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    Battalion 5 organized

    Around July of 2017 Va. Beach will officially place the 5th Battalion in service. The last time a new Battalion had been organized was around 1986. In about 2 years or so Engine 22 will be organized and placed in service at a new firehouse.
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    Vehicle Repeaters

    Are they any vehicles in the FDNY that have radio repeaters installed on them ?
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    WNYF Unit Location Charts

    When was the first WNYF unit location chart put out and does anyone have a copy ?
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    Run Cards

    Looking for a run card for Brooklyn box 24 if anyone has it or knows someone that may have it. I'm currently refurbishing Box 24 (pull box) that came from DuPont & Franklin Dean-o
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    Cairns 5A Leather Helmets (Pre-Crash Cap)

    On the underside of the leather dome is the Cairns metal disk or foil disk. Some of the disks have a small letter on the left side. I was told that this letter indicates the time period when the helmet was produced, anyone know for sure ? If that's the case would anyone here know the times...
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    North Carolina LODD

    On 2-3-13, Chief of Dept. Scott Morrison of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Dept. died while engaged in fighting a brush fire. Rest In Peace Chief  :'(
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    Va. Beach, Va. Replacement Firehouse Groundbreaking

    Last week, crews started work at the site for Engine Co. 4 in Va. Beach. The firehouse will be a 3 bay/2 story building with a slidepole. upstairs will have bunkrooms,bathrooms/showers & the PT room. Downstairs will have a watchroom, Capt's office, living room, kitchen, workroom, storage etc... ...
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    4/13/12 Va Beach VA, 2nd Alarm Fire in a Multiple Dwelling

    2308 Beach Haven Dr. Near Shore Dr. Multiple Dwelling Originally came in as a hi-rise fire w/ numerous calls. Fire was next door to a hi-rise. Some calls originated from ships at anchorage in the bay 0519: Engines: 1, 4, 8, 2 Ladders: 1, T. Lad. 8 Squad 3 Battalions: 2 & 1 Safety 1 Car 3...
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    3rd Alarm Chesapeake, VA

    Chesapeake FD is currently working a 3rd Alarm, several houses on fire. Va. Beach just sent 3 Engines & 1 Ladder to relocate to Chesapeake firehouses.
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    F/A 18 Fighter Jet Crash, Va. Beach, VA

    At about 12:08 an F/A 18 fighter jet crashed into a apartment complex. Both pilots safely ejected. All other info is unknown at this time. I'll try to get a full rundown maybe tomorrow VBFD and the USN are working together under a unified command structure
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    Norfolk, Virginia LODD

    It is with great regret to announce the death of Norfolk Firefighter Jonathan ?Johnny? Myers.  Johnny died today at DePaul Medical Center.  He had just finished a training exercise at Norfolk Fire Station 13, he was found by his colleagues in the station bunkroom, unconscious, pulseless,  and...
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    The New Puppy

    I figured some of you would get a kick out of this if not, bear with me. The wife and daughter wanted a puppy.. I grumbled for a few days and caved in shortly thereafter. We bounced around a few names,  Jake or Jett was the consensus. I come home from work and my daughter and wife said forget...
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    11-9-11 Norfolk, VA Working Fire in a Private Dwelling

    Approx. 13:30 Engs: 10, 11,1 Lads: 10, 1 Battalion 1 Rescue 1 Medic 4 Extra Engine S/C, designation unknown Fire was in a 2 story frame P/D
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    10/24/11 Va. Beach, VA Working Fire in a Mobile Home

    A little job we had today in a mobile home while I was on OT. We were assigned as the RIT (FAST)!/photo.php?fbid=10150362734254730&set=a.10150362733974730.367510.126314474729&type=3&theater
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    News At The Beach

    Engine Co. 4 & 7 are slated for new firehouses with ground breaking around Dec.-Feb. Engine 4's house is planned to be a 3 bay 2 story facility. Engine 7's house may be a 4 bay 2 story facility. Additionally Ladder 7 is scheduled to become a newly organized ladder Co.
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    Advanced Paramedic Curriculum

    Rumor: An instructor at one of our local community colleges is supposed to be attending a seminar regarding instruction of an advanced Paramedic level. I read about this some time ago (Advanced Practice Paramedic) and filled out a survey for the standards making process. Anything like this...
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    Looking For A Retired Member

    Any of you fellas know George Ferguson ? My daughter's friend told me that he's her grandfather, he's retired FDNY and lives in Queens
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    NYC/NJ Area Tolls

    Has anyone heard about some of the tolls at NYC/NJ bridges/tunnels going up almost double of what they are now ?
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    Battalion Chief Kline (FDNY)

    Battalion Chief Kline (FDNY Ret.) passed away about 1 week ago here in Va. Beach. Chief Kline was a resident in a assisted living facility in VBFD Engine 10/Squad 10's first due area. Everytime Engine 10 or Squad 10 would respond to the facility for a Fire or EMS run Chief Kline would greet...
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    5-23-11 Va. Beach, Va. Working Fire in a Private Dwelling

    1444 Diamond Springs Road Between: Thurston Avenue & Ward Avenue Initial Reports, Fire in a Commercial Building 0956: Engs: 4, 9, 1 Lads: 1 & T. Lad. 8 Squad 10 Batt. 3 0957: Batt. 2 assigned, Batt. 3 to remain in service 0959: Ladder 9 assigned, tower Ladder 8 to remain in...