DEDICATION FOR LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY
Members of E53 / L43
turned out for the dedication of the Patchogue, NY Post Office to Navy Seal
Lt. Michael P. Murphy.
Lt. Mike Murphy Memorial
43 TRUCK MAKES
At 1600 hours Ladder
43 received a call for a woman in the East River at 106th St. and the FDR
Drive. When L43 arrived on scene Lt. Steve Hagan located the woman in the
water while FF Daniel O'Keefe donned the Cold Water Rescue Suit with the
help of FF John Davies. FF Kevin Torrey and FF Michael Donovan placed a 20
foot straight ladder over the railing and secured it. While FF O'Keefe was
descending the ladder to the water, PD informed L43 that the victim was an
EDP (emotionally disturbed person). FF O'Keefe swam out approximately 150
feet to effect the rescue. He and the victim were safely assisted back to
shore with the help of the members of Ladder 43. Congratulations Dan!!
It is with deep regret
that we announce the passing of Chief Milton Ruzicka, former Captain of
Engine 53. Chief Ruzicka spent almost 30 years of his F.D.N.Y. career in the
25th Battalion as a Fireman, Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief in E53, E91,
E55, E58, and Battalion 25. Milty will be missed.
A GREAT TIME HAD BY
ALL AT THE EL BARRIO'S COMPANY PICNIC
The annual E53
/ L43 company picnic was held at Salesian High School. Current members,
former members, family and friends attended and had a great time as always!!
Mayor Michael R.
Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta announce the deaths of Lieutenant Howard Carpluk, Jr. and Firefighter Michael C. Reilly while
operating at Box 33-2797 in the Bronx..Our
hearts and prayers are with you all.
FF MICHAEL C. REILLY SLIDESHOW
FIRST DUE 10-75 ON PARK AVE
before 0800 an ERS Box 1263 was received for the address Park Ave & East 100 St.
for a report of fire. As E53 was leaving quarters the dispatcher advised of
numerous calls for a building on fire at the location and the alarm
was filled out.
UPDATED WEBSITE FOR EL
Welcome to the redesigned website for EL BARRIOS BRAVEST! Please bear with
us as this is a work in progress. If anyone has pictures that they would
like to see on the site, please forward them to the webmaster, or send them
to the firehouse marked Attn Webmaster. Check back often for updates. Thanks
to all who helped with this project and enjoy the site.
Prial of L43 was awarded the Vincent J. Kane medal at the FDNY 137th Medal
MATT LONG RELEASED
After being hit
by a bus on his way to work on December 22, 2005 and a lengthy stay at New
York Weill Cornel Medical Center, Matt was released from the hospital to
continue his recovery. Go, Matt, Go!!
ALARM VACANT IN HARLEM
Just after midnight while returning to the firehouse from another box, 53
Engine and 43 Truck received a ticket to respond to 110 W. 125 St. and Lenox
Ave. on the second alarm for fire in a vacant building. While the
Truck assisted in searches, 53 Engine fed tower ladders and operated for
over 3 hours. Thanks to
Nate DeMarse for the photos.
GUESTS FROM THE WEST @
EL BARRIO FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Over 70 firefighters from Orange County CA, Costa Mesa CA, Connecticut,
Maryland, and New York enjoyed a breakfast feast prepared by the men of E53
& L43 before heading out to march in the big NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade!
OF '06 HITS EL BARRIO
With a record breaking 26.9 inches of snow, the men of E53 & L43 were kept
busy taking in runs, keeping the firehouse apron clear of snow, and