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Queens / 6/26/17 Queens Collapse Box 7161
« Last post by Signal73 on Today at 12:27:16 PM »
Location: 42-20 27 st off 42 Rd

B-45 requested major technical response

For a 40x40 section of the roof that collapsed.
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Queens / Re: 6/23/17 Queens 5th Alarm Box 5100
« Last post by mikeindabronx on Today at 12:14:35 PM »
Did anyone get the 5th alarm assignment?  Thanks!


5th Alarm:

E-285(report to command post),E-217,E-206,E-231(report to staging)

BN-50

00:26..FC, SC 2 BC's for relief..BN-57,BN-45

00:34..FC, PWH

00:37..FC, special call Vent Support Group...L-160

01:05..FC, by orders of CAR 3 place this fire UC
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Brooklyn / Re: 6/26/17 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 3643
« Last post by SouthBrooklynBuff on Today at 09:55:21 AM »
246-245-254-318
276-321-253-330

169-161-153F
166-156

43-33-42-41-48
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on Today at 09:53:05 AM »
Engine 27 was disbanded November 22, 1975 during a period of financial crisis for NYC - the 1970s - even though the FDNY War Years work load was continuing to increase and neighborhoods were being incinerated.

History - Companies disbanded in the 1970s:

     1970:  M 7, M 8
     1971:  M 4,
     1972:  E 2, E 31, E 32, E 208, E 215, E 267, E 88-2, L 27-2, E 217-2, Sq 6
     1974:  E 13, E 203, E 256, E 272, E 50-2, E 91-2, L 26-2, L 103-2, Bn 5
     1975:  E 27, E 154, E 167, E 205, E 212, E 218, E 232, E 269, E 306, L 8, L 171, Bn 29, Bn 60, Dv 16, Dv 17 
     1976:  M 5

     - Some companies were re-organized, most were not.

FDNY Statistics - 1960 to 2015:

Year Uniform Force   Fires    Emergs      MFA's   Total Alarms  Serious Fires Civilian Deaths   
1960      11,766      60,941   16,868     16,326      94,135          1,630                 207
1961      11,578      61,644   17,509     18,530      97,683          1,696                 166 
1962      12,301      69,991   18,719     20,279    108,989          2,064                 153 
1963      12,817      74,680    20,836    21,961    117,477          1,912                 175 
1964      12,953      79,477    22,173    26,759    128,409          1,606                 180 
1965      13,288      85,592    24,305    32,814    142,711          1,905                 196 
1966      13,231      90,290    27,084    37,414    154,788          2,135                 243 
1967      13,059      91,161    33,231    48,106    172,498          2,275                 218 
1968      13,764    127,826    39,249    60,945    228,020          3,156                 302 
1969      14,031    126,204    41,054    72,060    239,318          3,312                 307 
1970      14,325    127,249    45,999    89,432    263,659          3,508                 310 
1971      13,896    125,306    49,543   104,958   279,807          3,573                 292 
1972      13,558    118,297    49,610   106,878   274,785          3,410                 270   RAND Study, Firehouse closures
1973      13,394    129,106    55,247   115,802   300,155          3,261                 295   FDNY strike
1974      13,091    130,324    59,733   164,401   353,458          3,852                 273   Firehouse closures, FDNY layoffs
1975      11,548    137,478    59,478   203,851   400,096          4,307                 245   Firehouse closures, 40K NYC lay offs
1976      10,662    153,263    64,524   207,227   425,014          4,880                 289   Closures
1977      11,271    129,619    66,950   262,998   459,567          4,640                 290 
1978      10,979    210,792    66,323   285,290   472,405          3,445                 272 
1979      11,466    114,370    72,243   162,529   349,142          3,095                 244 
1980      11,252    127,876    76,327   185,500   389,703          3,303                 289 
1981      11,720    122,261    75,653   164,118   362,032          3,090                 246 
1982      11,990    111,799    77,132   152,147   341,078          2,782                 248 
1983      11,908      96,276    76,772   139,083   312,131          2,320                 228 
1984      12,096      94,329    78,769   142,224   315,322          2,148                 206 
1985      12,080      97,454    81,553   132,522   311,529          2,240                 213 
1986      12,202      94,157    81,848   128,793   304,798          2,126                 206 
1987      11,943      89,751    93,557   140,957   324,205          2,134                 245 
1988      11,433    105,229    99,175   139,408   343,812          2,775                 229 
1989      10,630      95,126  114,168   136,862   346,156          3,187                 246 

1975 NYC Financial Crisis:

     "New Yorkers continue to debate what drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy in 1975.  Some argue that New York City’s liberal officials borrowed money freely to spend on social programs, while powerful municipal unions forced them to agree to obscenely generous contracts. Others say that a variety of outside factors were a driving factor -- the city was increasingly tied into a world economy that was in shock from the 1973 Arab oil embargo; it was victimized by the banks upon which it relied to buy bonds; the federal government left the city in the lurch...

     "The banks had lent too much and checked too little; the unions took more than the city could afford; the city cooked the books, and borrowed; and the state encouraged this whole exercise,"...

     Whether or not they were the root cause of the crisis, New York City’s financial practices were out of control at that time, say experts. The city was relying excessively on debt; ... its short-term debt had risen from about zero in 1970 to $6 billion in 1975. The city relied increasingly on budgetary tricks to balance the budget“- reclassifying operating expenses as capital investments; continuously pushing expenditures onto the following year’s budget; or simply not keeping good enough records to know what was really going on.

     ... "The Streets Were Paved With Gold"- one of numerous books written on the topic -... the city acted as if it wasn’t bleeding to death when in fact it was hemorrhaging severely. But when first the banks, and then the federal government, declined to bail the city out (the latter prompting one of the most famous tabloid headlines in New York history: "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD"), it became apparent that something needed to be done.

The answer ... was “fiscal martial law.”"  - http://www.gothamgazette.com/economy/3016-the-fiscal-crisis-after-30-years

Results:  In November 1975 Mayor Abraham Beame presented a deep cut of another $200 million from the NYC budget to the Emergency Financial Control Board, which had taken control of the city's finances. 40,000 NYC employees were laid off.  NYPD and FDNY had massive layoffs and firehouses were closed.  Sanitation workers conducted crippling garbage-collection strike.  Cuts were desperate measures to keep New York City fiscally afloat after inept mayors and poor leadership destroyed BYC financial solvency. 


Rand Study:

     Computer experts of the RAND Institute were hired by the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay to make FDNY more efficient.  The RAND Study, based primarily on theoretical response times, were used to justify deep FDNY cuts and firehouse closures.



Engine 27, and many other FDNY companies, were eliminated when their services might have saved lives and neighborhoods.   

Gone but not forgotten.


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Bronx / 6/26/2017 Bronx All Hands Box 4183
« Last post by firephish on Today at 09:28:20 AM »
Address: 3146 Wissman Avenue - between Reynolds and Blair Avenue

Fire in the basement of a 2 story 20x30 peaked roof PD.

0923 - E-72 - Go with the 10-75, smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story frame.

TL-54 FAST

0925 - Bn. 20 - All Hands on Arrival - Fire in the basement with heavy smoke throughout.

0931 - Bn. 20 - 2 L/S, 1 L/O. Fire in the basement. Trucks opening up, primary searches in progress.

0935 - Bn. 20 - MBFKD, primaries in the basement apartment are complete and negative. DWH

0939 - Div. 7 - Primaries are complete and negative throughout. PWH - Duration 21 minutes.

0944 - Div. 7 - Under Control - Duration 26 minutes.

Maybe:
E-72, 89, 64, 96
L-50, 47, 54F
B-20, 18
S-61
R-3
D-7
RAC-3
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Queens / Re: 6/23/17 Queens 5th Alarm Box 5100
« Last post by CVILLE 7111 on Today at 09:01:18 AM »
Did anyone get the 5th alarm assignment?  Thanks!
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Brooklyn / Re: 6/26/17 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 3643
« Last post by Signal73 on Today at 07:59:57 AM »
Fire Location: 130 Oxford St at Shore Blvd

Fire in two private dwellings.

L-135 Fast

2nd Alarm @02:37


2nd Alarm
E-?,?,?,?,279(Comm)
L-
B-41(RUL)
B-48(Safety)
B-??(FF)
RB,SB
FC,FCB
Tac-2
M-9
CTU

B-43 extension into exposures 2&4

Looks like a you have a small typo - L-153 Fast

Corrected Address was 125 Norfolk
E-246 gave the 10-75
E-318 was 4th Due
B-33 was 10-75 Chief
M-9 and Marine Battalion were assigned on the 10-75.
B-42 was 2nd Alarm FF Chief

Yes Half asleep. Made the fix thank you
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