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Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Around midnight the Top of da Bronx were turned out on Box 3683 for a reported garage fire on East 224th street and White Plains Rd. After receiving a handful of calls, Bronx Communications were able to give a corrected address of 753 East 224th. Engine 63 arrived first due to find fire issuing from the rear of a single story 25x50 peaked roof vacant frame. A 10-75 was quickly given as both companies went to work controlling the fire before it had a chance to extend to exposures 2 and 3. One hand line was used to control the fire which mostly involved the rear portion and attic of the house. The fire was brought under control in short order and companies were returned to service in under an hour. This was the third time both companies have responded to and extinguished a fire in this building this year. Battalion 15 had the command.



Both Companies 2nd Due on a Second Alarm

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Around 4 AM both companies were turned out of quarters for Box 4465 for the building fire at 4017 Dyre Avenue between 233rd street and the city-line. Engine 38, first due, arrived on scene with fire issuing out multiple windows on the second and third floors of a 3-story 25x50 Flat roof Brick and urgently transmitted the 10-75. On the arrival of Battalion 15, he requested an extra engine and truck followed shortly after by a 2nd alarm due to a heavy volume of fire on the top two floors and through the roof. Engine 63 assisted 38 with the initial hand line while Ladder 39 conducted primaries on the top floor. The fire was brought to a probably will hold in 47 minutes and under control in just over an hour. 3 hand lines were used to control the fire and Division 7 had the command.

A few holes cut in the roof

A few holes cut in the roof


Leaving So Soon: Another House Promotion

Thursday, June 5, 2014  On June 5th, members of Engine 63, Ladder 39, and the 15th Battalion congregated at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn NY to congratulate John Flaherty, another great fire officer and friend on his promotion from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain in the New York City Fire Department. Captain Flaherty will be assigned to the Division of HazMat Operations effective June 7th. Although your time spent was short, we will forever remember the laughs we shared and experience you've brought our members. From all the members at the "Top of da Bronx", we wish you the best of luck and a safe and successful career moving forward Cap!! You will be missed.



Basement of a Private Dwelling

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 0530 Hrs. Shortly before 0530 Hours Wednesday morning the Bronx Communications Office sent the Top of Da Bronx a ticket for a phone alarm reporting fire at 673 East 223rd Street between White Plains and carpenter Avenue. Within minutes, 63 and 39 arrived on scene to find a fire in the basement with fire issuing from basement windows. Ladder 39 quickly gave the "10-75" and both companies quickly assumed their first due responsibilities. While Ladder 39 began conducting primary searches and locating the fire, 63 quickly stretched a line into the basement area. Both companies worked together to quickly find fire going in a couple rooms in the basement. The fire was brought to a Probably Will Hold in short order and Under Control soon after. A total of 1 10-45 was transported by FDNY EMS to a local hospital with minor injuries.



First Due Fire in a Laundromat

Monday, May 12, 2014 Approx. 09 As both companies began morning committee work, the Bronx Communications Office sounded Box 3675 for the reporting building in the area of White Plains Road and East 222 Street. As both companies turned out of quarters they were given the corrected address of 3870 White Plains for fire in a Laundromat. The box was quickly filled out by a heads up dispatcher after receiving numerous calls. With smoke pushing from a 2 story commercial on arrival, Ladder 39 transmitted the 10-75 for fire on the first floor. Ladder 39 began conducting a primary search and simultaneously searched for the main body of fire as Engine 63 stretched the initial hand line. Fire was located in the rear 2/3 corner involving a storage area and multiple dryer units. An additional line was stretched to back up 63 Engine as pockets of fire were found running the walls and ceiling of the 2 and 3 sides of the building. A line was also stretched to the roof due to fire communicating to the duct work which terminated on the roof. Fire damage was held to the original area burning on arrival and the incident was brought under control in just under an hour. Division 7 had the command.



Basement of a 2-Story Brick

Thursday, May 1, 2014 1200 Hrs Right about noon as both Engine 63 and Ladder 39 cleared one of many runs, Bronx Communications sounded Box 3842 for a reported fire at 4064 Ely Avenue. Engine 63 arriving just in front of 39 Truck gave the 10-75 for fire in a 2-story 20x40 Brick. Companies found a room of fire in the basement and quickly stretched a line to extinguish same. Battalion 15 used all hands and the fire was brought under control in just over 30 minutes.



Basement of a Private Dwelling

Thursday, April 17, 2014 1607 Hrs. Just after 1600 Hours, the top of the Bronx received a phone alarm reporting a fire at the address of 121 East 236 Street in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx. With the Engine out of service, Ladder 39 responded to the box and minutes later gave the 10-75 for smoke pushing from the basement windows of a 2 1/2 story peaked roof private dwelling. Engine 38, becoming available from another run was assigned first due and pulled into the tight block just after 39 truck. 39 reported basement access via an exterior basement door located in the rear 3/4 corner of the building and a line was quickly stretched into the basement where fire was found just making its way out of the room of origin. Due to Collyer's Mansion conditions, extensive overhaul was needed to overhaul and completely extinguish the fire area. Battalion 27 had command and the fire was brought under control in roughly a half an hour.



Top Floor of a Multiple Dwelling

Saturday, April 12, 2014 0215 Hrs Shortly after 2 AM Bronx Communication Office sounded Box 3633 for a reported fire in a multiple dwelling at 784 East 214th Street. Receiving a few calls, Bronx CO quickly added 4 & 2 on the box. Just two minutes later Engine 62 arrived, giving the 10-75 for fire on the top floor of a 3-story Brick MD. Engine 63, third due, arrived and began stretching a 2nd line to back up 62. The fire was knocked down with the first hand line and trucks quickly began opening up in the fire apartment and the cockloft area. With no extension to the cockloft, the fire was brought under control. Ladder 39, also 3rd due, was designated the FAST Truck, and Battalion 15 was assigned 2nd due on the 10-75. All companies were back in service around an hour later.



All Hands used for Basement of a Commercial

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Approximat During the afternoon portion of building inspection, shortly after 3 o'clock Bronx Communication notified Engine 63 they would be receiving a ticket for a reported fire in a commercial. Seconds later Box 3848 was being transmitted for 4228 White Plains Rd. cross of East 234th street for fire in the basement of a commercial building. Engine 63 arriving first due promptly transmitted the 10-75 for fire in the basement of a 3-story Brick mixed occupancy. Ladder 39 arriving just behind the engine quickly made their way into the building to locate the seat of the fire. In short time, 63 stretched a line towards the front of the basement where fire was located in the walls and ceiling between the basement and first floor. Ladder 32 arriving second due assisting 39 in opening up the first floor to halt further extension. Searches proved negative through out and the fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes. Battalion 15 used All Hands and Division 7 had the command



Fire in a Private dwelling

Sunday, March 30, 2014 0430 Hrs. Just before 0430 hrs this morning, Bronx Dispatchers sounded box 3657 reporting the address 3825 carpenter Avenue for a fire in a house.  Enroute to the box, Bx Communications Office notified both units responding that they were loading the box up after receiving numerous calls.  As Engine 63 turned onto Carpenter Avenue a heavy volume of fire was seen issuing from the 2nd floor windows of a 2 1/2 story peaked roof PD.  63 quickly gave a 10-75.  Both the Engine and 39 Truck arrived on scene and began their normal operating assignments.  63 stretched their line to the 2nd floor while 38 brought the 2nd line to the attic which was also well involved.  39 conducted primary searches of the 2nd floor and attic and helped confine the fire while lines were put into operation.  The fire was brought under control in just under an hour.  Division 7 had the command.



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