Station 244 Battalion Chief Walter L. Titus, Engines #4 - #5 - #6 - Truck #1. Fire at 48 Essex Street, a 3 story frame building with apartments for 4 families. On arrival Chief Titus ordered a second alarm to be sounded.
9:33 PM: Second alarm from station 244. Deputy Chief Joseph Bray and Engines #1 and Truck 3 responded from quarters. On his arrival Chief Bray ordered a third alarm to be sounded.
9:38 PM: Third alarm from station 244. Battalion Chief Joseph Dayspring, Engines #3 - #7 - #8 -#9 - #10 - #11 -#12 responded from quarters. Responding from their homes Chief of Department Hobart Strathearn, Deputy Chief James Chaplain, Battalion Chiefs Rudolph J. Peppinghaus, Joseph L. Devenport, Daniel Carroll, George Walls and George Peppinghaus. Mechanics John