Code 3 1/32 FDNY Engine Co. 273 Mets™ Seagrave Pumper - DP #5 (12985)

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Code 3 1/32 FDNY Engine Co. 273 Mets™ Seagrave Pumper - DP #5 (12985)
Code 3 1/32 FDNY Engine Co. 273 Mets™ Seagrave Pumper - DP #5 (12985)
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Code 3 1/32 FDNY Engine Co. 273 Mets™ Seagrave Pumper - DP #5 (12985)
This is Item #12985

Scale: 1/32
Release: October 2002
Edition Quantity: 5,000
Dimensions: 11 inches Long

FDNY ENGINE COMPANY 273

Engine Company 273 was originally organized as Engine Company 173 on December 1, 1908, in the former quarters of volunteer Mutual Engine 1, at 40-16 Union Street in the Flushing section of the Borough of Queens. Their first apparatus was an 1897 horse drawn combination chemical and hose wagon, built by the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing Company. They were re-numbered as Engine 273 on January 1, 1913. They were motorized on June 12, 1917, receiving a 1917 South Bend combination chemical and hose wagon. Their first alarm area was still rural with only a few large buildings. On October 1, 1923, they received their first motorized pumper, a 1923 American La France 700 gpm model. On April 27,1931, they were temporarily relocated to a nearby firehouse, while their former volunteer fire station was replaced with a new firehouse at the same location. The address was changed to 40-18 Union Street, instead of 40-16. They occupied the new house on February 3, 1932. On that same date, Hook and Ladder Company 129, formerly located at nearby Engine 272, was moved to the new quarters of Engine 273 which they still share. The first alarm area consists presently of many large apartment houses, along with single family homes, retail stores and shopping centers. In recent years the Flushing area has had a heavy influx of foreign born residents. They are the first due engine company to the famous Shea Stadium, the home of the New York Mets National League baseball team and their current apparatus displays the various Mets logos. This apparatus, a 2000 Seagrave model JB30 pumper, was assigned to Engine 273 on May 22, 2000, replacing their 1988 Mack. The new pumper has a 1000 gpm Waterous pump and a 500 gallon booster tank. The company has received five unit citations for valor. In the year 2001, Engine Company 273 responded to 3,425 runs, of which 3,202 were considered workers. Of these 3202, 251 were working fires in occupied structural buildings and 1,472 were medical emergency responses. In their first full year of service as Engine 173 (now 273), they responded to a total of only 38 alarms, and went to work (now called workers) at only 20 of those. Quite a change.

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