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This is Item #12840
Edition Quantity: 2,004
Release: May 2007
Dimensions: 5.75 in. length
FDNY Engine Company 59 Seagrave 1000 GMP Pumper
Engine 59 was organized on April 1, 1894 in a then new firehouse at 180 West
137th Street, in the then rural area known as Harlem. Their first apparatus was
a new horse-drawn 1894 third size American (later part of American LaFrance)
steamer, as well as a new horse-drawn 1894 Gleason & Bailey hose wagon. On
October 20, 1917, they received their first motorized apparatus, a re-assigned
1897 first size American steamer, that had been motorized with a 1915 Christie
tractor, as well as a re-assigned 1915 Mack motorized hose wagon. Their present
apparatus is a 2003 Seagrave model JB 1000 gpm pumper, placed in service on
March 5, 2004 and carrying FDNY registration number SP(for Seagrave pumper)
03039. It is powered by a Detroit Diesel series 50 engine and has a 500 gallon
booster tank. Engine 59 moved to their current quarters at 111 West 133rd
Street, sharing this house with Ladder Company 30 on November 1, 1962. Their
first alarm territory is made up of many old tenements, numerous retail stores
and several high-rise projects. They have been one of the busiest of all FDNY
engines for many years. In 2006, they responded to 4,605 runs, of which 3,278
were workers. Among those, 1,484 were medical emergencies. They were the 8th
busiest engine company in Manhattan and 20th for the entire city during 2006.
Over the years, five of their members have received individual medals for valor.
In addition, they have had nineteen unit citations for valor. They have had
three line of duty deaths among their members, over these 113 years of service.