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Offline raybrag

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Re: SQUAD COMPANIES
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2018, 07:30:23 AM »
Wow, Chief, you really dug to find this thread, didn't you.  Before your latest addition, the last post was 9 1/2 years ago!
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Re: SQUAD COMPANIES
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Re: SQUAD COMPANIES
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2018, 05:05:16 PM »
When ENG*41 was closed in 1989 there was strong community opposition however when the FH was to be reopened in 1990 as a Squad there also was opposition from the community that "THEY" did not want the Unit there to be anything other than an ENG just like the original 41 .....the City wanted to get more from the investment & have a Special Unit responding to the lower portion of the BX as well as Harlem but the community did not want "THEIR" Unit leaving the general area & they were very forceful in expressing this so the Job decided to name it an "Enhanced Engine" we tried to have it named SQ*2 which was in succession to SQ*1 already organized the Job said no.....we then tried to have it named SQ*5 which had been in that FH years before they still said no as they were afraid of the community who already was freaking out when they saw the amount of tools & equipment being readied for the re opening 7-1-90 & realized it was more than a local ENG.....back then we were told to use the designation ENG*41 on the Dept Radio but to use SQ*41 on the HT at operations......the activists had so much power that they forced us to get back the Green '81 Mack that had been 41s Rig on closing & had then floated around the City as a Spare....the Job wanted to give us the '87 Mack (with more compartments ) that was at Chauffer training but the community insisted on the Green Rig & the Job caved & we opened with a 9 year old Rig with boxes bolted all over......There were some photos of it on here awhile back by Willy D at the Rock & another of it in the street).
 

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Re: SQUAD COMPANIES
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2018, 05:28:29 PM »
When ENG*41 was closed in 1989 there was strong community opposition however when the FH was to be reopened in 1990 as a Squad there also was opposition from the community that "THEY" did not want the Unit there to be anything other than an ENG just like the original 41 .....the City wanted to get more from the investment & have a Special Unit responding to the lower portion of the BX as well as Harlem but the community did not want "THEIR" Unit leaving the general area & they were very forceful in expressing this so the Job decided to name it an "Enhanced Engine" we tried to have it named SQ*2 which was in succession to SQ*1 already organized the Job said no.....we then tried to have it named SQ*5 which had been in that FH years before they still said no as they were afraid of the community who already was freaking out when they saw the amount of tools & equipment being readied for the re opening 7-1-90 & realized it was more than a local ENG.....back then we were told to use the designation ENG*41 on the Dept Radio but to use SQ*41 on the HT at operations......the activists had so much power that they forced us to get back the Green '81 Mack that had been 41s Rig on closing & had then floated around the City as a Spare....the Job wanted to give us the '87 Mack (with more compartments ) that was at Chauffer training but the community insisted on the Green Rig & the Job caved & we opened with a 9 year old Rig with boxes bolted all over......There were some photos of it on here awhile back by Willy D at the Rock & another of it in the street).





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Re: SQUAD COMPANIES
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2018, 06:39:38 PM »
That was the Rig when it was new in '81 but it looked much different in '90.

 

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