Comparing the new and old Groups 2 and 3, Group 2 went from 11 to 10 engines and Group 3 went from 49 to 51 engines. Four companies went from Group 3 to 2 (E-50, 158, 308, 236), one company went from Group 4 to 2 (E-156), and six companies went from Group 2 to 3 (E-69, 92, 75, 235, 298, 248). This is the link to AUC 287 from 3/27/14: http://firetesttaking.com/pdfs/auc/287.pdf
Last February, the NY Daily News reported Engines 65, 42, 158, 283, and 324 would be getting a fifth firefighter (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-fdny-companies-add-firefighter-article-1.2526155
). Does anyone know if this is still in effect? The article also says that "the FDNY can add five firefighters to engine companies throughout the city each February until 2019 at a cost of $21 million". Is this going to be happening again this February? The 5 companies from last year were half of the current Group 2 so I would guess that this February (if the agreement is still in effect) they would add the fifth firefighter to the remaining 5 companies in Group 2. This would mean the department would be operating at staffing Level B. I believe the department is currently on Level C.