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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2012, 06:20:39 PM »
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2012, 06:33:53 PM »
Thank you grumpy grizzly

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2012, 06:42:28 PM »
what do the letters AFID stand for
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2012, 07:10:22 PM »
I think AFID is now Building Inspection Safety Progtam. GG
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2012, 01:57:06 PM »
For the PM portion it was AFRD, Reinspection, but they dropped that in the late 80's.

And not to show my age but there also was a sign hung from the side of the rig for the unknowing public that explained that they were still available while on AFID.
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2012, 10:35:17 PM »
I visited the NYC Fire Museum last month, and I really enjoyed it.
One of the items on display was a "Bresnan Distributor".
How does this device work, and when is it normally used?
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2012, 10:39:07 PM »
I have a question about standard bunker gear that FDNY firefighters use as compared with bunker gear used by members of other departments.
It seems that FDNY gear is black with lime & silver conspicuity stripes.
It seems that many other departments use brown gear.
Do any FDNY members wear brown bunker gear?
Is there any functional difference between brown and black gear?
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #82 on: August 22, 2012, 12:48:19 AM »
No difference, just a different dye used in the fabric. The Bresnan Distributor was used for basement fires. Don't believe it's been used in years.
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #83 on: August 22, 2012, 05:07:54 AM »
I visited the NYC Fire Museum last month, and I really enjoyed it.
One of the items on display was a "Bresnan Distributor".
How does this device work, and when is it normally used?

Bresnan distributor works on the same principle as a lawn sprinkler.  Orifices are aligned so together they force the head to revolve in the same direction (similiar to the ancient Hero's Aeolipile - look it up).  The typical 2 1/2" Bresnan had 9 orifices and its total output was equal to a 1.78" nozzle tip.  It's range was limited and was usually intended for use in cellar or other inaccessible fires.

FDNY also used some other larger distributors or nozzles for underpier access that had greater capacity and range.

Illustration is from 1961 edition of the  Fire Chief's Handbook.




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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #85 on: August 22, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »
I remember seeing a brush truck with one of those on the tailboard. They used it as a sprinkler for putting out brush fires.
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #86 on: August 22, 2012, 01:50:52 PM »
No difference, just a different dye used in the fabric. The Bresnan Distributor was used for basement fires. Don't believe it's been used in years.

I actually used the Bresnan once (so far) in my career, and it worked (great) as it was designed!!!
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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #87 on: August 22, 2012, 02:59:00 PM »
I have a question about standard bunker gear that FDNY firefighters use as compared with bunker gear used by members of other departments.
It seems that FDNY gear is black with lime & silver conspicuity stripes.
It seems that many other departments use brown gear.
Do any FDNY members wear brown bunker gear?
Is there any functional difference between brown and black gear?

FDNY EMS wears the brown gear with yellow striping and lettering.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2012, 06:13:25 PM »
The distributor has been used recently by FDNY in conjunction with ConEd, use at manholes to move the CO around to minimize explosive range, actually draws CO out of manhole into air to alleviate the possibility of CO explosion in another manhole or in a basement, usually place a shut off 1 length back and attach distributor an place in hole and let it do its thing.

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Re: FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions
« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2012, 06:21:54 PM »
I have a question about standard bunker gear that FDNY firefighters use as compared with bunker gear used by members of other departments.
It seems that FDNY gear is black with lime & silver conspicuity stripes.
It seems that many other departments use brown gear.
Do any FDNY members wear brown bunker gear?
Is there any functional difference between brown and black gear?
Many fire departments across the U.S., such as the FDNY, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Baltimore use the black gear, as do hundreds of other smaller fire departments. As was said before, the tan gear is used by FDNY EMS. There is no real difference in the two types of gear(black and tan), other than the color. Pretty much every fire department in the U.S. use one color or the other. The style of reflective stripes(yellow, silver, yellow) on the gear is pretty much standard issue for most fire departments. Nowadays, it's rare to see new turnout gear with large single yellow reflective stripes.