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  • The 23 street Collapse-October 17,1966

    35 years ago the 23rd Street Fire and Collapse October 17th 1966

    Box 55 598

    Killed in the line of duty

    DC Thomas A Reilly, Division .3

    BC Walter J Higgins, Battalion. 7

    Lt John J Finley, Ladder 7

    Lt Joseph Priore, Engine 18

    Fr John G Berry, Ladder 7

    Fr James V Galanaugh, Engine 18

    Fr Rudolph F Kaminsky, Ladder 7

    Fr Joseph Kelly, Engine 18

    Fr Carl Lee Ladder, 7

    Fr William F McCarron, Division 3

    Fr Daniel L Rey, Engine 18

    Fr Bernard A Tepper, Engine 18

    Box 598 at 2136 hrs: The most deadly building collapse in the history of the Fire Department occurred at this alarm. Twelve firefighters were killed when the floor collapsed into the cellar. Two chiefs, two lieutenants, and six firefighters plunged into the flaming cellar. Two firefighters were killed by the blast of flame and heat on the first floor.

    Location of Fire Origin: Cellar of 7 East 22 St.

    Location of Collapse: First floor of Exposure 3 building: 6 East 23 St. "The Wonder Drug Store."

    Fire Building Construction: 7 East 22 St: a brownstone, 20 x 60 brick and joist, four story residence. The cellar, where the fire started, and first floor were occupied by an art dealer.

    Collapse Building Construction: 6 East 23 St: a five story, 45 x 100 commercial building, brick & joist construction. The rear, 16 x 35 foot, section of the first floor collapsed into the cellar occupied by 7 East 22 St.
    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 10-20-2002, 10:08 PM.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    May they Rest in Peace
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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      VALOR!


      Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
      Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

      *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
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      • #4
        Never forget
        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
        343
        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
        LT. John Ginley Engine 40
        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
        FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
        FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
        FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

        Charleston 9
        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
        *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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