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News and Events / Re: Congratulations Signal73
« Last post by memory master on June 21, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
Congratulations and best wishes to all!
Apparatus / Ladder 39 from these periods
« Last post by E82T31B27 on June 21, 2018, 11:21:04 AM »
Does anybody have any pictures of Ladder 39 from the 60s (Mack tiller), 70s (Seagrave), 80s (Seagrave), 90s (Seagrave) and 2000s (Seagrave)? Could someone please share them here? Thank you and a good rest of the month!
General Discussion / Re: NYPD.
« Last post by STAjo on June 21, 2018, 11:16:55 AM »
N.I.N.A.   .....

 Damn Shame ! My Paternal Grandfather Bernard 'Barney' Walsh Retired as an NYPD Lt., back when the 6-3 Pct.
on Brooklyn Ave. was known as the 7-3. ('40's & 50's).

  Thanks, Chief !
News and Events / Re: Congratulations Signal73
« Last post by STAjo on June 21, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
Congratulations Brad Young and his wife on the birth of a new baby girl!!


  Excellent ! God Bless.    8)
Equipment / Tools / Re: Irons
« Last post by jks19714 on June 21, 2018, 11:06:33 AM »
Years ago when I was captain on my volunteer company's heavy rescue, we received an "assist the police" call in a section 8 housing area.  They were having difficulty in breaching the door of a drug dealer.

They had already worn themselves out trying to breach the door.  I took the easier route of breaching the wall with our K12 saw.  MUCH easier.  We breached the wall in his bedroom (suspect was waiting for us in the living room with a sawed-off shotgun). Cops continued beating on the front door with their battering ram to keep him distracted.

Gunplay ensued - thankfully we were waiting off to the side with our trauma box.

All good.  Badguy caught three rounds from the cops firearms. Cops were OK. Badguy lived (can't win 'em all :-)

We demonstrated that sometimes its smarter to outflank the perp.  And that sometimes the fire guys have good ideas in tactical situations.
News and Events / Congratulations Signal73
« Last post by firephish on June 21, 2018, 11:02:22 AM »
Congratulations Brad Young and his wife on the birth of a new baby girl!!

Fire Operations / Re: RAC Changes
« Last post by manlt on June 21, 2018, 09:42:12 AM »
Mack, that is in the works.  There are wipes available via Central Storehouse that the companies can buy.  UFOA and Safety are pushing for it to be job issued.
News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by STAjo on June 21, 2018, 08:00:22 AM »

 'Willy" Thank You ! Thanks Sir. for the kind words, your Purchase, and your endorsement and promotion of
this Novel. I Loved & Despaired working on it... But, I do believe it is an important Work, overall, I enjoyed the research and writing it.
Again, my continued and profound Thanks, to All Here, who made this book possible.   - jw   :)
Equipment / Tools / Re: Irons
« Last post by nfd2004 on June 21, 2018, 07:56:29 AM »
 Some of us have had the opportunity to visit the firehouse where Lt Ciampo works. In the basement of that firehouse is a door that was used in an apartment building apparently used by a drug dealer to keep the police from breaking in, rather than an intruder.

 This solid steel door had SEVERAL Dead Bolts positioned in various places. Plus it had Three heavy duty thick chains attached to the inside of it and the inside floor. Along with several reinforcing steel bars going across it from side to side. 

 It can be difficult enough to force a steel door with one dead bolt, let alone several. Plus three heavy duty chains attached at various points in the door going to the floor. Particularly during some heavy smoke conditions where no signs of such security points would be visible from the outside of that door. 

 This was NOT a "commercial training door", but a door where there actually was a fire and encountered by this fire company. It was used to keep the police out.
News and Events / Re: News of Members
« Last post by nfd2004 on June 21, 2018, 07:25:37 AM »
 Joe that is GREAT NEWS, that you would take the time to write a book from the prospective of our Emergency Responders of a terrorist attack.

 None of us could have imagined what happened on Sept 11, 2001 in NYC, Wash., D.C., or Shanksville, Pa. That day changed our whole country and has required ALL of us to be much more alert for such activity.

 Our Emergency Responders have taken on even more risk than they had before.

 Joe, aka "STAjo", I look forward to reading this book and I've already added it to my shopping cart at Amazon. I will do my best to spread the word of this book as well. 
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