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Summer Boat Program
« on: May 07, 2007, 12:50:27 PM »
The Marine Division Summer Boat Program will be in service as of 0700 hours on May 18, 2007.

Marine 3, based at Gateway Marina, will cover the south shores of Brooklyn and Queens, and will monitor the Queens radio frequency.

Marine 4, based at the US Coast Guard Station, Fort Totten, will cover the north shore of Queens and the south shore of the Bronx, and will monitor the Bronx radio frequency.

Marine 8, based at Mansion Marina, will cover Staten Island, and will monitor the Staten Island radio frequency.

These companies are in-service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and are operated by two CFR-D certified Marine Division personnel. All boats are equipped with fire/de-watering pumps, water rescue and CFR-D equipment. They are an excellent water source for fires near the waterfront and are able to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units, the US Coast Guard and other vessels on the Marine VHF radio for water rescues, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other
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Summer Boat Program
« on: May 07, 2007, 12:50:27 PM »

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 03:23:01 AM »
They are an excellent water source for fires near the waterfront and I think that it has a developing program..nice work..

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 08:40:23 AM »
The Marine Division Summer Boat Program will be in service as of 0700 hours on May 18, 2007.

Marine 3, based at Gateway Marina, will cover the south shores of Brooklyn and Queens, and will monitor the Queens radio frequency.

Marine 4, based at the US Coast Guard Station, Fort Totten, will cover the north shore of Queens and the south shore of the Bronx, and will monitor the Bronx radio frequency.

Marine 8, based at Mansion Marina, will cover Staten Island, and will monitor the Staten Island radio frequency.

These companies are in-service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and are operated by two CFR-D certified Marine Division personnel. All boats are equipped with fire/de-watering pumps, water rescue and CFR-D equipment. They are an excellent water source for fires near the waterfront and are able to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units, the US Coast Guard and other vessels on the Marine VHF radio for water rescues, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other
medical emergencies.
    Thank you sir for the info. Your information is always appreciated.

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 10:52:32 PM »
Last year Marine 3 was moved from the Gateway Marina to Kingsboro College in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn.

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 07:03:15 PM »
The Marine Division Summer Boat Program will be in service as of 0700 hours on May 18, 2007.

Marine 3, based at Gateway Marina, will cover the south shores of Brooklyn and Queens, and will monitor the Queens radio frequency.

Marine 4, based at the US Coast Guard Station, Fort Totten, will cover the north shore of Queens and the south shore of the Bronx, and will monitor the Bronx radio frequency.

Marine 8, based at Mansion Marina, will cover Staten Island, and will monitor the Staten Island radio frequency.

These companies are units daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and are operated by two CFR-D certified Marine Division personnel. All boats are equipped with fire/de-watering pumps, water rescue and CFR-D equipment. They are an excellent water source for fires near the waterfront and are able to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units, the US Coast Guard and other vessels on the Marine VHF radio for water rescues, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other
medical emergencies.



Based on this information, is it correct to assume that in the summer months we have six marine units?  The three mentioned above, plus Marine 1, 6, and 9.



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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009, 08:59:28 PM »
The recent Throgs Neck Bridge fire clearly illustrates how important marine operations are. Getting water on the fire was very difficult using land apparatus and it took close to an hour before Marine 6 was able to go into operation. Access to the fire by land was not only difficult, it had many elements of danger for FDNY members.

It would seem a review of actual operations that were undertaken that day would be most beneficial and off the top of my head should include the following:

1. FDNY should receive from the responsible agency (e.g. MTA - parent agency of TBTA) a copy of the structural calculations that should be submitted by the Contractor performing the work on the bridge for the scaffolding and the bearing capacity including the loading of materials (this would be the "dead" load on the structure - loading of the members and their equipment would be the "live" load). This information, to be supplied by the contractor (and "signed off" on by a licensed P.E. with structural engineering expertise) should be made a part of the contract requirements - this would enable the FDNY to assess the risk of putting members down on the scaffolding  etc. There could be a sign-off required by FDNY (just like or similar to a DEC permit) before the contractor is allowed to commence work. This information could become part of the CIDS information for the bridge while construction is in effect.

The actual mechanics of this procedure would have to be fine tuned and the information would have to be put into the CIDS data bank in a timely fashion for it to be of any value.

2. The DC or BC requested two SOC support trucks with special saws. (Not exactly sure what saws they were but they are on the archive tape). However two SOC support units contacted by the Queens dispatcher indicated that they didn't carry these saws. Subsequently the Chief cancelled the two SOC units. The question is multiplicative: (a)should this be normal equipment for SOCS to carry (b) do Rescues or Squads carry these saws - I think everybody gets the idea as this could be very iterative.

3.  Should training exercises for future fires of this nature be undertaken (say a simulation on a Sunday morning) similar to other disaster scenarios.

Am going to post this under the Throgs Neck Bridge fire thread as well.
Would really like to hear thoughts of any actual FDNY firefighters as well!

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 09:20:02 AM »
Are there any Marine units kept in reserve status?

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 10:35:25 AM »
Marine 5 is the reserve marine unit.  It was activated to patrol the East River during the fireworks on July 4th.

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 01:01:14 PM »
Marine 5 is the reserve marine unit.  It was activated to patrol the East River during the fireworks on July 4th.


So then these are the marine units  1, 6, 9,  3, 4, 5 and 8???????

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 02:53:59 PM »
1,6,and 9 are year round 24/7. 3,4,and 8 are seasonal and run from 0700-2400.
Step up or Shut up!!!

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 03:32:50 PM »
1,6,and 9 are year round 24/7. 3,4,and 8 are seasonal and run from 0700-2400.

Thanks

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Re: Summer Boat Program
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Re: Summer Boat Program
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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 11:56:10 AM »
1,6,and 9 are year round 24/7. 3,4,and 8 are seasonal and run from 0700-2400.


Could someone please explain how a reserve unit like Marine 5 is activated?  Where is it stationed?

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Re: Summer Boat Program
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 04:50:03 PM »
Marine 5, spare boat, is berthed at the Bklyn Navy Yard with Marine 6.

 

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