9/7/1965
8-8-10-259 152-54 Canal Street, Staten Island

R-2 was special called to Staten Island to
free a 6 year old boy caught between 2 buildings. They breached a 12” wall using a pavement breaker & a borrowed hydraulic drill. It took 1hour and 45 minutes.
D.O. 12/27/1965 SDO247
 
Captain Martin J. Lawler
FF Peter S. Carino
FF William J. Cole
FF James T. Hopkins
FF George J. Jablonsky
FF Richard A. Waligouska
FF John A. Dooley (E-209)
 



10/4/1972
5-5 671   770 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
An explosion and collapse resulting in a fire with 5 people trapped. A woman and her 4 children. The fire involved 7 buildings.
 
Lieutenant William J. Cole
FFRobert T. Schmitt
FF Donald M. Costleigh
FF John M. Mitchell
FF William F. Polera
FF Edward X. Cooper
FF Robert J Kraham
 



8/3/1973
7-5 365   673 Broadway, Manhattan
The University Hotel Collapse – An 8 story hotel had a complete collapse. Rescue 1,2,3,4 all operated. Rescue 2 conducted searches in the rear and shut down a 4” gas main in the cellar. All members received a Class A.
 
Lieutenant Donald A. Renda (E-210)
FF Robert T. Schmitt
FF John C. Scott Jr.
FF Robert M. Mosier
FF John T. Kelly #8
FF James Lopez
FF William S. Moore
 



8/21/1973
2-2 830   1510 Broadway
Fire and collapse of a 4 story vacant trapped a member form Eng. 222 in the rear of the building. Rescue followed his hose line to find him then used the Hurst Tool to free him.
 
Lieutenant William F. Biesty (E-219)
FF Robert T. Schmitt
FF Donald M. Costleigh
FF Edward X. Cooper
FF Michael G. Memolo
FF Robert J Kraham
FF John T. Kelly #8
 



4/20/1974
7-5 383   116 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn
First Due. A 4 story Multiple Dwelling. Fire on the first floor with people trapped on the fire floor and floors above, hanging out the windows in the rear. With no water, members made several rescues.
 
Lieutenant Casimir Surdukowski
Peter J. Bondy
John T. Kelly #8
John J. Hopkins #2
James E. Bowler
Walter F. Malone
John C. Scott Jr.
 


8/16/1974
3-3 809   220 Cornelia Street
, Brooklyn

Fire in a 3 story group of row frames. The fire involved 12 buildings and was in the cockloft upon arrival. The company operated in 4 buildings.
 
Captain Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Thomas W. Dillon
FF John F. Carney
FF Peter J. Bondy

FF John J. Williams

FF Robert M. Mosier
FF Salvatore Anselona


1/10/1976
3-3 2568   4825 13th Avenue
, B
rooklyn
Heavy fire in the cellar of a taxpayer. Rescue made many attempts to advance the line down the exterior stairs and through the adjoining building. Finally using positive pressure ventilation they advanced into the cellar and extinguished the fire.
 
Captain Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Thomas W. Dillon
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF James Lopez
FF John J. Pritchard
FF Thomas Healy


8/18/1976
2-2-2457   12 Duryea Place, Brooklyn
Explosion and fire in two buildings with heavy fire in the basement. Rescue advanced a hand line through a small window grate into the basement and extinguished the gas fed fire.
 
Lieutenant Peter F. Mundo (E-279)
FF John J. Pritchard
FF John D. Farrell
FF Robert M. Mosier
FF Salvatore Anselona
FF Lawrence W. Brennan


1/19/1977
2-2-217   196 South 2nd Street
, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story 30 x 80 M.D. Fire had possession of the 2nd , 3rd and 4th floors. Rescue advanced a line up the stairs and extinguished the 3rd and 4th floors
 
Captain Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Thomas W. Dillon
FF
John F. Carney
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF James A. Reilly
FF John J. Pritchard


7/18/1977
5-5 767   244 thru 252 Bleeker Street
Fire in a fully involved 5 story vacant factory extending to 23 buildings. Operated multiple hand lines, cut a trench, performed searches in 6 different buildings.
 
Lieutenant Arthur J. Connelly
FF Thomas M. Healy
FF John J. Pritchard
FF Peter E. Hayden
FF James A. Reilly
FF Dennis J. Collins


8/7/1977
7-5 597   34 Carroll Street, Brooklyn
Collapse of a 3 story brick MD. Members of the Rescue caught in the secondary collapse. Two people rescued. Two DOA.
 
Captain Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF
Thomas M. Healy
FF William F. Polera
FF Rudolf Paulovich
FF Frank A. Hauber


10/29/1977
10-550   417 Baltic Street
, Brooklyn
Child trapped in an elevator shaft between the 10th and 11th floors. Rescue breached wall then used the Hurst tool and porta power to free the child successfully.
 
Lieutenant Arthur J. Connelly
FF Dennis J. Collins
FF Peter E. Hayden
FF James Lopez
FF Thomas D. Murphy
FF Richard Kowtowski (detail)


1/15/1978
7-5 848   298 Sumpter Street, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story 25 x 75 NFP. One Victim Rescued from the 3 floor via interior. Seven victims treated. Two DOA’s found on the top floor. One victim found in rear yard.
 
Lieutenant John T. Vigiano
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF John P. Thomas
FF Thomas D. Murphy
FF Frank A. Hauber
FF Thomas J. D'Agastino


4/12/1978
10-3678    Gerritsen Ave. and Bijou St.
Contractors were working on a water supply system in an excavation hole and water was seeping into it under mining the sand which was on all sides of the hole. Worker was found in being held down by sand around him and condition of rising water.
 
Lieutenant Robert J. Babstock
FF Robert C. Higgins
FF Thomas M. Healy
FF Raymond E. Sullivan
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF John M. Mitchell


6/14/1978
10-1783 Hyland Park Reservoir, Brooklyn

Rescue 2 responded to the drowning of an 18 year old male. The victim was recovered in 20’ of water by free diving without equipment. CPR was then performed at the scene and en-route to the Hospital.
 
Lieutenant John T. Vigiano
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF Lee Ielpi
FF Donald R. Healy
FF John P. Thomas
FF Joseph Paolo ( L-118)


8/2/1978
4-4 3300   2829 Ocean Avenue
, B
rooklyn
The Waldbaum’s Fire. Six members from L156, L153, & Batt.42 died in a collapse and fire after Rescue 2 was on the scene. Two firemen were rescued. One member of Rescue suffered severe burns falling through the roof.
 
Lieutenant Howard Veneski (cov)
FF
John J. Pritchard
FF Thomas D. Vallebouna
FF John P. Thomas
FF Thomas D. Murphy
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF Donald R. Healy
FF Michael G. Memolo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF A. Perriera (E-210)


8/28/1978
2-2-1013
 1253 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn
Fire in a 3 story 40 x 100, Class 3, M.D. Fire on the 2nd floor. Rescue extinguished fire on 2nd floor and conducted searches on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
 
Lieutenant William J. Barry #1
FF Jon P. Thomas
FF Rudolf Paulovich
FF Martin G. McTigue
FFThomas J. D'Agastino
FF Peter E. Hayden


2/2/1979
10-354     720 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
With a -14° wind chill Rescue secured a large steel stack chimney, approximate 250 feet in height, which was swaying to and fro in an extremely windy atmosphere over a Hospital.
 
Lieutenant Robert. Hessler (cov.)
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF James Lopez
FF Lee Ielpi
FF John P. Thomas
FF Donald R. Healy


2/25/1979
2-2-690    154 Pulsaki Street, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story 40 x 40 M.D. Fire in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. Rescue found 2 10-45’s and advanced 2 lines to the 3rd and 4th floors

Captain
Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Thomas W. Dillon
FF Allyn L. Steinhardt
FF John J. Pritchard
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Richard Evers


3/13/1979
2
-2 794   198 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn
Fire in a 3 story frame at 0414 hrs. the first, second and third floors were fully involved. Rescue took a hand line up the aerial to the 2nd floor extinguished fire then up the interior stairs and extinguished the top floor. Two 10-45’s found on the top floor.
 
Captain Frederick W. Gallagher
FF Thomas W. Dillon
FF Peter J. Bondy

FF Laurence B. Gray
FF Lee Ielpi
FF Larry Weston


10/10/1979
5-5 986   510 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn

A 6 story factory, Rescue 2, assigned on the box, operated advancing the line, forcing entry, and removing two civilians from the 6th floor on the tips of two aerials in heavy smoke and heat.
 
Lieutenant John T. Vigiano
FFJohn T. Kleehaas
FF Lee Ielpi
FF
Thomas J. D'Agastino
FF Richard Evers
FF Larry Weston


1/13/1980
7-5 679   713 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
First Due at a 4 story M.D. Rescue 2 rescued a female from above the fire. With no other units on the scene.
 
Lieutenant John T. Vigiano
FFJohn T. Kleehaas
FF Lee Ielpi
FF
Larry W. Weston
FF Frank A. Hauber
FF Thomas D. Murphy


2/24/1980
2-2 796   459 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story M.D. at 0641 hrs. Three men up the interior stairs to help with hand lines. Two up the aerial to the top floor. One victim removed via Tower Ladder

Officer???
FF Michael G. Memolo
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF William Hewitson
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Martin G. Mc'Tigue


8/13/1980
3-3-1672   124 Osborn Street
, Brooklyn
The Tuttlemondo Collapse. A 3 story frame collapsed after a fire trapping 5 members.
 
Lieutenant Arthur J. Connelly
FF William Hewitson
FF John M. Mitchell
FF Lee Ielpi
FF John P. Thomas
FF Thomas D. Murphy


12/4/1980
2-2 712   339 Ellery Street, Brooklyn
Fire in a 3 story frame, fire on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. The Rescue found and removed a total of 10 – 10-45’s from different floors.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Lee Ielpi
FF Martin G. McTigue
FF Allyn L. Steinhardt
FF Richard Evers
FF John T. Kleehaas


2/3/1982
2-2 1036   258 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story brick. Fire on all floors. The company rescued one infant from the top floor before water was on the fire.
 
Lieutenant John T. Vigiano
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Gary R. Howard
FF Dennis J. Collins
FF Glenn A. Harris


12/8/1982
7-5 865   1874 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Fire in a 2 story betting parlor. Two employees were trapped in the cellar. Heavy security and fire hampered efforts. The company rescued both.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Laurence B. Gray
FF James Lopez
FF James W. Iorizzo
FF Gary R. Howard


12/31/1982
7-5 740   151 Starr Street, Brooklyn
First Due. Fire in a 4 story M.D. fire on the 3rd floor with people trapped on the forth. The company rescued several people before the arrival of other units.
 
Lieutenant Thomas M. Healy (cov.)
FF Richard Evers
FF Craig H. Shelley
FF Andrew G. Watson
FF Larry W. Weston
FF Glenn A. Harris


1/22/1983
10-282   East River & Huron St., Brooklyn
Dive Job. A van was driven off a pier. One person was trapped. The company dove into the van and recovered one 16 yr. Old male who survived for two weeks.
 
Lieutenant John J. Pritchard (cov.)
John T. Kleehaas
Lee Ielpi
Allyn L. Steinhardt
William Hewitson
Wayne F. Ward
Richard Evers
David De Franco


6/6/1983
10-318   210 Elizabeth St.
, Manhattan

A 5 story 100 x 100 brick collapsed trapping a 23 yr. Male The company operated for 3 hours to free him.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF John R. Barbagallo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Laurence B. Gray
FF Larry W. Weston
FF David Van Vorst
FF James W. Iorizzo


8/30/1983
10-67 N. Henry St. & Green St., Manhattan
Operations took place in a Sanitation Dumping Pit located in a garage. The pit was approximately 35 feet deep. The sanitation truck backed up and dumped it's load into the pit, however, the truck flipped over and dropped into the pit trapping the driver.
 
Captain Albert Turi ( Div.11)
FF Laurence B. Gray
FF William Hewitson
FF Wayne F. Ward
FF Craig H. Shelley
FF Richard Evers
FF Peter B. Lund


1/16/1985
3-3 1551   5 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn
Fire in a 4 story brick. Searched and advanced the line from the second floor to the top floor. Numerous people trapped, water problems.
 
Lieutenant James  D. Rogers (cov.)
FF James Lopez
FF Elbert Washington
FF Wayne F. Ward
FF William Hewitson
FF Bruce E. Howard


2/25/1985
10-4153   Mill Creek Basin, Brooklyn
SCUBA job, a van crashed through a fence into 15’ of water. Five people trapped. Several dives until all were removed. One survived
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF
Richard Evers
FF William Hewitson
FF Dennis Mojica
FF David Van Vorst
FF Wayne F. Ward


3/7/1986
10-1079   Bedford Avenue & Crown Street, Brooklyn
An unmanned crane was running and in danger of collapsing onto a M.D. High winds and a free swinging load made operations dangerous and difficult.
 
Lieutenant James  D. Rogers (cov.)
FF John R. Barbagallo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Richard Evers
FF David Van Vorst
FF Michael Pena



2/10/1987
7-5-621   242 Adelphi St
, B
rooklyn
A 4 story 30 x 50 frame collapsed trapping a 35 yr. Male The company operated for 4 ½ hours to free him.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
Lieutenant Craig H. Shelley
Lieutenant Jay Fischler
FF James W. Iorizzo
FF Michael Pena
FF William Hewitson
FF Charles Williams
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF Laurence B. Gray
FF Allyn Steinhardt

FF Laurence Gray
 


 
2/18/1987
827   1070 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Fire in the basement of a New York Telephone switching station. Rescue found the fire and advanced a line to extinguish it.  Operated for 3 ½ hours using 42 air cylinders

Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Terrence S. Hatton
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF John T. Kleehaas
FF Peter C. Martin
FF Michael Pena
FF Allyn Steinhardt
FF Gary Howard
 


7/12/1987
2797   146th Avenue & Springfield Blvd.
SCUBA job, one victim recovered with in 15 minutes of Rescue’s arrival. He survived for 2 hours.
 
Lieutenant Craig H. Shelley (cov.)
FF Gary Howard
FF
Laurence B. Gray
FF Robert N. Cicero
FF Terrence S. Hatton
FF Glenn A. Harris
FF Francis X. Johnston


8/27/1987
776   460-A Hart St.
, Brooklyn
Collapse of a 4 story frame with one person trapped. The company operated for 2 1/2 hours to free an adult male from the cellar.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Laurence B. Gray
FF John R. Barbagallo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Gary Howard
FF Timothy B. Higgins


12/9/1987
2-2-220   156 South 9th Street,
Brooklyn
Fire on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of a 6 story mixed occupancy. Four victims rescued from the 4th floor.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Richard Evers
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF David Van Vorst
FF James W. Irizzo
FF
Ronald Spatafora (L-111)


12/11/1987
2-2 4280   Shell Road & Belt Parkway, Brooklyn
The Coney Island R.R. Yards. Tankers on fire leaking fuel with the possibility of a BLEVE. Rescue shut down valves in the fire area under the cover of foam and water lines.
 
Lieutenant Alfredo Fuentes
FF Lee A. Ielpi

FF Frank Johnston
FF Thomas J. Richardson
FF Michael Pena
FF Peter C. Martin


1/27/1988
2-2-514   Cargo Ship “Kathe Husman”
Fire below decks of a cargo ship. Rescue searched the hold and then advanced a hand line into the fire area. Later they worked with the crane operator removing the cargo.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF
John R. Barbagallo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF Richard Evers
FF Thomas J. Richardson
FF David Van Vorst


3/31/1989
1066   628 Sterling St., Brooklyn
Collapse of a building under renovation. A 3 story 30 x 75 Non Fire Proof. One workman was trapped in the debris. A secondary collapse buried members of the Rescue. All dug them self out and continued the victim removal.

Captain
Martin G. Mc'Tigue (Div.11)
FF John R. Barbagallo
FF Terrence S. Hatton
FF John D. Kiernan (R-5)
FF John Weisheit (E-235)
FF
David Van Vorst


9/20/1989
3-3-0037   LaGuardia Airport, Queens
Crash of a 737 jet taking off. SCUBA operations and numerous rescues. The company operated for 3 hours in swift current and under difficult conditions.
 
Lieutenant John Norman
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF Elbert Washington
FF Bruce E. Howard
FF Michael Pena
FF Denis M. Murphy


12/28/1990
2-2 920   205 Albany Avenue
, Brooklyn
Major gas explosion on the 14th floor in a fireproof MD. Fire and structural collapse. Several victims pinned.
 
Lieutenant Russell Vomero (SOC)
FF Terry Coyle
FF Kevin C. Dowdell
FF Anthony M. Errico
FF
William Hewitson
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF George Kowsh


8/20/1991
955   1273 Pacific Street, Brooklyn
 
Lieutenant John Olson (SOC)
FF Richard Evers
FF William D. Lake
FF Timothy Stackpole
FF Timothy B. Higgins
FF Kevin Reilly (R-4)


9/2/1991
3-3-1169   361 – 363 86 Street, Brooklyn
Explosion, collapse and fire of two 3 story buildings. Two 10-45’s recovered from the rubble. The company operated for 17 hours.
 
Lieutenant Michael Weinlein (SOC)
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF Peter C. Martin
FF Kevin C. Dowdell
FF Michael Mac'Donald
FF Salvatore Civitillo


3/22/1992
37   LaGuardia Airport, Queens
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF John R. Barbagallo
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF William Lake
FF Timothy B. Higgins
FF David Van Vorst


2/26/1993
69   World Trade Center, Manhattan
First World Trade Center bombing. The company operated in the blast area (B-6 to B-4). One 10-45 discovered, numerous void searches. Under difficult conditions.
 
Captain Shaun Reen (cov.)
FF Peter C. Martin
FF Robert Galione
FF Michael Pena
FF
David Van Vorst
FF William McGinn (Sq-1)


6/6/1993
1457   Rockaway Beach, Queens
 
Lieutenant Russell Vomero (SOC)
FF Michael Pena
FF Thomas McDonald
FF Terry P. Coyle
FF Peter J. Bondy
FF
Charles Frizzola (R-5)


12/6/1993
7-5-0367   BQE Expressway
A nine car pileup with people pinned under a truck. An extensive and involved extrication.
 
Lieutenant Alfredo Fuentes
FF William Hewitson
FF Thomas McDonald
FF Robert LaRocco
FF Michael Esposito
FF
Kevin C. Dowdell


1/26/1994
2-2-7365   38-02 22nd St.
, L.I.C. Queens
Teddy’s Diner Collapse – gas explosion and collapse of a one story corner diner. One victim caught in the collapse. The company operated with R-4 in the safe removal.
 
Captain Raymond M. Downey
FF Arthur F. Connelly
FF Lee A. Ielpi
FF Robert Galione
FF
Michael Pena
FF William D. Lake
FF Lawrence R. Senzel


11/11/1996
5-5-2508   465 Ocean Pkwy
, Brooklyn
 
Lieutenant Peter B. Lund
FF Timothy B. Higgins
FF William Eisengrein
FF Thomas Donnelly
FF Mark Gregory
FF Louis Scheriff


4/15/1997
3-3 28   3 Hanover Square
, Manhattan
 
Lieutenant Edward D’Atri (Cov)
FF Richard Evers
FF David Arciere
FF Clifford Pase
FF Michael Quinn
FF Paul S. Somin


8/6/1997
2-2 3804   3851 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn
Collapse of a 6 story “H” type building. One person trapped, suspended above the collapsed area. The company operated above and below the collapse area.
 
Lieutenant Dennis Mojica
FF Robert Galione
FF James J. Jaget
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1/1/1998
7-5 955   1220 Dean Street, Brooklyn
 
Lieutenant Anthony M. Errico
FF Lawrence Senzel
FF William Lake
FF Robert Galione
FF Steven Brown
FF James J. Jaget


 
 3/8/1998
7-5 386   Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn
Confined space operation in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A worker was trapped in the double bottoms of a ship in dry dock.

Lieutenant Anthony M. Errico
FF Salvatore Civitillo
FF Robert Galione
FF Steven Brown
FF Edward Rall
FF John Driscoll


 
6/5/1998
5-5-2044   2530 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
Fire and collapse of a 4 story frame. Trapping several members. The company operated in the collapse for the removal of three members.
 
Captain Philip C. Ruvolo
FF Robert Galione
FF William Esposito
FF John Napolitano
FF Lincoln Quappe
FF David Van Vorst