Second Alarm Frame

Saturday, December 20, 2014 08:10 On December 20, 2014 Rescue 2 operated at  box 668 located at 210 Skillman Street in Bed Stuy. A second alarm was transmitted for fire on the second floor and cockloft of two frame dwellings.



All Hands Project Fire

Friday, December 12, 2014 07:31 Rescue Company 2 responded to Rockaway Parkway near Seaview Avenue for a fire on the second floor of a project building. All hands with an additional engine and truck were used.



East N.Y. Fourth Alarm

Friday, December 12, 2014  Shortly after midnight Rescue Company 2 responded to the corner of Fulton Street and Hendrix Street in East N.Y. for a fire in a 3 story frame occupied multiple dwelling. Fire started on the first floor and quickly extended to the upper floors and cockloft. A mayday was transmitted for a member lost on the top floor. He was quickly located and removed safely from the building. All members were withdrawn shortly after as heavy fire consumed the building. Four alarms were transmitted.



Fourth Alarm Cypress Hills

Saturday, November 22, 2014 14:30 Rescue Co. 2 responded to 85 Hemlock Street between Jamaica Avenue and Etna Street on November 11th for a fire in a row of 2 story frame dwellings. Engine 236 arrived and transmitted a 10-75 for fire on the first floor. Fire rapidly extended into the cockloft and exposure 2 and 4. A fourth alarm was transmitted.,

FF Duane Wood R2 operates on the top floor

FF Duane Wood R2 operates on the top


Box 2446 2nd Alarm

2nd Alarm ( Fatal Fire)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 00:46hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 1434 Flatbush Ave. Right by the quarters of Engine 255 and Ladder 157 units had fire out threee windows with numerous people trapped in the 20 x 60 wood frame structure. A total of 9 10-45's were giving as many rescues were taking place. One of the rescues happened in the rear as Rescue 2's roofman Firefighter Jim Brady hung from a yankee gutter dropping down onto the rear setback. He entered the window and upon searching  found and transmitted two 10-45's. He was then assisted by Squad 1's  roofman Andy Braun ( detailed from Rescue 2 ) and Ladder 147 on the removal of the civilians.



Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  To all the veterans and their families thank you for your service and all the sacrifices that you had to make to protect this great nation. God bless and enjoy your day . From the men and officers of F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2. 

Two Generations of Sacrifice and Valor

Two Generations of Sacrifice and Valor


9/11 Mass

Tuesday, September 9, 2014   A mass and luncheon will be held on Thursday 9/11 at the quarters of F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2. We will remember and pay tribute to  all the members who paid the ultimate sacrifice that day when our nation and city was attacked. Please call the firehouse for more details.


Never Forget


2nd Alarm Brownstone

Sunday, September 7, 2014 17:44hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 684 Halsey Street for a fire on the top floor of a 3 story 20 x 50 brownstone. Two lines were stretched and put into operation . 2nd alarm was transmitted with extension into the cockloft and searches were delayed due to collyers like conditions.



Box 1873 Multiple Dwelling

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:14hrs  Rescue 2 responded to 1308 Loring Street for a fire on the fourth floor with children trapped. Fire was in Apt. 4c where three children were removed one in respiratory arrest. Police officer was reported trapped but later found om the tenth floor and evaluated by e.m.s

Rookie firefighter saves 4-year-old boy from apartment fire, his two brothers also pulled from the blaze by FDNY firefightersJustin Tallett, 27, burst into the rear bedroom of a Brooklyn flat around 11 a.m., found 4-year-old Trevele Bolton motionless under a blanket and then carried him to safety, officials said. Trevele’s two brothers — ages 5 and 8 — were also pulled from the blaze after the grandfather who had been watching them inexplicably bolted from the East New York apartment, leaving the children behind.
Justin Tallett, 27, burst into the rear bedroom of a Brooklyn flat around 11 a.m., found the 4-year-old boy motionless under a blanket and then carried him to safety, officials said.Tallett, a former Army medic who completed a stint in Afghanistan in 2012, brushed off praise, saying he simply relied on his training and instincts.

“I just knew I had to get him out of the apartment,” Tallett said, his face still stained with soot. “That was really the only thing I was thinking.”

The critically injured boy, identified as Trevele Belton, was resuscitated on his way to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Trevele’s two brothers — ages 5 and 8 — were also pulled from the blaze after the grandfather who had been watching them inexplicably bolted from the East New York apartment, leaving the children behind.“He did a wonderful job,” Lt. Chris Bedard, of Ladder 107, said of Tallett. “It’s just good training that we have in the academy for these gentlemen.”

Gripping photos shot by the Daily News captured the dramatic rescue frame-by-frame.

The call came over at 11:13 a.m.

Two minutes later, firefighters arrived on the scene and saw smoke pouring out of the fourth-floor Pink Houses apartment on Loring Ave. Through the plumes, the smoke-eaters sp

otted the two older brothers in a window. They were trapped.Frank Blackstone. “They were crying. They weren’t screaming.”

Blackstone was initially planning on setting up a portable ladder. But once they spotted the kids, the firefighters realized they didn’t have time.

So Blackstone went up in a bucket ladder that broke through a handful of branches as it extended skyward.

“It was amazing how fast those firefighters got up there,” said one witness who declined to give her name. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Once the bucket reached the fourth floor, Blackstone broke through the windows with pick axes and scooped up the two boys — Tremaine, 5, and Darian, 8.

“We were able to pull them out and bring them down to the street,” Blackstone said.One of them said there were other family members in the apartment.

But their youngest brother remained inside.

Neighbors rushing out of the burning building were shocked to see the boys’ grandfather — Willy Wilcox, 66 — standing near the lobby. He was wearing only boxer shorts and a black T-shirt.

Wilcox scurried from the apartment while all three kids were still inside, neighbors and law enforcement sources said. He left the front door open.“People wanted to hurt him around here,” said neighbor Omar White, 33. “They were like, ‘How could you leave those kids in the house?’ ”

Once they made it into the apartment after crawling through the hallway, Tallett and a crew of his fellow Bravest doused the flames with their water cans and fanned out.

Tallett, after rushing into the rear bedroom, headed for the bed.

“The blankets were there,” he said. “I felt something under the blankets and I grabbed him and took him out.”

“I handed him to another unit” a floor below “and then I went back in,” Tallett added.

A firefighter rushed the unconscious boy, wearing only his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles underwear, to a waiting ambulance.

“He was out of it,” said White, who described seeing the boys’ arms bouncing up and down lifelessly.

“Everybody just started crying.”

All three boys and the grandfather were taken to Brookdale University Hospital. Trevele was later transferred to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell.

At Brookdale, the boys’ aunt said Tremaine told her the blaze broke out after Trevele lit something on the stove.TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A police source said Trevele was burned, suggesting that he might be responsible.

The aunt, Amanda Ridley, 51, said she had “no idea” why Wilcox deserted the boys.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he was drunk and sleeping because I do know him to drink,” Ridley said.

“I don’t think he’s capable of taking care of kids,” she added.

Tallett, for his part, stuck to the hero script.

“I just saw the kid and I knew I had to get him out,” said Tallett, also assigned to Ladder 107 in Brooklyn. “That’s what our training taught us to do.”

“Today was a great day,” he added. “As long as the kids are OK, it would make it even better.”

With Kerry Burke



Box 1593 2nd Alarm

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 05:25hrs.  Rescue 2 responded to 137 East 35 St. Battalion 41 reports fire in the basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor,and thru the roof of an attached private dwelling. all searches were negative and probally will hold giving at 06:15hrs.



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