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1935 Roster

1935 Roster

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 !!!!!!

 

 

 

 

1507811_10202014837685697_475213422_n 1535482_10202014850886027_1884472655_n 1525387_10202014854166109_1724651335_n   Pictured Left to Right: FF Leaycraft Sr. / FF Oriente /  FF Rudd  / Capt. Browne / Capt. Repetti  / FF P. Ellerbrock Sr. / FF Testa  ( 1984 / 1985  )

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.