125 Trenton Ave
CURRENT OCCUPANT: Engine Company 3 - HazMat 1 - Ambulance 93
St. Joseph's NJ EMS Task Force Vehicle - Mass Care Response Unit 11
Spare apparatus 1
St. Joseph's NJ EMS Task Force Vehicle - Mass Care Response Unit 11
Spare apparatus 1
March 15, 1961: Fire and Police Commission
April 19, 1961: Meeting of Fire and Police Board announce bid acceptance of 5 bids for new Lakeview Firehouse on Trenton Avenue (Clip is from Morning Call)
Column at left reads: facilities for three pieces of apparatus for fire fighting apparatus, dormitories, offices and several classrooms.
The station will have electronically controlled exits which will automatically open when a fire alarm sounds in the district.
There will be sleeping quarters for two deputy chiefs, two captains and 12 men with off street parking for 13 cars.
The building will contain a fully equipped machine shop for vehicle repair, a carpenter shop and the city's first electric hose dryer.
Vehicles will leave from the Trenton Avenue side. Low bidders on the firehouse were the Pike Construction Co. of 339 Broadway general construction $411,749, Selbach-Meyer Co. of West New York structural steel and iron work #$8747 and Montesano and Cp, of7 Hillside Avenue Little Falls plumbing $15,900. Also Lakeland Electrical Cp. of Wayne, electrical work $18,423 and George Abboud and Co. Hawthorne, heating, ventilating and air conditioning $28,350.
Chronological Listing of the Apparatus at Lakeview Firehouse
February 5, 1962: Fire house dedication
February 3, 1962: Engine Company 13 was using the 1948 Mack Model 95 1000 GPM pumper it had used at the 23rd Street House (former Engine Company 5)
February 3, 1962: When the Lakeview Firehouse opened, Truck Company 1 was using the 1952 FWD aerial (Model FA85K) it had been using at the 23rd Avenue Firehouse. It is shown below when new as Truck 2.
Below are 2 photos of Truck 1 FWD (with 1954 FWD Cab) after it was retired and then bought and restored by a Buffalo, NY area dentist and subsequently moved to other collections including one in Canada.
October 21, 1863: Victor La Regina of Engine 13 at Franklin Street General Alarm fire where Truck 3 (FWD cab with Ahrens Fox trailer) was incinerated
1967: Second Battalion: : Deputy Chief Alfred Micozzi, Deputy Chief Howard Schoonmaker, Deputy Chief Richard Walmsley. Chief's Aides Carmine Caposella, Joseph C. Perricelli
1967: Men of Engine 13 with 1948 Mack pumper: In front L-R: Victor G. LaRegina, William McVey, Nicholas D'Amico, Captain Robert U. Marion, Captain Edward McLaughlin. On apparatus Carl E. Larson, Richard Korger, Anthony Cappello, Stuart McKay. Note that parked to the rear is the 1948 Mack pumper of Engine 7 (a spare apparatus).
1967: Men of Engine 13 with 1948 Mack pumper: Front L-R: Captain Stanley Kecmer, Captain John Holderman, William R. Ristan, Russ Redman; at top David Tieto, John G. Gregg, Thomas Coppo.
1967: Men of Truck 1 with FWD aerial: In front L-R: Walter Niclaus, John Darakjy, Captain Ray Allex, Captain Douglas Laux, and Richard P. Wuensch. On apparatus L-R: Charles Marmo, Joseph White, Leo Quigley.
1967: Men of Truck 1 with FWD aerial: on floor L-R: Captain E Holloway, Captain Joseph J. Leonard, William C. Dowling, Frank Hebda. On running board in middle L-R: George J. Asea, John S. Toth. In apparatus cab L-R: Harry Rippey, Joseph Saia, Anthony Sirianni.
1967: Shop at Lakeview FH: Master Mechanic John Carroll, Assistant Master Carpenter John Kedash, Assistant Master Mechanic Angelo Contini and Electrician Vince Scarmozza
January 7 1969: Engine Company 10 and Truck 1 sustained serious damage in a collision at Park Avenue and Summer Street. Engine 10 was responding west on Park Avenue to a two alarm fire at 178 Market Street while Truck 1 heading north on Summer Street was relocating to Headquarters after responding to a false alarm at Straight and Essex Streets.
The accident ended the career of the Seagrave pumper and the Ahrens Fox aerial trailer. Truck 1 used spare Fox trailer #2058 attached to the FWD tractor.
August 21, 1969: Truck Company 1 received the 1962 Pirsch 100' aerial formerly used by Truck Company 2 to which a plywood riot roof had been added to cab in 1968.
1972 photo of Vito Mangani and Captain Ray Allex in cab of the Pirsch aerial. To the right of Vito's head is a rearview mirror, to view the tillerman.
January 1972: Lakeview Firehouse: truck 1, Engine 13 and Car 74. Mechanic and Carpenter shops also located here
FWD Spare (former E1 and E11) at E13
Circa 1980: FF Stu McVey at left and Captain E13 Robert "Woody" Woodrruff at right
1981: Truck 1 in quarters: Dick Wuensch (his retirement photo), Bill Shortell, Bill McVey (sitting), Leo Bremus, Vincent Zito, Robert (Woody) Woodruff, Gary Kerkhoven, Lou Tambone and Captain Alala in front.
November 13 1981: Truck Company 1 receives the 1975 Pirsch 100' aerial (Serial # 3111) formerly used by Truck 2. It was yellow.
June 28, 1982: Truck Company 1 Pirsch relocates to the Madison Avenue Firehouse for a short 2 month span: On September 3, 1982 it moves again to Hillcrest Firehouse.
July 1, 1982: Engine Company 13 receives a 1977 American LaFrance 1250 GPM pumper (Serial # CE175677) formerly used by Engine Company 1 and painted yellow.
September 3, 1982: Engine Company 13 goes out of service and is replaced (renumbered) by Engine Company 3 which used the 1977 American LaFrance 1250 GPM pumper (Serial # CE175677) formerly that was in use by Engine Companies 13 (formerly Engine Company 1).
June 1984: Apparatus painted white
November 30, 1983: Engine Company 5 relocates from the Southside Firehouse on Getty Avenue to the Lakeview Firehouse. It used 1979 ALF Serial CE6620 (yellow)
January 10, 1984: Engine Company 5 and the Third Battalion are taken out of service. Engine 5 ALF was sent out to be converted to a Telesquirt.
1989: Engine Company 3 with 1979 American LaFrance Telesquirt
1990s Department Reorganization:
Lakeview FH remains the quarters of Engine Company 3. At some point Ambulance 93 also locates there.
? 1996: Engine Company 3 with its reassigned 1989 Emergency One 1500 GPM pumper at at Lakeview Firehouse.
1990s: West Paterson Engine 3 (1982 Hahn 1250/500) covering the City of Paterson, Trenton Ave. firehouse all day during a fire officer exam in the city
? 1998: Engine 3 receives an previously assigned RD Murray (on Spartan Chassis) 1500 GPM pumper painted white
2006: Engine Company 3 receives a new Emergency One 1500 GPM pumper painted red seen at an undated fire scene
July 8, 2010: Engine 3 in accident with milk truck at 21st Ave and Straight Street
March 31, 2014: General Alarm East 24th Street and 10th Avenue
2014 photos of Engine Company 3: Mutual aide assignment in Passaic September 7 and October 13
2015 photos of Engine Company 3
March 30 2016: Engine 3 at Pacific Street second alarm
November 7, 2016: Video of Engine 3 exiting the Lakeview Firehouse (Ron Bombaro)
December 15, 2016 Engine 3 in quarters (Dayspring photos)
December 15, 2016 Ambulance 93 (with spare to the rear)
December 15, 2016: Spare aerial in rear bay 1991 E-One
April 11, 2017: Mutual aid at Passaic 5th Alarm
August 2017: Engine 3 responding from quarters A Ron Bombaro video
October 31, 2017: 3rd alarm at 39 Auburn Street Bill Tompkins photo
December 10, 2017: Holsman Street 3rd alarm
December 28, 2017 Lakeview Firehouse: 2006 Engine 3 E-One pumper
December 28, 2017: Response of Engine 3 to a call
April 18, 2018 Mutual aid to Passaic
August 16, 2018: Helmets of Engine 3 Tour 4 - Captain Angelo Marzella, Carlos Pagan Sr, Bryan White, Luis "Louie" Serrano, Ron Lewis, Dwayne Roberts, Kathy "Sister" Sledge
October 2, 2018: 757 East 27th Street 2nd alarm
December 27, 2018:
2019: FF Angello Marzella repurposed the original letters that stood on the wall outside the firehouse on the Flag Art that hangs in the sitting room of FH
March 26, 2019: Arrival of new PFD demolition equipment at Lakeview DH
June 2019: St. Joseph's NJ EMS Task Force Vehicle - Mass Care Response Unit 11 located at Lakeview FH. The unit, and the operator, SJHMC Medic Bob Bertolo, would feverishly set up a rehab area for firefighters using pieces and parts. In the rehab area it is used in concert with PFD Comms trailer with full heat, A/C and open room to rest and rehydrate. PFD serviced the generator, cleaned it up making it available to the aid firefighters at the drop of a hat. The unit goes out on a 2nd Alarm or an all hands when the humidity is high.
September 1, 2019: 21st Avenue second alarm Engine 3
November 26, 2019: Mutual aid to Clifton
December 13, 2019: Engine 3 exiting Lakeview firehouse on Trenton Ave - Bombaro video
February 1, 2020: HazMat 1 enters service using the refurbished Rescue 2 truck. It is assigned to Engine 3 at Lakeview Firehouse (not a full time unit)
March 27, 2020: Chadwick Street Incident