Posted by Will suphan
on Saturday, January 26th 2019:
In Reply to: Local Brooklyn Firehouse posted by Nate Goldman on Friday, January 25th 2019:
My father and my grandfather both were tillermen on the 147. Once I went with my dad to the house to get his paycheck and they took me upstairs and put me on the pole. I had to be about 4 yrs old. They had a couple of guys to put me on the pole and at least 3 or 4 downstairs to catch me if I didn't properly negotiate the pole. Learned it was all in the legs. I remember going real slow and they were encouraging me saying that I was doing fine, keep going, etc. I was a big shot in the neighborhood when I told the other kids. The house was still there as of a couple of years ago and one of my daughters paid it a visit and took pictures of a plaque on the wall that listed all the firemen and she saw her great grand father and her grandfathers name and sent me photos. My grandfather was in the original group that manned the house.
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