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Offline grumpy grizzly

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CombinationFire company
« on: March 06, 2019, 01:48:06 PM »
I am somewhat confused by the concept of a Combination Fire Company, or a CFC. I will use CFC 121 for this post. 8-24-1974 both E-70 and L-53 were replaced by CFC 121, an engine and a tower ladder under the command of a single officer. I am confused, you removed an engine and a ladder and replaced them with an engine and a tower. Was the reasoning behind this was to replace the salary being paid to an officer? and in 1975 CFC 121 was disbanded and E-70 back in service several times without a ladder which required modifications to E-70 with additional portable ladders and later the addition of a Tele-Squrt. Seems like a lot of work to save the salary of a handful of company officers.
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Re: CombinationFire company
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 02:05:37 PM »
It was a flop...2 Units with only one Officer...the CFC had 4 CPTs assigned & no LTs so instead of 8 Officers assigned to the 2 Units you only had 4 CPTs total ....normally with 2 Units you would have either a CPT  or a LT on each one....as a result neither Unit could respond alone since there was only 1 Officer for both & a Unit cannot respond without an Officer... it was designed as supposed cost saving measure. 

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Re: CombinationFire company
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 06:54:57 PM »
any pics of that squirt?

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Re: CombinationFire company
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:18:24 PM »
any pics of that squirt?

 There are pictures of the squirts in the video below.

 At the 1:30 minute mark is Engine 310

 At the 4:10 minute mark is Engine 70

 Also between the 20 - 30 second mark seen is this Site's Administrator, Retired FDNY Capt John B. "jbendick", and another photo is Retired FDNY B/C Jack K. "68jk09", during the FDNY War Years. 

 I should add that many of the photos used in this video were originally taken by site members, Retired FDNY Lt Jay W. "hosewagon", and Our Most Valuable player, Mike D., "mikeindabronx"

 I know that many have seen this video before but it does show the squirts as requested by "squarewheels". Also the video honors those who were a part of those very busy FDNY War Years.

 

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Re: CombinationFire company
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 11:09:18 AM »
I am somewhat confused by the concept of a Combination Fire Company, or a CFC. I will use CFC 121 for this post. 8-24-1974 both E-70 and L-53 were replaced by CFC 121, an engine and a tower ladder under the command of a single officer. I am confused, you removed an engine and a ladder and replaced them with an engine and a tower. Was the reasoning behind this was to replace the salary being paid to an officer? and in 1975 CFC 121 was disbanded and E-70 back in service several times without a ladder which required modifications to E-70 with additional portable ladders and later the addition of a Tele-Squrt. Seems like a lot of work to save the salary of a handful of company officers.





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Re: CombinationFire company
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 03:12:25 PM »
^^^^^^35 Ft Portable setup similar to what 329 had on their early '80s Mack Pumper.