Box 2509 Private Dwelling

Private Dwelling

Thursday, January 2, 2014 07:31hrs Rescue 2 responded to 519 East 5th Street for a fire in a private dwelling. 3 lines were streched and put into operation for fire in the walls on the second floor. Extra Engine and Truck were called to the All Hands.



Box 841 Frame

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:24hrs Rescue 2 responded to 68 Aberdeen Street , Bushwick. All Hands was giving on arrival for a top floor fire in a 3 story 20 x 40  private  dwelling. 2 lines were stretched one in operation all searches were negative.



Box 675 Brownstone Fire

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 06:36hrs Rescue 2 responded to 199 Hart Street . Battalion 57 gave the 10-75 and using all hands for a fire on the second floor of the four story brownstone.



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013   From The Officers and Men of F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2 Have a Safe and Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas to all the troops protecting our freedom. And especially a Merry Christmas in heaven to all of those who are no longer with us.



Box 2485 2nd Alarm

Friday, December 20, 2013 06:00hrs Rescue 2 responded to 293 East 8th street for a fire in a 3 story private dwelling. Reports of people trapped 3 10-45's giving all 3 in cardiac arrest.

FDNY Firefighters Rescue Two From Brooklyn Fire

Lt. Ken Michitsch, Lt. Matt Martin, FF Tom Bradley, FF Sean O’Grady and FF Kevin Coursey.

FDNY firefighters from Engine 281, Ladder 147 and Engine 250 rescued two women from a fire on East 8th Street on Dec. 20.

Firefighters were called at around 5:30 a.m. and as they arrived, they saw heavy smoke in the rear of the building and the alleyway.

They were told three children were trapped, so they used portable ladders to quickly enter the building and conduct their search.

As fire was coming down the hallway toward them, firefighters searched the second floor of the building, including the bedroom where they were told the victims might be located.

They then got word the victims might be on the third floor, so they went upstairs located the victims – three young women – in a bathroom where they sought refuge from the extreme heat and smoke.

“It all happened in just a few minutes,” Firefighter Tom Bradley from Ladder 147 said.

Firefighters who responded to the Brooklyn fire, including members of Engine 281, Ladder 147 and Engine 250.

Firefighter Bradley, along with Lt. Matt Martin and Firefighters Brian Clifford, Sean O’Grady, Kevin Coursey from Ladder 147 and Lt. Ken Michitsch from Engine 250, removed the victims.

They said it was difficult, as there was zero visibility in the hallways due to the heavy smoke conditions.

The victims were treated by FDNY EMS members and transported to local hospitals. One of the women died at the hospital. The other two are in critical condition.

“This was a team effort,” Firefighter Bradley said. “In this job, we don’t do anything by ourselves.”

It was noted that the residence did not have working smoke alarms, and the early notification may have helped the women evacuate before it was too late.


Fatal Fire


Update: Firefighter Robert Weidman Rescue 2

Firefighter Rob Weidman coming out of window.

Firefighter Rob Weidman coming out of

Sunday, December 8, 2013  Its been almost two years since Rob Weidman F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2  and JIm Gersbeck F.D.N.Y. Rescue 2 were severly injured during a top floor brownstone fire on December 19 , 2011. Jim has returned to full duty on Bergen Street riding the backstep , answering alarms and breaking chops. Since being released from the burn center ,  Rob has had numerous procedures done at Cornell Burn Center in Manhattan. The past two years Rob has also gone through alot of physical and occupational therapy on a daily basis.This week Rob will be going to Boston Hospital and Medical Center to have surgery performed on his right hand . This possibly will be the start of future procedures to repair some of the damage that occured in both hands two years ago. The surgery will be performed by renowned Surgeon Dr. Simon Talbot on December 5th , 2013. Please keep Rob and his family in your prayers and thoughts . Again The Officers and Members of Rescue 2 thank all of you for all of your support.

-UPDATE- 12-6-13-  Rob's surgery went well this week on his right hand and is now home recovering. He will be examined again with in the next 10 days and then re-evaluated for possibly up to six more procedures. This is a long and slow process as Rob continues to heal from his injuries and multiple surgeries.



Rescue 2's Christmas Party

To All Present , Former members and their families . Rescue 2's  Christmas Party will be held Sunday , December 15th , 12 noon. at the firehouse. Please call the firehouse to sign up or for more details.



Box 771 Second Alarm

Sunday, December 1, 2013 14:10hrs Rescue 2 responded to 17 Menahan Street for a  fire in the basement of a 4 story brick. The fire in the basement was quickly knocked down but also extended in between the basement ceiling and first floor. Extensive overhaul was needed . The trucks cut the flooring to access and finish putting out pockets of fire. All searches were negative.



Box 3963 Second Alarm - Thanksgiving Night

Type of Building

Type of Building

Thursday, November 28, 2013 20:33hrs Rescue 2 responded to 2525 Church Ave. due to numerous calls. The 41 Battalion transmitted the 10-75 for heavy smoke in the area trying to determine which building was on fire. The 41 Battalion then directed all companies to Martense street between Bedford Ave. and Rogers for a buiding fire on the top floor. The location was 154 Martense Street for fire on the top floor of the 20 x 60 attached building. Companies had heavy fire located in the top floor apartment . Reports from the roof team had heavy fire in the cockloft  thru the vent hole that was cut and out the rear windows. Engine 248  advanced a line into the top floor apartment knocking the fire down. All searches were negative - probally will hold was giving at at 21:02 hrs.



Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2013  The Officers and Men of F.D.N.Y.Rescue 2 wish all of you and your families A Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.



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