Fire Department Pictures
Weehawken’s Waterfront was booming in 1935. Railroad activity & 12 or so pier’s that were busy employing alot of people.
There was 2 shifts of 24 Firefighters operating out of 5 Firehouses with 4 Engines 2 Trucks & the Deputy Chief with an aide. Work hrs: 24 hrs on / 24 hrs off ( 84 hrs a week )
Before 1900 horses were used, all firehouses were issued ” Horse Blankets ” to keep the horses warm. When I joined the dept. in 1984 we still used the ” Horse Blankets ” to keep us warm !!!
Where are those ” Horse Blankets Now ” It is COLD OUT !!!!!!
FF Kelly pictured in photo standing up. I think he just came out of Como’s deli prior to the photo. ( He had to put the Fire Out !!! )
This rig was a 1949 American La France ( Truck 1- Unit 221 )that was placed in-service for 2 weeks in mid 1980’s because Truck 2 ( Unit 222 ) was getting repaired. This rig was stored in The Bannana Pier on the Weehawken Waterfront.