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Patrick Nugter

Patrick Nugter

43 jaar uit Amsterdam

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Brandweerman bij de Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland


kort amsterdams..

Bij deze de link naar de aflevering  van "Kort Amsterdams" gemaakt door Zoë van...

hart van nederland

Hier de link naar de uitzending waarin de belevenissen van de Firefighters op kazerne Hendrik
 
http://www.hartvannederland.nl/programmagemist/20090915V
 
begin item op...

Warm welkom

Een bijzonder en warm welkom voor Steven en John gister..(ik mocht ook mee!!) Op...

The rock (NYFD academy)

Van vorige week hier het radio verslag van BNR nieuwsradio door de vrolijke fietsende reporter Jigal...

Populaire jongens

Voor een kijkje in het leven van ons aan het werk op kazerne Hendrik..
Hier vanaf 25 meter hoogte...

Van groot naar klein

Na de afgelopen avond en dag de laatse dingen in New York te hebben bekeken, en beleefd met even...

Foto post

Patrick, John en Steve in gesprek met Prinses Maxima.
Fotografie Cynthia van...

Brand!!

bijna echt dan......
een video van de training op Randells island, waarbij een deel...

looking good John

link naar Eva van NOS...

in loving memory....

Vandaag een zware dag veel anders kan ik het niet zeggen, het bijwonen van de herdenking op en om...

Pride of Williamsburg

In actie ventileren van een dak........en ja rook en vuur is...

levend bewijs

Een video van een van de...

24 op engine 216

Een super hartelijk ontvangst in een kazerne die een en al brandweer uitstraalt en van onder tot boven gevuld is...

Computer nerd swap?

At5 in Manhattan met de Swappers
Hier eindelijk de eerste foto !!
Gelukt dank zij de computer nerd swap van...

The real thing

Vandaag eindelijk was het zover op naar the Rock ofwel de Fire Acedemy van New York. En overweldigend was...

Storing

Na een korte storing (met internet)eindelijk daar zijn we New York!! Tussen de wolkenkrabbers met het...

D-day -1

Het begint nu te koken in plaats van kriebelen! De koffer is gepakt, alles is gereed voor vertrek...

Brandwacht

Weer een dag dichter bij New York... Het is nu bijna 24 uur per dag Job Swap...

Sportief beroep

* als vrijwillger thuis in Wervershoof (foto Silvia)
Nu al heel veel aandacht van iedereen die er van weet...

David en Goliath

In de voorbereiding op wat komen gaat, begint zich steeds meer af te tekenen wat de grote verschillen tussen...

Boeren brandweer of semi-prof

Zoals voor sommige lezers al bekend ben ik buiten mijn beroepsleven ook als vrijwilliger betrokken bij de brandweer.
Dit in...

Another hot day @Amsterdam fire

Vandaag een hete dag in Amsterdam.. maar dat zullen de meesten wel hebben gehad vandaag! Tot 37...

terug op aarde

October 8, 2009 12:39

Terug op aarde ... dat is het gevoel na twee weken; om alles weer normaal te doen. Normaal gewoon weer werken, kinderen naar school en gister de eerste 60 rondjes op de ijsbaan... Om straks in januari weer "normaal"200 km te rijden in Oostenrijk op de Weissensee... Normaal het enerverende beroep van brandweerman met allerlei spectaculaire acties...

Normaal was het niet, de Job Swap en het gevoel een klein deel uit te maken van de New York Fire Dept, een gevoel van onmiddelijke en vanzelfsprekende broederschap tussen ons (met name John en Steven !!!!) .... het was super speciaal!

Kijk met plezier en zelfs ontroering terug op deze twee weken van nieuwe broederschap en een ervaring om nooit te vergeten.! De verschillen ??? Technisch en in details betreffende ventilatie, apperatuur en hoeveelheid mensen en materiaal. De overeenkomsten??? De mensen en de mentaliteit, wij zijn die kwajongens die er gewoon zijn om hulp te bieden waar nodig met een vanzelfsprekende band waar dan ook samen in Brooklyn of Amsterdam-West....overal.

John en Steven: Thank you guys, really looking forward to meeting you aigain somewhere in the (near) future. You're welcome here in Wervershoof or Amsterdam anytime !!



Ik hang hier gewoon rond zoals altijd.... (I'll be hanging around....)

En aan iedereen die dit blog heeft gevolgd en heeft bijgedragen aan dit succes: Bedankt !!!

De Job Swap is een project van de Stichting Henry Hudson 400 in samenwerking met BKB en wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door NY400. De wildcard actie wordt georganiseerd met Het Parool en AM New York.

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Sullivan Brothers

Sullivan Brothers

42 years old from New York

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Firefighters Johnny Sullivan & Stephen Sullivan at the Fire Department of New York


Blog 3: Firehouse Patrick will work 24h shift

August 18, 2009 16:17

Engine 216: 125 YEARS OF SERVICE TO WILLIAMSBURG

Williamsburg was first settled in 1660 when Dutch framers laid out farms. The City of Brooklyn annexed the Village of Williamsburg in 1855. This new area would become known has the "Eastern District". Five years after the end Civil War, Brooklyn replaced its volunteer fire department with a fully paid department.

On Sept 15, 1872, the BFD placed two new fire companies in service in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg sections. The population of these two areas was spreading out further from the center of town as new people moved into the area. With this migration the fire department needed more companies. Engine 15(215) was located in Greenpoint and Engine 16(216) in the southern section of Williamsburg.

The fire protection in Williamsburg was provided by  Engine 16 which was placed in the former volunteer quarters of Eagle Engine Company No. 6, located on Stagg Street near Union. The house was built around 1854 for Bucket Company 6 and Engine 6 moved into the house replacing the Bucket Company a short time later. Around the corner on Scholes Street was Continental Hose 6. The old house of Engine 16 was in such dilapidated condition that plans for a new house were drawn up. The former house of Continental Hose 6 on Scholes was torn down and a new fire station was built. The lot was purchased from Mark Fowler and his wife for $800 on July 18, 1856. In 1893 Engine 16 moved into the new building at 16 Scholes Street. The two-story house cost $10,000 to build on the 25 x 100-foot lot.

The fire station was the standard style Brooklyn house. The first floor had room for the apparatus and stalls for the horses. In the rear was the feed room and horse supplies. The house watch was located up front and on one side wall were the racks for drying out the hoses. Upstairs had three rooms, one room for the officer, a bunkroom with built in lockers for the firemen and a recreation room.

One hundred and twenty-five years ago the fireman life was a hard one. He would work 24 hours a day for seven days and have the eight day off. He could go home for meals twice a day. During his hours firehouse the time was taken up with housewatch duty, hydrant inspection, messenger service, detail to other companies for meals, house cleaning chores, and taking care of the horses. The salary for a first grade fireman was $700 a year or $13.46 a week for the 168 hour work week.

The Cities of New York (including the Bronx), Brooklyn, Long Island City, parts of Western Queens, and Staten Island merged into the five Boroughs of New York City on January 1, 1898. Engine 16 officially became part of the FDNY on January 28th. On October 1, 1899, Engine 16 was renumbered to Engine 116 to avoid confusion with Engine 16 in Manhattan. The ladder companies were given fifty to their number and Ladder 1 became Ladder 51. Engine 116 was renumbered to Engine 216 on January 1, 1913.

After WW II the Fire Department started a rebuilding program. The front wall of Engine 216 cracking and needed replacing. It's not known when it was rebuilt but it gave the house a new look. By the late fifties the station was in need of being replaced. A study on fire station locations also recommended that many stations could be closed and the companies combined.  A new combined fire and police station was built at 187 Union Avenue off of Broadway. Ladder 108 moved in on August 9, 1971 along with Battalion 35. Engine 216 relocated from Scholes Street on October 13, 1971.

Engine 216 has served the Community of Williamsburg faithfully for the past 125 years. No matter what the need was, a fire, or emergency the Company was always ready to protect the citizens of New York City.

The Job Swap is an initiative of the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation and BKB, in cooperation with the NY400. The Wildcard contest is organized together with newspapers Het Parool (Amsterdam) and AM New York (New York).

Back to work

After a fantastic reunion with my family, I got a good nights sleep and returned to work this...

Thank you Patrick AKA (Diana Ross) Your brothers John & steve AKA (the supremes)

Hope to see you and your family here (open invitation)!
John &...

Wrapping up (John)

Once in a lifetime  experience aside from missing my family i would not change a thing. Looking foward to...

Thank You Mette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best babysitter in the world. Not the easiest job in the world controlling us ...

Job Swap Amsterdam day 5

Day started wit an trip to Airport Fire Dept great time doing drills with the members putting out actual fires...

Job Swap Amsterdam day 4

The 3 amigos had a presentation for any member of amsterdam fiire dept to sit in on converstion of our...

Job Swap Amsterdam day 3

They govenment invited us to opening day in Parliment so what we started calling ourselves was Dianah Ross and the...

Job Swap Amsterdam day 2

Had a 24 hour shift with are brothers in Hendrik Firehouse. Very similar we all meet in front of...

Job Swap Amsterdam day 1

The week flew by and unfortunately it is over. Right off the bat I would like to thank all...

Photos of us by world famous photagraher cynthia van elk

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Wednesday, 16 September, 00:55

 

View of Amsterdam from The tower ladder

Shot this video this morning. Great view of the...

News footage FDNY in Amsterdam 3

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Dutch News visit to the New York firehouse (2)

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2nd day in old Amsterdam

Woke up refreshed and looking to learn Amsterdam Firefighting. Guys showed us around their trucks during morning inspections...

1st Day in old Amsterdam

Arrived 8 AM felt like we lost whole night of sleep. Then we got started wit a canal cruise...

Picture post

Patrick, John en Steve talking to Princess Maxima
Photograpy by Cynthia van...

9/11 (John)

This was my first time back to the site since firefighting operations commenced. Firemen in NY go back to...

24 hour shift in Brooklyn

Patrick spent the 24 hours in Engine 216. The irony is that a  good day for the people of New...

9/11 (Steve)

Patrick, Johnny and I met with Frans Timmermans, The Dutch Minister for European Affairs, this morning...

This was my jobswap to 'what the hell was I thinking?'

My jobswap to mexico

Patrick on the rock and on the water

I had a great day with Patrick yesterday. I gave a tour of our Fire Academy to Patrick and...

My last jobswap was to Norway

Day of training and ride-along with Marine 6

Sorry for no pics still working out the kinks. Patrick and Steve Sullivan went for a day of training...

MEET & greet Monday Nite

All the Job Swappers met at Jimmy"s last nite. It was alot of fun. Everyone mingled and got...

FIRE

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Great meeting you guys

Steve here, Had a great time meeting you guys last night. Can't wait for Monday. I found...

Patricks job before becoming a fireman

Patrick, I hope you dont mind but i told the guys in the firehouse before you became a fireman...

Tentative plans for patricks visit

Mon Day -Tour NYC with  jobswappers
Mon Nite - Meet and greet all Dutch and American jobswappers
Tues Day- Train at FDNY...

Hi!

Hi, John HERE. good thing i am going to blog class thursday...

Blog 4: history of Dutch in FDNY

THEY BEGAN THE FDNY!!!
Organized fire fighting began in New York in 1648 when the first Fire Ordinance...

1st blog

JOHN: I am a computer virgin here so be patient. I'm really looking foward to all the exciting...