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Offline BoroCall

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Fire Line Cards
« on: March 11, 2017, 12:47:27 AM »
Does anyone know if the FDNY is still issuing Fire Line Cards?

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Fire Line Cards
« on: March 11, 2017, 12:47:27 AM »

Offline vbcapt

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 06:35:20 AM »
What's a fire line card ?
When you get promoted, it doesn't make your subordinates dumb

Offline memory master

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 08:13:40 AM »
What's a fire line card ?
From what I recall it was something akin to a "Press Pass", or something issued to Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. to enter the fire lines which had been set up to keep the public away from operations.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 04:08:49 PM »



This was mine from the 60's. It got a lot of use in those years.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 04:34:48 PM »



This was mine from the 60's. It got a lot of use in those years.
Same one i had back then.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 04:36:03 PM »
Does anyone know if the FDNY is still issuing Fire Line Cards?
I have not seen one in ages.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 06:18:48 PM »
20 yrs otj, i never saw a "fire line"
if it wasn't for the heat and smoke this would be a great job

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 07:13:23 PM »
20 yrs otj, i never saw a "fire line"
That was a thing back in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. At a multiple PD would keep people back out of the way, detour traffic, etc. so the members were not hampered in firefighting. You have to remember also, that the citizens back then were not like today where everything is an inconvenience and infringement on their liberty if you decide to establish a fire line.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 08:05:03 PM »
Pd was to busy watchin da roof tops with carbines in their hand
if it wasn't for the heat and smoke this would be a great job

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 08:36:08 PM »
Does anyone know if the FDNY is still issuing Fire Line Cards?
I have not seen one in ages.

A Yes - I remember them well, looks just like the one I had.

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Re: Fire Line Cards
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 08:37:56 PM »



This was mine from the 60's. It got a lot of use in those years.

Yep - Free lance/independent photographers got them also.