE, 1744 Broadway                                           88.64
128 Harry KREBS, 206 Stockton st.                                       88.46
120 John SMITH, 203½ Eckford st.                                        88.39
134 Conrad RAHRBACK, 64 Sumpter st.                                 88.28
136 Ed. F. McCANN, 288 Franklin ave.                                    88.26
137 Phil LYNCH, 680 Wythe ave.                                      88.25
138 Simon V. SMITH, 2087 Flatbush ave.                                  88.19
141 Otto KEMPF, 77 Palmetto st.                                     88.16
143 Fred F. MARTENS, 5522 Fifth ave.                                    88.16
147 J. F. DOUGHERTY, 56 Fifty-ninth ave.                                88.16
152 Peter F. McDERMOT, 78 Huron st.                                     88.00
156 Harry J. MILLER, 19 Stanhope st.                                87.94
160 Harry KANE, 12 Decatur st.                                      87.91
168 Jas. P. E. McWILLIAMS, 280 Pearl st.                                87.70
169 Edward E. MUNCH, 108 Bedford ave.                                   87.75
170 Michael COFFEY, 747 Gates ave.                                      87.73
175 Morris DOHLER, Glendale, L.I.                                   87.65
178 Chas. STEFFENS, 160 Ryerson st.                                 87.61
179 Wm. V. WERNER, 1433 Myrtle ave.                                 87.59
182 Wm. N. KIRK, 102 Wallabout st.                                      87.37
183 E. W. FRAMER, 51 Norwood ave.                                   87.56
184 George CRINGE, Ozone Park, L.I.                                     87.56
189 Jno. J. QUINN, 174 Nassau st.                                   87.46
191 Jas. W. ORR, Richmond Hill, L.I.                                87.42
196 Fred S. KUEHL, 1286 Madison st.                                     87.34
197 Pat. J. COONEY, 28 Johnson pl.                                      87.32
199 Corn. J. DWYER, 78 Kimball rd.                                  87.31
200 Conrd. J. POPPE, Glendale, L.I.                                 87.29
205 Robert S. EASON, 243 Clifton pl.                                87.20
207 Patrick M.GARTY, 829 Union st.                                      87.19
208 Jas. L. MULLEN, 1520 Pacific st.                                87.19
211 Michael C. SHEA, 609 Linwood st.                                    87.16
212 Bernard DOWD, Jr., 200 Carroll st.                              87.14
218 John BOYLE, 630 Myrtle ave.                                     87.05
219 M. J. CASEY, 2805 Canarsie lane                                     87.03
233 Jas.J. PAYNTER, 252 Humboldt st.                                    86.88
234 Henry A. BENZINGER, 1551 Broadway                               86.87
239 August W. BUSSE, 1503 Fulton st.                                    86.81
242 Wm. H. FAGAN, 3 Auburn pl.                                          86.81
243 Wm. SCHAFER, 241 Sumner ave.                                    86.79
245 Henry MILLER, 2243 Greene ave.                                      86.78
246 Victor OHN, 130 14th st., Long Island City                      86.75
249 Thos. J. LUCAS, 117 Seventh st., L.I.C.                             86.71
252 John J. MALCNEY, 255 Court st.                                      86.65
253 R. J. FIESCHER, Jr., 149 Meeker ave.                                86.64
254 J. J. WALDRON, 1006 Willoughby ave.                             86.63
255 John P. TUTTLE, 85 Eighth st., L.I.C.                           86.60
256 James H. ORDING, 453 Gates ave                                      86.58
259 James BROWN, 422 Lincoln ave.                                       86.55
260 Wm. MURPHY, 16 Rush st.                                             86.54
263 J. G. GATZERT, 135 Forest ave.                                  86.53
266 Fred A. WALTER, 28 Pillington pl.                                   86.49
267 Wm. P. O'CONNOR, Astoria, L.I.                                      86.49
277 Al. TEMME, 171 Front st.                                        86.38
279 Ed. LAWLER, Jr. 429 St. Mark's ave.                                 86.36
290 James J. REILLY, Far Rockaway                                       86.16
294 Ben. J. OSWALD, 194 Shepard ave.                                    86.13
295 Wm. J. CARROLL, 202 Ainslie st.                                     86.10
300 Dan. J. MULLIGAN, 659 Bergen st                                     86.03
304 John HINES, 173 Bedford ave.                                    85.99
305 James A. QUINN, 1 Duffield st.                                  85.99
306 T. F. CONNELLY, 314 S. Fourth st.                                   85.98
307 Michael BOYLE, 435 Wythe ave.                                       85.95
311 Wm. HEIL, Whitestone, L.I.                                      85.90
315 Wm. H. DOWD, 166 Broadway                                           85.87
316 J. V. O'DONNELL, Dutch Kills, Queens                                85.87
318 Val. A. EBEL, 24 Park st.                                       85.85
325 Denis O'HARA, 104 Underhill ave.                                    85.76
329 Rob. A. FOWLER, 139 East ave., Long Island City             85.70
339 Harry J. O'CONNOR, College Point.                                   85.59
345 G. A. FIELSCHMANN, 789 Bedford ave.                             85.48
349 Thos. COLLINS, 289 Lexington ave.                                   85.41
353 Henry BAIER, Maspeth                                            85.38
369 A. J. MICHENFELDER, 489 Grand ave., L.I.C.                  85.11
370 Jacob H. HEIN, 472 Park ave.                                    85.10           
371 B. P. MULLIN, 1520 Pacific st.                                  85.10
373 Chas. A. SWENSON, 455 Pacific st.                                   85.08
378 J. J. HENDERSON, 173 Concord st.                                    85.02
380 Geo SCHAPPERT, Rockaway Beach                               84.98
384 F. SCHLANGENHAUF, 16 Starr st.                                  84.92
388 Henry KENNEDY, 94 Ralph ave.                                        84.85                                     
390 John F. BOLAND, 281 Hooper st.                                      84.81
393 John J. GILLEN, 168 Rodney st.                                  84.81
395 Frank KLINE, 120 Stanhope st.                                   84.80
396 F. W. WORST, Jr., 545 Fiftieth st.                              84.80
399 Emil KROHN, 20 New Jersey ave.                                      84.78
401 Rudolph MEINHOLD, 400 Logan st.                                     84.75
404 Wm. C. STEERS, 1469 Bergen st.                                      84.64
406 Morris J. ENRIGHT, 147 Albany ave.                                  84.65
408 Elmer BRACKEN, 722 Bergen st.                                       84.64
410 Peter J. GROOM, 1817 Nostrand ave.                                  84.63
411 J. L. McBRIDE, 91 Rutledge st.                                  84.61
417 Thos. P. EGLINGTON, 443 Fourth ave.                             84.54
418 Thos. P. HESLIN, 89 Clermont ave.                                   84.54
421 Harry P. JEWELL, 16 Gunther pl.                                     84.50
423 Jos. A. Ludwig, 644 Fourth ave.                                 84.50
423 T. F. BYRNES, 975 President st.                                     84.49
428 Geo. A. MELODY, 329 Lexington ave.                              84.41
430 John W. HUGHES, 29 Grand ave.                                       84.38
435 Chas. SELDNBERG, 140 N. Sixth st.                               84.32
436 Fred BOODE, 897 Dean st.                                        84.32
438 Louis MELLOH, 394 Marcy ave.                                        84.25
439 Chas. E. BOYLE, 133 Washington ave.                             84.22
442 Jas. M. KENNEDY, 86 Berry st.                                       84.14
448 Evan L. POWELL, College Point, Long Island City             84.11
449 Jos. J. MAGUIRE, 181 Franklin ave.                                  84.09
450 Jos. E. SHANNON, 93 Second pl.                                      84.08
451 Chester A. VAUGHN, Fort Totten                                  84.08
452 Martin F. BRACKEN, 256 Penn st.                                     84.08
453 Thos. J. LOOSEN, 494 Chauncey st.                                   84.07
457 Frank M. MUNN, 116 High st.                                     84.04
462 Frank B. HADER, 143 Sackett st.                                     84.03
463 Francis L. GEARITTY, 239 Bridge st.                                 84.02
464 Thos. J. MOORE, 37 Eighth st.                                   84.02
466 Hy. C. RONGARDT, 290 Division ave.                              83.97
464 Fred C. MOHRNANN, 935 Pacific st.                                   83.93
470 Jas. RATIGAN, 267 St. Marks ave.                                    83.89
472 Jas. J. PADDEN, Sullivan st.                                    83.89
473 Gilmore OVERACRE, 460 St. Marks ave.                            83.88
476 John O'CONNOR, 236 Sumpter st.                                      83.85
477 James J. BRENNAN, 125 Adams st.                                 83.84
481 Anton ZIRANEK, 959 Manhattan ave.                               83.78
483 Alex. HOTHERSALL, 1107 Eighth ave.                              83.74
484 Francis E. JONES, 170 Concord st.                                   83.74
488 Sam. J. WINTERS, 195 S. Ninth st.                                   83.70
494 John FITZGERALD, 409 Warren st.                                     83.63
496 Thos. J. BRADY, 36 Leo pl.                                      83.63
497 Thomas J. Malone, 170 Academy st., L.I.C.                       83.60
498 Henry C. LANG, 86 Grove st.                                     83.59
500 John P. MADDEN, 620 Washington ave.                             83.54

2 May 1907
Deputy Fire Chief Thomas LALLY, who has resided in Manhattan the 
greater part of his life, will take up his residence in Brooklyn 
to-day.  Chief LALLY's  home is in the vicinity of Fort Greene Park.  
Chief LALLY has been connected with the Fire Department since 1870.  
Over fifty floral horsehoes and handsome bouquets of flowers were 
received at his new residence this morning.

15 May 1907
All candidates addressing inquiries to this column as to their standing 
must state number of application, position sought, male or female 
class, and if ever examined.
Brooklynites on the eligible list for the position of 
Assistant Fire Marshall:

6.	BROPHY, Thos. P.  197 Bradford st....84.40
10.	PERLEY, Chas. H.  145 Halsey st......82.70
12.	GIBLIN, Edward F.,....1837 Benson ave....82.00
13.	SULLIVAN, Patrick J....266 Berry st.....80.50
14.	HAGEN, James A......597 Lafayette ave....81.80
19.	COMISKEY, Rich. J....710 Sterling pl....79.60
21.	DILLON, Bernard....870 Jefferson ave. ...79.40
24.	TRAPP,  Joseph A.....7 Second pl....77.50
25.	BANNON, Jas. E....272 St. Marks ave....77.30
28.	PAGE, Henry B....564 Gates ave...76.40
30.	CROWLEY, M.P.....558 Fifty-fifth st...75.70
32.	HEANEY, W., J. ...126 Amity st.....74.70
33.	PIERCE, Wm.M. ..300 Pulaski st....73.80
39.	HANNIGAN, H.L.....338 Union st....70.80
40.	McSWEENEY, J.....2930 Warehouse ave.  ...70.80
41.	RUTLEDGE, Francis C.....571 Sterling pl... 70.60
42.	GORDON, John J....579 Myrtle ave....70.20

19 May 1907
In "washing down" at the Morgan Line pier yesterday after the 
disastrous fire, two firemen of Engine 30 were buried under a pile of 
lumber they  were overhauling and were seriously injured.  They are:  
JOHN MCDONALD, 31 years old, of 149 1/2  Nelson street, Brooklyn, and 
ARTHUR MUNSON, 22 years old, of 253 West Houston street, Manhattan.
Both had their right arms fractured and were taken to St. Vincent's 
Hospital, where it is said their condition is not serious.

11 June 1907
Battalion Chief John J. DONOHUE returned yesterday afternoon to his
duties at the Watkins street firehouse after being on the sick list
for the last three months. Chief DONOHUE, one of the most prominent
members of the New York Fire Department, while going up a ladder at
a fire on Christopher near Dumont avenue last March, got a splinter
in his right hand. He paid no attention to the matter until the
evening came and the pain became so intense that he visited the
family physician, who declared blood poisoning had set in and that
he would have to undergo an operation. He was taken to St. Mary's
Hospital where he was successfully operated on by Dr. SULLIVAN. He
remained in the hospital for three weeks after the operation was
performed, after which he took a trip to the mountains.

12 June 1907
Fire Commissioner LANTRY has appointed the following assistant
foremen to be foremen of fire companies, with an increase in salary
from $1,800 to $2,100 a year.

Maurice F. DELAY, Hook and Ladder Company 52, at 894 Bedford Ave.
Richard J. MAREHALL, Engine Co. No. 12, 163 South Third St.
George O. SHEA, Engine Co. 125, Liberty Avenue.

17 June 1907
Nine Fireman Hurt By Explosion Of Gas
Nine fireman were injured, three rather seriously, by a gas 
explosion at 226 West Forty-ninth street, Manhatten, to-day.
The building is a three-story and basement brick occupied by 
Mrs. Wesley TYSON and family. Gas had been escaping in the
house for several days and to-day John CONNOR and William
FARRELL, employees of the gas company, were sent to find
the leak. They dug a trench in the street and then went into the
basement. Shortly after they came out smoke was seen coming
from the basement and an alarm sounded. When firemen from
Company 23 started to force their way into the building there was
an explosion which hurled nine members onto the sidewalk or
against the wall of the courtyard.All were unconscious when men
from Engine Company No. 54 and a hook and ladder truck reached them.
The victims were stretched out on the sidewalk where they were 
attended by three surgeons from Roosevelt Hospital and Dr.
STEARNS, who chanced to be near. John GINGAN and James
NUGENT were so badly bruised and cut that they were taken
to the hospital while Lieut. Joseph SIMPSON was removed to his quarters.
Then somebody remembered that Mrs. TYSON and daughter were
in the building. Firemen found them on the upper floor, unconscious.
They were quickly revived when carried to the street.
CONNOR and FARRELL were arrested for criminal negligence. They
admitted taking a lamp into the basement, but declared gas could
not have ignited from the lamp.

1 May 1910
       Mrs. Mary GRIPPA, 48 years old, of 42 Union Street, was carried 
unconscious from her burning apartments last night by Battalion Chief James 
REILLY.  She was revived on the street and taken to the home of friends, at 
12 Third Place.
       The fire occurred shortly after 7 o'clock, and was caused by the 
explosion of an overturned kerosene lamp in the kitchen of the Grippa 
apartments.  The burning oil spread rapidly over the floors.  The occupants 
of the house, rushed pell mell to the street, and in an instant the building, 
a four-story brick structure, was deserted.
       In the excitement, Mrs. GRIPPA, who was in her bed, was forgotten.
       Once in the street, though, the panic-stricken Italians remembered the 
woman and a great cry was set up.  REILLY responded and rushed into the 
building.  He fought his way to the top floor, and after searching all the 
rooms, found the woman unconscious in her bed.  He picked her up, and 
carrying her to the stairs, began the descent.
       The smoke was so dense he had to five up his effort to carry the 
woman.  He laid her on the stairs and creeping backward himself dragged her 
after him.  In this way he managed to get the benefit of what little air 
there was close to the floors during the drip down the three flights of 
       When the street was reached Dr. KNOLLER of the Long Island College 
Hospital attended the woman, and after considerable work revived her 
sufficiently to be taken to a friend's home.  The GRIPPA apartments were 
badly burned, damage of more than $500 being done by the fire.

2 July 1910
   Fireman Walter ROBERTS, more than six feet tall, made a notable rescue at 
a $10,000 fire to-day in the seven story building at 92 Division street, 
Manhattan. He held a 200-pound man and another of stocky build out of the 
window until life nets were placed properly by others, thus saving them from 
asphyxiation. He was nearly overcome himself.
   ROBERTS later assisted in the saving of the lives of two girl employees of 
Herman COHEN, a cloak manufacturer, who occupies one of the floors.

3 July 1910
   After rescuing several persons from a fire at 1711 Park place, yesterday, 
William OBELTZ, 45 years old, of that address, was overcome by smoke and fell 
from a second-story window as he was about to save a young girl.
   The fire started in the cellar of the place, which is owned by Abraham 
LOWENTHAL, who occupies the first floor as a grocery store. The smoke 
awakened ABELTZ who hurried his family to the street and then aroused the 
other tenants. When he got to the sidewalk some one yelled another person was 
upstairs and OBELTZ was groping for the victim when he was overcome and fell 
out the window to the ground.
   Dr. O'KEEFE pronounced himsuffering from a fractured hip and removed him 
to St. Mary's Hospital. The girl was finally found and rescued.
(Note: Name is spelled ABELTZ and OBELTZ in the article)

28 July 1918
  Fireman George P. FOWLER of Hook and Ladder Company 40, Manhattan, receives 
the Hugh Bonner Memorial and Department Medal for saving the life of 
Mrs. FILOMENO at 307 West One Hundred and Twenty-seventh street, on April 18, 1917. 
The woman jumped from a window and while holding on to a beam and an aerial 
ladder he caught the panic stricken woman.
Harry F. GRAY, of Hook and Ladder Company 12, Manhatan, wins the 
Henry P. WERTHEIM medal for saving the life of Captain Denis MCNAMARA, 
at a fire on Septmber 1, 1917. 
An explosion occurred, cutting off Captain MCNAMARA and two firemen. GRAY put 
a ladder on his shoulder and assisted MCNAMARA to escape.
The TREVOR-WARREN medal and Department medal goes to Fireman George J. NELSON, 
of Hook and Ladder Company 14, for his assistance with O'CONNOR in saving the 
life of Michael MAHONEY.
The STEPHENSON medal is awarded to Captain Timothy W. CROWLEY for 
maintaining the best disciplined and most highly efficient company in the 
department. He is in command of Engine Company 30.
The Administration medal goes to Deputy Chief Thomas F. DOUGHERTY, who during
1917 submitted the best suggestion to the Fire Commissioner for the 
improving of the department and the promotion of the efficiency of the service.
The College Efficiency medals for 1917 go to Hook and Ladder Company 18 
for efficiency in drill and evolutions. The company completed the evolutions 
in the remarkable time of eighteen minutes and thirty-nine seconds. 

Those who will receive the medals in addition to WEISEL and WEDEMEYER, 
now in France are 
Retired Captain John E. FARLEY, 
Lieutenant Timothy E. COUGHLIN, 
Firemen -
Richard J. CONDON, 
James J. CAVERLY, 
Michael J. SLOANE, 
Joseph MCNULTY, 
Frederick L. KUTZLEB, 
John B. WOOD, 
John WALSH, 
Emile J. MAISTER and 
William C. RATHGEN.

5 December 1918
Thomas MURRAY, a member of Hook and Ladder Company No. 148, and
the tallest man in the New York Fire Department, died on Tuesday at his
home, 749 Fiftieth street.  He was born in the old Fourth Ward, Manhattan,
and served in the Spanish-American war with Company K, Ninth U.S. Infantry.
He saw service in China and the Philippines, ranking as a sergeant at the
time of his discharge in 1902.  He was one of the pallbearers in the funeral
of the late Mayor GAYNOR.
Mr. MURRAY was drum major in the Fire Department Band.  He is survived
by his widow, six children and a sister, Mrs. J. T. LAKE.  The funeral
will be held to-morrow at 11 A.M., with requiem mass in St. Agatha's R.C.
Church, Seventh avenue and Forty-ninth street.  Interment in Calvary
Cemetery under direction of Thomas F. FLEMING, of 71 Poplar street.

July / August   1919
Officers & Members of Hook & Ladder Co.#119 :

DREDGER, Jacob Lieutenant

Firemen First Grade :
VOUGHT, Frederick F.
STOLL, Harry
GILROY, Joseph G.

Firemen Second Grade :
MOCKER, Charles F.

Firemen Third Grade :

Firemen Fourth Grade

Officers & Members of Engine Co.#149 :
Seventy-Ninth Street & Twelfth Ave.
Bath Beach, Fort Hamiton, Bayridge

SHERRY, James., Capt.
MORRIS, H.N., Lieut.
KEENY, John T., Lieut.
CONWAY, Edward G.
COYLE, Harry
GEARY, David E.
HEANEY, Michael
HOGAN, James J.
LAVIN, Charles

SHERRY, James., Capt. Record :
Appointed 1 April 1895 Engine Co.#31, Manhattan. He has the Citizen's Medal 
for rescuing a number of  his men at a fire on 39th St. near 10th Ave, 1908, while
Lieutenant to the Engine #228.

MORRIS, H.N., Lieut., Record;
Appointed 10 December 1901 Hook & Ladder Co.#62. He was a driver for he 
chief of the 34th Battalion for 3 years and has several rescues to his credit.
Also served Hook & Ladder #61 & #69, promoted to Lieut. and then assigned
to Hook & Ladder #78, transferred then to Engine 241 and then 149.

KEENY, John T., Lieut., Record :
Appointed 27 December 1897, assigned Engine Co.#201. Promoted to Lieut.
in 1911, assigned Engine Co.#14, Manhattan. He helped organize Engine Co.
#278 and wa a member of that company until 1 August 1919 when that company
got the two-platoon system. He is one of the most popular Lietuenants
in the department.

CAMPBELL, Thomas A., Record :
Appointed 25 November 1909 assigned Engine Co.#207. He also served
Hook & Ladder #114 & Engine Co.#241. His name placed on the Roll of Merit
on several occasions. He is considered the most quiet, modest and sensible
men in the department. He is also one of the best calisthenic instructors.

CONWAY, Edward G., Record :
Appointed 15 October 1913 assigned Hook & Ladder Co.#110. He is a 
chauffeurs and a great student. Other members are recieving instructions 
from him for the coming examination for Lieutenant.

COYLE, Harry, Record :
Appointed 1 June 1897 asigned Engine 28 Manhattan. Recieved Honorable
Mention several times for bravery. He spends his idle time golfing,
fishing and house painting.

GEARY, David E., Record :
Appointed 1 June 1906 assigned Hook & Ladde #3 Manhattan. He has served
Engine Co.#239 and Hook & Ladder #109 & 131. He is the first chauffeur
and holds the record for fast and careful driving.

HEANEY, Michael, Record :
Known as 'Dare-Devil Heaney.' Has fine ideas regarding motor apparatus.

HOGAN, James J., Record :
Appointed 15 August 1902 assigned Hook & Ladder # 103. He is one of the
most popular men in the department.

LAVIN, Charles, Record :
Appointed 1903 and served Hook & Lader Co. #103 & #101 and Engine 
Co.#207, #203, #241. He is one of the best with a hook or an axe and
instructs the new men in the compa how to use these tools.
He is also an expert handball player.

CAUBENBERGR, Jacob Jr., Record :
Appointed 17 April 1905 served Engine Co.#201 & #241. He was the
first trainer and manager of the late Terry McGOVERN.

REHEUSER, John, Record :
Appointed 1 November 1906 served Hook & Ladder Co.#1 Manhattan
and Engine Co.#205 and #241. He is an expert fisherman.

Officers & Members of Engine Co.#209 :
Taffe Place near Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn covering the entire Eastern
District waterfront.
Fire dog is Nellie.
Previous Captain for 30years..FOLEY, Maurice now acting chief of the
34th Battalion.

DONNELLEY, Henry B., Capt.
GROSS, J.C., Engineer
WEBER, William
DOWD, William H.
KNIGHT, Godfrey

Captain FOLEY, Maurice, Record;
Appointed  a fireman 14 April 1890 and was immediately assigned to the 209.
For a short time he was sent to lower Manhattan to organize Engine Co.#7.

Captain DONNELLEY, Henry B., Record;
appointed 21 April 1904 and first served in Engine Co.#9.After serving in all
of the companies of the First Division in lower Manhattan he was promoted
to engineer in 1908.
Promoted to Lieut. in 1909 and assigned to Engine Co.#12 in Manhattan.
Promoted Captin in 1916 and assigned to Hook & Lader Co.#18. 
When the 2 Platoon system was installed 16 June 1919 at the 209 he went there.

Lieut. Frederick C. KUHLE, Record:
Appointed 26 July 1907 and after serving successfully in almost all lower Brooklyn
companies including Engines #226,235, 279, and trucks 102  & 169 finally was 
assigned to the 209.

Lieut. Martin J. TIERNEY, Record;
Appointed 10 December 1901 and served on almost all the lower Brooklyn
Engine Companies. Promoted to Engineer while serving with Engine #205.
Promoted 1913 Lieutenant with Engine #259. Moving almost immediately to the 209.

Engineer William G. QUINN, Record;
Appointed 17 November 1908. Served several companies in lower Manhattan.
Promoted Engineer 16 July 1916 and shortly after assigned to 209.

John G. GROSS, Record;
Appointed 1 May 1904. First servce was 223 and later 231 both in Brownsville.
After a short period with 207 he came to the 209,

John J REILLY, Record;
Appointed 1 May 1904 with Engine 210. He is currently plugging for Lieutenant
and is expected to land among the first five.

Joseph E. COLLINS, Records;
Appointed 20 September 1905 and was for a time the detail chauffeur to 
Deputy Chief GUTTERSON. 

Frederick G. WEIDERMAN, Record;
Appointed 1 May 1913. Entire career has been with the 209.

George A. DEGENHARDT, Record;
Appointed 1 November 1913 and has been with the 209 since. On days off
he goes motoring in his pet flivver and his pals never stop kidding him
about his motor car.

William H. DOWD, Record;
Appointed 15 August 1907 and after serving with Engine 217 a short time
was transferred to Engine 31 in Manhattan. He soon after came to the 209. 
According to his brother firemen he is the best driver in the business
and when it comes to handling the water tower he hasn't a peer.

Jacob H. RAUSCH, Record;
Appointed 5 May 1914 and has been with the company ever since.
He is the cook of the First Platoon of the company.

John C. CUTHBERT, Record;
Appointed 19 Octobe 1915. He has the distinction of not only being a 
veteran of the Spanish American War but of the late war. During the
Spanish American War he was a member of the 14th Regiment and back in
1913 when the regiment was encamped at Peekskill, he was awarded a couple
of medals for rescuing two men from drowning at the risk of his own life.
The only thing he is sore about is he didn't get across to France. However he
served more than nine months with Uncle Sam on this side.

William WEBER, Record;
Appointed 1 August 1916 and served with the 209 the entire time.He is the delegate
of Firemen's Local  94, of the American Federation of Labor. He joined the ranks
of the benedicts about six months ago and his pals declare that ever since his
marriage he does nothing but smile.

John J. DELANEY, Record;
Apponted 1 November 1917 and during his short time with the company he has
made an enviable record for himself in hard fought fires. He also has the record
of being the Beau Brummell of the house.

William J. KOHLSCHRIBER, Record;
Appointed 1 November 1918 and has been with the company since. He is a
formidable pinochie player and holds the championship of all Ridgewood.

John MOONEY, Record;
Appointed 10 January 1919 and served all with the 209.

Francis A. ROGERS, Record;
Appointed 1 January 1919 and always has been attached with the 209.At present he 
is spending vacation at Atlantic Highlands, N.J. and to the best of accounts will 
soon become a married man.

Godfrey KNIGHT, Record;
Appointed 17 November 1918 and first served with Engine 210. On July 1 this year he 
was assigned to 209 where he has been ever since. He is missed at the 210 because 
he is a bird fancier and the 210 has about 200 birds at it's house and while stationed 
there he took delight in looking out for their welfare.

Huge G. MUELLER, Record;
Appointed 7 June 1919 and is a newcomer in the game. He's a veteran of 
New York's Own, seventy-seven Division. As a member of the 302d Engineer Train he 
saw severe fighting in Flanders, Lorraine, Vosgen, Vesle,Meuse, Hindenburg line
and the Argonne. He was'over there' from 14 April 1918 until 1 May this year.

Frederick FANGHENEL, Record;
Appointed 1 October 1915 and acts as cook for the second platoon. He is a veteran
of the world warhaving put 18 months in the military police on this side. Labor Day 
there will be a contest in the kitchen of the firehouse,between his cooking skills 
and that of  John J. REILLY, cook of the first platoon.

Officers & Members of Engine Co.#247 :
16th Street
Bath Beach, Borough Park & Blythebourne

OWENS, Frank L., Capt.
LANGE, Louis, Lieut.
CROUSE, William H., Engineer
LOFTAIN, Thomas P.
MILNE, Harry A.
LUCAS, Chris T.
JORN, John B.
MADDEN, James F.

Officers & Members of Engine Co.#251 :
DEEGAN, C.J., Capt.
BROWN, Samuel, Lieut.
AHRENS, George S.
NORTON, James J.
HUGHES, James J.
McKARKEL, Michael
HOLDER, Edward R.
GOODGE, Robert E.
HENZE, Herman
BICKLEY, George C.
MURPHY, Joseph L.
KREBS, Harry
MEHR, Edward

Officers & Members of Engine Co.#284 :
DONOHUE, Tim, Engineer
SHERRY, James, Capt.
GRACE, Pat J., Lieut.
McMAHON, Phil J., Engineer
FOLEY, Thomas J.
SWENSEN, Charles G.
McCORMICK, Charles J.
QUINN, Christopher M.
DOLAN, Joseph S.

26 June 1920
A number of firemen have been advanced in grade, to take effect during July.  
In special order 110, issued Thursday by Acting Fire Commissioner 
Joseph M. HANNON, the names of the men were made public.
       The advancements are made automatically and are the result of 
efficient service by the firemen.  Many of the men who will receive 
additional increases in salary along with their advancements are Brooklynites.

The advancements and dates are:

Fourth and Third Grade, July 1 -
KINSLEY, Elmer, F., Engine 5
HAUSMANN, Robert, F., 36
REINHARD, Gus, A., 252
WILKINS, Roy, B., 282
RYAN, Philip, J., H and L 10
TRACY, James, J., 29
CULLEN, Terence, 34
DUFFY, James, J., 35
THORSCHMIDT, William, H., 107
ADINOLFI, Theodore, 132.

Second to First Grade, July 6
WHELAN, John, J., H and L 9

Fourth to Third Grade, July 14
WILLSTEIN, Harry, Engine 16

Fourth to Third Grade, July 15
HILL, Richard A., Engine 136 

Fourth to Third Grade, July 22
WARREN, Eugene, J., Engine 5
BUNCHELL, Richard, J., 28
BUCKLEY, John C., 32
FINLAND, Thomas, J., 35
DELANEY, Frank, J., 44
ORMSBY, John, F., 92
JEMISEN, Albert, J., 204
SCHILL, Edward, 225
HUGHES, James, P., 226
HAUSSMANN, William, 228
HENDRICKS, Francis, J., 241
KAFLINO, William, F., 251
HOEFFLING, Oscar, 256
DILLON, Arthur, J., 282
MCPARTLAND, J.J., Hook and Ladder, 43
DOWD, James, F., No. 2, 117
BONSEL, Adolph, 146

Fourth to Third Grade, July 23
REILLY, William, J, Hook and Ladder 14

Fourth to Third Grade, July 28
DEMAREST, Edward, A., Engine 14
SHERIDAN, J., Hood and Ladder 16

Fourth to Third Grade, July 29
RODECKER, George, Hood and Ladder 18  

Dr. Joseph E. SMITH, chief medical examiner of the Fire Department 
and his staff of assistants were kept busy Thursday and yesterday in 
their offices in the Municipal Building, Manhattan, examining a 
large number of candidates for the position of engineer of steamer.
The future engineers had already passed the practical tests given by 
Chief Engineer James J. HENRY, at the bureau of repairs and supplies in Manhattan.
The firemen who underwent the physical tests were:

LUKACS, Stephen, Engine 1
GRIMM, Louis, S., 6
HALLIGAN, Hugh A., 35
MORAN, Louis S.J., 39
LABODA, Henry, O., Jrl, 63
KUHN, George, 69
WILSON, Henry, A., 80
BARRON, William, J., 87
MCNAMARA, Martin, 90
BLUMMERT, Gustave, J., 92
O' NEILL, Frederick, C., 154
BLESSING, Herbert, F., 245
WALDRON, Harvey, M., 252
FOGARTY, William, H., 252
MCGUIRE, Joseph, A., 256
MAGGIO, Vincenzo, 260
DUFFY, Leo, J., 269
RIEBLING, Louis, J., 270
MAHER, Christopher, L., 279
FOLEY, Thomas, J., 284
KESSLER, Charles, E., 291
EISENBERG, Walter, F., H and L 7
HEROLD, John, A., 17
BALSLEY, John, J., 22
KELLY, John A., 35
LUBECK, Charles, J.G., 43
SCHUCK, Frederick, G., 103
CAMPBELL, Thomas, A., (2), 114
KASS, Frank, Jr., 129
MCCRYSTAL, William, K., 148
DOYLE, James, J., Engine 9
MCGARRY, Edward, J., 10
ROTH, Henry (1), 33
CORLEY, Joseph, A., 78
JUNA, Charles, 75
GODFREY, Eugene, 78
REILLY, John, J., 209
DOLAN, Patrick, F., 216
ARMSBRUSTER, Henry, J., 259
GEITLINGER, Joseph, S., 268
DORAN, Arthur, F., 276
DURYEA, Harold, A., 281
DOHERTY, Edward, J., 282
GRAY, Charles, B., 283
RAUF, Julian, J., 285
MCCULLAGH, Peter, H and L 3
GEREGHTY, Charles, P., 10
PARKS, Francis, 21
KERWIN, Patrick, J.C., 25
TAUBERT, William H., 34
BELFIELD, William C., 45
BLUM, Sidney, 80
BENDER, Frederick, B., 106
HAND, Joseph, F., 107
SUOMILA, William, J., 108
NELLIS, Harry, L., 109
CUDAHY, John, 412
WALLACE, William, W., Jr., 135
MILLER, Samuel, H., 149  

7 October 1922
Admirers of Captain Albert JOHNSTON, Patrol 1 on Murray Street 
?????? anniversary of his appointment ??????  memorable one.  
The popular Brooklynite ????? after he was surprised a recently.  
Prominent officials from the Fire Department, including 
Chief Thomas J. HAYES ?????
  The dinner was one of the many successful surprises that fire 
fighters have been able to put over.  Supt. SCHWENK of the New York Fire 
Patrol was given full credit for the success of the affair, as he 
handled most of the arrangements and acted as a committee of one in 
escorting Capt. JOHNSTON around just before the dinner.
  The fact that the Brooklynite had been away on vacation helped maintain 
the secrecy.  When he reported back to duty at his company, an order was 
awaiting him.  It directed him to immediately report for duty to Supt. 
SCHWENK , at the quarters of Patrol 8 on State street.  When he arrived 
there SCHWENK  told him that he was wanted in Manhattan on business.  
The ride to the restaurant followed, and he was ushered in while nearly 
400 persons applauded.

8 Sept 1923
Fire Commissioner DRENNAN has issued the following
order affecting the civilian force of the Fire Dept:
	The compensation of Wireman Patrick McNULTY,
Bureau of Fire Alarm Telegraph, is hereby designated
at the rate of $1872 per annum,
	Pursuant to the provisions of Civil Service Rule XII,
Clause 4, William KELLER is hereby employed as an
automobile engineman, Bureau of Repairs and Supplies,
Div of Buildings, with compensation at the rate of
$1140 per annum, for an emergency period.
	Pursuant to the provisions of Civil Service Rule
XII, Clause 4, the emergency appointment of John L.
CULHANE as telephone operator, bureau of Fire Alarm
Telegraph, with compensation at the rate of $1200 per
annum, is hereby renewed for an additional period of
fifteen days.
	Pursuant to the provisions of Civil Service Rule XII.
Clause 4, Edward A.OWENS is hereby appointed an
inspector of fire prevention in the Bureau of Fire Preven-
tion, Div of Inspection, with compensation at the rate of
$1500 per annum, for an emergency period of 15 days.
	Pursuant to the provisions of Civil Service Rule XII,
Clause 4, Josephine H. RAIMONDI is hereby employed
as a typewriting copyist  in the Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Div of Recording, with compensation at the rate of
$960 per annum, for an emergency period of 15 days.
	Pursuant to the provisions of Clauses 2 and 4 of
Civil Service Rule XIV, and with the approval of the
Municipal Civil Service Commission, Typewriting Copy-
ist Esther MATTHEWS, Bureau of Fire Prevention, Div
of Recording, is hereby transferred to the position of
stenographer and typewriter, at her present compensation
at the rate of $960 per annum.
	Clerk Lillian M. WALL, Dept of Education, with the
approval of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, is
hereby transferred to this dept. in the same capacity, with
compensation at the rate of $960.
	The registration of Provisional Draftsman (Arch.)
James J. HAUSER, Bureau of Repairs and Supplies,
Div of Buildings, is hereby accepted.
	Additional leave of absence, with pay, on account
of illness, for the month of Sept, 1923, is hereby granted
to Telephone Operator Charles V. CLARKE, Bureau of
Fire Alarm Telegraph.
	With regret, the death of Stenographer and Type
writer Josephine L. McKENNA, Bureau of Fire Investi-
gation, is hereby announced  to the Dept.

3 October 1923
	On Oct 15 there will be organized in Queens Village, on the Hempstead Turnpike, 
Engine Co 804.  It will be equipped with a new gasoline pumping engine.
	The personnel has not as yet been picked for it.The new company will be 
quartered in a garage, which is appointed in the finest of taste and furnishings. 
The upper floor is palatial. 	It is being rented to the city for 3 years at
$3000  per year.

13 October 1923
	Advancements in grade, to take effect at
9 AM on dates specified.
	Second to first grade, Oct. 1. 1923--
Gustave RAFY (?), Engine 1
James MUNCINELLI, Engine 4
John J. WHITE, ?(3), Engine 5
Daniel F. FELSMAN, Engine 5
Michael GLEASON, Engine 7
James J. McNAMARA,  Engine 8
Edmond HORAN, Engine 9
Cornelius A. BEIRNE, Engine 11
James F. GREENE, Engine 13
John SCHAUB, Engine 15
Joseph  A. KELLY,  (3)  Engine 16
Cornelius HEALY, Engine 17
Patrick J. FOLEY, Engine 18
Francis E. POWERS, Engine 18
William E. KRAUS, Engine 19
Michael J. IMHOF, Engine 21
Michael J. SHALLEY, Engine 22
James J. FITZGERALD  (3) , Engine 24
William F. CORRIGAN, Engine 26
George E. R. THOMPSON, Engine 27
Thomas LANE, Engine 29
John W. OTT, Engine 30
James A. ROGERS, Engine 31
Herman KRIETE, Engine 32
Frank GALLAGHER, Engine 33
Edward P. O'DEA, Engine 37
Vincent J. CRUISE, Engine 41
John J. MULHALL, Engine 42
Ladislaw CEROVSKY, Engine 44
Harry STAHL, Engine 45
Alfred C. MONTANA, Engine 46
John L. WALSH, Engine 56
Frederick CATUNA, Engine57
John R. HEBE,  Raymond W. HUNTER, Engine 65
Joseph SHANLEY, Engine 65
John McNULTY, Engine 69
Joseph RODA, Engine 71
Paul H. BIBLE, Engine 72
Henry C. GRAZIER, Engine 73
Martin TOUHEY, Engine 76
Michael  A. COLLIGAN, Engine 82
Edward R.  McEVOY, Engine  88 (Or 83)
Joseph  P. COSTELLO, Engine 91
Joseph McGARTY, Engine 93
Walter O. FURMAN, Engine 94
Timothy P. LYONS (or LYOPS), Engine 155
Harry H. WOHLKER, Engine 157
Frederick J. KELLY  (2) , Engine 101
John J. QUIGLEY  (2) Engine 202
John V. CREIGHTON, Engine 205
Joseph A. LANE, Engine 206
William H. STUMPS, Engine 208
John F. SEIBEL, Engine  208
Roderick E. RIDDLE, Engine 209
Charles M. MALONEY, Engine 220
Charles DURR, Engine 221
Joseph F.WALSH, Engine 222
John J. WALSH,  (6) , Engine 226
John L. COLLINS, Engine 227
Charles D. McNAMEE, Engine 229
William M. SHEERIN, Engine 230
Edward D. LANE, Engine 231
Michael J. FALLON, Engine 232
Frank KNOPF, Engine 234
Joseph A. McNAMARA,Engine 239
Clifford C. EVANS, Engine 239
Edwin OSTERMANN, Engine 244
Henry A. FRITZ, Engine 251
Franklin H. GEORGE, Engine 252
Michael  HORAN, (2) Engine 253
Charles A. JUD, Engine 256
James A. GAVIN, Engine 259
Francis E. BURGER, Engine 260
Thomas J. RED, Engine 262
Thomas P. BOWES, Jr.,  Engine 263
Thomas J. MEAGHER, Engine 278
Frank P. METZGER, Engine 283
Alexander STACK, Engine 280
Paul F. GRIFFARD, Engine 296
Cornelius A.SHEA, H .& L. 2
James J. WALSH (4), H. & L.
Thomas J. KEHOE, H. & L. 7
Maurice F. O'CONNOR, H. & L. 12
Ignatz ZIKA, H. & L. 13

Second to Fist Grade, Oct 2---
Max DICK, H & L   14
Edward J. SMITH  (2) H & L  16
John H. FOX, H. & L. 17
Charles P. COUGHLIN, H.& L.  18
William KINGSTON, H & L 22
Frederick KRUGER, H.& L. 28
William K. PENN, H.& L. 29
Michael J. SULLIVAN, H.& L.  48
Patrick J. O'BRIEN, (2), H & L  43
William  A. DAHL, H & L 79
James A. IRVING, H & L  80
Edward M. J. RISPIN, H & L  101
Harry F. GRIEBEL,  H & L 110
Gerald V. CALLAHAN, H & L 116
William A. PUNZELLA, H. & L. 128
Arthur J. JONES, H & L 131
John ENGLERT, H & L 148

Second to First Grade, Oct 4, 1923---
Charles V. BLESSING, Engine 35

21  October  1923
Transfers in the Fire Dept on Tues were as follows:
	Lieut. ---Henry BIEL, H & L 48 to H.& L 120

Engineers of Steamers:
Alexander J. GRAY, Eng 9 to Eng 15
Peter PLATMAN, Eng 13 to Eng 7
Joseph A.SIEFRING, Eng 14 to Eng 13
Frank MARAGLINO, Eng 36 to Eng 15
William LEAVY, Eng 42 to Eng 50
William G. QUINN, Eng 209 to Eng 30
Ambrose J.POWER, Eng  214 to Eng 279
Joseph LEONARD, Eng. 219 to Eng 203
James F. RICE, Eng. 220 to Eng. 203
Henry ASTHEIMER, Jr., Eng. 227 to Eng. 283
Frank L. NICHOLSON,  Eng. 233 to Eng. 291
John  J. HYNES, Eng 241 to Eng 282
John J. FLAHERTY, Eng 249 to Eng 280
Sebastian SCHIFFERDECKER, Eng 271 to Eng 291
Frederick B. BENDER, Eng 283 to Eng 277
Henry J. WAY, Eng 285 to Eng 277

Matthew M. CASEY, Eng 2 to Eng 1
Richard T. BURKE, Eng 14 to Eng   85
Joseph QUIGG, Eng 15 to Eng 272
William H.. DISTLER, Eng 16 to Eng 8
William O'SULLIVAN, Eng 18 to Eng 69
Joseph F. QUINN, Eng 28 to Eng 86
Thomas D.I. HABERLIN, Eng 30 to Eng 258
Frank GALLAGHER, Eng 33 to Eng 85
John J. DUFFY, Eng 55 to Eng 90
Thomas F. HEALEY, Eng 57 to Eng 85
Edward E. QUINN, Eng 65 to Eng 268
Michael COLLINS, Eng  69 to Eng  61
William E. PRUSH, Eng. 71 to Eng  35
William CONNOLLY, , Eng  72 to Eng 79
Michael J. WALSH, Eng 85 to Eng 57
Martin J. GLEASON, Eng 85 to Eng 30
Henry SCHLATTER, Eng 214 to Eng  294
Joseph  F. FROEHLICH, Eng 216 to Eng 32
John A. FAGAN, Eng  216 to Eng 215
George F. QUIGLEY,Eng 220 to Eng  246
Howard L.HAYNES,  Eng 221 to Eng 240
Joseph F. WALSH, Eng 232 to Eng  237
Adolph VOEHRINGER, Eng 235 to Eng 77
John GRAY, Eng  246 to Eng 205
Francis HASAL, Eng 268 to Eng  59
George F. LOHR, Eng 271 to Eng 237
Roy B. WILKINS, Eng 282 to Eng  249
Andrew M. POOLT, H&L 2 to H&L  31 (?21)
Frank McCORNAL, H&L 3 to H&L  40
William H. THEURER, H&L 5 to H&L 21
Michael J. SLOANE, H&L 8 to H&L 18
Benjamin PASTERNACK, H&L 9 to H&L 134
Frank ELY, H&L 11 to H&L 107
Joseph A. WINKLER, H&L 21 to H&L  144
Maurice F. O'CONNOR, H&L 12 to H&L 18
John J. SCUDELLARI, H&L 18 to H&L 16
Andrew J. GILLESPIE, H&L 36 to H&L 41
George FRITON, JR. , H&L 78 to H&L  32
Andrew HYDE, H&L 31 to Engine 161
William KINGSTON, H&L 22 to Eng 61
William BITTER, H&L 38 to Eng 63
Terence  T. McGRATH, H&L 81 to Eng 52
Daniel J. MEEHAN, H&L 107 to Eng 222
Martin CREGAN, Eng 47 to H&L 49
Patrick C. NOONAN, Eng 37 to H&L 89
Thomas FORD, Eng 61 to H&L 22
Charles A. HAESELIN (?), Eng 63 to H&L 38
Florence O'SULLIVAN, Eng 158 to H&L  78
Joseph  F. HUGHES, Eng 226 to H&L 105
Eugene T. FITZPATRICK,  Eng 203 to Eng 227
Henry M. HEESEMAN,  H&L  12 to H&L (18 ?)
Thomas GALLAGHER, Eng 1 to Eng 282
Richard T. BURROWES, Eng 10 to Eng 154
Michael J. GORMAN,  (2). Engine 32 (or 82) to Eng  158
Hugo BRAUN, H&L  16 to H&L  (12?)

Santa MARINO, Eng 77 to Eng 86
Henry DUFFY, Eng 77 to Eng  78
Thomas MAHONEY, Eng  78 to Eng 77
Thomas GOGARTY, Eng 86 to Eng 77

	Civilian changes in the Fire Dept, promulgated
by the Fire Commissioner on Monday, are as follows:
	Process Server Peter M. FOY, Bureau of Fire
Prevention, Div of Inspection, appointed as an Asst.
Inspector of Combustibles, Bureau of Fire Prevention,
Div of Inspection,  at $1560 per annum.
	Asst Inspector of Combustibles John VOGELE,
Bureau of Fire Prevention, Div of Inspection, dismissed.
	Telephone Operator Peter A. DUNN, Bureau of
Fire Alarm Telegraph, dismissed.
	Additional  leave of absence, with pay, on account
of illness, for the month of October, is granted to
Telephone Operator Charles V. CLARKE, Bureau of
Fire Alarm Telegraph.
	The resignation of emergency Auto Engineman
Arthur  MARSHALL, Bureau of Fire Alarm Telegraph
is accepted.
	Provisional Asst.  Inspector of Combustibles
Joseph T. SHARKEY,   Bureau of Fire Prevention, Div
of Inspection, dropped from the rolls.
	Provisional Inspector of Fire Prevention, Frederick
MAHNKEN, Bureau of Fire Prevention, Div of Inspection,
dropped from the rolls.

19 May 1928
Deputy Fire Chief George McALEER, whose offices are in Richardson st., is 
very popular with the men in the Eastern District. Especially agreeable  is 
he to the fire rookies to whom he teaches the fundamentals of the job. His 
kindly advice has helped many men over the rough places of the first few months.

Another chasher of the "blues" is James MULLINS, fireman of Engine Company 
104, at South 2nd. st., between Bedford and Driggs aves. His interesting 
personality goes a long way and he is a general favorite with the company.

Spurring  the ambitious is Lieut. John DALY, of the same Company. Every 
fireman who evinces an interest in his studies receives the benefit of the 
long and varied experience of the lieutenant. 

9 June 1928
The Uniformed Fireman's Association announces with deep regret the deaths of 
the following members:
George F. KELLY            Engine Company No. 280
George J. KENNEDY       Hock and Ladder Com. No. 48
Antion HOLTERRACK President

16 June 1928
PATRICK BARNETT Performed Human Fly Stunt in South Fourth St. Fire
In the excitement that attended the fire which destroyed the upper
portion of the four-story tenement building in South Fourth street, near
Havemeyer street, two weeks ago, the heroism of Fireman Patrick BARNETT
was in a measure forgotten.
BARNETT  is attached to Hook and Ladder Company 104 in South Second
street.  The company was one of the first to arrive.  The flames were
shooting out of the window of the two upper stories and dense smoke put
up a heavy screen in front of the building
A gust of wind drove the smoke away and there perched on an electrice
sign, in front of the building, BARNETT saw a man about ready to drop
from the effects of the smoke.
BARNETT climbed up the front of the building in true human fly manner
and was soon along side the man.  He worked him over toward a ledge and
then passes him to another fireman, who had come up a ladder that had
been raised.
As BARNETT went to reach for the ladder he became exhausted from the
smoke he had inhaled and would have toppled to the ground had he not
been caught in time by another fireman.  It was nearly an hour before he
felt well again.  Battalion Chief James CONNOLLY says it was one of the
bravest acts he has witnessed.

Amazement was expressed by two members of the New York Fire Department
to-day over the development of the Department Band into one of the best
municipal musical organizations in the land.

The veterans are Nicholas BRUNO, of Hook and Ladder Company 128, in Long
Island City, and Charlie BROWN,  of Hook and Ladder Company 137,
Rockaway Park.  BRUNO and BROWN are completing twenty years of service
in the department this month.  Both are members of the band.  BRUNO
plays the cornet and BROWN the horn.

"Do you remember when the band was organized?" asked Charlie.
"I sure do.  It was in the summer of 1913.  There were seventeen of us,
who met with Joseph J. O'REILLY in the office of The Chief." responded
"And look at it now!  Who'd ever think it would have grown in the number
of members and in the efficiency to an organization second to none among
municipal bands of the country?" mused Charlie.
"And we've benn with it since the beginning," added Nick.

23 June 1928
"Who can say -'the bravest'! When all are brave."
The Awards
The awards for Fire Department medals for acts performed in 1927 were:
    James Gordon BENNETT Medal and Department Medal - Capt. James A.
WALSH, No. 1, Engine 234.
    Hugh BONNER Medal and Department medal - Fireman, first grade,
Francis T.DAVIS, Hook and Ladder Co. 35
    Emily TREVOR-Mary B.WARREN Medal and Department Medal - Fireman,
first grade, Gustave R. MERKER, Engine Co. 234.
    The Henri W. VAN HEUKELOM Medal and Department Medal - Fire, second
grade, James CONMY, Hook and Ladder Co. 16.
    Brooklyn Citizens' Medal and Department Medal - Fireman, first
grade, August V. BECK, Engine Co. 238.
    Thomas E. CRIMMINS Memorial Medal and Department Medal - Fireman,
first  grade, James J. SULLIVAN, Hook and Ladder Co. 1.
    Henry D. BROOKMAN Medal and Department Medal - Fireman, first grade,
John J. BANNON, Hook and Ladder Co. 35.
    John H. PRENTICE Medal and Department Medal - Fireman, fourth grade,
Edward J. KENNEDY, No. 2, Engine Co. 44.
    Walter SCOTT Medal and Department Medal - Fireman, second grade,
Peter A. DALY, Engine Co. 44.
    Department Medal - Fireman, fourth grade, John G. FLYNN, Engine Co.13.
    Department Medal - Fireman, first grade, Walter J. HILLIS, Hook & Ladder Co. 1.
    Department Medal - Lieut. Edward J. WALSH, Hook and Ladder Co. 10.
    Department Medal - Capt. David M. LYNCH, Hook and Ladder Co. 1(deceased).
    STEPHENSON Medal - Capt. Walter L. LAMB, Rescue Co. 1
    Administration Medal - Assistant Chief of Department Patrick WALSH,No. 1.

For College Efficiency
The Fire College medals for the year 1927 are awarded to the officer and
men of Engine Co. 251, located at Wallabout Market, for efficiency in
drill and evolution in the fire company school.

The officers and members of Engine Company 251 are as follows:
Captain, Robert BOWE
Lieutenant, Rupert F. REED

Firemen, first grade-
    William P. BRESLIN
    Florence E. CROWLEY
    Peter F. DENIER
    William F. KAFLINE
    Harry KREBS
    William A LUTKINS
    Frederick E. McGOVERN
    Joseph F. SAROSY
    Thomas J. LOUGHLIN
    Joseph L. MURPHY
    Stephen J. PHILLIPS
    John GIBBONS

Fireman, second grade:
    Herman BURGER

Lieut. William P. BERRY of Engine Company 241, 240 Bay Ridge avenue, was
given the Emily TREVOR-Mary B. WARREN Medal and the department medal for
his bravery in rescuing Richard PUGH, 17 years old, from the cellar of
7123 Fourth avenue, on Feb. 14, 1927.  PUGH's clothing had been partly burned.

The fire had gained possession of a store room and passage way to the
boiler room.  Lieut. BERRY, the recklass abandon, crawled on his hands
and knees searching for the youth and carried him to safety through
intense heat.

Groped Through Smoke To Save Trapped Child
Capt. James A. WALSH of Engine Company 231, 1472 Bergen street, awarded
the James Gordon BENNETT Medal and department medal for the heroic
performance of duty at extreme personal risk in rescue of Eileen HAND,
10 years old, from the bedroom  of her home at 234 Albany avenue, Jan.
2, 1927.  The child had crawled underneath the bed to escape the flame
and smoke.

Accompanied Captain In Albany Avenue Fire
Gustave R. MERKER, fireman first grade, of Engine Company 234, 1472
Bergen street, recipient of the Thomas A. KENNY Medal and the department
medal for the heroic performance  of duty at extreme personal risk in
the rescue of Marguerite NEARY, 8 years old, from the bedroom on the
second floor of her home at 231 Albany avenue, Jan. 2, 1927.  By the
time MERKER was ready to leave for the street the rooms were so filled
with smoke and so hot from fire that it required extraordinary efforts
and endurance to reach a place of safety.

Went Back for Man After Saving Boy
August V.BECK, fireman first grade, of Engine Company 238, 176 Norman
avenue, awarded the Brooklyn Citizens' Medal and department medal for
the rescue of Oscar SAMEN, 33 years old, and his son, Sidney, 5, at a
fire at 358 Hooper street, midnight of Feb. 17, 1927.  Fireman BECK was
acting as chauffeur for Deputy Chief George T. McALEER.  Succeeding in
reaching the fourth floor, he crawled into the apartment and in a
bedroom located the two persons.  He carried the boy to the nearest
window, passing him on to members of Hook and Ladder Company 104.  BECK
then returned for the elder SAMEN and, with the aid of comrades, carried
him to the street by way of the stairs.

Fireman Frank TIMMONS, of Engine Company 221, is away on his vacation,
just where, he is keeping from the other members of the company.  He
says last year the boys annoyed him with their visits.  This time he
wants a quiet time.

Fireman Henry SLOANE, of Enging Company 221, is some garage builder.  At
least this is what the men in the company say.  At present he is putting
up the finest garage in Rosedale.

7 July 1928
Sick Fireman Rescues Boys as Raft Sinks
Two Coney Island boys are recovering today from the effects of a dunking 
they received in Coney Island Creek last night when their improvised raft 
made from a bed spring capsized.  Robert BATTERSON, 8 years old, of 2720  
West Third street and Jerry VALENTINO, 10, of 2710 West Third street, Coney 
Island, were rescued by Fireman James HENNESSY, of 2743 West Third street, 
attached to Truck Company 161, at West Eighth street. 
HENNESSY, who was on sick leave, heard the screams of the boys as the 
raft sank and rushed to the creek.  He dived into the shallow water and 
succeeded in keeping the lads from sinking into the mud.  He was assisted by 
Walter CLEVELAND, 40, of 2702 West Third street, who saw he was finding 
difficulty in helping both boys.
The VALENTINO boy was taken to the Coney Island Hospital.  BATTERSON was 
sent home.

Fireman William WOLDHAVEN is missed from the quarters of Hook and Ladder 
Company 108, in Greenpoint avenue.  It is said that he is enjoying his 
vacation in a new auto he has purchased. The men at the house say he is 
seeing Long Island.

Fireman Joseph SLAMM of Hook and Ladder 108 is keeping very much to himself 
these days.  The men at the house say he is planning to pull off some trick 
on one of the boys.

The men at Hook and Ladder Company 108 are glad to learn that their popular 
lieutenant, Hugh O'HANLON, is fast regaining his health.  He has been 
confined to his home with an attack of grippe.

8 July 1928
Firemen Attend Funeral of William F. THOMPSON
     Funeral services were held today for William F. THOMPSON, ex-Deputy Fire 
Commissioner, who died Wednesday at his home, 173 Tompkins avenue.
The funeral was held from his late home, thence to St. Ambrose R.C. Church, 
Tompkins and DeKalb avenues, where a solemn requiem mass was celebrated by 
the Rev. Louis BLABER, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. James 
DELANCEY, acting as deacon, and the Rev. Joseph WIEST as subdeacon.
     Headed by Fire Commissioner John J. DORMAN and Deputy Commissioner 
Charles W. JANNICKY, a platoon of 180 firemen attended and stood at attention 
while the body was carried from the home and forming up, followed the casket 
to the church.  By the request of the family there was no music by the 
department band.     Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

17 August 1928
   Lieut. C. A. WELLINGHAUSEN  -  Pneumonia Victim.
CITED FOR BRAVERY - Was Popular With Men in Department.
Lieut.: Charles A. WELLINGHAUSEN, of Hook and Ladder 107, New York Fire 
Department, died yesterday after a brief illness of pneumonia at his home, 
7863 Eighty-Fifth Street, Glendale.
Lieut. WELLINGHAUSEN was born in Brooklyn, a son of the late Ferdinand and 
Louise ALLISON WELLINGHAUSEN. During his service with the Fire Department he 
received several citations for heroic acts and was popular among the officers 
and men of the department. 
He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Fire Department of the 
borough of Brooklyn and Queens, the Lieutenant's Benevolent Association and 
the Mutual Clerks of the New York Fire Patrol.
Lieut. WELLINGHAUSEN is survived by his widow, Katherine E. NULTY 
WELLINGHAUSEN; two sisters, Mrs. Charles WATERS, and Mrs. Charles ODELL, and 
two brothers Ferdinand and Christian WELLINGHAUSEN. 
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. to-morrow with a requiem mass at the R. 
C. Church of St. Pancras, Glendale, by the Rev. F. ?. SEIGELASK. Interment 
under direction of William DUNIGAN and Son, Rogers avenue and Montgomery 
street, will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

30 August 1928
John B. DONOVAN died Tuesday at his home, 683A Sixth street.  He was a retired 
lieutenant of Engine Company 246, of the New York Fire Department.  He is 
survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. NOLAN and Mrs. H. McBRIDE; a sister, 
Elizabeth DONOVAN and five grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at tomorrow, 
with a reqiuem mass at the R.C. Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fourth avenue 
and Ninth street.

5 June 1929
Detective Takes Gem Theft Case-BECKER Deplores Incident
   Detective GRAY of Snyder avenue station has been assigned to investigate
charges made by William WHEELER of 2121 Foster avenue, that firemen who early
today answered an alarm at the address stole jewelry valued at $1,845 from his
wife’s boudoir.
   Fire Marshal M. J. BECKER, of the Brooklyn office, who had also been
assigned to investigate, said:
   "It is deplorable that the fire department should get the black name. This
case is similar to the one on Riverside Drive, in which a thousand firemen
were implicated, but were finally exonerated."
   Only twelve firemen were present, the marshal said, including two captains
and two lieutenants.

10 January 1931
          Installations Will Be Made by Fred Baer,I. A. F. F. Head   
    Five hundred members of the uniformed fire force will gather in Mecca 
Temple in West Fifty-sixth street, Manhattan on Wednesday morning to witness 
the installation of newly-elected officers of the Uniformed Firemen's 
Association. President Fred BAER,of the International Association of Fire 
Fighters, with which the firemen of New York City are affilliated, will 
officiate at the ceremonies.
    The officers to be installed are as follows;

 President,Vincent J.KANE of Engine Company 276.
 Vice-president, Fred H.BOETTJER of Engine Company 73,the Bronx.
 Financial and recording secretary, Abraham ROSENBERG of Engine Company 263.
 Treasurer, Edwin S.HOYSRADT of Hook and Ladder Company 43, Manhattan.
 Sergeant-at-arms, William O'KEEFE of Engine Company 54,Manhattan.
 William MOONEY of Engine Company 61, the Bronx, chairman of the board of trustees.
 Edward J.LEONARD, Hook and Ladder Company 20, trustee for Manhattan.
 Francis J.L.McGOVERN,Engine Company 247, trustee for Brooklyn.
 Thomas J.BLANEY,Hook and Ladder Company 129, trustee for Queens.
 John F.McMANUS, of Hook and Ladder Company 78, trustee for Richmond.

30 March 1931
For 20 Years Battalion Head of Erie Basin District
George F. HARRIGAN, a retired battalion chief of the New York Fire Department 
died yesterday at his home, 8018 Fort Hamilton parkway, in his sixtieth year.
He is survived by his widow, Lillian A. HART HARRIGAN, and two sons, George 
J. and Hubert H., and two daughters, Marge and Lillian HARRIGAN.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 A. M. Wednesday from his late home, with 
requiem mass at the Church of St. Anselm, Fourth avenue and Eighty-second 
street. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Chief HARRIGAN joined the Fire Department in 1890 and retired in 1918 after 
twenty-eight years of active service. He was battalion chief of the Third 
Battalion, Manhattan, at the time of his retirement. He was formerly for 
nearly twenty years acting battalion chief of the Thirty-second Battalion, in 
Brooklyn which comprised the Erie Basin section of Brooklyn.

24 April 1931
Dorman Announces Board of Merits' Choice From Hundreds of Acts
    Mayor WALKER in June will present medals to ten firemen chosen
as deserving Fire Department awards for acts of bravery culled from
hundreds of instances reviewed by the Board of Merit, according to
announcement from Fire Commissioner John J. DORMAN, made public
    Each medal award for valor carries with it an official citation
which gives each recipient credits in any civil service examination
for promotion.
    Deputy Fire Commissioner Joseph M. HANNON, chairman of the Merit
Board, announced that fourteen additional medals will be given to
the members of Engine Company 277, 582 Knickerbocker avenue, for
performing nineteen evolutions in the company school in eleven
minutes and twenty-seven seconds, the fastest time made in
competition last year.  Captain Charles R. SCHOTT commands the
    The STEPHENSON medal, awarded for maintaining the best
disciplined company during the last year, has been given to Captain
Frank P. MORAN, of Engine Company 217, 940 Dekalb avenue.  Captain
MORAN lives at 822 Putnam avenue.
    Brooklyn and Queens men to receive the valor medals are included
in the following:
                BENNETT MEDAL
    Captain Albert B. CARLSON, of 1792 East Thirty-fourth street,
commanding officer of Engine Company 66, the fireboat William L.
STRONG, for his bravery in rescuing Marilyn MILLER, four months old,
from a fire in her home at 411 Fortieth street, on December 22.
Captain CARLSON was off duty at the time.  The baby died later, and
Captain CARLSON was burned severely.
                BONNER MEDAL
    Richard A. HILL, of 87-82 Parsons boulevard, Queens, for his
rescue of Frank QUINN, at a tenement fire at 188 East Seventy-third
street, Manhattan, on June 20.  Hill found Quinn unconscious in bed
and carried him to the street with the help of George J. FALLON, of
Engine Company 22.  HILL was burned severely.
                TREVOR-WARREN MEDAL
    Captain Louis S.J. MORAN, of 3163 Thirty-third street, Long
Island City, of Hook and Ladder Company 16, for his rescue of Mrs.
Edward DALY and Philip O'BRIEN at the same fire where HILL made his
                VAN HEUKELOM MEDAL
    Captain William J. HEAD, acting chief of the Fifth Battalion,
for his heroism in searching for a man at a fire in a Manhattan
warehouse at 415 Washington street on June 20.  Captain HEAD was
told that a man was lost in the building and entered to look for
him, although the wall of the warehouse was ready to collapse.  When
it fell, Captain HEAD escaped death by inches.  The man, it
developed, had been rescued earlier.
                KENNY MEDAL
    Edward CRONIN, Jr., of Rescue Company 1, for rescuing Dennis
WHOOLEY, trapped in the ruins of the same warehouse where Captain
HEAD displayed his courage.  CRONIN was lowered on a rope into the
interior of the building and pulled WHOOLEY to safety.
                CUMMINGS MEDAL
    Captain Thomas NEWMAN, of 586 Lincoln place, Hook and Ladder
Company 8, for assisting CRONIN in rescuing WHOOLEY.
    Frank R. MAGAN, of 74-39 Ninety-third avenue, Woodhaven, of Hook
and Ladder Company 120, for his rescue of Walter HODGE, six years
old, and Dolly, his infant sister, in a fire on the third floor of
277 Watkins street, on March 17.  MAGAN collapsed after surrendering
the children to other firemen and was taken to a hospital

7 May 1931
Dog Loses Life in Smoke-Filled Building
    Three persons were injured, a boy was rescued with an aerial ladder
after dangling in mid-air three stories above the street and a small dog
lost his life when fire swept the rear of a three-story brick apartment
house at 541 Pacific street early to-day.
    Patrolman James MALONEY, of Bergen street station, discovered the fire
shortly after 4 A.M. and sounded the alarm, after Henry SMITH, 40, manager
of the house who lives in the basement, had extinguished a smouldering pile
of kindling in the cellar and returned to bed four hours earlier.  MALONEY,
seeing flames in the rear of the building and smelling smoke, roused all the
occupants who were not awake, and shouted to several hysterical occupants on
the second and third floors to wait for aid from the Fire Department.  He
assisted several tenants on the first floor to the street.
    On the top floor, John WHEELER, 14, who lives with his brother, Walter,
29, became hysterical, and climbed out the window to jump, until his brother
held him.  Fireman Francis J. DOWLING of Hook and Ladder 105 climbed a
ladder and grabbed the younger WHEELER, but at the moment he did, the ladder
turned slightly and he was pinned against the wall of the building.  He was
treated for a wrenched left shoulder, and was able to remain on duty, after
effecting the rescue.
    In the meantime, the older WHEELER, Edward JOHNSON, 33, and Charles H.
JOHNSON, 36, both of whom live on the second floor, descended ladders to the
street, as did the family of Benjamin BURKE, second floor tenant.  BURKE and
SMITH, manager of of the building, who cut himself breaking glass to get out
of the burning celler, were treated by a doctor from Holy Family Hospital
for cuts, bruises and smoke poisoning and then taken to the hospital.
    Smoke from the fire was carried over to adjacent buildings and routed
out several tenants.  The stairway in the house was completely demolished,
and smoke damaged several of the rooms.  The fire was attributed to a
burning rubbish heap in the basement.  The damage was about $10,000.

30 May 1931
She Describes Attack-Charges Cruelty by Husband, Asks Alimony
Violent love-making on the part of John KENLON, 71, former chief of the New 
York Fire Department, with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth KENLON, 
27, is described in an affidavit filed today in Manhattan Supreme Court. Mrs. 
KENLON's suit is for separation and alimony of $1,000 a month, with counsel 
fees of $10,000, against Edward t. KENLON, wealthy corporation head, with whom 
she has not lived for the past two years.
The love-making, Mrs. KENLON swears, occurred four years ago a short distance 
from the elder KENLON's home at Englewood Cliffs, N. J., where she and her 
husband had been visiting. And although she protested to her husband, the 
younger KENLON "remained calm and unperturbed," although her husband and others 
found her in a fainting, hysterical condition, she further alleges. 
Fire Chief KENLON resigned from the department in March after a brilliant 
career as a fire fighter. He and his son have been associated in several 
businesses, the younger man being president of Edwin T. KENLON, Inc., of 401 West 
Fifty-ninth street, Manhattan, and connected with the Kenlon Mischele Company, the 
Stokes Coal Company, the Interurban Petroleum Company and other concerns.
Married in June, 1922, Mrs. KENLON, through her counsel, Kevie FRANKEL of 152 
West Forty-second street, declares the attack upon her in the spring of 1927, 
climaxed a series of abuses and humiliations from her husband and his family.
Describing the particular episode she said her car had broken down a short 
distance from the KENLON home, and while her husband and several others started 
up the road to see what could be done about it, the elder KENLON, a safe 
distance from the house, put his arms about her and started to kiss her. This 
affection, she says, was more enthusiastic than filial, and she objected.
"Suddenly," she adds, "he actually assaulted me by grappling with me. I was 
fighting him desperately and screaming for help. He changed his tactics by 
trying to throw me to the ground in pulling at my dress...He began to strike and 
pound me."
"Mr. KENLON had completely lost his senses and was acting like a madman, 
which added to my extreme horror and terror. My screams attracted the attention of 
my husband and the others and they came running."
Mrs. KENLON says she was found in a fainting condition, unnerved and 
hysterical. her husband, she adds, did not utter a word of reproach, took her to her 
mother's home and refused to listen to her.
Reconciliation's followed, Mrs. KENLON declares, but these were broken up. On 
one occasion, she asserts the former chief referred to her as his son's 
mistress, while the elder Mrs. KENLON called her a "dirty bum."
Mrs. KENLON's affidavit described in detail the times her husband tried to 
kill her. Stories of all night carousing and a stay in the hospital, when she 
was thrown from a taxicab are realistically told.
Finally, she decided she could stand it no longer and got her husband to 
agree to pay her $400 a month. But she insists, he has broken the agreement, which 
is her reason for bringing the suit for alimony.

12 June 1931

  City Hall plaza was bright to-day with an array of new fire
apparatus in front of which several companies of firemen
were drawn up to witness the ceremony of the bestowal of
medals for heroism by Mayor WALKER on twelve members
of the uniformed force of the department.
  With the Mayor were Fire Commissioner DORMAN and
Deputy Fire Commissioners HANLON and KENNY.
   The medal winners are:
 Capt.Albert B.CARLSON, 1792 E. 34th street, 
''the James Bennett medal''

 Fireman Richard A.HILL, of 87-82 Parsons blvd, Jamaica,
''the Hugh Bonner medal''

 Capt. Louis S.J.MORAN,of 3163  34th street,Long Island City,
''the Trevor-Warren medal''.

 Capt.William J.HEAD,of 80 W 102nd street,
''the V.Henri Huckelom medal''.

 Lieut.Thomas A.McCOY, of 1105 White Plains ave, the Bronx,
''the Henry D.Brookman medal''.

 Fireman James J.STEAKEM, of 251 E. 235th street, the Bronx,
''the John H.Prentice medal''.

 Fireman Bela J.VARGA,of  1322 Pugsley avenue, the Bronx,
''the Walter Scott medal''.

 Fireman Frank R.MAGAN, of 74-39 93rd ave, Woodhaven, Queens
''the Brooklyn Citizen's medal''.

 Capt Frank P.MORAN, of 822 Putnam avenue,
''the Stephenson medal for discipline''.

 The Fire College efficiency medals go to the members of
Engine Co.277 at No.582 Knickerbocker avenue, Brooklyn,
for having performed nineteen evolutions in the company
school in eleven minutes and twenty seconds- the fastest
time made in competition last year. The members of the
company are:
 Capt.Charles R.SCHOTT
 Lieut.Francis J.MEYERHOOFER

 Dibrato J.CHIEFFO
 Martin C.HEGER
 Francis J.HIGGINS
 William McAVOY
 Edward A.McCARTHY
 Daniel A.ROGAN

  The administration medal goes to Battalion Chief Michael CONWAY,
of 635 Tompkins ave,Richmond, S.I., for co-ordinating the works
of the cashier's office of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and for
facilitating the inspection work as between the fire prevention
inspectors and the regular city firemen who act as company
district inspectors.

2 August 1934
40th Battalion Head Collapsed while on Sick Leave - Rites tomorrow
Battalion Fire Chief John Ambrose SLOWEY died suddenly last night at his 
home, 1754 W. 7th St. as a direct result of being gassed at a fire last 
Friday at 7th Ave. and 53rd St. He was 57.
Chief Slowey, a member of the NY Fire Department for 33 years, had commanded 
the 40th Battalion in Brooklyn for several years.
Following his gassing at last Friday's fire, he was removed to the 
Israel-Zion Hospital and permitted to go home after treatment. He suddenly 
collapsed while on sick leave and died without regaining consciousness.
The funeral is to be held from Sts. Simon and Jude R.C. Church, Avenue T and 
VanSicklen St. at 10 am tomorrow.
Born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, in 1876, he joined the NY Fire 
Department on June 8, 1901, as a member of Hook and Ladder 3 in Manhattan. He 
moved up through the ranks rapidly, being made a lieutenant on Jan. 1, 1910, 
and a captain on Dec. 23, 1913. He had been a battalion chief since June 22, 
At the time of the Wall St. explosion he was one of the first on the scene, 
and at the time of the big fire on Park Ave. in 1906 he was credited with 
saving a number of lives. One of those he rescued was Mrs. FORSTER, known as 
the "Tombs Angel" because of her many kindnesses to prisoners.
In 1921 he received his 20 years service badge. At that time he was connected 
with Engine Company No 6 on Liberty St.
Surviving are the widow, the former Mary DUFFY, and six daughters. They are 
Mrs. Mary DANBY, Mrs. Joseph SYKES, and the Misses Kathryn, Rose, Margaret 
and Virginia SLOWEY

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