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firekid52a

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Box clases
« on: May 05, 2008, 09:01:55 PM »
I keep hearing class 3 box what do the difrant clases mean
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Box clases
« on: May 05, 2008, 09:01:55 PM »

Offline bklyndisp54

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 09:53:01 PM »
There are no classes!   "Class 3" is a throwback to when we dispatched over the bells.  The preliminary signal "3" meant a "special building box". and that was followed by the box number and a "terminal" number.   The terminal numbers could specify different alarm locations or initiation methods (valve,manual, etc.) within the same building.

So, for example, after signal 3-2610-1 went out on the bells, the radio disp. would announce something to the effect of "In Brooklyn, a class 3 for box 2610, terminal 1, the address....etc."

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 10:08:53 PM »
In the CADS era, Class-3 alarms are those we receive from a central station monitoring company such as Slomins, ADT, AFA, etc.

The "box" refers to the nearest street box. The terminal number can indicate a specific location within a building, a different type of alarm in a building (detector, manual pull station, valve, etc) or and entirely different building.
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firekid52a

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 03:47:11 PM »
hey thanks guys and FD347  brklyn is not fire capatol lol its the bourough of tall stories and smaal buildings lol

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 08:19:59 AM »
Firekid, you must really be a kid. If you check your statistics, you will find that Brooklyn has more fire activity than other boroughs.

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 03:31:19 PM »
Yeah only b/c they will call a 10-75 for anything.  Keep padding those numbers.

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 04:06:24 PM »
Yeah only b/c they will call a 10-75 for anything.  Keep padding those numbers.

What are you talking about they call a 10-75 for everything? I'm pretty sure if theres no fire showing, they're not calling a 10-75, you too need to check your sources.
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firekid52a

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 04:17:11 PM »
Firekid, you must really be a kid. If you check your statistics, you will find that Brooklyn has more fire activity than other boroughs.

dude im just joking ijust hear a lot of bronx manhatten firefighters and ya i am im only 14

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 04:19:06 PM »
maybe you should find a good Brooklyn company to buff and see what good fires are like

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 05:39:52 PM »
dude you need to calm down i said i was just JOKING

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Re: Box clases
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2008, 05:43:26 PM »
me too dude