In the FDNY's 150 years, many brave souls lost their lives; families were left with out a father/mother; son/daughter; brother/sister. We feel that the best way to keep their memory alive is to tell their story. Their sacrifice made the fire service as respected as it is today. 

 “Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.”

-- Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY,
speaking upon the death of a deputy chief and
four firefighters in February of 1908

 

1860

FF ROBERT WINTRINGHAM E-1 7th District

Injured August 14, 1865

Died August 24, 1865

 FRONT & MAIDEN LA. 

The horse became freightened andran away, Fireman Wintringham's legs were caught in the reins and heh fell to the ground. The tender passed over his legs, breaking them both. He was dragged some distance before the horses stopped. Fireman Wintringham was 41 and the 1st member of the paid department to die in the line of duty.

 

FF GEORGE BELL, E-8 2nd District

Injured October 29, 1865, died November 19th 1865

 FT. W. 42ND ST. & NORTH RIVER

While operating at a fire in the Metropolitan Gas & Light's supply of 60,000 tons of coal, Fireman George Bell inhaled gas from the burning coal. He was taken home to recover and died on November 19th, 1865

 

FF THOMAS IRVIN, E-4

DECEMBER 2, 1865

The fire was in a warehouse used to store cargo that was to be shipped out of or into the harbor. Engine 4 was operating a hoseline in front of the building. Inside, multiple bails of cotton were being stored, they began soaking up the water being used on the fire. Some of the bails expanded to the point of knocking down the front wall of the building. FF Irvin was struck by the debbris and prounced dead at the scene.

FF DOMINICK SICOT, E-4

DECEMBER 14, 1865

While operating on November 9, 1865 in the 7th Disctrict at 14 Water Street, Engine 4 had stretched a line to the roof of the adjoining building at 16 Water Street. While operating on the roof, FF Sicot fell off the rear of the building. He was taken to City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

Academy of Music Fire on E. 14th Street

May 21, 1866

Fireman PETER H. WALSH, E-5

Foreman David Waters, E-5

Fire started in the restaurant portion of the Academy of Music and spread to the stage. Engine 5's line was operating on the stage when members were forced to retreat due to smoke and flames. All of the men made it to safety except FF Walsh & Foreman Waters. Their bodies were found burned to a crisp the next day.

 

FF MILES L. SWOARBY, L-10

AUGUST 27, 1867

108 BROAD ST. 
Fireman Swoarby, disoriented by the smoke, walked off the roof of a 5 story building. The top 2 floors were burning. Fireman Swoarby was 28 years old.

 

Foreman MICHAEL SNYDER, E-38

APRIL 16, 1868

When responding to a run in Westchester County, Foreman Michael Snyder was trapled by the horses. The horses were not entirely hitched to the steamer when the front doors of the firehouse were opened. Foreman Snyder attempted to stop the horses when he was trampled. The run ended up being a false alarm.

 

Foreman JAMES WHALEN, E-6

OCTOBER 6, 1869

248 PEARL ST
While driving Engine 6, he hit a timber in front of the equitable building. Foreman Whalen was thrown from his seat and landed under the engine. He was dragged a considerable distance before the horses could be stopped. His head was crushed between the pump of the engine and the pavement.

 

Asst Foreman THOMAS ROBERTS, E-14

OCTOBER 24, 1869

While dismounting the Engine, Assistant Foreman Roberts was ran over by the wheel of the tender, killing him instantly.

 

1870

FF MATHIAS HENES, L-4

Injured November 22, 1867, died December 4, 1870

647-649 W. 48TH ST. 
CRUSHED SKULL BETWEEN RIG AND MAIL BOX WHILE MOUNTING THE RIG

 

FF JACOB EDLER, E-16

Injured March 18, 1871, died March 27, 1871

2ND AVE. & 38TH ST. 

Fireman Edler was driving the tender of Engine 16 when it struck the back of Ladder 7. Fireman Edler struck the point of the 42 foot ladder and was thrown to the pavement.

 

FF EDWARD BURKE, E-4

JUNE 29, 1872

18-20 Liberty Street Box 036

On June 22, 1872, Engine 4 had just finished extinguishing the main body of fire and overhauling the building had just begun. Chemicals which were in the building reacted to the heat and exploded. 21 members of Engine 4 & 6, Ladders 1, 8 & 10 were burned in the explosion. Fireman Burke Succumbed to his injuries on June 29, 1872.

 

FF JACOB STEIGER, E-23

Injured September 6, 1872, died September 8, 1872

622 W. 65TH ST. & NORTH RIVER
A tank of Benzene explosed and sent a wave of flames that trapped several fireman. Most escaped with minor burns, but Fireman Steigler of Engine 23 was engulfed in flame. He ran to the pier and jumped into the water where he was rescued. He was badly burned and died in the hospital from his injuries 2 days later.

 

ASST ENGINEER GEORGE A. ERLACHER, Bn-2

FEBRUARY 9, 1873

January 17th, Asst Engineer George Erlacher was thrown from the tender while responding to Box 38 at 183 Water Street. Erlacher in command of the 2nd Battalion was riding on the tender was thrown off and fatally injured by striking his head on the curb.

 

FF JAMES PLUNKET, E-23

Injured September 24, 1873, Died October 24, 1873

1224 2ND AVE. 
RESPONDING TO ALARM, THROWN FROM ENGINE AT 59TH ST. & 6TH AV.

 

FF JOHN O'NEILL, L-4

AUGUST 16, 1874

8TH AVE. & W. 54TH ST. 
It was not uncommon these days, that members would run along side the fire truck to alarms. Fireman O'Neill was in front of the Ladder and stumbled. The heavy ladder truck passed over, crushing his body. He was 31 years old.

 

Aerial failed during demonstration

September 14, 1875

FF WILLIAMS HUGHES, E-9

FF PHILLIP J. MAUS, L-6

BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM H. NASH, Bn-4

The 3 men acend a ladder during a demonstration at East Broadway & Canal Street. The 3rd section of the ladder failed and the men plunged 98 feet to the ground. They died upon impact.

 

Wall Collapse

February 8, 1876

444-452 Broadway

FF DAVID CLUTE, E-30

FF DAVID MULDREW, E-30

LT JOHN H. BUSH, E-30 (Died Feb 11th)

While operating a handline, the 3 men were buried in a collapse of the south wall of 444 Broadway.

 

FF JOSEPH WILLIAMS E-29

NOVEMBER 1, 1877

 IN QUARTERS
STABBED IN ARM IN FIREHOUSE ARGUMENT, GANGRENE OF ARM

 

FF CHARLES J. CONNOLLY, E-6

Injured March 12, 1878, died March 14, 1878

Box # 43, 174 FULTON ST. 
While operating on the roof, FF Connolly became disoriented by the smoke and fell through a skylight. He was transported to Bellevue Hospital and later died. He was 25 years of age.

 

FF JOHN W. IRVING, E-29

JANUARY 7, 1879

75 VESEY ST. 
While performing overhaul, roof timbers gave way, allowing the roof to drop, trapping 9 firemen. Fireman Irving was the only one killed. He was on the job just over a year, married with 3 children.

 

FF JOHN REILLY, E-17

JANUARY 14, 1879

462 Broadway

Wall collapse

 

FF HENRY C. MOUNT, E-8

Injured November 25, 1879, December 9, 1879

Box # 66-536, 8TH AVE. BETWEEN W. 49TH & W. 50TH ST. 
Wall Collapse

 

1880

FF PATRICK CLARK, E-23

Injured December 27, 1879, died January 1, 1880

Box # 534, 405-407 W. 50TH ST. 
Fireman Clark was driving the hose tender to a fire when the side harness broke, causing the horse to turn to the right and the tender to strike a column of the elevated railroad. The force threw Clark to the pavement. The tender wheel ran over Clark. He was transported to his house by ambulance, where he later died.

 

CAPT WILLIAM BALDWIN, E-216 (BFD Eng.16)

Injured January 14, 1880, died January 20, 1880

MONTROSE AVE. & BUSHWICK AVE. 
BUILDING COLLAPSE

 

FF JOHN O'ROURKE, E-6

Injured January 11, 1880, died January 25, 1880

218 PEARL ST. 
When backing a line of the roof, FF O'Rourke fell from the hayloft to the 5th floor. In the 9 foot fall, FF O'Rourke suffered a concussion and contusion of the left side of his face. FF O'Rourke died at the Chambers Street Hospital.

 

FF JOHN F. CASSIDY, L-1

FF Thomas J Dougherty L-1

FEBRUARY 20, 1880

While operating Box 33-120 at 384-386 Broadway. The fire building was 5 stories with a marble front 45x170. The fire originated in the sub basement & destroyed the building. Captain Hutchinson, FF Thomas J Dougherty & FF John F Cassidy of L-1 went to the roof to open the scuttle for the pipe of Engine 33. Suddenly, about 70 ft of the building from the rear wall went down to the street level. Captain Hutchinson, feeling the roof give way under him, threw himself backward and being near the north wall, he landed on the adjoining roof. Dougherty & Cassidy being further on the roof went down with it "and were seen no more alive". The remains of Dougherty were recovered at 8am on the 21st. His feet & hands were burnt off and his body badly hacked. He seemed to have been clinging to a timber near the scuttle frame. Cassidy's remains were recovered about 8am on the 22nd and were slightly burned, but a portion of the north wall had fallen on the body and it was considerably mutilated.

  

FF PHILLIP HOLTON, E-24

Injured July 29, 1880, died July 31, 1880

Box # 33-282, 446 WEST ST. 
FF Holton became disoriented in dense smoke while searching for the stairs. The building was a 4 story factory, FF Holton fell down the hoistway 38 feet. He was transported to New York Hospital where he died from his injuries.

 

FF THOMAS L. JACOBUS, L-5

Injured November 9, 1880, died November 13, 1880

E. 17TH ST. & EAST RIVER
FF Jacobus was detailed as a HQ messenger. He attempted to mount a repair shop wagon when the Horse became startled. Jacobus was thrown to the pavement and suffered internal injuries. He later died at Bellevue Hospital.

 

FF WILLIAM KRATTINGER, E-2

Injured February 11, 1882, died February 16, 1882

 547-553 W. 21ST ST. 
FF Krattinger suffered a fractured skull when a shed they were operating on collapsed without warning. Krattinger fell 20ft landing on his head.

 

FF DAVID MCBRIDE, E-19

FEBRUARY 17, 1882

FF McBride suffered a paralytic stroke in the quarters of Engine 19. 

 

CAPT CHARLES KEAGAN, L-104 (BFD Lad.4)

SEPTEMBER 15, 1882

NEWTOWN CREEK, OIL WORKS

 

 

FF MICHAEL CONNERS, E-14

OCTOBER 31, 1882

FF Conners suffered a concussion of the spine while exercising on the trapeze bar in the dormitory of company quarters.

 

FF EDWARD VINCELETTE, L-4

MARCH 14, 1883

 8TH AVE. BETWEEN W. 48TH ST. & W. 49TH ST. 
While getting dressed on the moving apparatus, FF Vincelette lost his grip and fell. He suffered a fractured skull and the rear wheels crushed his lower body. He was killed immediately.

 

FF ROBERT MCDOUGALL, L-103 (BFD L-103

Injured July 19, 1883, died July 25, 1883

FURMAN ST. 
CRUSHED BY SHIP'S MAST @ HARBECK STORE

Herseman Bakery Wall Collapse

Raham Ave & Powers St

June 22, 1884

FF GEORGE W. HAIGHT, E-215 (BFD Eng.15 detailed to L-6)

LT JONATHAN TYACK, L-106 (BFD Lad.6)

 

FF JOSHUA A. WALLACE, E-12

JUNE 25, 1884

253-255 FRONT ST. 
FF Wallace fell off a 35 foot ladder striking his head, he was killed instantly upon impact.

 

FF JAMES P. SMITH, E-17

FEBRUARY 4, 1885

 58 PARK PL. 
While advancing a line up a ladder, FF Smith fell when the nozzleman lost hold of the nozzle. FF Smith struck his head and was killed instantly upon impact. He was 27 years old.

 

FF THOMAS DUNLEAVY, E-29

Injured July 24, 1885, died August 25, 1885

78-82 BARCLAY ST & 217-221 WASHINGTON ST. 
A violent explosion occured 6 minutes after the arrival of the 1st alarm units. The roof was raised and threw the cornice of about 6 courses of bricks to the street. 9 fire men were struck. FF Dunleavy received a compound fracture of the bone of the right thigh. His leg was amputated and he died a day after the amputation from shock and exhaustion the next day.

 

FF JOHN ENNIS, E-8

AUGUST 30, 1885

330-340 E. 61ST ST. 
FF Ennis tripped while trying to escape a wall collapse. He was buried beneath debris and died a few minutes later.

 

FF DENNIS MCGEE, L-15

JANUARY 20, 1886

Box 039 Coenties Slip & Front St

On January 12, 1886, While responding to Box 039 for a reported fire, FF McGee slipped from the step on the rig and fell to the street. The off Hind Wheel (Rear Tiller Wheel) ran over FF McGee's left leg. FF McGee was taken to Chamber Street Hospital. He died on January 20th from Blood Poisoning.

 

FF WILLIAM HOBUNG, E-41

JANUARY 25, 1886

When returning from watch line, FF Hobung fell from the railroad bridge that crosses Cromwell Creek and drowned. His body was discovered May 19, 1886 by 2 boys fishing. He was identified by the badge on the uniform he was wearing.

 

BATTALION CHIEF FRANCIS MAHEDY, Bn-4

MARCH 12, 1886

Stanton & Ludlow Streets 
COLLISION WITH ENGINE 17

 

FF FRANCIS J. QUINN, E-29

Injured January 22, 1887, Died February 1, 1887

84 PARK PL. 
FF Quinn became overcome by smoke and heat. He fell over into the cellar where the fire originated. He was rescued but suffered internal injuries from inhaling the heat.

 

FF JAMES C. O'SHAUNESSY, L-1

MAY 11, 1887

At Box 44, 203 Broadway, while members of Ladder 1 were working on the rear extension of 203 Broadway, the flames burst through the skylight driving the men from the roof. Fireman O'Shaunessy was compelled to jump to the extension in the rear of 201 Broadway, a distance of 20 feet. He received a compound fracture of the right leg between the knee and ankle and was removed by ambulance to the Chambers Street Hospital. On April 28th, his leg was amputated. He died of congestion of the lungs caused by blood poisoning.

 

ENGINEER WILLIAM WRAY, E-54

MAY 24, 1887

 W. 70TH ST. & BROADWAY
Engineer Wray was heading to Engine 23 to relief their Engineer for breakfast. He saw Engine 23 responding to an alarm but was not able to catch up to them. He got onto a passing milk wagon and at 70th Street it was overtaken by Ladder 4. He got out of the wagon and attempted to mounth the truck from the rear step of the wagon. In doing so, he lost his footing and fell. The rear wheel of the truck passed over his legs and lower part of his body. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

 

FF JAMES REHILL, L-8

JUNE 1, 1887

 132-138 KING ST. 
During overhaul, FF Rehill was struck by a bail of cotton. He died enroute to St Vincents Hospital.

 

FF MICHAEL J. NOLAN, L-13

Injured November 3, 1887, died May 3, 1888

85TH ST & 2ND AVE. 
Apparatus overturned and struck T rail and railroad ties.

 

FF CHARLES McHUGH, E-212 (BFD Eng.12)

AUGUST 8, 1889

THROWN FROM HOSE TENDER

 

FF SAMUEL MCMAHON, E-56

Injured August 10, 1889, died August 13, 1889

RUNOVER BY HOSE WAGON WHILE EXERSING HORSES

 

1890

FF CHARLES S. MORRIS, E-17

JANUARY 3, 1890

FF Morris fell down the pole hole in quarters on Christmas Night. He was asleep and thought he heard the alarm bell. He got up, went to the pole hole and fell to the apparatus floor fracturing his skull.

 

FF WILLIAM J. CHIN, BFD E-20 now E-220

Injured December 28th 1889, died JANUARY 5, 1890

Box 161 - 18 Street & 8th Avenue, Brooklyn

Fell off the hose wagon, then was ran over by it.

 

ENGINEER JOHN BULGAR, E-43 (Fireboat Havemeyer) detailed to E-29

OCTOBER 28, 1890

Thrown from tender while responding to a fire.

Asst Foreman JAMES H. SHUTE, E-27

AUGUST 23, 1891

While advancing a hose line, Asst Foreman Shute was hit with smoke and heat. His men brought him outside where he took a last gasp of air and died before the ambulance could reach him.

 

FF HUGH McGOWAN, BFD L-5 now L-105

DECEMBER 4, 1891

608 17th St, Brooklyn

FF McGowan was operating on the roof , overhauling when he stepped on a weakened area and fell to the 2nd floor. He fractured his skull and injured his face and scalp. He died enroute to the hospital. He was 39 years old, married with 3 children.

 

FF THOMAS R. GODFREY, L-21

MAY 23, 1892

While crossing the tracks at 30th St & 10th Ave, the wheel of the truck caught in one of the switches, swinging the apparatus to 1 side with such force that Godfrey was thrown to the ground. A front wheel of the truck passed directly over his chest.

 

FF FRANCIS REILLY, E-7

AUGUST 27, 1892

Water Tower 1, returning to its quarters after a 2nd alarm fire when Francis Reilly was jolted off and the Water Tower rode right over his thighs. He passed away at Chambers Street Hospital.

 

FF WAYLAND A. ESTES, BFD E-4 now E-204

FF JOHN F. SPAULDING, BFD E-4 now E-204

NOVEMBER 12, 1892

Box 15 - 150 Furman Street, Brooklyn

While operating a line on top of piles of jute on the 5th floor of Harbeck's Store Warehouse, without warning, the floor collapsed down to the 4th. Heavy smoke prevented their rescue. Estes & Spaulding were not found until the following afternoon. Spaulding was 29 years old, not married. Estes was 39 years old, married with 2 children.

 

Foreman LAWRENCE MURPHY, E-47

OCTOBER 31, 1893

Foreman Murphy suffered a heart attack while responding to a fire.

 

FF JOHN BANKS, E-36

MARCH 31, 1894

Heart attack.

 

FF EDWARD F. DUNN, L-12

NOVEMBER 3, 1894

FF Dunn tried to jump on the sideboard of the truck and missed the handles. He fell under the wheels which passed over his body.

 

BATTALION CHIEF JOHN J. BRESNAN, Bn-6

Asst Foreman John L Rooney, L-12

DECEMBER 29, 1894

Supports of a roof top water tank burned away and collapsed to the 4th floor at 124-128 W 24 Street.

 

Engineer PETER McKEON, E-5

FEBRUARY 13, 1895

Engine 5 steamer and hose wagon was traveling on the uptown train track of 2nd Avenue between 17th & 18th Street when the left wheel of the Engine broke off, sending McKeon  to the ground. The hose wagon was following closely and ran over McKeon before he could move. 

 

FF PATRICK CONLIN, L-14

JUNE 9, 1895

FF Conlin was returning from meal when L-14 was turning out for a run. He tried to jump on the running board but missed and was run over.

 

FF EDWARD WALSH, L-5

APRIL 1, 1896

While attempting to perform a rescue from a ladder, the ladder sprung in the middle causing Walsh to fall backward. He landed on his head and knees, broke both kneecaps and spine. He was one of the  most popular as well as one of the bravest men in the service.

 

BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM SHAW, Bn-6

MAY 9, 1896

BC Shaw, while decending the ladder to the sub-basement, missed the 2nd rung and fell 25ft. He fractured his skull.

 

FF JOHN F. HICKEY, E-213

SEPTEMBER 30, 1896

 

 

FF ALFRED BAUMAN, E-239

OCTOBER 22, 1896

FF HUGH FOX, L-102

NOVEMBER 23, 1896

 

FF JOHN G. REINHARDT, E-7

MAY 6, 1897

There was a momentary lull in the belching forth of smoke and members of Engine 7 took a line of hose into the cellar. The lull lasted only long enough for them to reach the floor, 8 feet below the street level, when a wall of smoke struck them and sent all hands staggering back and groping blindly for the opening by which they had entered. Reinhardt fell unconscious. 2 members of Engine 7 lifted him by the arms while other members tried to boost him up to the strong arms that reached out to save him. They got a rope around him, but it slipped and before they could do more for him, he had fallen to the floor. The others were pulled out, unable to speak or breathe, and were carried across the street to be attended by the doctors. The report of Reinhardt's peril brought every fireman within reach around the cellar opening clamoring for a chance to save him. One after another, the men were lowered into the cellar by ropes looped around their waists, and one by one they were drawn out unconscious. Finally, Reinhardt's body was brought up after over 30 minutes of trying. He had been more than half an hour without air and one hoped that more than his dead body had been saved.

 

FF MARTIN J. OAKLEY, E-5

DECEMBER 21, 1897

FF Oakley Jr died of asphyxiation at a cellar fire.

 

ENGINEER JOHN CALLAGHAN, E-253

DECEMBER 25, 1897

 

 

FF JAMES F. CALNAN, E-34

DECEMBER 25, 1897

After returning from breakfast with his wife and 4 children, Engine 34 was turned out for a fire. Traveling up 10th Ave at W 39 St, a mother and her daughter stepped in front of the Engine. The Engine swerved to miss  hitting them and narrowly missed the trolly car. The Engine overturned, FF Calnan was thrown and pinned under the smoke stack of the Engine. He was crushed to death.

 

FF PIERCE ENGLISH, L-22

JANUARY 7, 1898

Fireman Pierce was thrown from the Truck when it colided with a provision wagon that wouldn't move out of the way. He lived long enough to receive his last rights by a priest.

 

1900

CAPTAIN EDWIN H. TOBIN, E-23

JANUARY 24, 1900

Foreman Tobin was overcome by smoke at a 2 alarm fire. He died at Roosevelt hospitlal by pneumonia.

 

FF PETER F. BOWEN, E-21

CAPTAIN JOHN J. GRADY, L-2

FF WILLIAM J. SMITH, E-21

MARCH 24, 1900

While operating a 3rd alarm Basement fire, 15 men were dropped into the basement. Some grabbed onto windowsils and were not injured, some fell into 10 feet of water and were injured. Foreman Grady, FF Bowen & Smith were trapped under the 10 feet of water and drowned.

 

FF DANIEL F. MULLIN, E-4

MAY 4, 1900

While acending a ladder with hose, the hose was charged before FF Mullin could maintain a secure grip on the ladder. He was thrown to the pavement below fracturing his skull.

 

FF MICHAEL EMMETT, E-261

JULY 26, 1900

It is believed FF Emmett fell off the Engine and was ran over by the horses.

 

Foreman MATHEW FOHEY, E-213

AUGUST 24, 1900

Apparent heart attack in quarters 

 

FF FRANK FEATHERSTON, E-54

JANUARY 28, 1901

Overcome by smoke

 

FF MORTIMER A. ROBERTS, E-231

FEBRUARY 6, 1901

When responding to a fire, the Engine hit a rut in the road. FF Roberts was thrown to the ground and ran over by the steamer.

 

FF JOHN GEARY, L-2

FEBRUARY 21, 1901

When responding to an alarm, Ladder 2 Foreman saw civilian in the intersection waving Ladder 2 on. It wasn't until in the intersection that the Foreman noticed the Trolly couldn't stop in time. The rear of the apparatus was struck with such force pushing it into the air. FF Geary was thrown to the ground, his head was crushed by the apparatus, killing him instantly.

 

FF CHRISTOPHER BOYNE, E-241

MARCH 21, 1901

A fire in a big frame building was underway. The firemen were changing from exerior to interior attack. The fire reached the rafters and when the firemen reached the interior, the entire roof was on fire. Suddenly the rafters fell with a crash and 4 firemen were buried. Boyned was in the center of the collapse.

 

FF JAMES E. NUGENT, L-104

APRIL 14, 1901

FF Nugent advanced passed the hose line to the floor above. When the line was opened, Nugent was caught in steam. He was removed to the hospital and died 4 hours later.

 

FF WILLIAM RYAN, L-7

NOVEMBER 4, 1901

FF Ryan fell while dismounting the apparatus, striking his head. He was transported to Bellevue where he later died.

 

FF THOMAS J. COONEY, E-223

MARCH 19, 1902

While loading for passengers in Hoboken, the ship Brittish Queen caught fire. The fire spread to other ships, and the ships broke free from their berth. FF Cooney, Operating on Fireboat Seth Low, was operating on Governors Island, where 1 ship ended up. They were operating a hose line from a dock that was unfinished. FF Cooney lost his footing and fell into the river. No one noticed him missing for several minutes. The strong tides carried him away and he drowned.

 

FF PATRICK J. QUAIL, L-18

OCTOBER 11, 1902

Fireman Quail was the tillerman while responding to a reported window curtain fire. A block from the firehouse, the apparatus hit the curb and FF Quail was thrown from his seat. He shattered his skull.

 

FF JAMES DAWE, E-239

NOVEMBER 29, 1902

Fell 40 feet while attempting to enter a window from a fire escape.

 

BATTALION CHIEF THOMAS A. COPPINGER, Chief of 23rd District (Now Bn-33)

ASST FOREMAN WILLIAM F. JEFFERY, E-226 (BFD E-126)

FF MICHAEL J. O'TOOLE, L-105 (BFD L-55)

DECEMBER 26, 1902

Box 36 - 214 Plymouth Street

While operating at a fully involved 5 story factory, the front wall bulged and collapsed with out warning. The collapse destroyed Water Tower 6 and the members standing on it.

 

FF JAMES G. CORBETT, L-9

JANUARY 19, 1903

Box 268 - 396 Bowery

4 Alarm fire at Boston Excelsior Company. It had taken members 3 hours to batter theiron door to the building to gain entry. Once inside, a piece of machinery on the 3rd floor fell through, striking the 2nd floor, putting a hole in the floor, allowing 2 water-soaked bales of excelsiior to fall through. FF Corbett was struck by both and pinned against a truck inside. The bails were as heavy as lead.

 

FOREMAN JOHN T. ANDARIESE, E-1

FEBRUARY 26, 1903

Box 341 - 837-847 Broadway

Fell 2 stories from 6th to 4th floor while packing up after a fire.

 

FF WILLIAM McNALLY, L-3

MAY 5, 1903

Box 364 - 257 1st Avenue

Fireman McNally spotted a victim at the top floor of a 4 story building that had fire on all 4 floors. The ladder was thrown and McNally flew up and entered the window, ducking below the flames. He found and moved the victim back to the window when the room lit up. McNally fell back into the room. Fireman McEvoy of Ladder 3, dove in the window to remove McNally. McNally was unconscious but regained conscioiusness at Bellevue. He suffered terribly before dying 2 days later. His last words were 'Good bye all, Good bye mother' as she sat at his bedside. He was only 23 years old.

 

FF JOHN J. SULLIVAN, E-62

OCTOBER 28, 1903

FF Sullivan complained of not feeling well. He eventually died of an apparent heart attack.

 

BATTALION CHIEF MARTIN M. COLEMAN, Bn-6

FF RICHARD J. JOYCE, E-55

DECEMBER 21, 1903

Box 189- 190 Mott Street

While operating at a 5 Alarm fire at a Lumber Company, BC Coleman & Fireman Joyce were caught in a collapse. BC Colman received the James Gordon Bennett Medal in 1896 for catching a female who jumped from a window. Fireman Joyce was on the job for 10 days and not on duty at the time, but he was at the firehouse because he was excited for his new job and eager to learn. He jumped on the Engine when they turned out for the fire.

 

ASST FOREMAN GEORGE GIBSON, L-118 (BFD L-68)

JANUARY 22, 1904

Box 29 123-127 Plymouth St.

While acending a scaling ladder to the 6th floor, Asst Foreman Gibson fell. His body caught a prong hook on the ladder and his body hung impaled before it fell to the ground.

 

FF CHRISTOPHER DRESSEL, E-238 (BFD E-138)

FF ARTHUR J. RENK, E-238 (BFD E-138)

FF PETER J. GAFFENEY, E-238 (BFD E-138)

FEBRUARY 1, 1904

Box 493- 2-50 Noble St Brooklyn.

Overcome by smoke and gases at the American Manufacturing Company plant fire.

 

ENGINEER MARK A. KELLY, E-16

FEBRUARY 25, 1904

Engineer Mark A Kelly responded with his company to 'The Great Fire of Baltimore' on Feb. 7th 1904. Engines 5, 7, 12, 16, 26, 27, 31 & 33 with Ladder 5 were sent to the steamship City of Baltimore for a report of a fire. It turned out, the Steamship wasn't on fire, it was the City of Baltimore that needed help. A fire in Downtown Baltimore was burning out of control for more than 24 hours and they needed help. The companies that responded didn't prepare for a long trip to Baltimore; no money or warm clothes. While down there, they operated in dangerous positions preventing spread of the fire. On the way back, Engineer Kelly, cold and when, became ill and died from pneumonia.

 

FF HUGH F. ARRAGONI, E-19

FF John J Crean, E-19

FF Thomas F Madigan, E-19

APRIL 27, 1904

Box 432- 654 W 30 Street.

While operating a handline, a wall of the building collapsed, crushing them. FF Arragoni lived to be rescued and reported the other 2 firemen still buried, then died shortly after. FF Crean & Madigan died instantly.

 

FF JAMES W. GERDES, E-3

JUNE 1, 1904

3 firemen were testing new hose in front of the firehouse. The pressure was gradually increased to 180psi when the hose burst. The nozzleman lost the nozzle which flew back and struck Fireman Gerdes in the face. He was unconsious and died of cerebral hemorrhage.

 

FF PETER S. CLARK, E-229

SEPTEMBER 11, 1904

While responding at a high rate of speed, a child ran out into the street in front of the apparatus. Unable to stop, Fireman Clark steered the horses to the side and over a curb. The apparatus overturned crushing Fireman Clark under it.

 

FF PATRICK LENNON, E-260

DECEMBER 1, 1904

While operating on November 26th, Fireman Lennon was assigned to the roof of the Queens County Court House. When he dismounted the ladder, the roof became engulfed in flames. He was transported to the hospital where he died a week later.

 

Foreman JAMES L. HAVILAND, E-257

JANUARY 15, 1905

Foreman Haviland fell down the pole hole.

 

Assistant Foreman George F McGeary, BFD L-58 (now L-108)

Injured March 1st, 1905, Died March 2nd, 1905

Box 231 – Gardiner & Maspeth Aves.

While operating at the Valvoline Oil Company fire along Newtown Creek, BFD L-58 became in danger of catching fire. Asst Foreman McGeary was ordered to move it. He walked between it and one of the burning tanks. The tank containing 10,000 gallons of benzene exploded, the force blew McGeary out of the oil yard, across Maspeth Ave landing on a frozen lake. Asst Foreman McGeary was a 19 year veteran and left behind a wife.

FF William Brown, E-76

Injured March 18, 1905, died March 25, 1905

Eng.76 responded to a fire at Antique Room at National Academy of Design. While operating, FF Brown fell through to the next floor. He was pulled out, burned and bruised and suffering from a fracture of the right leg. He later succumbed to his injuries.

 

FF Samuel Lilley, E-38

March 30th, 1905

Box 874 – W 167 St & Broadway.

FF Lilley was washing down a fire that was burning for days in the subway tunnel.  The members were lowered into the tunnel and started flowing water in the line when bricks and cement began to fall in large quantities. Lilley was struck in the abdomen. As other members tried to rescue members, the top of the tunnel continued to collapse. All members except Lilley were rescued. The IRT Section boss got a rescue crew together and after hard work, located Lilley’s lifeless body. Lilley left behind 3 children.

 

Foreman Willaim J Wieland, L-9  detailed ABC Bn-4

April 25, 1905

Box 171 – 315-321 Grand St Manhattan.

Foreman Wieland was Acting Battalion Chief in the 4th Battalion. While ascending a ladder to the 2nd floor, the ladder slipped throwing him and his aide to the ground. He suffered from 3 broken ribs and internal injuries.

 

FF John Carbush, E-102

Injured June 7th, 1905 died June 8th, 1905

Box 258 – Conover & Reed Streets.

FF Carbush was fighting a 3 alarm fire at the Bush docks at the foot of Conover Street. While operating on the roof, it gave way tossing all into the burning cotton. FF Carbush suffered from a broken back. He was 33 years old and left behind a wife and 2 children.

 

FF William J Dayton, L-3

August 13, 1905

Box 270 – 3rd Ave & East 13 Street.

While responding to a false alarm, crossing 3rd avenue at 10pm, a northbound car struck the rig. Every member was thrown from the rig, FF Dayton was pinned against an elevated pillar. It was some time before he was extricated, he died 6 minutes after he had been carried into an adjacent drug store. Frank Hand was identified by a witness as the man who pulled the box and was placed under arrest. When he was told that his false alarm cost a firefighters life, he immediately burst into tears.

 

Asst Foreman Daniel J Sheehan, E-67

November 5th, 1905

Box 778 – 284 St Nicholas Ave

Asst Foreman Sheehan relieved the officer in Eng.37 for breakfast. Eng. 37 was sent to a 2 alarm fire. While attempting to gain access to the cellar through an air shaft when a boiler on the 5th floor exploded, blowing out 30ft of brick wall. The wall came down on Sheehan and his men. Sheehan was killed instantly. It took 10 minutes to dig the men out.

 

Foreman John F Walsh, FF Dennis J Healy, FF George B Christman JR, Engine 14

FF Thomas F Halpin Jr, Ladder 24

March 26th, 1906

Box 256 – 43 Downing Street Manhattan.

While operating at a fire in a 7 story factory, Foreman Walsh and his men entered an older building int eh rear of the one on fire. From the windows, they were directing water toward the burning building. The men were in a building that was over 100 years old. When the fire buildings rear wall collapsed, it took down the building the members were operating in. FF Healy’s body was the 1st to be removed, barely alive after over 30 minutes of being buried. He died several minutes later. The collapse happened at 130pm and it was late into the night before the bodies of the other 3 men were pulled out. Foreman Walsh was 42 years old, married with a family. He was cited 3 times for bravery

 

FF JAMES W. McCUSKER, E-203

NOVEMBER 4, 1906

ENGINEER WILLIAM H. RUSH, E-49

NOVEMBER 14, 1906

FF JOSEPH FINGER, L-29

DECEMBER 25, 1906

FF DANIEL J. CAMPBELL, E-32

JANUARY 6, 1907

FF THOMAS F. LENNON, E-32

JANUARY 6, 1907

FF THOMAS MCNAMARA, E-266

JANUARY 23, 1907

FF HARRY F. BAKER, E-26

FEBRUARY 26, 1907

FF ADAM DAMM, E-26

FEBRUARY 26, 1907

CAPTAIN JOHN RYAN, E-80

APRIL 8, 1907

FF FREDERICK MASSERLI, E-245

AUGUST 2, 1907

FF JAMES SMITH, L-104

SEPTEMBER 14, 1907

FF EDWARD D. LAHEY, E-240

SEPTEMBER 25, 1907

FF JOHN J. CAREY, L-110

SEPTEMBER 28, 1907

FF CHARLES E. PARKS, E-43

NOVEMBER 8, 1907

FF GEORGE A. O'CONNOR, E-72

JANUARY 10, 1908

FF THOMAS F. PHILLIPS, E-72

JANUARY 10, 1908

FF MATTHEW MILLER, E-249

JANUARY 30, 1908

FF THOMAS P. EGLINTON, L-10

FEBRUARY 4, 1908

FF JOHN J. McCONNELL, E-4

FEBRUARY 4, 1908

DEPUTY CHIEF CHARLES A. KRUGER, Div-2

FEBRUARY 14, 1908

FF HENRY HANSON, L-112

DECEMBER 14, 1908

BATTALION CHIEF MICHAEL E. C. GRAHAM, Bn-35

FEBRUARY 14, 1909

FF CHARLES E. MEADOWS, E-262

AUGUST 13, 1909

FF FRANCIS V.A. MAHER, L-110

DECEMBER 23, 1909

 

1910

LT FREDERICK SCHULTZ, E-21

JANUARY 4, 1910

FF JOSEPH H. WHITE, E-16

MARCH 28, 1910

FF JOHN F. FECHER, E-7

APRIL 23, 1910

Box 87 - 70 Duane Street

The members of Engine 7 entered the building to open the iron shutters on the windows. Once on the 2nd floor landing, FF John Fecher dashed up to the 3rd floor as the stairwell collapsed. Assuming that Fecher would open the shutters and escape onto the fire escape, the rest of the men retreated back outside and went to work. As for Fecher, his run for life was full of agonizing pain. Everything around him was blazing and smoke closed in around him slowley benumbing his senses. He shouted for help, but there was no one to hear him. No one will ever know how many times he fell the struggled up and staggered onward toward the window. Now, his clothing took fire from the heat and as he stumbled on, he beat the little flames with his hands. His face was burned black and his voice was finally burned silent. He reached a window looking down on the Manhattan Alley side. The huge iron shutter was heavy, and no one will ever know the agony attended  his labor to open it. Finally he did open it and stood for a moment, a flaming figure in the open window. The firemen of Engine 12 who raced to the Manhattan Alley at that moment and begun to get ready for action, saw him. To the flaming figure standing in the window, they yelled to hold a minute, and they would turn the water on him. He hesitated half a second and then pitched forward toward the pavement. His skull was fractured and several ones were broken. There was not a big crowd here. They gathered around the dying man. Several firemen of Engine 12 stopped to look at the huddled figure, but they did not know he was a fireman or what happened to him. The ambulance came and took him away to the hospital, in removing his clothes there they found his badge and learned from that who he was. Fecher died in the hospital.

FF JAMES F. BARRETT, L-22

MAY 13, 1910

FF TIMOTHY COTTER, E-6

JUNE 6, 1910

FF WILLIAM F. HEALEY, E-10

JUNE 6, 1910

FF DANIEL A. HART, E-89

OCTOBER 27, 1910

FF ANTON JIRANEK, E-215

JANUARY 7, 1911

FF LEO HACKBARTH, L-32

JANUARY 11, 1911

FF STEPHEN T. RAY, JR, E-59

MARCH 6, 1911

BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM DEVLIN, Bn-4

SEPTEMBER 24, 1911

CAPTAIN JAMES A. HAGEN, E-207

NOVEMBER 3, 1911

LT JOHN F. TIMMONS, L-105

DECEMBER 23, 1911

BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM J. WALSH, Bn-2

JANUARY 9, 1912

FF GEORGE FARRELL, E-26

FEBRUARY 13, 1912

FF HENRY J. KAISER, E-231

APRIL 6, 1912

BATTALION CHIEF JOHN RUSH, Bn-5

APRIL 25, 1912

FF WILLIAM F. STANTON, E-203

OCTOBER 23, 1912

FF WILLIAM MAURER, E-218

NOVEMBER 2, 1912

CAPTAIN CHARLES BASS, E-79

NOVEMBER 16, 1912

BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM J. DUFFY, Bn-8

MAY 5, 1913

FF BRERETON E. JOHNSON, E-77

AUGUST 13, 1913

ENGINEER JOHN B. BARGET, E-234

OCTOBER 5, 1913

FF JEREMIAH LEONEY, L-106

NOVEMBER 27, 1913

LT THOMAS MITCHELL, L-22

NOVEMBER 28, 1913

FF THOMAS J. MCMANUS, E-40

DECEMBER 16, 1913

FF JOHN B. DORAN, E-156

JUNE 25, 1914

FF JAMES W. THOMPSON, E-68

APRIL 27, 1915

FF JOHN DUFFY, E-83

SEPTEMBER 7, 1915

FF MICHAEL D. CURTIN, E-60

NOVEMBER 15, 1915

FF MATHEW J. WARD, E-65

DECEMBER 26, 1915

FF IGNATIUS F. NEUSCH, E-293

APRIL 3, 1916

FF JAMES J. SKELLY JR, E-280

APRIL 16, 1916

FF RAPHAEL A. FOX, L-22

OCTOBER 1, 1916

FF CHRISTIAN L. WALTER, E-15

MARCH 17, 1917

CAPTAIN THOMAS F. KEARNS, L-148

APRIL 12, 1917

FF PATRICK O'CONNOR, E-289

APRIL 12, 1917

FF HARRY E. FLYNN, L-7

SEPTEMBER 13, 1917

FF JOHN J. FREIN, E-65

JANUARY 4, 1918

FF JAMES CASEY, E-202

JANUARY 6, 1918

LT CHARLES J. MURPHY, E-26

JANUARY 9, 1918

FF JOHN W.T.F. KOCHER, E-54

JANUARY 16, 1918

FF MICHAEL WALL, E-151

FEBRUARY 3, 1918

FF FRANCIS R. TWOMEY, E-55

MARCH 16, 1918

FF HENRY OLTMANN, L-28

AUGUST 8, 1918

FF HENRY J. HELMKEN, L-123

OCTOBER 13, 1918

FF CHARLES J. JOHNSON, E-58

OCTOBER 14, 1918

FF JOHN J. KELLY, JR, L-1

OCTOBER 18, 1918

While assigned to the Military Service Unit, FF John J Kelly became sick with influenza while being stationed at Camp Merritt, NJ. The epidemic of 1918 cost 15-21 million deaths worldwide and over 12 thousand New Yorkers that year.

BATTALION CHIEF MATTHEW J. CUMMINGS, Bn-21

OCTOBER 25, 1918

FF BENJAMIN H. FAY, L-102

NOVEMBER 2, 1918

CAPTAIN JOSEPH FITZGERALD, E-207

DECEMBER 18, 1918

FF CHARLES SNYDER, E-62

JANUARY 4, 1919

FF GEORGE J. SCANLON, E-44

JANUARY 19, 1919

FF JOSEPH G. SCHMITT, E-44

JANUARY 19, 1919

FF FRED FEMPEL, E-257

JANUARY 25, 1919

FF WILLIAM E. SCHALLE, E-16

FEBRUARY 4, 1919

FF ALFRED J. KUNDIE, L-114

FEBRUARY 17, 1919

FF PATRICK J. LEE, E-221

MAY 16, 1919

CAPTAIN EDWARD F. NEALIS, E-226

MAY 17, 1919

FF CHARLES B. FRANSSEN, E-8

MAY 24, 1919

FF JOSEPH MCDONOUGH, E-18

JULY 30, 1919

 

1920

FF THOMAS F. BRENNAN, E-251

FEBRUARY 26, 1920

FF MICHAEL KARKEL, E-251

FEBRUARY 26, 1920

FF JAMES BRENNAN, E-251

FEBRUARY 28, 1920

FF FRANK CALLMEYER, E-251

MARCH 3, 1920

FF JAMES J. HUGHES, E-251

MARCH 3, 1920

CAPTAIN SAMUEL BROWN, E-251

MARCH 26, 1920

FF HARRY WILSON, E-252

JULY 17, 1920

FF DENIS DONOVAN, E-20

AUGUST 17, 1920

FF STEPHEN J. FINN, E-15

NOVEMBER 18, 1920

FF JOHN KEUPP, L-101

DECEMBER 29, 1920

FF JOSEPH A. FLANAGAN, E-44

JULY 31, 1921

FF THOMAS BEHAN, L-21

SEPTEMBER 12, 1921

FF WILLIAM F. SELLUIGER, L-102

SEPTEMBER 18, 1921

LT JAMES T. BROWN, L-45

JANUARY 29, 1922

Lt James Brown was injured while responding to Box 2509 in the Bronx. The apparatus struck a trolly pole on the Washington Bridge and caused Lt Brown's leg to be crushed. He died in Fordham Hospital 3 days later on January 29th, 1922, dispite valiant efforts by members of the department who tried to save his life by donating blood for a transfusion. He was a member of the FDNY for over 20 years.

FF THOMAS D. HASSETT, E-58

FEBRUARY 13, 1922

FF HENRY P. REINHARDT, L-21

MARCH 15, 1922

FF FREDERICK G. BRANDT, E-208

MARCH 25, 1922

FF JAMES V. O'DONNELL, E-259

MAY 28, 1922

FF EMMET F. DONNELLY, L-134

JUNE 15, 1922

FF ADRIAN CURNEN, E-26

JUNE 18, 1922

FF JAMES H. MALONE, E-219

JULY 18, 1922

LT JOHN J. SCHOPPMEYER, E-13

JULY 18, 1922

FF LOUIS J. FARRELL, L-33

SEPTEMBER 24, 1922

FF JOHN F. DUNNE, L-142

FF MICHAEL E. HANLEY, L-142

LT JAMES GRIFFIN, E-285

FEBRUARY 6, 1923

Box 1232 - Atlantic Ave & Rockaway Blvd

A Long Island Railroad Train going about 60 mph struck Ladder 142 at the Rockaway Blvd crossing, just below the Unioncourse Station. John Dunne was 36 years old was a member of the FDNY for 17 years, was decapitated by the wheels of the train. His body was found under the wheels of the 3rd car. FF Michael Hanley was the driver of the truck, died in the ambulance which was taking him to St. Mary's Hospital. Lt James Griffin was hurled from the truck and fell across the live third rail. He was severely shocked and burned. His clothing caught fire and after he was taking from the third rail, he was taken to St Mary's Hospital and died the next day. Ladder 142 was responding to a call at Blake Ave & Crescent St. The hose wagon had crossed the tracks without seeing the train. The express train rounded the curve when the truck was in the middle of the crossing. Upon seeing the Ladder Truck, the train engineer applied the brakes and collided with the Ladder truck and dragged it for 2 blocks before stopping. A heavy snow was falling at the time and the rails were wet. A special policeman and a gate man for the railroad were arrested for negligence. It was the gate mans 1st day on the job.

FF WILLIAM J. AEILLO, E-26

MARCH 30, 1923

FF JULIUS SPANIER, E-26

MARCH 30, 1923

FF RAYMOND F. FARRELL, E-230

AUGUST 21, 1923

FF JAMES J. SULLIVAN, E-230

AUGUST 21, 1923

LT ALBERT E. DONOVAN, E-303

JANUARY 21, 1924

CAPTAIN JAMES SHAW, E-159

MARCH 20, 1924

FF THOMAS J. CONNOLLY, L-28

APRIL 10, 1924

FF WILLIAM LEICHSENRING, L-124

APRIL 18, 1924

FF JAMES J. MCCORMACK, E-40

JULY 4, 1924

FF JAMES J. MURPHY, E-69

JULY 4, 1924

CAPTAIN JAMES R. STARKEY, L-112

JULY 16, 1924

ASSTISTANT CHIEF JOSEPH CRAWLEY, CHIEF OF DEPT.

JANUARY 13, 1925

LT WILLIAM FLETCHER, RESCUE 1

FEBRUARY 3, 1925

BATTALION CHIEF MICHAEL F. HARLEY, Bn-43

SEPTEMBER 29, 1925

FF JOHN E. MILLER, E-278

NOVEMBER 24, 1925

FF PATRICK DALY, E-278

NOVEMBER 26, 1925

FF WILLIAM L. MORAN, E-56

JUNE 30, 1926

FF JAMES O'DWYER, E-56

JUNE 30, 1926

FF CHARLES R. NAGLE, E-306

AUGUST 11, 1926

FF CHRISTOPHER QUINN, E-284

NOVEMBER 11, 1926

DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN O'HARA, BROOKLYN & QUEENS

DECEMBER 18, 1926

FF EDWARD J. FOX, E-77

JANUARY 27, 1927

FF JOHN M. GRANE, E-77

JANUARY 27, 1927

FF JOSEPH A. HESLIN, E-9

JANUARY 27, 1927

CAPTAIN JOHN S. ROBERTS, E-15

JANUARY 28, 1927

FF STEVE A. WILLIAMSON, E-33

FEBRUARY 22, 1927

FF PETER PARKS, E-24 

FEBRUARY 23, 1927

FF HENRY HOLSTER, E-73

APRIL 14, 1927

FF MICHAEL J. CUNNINGHAM, E-82

MAY 12, 1927

FF EDWARD J. KNAPP, E-258

JULY 7, 1927

FF WILLIAM CARLOCK, E-62

AUGUST 29, 1927

FF GEORGE E. WALKER, L-40

SEPTEMBER 26, 1927

CAPTAIN DAVID M. LYNCH, L-1

Injured October 30, 1927

Died OCTOBER 31, 1927

Captain David Lynch of Hook & Ladder Co # 1 died last night in Bbeekman Street Hospital of pneumonia induced by Either Pneumonia for an operation after he was injured at a fire Sunday night. The operation was a minor one; 2 toes were being amputated after his foot had been crushed between a wheel of the ladder truck and the curb as he jumped from the truck. Several hours before his death, Dr Harry M Archer of the Fire Department observed signs of the malady known to physicians as 'either pneumonia'. A member of Rescue Company 1 with an inhaler and oxygen tanks was assigned to his bedside, but the efforts were unavailing. Captain Lynch was 37 years old. He joined the Fire Department on July 1, 1913, and had been in charge of # 1 company for 3 years. He was the Recording Secretary of the Fire Captains Association. He left behind a widow and 2 small children. 

FF BERNARD O'KANE, E-227

DECEMBER 25, 1927

FF JOHN DWYER, L-78

FEBRUARY 6, 1928

FF BERNARD J. REILLY, E-274

FEBRUARY 25, 1928

CAPTAIN GEORGE C. STRAUSS, E-206

FEBRUARY 26, 1928

FF JOHN J. DONOHUE , L-2

APRIL 3, 1928

FF JACOB G. GULDE, E-289

OCTOBER 26, 1928

FF JOHN E. RAUCH, E-261

NOVEMBER 30, 1928

FF HARRY SCHUMANN, E-271

DECEMBER 11, 1928

FF WILLIAM H. KELLY, E-159

MARCH 10, 1929

LT JOHN MAYER, E-291

MAY 24, 1929

FF LOUIS LUBCKER, E-50

JUNE 5, 1929

FF JAMES H. MURPHY, L-9

JUNE 20, 1929

LT TIMOTHY E. COUGHLIN, E-79

OCTOBER 28, 1929

FF WILLIAM VOGEL, L-1

Injured November 25, 1929

Died NOVEMBER 27, 1929

 Box 206 - 18 Hamilton Street

Fire conditions were severe when FF William Vogel & Edward Conroy of Hook & Ladder Co # 1 proceeded up the smoke-filled interior stairway to rescue persons on upper floors. On the 3rd story, they were trapped by fire and severely burned. Disregarding his own safety, FF Conroy picked up his unconscious comrade. In doing so, the seared flesh was scraped from his hand and arms, but he managed to carry him to the stairway where oth were assisted to the street. FF Vogel died in the hospital on the 27th.

FF JOHN J. HENDERSON, E-276

DECEMBER 8, 1929

 

1930

PILOT JOHN J. HARVEY, E-86

FEBRUARY 11, 1930

CAPTAIN CHARLES H. FUREY, E-245

FEBRUARY 14, 1930

FF HENRY J. HOEHN, L-15

FEBRUARY 27, 1930

FF FRANK C. MURRAY, E-33

MARCH 2, 1930

LT JAMES A. O'BRIEN, L-116

APRIL 19, 1930

FF JOHN J. WHELAN, L-152

MAY 31, 1930

FF JOSEPH SULLIVAN, E-62

JULY 19, 1930

FF FRANCIS M. DONELON, L-3

AUGUST 10, 1930

CAPTAIN EDWARD A. DOUGHERTY, E-202

OCTOBER 4, 1930

DEPUTY CHIEF BERNARDO F. CARLOCK, Div.4

NOVEMBER 29, 1930

LT THOMAS F. KAIN, E-212

JANUARY 12, 1931

FF GEORGE L. BYRNE, E-301

FEBRUARY 6, 1931

FF JOHN DEGNAN, E-35

APRIL 7, 1931

BATTALION CHIEF JOHN J. DOOLEY, Bn-48

JUNE 6, 1931

FF WILLIAM ORMSBY, L-101

SEPTEMBER 7, 1931

FF MATHEW J. DUNN, L-14

OCTOBER 14, 1931

LT WILLIAM KOSTINEC JR, L-21

MARCH 22, 1932

CAPTAIN MATTHEW LYNCH, E-281

MARCH 30, 1932

CAPTAIN FREDERICK J. TREFCER, L-9

MAY 17, 1932

FF CHARLES G. RAPPE, L-32

MAY 18, 1932

FF JOSEPH LaGRANGE, L-108

MAY 20, 1932

LT JAMES O'DONNELL, L-163

MAY 29, 1932

FF THADDIUS CONNOLLY, L-32

JULY 27, 1932

LT JOHN H. COSGROVE, E-65

FF PETER A. DALY, E-39

FF THOMAS S. FINN, E-65

FF JAMES F. GREENE, E-65

FF LOUIS HARDINA, L-16

LT JAMES HARTNETT, L-16

FF WILLIAM L. PRATT, L-7 detailed to L-2

AUGUST 1, 1932

Box # 66-22-924, 113 E. 57TH ST. 
RITZ TOWER
EXPLOSION IN 2ND SUBCELLAR

FF EDWARD R. MALONEY, E-39

AUGUST 18, 1932

FF WELLINGTON HACKETT, E-13

DECEMBER 15, 1932

DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN FLOOD, Div.3

DECEMBER 20, 1932

FF JOHN V. LOGAN, E-37

JANUARY 24, 1933

FF FERDINAND RIVIELLO, L-14

FEBRUARY 20, 1933

FF JOHN V. STORCH JR, L-6

MAY 6, 1933

FF JOHN J. FEELEY, E-14

MAY 18, 1933

LT JOHN W. SMITH, L-115

JUNE 18, 1933

FF PATRICK MALONEY, L-149

AUGUST 3, 1933

LT THOMAS A. BOWLER, L-43

JANUARY 15, 1934

FF JOSEPH P. AHERN, E-48

APRIL 10, 1934

FF FREDERICK V. ERB, E-231

JULY 23, 1934

BATTALION CHIEF JOHN A. SLOWEY, Bn-40

AUGUST 1, 1934

FF CORNELIUS HEALY, E-233

JANUARY 2, 1935

LT JOHN H. SEEMAN, E-227

JANUARY 2, 1935

FF GEORGE W. SAMPSON, E-30

JANUARY 18, 1935

CAPTAIN WILLIAM J. HEAD, E-13

MARCH 1, 1935

FF ERNEST MATTES, L-129

APRIL 26, 1935

FF JOHN CARROLL, L-48

APRIL 28, 1935

FF RAYMOND M. SANDS, E-307

AUGUST 24, 1935

FF MICHAEL F. LOGAN, E-321

SEPTEMBER 5, 1935

FF CHARLES SCHOENER, E-13

MARCH 7, 1936

FF JOSEPH A. SCANLON, E-293

MAY 13, 1936

FF JOSPH DUNN, E-202

NOVEMBER 4, 1936

FF WILLIAM S. NEVILLE, E-217

DECEMBER 10, 1936

FF JOSEPH T. FOSSE, E-40

FEBRUARY 26, 1937

FF MICHAEL J. MULVEY, E-207

MARCH 7, 1937

FF FRED GERNER, E-96

AUGUST 5, 1937

FF PETER J. HARMON, E-61

SEPTEMBER 24, 1937

FF JOSEPH MCNAMARA, E-239

OCTOBER 17, 1937

LT JOHN DURKIN, E-2

NOVEMBER 24, 1937

FF HARRY J. KETT, L-77

MARCH 10, 1938

LT THOMAS MEEHAN, E-9

APRIL 3, 1938

FF JAMES F. HUGHES, E-48

MAY 3, 1938

CAPTAIN JOSEPH TRACY, E-48

MAY 3, 1938

LT CHRISOPHER J. PLUNKETT, E-8

SEPTEMBER 3, 1938

LT PATRICK McKEON, E-244

OCTOBER 25, 1938

FF THOMAS J. HITTER, E-290

OCTOBER 31, 1938

FF JOHN J. JAKOBY, L-35

NOVEMBER 5, 1938

FF THOMAS H. BARRAGRY, E-241

DECEMBER 24, 1938

FF ANDREW B. GEORGE, E-36

JANUARY 3, 1939

FF CEASAR J. MACARI, L-128

JANUARY 24, 1939

FF CHARLES R. WILLS, L-163

MARCH 18, 1939

FF JAMES A. HAGAN, L-36

MARCH 29, 1939

FF JOHN J. LYONS, E-250

APRIL 17, 1939

FF WILLIAM E. LEHMANN, E-272

AUGUST 24, 1939

FF JOSEPH McCARTHY, E-50

OCTOBER 21, 1939

CAPTAIN PHILLIP W. HUBLITZ, E-60

NOVEMBER 13, 1939

FF JOHN J. FINLEY, E-201

NOVEMBER 17, 1939

FF GERALD T. HANLEY, E-282

DECEMBER 13, 1939

FF HENRY C. FOSTER, E-321

DECEMBER 23, 1939

LT JOHN E. MURPHY, E-1

DECEMBER 27, 1939

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