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Offline tl-ff

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Re: FDNY radio operations
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2009, 12:13:33 AM »
Are alarm assignment cards still kept at every housewatch desk?

My house still has them, but they probably haven't been updated in a loooooong time. We have a card showing our Engine 3rd due to 215 & 238. E-215 Was disbanded in the 70's I believe. And then there's cards for the truck being 1st or 2nd due, but now we might get lucky and respond 1st due on the 2nd alarm thanks to a few Queens companies coming over the bridges.
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Re: FDNY radio operations
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2009, 12:13:33 AM »

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Re: FDNY radio operations
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2009, 01:14:27 AM »
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My house still has them, but they probably haven't been updated in a loooooong time.

Thanks.  Kind of what I guessed.  Since response assignments can change from moment to moment as the 0's and 1's fly around inside the computer, it's probably now pointless for the housewatch to call out what his company is "on the card" to do should a greater alarm be xmitted, and why it's no longer done.

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Re: FDNY radio operations
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2009, 09:58:14 AM »
The last set of AA cards was printed in 1992.
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Re: FDNY radio operations
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2009, 01:17:24 PM »
The last set of AA cards was printed in 1992.

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