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Offline CaptPump

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Operations in coastal flooding
« on: August 24, 2018, 01:50:24 PM »
I am looking for some information on operations in coastal flooding.  I am particularly interested in how FDNY responds with apparatus on flooded roadways.  I am sure their experience after Sandy caused some changes in this area.  I would like to get in touch with the chief in charge of this area; I suspect it is someone in SOC.  I am researching this for my own FD and for research paper.  Thanks & stay safe.

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Operations in coastal flooding
« on: August 24, 2018, 01:50:24 PM »

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Re: Operations in coastal flooding
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 07:59:18 PM »
I am looking for some information on operations in coastal flooding.  I am particularly interested in how FDNY responds with apparatus on flooded roadways.  I am sure their experience after Sandy caused some changes in this area.  I would like to get in touch with the chief in charge of this area; I suspect it is someone in SOC.  I am researching this for my own FD and for research paper.  Thanks & stay safe.

 "CaptPump", I think you will be able to find a wealth of information right here on this site, that I am sure will be of help to you.

 In the "search" area, top right corner, of this site, I typed in "FDNY Storm Sandy" and several topics of discussion came up regarding that major flooding event which took place in NYC.

 Examples were:
  "Scuba/Swiftwater response unit"
  "Hurricane Sandy, South Queens photos"
  "High Volume Water Unit"
  "Re:SRT - EMS station relocation trailers"

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Re: Operations in coastal flooding
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 09:57:36 PM »
Eastern and southern parts of SI flood heavily in rainstorms...Sandy was a whole nother level. I know that E162 which has a response area largely low lying and coastal, had a hell of a night tour. Same with E151 and E164. As far as navigating, the Dept. has a rig that is high up, they send it to other hurricane disaster areas as well (Swift water?). A lot of companies during sandy parked blocks down and walked to boxes. Breezy point fire, the neighborhood fire - companies were completely unable to get onto the blocks themselves.

I know that the city is looking into ways to helping with coastal flooding on SI by adding to th existing Beach berms. Also: the SI Bluebelt project very effectively helps with flooding on SI. Thatís worth a google if youíre not familiar.

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Re: Operations in coastal flooding
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 10:37:22 PM »
During Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point FDNY Units actually drafted the standing water that was covering the street to get a Fire fighting water supply...drafting in the FDNY is not often used practice ..... Pumpers are equipped with modern suction hose for just that evolution.
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Re: Operations in coastal flooding
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 11:38:45 PM »
Eastern and southern parts of SI flood heavily in rainstorms...Sandy was a whole nother level. I know that E162 which has a response area largely low lying and coastal, had a hell of a night tour. Same with E151 and E164. As far as navigating, the Dept. has a rig that is high up, they send it to other hurricane disaster areas as well (Swift water?). A lot of companies during sandy parked blocks down and walked to boxes. Breezy point fire, the neighborhood fire - companies were completely unable to get onto the blocks themselves.

I know that the city is looking into ways to helping with coastal flooding on SI by adding to th existing Beach berms. Also: the SI Bluebelt project very effectively helps with flooding on SI. Thatís worth a google if youíre not familiar.
What youíre thinking of is the High Water Reaponse Units. There were 6 purchased, they are 6x6 crew cab internationals with a large covered bed with bench seats to perform evacuations of flooded areas and access areas in deep snow etc. the swift water units are for water rescue / evacuation from fast moving water. They consist of a crew cab pick up truck with a trailer that carryís 2 boats, one is a flat bottomed boat with a small pump, a short lentght of suction hose is tossed over the side and drafts, has a small monitor and the ability to pump a hose line. The other boat is a RHIB type boat

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Re: Operations in coastal flooding
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 05:47:16 AM »
High Water Response Unit:



Swift Water Response Unit:



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