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Offline anesti

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Staten island Squad
« on: September 06, 2009, 10:54:51 PM »
im sure its been brought up hundreds of times but how come there isn't one out there??  Wouldn't it be wise to take a current engine company and convert them into one, i mean how much more would it cost the personnel are there are ready and just refurb  the chosen engine company rig into a squad.

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Staten island Squad
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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 12:09:44 AM »
There's more to it than suggested.  The company would have to be reassigned to SOC.  Personnel selection becomes a major factor.  Funding issues are significant:  training time  is extensive;  acquisition of a rescue pumper (none are on order) as well as a second piece utility truck would be required;  additional salary would have to be budgeted to reflect the 12% differential for squad assignments -- all at a time when the Department has severe budget limitations.  Alarm assignments would have to be adjusted to reflect the reduction of an engine because of the limited engine-type responses of squads.  Other issues that complicate such a proposal include realignment of administrative duties and districts.  There are additional factors, but those mentioned can give you an idea of what would have to be considered for starters.

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 08:22:53 AM »
All the squads, except Squad 1, have normal engine responses, 1st , 2nd & 3rd due boxes so response cards would not have to change.

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 11:25:52 AM »
Don't forget that squads are not assigned as engines beyond third-due (first-due for Squad 1) on the box.  Starfire would have to be reprogrammed for all boxes above third-due.

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 01:09:28 PM »
You are correct sir

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 04:24:30 PM »
Why is Squad 1 different to all other squads ?
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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 11:24:32 PM »
Because the were the first one organized; they replaced the disbanded Engine 269 and the people in the neighborhood wanted someone for coverage in their first due area.

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 04:28:36 PM »
Thanks
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Offline mercurygrandmarquis1

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 11:40:40 PM »
if they were going to make a squad on si what engine would it be?

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 01:34:35 AM »
probably e-166

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 02:07:23 AM »
probably not it would be 165 because they are already in soc but there are still major factors that u have to remember they are very close to rescue 5 so they might have to be relocated

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2009, 09:23:16 AM »
  No Squad is housed with another engine or ladder co. so it would have to be a single engine with enough room in firehouse for a Hazmat van and tool storage. E168 fits the bill but my pick is E154 because they have access to Victory Blvd., West Shore Expwy., Richmond Ave. and the S.I. Expwy. Less than a mile west is Oceanic H & L volunteers firehouse so coverage is there. ;)

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 01:21:14 PM »
Does R5 also have a 1st due area?

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009, 01:53:07 PM »
Do the squads carry equipment for auto extrication?

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Re: Staten island Squad
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 02:48:18 PM »
Affirmative.

 

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