Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 52, Part XI

By Holice and Debbie

PHILIP PITZER

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 13

While on leave of absence for twenty-four hours, rendered voluntary services at o fire No,. 13 Spruce Street, March 7, 1886. He was injured about the head.

T. HEAD

Assistant Foreman, and

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J. A. FISHER

Second-grade Fireman, and

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H. T. HEINZ

Engine Co. No. 5

For rescuing Peter Grady at fire No,. 528 East Thirteenth Street, on March 26, 1886.

EDWARD MEEHAN

Assistant foreman-engine Co. No. 12

At great personal risk, rescued Charles Eberhardt, aged nine years, from drowning at Staten island, at 12:30 P. M., on august 19, 1886.

JOHN D. DALRYMPLE

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4

At great personal risk, rescued from roof of a third story extension in rear of burning dwelling., Edmund O. Breinage, aged twenty-five years, who ws unable to escape, on September 28, 1886.

THOMAS F. BARRETT AND ANTHONY STEPHENSON

Firemen-First Grade-and,

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ANTHONY MALLOY

Fireman-Second grade-Hook and Ladder Co. No 3

Rescuers of Mrs. Mary Cummings, at fire No. 63 East Twelfth Street, on October 20, 1886.

JOHN BARBER

Assistant Foreman-engine Co. No. 51

Rescued Robert Cobane, aged seventy-four years, from drowning at foot of Thirteenth Street, North River , on October 30m1886.

WASHINGTON RYER

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 12

At great personal risk, rescued Jessie and Bessie Whittle, aged eleven and thirteen years, respectively, at fire at 2149 third Avenue, on November 22, 1886. The girls were in an unconscious condition on the third floor. Ryer covered them with a bed quilt, and had considerable difficulty infighting his way down-stairs.

J. NIMPHIUS

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 14

At the same fire, rescued, at great personal risk, Mary Adams, aged fifty years. She was found unconscious in bed on the fourth floor, and with a broken leg.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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