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Offline nfd2004

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
 Yes Iggy, "fdhistorian" your point is very true. Ray, "raybrag" also makes a good point as well.

 In my own case, there were just so many different things that came out while I watched the FDNY work. Even the simplest of things, that many departments later followed as well. Carrying the power saw on a sling, or using a truck tire tube to hold a light on a helmet.

 Maybe for a department using a Snorkel truck, Chicago would be the place to follow.

 My brother drove a Snorkel truck here in Bridgeport. With the narrow streets he would tell me sometimes the length of the articulating boom would make it difficult to swing that boom/bucket around or maneuver.

 Of course when it came to paramedic and EMS response, places on the east coast learned from places on the west coast. With L.A. County already using paramedics and many fire depts. here not even responding to medical calls. Today of course the majority of most fire dept responses ARE medical calls.

 I remember one chief saying: "we can send a fire company to a trash can on fire, but we can't send a fire company to a life threatening emergency ?". It was leaders like that who changed many departments to follow what had long been established on the west coast.

 So "Iggy", I guess you are correct. It hasn't always started within NYC. 

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2019, 06:09:47 PM »
The PRUs haven't been well accepted by the members, we'll see how the pilot expands.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2019, 10:48:07 AM »
Not every ALS unit in the Bronx has switched over.  There are 2 possibly 3.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2019, 01:52:43 PM »
Two are in service, one at Stn 14, one at Stn 55.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2019, 02:24:48 PM »
Two are in service, one at Stn 14, one at Stn 55.

 I think Station 19 has one too

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2019, 03:01:31 PM »
Thanks, NFD, for the reminder - yes, 87S is at Stn 19.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2019, 11:47:48 PM »
Although I'm only a Division over, I'll be the first to admit there is confussion in the ranks about this. We, in Division 1 were informed that Division 2 was all PRUs and all my ALS interactions have supported this. But, from the comments here I realize this may be a half truth. I shall inquire and post my findings.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2019, 06:42:48 AM »
Thanks, NFD, for the reminder - yes, 87S is at Stn 19.
Why the "87" not 19S? Are they changing unit designations as well or is it an enhanced unit?

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2019, 08:07:48 AM »
They are using different designations for now as not to confuse dispatchers. The different designations for now tell dispatch who is a transport ALS and who is not.

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Re: New Ems PRUís
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2019, 02:54:11 PM »
Thank you.