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Jul 28, 2014
8:57 AM
Just wondering if anybody on here was ever a dayton fireman or had any family that was on the department. I currently am and very interested in any stories about the department or about their time on the department.
63 posts
Jul 28, 2014
11:55 AM
No family members, but a very good friend of my brother is (I believe still active) Do you know Ray Laux (sp)
80 posts
Jul 28, 2014
12:34 PM
Shouldn't that read, "FIREFIGHTER" , rather than "FIREMAN"? I presume there has been at lease one female firefighter in the ranks of DFD.
235 posts
Jul 28, 2014
1:37 PM
DFD14, my stepkids grandfather was Dave Deems, retired out of 21s, now deceased, my ex wife's sister's father in law was Carl Deis, Asst. Chf.
now deceased. Most of the others I knew are retired, and/or deceased. I remember Old station 14 at Main & Forrest, when it was still active. Dayton lost quite a few engines and truck companys over the years. At one time Jim Parnell, now retired from the Inspection Bureau, was the DFDs Historian. Bet he has a lot of stories. I have a cousin that runs on Medic 18.

Last Edited by Billd1952 on Jul 28, 2014 1:38 PM
169 posts
Jul 28, 2014
4:28 PM
My grandson John Syx is a Dayton firefighter/
237 posts
Jul 28, 2014
5:29 PM
Syxpack, I knew a Roger Syx on Fairborn Fire Dept., any relation?
182 posts
Jul 28, 2014
5:56 PM
DFD14. Whatever it is they pay you guys. Its not enough! We've had several contacts with Ladder and Medic 11 when a family member was having health problems. Everybody was great. Never knew you all could rearrange a living in the few seconds that they did to get the cot in. Anyhow, quite some time ago. Back in the late 60s, early 70s. The man next door to a family friend was Dayton firefighter. Last name was Lolly. Lived in Walnut Hills. Ring any bells? A long shot I know.

Last Edited by Mark1984 on Jul 28, 2014 5:56 PM
170 posts
Jul 28, 2014
7:54 PM
Billd1952, My husband's late cousin, Richard Syx was a Fairborn firefighter and a Careflight dispatcher for Miami Valley Hospital. I don't know of any Roger Syx in our family.
240 posts
Jul 29, 2014
11:06 AM
Syxpack, Richard, thats it it, sorry. I was in a EMT Instructor course with Richard and Claude Jenkins that was held at the Troy Fire Dept., back in 1970.
2 posts
Aug 01, 2014
4:55 PM
Does anybody know if any of the old firehouses are currently being used for any thing? Co. 19 ( Wayne and Fauver), Co.14 (N.Main and Forest), Co. 7 ( Xenia Ave. just past St.Marys church), Co.15 (Wayne and Medford), Co.13 (W. Third and Euclid), Co. 9 (Salem and Lexington also on Riverview Terrace), Co. 21 (Frederick and Needmore), Co. 8 (Chapel and Maryland), Co. 11 ( I know this is now a restaurant at brown and park),
3 posts
Aug 01, 2014
4:56 PM
Also Co. 20 ( W. Fairview and Catalpa)?
197 posts
Aug 03, 2014
3:34 AM
DFD - I have a family connection to Jerry Weissinger, who was the Director and Chief of the Dayton Department of Fire from May 1970 until his death in January 1979. Jerry was the Chief during the Dayton firefighters strike in August 1977.
28 posts
Mar 15, 2015
8:43 AM
I remember station 3 at Fifth and Wilkinson by Union Station. There used to be a station at Linden and Huffman (I think). I, also, remember a fire at the Virginia Cafeteria on the south side of E. Third just east of Main Street. I am guessing that that happened around 1950.
luv my dayton
886 posts
Mar 15, 2015
8:36 PM
dcreep your correct the station was where a small used car lot is now. My dad had a small service station across the street from fire station and they would talk back and forth when things were slow.

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