Thank you Philip, aka "Lebby".RM1 was assigned to 07R using the callsign 81R and RM2 was assigned to 20R using the callsign 82R as an expansion of the PRU program. The PRU program has been put on hold since Covid and 07R and 20R are back in transport capable buses. When they were in service, they had the same capacities as other Rescue Medics with the only difference is they needed BLS back up on every transport.
Some of the senior bosses still refer to it as patrolYears ago prior to the merger the conditions cars were known as 'patrol.' Ex: 46 Patrol was a Lt. from Station 46 in Queens, 10 Patrol was a Lt. from Station 10 which at that time was out of Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan and so on,
When I packed it in 11 years ago the Divisions were borough encompassing, i.e, 1 Manhattan, 2 Bronx, 3 Brooklyn, 4 Queens and 5 Coney Island & Staten Island.As of this date, EMS field forces are organized in three field commands, each led by a Deputy Assistant Chief. The three commands are: Citywide Central (Divisions 1, 4, 9) at Station 4, Citywide North (Divisions 2, 7, Special Operations) at Station 19, and Citywide South (Divisions 3, 5, 8) at Station 58. Each of the Citywide commands is directed by a Deputy Assistant Chief, each Division by a Deputy Chief. Each of the divisions has either 4 or 5 EMS stations.
The several special units have not changed quarters.
No, all firefighters are Certified First Responders (even if prior EMTs or Paramedics) and act accordingly as CFR-D engines stopping the clock on high priority ems jobs.Is there any talk of changing how Fire units respond to EMS jobs? I seem to recall that FC Nigro had mentioned something about ALS engine companies? Thanks for the FDNY EMS updates/explanations, etc.