Captain Baldwin died January 20, 1880.

Photo taken February 18, 1997 by: Don Van Holt


Engine 216, quartered since Oct. 12,1971 at 187 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Bklyn., began life on Sept. 15, 1872 as Engine 16 in the old City of Brooklyn Fire Department at the quarters of former Eastern District Volunteer Hose Company 6, built in 1850, and which still stands today at 11 Scholes Street

(Engine 216s old quarters still stands today.)

The old firehouse was mentioned in the best-selling novel, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", which was later made into a classic movie. Engine 16 was intergrated into the FDNY on Jan. 1, 1898. On October 1, 1899, Engine 16 was renumbered to Engine 116. Fourteen years later, on January 1,1913, Engine co. 116 was renumbered Engine Co. 216, as it is known today.

During the 125 years only one member's life was lost, that of Capt. William Baldwin, the first member of the Brooklyn Fire Department to be killed in the line of duty. Capt. Baldwin was killed by the falling walls of the Otto Huber Brewery on Jan. 14, 1880. A striking monument stands over the grave where Captain Baldwin was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetary in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


On or about the year 1856 the Evergreens Cememetery Corp. (718-455-5300)

1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

voluntarliy presented to the Williamsburg Fire Department a plot of ground as a gift

with a proviso that the fireman construct an enclosure and erect a monument therein.

There are at least 20 firemen buried there in a circle around the monument.

Has anyone been there lately?

The rig will fit in the roadway and the entrance is on Buchwick Avenue at Conway Street.


All 775 Line of Duty Deaths compiled by dispatcher Mike Boucher at S.I.CO

Sorted by unit and date.


  • CRAWLEY JOSEPH ASST. CHIEF OF DEPT. 1/13/25
  • O'HARA JOHN DEP. CHIEF OF BK & QU 12/18/26
  • MAND GEORGE F. 1 DEP. COMM --- 5/3/65
  • MEENKEN GEORGE E. FIREMAN AMB. 1 2/5/77
  • ERLACHER GEORGE A. ENGINEER BAT. 2 2/9/1873
  • WALSH WILLIAM J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 2 1/9/12
  • BEAKE GUNTHER E. BAT. CHIEF BAT. 3 8/23/49
  • NASH WILLIAM H. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 4 9/14/1875
  • MAHEDY FRANCIS BATT. CHIEF BAT. 4 3/12/1886
  • DELVIN WILLIAM BATT. CHIEF BAT. 4 9/24/11
  • RUSH JOHN BATT. CHIEF BAT. 5 4/25/12
  • HOGAN WILLIAM P. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 5 1/9/47
  • KIESLING JAMES G. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 5 4/6/57
  • BRESNAN JOHN J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 6 12/29/1894
  • COLEMAN MARTIN M. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 6 12/21/03
  • HINTON HENRY J. LIEUTENANT BAT. 6 2/22/74
  • SHAW WILLIAM BATT. CHIEF BAT. 6 5/9/1896
  • HIGGINS WALTER J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 7 10/17/66
  • DUFFY WILLIAM J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 8 4/5/13
  • PERRICONE DANIEL FIREMAN BAT. 9 12/23/74
  • MCGOWAN JOHN M. J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 11 3/8/52
  • MEYERS JAMES M. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 11 11/15/79
  • COLLINS GEORGE L. FIREMAN BAT. 12 11/15/68
  • MARTUCCI ANTHONEY R, BATT. CHIEF BAT. 13 3/9/61
  • RINSDALE WILLIAM C. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 19 8/1/71
  • HUBER EDWARD C. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 20 7/27/54
  • OBRIEN (1) WILLIAM H. BAT. CHIEF BAT. 20 3/20/66
  • CUMMINGS MATTHEW J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 21 10/25/18
  • KOHLENBERGER CHARLES BATT. CHIEF BAT. 22 3/31/45
  • JIRECK ANTHONY BATT. CHIEF BAT. 32 11/27/45
  • COPPINGER THOMAS A. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 33 12/26/02
  • MILLER EUGENE R. LIEUTENANT BAT. 33 12/24/68
  • CUTILLO JAMES E. LIEUTENANT BAT. 33 8/2/78
  • GRAHAM MICHAEL E.C. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 35 2/14/09
  • SCULLY EDWARD P. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 37 7/24/55
  • WALTERS THOMAS J. FIREMAN BAT. 37 7/26/57
  • SLOWEY JOHN A. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 40 8/1/34
  • HASTINGS HAROLD F. FIREMAN BAT. 42 8/2/78
  • HARLEY MICHAEL F. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 43 9/29/25
  • DOWD EUGENE G. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 44 1/27/55
  • TUTTLEMONDO FRANK T. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 44 8/13/80
  • DOOLEY JOHN J. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 48 6/6/31
  • LEVINE SAMUEL H. BATT. CHIEF BAT. 49 3/21/67
  • MALONEY MICHAEL A. LIEUTENANT BAT. 49 3/19/75
  • CLANCY JOHN M. LT. BAT. 50 12/31/95
  • MCMANUS (2) BERNARD P. FIREMAN BAT. 51 7/25/69
  • CONNELLY JAMES W. LIEUTENANT BAT. 51 4/17/70
  • MAHER THOMAS F. FIREMAN BAT. 52 9/3/56
  • BULGER JOHN ENGINEER BOAT 43 10/28/1890
  • FARRELL (2) JAMES J. FIREMAN BOAT 66 2/19/45
  • JOHNSON BRERETON E. FIREMAN BOAT 77 8/13/13
  • FOX EDWARD J. FIREMAN BOAT 77 1/27/27
  • GRANE JOHN M. FIREMAN BOAT 77 1/27/27
  • MCKEAN JOHN D. ENGINEER BOAT 85 9/22/53
  • HARVEY #1 JOHN J. PILOT BOAT 86 2/11/30
  • COONEY THOMAS J. FIREMAN BOAT 223 3/19/02
  • ENGEL PETER FIREMAN BOAT 232 1/5/50
  • FOLEY BARTHOLOMEW V. FIREMAN DIS. OFF. 6 1/19/65
  • KRUGER CHARLES A. DIV. CHIEF DIV. 2 2/14/08
  • TUBRIDY JAMES DIV. CHIEF DIV. 2 7/30/40
  • REILLY THOMAS A. DEP. CHIEF DIV. 3 10/17/66
  • MCCARRON WILLIAM F. FIREMAN DIV. 3 11/17/66
  • PETERSON PERRY R. DEP. CHIEF DIV. 3 1/7/68
  • CARLOCK BERNARDO F. DEP. CHIEF DIV. 4 11/29/30
  • CONATY TERRANCE P. DIV. CHIEF DIV. 5 2/1/53
  • BROWN BARRY N. CAPTAIN DIV. 6 7/22/82
  • DYCZKO STEPHEN CAPTAIN DIV. 13 12/11/59
  • DUSTERWALD WILLIAM DIV. CHIEF DIV. 13 1/8/70
  • BIANCA LUIGI LIEUTENANT DIV. 15 3/28/62
  • WINTRINGHAM ROBERT FIREMAN ENG. 1 8/24/1865
  • ANDARIESE JOHN T. CAPTAIN ENG. 1 2/26/03
  • MURPHY JOHN E. LIEUTENANT ENG. 1 12/27/39
  • RYAN #4 JAMES J. FIREMAN ENG. 1 2/16/45
  • KRATTINGER WILLIAM FIREMAN ENG. 2 2/16/1882
  • DURKIN JOHN LIEUTENANT ENG. 2 11/24/37
  • WAGNER ARTHUR LIEUTENANT ENG. 2 2/27/65
  • GERDES JAMES W. FIREMAN ENG. 3 6/1/04
  • BRENNAN FRANK J. LIEUTENANT ENG. 3 9/6/73
  • IRVIN THOMAS FIREMAN ENG. 4 12/2/1865
  • SICOT DOMINICK FIREMAN ENG. 4 12/14/1865
  • BURKE EDWARD FIREMAN ENG. 4 6/29/1872
  • MULLEN DANIEL F. FIREMAN ENG. 4 5/4/00
  • O'CONNELL JOHN J. FIREMAN ENG. 4 2/4/08
  • WATERS DAVID CAPTAIN ENG. 5 5/21/1866
  • WALSH PETER H. FIREMAN ENG. 5 5/21/1866
  • MCKEON PETER FIREMAN ENG. 5 2/13/1895
  • OAKLEY MARTIN J. FIREMAN ENG. 5 12/21/1897
  • BRECHT JOSEPH J. FIREMAN ENG. 5 7/31/48
  • WHALEN JAMES CAPTAIN ENG. 6 10/6/1869
  • CONNOLLY CHARLES J. FIREMAN ENG. 6 3/14/1878
  • O'ROURKE JOHN FIREMAN ENG. 6 1/25/1880
  • COTTER TIMOTHY FIREMAN ENG. 6 6/6/10
  • CLARKE WALTER T. CAPTAIN ENG. 6 10/25/44
  • REINHARDT JOHN G. FIREMAN ENG. 7 5/6/1897
  • FECHER JOHN F. FIREMAN ENG. 7 4/23/10
  • CHRYSLER RODMAN G. LIEUTENANT ENG. 7 6/26/57
  • BELL GEORGE FIREMAN ENG. 8 11/8/1865
  • MOUNT HENRY C. FIREMAN ENG. 8 12/9/1879
  • ENNIS JOHN FIREMAN ENG. 8 8/30/1885
  • FRANSSEN CHARLES B. FIREMAN ENG. 8 5/24/19
  • PLUNKETT CHRIS J. LIEUTENANT ENG. 8 9/3/38
  • HUGHES WILLIAMS FIREMAN ENG. 9 9/14/1875
  • HESLIN JOSEPH A. FIREMAN ENG. 9 1/27/27
  • MEEHAN THOMAS LIEUTENANT ENG. 9 4/3/38
  • HEALY WILLIAM F. FIREMAN ENG. 10 6/6/10
  • WALLACE JOSHUA A. FIREMAN ENG. 12 6/25/1884
  • SCHOPPMEYER JOHN J. LIEUTENANT ENG. 13 7/18/22
  • HACKETT WELLINGTON FIREMAN ENG. 13 12/15/32
  • HEAD WILLIAM J. CAPTAIN ENG. 13 3/1/35
  • SCHOENER CHARLES FIREMAN ENG. 13 3/7/36
  • ROBERTS THOMAS LIEUTENANT ENG. 14 10/24/1869
  • CONNERS MICHAEL FIREMAN ENG. 14 10/31/1882
  • WALSH JOHN F. CAPTAIN ENG. 14 3/26/06
  • HEALY DENNIS J. FIREMAN ENG. 14 3/26/06
  • FEELEY #2 JOHN J. FIREMAN ENG. 14 5/18/33
  • HALE CHARLES F. LIEUTENANT ENG. 14 1/12/62
  • WALTER CHRISTIAN L. FIREMAN ENG. 15 3/17/17
  • FINN STEPHEN J. FIREMAN ENG. 15 11/18/20
  • ROBERTS JOHN S. CAPTAIN ENG. 15 1/28/27
  • DANNHARDT PETER J. FIREMAN ENG. 15 7/4/43
  • KRAUSS DANIEL K. FIREMAN ENG. 15 12/30/46
  • DOHERTY SAMUEL R. FIREMAN ENG. 15 11/28/49
  • EDLER JACOB FIREMAN ENG. 16 3/27/1871
  • KELLY MARK A. FIREMAN ENG. 16 2/26/04
  • WHITE JOSEPH H. FIREMAN ENG. 16 3/28/10
  • SCHALLE WILLIAM E. FIREMAN ENG. 16 2/4/19
  • O'KEEFE JOHN J. FIREMAN ENG. 16 8/17/66
  • REILLY #1 JOHN FIREMAN ENG. 17 1/14/1879
  • SMITH JAMES P. FIREMAN ENG. 17 2/4/1885
  • MORRIS CHARLES S. FIREMAN ENG. 17 1/3/1890
  • WRIGHT ANDREW K. FIREMAN ENG. 17 4/4/55
  • MCDONOUGH JOSEPH FIREMAN ENG. 18 7/30/19
  • CASEY FRANCIS X. FIREMAN ENG. 18 11/18/56
  • REY DANIEL L. FIREMAN (PROBIE) ENG. 18 10/17/66
  • KELLY #2 JOSEPH FIREMAN ENG. 18 10/17/66
  • TEPPER BERNARD A. FIREMAN ENG. 18 10/17/66
  • GALANAUGH JAMES V. FIREMAN ENG. 18 10/17/66