FDNY Field Communications 2021

A Brief History 

Organized in 1953 with two International-Harvester “Metro” vans.   Officially placed in service on April 13, 1956.  Three months later Field Comm was on the scene at the spectacular Wanamaker Department Store fire in Manhattan.  This 5th alarm on July 14, 1956 was fought for two days by over 600 firefighters.  (WNYF October 1956)

Current Field Comm Apparatus:

  • Field Comm Unit 1                   2014 Seagrave
  • Field Comm Unit 2                   2001 Freightliner FL106 / ALF (reserve unit)
    Both are located at Engine 233
  • Spare                                      2002 Freightliner Sprinter / ALF (reserve unit) 

Field Comm Location History

1956    at         Engine 66                     Foot of Grand Street (Marine 6)
1957    at         Engine 16                     223 E. 25th Street
1958    at         Engine 49                     Welfare Island
1961    at         Engine 23                     215 W. 58th Street
1964    at         Engine 259                   33-51 Greenpoint Avenue
1965    at         Engine 39                     157 E. 67th Street
1965    at         Engine 259                   FC 2 Organized 1965.  Disbanded in 1974
1974    at         Engine 259                   33-51 Greenpoint Avenue
1978    at         Engine 262                   30-89  21st Street
1978    at         Engine 259                   33-51 Greenpoint Avenue
1979    at         Engine 262                   30-89  21st Street
1980    at         Engine 207                   172 Tillary Street (Superpumper quarters)
1991    at         Engine 233                   25 Rockaway Avenue
1998    at         Engine 207                   172 Tillary Street
2002    at         Engine 233                   25 Rockaway Avenue                                     

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