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2009 Spartan/Rosenbauer 1500 GPM - 500 Tank Shop #91671
Photo Steve Hagy

Photo Steve Hagy

2005 Sutphen 1500 GPM - 500 Tank Shop #61682
Photo Jack Connors

This rear view of one of the new Sutphens gives you an idea of the width of the compartments on the driver's side. The hose bed cover leaves no doubt as to which Engine Company this is.....
Photo Steve Hagy

Engine 21, Unit 3 members are Firefighters Tyrone Norman, Mark Stargel, John Rais, and Lieutenant Tom Pragar.
Photo Steve Hagy

1994 Emergency One 1500 GPM - 500 Tank Shop #41671
Photo Steve Hagy

1994 E-One (Serial No. #13441) 1500 GPM - 500 Tank Shop #41671
Photo John Rais

Several former Cincinnati rigs are now in service with departments in the Bluegrass State. This 1986 Seagrave was originally Engine 21 and is now Engine 203 in Raceland, Kentucky.
Photo Greg Stapleton

1986 Seagrave 1250 GPM - 300 Tank Shop #61671
Photo Steve Hagy

1972 Seagrave 1000 GPM -300 Tank Shop #4664
Engine 19 was originally assigned this pumper.
Photo Steve Hagy

1968 Seagrave 1000 GPM - 500 Tank Shop #4655
After Engine 39 was disbanded their former engine was assigned to the 21's.
Photo Steve Hagy

1965 Seagrave 1000 GPM - 150 Tank Shop #4650
The 21's are at Knowlton's Corner pumping across the old Ludlow Avenue bridge to a 5-alarm fire on Canal Ridge Road.
Photo Steve Hagy

1965 Seagrave 1000 GPM - 150 Tank Shop #4650
Engine 21 responded to a 2-alarm fire on West McMillan Avenue in the spring of 1974. The engine is parked on Calhoun Street. The fire building is the large brick structure to the right. You can see the tip of Truck 4's aerial next to the chimney.
Photo Steve Hagy

Engine 21 and Truck 13 at their quarters on Harrison Avenue not long before the building was razed.
Photo Ed Effron

1949 Ahrens-Fox 1000 GPM - 100 Tank Shop #25169
Photo Ed Effron

Members of Engine 21 pose in front of quarters in their dress uniforms. They are: Lieutenant William Sicking and Firefghters William Mumaw, Wilson Cunningham (Engineer), and Charles McBreen.
Photo Courtesy of Michael Wilger

Trolley's are nice too, but thats not why this picture is here! The intersection of Harrison & Beekman was a busy spot for rail service. This photo from the 1930's or 40's cleary shows the 21's old station.
Photo Unknown

Engine 21's quarters at 1500 Harrison - Late 20s Early 30s? Coincidently, thats the No. 21 streetcar coming from Westwood.
Photo Henry Staley Collection

Engine 21 and Ladder 1 at Harrison Avenue and Beekman Street? Well, not quite. Water Tower 1 was assigned to this station and apparently the folks that prepared this Sandborn Fire Insurance map made a small error in identification. Engine 21 was equipped with an Ahrens 3rd class steam fire engine. Five horses shared quarters with 13 firefighters. During this era only those employees with hooves were allowed to take meals at the station as firehouses were not equipped with kitchens. Each firefighter was given a 3-hour meal period per day that could be taken in 3 1-hour segments or a continuos 3-hour break. The house Captain decided who was allowed to leave for meals and when. You were expected to return to quarters if your company went on a run!
Photo Bob Luce collection