“Fire-brigade men are the salt of the earth.”
Six Nuns Die in Convent Inferno by Paul Durcan
“They’se an Irishman ‘r two on th’ fire departmint an’ in th’ army, too.”
from The Popularity of Firemen by Finely Peter Dunne (1895).
Thanks to my uncle, FDNY Capt. Jack Donohoe (ret. Engine 234), for posting this photograph, which was taken at Jay’s Convenience store on Nostrand Ave and Park Place. Brooklyn. Early ’70′s.
The men in it are: Butch Jaeger, Don Wallis, Nick Scharallie, Tom Farrell, John Burkett and Capt. Connelly.