Leadership

New York Firemen Use Cutting Torches

Issue 2 and Volume 102.

New York Firemen Use Cutting Torches Fire, for which five alarms and special calls were sounded on Jan. 9, 1949, caused heavy loss the 5-story loft building at 739 Broadway (running through to 298-300 Mercer St.) occupied largely by clothing manufacturers. Adjoining structures, with miscellaneous occupancies, suffered water and smoke damage. Seven firemen were overcome fighting the stubborn fire, in the process of which cutting torches were used from ladders to open steel shuttered windows. The chronological response to this fire was as follows: 8:48 P.M. Signal 5-7-394 Mercer and Waver ley Pl. Eng. 33 Lad. 9 Chf. 3rd Batt. 8:50 P.M. Signal 394 Eng. 72, 13, 18 L 20 Dep. Chf. 1, Batt. Chf. 6 Water Tow. 2 9:09 P.M. Signal 2-2—394 (second alarm) Eng.14, 5, 24. 28; L3: To change locations E 32-33; 34-18; 21-5; L 1-9. 9:21 P.M. Signal 3-3—394 Eng. 55, 30, 31, 17, 16: L5;…

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