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Offline nydude2473

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FDNY Marine Operations
« on: April 29, 2016, 11:38:04 PM »
Hey guys, the question I have is about the FDNY's Marine Operations. I know a few things about the program and the different boats and capabilities, but what seems to confuse me is the terminology used in whether it's called Marine Operations, Division, and Battalion. What are the differences? It seems like I see multiple apparatus with these different titles on them. I know how the divisions and battalions work on land, but how is it figured out on the water?

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FDNY Marine Operations
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Offline BCR

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 03:11:30 PM »
 it was formally called the Marine Division, it evolved / was reorganized into Marine Operations along with the Marine Battalion that all now falls under the Special Operations Command. The Special Operations Command is considered a borough level command and has 3 subordinate commands, Hazmat Operations, Rescue Operations and Marine Operations each is commanded by a Battalion of Deputy Chief. So basicly the Marine Division technically does not exist anymore, there may be some vehicles out there that have not been re-lettered. Marine Operations includes the Marine Shops, the 3 main boats (Marine 1, 6, 9), the 3 summer boats, all the Alpha and Bravo Boats, Special Event Boats, reserve boats and spare boats, dive boat and the marine battalion chiefs boat, several vehicles and some big capacity pumps. The marine Battalion is the marine battalion cheif, similar to all the other SOC Chiefs that are on duty, Rescue Battalion & Hazmat Battalion. The Marine Battalion has there own boat a 33' Safe Boat that is identical to the Alpha Boats and Summer Boats. The Marine Battalion I believe responds when any of the marine company's respond and also to respond to anything along the water to coordinate with the incident command to provide water resources of needed

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 05:14:29 PM »
Makes a lot of sense now! Thanks

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 03:31:00 AM »
His dad was a FF on the boats and later on was an LCC at L130 in the 60's.

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 03:56:52 AM »
His dad was a FF on the boats and later on was an LCC at L130 in the 60's.
Son (CPT LOU) had been in my BN for awhile .....Great Guy & a FF first but very knowledgeable about the Boats ......also Respected by those on here who have had the oppurtunity to meet him.
 

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 08:24:21 AM »
His dad was a FF on the boats and later on was an LCC at L130 in the 60's.
Son (CPT LOU) had been in my BN for awhile .....Great Guy & a FF first but very knowledgeable about the Boats ......also Respected by those on here who have had the oppurtunity to meet him.

 Yes Chief, that is correct.

 I was one of those guys on this site that got to meet Capt Lou Guzzo. He took the time to explain the entire FDNY Marine Operation to us, as well as answer any of our questions.

 I can say that having been an FDNY Buff for over 40 years, I still learned a lot about the fireboat operation of the FDNY by listening to him.

 Those of us who were there, were very Grateful to Capt Guzzo and his crew for welcoming us and helping us to understand probably the largest fire department Marine Operation in the entire country, perhaps the World. 

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Re: FDNY Marine Operations
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 05:14:48 PM »
And, most important, he graduated from the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler!  :)