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Site News and Info / Re: 5/2/17 Feeds Down ?
« Last post by STAjo on Today at 02:05:27 AM »

00:30 7/24: Broadcastify back On-line
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Site News and Info / Re: 5/2/17 Feeds Down ?
« Last post by STAjo on July 23, 2017, 11:00:38 PM »

7/23/17:  Broadcastiffy  I.net Connection Down !?! Got a Msg. 'DNS Server may be disconnected' ?  ???

 Details
The DNS server might be having problems.
Error Code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND
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Queens / Re: 7/21/2017 Queens 2nd Alarm Box 5299
« Last post by fdny747 on July 23, 2017, 06:52:06 PM »
Really last I knew there were only 5 when I worked in FDNY Fire Comm. Even in the summer unless something changed
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Brooklyn / Re: 7/22/17 Brooklyn 10-75 Box 3641
« Last post by STAjo on July 23, 2017, 12:47:44 PM »
Maybe relocated our out on another run. Saw a picture of those 3 Truck companies on scene

 Thanks, Signal !   ;)
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History / Re: FDNY and NYC Firehouses
« Last post by mack on July 23, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
Engine/Ladder 85  Firehouse   Location 3067 Richmond Road  New Dorp, Staten Island  Division 8, Battalion 23  "White Lightening"

     Engine 165 organized new firehouse 3067 Richmond Road                          1960

     Ladder 85 organized new firehouse 3067 Richmond Road                            1960

     Thawing Unit 3 located at 3067 Richmond Road at Engine 165                 1990-1996 

     HAZMAT Technician Unit SI organized 3067 Richmond Road at Engine 165     2004   


Firehouse 3067 Richmond Road:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


Engine 165/Ladder 85 firehouse design:

     

     


Engine 165:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Note: Engine 165 went into service with a 1946 Ward LaFrance pumper with a 200 gallon booster tank.  Engine 165 then received Engine 56's 1959 Mack pumper with a 375 gallon booster tank when that company was disbanded.   


Engine 165 HAZMAT Engine: 

     To supplement existing Hazmat Technician units (squads and rescues), four HAZMAT engines have been designated and trained. In addition to their normal responsibilities as engine companies, Engines 44 in Manhattan, 165 on Staten Island, 250 in Brooklyn and 274 in Queens are each trained to the Hazmat Technician II level. Units have Level A suits, absorbent material, drum and leak sealing kits, plugs and wedges, off-loading pump, grounding cables, over-pack drums, meters, non-sparking tools and other assorted hazmat equipment.

     Operating in Manhattan:

         

     HAZMAT Technician Unit:

         


Ladder 85:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Note: Ladder 85 went into service with a 1938 FWD 85 foot wooden aerial ladder with tiller and 1948 Ward LaFrance tractor.   


Engine 165/Ladder 85 videos:
 
     

     

     


Engine 165/Ladder 85 fires:

     1960 - United Plane Crash - SI 2nd alarm - Engine 165/Ladder 85 First due:

          http://www.silive.com/specialreports/index.ssf/2011/03/1960_mid-air_crash_over_staten.html

          http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/on_this_date_in_1960_deadly_pl.html

          Note:  US Army Miller Field, site of one downed plane on SI, was still an active Army airfield.  Engine 165, first unit on scene, crashed through locked gate to gain access to plane and victims.  2nd alarm on arrival in SI. Other plane crashed in Brooklyn. 


     2017 First Due - Tysens Apartments:
 
         


Ladder 82 relocated to Engine 165/Ladder 85 during renovation of quarters:

     

     


Ladder 85 LODD:


     LT  Charles Margiotta, World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

         

         

         

         

          http://www.silive.com/september-11/index.ssf/2010/09/charles_margiotta_44_fdny_know.html

     RIP.  Never forget.


New Dorp neighborhood:
 
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Dorp,_Staten_Island

     http://www.oldstatenisland.org/new-dorp.html





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General Discussion / Re: NYS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION...CON-CON.
« Last post by enginecap on July 23, 2017, 09:15:54 AM »
UFOA car magnets going out in the mail soon....2 per member.   Those "vote NO!" Magnets will get a lot of exposure.   I hope the UFA is doing something similar.  This is gonna be a fight
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National / Re: Waltham MA 10 Alarms Massive Fire In Progress. 7 23 17
« Last post by mack on July 23, 2017, 09:02:09 AM »
This is second recent massive multiple alarm fire in large under-construction apartment complexes in Boston area.   

Boston 6 alarm fire end of June:

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/boston-fire-dorchester-ave-treadmark-building/ 
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