Several generations of Cusack's have served the Paterson Fire Department - continuously from 1896 thru 2011 (115 years)
Edward A Cusack Sr - Appointed March 1, 1896 - Captain Truck 1 October 16, 1899 - Also served Engine 6 and 11 - Retired 1935 - Died January 22, 1940
January 4 Paterson Press
Truck 1 Captain Cusack sitting front right - Photo taken 1907
December 20, 1905: Truck 1 and Engine 1 Hose wagon responding to a Jersey Street fire collide at Ward and Mill Streets. Captain Cusack injured.
Paterson Daily Press
January 22, 1940 Morning Call
Edward A. Cusack Jr - Son of Captain Edward Cusack Sr. - U.S. Army Corporal April 1917 thru Jan. 1920 - Appointed to PFD May 1, 1925 - Badge # 153 – Served Truck 2, Engines 1, 6, 11, Combustibles, and Fire Alarm - Retired January 31, 1962 - Died July 4, 1981
Edward A Cusack Jr at Engine 6 - 1936 Ball Book
Inspection Detail - 1949 Ball Book
Fire Alarm Office at City Hall - 1954 Ball Book
Appointment Papers of Edward A Cusack from 1925
February 28, 1962 - Retirees, including Ed A. Cusack, honored at FMBA Ball
July 6 1981 Paterson Evening News
Raymond M. Cusack Sr - U.S. Navy May 1951 thru April 1953 -Temporary Fireman - June 1, 1955 - Appointed March 1, 1956 – Badge # 174 Engine 1, Truck 2 - Retired April 1, 1987 - Grandson of Captain Edward A Cusack Sr and brother of Eddie Cusack (appointed 1963) -Nephew of Edward A Cusack Jr (appt 1925)
Ray Cusack - 1971
1968 Ball Book - At Central Fire Headquarters - 115 Van Houten Street - Truck Company 2: In front L-R: Captain Richard Henches, Captain James R. Kehoe, Garry Kerkhoven, Leon Noorigian, Garrett Knorr. In rear L-R: , Vittorio (Vic) Diddio, Frank Calamita, Kenneth Shearn, and Ray Cusack
Ray Cusack is the tillerman in this circa 1970 photo of a spare aerial being used by Truck 2 at Central Fire Headquarters. Driver is Tom Coppo, Captain is James Kehoe, on turntable are Rich Hoffman and Joe Parkin Sr.
Ray Cusack and George Krell
Ray Cusack 1972 Ball Book
Ray Cusack, Joe Parkin, Sr. Roy McGinnis, Michael Ross
Edward "Eddie" Cusack - appointed September 27, 1963 - Retired 1993 - Grandson of Captain Edward A Cusack Sr. and brother of Ray (appointed 1956) - Nephew of Edward A Cusack Jr (appt 1925). Eddie's son (? named Ray) joined Paterson Police Department ~1993
1988 Ball Book
1993 Ball Book
1990 and 1992 FMBA Ball
Engine 3 in 1968 Ball Book - L-R: Alvin G. Cooper, Joseph Parkin, Edward Cusack, Thomas Nicolazzo, Captain Ernest Biggs, Captain Alphonse Iandoli and Dalmatian. On top Edward Occhipinti, Edward Banta and John Brower.
Award Ceremony at 115 Van Houten Street firehouse with map, sliding pole and Engine 1 Running Board. FF Bill McCabe (later a BC) and Eddie Cusack. Bill's son is in blue and Eddie's in green.
Circa 1971 EMT training: Sitting L-R: John Harris, Ed Cusack in center and Joe Saia
Two Cusack brothers (Ray and Eddie) at Hillcrest firehouse
Circa 1984 - Kitchen View: From L-R: Captain of Truck 2, Thomas Alala, Ray Cusack. Captain of Engine 8 Louis Ponstingel, Eddie Cusack and Glenn Brown
Harold Nicholas and Eddie Cusack at Hillcrest Firehouse
February 3, 1993: Retirement dinner for Eddie Cusack - appointed February 27, 1963
Raymond M Cusack Jr. - Appointed July 18, 1983 - Retired June 1, 2011 - Son of FF Ray Cusack Sr (appt 1956) - Great Grandson of Captain Edward Cusack (appt 1895) - Nephew of FF Eddie Cusack (appt 1963)