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Nassau Chemical & Hose Company # 2
Engine 2
The Rebels

Engine 2 was founded on October 22, 1922.  In that year, the Village of Lynbrook expanded its borders to include the firehouse of Tally-Ho Chemical & Engine Co # 3, an independent fire company.  The company would have to join the Lynbrook Fire Department or disband, but members had to be Lynbrook residents.  This posed a problem for the Valley Stream members.  It was decided that the Lynbrook members would keep the house and name, while the Valley Stream members got the truck, a 1922 GMC, and became Valley Stream's second engine company.  The original firehouse was replaced by the current building in 1957.  Engine 2 operates unit 342, a 2001 Seagrave 2000 GPM pumper, which recently replaced their previous unit, a 1981 Mack CF 1250 GPM pumper.  This unit is now spare 3422.  They respond out of the Brooklyn Ave firehouse and their first due area includes the southeast part of town.

2001 Seagrave, stainless steel cab & body, w/ 10 man cab
2000 GPM Hale Single Stage Pump
500 Gallon Water Tank, 50 Gallon Foam Tank
12 SCBA's with 12 spare bottles
1,200 5" hose, 1,100 2 1/2" hose
(2) 250 ft 2" crosslays, both foam capable; 100 ft 1 1/2" front trash line

Brooklyn Ave Firehouse

342 in front of Brooklyn Ave Firehouse
Photo by Steve Takacs

342 at a fire, Dec 2004
Photo by Steve Takacs


The 1922 GMC Chemical & Hose truck Engine 2 inherited from Tally-Ho

1925 American LaFrance Type 12, reg. # 5406, serial # 6576
Had an 80 gallon water tank and a 750 GPM rotary gear pump

1938 American LaFrance 1000 GPM pumper
Originally bought for Engine 3, but soon given over to Engine 2

1953 American LaFrance 1000 GPM pumper
In front of Engine 2's original firehouse on Brooklyn Ave

1964 American LaFrance 1000 GPM pumper
In front of the current Brooklyn Ave firehouse
The roof was an add-on to the truck

1981 Mack 1250 GPM pumper (now 3422)

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