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    Chief of Fire Prevention

    This is not a criticism at all, just an observation. FDNY is very structured in the placement of units and manpower. Ladders & Rescues run with 6 on board, Engines with either 5 or 6 depending on available manpower. There are 49 battalion chiefs (not icluding Haz Mat, Rescue & Safety) and there...
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    10/19/2021 Staten Island 2nd Alarm Box 1912

    On the topic of additional squads, I wonder why they don't make the 4 Haz-Tech engines into squads. That would give the city 12 squads. Sure, the squads wouldn't be as busy, but you'd get a squad to most scenes even faster. Plus, less relocating except in rare instances. Just a thought....
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    9/28/2021 Queens All Hands Unusual Occurance Box 4064

    I d I defer to you, as I am only a buff of FDNY. I was under the impression that if any combination of 5 major pieces (eng, lad, rescue, HM1, a Haz_Tech engine or squad serving in the hazadous materials support function), operated then it would be considered "All Hands". So if 2 & 2 were...
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    9/28/2021 Queens All Hands Unusual Occurance Box 4064

    This is being ticky-tacky and nitty-gritty, but if in fact they operated with only E295, L144, E274 & HM1, then it wasn't an "All Hands" because 5 major pieces (eng, lad, squad, rescue, etc.) didn't operate. It's no big deal and at the end of the day it's all good. 👍
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    NY Daily News Today-9/23/21

    That's the coolest thing I've heard in a long time 👍
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    NY Daily News Today-9/23/21

    Thanks, Lebby, short and to the point. As I was typing out my questions I thought you'd be the one to answer!
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    NY Daily News Today-9/23/21

    STAjo makes some very valid points. Over my lifetime I've seen or heard about consolidations or breaking offs of fire departments, police departments and even public school districts. The real key to success is the leadership at top. Does he/she have a vision of where they want to take take...
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    Purchase (Westchester), NY- 2nd Alarm 09-13-21

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Town of Harrison has 3 fire districts (Harrison, West Harrison & Purchase). The whole town is covered by Harrison EMS which is a stand-alone agency. There is also the Town of Harrison Police. ???
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    9/14/21 Brooklyn All-Hands Box 3832

    In the CIDS it stated.... 1 3/4" hand stretch via hallway windows. I am confused by that. Does that mean bring the hose in via the hallway windows at the end of the halls? Or does it mean there is a shaft inside the building with windows on each floor? Any thoughts.... ?
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    Battalions vs Divisions

    That's a good question if they get a ticket so they are aware of what's happening, but they don't usually respond to 3 & 2 responses. But a Battalion is definitely assigned to 3 & 2. 68jk09 would be the one to know if a Division starts heading in the direction of a fire when, say, the Box is...
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    Battalions vs Divisions

    When you hear a "5/7 Signal" that means one engine and one ladder responding. This usually doesn't get a Battalion Chief. A car fire is an example; it's not a single unit response.
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    9/1/21 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 3688

    Being that there were long travel times for the responding units, does anyone know if Gerritsen Beach Volunteers responded? It was out of their usual response district but not that far.
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    That was great! It makes a lot of sense now. Thanks!
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    Welcome Fabi 👍. What a fascinating post and it’s very educational! As with many things in life, sometimes things aren’t as they appear until someone explains it. Thanks for doing just that! 🚒
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    WOW!!! That is a shocking statistic to say the least.
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    CJames21, I am quite sure that if you went to the Human Resources Department of the FDNY, they would even scratch their heads and have to do a little digging to find the answers to your questions. Grated computers make it easier but there are around 15K employees in the FDNY (fire, EMS...
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    8/17/21 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 3677

    Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. I was at a fire once and it was an old 19th Century building with a fire in the 3rd floor and into the attic. It was about 4 in the morning and we had about 6 inches of snow on the ground and still snowing. The chief ordered a crew of 3 career...
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    Thanks. At first I was thinking that looked a little light for a 3rd Alarm, but with the relocators there it makes perfect sense! I know the Town of Verplanck has 3 districts (Buchanan, Montrose & Verplanck), hence the one engine covering the 3 districts. If I recall they aren't very big...
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    Does anyone have the rundown on this fire?
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    Volunteer fire house in the city.

    Unfortunately you are probably right.