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    Default March 17,1899 St. Patrick's Day

    The Windsor Hotel Blaze March 17,1899, Fifth Ave. & 46th Street.
    A stray match ignited an awful blaze in the seven-story Windsor Hotel on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Flames and smoke smashed through the glass windows on Fifth Avenue, as the parade froze and the crowd's collective jaws dropped. Firefighters slowly fought through the growing horde of standstill-gawkers, and were able to rescue a number of people before the front wall collapsed, killing 92.Within 20 minutes five alarms were transmitted.Within an hour after that the building was a pile of rubble.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    A wave of Irish immigration surged into the U.S. in the 1870s and 1880s as the Irish faced crop failures and land conflicts at home. Their arrival coincided with the advances of existing Irish-Americans in big city politics that would continue into the twentieth century. As English speakers the Irish-Americans, whether American or Irish born, had a definite advantage in passing the civil service exam that was required for entry into the firefighter ranks. Add a reputation for bravery that had been built during the American Civil War to the strong backs that built American canals, roads and buildings and the fire service seemed a natural fit for many Irish-Americans.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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    Hope you're having fun at the parade I think I remember telling you last year too that it wasn't on TV.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
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    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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