Recent content by nap72

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    9/13/22 Bronx 2nd Alarm Box 3358

    I was told - FDNY shut the electric. ConED came to the scene and turned the electric back on. Some arcing was noticed, and units were called back to find fire in the walls, started from the electric wiring. Not a rekindle. Seems like ConED wanted to get the power back on a little...
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    FDNY and bordering suburbs

    Bronx companies now have "6000" boxes which are a "dual response with Pelham Manor FD" and are announced as such. Very nice area with very very few calls for anything up there. Also probably still on the books is Box 8999, which was/is a dual response with Yonkers - the Bx River Pkwy @ the...
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    FDNY Rigs circa 1968

    Old firehouse is still there. Used by maintenance crews. Current view of Former Silver Beach VFD
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    6/17/22 Bronx 10-75 Box 3833

    63/39 - 1ST 38/51 - 2ND
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    New Tillers

    I doubt it. Won't fit in many quarters.
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    Both unions - UFA and UFOA clearly stand with the principle that no member should be volunteering in a city/district where there are paid firefighters. Basically, you are taking away from the hiring of professional firefighters by volunteering. Both unions feel that these fellow union members...
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    2/21/22 Bronx 2nd Alarm Box 4329

    From what I heard the new "FireCAD" recommends the closest companies - if a relocator is 10-8 in an operating unit's area, it will suggest them to the box if it progresses in alarms, unlike the way StarFire used to do it. Also heard the upper staff of the FDNY is on board with getting the...
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    2/19/2022 Staten Island All Hands UC Box 0287

    Check out the stained glass window on the top of the house. Awesome. "Robinson Hose Co. 9"...
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    12/26/21 Bronx All Hands Box 2886

    St. Helena's Church. Many FDNY members attended this old church/school. (Address above is incorrect - should be 1315 Olmstead Avenue)
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    11/24/21 Manhattan 5th Alarm Box 1797

    Had like a 4th alarm there last year. Or this year. Can't remember. Looked it up -- January 6, 2021 Video looks exactly the same.
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    Firehouse For Sale

    Imagine telling an old timer from 40 Truck - they are selling the firehouse for $11 million dollars. They would probably tell you they wouldn't take it off the city's hands for a million! Amazing how things change - and this can be applied citywide, I'm sure.
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    9/29/21 Bronx 2nd Alarm Box 3538

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    RET FM James McSwiggin passed away on 9/20/2021. War years vet of E46/L27. His son Christopher is OTJ - Lt. in 320/167, FF in 62/32. Services are as follows. Wake: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm and Friday, September 24th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Schuyler Hill Funeral Home 3535...
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    9/6/21 Bronx 10-75 Box 3086

    I saw this online from China. Pretty amazing how fast it happened.
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    7/14/21 Bronx 2nd Alarm Box 2866

    WOW. Traditional old wood, single pane windows. Can't remember the last time seeing that in an MD.