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  • THE BEST FDNY COMPANY?

    All-right folks,

    What is the BEST FDNY company...also please tell us why and if you have ever had the privelage of riding with them......

  • #2
    I think this is an easy one.. RESCUE 2 of course.


    Yes, I have spent "a few" nights there. They are the toughest and proudest company in the city... and they have the BEST Officers too.

    Ive been to a few jobs with them. Kicked butt and took names..

    They may not go on as many runs or have as many Multiple alarmers ( like the bronx 1 room 2nd alarm...but thats cuz the buildings are so big... 8) )but they go to more fires than any company in the city and snuff em out..

    R-2 is THE Brooklyn Rescue

    I amslo like L-111 and L-103 and E-290, all kick butt units...thats where i'd go if i got on that job..

    Primo Vincenzo

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    • #3
      There are many, many companies within FDNY that are worthy of mention. But one house in particular sticks in my mind- A house where you are a BROTHER or you are OUT the door- Engine 88 and Ladder 38, in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Quick story:

      A while back, I'd have to guess maybe 1990 or so, I was on a bus trip sponsored by the Jersey Metro Fire Photographers. One of the stops was E88 and L38. The bus unloaded, the buffs all took pix, while they were doing that, I got to talking to the Lieut. of the truck. I casually asked if they took riders, and he said NO PROBLEM!! He wrote the phone number on a slip of paper, and handed it to me. "Call ahead of time so we can get you in on the meal!!". I never got around to calling.

      Time passed, a year or so. I had to take a friend up to North Jersey and drop him off. Another firefighter friend of mine joined for the ride. On our way back, we "detoured" across the GW bridge, and buffed the Bronx a bit. I remembered E88 and L38, and we decided to stop in with the intention of buying a T shirt. We knocked on the door, and the watchman answered. We introduced ourselves as buffs from Phhiladelphia, to which he replied "No sh*t?? c'mon in!!!!" We walked in, and immediately he got a call from the rear of the apparatus floor...."Hey so-and-so, Chow's ready!!!" He excused himself and said he'd be back in a second when he fixed himself a plate. A second later, he came back- "Do you guys want to eat?? There's plenty??" Myself and my friend went back to the kitchen, where each and every man introduced himself and shook our hands. The night before, they had a retirement party,, and were having leftover ham, potatoes, and other party fixings. There was plenty of ham, but not enough potatoes. Each man took 1 or 2 potatoes off his plate and put them on ours. We ate like kings. Midway through the meal, the beee booop went off (sorry, you need to know FDNY to understand THAT) and the call..."Engine only!" The engine guys got up, the engine officer looked at us, and said "who wants to go? I can only take one." My friend enjoyed his first and wide-eyed ride with FDNY. A few minutes later, the beee booop went off again...."Get out TRUCK!" The truck officer looked at me and said "Lets go, Philly!" We came back a while later, finished dinner, and tried to pay for our share, almost causing a riot. I picked up a sponge when no one was looking, and started wiping the table. I received a chastising. My friend started sweeping, and he was verbally assaulted as well. We hung for a while, got shirts, and started to say farewell, and were met with the question- "What? You guys aren't staying the night"? We were dumbfounded to say the least. We werent prepared to stay (no toiletries or anything...) but needless to say, we went home the next morning smelling like two 10-75's and an all-hands job!!!!

      I have continued to this day to ride "First Due at the Zoo" although I havn't been up lately. If you are ever in the Bronx and buffing, stop at 2282 Belmont Ave. They are near R3's quarters.

      Other houses worthy mentioning: E243 L168 42BN (where I spent an ENTIRE July 4th weekend) E37 L40, R1, E69 L28, E59 L30, E207 L110, and many others!!!


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      "Loyalty above all else, except honor."

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      • #4
        My old company. Eng 75, Lad 33, Bn 19. Amongest the busiest in the City.

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        • #5
          Ya. I spent a night at " The Animal House" back in 1983 Back when the Bronx was burning.....Never been to 88 but have always heard good things about em.....On Rescue 2 Vinny you better vote for them if you know whats good for ya. LOL

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          • #6
            I think Rescue 2 is the best Rescue Company..
            But without a doubt Kentland 33 has the best Tower company in FDNY!!! Those guys are due everywhere!!! I even saw them on a job in Syracuse.

            Sonny

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            • #7
              Sonny,
              How can you say Kentland tower 33 is the best FDNY outfit?

              I know Kentland bought the tower from New York city, where it once saw heavy fire duty with 17 truck in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx........143rd St I believe.

              You guys from Kentland are starting to annoy me. While I understand tower 33 was once a FDNY Company, that doesn't qualify it as the best FDNY outfit.

              What about the rest of you guys....Common and vote for the best company........Jake

              [This message has been edited by Jake295885 (edited 01-28-2001).]

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              • #8
                Never mind.......Jake

                [This message has been edited by Jake295885 (edited 01-28-2001).]

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                • #9
                  Sorry Jake.....Not for the last post but for the fact that you have to ride a QUINT

                  I heard you all are getting a new patch...is this true??? I was told that it will say Quint 6 "The Bus with an Identity Crisis"

                  Maybe you and ArmyTruckCompany can Buff at the Animal house together...call ahead so they can get phone books mounted on all the chairs for you.

                  See ya Jake

                  Love Sonny

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                  • #10
                    As far asthe best FDNY company goes, I think the best place to buff is the Photo Unit; guaranteed to go and click photos whenever and wherever the action is. After that, I think it would have to be at RAC 2 or RAC 3 since they go on every 10-75 in Brooklyn and the Bronx, respectively...

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                    • #11
                      Ya know,

                      I also have heard wondeful things about L-123 and L-113 in the boro of brooklyn. And E-234, all "top Notch" companies that command great respect in brooklyn. One time in a Firemans Bar on LI (now closed to add an addition to the car wash) I met a guy from 113, a class act all the way.. definitely an asset to that company.

                      To add to knob hog... the FIELD COM and Mask Service also exciting adventures.

                      I also hear that E-354 in a little known neighborhood in NY is a great company to ride with. IN fact, they had a job the other day in someone elses first due, had the fire knocked before the administrative 1st due units arrived. Go 354! It was reminiscient of E-331 in Glenarden,Brooklyn.

                      Sonny- I think you are pretty close on that, Tower 33 is "still looking for the end of our first due"

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                      • #12
                        But seriously, E88/L38; E290/L103; E75/L33; and of course, E93/L45/R3(back in the day). It's been years, but I will never forget the brotherhood and camaraderie I experienced in these firehouses.

                        [This message has been edited by NozzleHog (edited 02-02-2001).]

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                        • #13
                          I would have to say Tillary St. Tigers.
                          E-207,L-110. When we rode E-207,Maxi-Water (SATT.6 now) went on all 2nd Alarms in Brooklyn and all 3rd Alarms in the city,though that is now changed.The friendships that have developed has been great. Some have gone to other companies,such as 255,157 also a great house. All in All I would would say ALL FDNY Units are great.

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                          • #14
                            How exactly would you go about getting a ride along?? just call them up and say hey i'm a firefighter and want to ride along? do you need and certs or anything?

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                            • #15
                              I have riden with the FDNY a few times and being from Detroit and having many fires, all FDNY companies are excellent. Kudos to you all, stay low and keep crawling forward. You're tops in my book and loved the ride alongs. GO GET EM!

                              [This message has been edited by FireLt1951 (edited 01-31-2001).]

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