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    June 5th marks the 8 year anniversary of the Atlantic Avenue fire in Brooklyn New York. Rest in Peace Lt Jimmy Blackmore E332 and Capt. Scott Lapeidra L176 (died from injuries nearly a month later). Also remember Timmy Stackpole, who spent years battling back from nearly fatal injuries from this fire, only to die 6 months later on 9-11-01.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    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

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    Rest in peace, Brothers...

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    RIP Brothers Brooklyn Box 2044.

    RIP Captain Scott LaPietra
    RIP Lieutenant James Blackmore
    RIP Captain Timothy Stackpole

    Never forget also the city (who incidentally owned the building) had it demolished the very next day...hmmm...could it have something to do with the illegally removed wall in the basement on the Exp 2 side?

    Watch out for your brothers back...because no one else is!

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    Rest in peace brothers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    Rest in peace brothers.


    Fred, are those your pictures?
    Negative...found them online.

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    Thanks to Frank at www.fdnewyork.com for this story.

    Signal 5-5-5-5 For The 766th Time
    For the second time this year the Red Devil struck an awful blow to New York's Bravest. Signal 5-5-5-5 was transmitted for the 766th time.

    77-55-2044 Friday 6/5/98
    It started routinely in the Brooklyn Central Office. A single phone call at 2022 hours reporting a fire in the basement of 2530 Atlantic Avenue in the East New York section. The caller was relatively calm about it.

    Engine 332 & ladder 175 were assigned first due. The firehouse is a mere 8 blocks and 1 avenue away from the 3 story frame 20 x 75 multiple dwelling. They arrived in roughly 3 minutes and went immediately to work.

    The basement of the structure was well involved within minutes. Unbeknownst to them the fire had started in the adjoining building, 2528 Atlantic Avenue. Despite the efforts of the Bradford Street fire fighters, the Devil continued to spread upward and outward.

    As the fire spread, second and third alarms were transmitted. The members of engine 332 and ladder 176 were searching the top floor of 2030 when it collapsed onto the 1st floor. Cpt. Scott LaPietra, Lt. James Blackmore, Lt. Timothy Stackpole, FF. Terence Quinn and FF. Brian Baiker were plunged into the Devil's pit; flaming debris falling on top of them. Scores of fire fighters rushed in to rescue their fallen comrades.

    Lt. Blackmore was pulled from the rubble with severe head and chest trauma. He was transported in cardiac arrest to a nearby trauma center, Brookdale Hospital, but it was too late. The 21 year veteran was 48 years old, decorated 5 times, and leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

    Captain Scott Lapiedra, 40, was very seriously burned. He was airlifted to the burn unit in Jacobi Hospital with 3rd degree burns to over 70% of his body. As of June 16, he is still in extremely critical condition. He is a 19 year veteran and has a wife and 4 children. Lieutenant Timothy Stackpole, FF. Brian Baiker and FF. Terence Quinn also received severe burns and they are in critical condition in the burn center.

    The fire building was a row of 5 frame houses with 2530 Atlantic Avenue being the rightmost unit. All that remains of the structure is the 2 leftmost units - the fire completely gutted the other 3, and bulldozers razed the remains. It is believed the fire began as a mattress fire in the basement of 2528 Atlantic Avenue.

    Addendum: On July 4th, 1998, Capt. Scott Lapiedra became the 767th fire fighter to make the Supreme Sacrifice.

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    I work with now Lt. Baiker and the scars from this job are up and down his body. Ill remind the men about this tragedy at work on tomorrows day tour.

    Stay Safe!

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    NEVER FORGET

    Rest in Peace Lt Jimmy Blackmore E332 and Capt. Scott Lapeidra L176

    Also remember Timmy Stackpole, who spent years battling back from nearly fatal injuries from this fire, only to die 6 months later on 9-11-01.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
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    NEVER FORGET

    Rest in Peace Lt Jimmy Blackmore E332 and Capt. Scott Lapeidra L176

    Also remember Timmy Stackpole, who spent years battling back from nearly fatal injuries from this fire, only to die 6 months later on 9-11-01.
    Sleep with angels Jimmy, Scott and Timmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
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    NEVER FORGET

    Rest in Peace Lt Jimmy Blackmore E332 and Capt. Scott Lapeidra L176

    Also remember Timmy Stackpole, who spent years battling back from nearly fatal injuries from this fire, only to die 6 months later on 9-11-01.
    Hear, Hear!
    I believe them bones are me. Some say we are born into the grave. I feel so alone, gonna end up a big ol' pile a them bones

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    Rest in Peace. Their spirit lives on.
    Tom

    Never Forget 9-11-2001

    Stay safe out there!

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    Not forgotten.
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    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 06-05-2007 at 11:31 AM.
    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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    i Actually went to school With Capt. Scott Lapiedra's Son but that was wow a Long time ago a good 6 to 8 yrs ago when i was in Junior High. I actually remember that day and watched the news like crazy and read the paper like crazy since he was From Staten Island NY it was basically Front page news everyday.

    RIP Capt Scott Lapiedra I hope your family is doing well :'(



    And also my sister Played Softball with Stephen Sillers Daughters..


    RIP Stephen Siller..you my sir was one of the best of the best running from the tunnel to the towers in your full gear and knowing you sir you were no hero that day you were simply FIREFIGHTER doing your job (even though we all think of you as a hero)


    Rob
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    Brothers Never Forget!!RIP...

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