FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions

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CTTF Division Task Forces

Division 1
E-24 E-5 L-5 B-2

Division 3
E-8 E-65 L-2 B-8

Division 6
E-59 E-83 L-29 B-14

Division 7
E-48 E-67 L-56 B-18

Division 11
E-240 E-282 L-148 B-48

Division 13
E-275 E-315 L-133 B-50
Nothing for Staten Island it seems.
 

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the Q&A plus first 3 points were Posted by Catry in 2008 will add to it.

Q: What is a staging box?
A: As its name implies, a staging box is a box transmitted for companies to respond to specific location to standby for further orders. These can be dispatched for a variety of reasons; some examples are:

- Any 10-76 in Lower Manhattan requires staging Boxes 9031 and 9032 to be transmitted in Brooklyn for companies to standby at the bridges.

- At times of heavy fire activity in Staten Island, staging Box 400 may be transmitted for companies to stage at E160's quarters in order to ensure adequate fire protection on the island.

- An incident at Penn Station (Boxes 8171,8172) in Manhattan may be accompanied by Box 8550. Which sends an engine, truck, & chief to each standby at East 30th St & 1st Ave in Manhattan. It also sends an engine, truck, chief & rescue to 54th Ave & 2nd St in Queens.
(If R4 is unavailable nearest available rescue (2-3-5) is to be assigned)

-Jacobi Hospital Medivac Stand By Box 8724 Foam Unit w/ Transport Engine, Purple K Unit w/ Transport Engine, 1 Ladder & 1 Battalion.

-Mount Vernon Mutual Aide Box 3826 Staging at Provost Ave & East 233rd St

-Westchester Mutual Aide Box 4400 Staging at Engine 38, Ladder 51's Quarters

-Westchester Mutual Aide Box 3000 Staging at Engine 81 Ladder 46's Quarters

-New Jersey Via Holland Tunnel Box 500 Staging at Ladder 8's Quarters

-New Jersey Via Lincoln Tunnel Box 600 Staging at Engine 34 Ladder 21's Quarters

-New Jersey Via George Washington Bridge Box 1300 Staging at Engine 93 Ladder 45's Quarters

-New Jersey Via Bayonne Bridge Box 5001 Staging at Engine 157 Ladder 80's Quarters

-New Jersey Via Goethals Bridge Box 5002 Staging at Engine 166 Ladder 86's Quarters

-New Jersey Via Outerbridge Crossing Bridge Box 5003 Staging at Engine 164 Ladder 84's Quarters

-Long Island Mutual Aide Box 500 Staging at Engine 313 Ladder 164's Quarters

-Long Island Mutual Aide Box 600 Staging at Engine 304 Ladder 162's Quarters

-Long Island Mutual Aide Box 700 Staging at Engine 314's Quarters
 
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I believe that years ago mutual aid to Nassau County was at E313, on the North shore and E314 on the South Shore. Can't swear to it but the boxes at the time may have been 300 and 400 respectively.
 

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Many Many moons ago Catry started this section with a bunch of Qs & As

Trying to look for busy work while at work. I figured I would add to some of the Qs & As.

Hopefully this will help some of the visitors to this site.


Q: What do the High-Rise fire designations mean?
A: The high-rise designations are as follows:
- High-Rise Nozzle Engine: There are several engine companies citywide equipped with a High-Rise Nozzle, a long, bent nozzle that can be used to fight a fire via window from the floor below. A nozzle can be seen here here stored above the hose bed of E14. Usually the 5th-due Engine.
-Engine's that carry High Rise Nozzles are:
Manhattan: E1,4,7,8,14,15,16,22,23,35,40,47,55,64,80,91,93 HR1 HR2
Bronx: E45,50,52,60,64,66,68,90,97
Brooklyn: E202,210,216,217,222,231,234,237,239,243,245,247,248,254,257,290,318
Queens: E258,262,266,268,273,292,304,305,308,315,317,328
Staten Island: E156,160,168

- CFRD Engine: Because EMS workers are not equipped with SCBA, at high rise fires an engine company is assigned to perform CFRD work on the upper floors where SCBA may be required to operate. Usually the 6th-due Engine.
- Lobby Control Engine/Chief: A High-Rise situation can be chaotic, both with the number of residents and responders. Lobby Control crews are responsible for maintaining the lobby, assisting residents out and keeping the lobby clear for other crews.
-Lobby Control Engines:
Manhattan: E8,14,40,55
Bronx: None
Brooklyn: E202,221,239
Queens: E312
Staten Island None

- Safety Officer: Works with the Safety Battalion to ensure the safety of members while operating.

- Ventilation Support Co.: A company equipped with a large Tempest Fan.
-Vent Support Companies:
Manhattan: L23 HR1 HR2
Bronx: L17,33,51,58
Brooklyn: L105,119,124,159,172
Queens: L115,142,160
Staten Island: L80,87
 
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- CFRD Engine: Because EMS workers are not equipped with SCBA, at high rise fires an engine company is assigned to perform CFRD work on the upper floors where SCBA may be required to operate. Usually the 6th-due Engine.
HazTac resources have SCBA, with the Rescue Medics and HazTac Officers going to the floor below on 10-77s. Together with the CFRD engine they provide increased medical capabilities to those on scene.
 

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Q. What is a Nolan Rail Cart
A. A Nolan Rail Cart is a cart that lines up on the tracks so units can transport equipment along the tracks at an incident. They have electric and manual ones.

Units that Carry Nolan Rain Carts

Manhattan:
E8 E14 E15 E21 E28 E33 E58 E91
Sq18 HR1* HR2* ReBreather 1 Soc Logistic* Division of Training*

Bronx:
E68 E71 E83 E92
Sq41 SQ61

Brooklyn:
E206 E207 E216 E221 E226 E238
Sq1 Sq252

Queens:
E259 E260 E307 E325
Sq270 Sq288
Rebreather Ops*

Staten Island:
E156 E162
Sq8

*These Units & Facilities have (2) Nolan Rail Carts
 
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Q. What is a Nolan Rail Cart
A. A Nolan Rail Cart is a cart that lines up on the tracks so units can transport equipment along the tracks at an incident. They have electric and manual ones.

Units that Carry Nolan Rain Carts

Manhattan:
E8 E14 E15 E21 E28 E33 E58 E91
Sq18 HR1* HR2* SL* Division of Training*

Bronx:
E68 E71 E83 E92
Sq41 SQ61

Brooklyn:
E206 E207 E216 E221 E226 E238
Sq1 Sq252

Queens:
E259 E260 E307 E325
Sq270 Sq288
Rebreather Ops*

Staten Island:
E156 E162
Sq8

*These Units & Facilities have (2) Nolan Rail Carts
Rebreather Manhattan has Nolan. Weird how all Nolans in Manhattan are all on the east side of the city
 

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Q. What is a Nolan Rail Cart
A. A Nolan Rail Cart is a cart that lines up on the tracks so units can transport equipment along the tracks at an incident. They have electric and manual ones.

Units that Carry Nolan Rain Carts

Manhattan:
E8 E14 E15 E21 E28 E33 E58 E91
Sq18 HR1* HR2* SL* Division of Training*

Bronx:
E68 E71 E83 E92
Sq41 SQ61

Brooklyn:
E206 E207 E216 E221 E226 E238
Sq1 Sq252

Queens:
E259 E260 E307 E325
Sq270 Sq288
Rebreather Ops*

Staten Island:
E156 E162
Sq8

*These Units & Facilities have (2) Nolan Rail Carts


Saw that on another site, halfway through there is a picture of SOC setting up a Nolan Cart
 

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Q. What is a Nolan Rail Cart
A. A Nolan Rail Cart is a cart that lines up on the tracks so units can transport equipment along the tracks at an incident. They have electric and manual ones.

Units that Carry Nolan Rain Carts

Manhattan:
E8 E14 E15 E21 E28 E33 E58 E91
Sq18 HR1* HR2* SL* Division of Training*

Bronx:
E68 E71 E83 E92
Sq41 SQ61

Brooklyn:
E206 E207 E216 E221 E226 E238
Sq1 Sq252

Queens:
E259 E260 E307 E325
Sq270 Sq288
Rebreather Ops*

Staten Island:
E156 E162
Sq8

*These Units & Facilities have (2) Nolan Rail Carts
SL?
 

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I was reading the post of "4/6/21 Queens 8th Alarm Box 7864" and saw that two sets of "Relief" companies were sent. What are relief companies and do they count as separate alarms?
 

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Most of the time the IC will request Relief companies every 3 hours.

Relief companies were assigned so they wouldn't have to call a greater alarm.

Now a days alarms don't go higher than 5th Alarm. But could keep calling for relief companies.


As always correct me if I am wrong
 

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This is a general fire department question and not specifically FDNY, but what is a "roughneck"? I was listening to live audio on a house fire in Cincinnati today and I heard one firefighter refer to another as a "roughneck" as if that's a position on the fire engine. I believe the firefighter said "Engine 19 roughneck, start the hydrant."
 
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