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Offline billyfromhill

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #135 on: November 05, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »
Why is Squad 8 getting a HMTU/HM1 style rig as opposed to the commercial-cab squad rigs?

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #135 on: November 05, 2018, 11:29:54 AM »

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #136 on: November 05, 2018, 03:03:14 PM »
I assume its because they are using the HMTU that Engine 165 was using, I think with the creation of the Squad E165 will no longer be a Haz-Engine, I could be wrong in my assumptions though.
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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #137 on: November 05, 2018, 05:09:47 PM »
 I will add to your assumption  but I believe that was intended to be rescue fives HMTu and when they no longer have the Hazmat mission it was decided to give it to the new squad company the hmtu engine already had their second piece
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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #138 on: November 05, 2018, 06:30:07 PM »
I assume its because they are using the HMTU that Engine 165 was using, I think with the creation of the Squad E165 will no longer be a Haz-Engine, I could be wrong in my assumptions though.
Youíre assumption is 100% wrong.
165 will stay a HMTU
The sq8 2nd piece is a brand new 2018 Ferrara.   Originally it was supposed to be a spare, although it going to R5 could very well have been a possibility.   R5ís hazmat role has continued to diminish currently they only respond if 165 is unavailable and with the creation of sq8 I imagine 5 will no longer respond as a HMTU

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #139 on: November 05, 2018, 10:40:38 PM »
I agree if Squad 8 is unavailable, 166 is unavailable and a fire occurs right by Squad 8s quarters itís going to be a hike for a Engine company to get there.

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #140 on: November 05, 2018, 11:37:00 PM »
Not sure if it's been done before but I was thinking even with E-154 becoming a Squad they can still relocate an engine to their quarters while they are out on a job to maintain some coverage in the area.

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #141 on: November 06, 2018, 12:27:10 AM »
I like the way you think however...
squad 8 should have been created as an additional unit in staten island
along with an additional battalion
with the creation of a new NYPD  precinct (121 pct)
I thought the FDNY would have had its own additions budgeted
after all...the population deems it as being necessary
AND..how much money was waisted on the now defunct "wheel" in st george

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #142 on: November 06, 2018, 08:21:57 AM »
Yes they can relocate an engine to Squad 8s quarters. Staten Island needs at least 2 more engines and 2 more trucks to start an additional battalion would also be nice.

I remember a while back when Staten Island had 2 5 alarm fires at the same time Vesey Paper and a brush fire.

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #143 on: November 06, 2018, 10:30:20 AM »
A firehouse should be built at Vesy Paper. That place is the pits. Pardon the pun.

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Re: New Squad Co for Staten Island
« Reply #144 on: November 06, 2018, 05:41:30 PM »
Squad 8 rig is complete and at the rock. I read that itís supposed to go in service sometime in the first week of December.
they are shooting for Dec 10th.