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Offline memory master

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2014, 07:03:51 AM »
I'm not sure of a "thread." However, a 1962 issue of WNYF carried a several page article regarding this fire.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2014, 07:03:51 AM »

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #136 on: December 06, 2014, 09:32:06 AM »
I'm not sure of a "thread." However, a 1962 issue of WNYF carried a several page article regarding this fire.

Thank you i will have to see if i can find it.
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #137 on: February 26, 2015, 03:35:01 AM »
Does someone know why collapse rescue1 moved from ladder 25 to tower ladder 14?

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #138 on: March 02, 2015, 11:11:05 PM »
I think its because of renovation of Ladder 25's quarters

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #139 on: March 03, 2015, 08:17:03 AM »
The Collapse is at Engine 91 not Ladder 14.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #140 on: March 08, 2015, 03:34:36 AM »
A collapse must be with a ladder company because it is a rescue company and engine ff aren't trained for rescue work

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #141 on: March 08, 2015, 07:11:50 AM »
I was just at Engine 91 and it was in the bay behind the RAC unit.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #142 on: September 09, 2015, 05:37:31 PM »
A collapse must be with a ladder company because it is a rescue company and engine ff aren't trained for rescue work
It is transported & used by a Soc Support LAD but can be stored anywhere if need be.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #143 on: September 23, 2015, 11:00:03 AM »
Please refresh my memory. Buffed alot in the 80's and used to hear the fellas use the term "Onion skin" often. What's it mean ?

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2015, 02:07:33 PM »
onion skin is a term used to describe someone who is detailed to a unit long term pending official transfer on the dept. orders.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #145 on: September 23, 2015, 02:24:09 PM »
thx

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #146 on: October 04, 2015, 02:28:49 PM »
I was wondering if anyone new what brand of CO meter FDNY EMS uses? The ones that are yellow and they carry on the radio straps?

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #147 on: October 04, 2015, 07:34:05 PM »
I was wondering if anyone new what brand of CO meter FDNY EMS uses? The ones that are yellow and they carry on the radio straps?
I believe those are the BW Gas Alert Extreme CO meters. This is an article in reference to EMS personnel using it:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2009/091909a.shtml

Offline raybrag

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #148 on: January 23, 2016, 10:15:03 AM »
G-Man Theory:

The "G-Man Theory", postulated many moons ago by long-time member (and mean ax-man) Tom Eve (guitarman314), states:

 "For every 10-75 or greater job, the one thing that is most probable is that one or more 1st due or 1st alarm unit(s) is not available for one reason or another."

A corollary to this theory is that if a given unit is out of service for training, Medicals, PM, etc. there will be a big job.

You'll see this theory referenced again and again on this board.
Ray Braguglia
Newport News VA


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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #149 on: January 23, 2016, 10:38:48 AM »
As a BC I transmitted an all-hands, legitimate, for a box. The relocating truck for the first due truck on the all-hands left qtrs. and a few minutes later a first due box for them came in. This box also went to an all-hands with a one year old child killed in the fire. Forty years later it still bothers me did I need the all-hands, if I didn't maybe that child could have, would have been rescued. It was/is always a fine line on additional units needed at a fire. You do your best, then you have to live with it. As a DC I pulled up at a 2nd alarm fire in a 1 1/2 story garage, didn't like the looks of the fire in the building and thru the roof so I ordered the line out of the building and the men off the roof knowing I was giving up the building. Line reached the sidewalk outside and the last member got onto the aerial off the roof when the roof collapsed. Four or five brothers wouldn't have gone home that tour, 35 years later I still feel good about that one, always was and will be a fine line.

 

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