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    FDNY WATER RESCUE'S.

    The ladder & eng companies don’t have divers. Only the rescue companies have divers. The ladder & engine companies are surface swimmers.
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    Manhattan northern tip coverage

    👆what he said ! Generally, nearest companies respond , regardless of boro lines.
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    6-26-21...BKLYN AH 728.

    Engine heavy triangle !!
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    Who were the Best FDNY SCUBA Divers pre-9/11 late 1990s?

    Squads don’t dive …just the 5 Rescue companies. And ALL the present fdny scuba instructors are PADI certified instructors and dive masters. ….and its been that way for a long time. Never had anyone “who knew scuba diving well enough to teach others“ as instructors. The type of diving...
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    6/29/21 Queens 3rd Alarm Box 7048

    Then after ems moved out , the build became the SOC , warehouse/RDC( rescue deployment center )where ALL of SOC,s equipment was able to be stored inside and in one centrally located location. All the SOC reserve and spare rigs , all the high axel veh , zodiac boats and John boats on trailers ...
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    What is the normal assignment for a person hit by or pinned under a train or a subway train?

    Yes …many. And when they do happen between stations most likely a Box is transmitted for both stations …bringing even more personal. “ The more the merrier“ is not always a good thing …operating on the track bed is a very dangerous place. Especially when FD members are carrying metal stokes...
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    What is the normal assignment for a person hit by or pinned under a train or a subway train?

    And yes I’ve operated at both…more man under then I care to recall.
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    What is the normal assignment for a person hit by or pinned under a train or a subway train?

    A man under and a trench are two different job….apples or oranges. A trench is a VERY equipment and personal intensive operations. And yes …can last hours. Not the case w a man under. Air bags or a bottle jack , some gribbing , back board or Revees sleeve … 2 or 3 guys under the train…anymore...
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    What is the normal assignment for a person hit by or pinned under a train or a subway train?

    That’s 25 fire fighters , 5Lt/ Capt & 3BC for one in event ….a bit of a over kill, don’t ya think. Even if the person is pinned under the train , the most you can get Safely under a train to perform the removal is 3 , maybe 4 , members to perform the operation. Up until recently , a SOC support...
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    5/27/21 Queens 10-75 Box 7878

    That’s a first due box for R-4 ...why would they be “added”?
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    5/25/21 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 0282

    From the video , looks like TL-124 was first due. Excellent positioning of the Tl bucket ...able to scrub all 3 wood frames buildings from their position.
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    QUEENS WATER RESCUE 5/22/21 BORDEN AVE

    R-4 located and marked the car , and removed two victims ...then cops removed the third .
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    New Rescues in Production

    Yes ...a little more centrally located in their borough. The area around E-324 is a great location for R-4 , With easy access to the LIE , GCP , The Van Wyick , Queens Blvd and 108th st.
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    New Chicago firehouse

    Big difference, one is a political appointment by the mayor ....the other came up,though the ranks
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