FDNY South Street New York Fire

From the Vault: March 13, 1947 Box 55-208 A five-alarm fire at 243 South Street in Manhattan.Multi-colored flames poured from a five-story chemical warehouse that stood in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. First alarm units were faced with advanced fire conditions, noxious smoke and the possibility of explosions inside the burning building. The smoke was so dangerous that extra filter masks were rushed to the scene and donned by firemen deck pipes in the street. Clouds of orange, green, red and yellow smoke pumped into the morning sky. This was one of the first fires Rescue 1 was able to utilize the new “Scott mask” SCBA. Two fireboats helped to fed the numerous hoses stretched and operated from every possible vantage point. It took three hours to control and three more to completely extinguish. It was the first 5-alarm fire in 1947. Holy Hose Batman – Paul Hashagen FDNY Res1cue Ret 👉Check us out at www.gettinsalty.com 🔥

 

Brooklyn Fire Dept T-Shirt

Brand New T-Shirt Series from Gettin Salty Co. Our 1st special edition Tee is Brooklyn “The Borough of Fire”. Brooklyn had its own fire dept (BFD) before the FDNY and was organized in 1869. In the FDNY we call it the boro of fire, especially the guys from Brooklyn 😜. On the back the shirt has the BFD badge that is still on some Brooklyn Firehouse’s today. Shirt will first be available at #Fdic. Stop by our booth 10008 and grab one. All New York boroughs to follow. #brooklyn #nyc #fdny #firefighter

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Bunker Gear Style Toiletry Bag

Bunker Gear Style Toiletry Bag

Keep your travel necessities organized with a bunker gear style toiletry bag by Gettin’ Salty Company.
All of our bags are high quality, heavy duty durable Cordura.
Has easy open heavy duty zipper with yellow and black reflective bunker stripe.
Made in the USA.
These are a great Fireman’s gift!
Measures:  9″ long  x  5 in high  x  4 inches deep.

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FDNY Ladder Co. 137

From the Vault:
Hook & Ladder Co. 137 in 1915. Their rig is an 1913 American La France. The company was stationed at 243 Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park. This company responded on the second alarm (only one ladder on the first alarm) to the Arverne conflagration on June 15, 1922. That job went to 5 alarms, using 24 engines and 7 ladders. It was no day at the beach!

Article by Paul Hashagen
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FDNY Ladder 137

Historic Antique Fire Hose Nozzle Bottle Opener

New Historic Antique Fire Hose Nozzle Bottle Opener
This Historic Fire Nozzle bottle opener was inspired by the Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company nozzle of 1917.  The ‘open’ and ‘closed’ shutoff handle operates to open any bottle and help you put out your fiery thirst!  This vintage nozzle weighs an impressive 10oz. and is 6 inches long. The antique plated cast metal bottle opener looks like its been through the war years.
This is one thing you just can’t pass up, whether it’s for you, or the guys at the house.
Great for behind the bar, a man cave, paper weight on your desk or just for a conversation piece.

If you can’t get into your beer with one of these, you certainly can’t make the last room!!!
Made by firefighters for firefighters! This piece is a perfect bit of fire department history for any collector or firefighter.
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Perfect for Installation Dinners, Company Parties, Golf Outings, Wedding Favors and Dinner Dances. Contact us for BULK pricing!!
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