Classic fire-fighting action photos

Box 2565

Engine 16 Box Responses
Staff member
Cincinnati OH
05/31/67
4201 River Road
18:59 Box 7565
19:05 2nd Alarm
19:09 3rd Alarm
19:12 Request for all CFD foam trucks.
This fire was at a Texaco storage and transfer facilty. CFD had three of the 1952 Reo/Kelly Auto Body Co. foam trucks. These were origianlly hose wagons and were converted to high expansion foam carriers. George Miller photo from the Cincinnati Fire Museum.
 

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Bklyn Phil

Captain
Eight alarm fire in 16 degree weather Elmwood Park NJ

Marcal Paper Factory Fire 1 31 2019 - 38 NJ FD respond 77 videos on the web

List of depts in this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3UuruX4kI0

list of videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=marcal+paper+fire

Phil, Bklyn
 

Box 2565

Engine 16 Box Responses
Staff member
squad546 said:
Cleveland, OH
East 72nd & St. Clair sometime in 1979
Photographer Frank Novak
Boy would I love to photograph the apparatus in that picture!
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
Marcal Paper Mill Fire Aftermath With Comparison Shots 'Fire-And-Ice 1-31-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h28q4Jt9Klc

Good comments about name changes.

The Passaic river was used as a water source -see 09:55. Looks like an old Pierce Saber drafting.

This map https://passaicriverbasin.com/images/map01b.jpg

Shows Paterson and Elmwood Park where the Passaic River points to 1 o'clock. Following down the right hand side are some of the towns that sent their eqp north to fight the fire.

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Bklyn Phil

Captain
Michael Dick's FDNY in the 1980s. 27 pp, 25 pix per page. Mostly Bronx and Manhattan

http://www.fdnysbravest.com/page1.htm

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Bklyn Phil

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Bklyn Phil

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A sad day in Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral which survived the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, WWI, WWII suffered a devastating fire on Monday April 14, 2019. Here's a link to 119 pix of the fire, graphics of the cathedral and the spread of the fire, Paris FD tower platforms in action, a 'super pumper, heart-broken observers, heart-rending photos of the fire and its extent. The day after the fire, three very, very rich Parisian businessmen each pledged 100 million euros. Total pledges so far are 400 million euros towards rebuilding. The structure is 850 years old., the fire was confined to the roof, FF could get into the bldg to rescue precious artifacts.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6926807/Devastating-aftermath-Notre-Dame-inferno-leaves-world-mourning.html

Add'l photos, links and history history https://notredamecathedralparis.com/history/

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Bklyn Phil

Captain
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris 4 16 2019
Fire knocked down. FF activity suppressing the fire, after action scenes. 157 more fotos. 628 million euros pledged for rebuilding

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6926807/Devastating-aftermath-Notre-Dame-inferno-leaves-world-mourning.html

Phil, Bklyn
We has something similar here in NYC in December 2001 when the bookstore in the Cathedral of St John the Divine caught fire but was contained. A Lot of smoke residue had to be cleared from the cathedral.
https://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/19/nyregion/fire-damages-st-john-the-divine-gutting-gift-shop-and-scorching-art.html
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
No idea other than Chevy Chase, MD... Maybe.
I have thought these 2 photos, plus 1 other in the 1973 MCFRS Yearbook, were of the Silver Spring Lumber Co. fire, 7/4/1949.
Here's an airborne view of the fire scene, this was originally part of a Wash. Post article.
It certainly appears to be an "oh s---" moment, with what seems to be terrific radiant heat...10710895_874710619259457_1253787536086985413_n.jpg
 

Tillerman1664

Firefighter
I have thought these 2 photos, plus 1 other in the 1973 MCFRS Yearbook, were of the Silver Spring Lumber Co. fire, 7/4/1949.
Here's an airborne view of the fire scene, this was originally part of a Wash. Post article.
It certainly appears to be an "oh s---" moment, with what seems to be terrific radiant heat...View attachment 79314
Thank you, I do now remember talk of a lumber yard fire.
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
I think that's before my time, I didn't chase fire until 1989 when I got a scanner, a decent 35mm camera, and moved within earshot of 17's siren.
Here's one that predates both of us; 1953 blaze at Naylor's Seafood Restarant in Wheaton,MD.53196712_10218220050042700_6854434059687297024_n.jpg
 
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