I never hesitated to go above them in a fire when I was assigned to Ladder 103.
Note: Ladder 145 and Engine 296 were to go into service at 480 Sheffield Ave.
Brooklyn. Engine 296 went to Queens and Ladder 145 was never organized.
In the original 1915 photo of Engine 290 in front of quartes, above the doors you can see "Engine 296 and Ladder 145"
Brooklyn Engine 290 today in 2001, notice the new 2 story dwellings. Photos by: Steve Spak