Proud History



Photo Courtesy
Al Trojanowicz






Photo Courtesy
Al Trojanowicz
Fires

Harvey's long life in the Port of New York includes service at hundreds of serious fires, explosions, and marine disasters.

One of the first was the five alarm fire that destroyed Cunard's Pier 54 at West 14th Street in May 1932.

In 1942 Harvey worked at the fire that destroyed the French Line's Normandie, the grandest ocean liner ever built.

In 1943 Harvey along with Fire Fighter went into harm's way to control a raging fire aboard the ammunition ship El Estero. The ship was eventually scuttled, and Harvey's entire crew received the highest awards for bravery.

Harvey has also operated at dozens of major pier fires, in New York as well as New Jersey where FDNY has jurisdiction.

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