8 Beechwood Ave. Fire Feb. 1958

8 Beechwood Ave. Fire Feb. 1958

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jim dandy

Morning Sun, IA

#1 Apr 30, 2009
I am almost (99%) sure, the fireman in this picture, saved my life, when my mother made a call for help, at the Horton/Winthrop Ave. Projects, early Nov. 1956!
Pumpertwo

AOL

#2 May 1, 2009
His name is Joe Frasco
jim dandy wrote:
I am almost (99%) sure, the fireman in this picture, saved my life, when my mother made a call for help, at the Horton/Winthrop Ave. Projects, early Nov. 1956!
Jim Dandy

Morning Sun, IA

#3 May 11, 2009
jim dandy wrote:
I am almost (99%) sure, the fireman in this picture, saved my life, when my mother made a call for help, at the Horton/Winthrop Ave. Projects, early Nov. 1956!
I was mistaken on the date...was Oct. or Nov. 1955...All N.R.F.D. responded as well most all of lower Westchester Co., professional and voulenteer depts. responded or in route or on stand by, to my mother's request for asisstance for me. Look at the records...there never was before or since, that many fire fighters, on or at a specific sceen, until 9/11, decades latter! I owe my life to the local firefighters, and those of the surrounding communities that came when asked...this is a "lost to history" story, that must be told!
John Chasse

South Portland, ME

#4 Oct 17, 2009
My family lived at 8 Beechwood at the time of this fire .I was just over 2 years old.This firemens photo reminds me of stories that my mother told me about the happenings of that night .The stoic,heroic,strength of this mans face in near perfect profile is truly remarkable. From someone who was there that night - belated thanks to this gentlemen and his comrades.
FJH

United States

#5 Mar 5, 2010
Pumpertwo wrote:
His name is Joe Frasco<quoted text>
That really brings back memories.

My Dad was the Chiefs driver and one of the first on the scene at this fire. He was injured while completing a rescue and spent quite some time in the NR Hospital afterward.

Joe Frasco is definately the man in this picture. Joe was in my Dads shift at the old Huguenot st station behind the post office on North ave.

Joe was a really nice guy. He also had a side Job as captain of a beautiful cabin cruiser docked at the city marina. I still remember the name of the boat "Speculator"

Since: Oct 10

Phitsanulok, Thailand

#6 Oct 9, 2010
I Lived at 8 Beechwood ave.I was 8 years old when this happened.My mother smelled the smoke and woke us up and we left the bluiding.We lived on the top floor.I remembed being scared and very cold it happened in feb.
Miss New Rochelle alot.grew up after and had agreat life and friends.
Firefighter Caporale

New Rochelle, NY

#7 Mar 7, 2014
John Chasse wrote:
My family lived at 8 Beechwood at the time of this fire .I was just over 2 years old.This firemens photo reminds me of stories that my mother told me about the happenings of that night .The stoic,heroic,strength of this mans face in near perfect profile is truly remarkable. From someone who was there that night - belated thanks to this gentlemen and his comrades.
What school did you attend? Your writing is a disaster!

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