11/20/22 Staten Island 10-75 Box 2426

Signal73

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Fire Location: 2 Meeker St

Brush Fire

E-165 All Hands on arrival

E-165,159,163,167
L-85,83,87(Fast)
B-23,22
R-5
Sq-1
D-8
Rac-5
E-152 w/ Sat. 5
E-166 w/ BFU 2



E-161 our BFU isn’t starting

SI 10-4 remain in service
 
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Ryand85

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engine 161 brush truck is a 2006 ford so I see why it wouldn’t start
 

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engine 161 brush truck is a 2006 ford so I see why it wouldn’t start

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Question - If extra rigs (e.g. - brush units) are parked outside - are tanks kept filled in cold weather or do they have to be filled for response?
 

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Question - If extra rigs (e.g. - brush units) are parked outside - are tanks kept filled in cold weather or do they have to be filled for response?
When I was with WHB, before the new building was built and after the old 1 was knocked down, the engines were parked in a chain link fence enclosure. We dumped the tanks and pump, brought the extinguishers and eventually nozzles inside so they didn't freeze. I would imagine FDNY would do the same especially if it's a poly tank that could split.
Problem is, even though there's no water in the tank, moisture can build up in the lines freeze and block the nozzle in a fire.first time you use them.

Ask me how I Know.
 

skylerfire

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Question - If extra rigs (e.g. - brush units) are parked outside - are tanks kept filled in cold weather or do they have to be filled for response?
All the tanks on each BFU are empty for winter season besides the ones kept inside. I believe when it has a crew during the brush season they keep it full. For engines that are outside now like E287 & E3 chauffeur is suppose to run the pump every hour or 2 over night.
 
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