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I got it from the 2018 medal day his image and name and has an end headgear
 

Signal73

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Everyone the list will he updated with new info in the next week or so
 

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capthale said:
Cool, is there a car 4 b?
Yes says it right in the list and if it?s not the right person as stated above the list will get updated as soon as i get the new list which will be in a few weeks. Still moving some stuff around.
 

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Ladder 76 can go where ever the dispatcher sends them..the engine however needs a relocator whenever they are operating for an extended amout of time of go 10-99
 

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Figured I'd post the Ice & Cold Water Rescue Units seeing is how 2 were just added today in SI

Manhattan:
L-2,3,5,7,8,10,11,12
L-14,15,16,18,21,22,23
L-30,34,35,36,40,43
R-1
Sq-18

Bronx:
E-72
L-29,31,48,49
L-50,54,58,61,53
Sq-41,61
R-3

Queens:
L-115,117,121,130,134,137
L-144,164,155,158,173
Sq-270,288
R-4

Brooklyn
E-224,321
L-101,104,106,109,110
L-113,118,159,161
L-166,168,169,170
R-2
Sq-1,252

Staten Island
E-151,156,158,160
E-161,162,164,165
L-78,80
R-5
Sq-8
 
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Thank you ?signal 73? for that updated info. You are certainly a valuable asset to this site.
 

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Recently some one asked about reserved Rigs & Locations

This is what I have (Corrections Help)

Reserved Rig & Where it is

Manhattan:
E500 L18
E503 L20
E505 E54
E507 E53
L701 E91
L703 E93
L705 L20

Da Bronx
E508 E42
E509 E68
E510 E63
E511 E90
L706 L44

Queens
E522 E329
E523 E314 
E524 E291
L702 ??
L707 E258

Brooklyn
E514 E242 
E515 ??
E516 E206
E517 ??
E518 E238
E520 E253
L708 E211

Staten Island
E512 E158
E513 E168
L704  Seaview

Gov. Island & SOC Island
E519  Governors Island
E521  Soc Island
E525  Governors Island
L709  Governors Island
L710  Governors Island
R6 Soc Island
R7 Soc Island
Sq800 Soc Island
HM-2 Soc Island
HMSU-2 Soc Island
 

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So I finally got the FDNY Operational Reference Book (Not Sure what took me so long to get one)

Figured I would share some info(might be useless info for some) here on the page.

Just in case someone down the road had a question they could come to this very helpful posted started by the one and only Catry

FDNY Acronyms
ARC= Air Recon Chief
BFU = Brush Fire Unit
COMP = Air Compressor
CPC = Chemical Protective Clothing Company
CTU = Command Tactical Unit
CU = Communications Unit
DU = Dewatering Unit
DSA = Decon Shower Apparatus
FC = Foam Coordinator Unit
FCB = Field Communications Battalion
FCU = Field Communications Unit
HMB = HazMat Battalion
HMTU = HazMat Tech Unit
HRU = High-Rise Unit
HRN = High-Rise Nozzle Unit
LCU = Lobby Control Unit
LSU = Logistics Support Unit
MCC = Mobile Command Center
MSU - Mask Service Unit
PIO = Public Information Officer
PK = Purple K Unit
PSC = Planning Section Battalion
PU = Photo Unit
RCC = Rail Cart Company
RAC = Recuperation & Care Unit
RBU = Rebreather Unit
RM = Rehab Manager
ROB = Rescue Operations Battalion
RUL = Resource Unit Leader
SAM = Staging Area Manager
SAT = Satellite Unit
SB = Safety Battalion Chief
SO = Safety Officer
SSL = SOC Support Ladder Company
TSU = Tactical Support Unit
VSU = Ventilation Support Unit
 

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With Spring coming how about BFU, Brush Fire Unit. 2019 apparatus has a listing on page 4 as well.
 

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catry said:
Communications
Q: Who/what is Car [insert number]?  How do they respond?
A: The Car assignments are the designations for special personnel, either administrative or command, who are associated mainly with FD HQ.  For example, Car 36B is for the Department Chaplain.  There are certain responses, such as a third alarm or 10-60 transmission, that require the response of certain cars.  For example, multiple alarms requires the response of the on-duty staff chief (a chief at rank DAC or above).  There is a list of car assignments at: http://www.firebellclub.org/cars.html
Some Car assignments and who they are (as of November 2009):
Car 1 (Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro)
Car 1A (Executive Assistant to the Commissioner)
Car 2 (1st Deputy Commissioner Daniel Shacknai)
Car 3 (Chief of Department Edward Kilduff)
Car 4 (Chief of Fire Operations James Esposito)
Car 4A (AC James Manahan, Assistant Chief of Operations)
Car 4C (AC Ronald Spadafora, Chief of Logistics)
Car 4D (AC Joseph Pfeifer, Assistant Chief of Operations - Counterterrorism/Preparedness)
Car 4G (AC Edward Baggott, Assistant Chief of Operations - Administration)
Car 4H (DAC James Daly Jr, Deputy Assistant Chief of Operations - Planning & Strategy)
Car 5 (Chief of EMS Operations John Peruggia)
Car 6 (AC John Sudnik, Manhattan Borough Commander)
Car 7 (DAC James Leonard, Brooklyn Borough Commander)
Car 8 (DAC Michael Marrone, Staten Island Borough Commander)
Car 9 (DAC Robert Maynes, Queens Borough Commander)
Car 10 (DAC Kevin Butler, Bronx Borough Commander)
Car 11 (AC William Seelig, Chief of Special Operations Command)
Car 11A (BC Stephen J. Geraghty, Chief of Rescue Operations)
Car 11B (DC Nicholas Delre, Chief of HazMat Operations)
Car 11C (BC James Dalton, Chief of Marine Operations)
Car 12 (AC Stephen Raynis, Chief of Safety and Inspectional Services)
Car 13 (AC Thomas Jensen, Chief of Fire Prevention)
Car 13A (AC Richard Tobin, Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention)
Car 13B (DAC Joseph Woznica, DAC of Fire Prevention)
Car 14 (Chief Fire Marshal Robert Byrnes)
Car 15 (AC Thomas Galvin, Chief of Training)
Car 15A (DAC James Mooney, Chief of Fire Academy)
Car 16 (AC Robert Boyce Jr., Chief of Communications)
Car 17 (BC Michael Gala Jr., Chief of  Personnel)
Does anyone happen to have a link/list to the car designations/assignments?  Would be very helpful to reference when hearing the cars respond over the scanner on their role.  So, just looking for their designations mainly, names are nice but not required.  Seems like the firebellclub link is no longer accessible. 
 

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https://nycfirewire.net/fdnyinfo/operations/car-assignments
 

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raybrag said:
https://nycfirewire.net/fdnyinfo/operations/car-assignments
Thank you for the suggestion.  I have been using this site for reference but noticed that a couple cars from yesterday's 6th Alarm were not listed and seems like this site is a bit outdated.  Cars that were not listed:  22C, 2H. 
 

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rangermsg1 said:
raybrag said:
https://nycfirewire.net/fdnyinfo/operations/car-assignments
Thank you for the suggestion.  I have been using this site for reference but noticed that a couple cars from yesterday's 6th Alarm were not listed and seems like this site is a bit outdated.  Cars that were not listed:  22C, 2H.
Car-2H Press Secretary
Car-22C Fleet Mechanic Supervisor
 

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raybrag said:
https://nycfirewire.net/fdnyinfo/operations/car-assignments
Handful of Cars are missing from the list

I'll do my best to when there is a higher alarm to note what the car assignments are

Any questions on car assignments ill do my best to help
 

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Signal73 said:
rangermsg1 said:
raybrag said:
https://nycfirewire.net/fdnyinfo/operations/car-assignments
Thank you for the suggestion.  I have been using this site for reference but noticed that a couple cars from yesterday's 6th Alarm were not listed and seems like this site is a bit outdated.  Cars that were not listed:  22C, 2H.
Car-2H Press Secretary
Car-22C Fleet Mechanic Supervisor
Thank you Signal for the info!! You have been doing an outstanding job with the rundowns!
 

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Some one recently asked about the response for a Minor Technical Rescue

Figured I would post the Minor & Major Technical Responses to the best of my knowledge


Minor Technical Response
3 Engines
2 Trucks
1 Battalion Chief
1 Soc Support Ladder
1 Rescue
1 Squad
1 Tac Unit
Rescue Battalion
Safety Battalion

*Transit Incident Notify the TLO/RLO

Major
3 Engines
2 Trucks
1 Battalion Chief
(1 Rescue Task Force)
1 Rescue
1 Rescue Collapse
1 Squad w/ 2nd Piece
1 Soc Support Ladder*
*When the Rescue Collapse is transported by a SSL. No additional SSL required
1 Additional Rescue
1 Tac Unit
Rescue Battalion
Safety Battalion
Field Comm
Field Comm Batt.
Soc Logistics
Soc Compressor
Haz-Mat 1
Haz-Mat Batt.
1 Haz-Mat Tec Unit

*Trench Rescue: 1 ConEd Vac-Truck on initial alarm. 2nd one on confirmed
*Confined Space: Rebreather 1
*Major Transit: Rebreather 1, SOC Electric Rail Car, Notify TLO/RLO

 
 

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Couple of changes that came out recently 6/18

* No more SOC Support trucks on any of the responses

* Minor Technical Response
-Now a 5-7 signal with the special units

* Boat in Distress
-Now a 5-7 Signal with the boats. No other SOC Units

*Any unit can now transport a collapse rig whether they have a 2nd chauffeur or not. Nearest available unit if Primary transport is not available.

 
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