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Offline nfd2004

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2015, 12:16:54 PM »
  Thanks MM for that info.

  Let me just add, I had talked to EMS/ESU members and I was told that they were paramedics additionally trained as Rescue Medics, and received additional training as Haz Mat Techs, High Angle Rope Rescue and Confined Space Rescue. They told me their job was to stabilize patients with medical issues under these conditions. I had talked to them when they were assigned to EMS Station 33 in Brooklyn.

  Then I also remember reading somewhere what they had told me. Am I right when I do believe that was also true once the FDNY merged with NYC Health and Hospitals ?

 

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2015, 12:16:54 PM »

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2015, 12:22:38 PM »
Beats me.  But I've gotta admit that the '90 or so Ford we're talking about has both the EMS cross and the "Haz-Mat Operations" logos on it.  Ain't it grand that we don't have anything better to do?
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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2015, 12:35:59 PM »
Beats me.  But I've gotta admit that the '90 or so Ford we're talking about has both the EMS cross and the "Haz-Mat Operations" logos on it.  Ain't it grand that we don't have anything better to do?

  Just think Ray, if "fdce54" had retired like he said he was going to, he could be doing the same thing as us instead of being out in the cold.

  But getting back to the original subject, I believe this unit was referred to as "Haz Tac 1" on the EMS Citywide channel. That included once the FDNY and EMS merger took place. I remember hearing them responding to multiple alarm fires. Again, it's been awhile.

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2015, 12:48:11 PM »
Frank is gonna get you for that.    ::)
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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2015, 03:50:03 PM »
Didn't ems control hazmat and decon back then??
Not sure what time frame you are refering to in your question but as far as Haz Mat in NYC it was initially handled by the Rescue Companies with meager resources consisting of a DOT guidebook & rubber waders ...rubber jacket ...rubbers drawstring hood & the original Scott Mask w/non positive pressure Wilson face piece.....some of the seat of the pants SOP's that we carried out back then would today most likely result in heavy fines if not arrest today ......in the '80s prior to the formation of HM*1 R*4 was given training & a Second Piece which i believe was a used Dept Mechanics Rig.....they were assigned to HM incidents.....the other Rescue's (1..2..& 3 (no 5 yet) were given an upgraded exposure suit to be coupled w/the new (at that time) 4.5 Scott Mask's but basically still only the DOT guidebook to refer to.....even though R*4 had been designated the HM Unit we still wound up encountering incidents .....when HM*1 was organized they had state of the art training & equipment & assumed the full role of handling a HM incident (of course if life was involved necessary measures would still be initially implemented w/in safety limits) ....the addition of the modern SQ's HM capability & the formation of the HM ENGs bolstered the FDNY's HM resource..... the HAZ MAT BN  formed right after 9-11 is operational & responds 24-7  as well.....i have not kept up  w/the FD EMS structure or the NYPD or PAPD or any other agency that is also involved today.

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2015, 04:57:21 PM »
Beats me.  But I've gotta admit that the '90 or so Ford we're talking about has both the EMS cross and the "Haz-Mat Operations" logos on it.  Ain't it grand that we don't have anything better to do?

  Just think Ray, if "fdce54" had retired like he said he was going to, he could be doing the same thing as us instead of being out in the cold.

  But getting back to the original subject, I believe this unit was referred to as "Haz Tac 1" on the EMS Citywide channel. That included once the FDNY and EMS merger took place. I remember hearing them responding to multiple alarm fires. Again, it's been awhile.
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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2015, 05:44:53 PM »
What was her name?  ::)
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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2015, 12:12:32 PM »
NFD, the "Rescue Medics" came about way after the merger from HHC to Fire. Unfortunately "Rescue Medic" units are very few through out the five boros.

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2015, 04:05:29 PM »
If you go on FDNY Trucks.com,there are pictues of various ems units,some new and some from years back-maybe the units you are discussing are shown on there-just a thought

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Re: EMS TRIAL
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2015, 03:33:57 PM »
On a different note, I'm wondering what this "reshuffle" of EMS brass is all about? There was an article in this past Saturday's Daily News. I'd post it but my computer skills are of etch-a-sketch quality.

 

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