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Saturday, December 20, 2014  Today we mourn the loss of NYPD Police Detective Wenjian Liu & Police Officer Rafael Ramos. Both were savagely shot & killed today while working a special detail in Brooklyn to support community affairs. The Officers and Members of Engine 63 Ladder 39 And Battalion 15 offer our most sincere, deepest and heartfelt sympathies for both of these brave men. Our prayers go out to their families as well as the brothers and sisters of the New York City Police Department.



Fire in a 2-Story Frame

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1715 Hours At 1715 hours, Bronx Communications sounded Box 3697 for fire on the second floor of 740 East 227 street between White Plains Road and Barnes Avenue. Within minutes, numerous calls were being received which prompted Fire Alarm Dispatchers to load the box. Ladder 39 arrived just ahead of Engine 63 and transmitted the 10-75 for heavy fire in the rear of the building. Battalion 15 gave the All Hands on arrival and requested an extra engine and truck due to initial water problems and a good fire conditions impinging on exposure 4. As Engine 63 began stretching the initial line, other members searched for a positive water source. A 10-70 (water relay) was initially given but quickly rescinded after a serviceable hydrant was found further down the block. 3 lines were stretched off the engine while Ladder's 39 and 32 conducted primaries of the fire building. The fire was brought probably will hold in just over 30 minutes and under control shortly after. Division 7 had command of the fire.



Basement off on a Private Dwelling

Friday, January 16, 2015 Approx 110 Just after 1100 hours, Bronx Communications had both companies and the 15th Battalion responding into Box 3838 for a reported house on fire at 4135 Seton Avenue cross of Edenwald Avenue. On arrival companies had light smoke coming from a private dwelling. After forcing entry on the 2 side, Ladder 39 found heavy fire coming from the basement level. Engine 63 quickly stretched the initial hand line to the seat of the fire and had the fire knocked down within 5 minutes. Due to the quick work of first arriving units, fire was held to the basement and companies returned to service a short time later. Division 7 had the command.



All Hands on Arrival for an Occupied Dwelling

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Approximat Close to 2100 hours, Bronx Communications sounded Box 3648 for 822 East 218 Street between Barnes and Bronxwood Avenues for fire in a private dwelling. Minutes later first due companies from the Da Dawg House transmitted a 10-75 for fire out windows on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor rear of a 3-story frame occupied private dwelling. Engine 63 arrived 3rd due and stretched a 2nd line to back up Engine 38 while Ladder 39 assumed the position of the FAST truck. The fire was brought under control in approximately 45 minutes and Division 7 had the command.



2 And 2 for Small Fire in a Commercial

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Approximat Early into the night tour Bronx Communications sounded Box 4841 for 4048 White Plains Road for fire in the basement of a commercial. On arrival light smoke was showing from the cellar of a deli and companies quickly went to work finding the fires location. The fire was quickly located and the incident was brought under control. Battalion 15 had the command.



Fast Work Saves Christmas for North Bronx Family

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 0845 Hours Shortly before the change of tours both companies and the battalion were sent to 4092 Seton Avenue off of Edenwald Avenue for a report of fire on the first floor of a private dwelling. With smoke showing from a 2 1/2 Brick home on arrival Engine 63 and Ladder 39 snapped into action stretching a line and finding the seat of the fire. After a primary search fire was located in the kitchen of the basement. Due to the quick actions of both companies the fire was knocked down before having a chance to involve more of the basement area and ruin a families Christmas. The fire was quickly brought under control and scaled back to 2 and 2. Battalion 15 had command and companies returned to service with a half an hour.



Another Private Dwelling on the Bronx Border

Monday, December 22, 2014 0215 Hours Fifteen minutes past 2 AM, Bronx Dispatchers alerted both companies to Box 3890; 1007 East 241 Street for the private dwelling. Due to an abundance of calls Bronx Communications quickly filled the balance of the assignment adding the 4th due engine, rescue and squad. Engine 63 arrived to find heavy fire throughout a 2 1/2 story peaked roof wood frame private dwelling and gave the signal "10-75". 3 lines were quickly stretched, 2 inside the fire building and a 3rd to the 4 side to protect exposure 4. One 10-45 was located on the front lawn on arrival and was transported to an area hospital by FDNY EMS. The fire was brought to a Probably Will Hold in just 38 minutes and Under Control in under an hour. Two additional engines and trucks were added above the All Hands for relief and to open up. Division 7 had command of the fire.



Both Companies First Due for the Private Dwelling

Friday, December 12, 2014 0350 Hours Minutes before 4 AM the Top of Da Bronx was alerted to Box 3891, a phone alarm reporting a house fire at 904 Cranford Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 63 transmitted the 10-75 and began securing a water source and stretching the initial line. Battalion 15 quickly transmitted to the Bronx that they had fire in the attic of a 2 1/2 story 20x50 wood frame private dwelling. Ladder 39's inside team entered the building to find a good fire condition throughout the attic. As Ladder's 39 and 51 began pulling down the top floor ceiling two hand lines were put into operation working to knock down and extinguish the fire. At 0434 hours Division 7 notified the Bronx that all searches were negative and the fire was placed under control. All companies were placed back into service shortly after.



All Hands Used on Box 3886

Monday, December 1, 2014 0100 Hours Just after 1 AM, Bronx Communications sounded Box 3886 for smoke in the building at 4769 White Plains Road cross of East 242 Street. Prior to arrival, Bronx Dispatchers were receiving a few quality calls for fire in apartment 5H and filled out the box. Ladder 39 quickly made their way up to the apartment to find fire n the walls and ceilings between the 5th and 6th floors. Battalion 15 gave the 10-75 while Engine 63 began stretching the initial hand line with the help of Engine 38 while Engine's 62 and 66 stretched a 2nd line to the floor above. Trucks worked quickly to expose the fire which was contained to the area burning on arrival. The fire was brought under control in under an hour with the use of the initial hand line and some good truck work. One 10-45 was removed to an area hospital by FDNY EMS and Division 7 had the command.



10-75 for the 3-Brick

Sunday, November 30, 2014  Around 1720 hours, the Engine, Truck and 15 Battalion were summoned to Box 3634; 928 East 214 Street for a dwelling fire. Shortly after Battalion 15 arrived and gave the 10-75 for fire in a 3-story Brick 20x40 Flat roof private dwelling. Engine 63 arrived 3rd due and stretched the second line while Ladder 39 was assigned as the FAST Truck. Two lines were used to bring the first and second floor fire under control in just 30 minutes. Division 7 had the command.



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