Recent content by dan

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    9/22/2021 Staten Island Mutual Aid Newark NJ

    yea Marine 9 and Marine Battalion
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    Pump Testing New Super Pumper

    The department has known for a while they needed to replace the foam tender. One of the ideas was for all 6 of the new sattelites to be industrial pumpers. to give a more robust foam capability. That was around the time they were introducing the AFFF gold as the replacement foam job wide. But...
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    The other half of this policy is no more alarms above a 5-5.......back to old days of S/C above the 5-5 if additional units are needed. Feelings areound 7th and 8th floor are we cannot put out fires anymore and 7-7, 8-8 ans 9-9 are negative connotations....
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    3/31/21 Staten Island 2nd Alarm Box 2033

    161, 214 and 16 all arrived simultaneously within 6 seconds of each other which is the same as 159, 165 and 161 normally down was rush hour and raining. Does it really matter who got there in what order?
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    3/31/21 Staten Island 2nd Alarm Box 2033

    161 was 1st due and gave 10-75
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    Cockloft nozzle.

    There is a minimum of 1 cockloft/highrise nozzle in each battalion.
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    FDNY - radio encryption

    More then likely yes. Some divisions are testing encryption now and an update is being put out into the APX radios so yes. Who knows exact timeline though.
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    Blizzard activation?

    Hi Axle 2, 3 and 4 are only units in service as of now. Who knows if and when additional units will be staffed. Different priorities nowadays.
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    1/27/21 Brooklyn 3rd Alarm Box 1241

    Well there was not a 10-75 transmitted. After being 84 for about 10 minutes the battalion transmitted the All hands and within 60 seconds an engine was relocated into 219. Why let the facts get in the way of a good internet story.
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    Pump Testing New Super Pumper

    There has been little to no official info on this rigs intended use, function or responses or location....anything you see here is pure speculation and internet folklore......
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    Companies with the most First Due Work?

    The stats are really inflated. It is not really a good barometer of the work. The amount of All hands Under Control that normally would be a 10-18 or a 2+2 is up exponentially the last 2-3 years. All these stats do is promote internet folklore and hypothetical buff scenarios. Unfortunately that...
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    Battalion / Division Cars

    The new standards from NFPA or whoever dictate that PPE needs to be stored separate from passenger compartment unless a rather cost prohibitive filtration system is installed in command and 1st response vehicles hence the reason for capped pickups and Sq51 type vehicles.
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    Pump Testing New Super Pumper

    This rig has been in the works for several years and the new sattelites were supposed to be of a similar design but a change of staff chiefs and changing priorities saw this rig as a result. The DX of FT01 was not the reason for this rig. Also NYC has the most robust municipal water system in...
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    Forming of TL87

    Before 87 was established, 82 was 2nd due from the SI mall area to Huguenot Ave give or take a few blocks. 87 took boxes from 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 and 76.....but traffic and the amount of houses and population in the area was a fraction of what it is today.
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    what rig is this?

    This was supposed to be the design of all 6 of the new sattelites but it was shot down. No concrete plans yet but since the foam tender is gone 238 or 206 may be a good bet.