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Title Personnel and Materiel. Hoboken Fire Department. 1958.
Object Name Roster
Catalog Number 2012.006.0010
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Collection Hoboken Fire Collection
Credit Donation in memory of Hoboken firefighter Fred E. Meyer.
Scope & Content Personnel and Materiel. Hoboken Fire Department. 1958. Issued no earlier than November 1958 and probably in 1959.

Spirit duplicated, 8-1/2" x 11" high; 16 un-numbered leaves plus cover (not imaged.) Full text in notes (except Hose Table.) PDF on file.

A roster showing the department organization, pay grades, work schedule, each company with its location, staff and a description of their apparatus The apparatus is described in some detail with information on its maker, date it entered service, capabilities and current location or status.

Leaf one has a memorium [sic - memoriam] for Captain Martin J. Smith who served as Acting Chief for several years plus other firefighters. Retirements are also recorded.

From the personal papers of the late Fred E. Meyer, Hoboken Fire Department member 1956-1988, who is listed in this publication as a member of Truck Company No. 2.
Notes Archives 2012.006.0010. Personnel and Materiel. Hoboken Fire Department. 1958. Full text except for table on leaf 16.

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IN MEMORIUM

Captain Martin J. Smith
Appointed: September 15, 1937
Promoted: January 30, 1945
Acting Assistant Chief: August 3, 1945
Acting Chief:August 15, 1945*
Drill Master: July 2, 1953
Died:September 9, 1958

Length of Service: 20 years, 11 months, 25 days

* Captain Smith was appointed Acting Chief of Department pending
a competitive examination for this positions He served in this
capacity until November 12, 1947 at which time he was reassigned
as commanding officer of Truck Company # 2.

Fireman Charles Adolph
Appointed: September 1, 1927
Died:January 29, 1958
Length of Service: 30 years, 4 months, 29 days

APPOINTMENTS
Philip BoscoMay 28,1958
John GreeneMay 28,1958
Edwin HjelmMay 28, 1958
Anthony KowalskiMay 28, 1958
[end leaf 1]

RETIREMENTS
Captain Arthur Balletti
Appointed: July 1, 1931
Promoted: April 15, 1950
Retired: January 1, 1958
Length of Service:
26 years, 6 months

Captain Luke A. Duffy
Appointed: August 1, 1927
Promoted: April 15, 1950
Retired: January 1, 1958
Length of Service:
30 years, 5 months

Fireman Walter Burke
Appointed: September 1, 1927
Retired: January 1, 1958
DIED MAR 1959
Length of Service:
30 years, 4 months

Fireman Edmund Gear
Appointed: March 15, 1919
Retired: May 1, 1958
Length of Service:
39 years, 1 month, 15 days

Fireman Robert Moore
Appointed: June 1, 1924
Retired: January 1, 1958
Length of Service:
33 years, 6 months

Fireman Joseph Mottershead
appointed: July 1, 1931
Retired: May 1, 1958
Length of Service:
26 years, 10 months
Fireman John Stevens

Appointed: July 1, 1931
Retired: January 1, 1953
Length of Service:
26 years, 5 months
[end leaf 2]

The Personnel of the Fire Departing at present is inadequate
and should be increased" Good personnel planning requires 10%
additional to replace men on sick leave and to aid during vacation periods.

The Personnel requirements of the Fire Department are as, follows:

1 Chief of Department
4 Deputy Chiefs
1 Surgeon
2 Chaplains
30 Captains(1 - Drill Master)
(2 - Inspectors )
4 Telephone Operators
3 Chauffeurs and Aids for Chief
3 Chauffeurs and Aids far Deputy Chief
2 Inspectors - Fire Prevention Bureau
2 Chief's Secretary and Clerk
141 Firmen

193 Total Strength

Company Strength as Follows:

Engine Co. # 1 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Engine Co. # 2 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Engine Co. # 3 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Engine Co. # 4 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Engine Co. # 5 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Engine Co. # 6 3 Officers 15 Firemen
Truck Co. # 1 3 Officers 18 Firemen
Truck Co. # 2 3 Officers 18 Firemen
Truck Co. # 3 3 Officers 18 Firemen

Total Strength 27 Officers 141 Firemen
[end leaf 3]

SALARY SCHEDULE FCE FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1958
Chief $7,750.00
Deputy Chief $6,750.00
Captain $5,950.00
Fireman, 1st year $4,500.00
Fireman, 2nd year $4,800.00
Fireman, 3rd year $5,200.00

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1958
The Fire Department is operating on a 56 hour per week schedule.
The Department is divided into 9 groups and each group work
independently of each other. The tour of duty is as follows:
3 days - 8 AM to 6 PM
24 hours OFF
3 nights 6 PM to 8 AM
48 hours OFF
It requires six weeks to complete the cycle for this system.
[end leaf 4]


FIRE HEADQUARTERS STAFF
Chief of Department Patrick J. Carmody
Deputy Chief Lawrence E. Ross
Deputy Chief Leo P. Kiely
Deputy Chief George J. Cella
ChaplainRev. Francis X. Coyle(Cath)
Rev. Adelbert Wettstein(Prot)
Surgeon Dr. H. A. Granelli
Chief's ClerkJohn D. Lisa, Fireman
Office ClerkJoseph B. Lisa, Fireman
Fire PreventionJames J. Halloran, Capt.
" Thomas G. Carmody, Fireman
"" Ferdinand Cutillo, Fireman
Chief's Chauffeur Francis Hunsinger, Fireman
" Daniel Murphy, Fireman
" Michael Simone, Fireman
Deputy Chief's Chauffeur Carmine Gullo, Fireman
"" Philip Fleming, Fireman
" " Henry Reinhardt, Fireman
Telephone Operators Francis Carrier, Fireman
"" August Chiausa, Fireman
" John Koenig, Fireman
" Philip Manfredonia, Fireman
Housing Squad Walter Koch, Captain
[end page 5]

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 1

Engine Company No. 1, is located at 128 Hudson St.e between First and Second Sts. This company is manned by the below listed men, divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The Engine is an Ahrens-Fox motor pumper, triple combination Hose Carrier with Booster Pump equipment, capable of delivering 1,000 gallons of water per minute at maximum efficiency.

The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnatti, Ohio and placed in service in the year 1934.

The Hose Wagon is a combination Hose Carrier and Booster Pump with water tank. It is equipped with a mounted deck nozzle and various other nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers, and life belts. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnatti, Ohio and placed in service in the year 1934.


COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to #9

John J. 0'Dowd Captain.. Group # 1
Henry Ross " #4
Joseph Kennedy" #7

Joseph Salerno.. .Fireman.......Group # 1 Badge# 70
John Wrinn...... " #1"# 18
Emanuel Peluso...... #2"#62
Gerald Maguire......". #3"#14
Eugene Failla...... #4"# 82
Edward Fitzsimmons #4" #94
George Giordano...... #5"#142
Vincent Lisa............" #6"#13
Walter Scully......" #7"#114
Francis Acquaviva......" #8"# 88
Albert La Book............ #9"#143

Fireman Arthur Wehrhahn, is presently assigned to the Public Safety Signal Division.
Fireman Nicholas Burke is presently on sick leave.
[end leaf 6]

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 2
Engine Company No. 2, is located at 1313 Washington St., between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sts., and is manned by the below listed men, divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The Engine is an Ahrens-Fox pumping, triple combination hose carrier with booster equipment. The pump is capable of delivering one thousand gallons of water per minute at maximum efficiency. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company of Cincinnatti, Ohio, and placed in service in the year 1934.

This apparatus was formerly assigned to Engine Company No. 5 and was transferred to Engine Company No. 2 on June 16, 1958.

The Hose Wagon is a combination Hose Carrier and Booster Pump. The Booster Unit consists of a fifty gallon tank of water utilizing carbon dioxide gas as a pressure agent. It is also equipped with a mounted deck nozzle and various other nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers, and life belts. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company and placed in service in the year 1932.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS #1 to #9

Salvatore A. Romano Captain....... Group # 6
William J. O'Brien " # 9

Joseph Ferriullo......Fireman ........ Group # 1 Badge# 38
Charles Lisa......"........."# 1 "#22
Richard Murgittroyd...... ........."#2 "#66
Edwin Hjelm...... ......... #3 "#158
John Greene......"........." #4 "# 149
Henry Cordes...... ............."#4 "#17
Samuel Bartone......"......... # 5 "#143
Pasquale De Stefano...... ..... #6 "#110
William Groot........... ........."#7 "#134
William Brasch......"........."# 7 "#37
William Mc Graw...... ........."#8 "#60
Robert Clancy...... ......... #9 "#116

Fireman Harry Miller on special leave.
Fireman James Cooke is presently on sick leave.
[end leaf 7]

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 3
Engine Company No. 3, is located at 201 Jefferson St., north east corner of Second St. This company is manned by the below named mens divided into Groups #1 to # 9. The Fire Department repair shop is located in this buildingc

The Engine is an Ahrens-Fox motor pumper, triple combination Hose Carrier with Booster Pump equipments capable of delivering one thousand gallons of water per minute at maximum efficiency. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnati, Ohios and placed in service in the year 1934.

The Hose Wagon is a combination Hose Carrier and Booster pump with water tank. It is equipped with a mounted deck nozzle and various other nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers, and life belts. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, and placed in service in the year 1934.

Due to mechanical break-down and major repairs, Engine Pumper # 3 is now out of service. Engine Pumper # 4 is quartered at Engine #3 in its place. This transfer took place on June 23, 1958.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to # 9

Victor Avagliano....... Captain......... Group # 2
Robert Cheeks " # 5
James Londrigan " # 8

Thomas 0'Brien Fireman Group # Badge # 34
Francis Scully # 2 #127
Michael Sheridan #3 #71
John De Salvo #4 #5
Edward Mc Donald #4 #89
Joseph Segura #5 # 112
William Hayes #6 #151
John Berkowitz #7 #10
Patrick Greene #8 # 120
Martin Stiles #9 # 139

Fireman Francis Moore on detail to Theatres
[end leaf 8]

Engine COMPANY NO. 4

Engine Company No. 4, is located at Observer Highway and Madison St. This company is manned by the following men.

The Engine is an Ahrens-Fox Triple Combination Hose Carrier with Booster Pump Service. It is capable of delivering 1,000 gallons of water per minute at maximum efficiency. It is equipped with various nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers and life belts. This apparatus was purchased from the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Comp-any of Cincinnattis Ohio, in the year 1948.

On June 23, 1958, Engine Pumper # 4 was transferred to the quarters of Engine Company #3. All personnel assigned to Engine company # 4 have been temporarily transferred to other companies throughout the city. The transfer of apparatus and personnel was necessary because of a major breakdown of Engine Pumper # 3, which is now undergoing repairs.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to # 9

Joseph Walsh......Fireman..Group # 1 Badge # 76
Robert Baxter..........."....... #2 #74
John Smith......"....... " #3 #139
Arthur Guess....... ....... " #4 # 80
Henry Grefe. "....... #5 #42
Henry Melee...... ....... #6 " #32
Louis Hiltenbrand............ ..." #7 " #29
Phillip Bosco........... ....... " # 6 " #170
[end leaf 9]

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 5
Engine Company No. 5, is located at 412 Grand St., between Fourth and Fifth Street,, This company is manned by the below listed men divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The Engine is a Ward LaFrance Pumping Engine with a capacity of 1000 gallons of water per minute, It was built to special specifications of the Hoboken Fire Departments which included a shortening of the body length without changing the original capabilities of the apparatus. It is equipped with all the necessary hose and other equipment necessary for good operation. It was placed in service June 16, 1958.

The Hose Wagon is a combination Hose Carrier with booster pump. The booster unit consists of a fifty gallon tank of water utilizing carbon dioxide gas as a pressure agent. It is also equipped with a mounted deck nozzle and various other nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers , and life belts„ The apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company and placed in service in the year 1932.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to #9

John Doneman... ... .Captain. .. .... .Group # 2
John Forbes......." .......... " #5
Richard Gallagher....... .......... " # 8

Joseph Lanzetti.......Fireman..........Group # 1 Badge# 83
Charles Silon.......".......... " #1"#64
Michael Fitzgibbons....... .......... #2 #23
John Kinnaugh....... .......... #3"#45
Stefano Monacelli.......".......... . #4"#58
Cornelius Murphy....... .......... #4"#59
Andrew Pierro....... .......... #5"#16
James Levins....... .......... " #6 #24
Edward Baker....... .......... " #7 #90
Francis Coppola......... .......... " #7"#28
Donald Sheehan....... .......... " #8"#11
Peter Calandra.......".......... #9"#77

Fireman Walter Montelione detailed to Fire Headquarters.
[end leaf 10]

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 6
Engine Company No. 6, is located at 801I Clinton St., north east corner of 8th St. This company is manned by the below named men divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The Engine is an Ahrens-Fox motor pumper, triple combination Hose Carrier with Booster Pump equipment, capable of delivering one thousand gallons of water per minute at maximum efficiency. The apparatus was built by the Ahrens~Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio and placed in service in the year 1934.

The Hose Wagon is a combination Hose Carrier and Booster Pump with water tank. It is equipped with a mounted deck nozzle and various other nozzles, tips, portable extinguishers. and life belts. The Apparatus was built by the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Co., of Cincinnatti, Ohio, and placed in service in the year 1934.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to # 9

James Houn........Fireman..........Group # 1 Badge # 63
James 0'Sullivan................"......... #1 " #132
Albert Benfari........ ...... #2 #83
James O'Connoro.......".......... " #3 " #21
William G. 0'Brien........ ... #4 #92
Joseph Stinson........".......... " #5 #67
Louis Comforti........ #6# 140
Francis Gandolfo #7 #23
Thomas Nisler........ .......... " #7 " #47
Morris Rubin # 8 #81
Edward McLaughlin........ ..... #9" # 100

Fireman William Hennessy detailed to Fire Headquarters.
Fireman Frank Verra is presently on Sick Leave.
[end leaf 11]

TRUCK COMPANY NO. 1
Truck Company No. 1, is located at 1313 Washington St., between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sts. It is manned by the below listed men divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The apparatus is an eighty-five foot, quick raising Aerial ladder, tractor type truck. The Aerial ladder is controlled by hydraulic power. It was built and purchased from the Seagraves Corporation of Columbus, Ohio, and placed in service in the year 1944.

Truck No. 1, is equipped with a life net, life lines, various cellar and ladder pipes, portable fire extinguishers, self-contained and canister type masks, forcible entry tools and salvage tarpaulins.

COMPANY ROLLS GROUPS # 1 to #9

Alphonse Berardi....... .Captain........ . Group # 3
Thomas Byrnes........ "......... #6

Peter Costello........Fireman.... .Group # 1 Badge# 79
Thomas Azzolini........ ......... " #2 #20
Edward Huelbig................. " #3 # 85
Anthony Truncellito........"......... " #4"#49
William Reich........"......... " # 4"#101
Anthony Cuozzo. „............"......... " #5"# 2
Edward Brizzolara........"......... " #6"#65
Michael Pizza........"......... " #7"#57
Anthony Kowalski........"......... " #7"#159
Louis Pean........"......... " # 8"#7
Eugene Pompliano........ ......... " #9"#105
[end leaf 12]

TRUCK COMPANY NO. 2
Truck Company No. 2, is located at Observer Highway and Jefferson Sts. It is manned by the below listed men divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The apparatus is an eighty-five foot, quick raising Aerial ladder, tractor type truck. The aerial ladder is controlled by hydraulic power. It was built and purchased from the Seagraves Corporation of Columbus9 Ohio, and placed in service in the year 1940.

Truck No. 2, is equipped with a life net, life lines, various cellar and ladder pipes, portable fire extinguishers, self-contained and canister type gas masks, forcible entry tools and salvage tarpaulins.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS # 1 to # 9

Angelo Mai........Captain....... Group #3
Richard Farrell " #6
Herbert Cloud......".. ......... #9

Joseph Florio....... Fireman.........Group # 1 Badge# 43
Vincent Del Giudice ........"......... #1 # 33
Franklin Walters........ ......... #2 #75
Warren Cassirer....... ......... #3 # 34
Walter Schlicher........ ....... #4 #126
Marinus Kelder ......."......... #4 # 34
Mario Mintello........ ......... #5 #44
John Moll........ ......... # 5 #87
William Bradley........"......... # 6 #9
Herbert Garbarini........ ...... #7 #12
John Mc Inerney........ ......... #7 #155
Joseph O'Brien........"......... " # 8 #108
Fred E. Meyer........ ......... #9 #144
[end leaf 13]

TRUCK COMPANY NO. 3

Truck Company No. 3 is located at 801 Clinton Streets north east corner of Eighth St. This company is manned by the below listed men divided into Groups # 1 to # 9.

The apparatus is an eighty-five fast quick raising aerial ladder, tractor type truck. The Aerial ladder is powered by com-pressed air. It was built and purchased from the Ahrens-Fox Fire, Engine Company of Cincinnatti, Ohio, and placed in service in 1932.

Truck No. 3. is equipped with a life net, life lines, various cellar and ladder pipes, portable fire extinguishers, self contained and canister type masks, forcible entry tools and salvage tarpaulins. This apparatus responds to all alarms of fire and in addition to the above equipment, it is equipped with such emergency tools as a power saw, power drill, acetylene burning unit and a Yates Appliance Polly for the removal of refrigerators.

On October 30, 1958, it was necessary to place Truck No. 3 out of service for major repairs. The Civil Defense Emergency Rescue Truck is being utilised in its place, carrying all the necessary tools and equipment ordinarily assigned to Truck No. 3.

COMPANY ROLLGROUPS# 1 to # 9

John Murphy Captain. ....... Group # 1
Leo Guider" #4
Curt Pfeil......" #7

Joseph Davis.... Fireman ... Group # 1Badge # 91
William Daseking...... .......... #2#36
Martin Goode...... .......... #3#95
Charles Drumm......".......... #4#25
James Smith...... # 5#26
John Huelbig #6#149
Charles Stednitz #7 #50
William Hendrikse...... .......... #8#137
Michael Ivacic...... .........." # 8 #26
Walter Meehan...... .......... #9#102
Richard Coppinger......".......... #9 #31
[end leaf 14]

THIS APPARATUS OF THE DEPARTMENT CONSISTS OF:

One Chief's car, a Cadillac, 1954 Models *

One Deputy Chief's car, a Plymouth Station Wagon, 1954 Model.

Six 1000 gallon triple combination pumping Engines, with booster pump equipment. Built by Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company.

One 1000 gallon triple combination pumping Engine, with booster pump equipment. Built by Ward LaFrance Fire Engine Company.

Two combination hose carriers with water tank, using co2 gas for pressure. Built by Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company.

Three Combination hose carriers with water tank and rotary gear booster pump. Built by Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company.

One Hook and Ladder Aerial Truck, built by Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company.

Two Hook and Ladder Aerial Trucks, built by the Seagrave Fire Engine Company.

One Willys-Jeep pickup truck, assigned to Public Safety Repair Shop, 1958 Model. **

* This Cadillac replaces a 1949 Model.
** Placed in service May 15, 1958.
[end leaf 15]

DEPARTMENT HOSE

[table with six labeled columns: company; hose size; hose cabinet or hose hoist; wagon or truck; pumper; total]
[end document]
People Smith, Martin J., Capt.
Date 1958-1959
Year Range from 1958.0
Year Range to 1959.0
Search Terms Hoboken Fire Department
Caption leaf 1: In Memoriam, Captain Martin J. Smith; Appointments
Imagefile 122\20120060010.TIF
Classification Government & Politics
Firehouses
Trucks
People