FDNY: Frequently Asked Questions

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raybrag said:
Thanks, Brad.  Of course, you know that this means you've got to keep the list up . . . every time somebody on the list retires, gets promoted, changes jobs, or in the case of the political appointees, gets fired, goes for a greener pasture, etc.  Have fun.  ::) 8) :eek:
You left out "political appointees being indicted".
 

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I remember back seeing a question about what CPC & SOC Ladders do & which companies they are

Each answer use to have a link at the end bringing you to which companies they are. Unfortunately the links are not working. So i decided to add which companies are which. The Q&A part has been copied over from the original post which was made by The Late Great Catry

As always Please fill free to make any correction

Q: What is a SOC Support Ladder?
A: The SSLs consist of two pieces: the ladder company and a second supply truck.  SSLs carry a variety of tools not normally carried by trucks that may come in handy in a special operation, including extra rescue tools.  At least 2 SSLs are required to respond on a 10-60.  At times when Rescue and Squad companies are busy an SSL may be assigned instead.

Manhattan:
TL-1 TL-7 TL-17 L-25 TL-45

Bronx:
L-27 L-42 TL-46 L-47 TL-50

Brooklyn:
TL-131 L-132 TL-146 L-169 TL-170 H&L-175

Queens:
TL-117 TL-121 L-126 L-136 TL-144 TL-152 L-150

Staten Island:
TL-77 TL-79



Q: What is a Chemical Protective Clothing Ladder?
A: A CPC truck consists of two pieces: the ladder company and a second supply truck.  CPC companies carry chemical suits used to mitigate HazMat situations, primarily for decon. The CPC role is primarily defensive with emphasis on search, rescue, removal, and decon of civilians and emergency responders.  Their protective gear is tailored to their specific needs, and does not supplement that of the mitigation/offensive-oriented Hazmat and Hazmat Technician units. 

Manhattan:
L-2 H&L-6 TL-9 L-10 TL-12 TL-13 TL-18 TL-21 TL-23 TL-35 R-1

Bronx:
TL-17 TL-33 TL-51 TL-58

Brooklyn:
TL-105 TL-107 TL-111 TL-114 TL-119 TL-120 TL-124 TL-157 TL-159 TL-172 R-2

Queens:
TL-115 TL-142 TL-160

Staten Island:
L-80 TL-87
 

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nfd2004 said:
Brad, aka "signal73", you continue to do an Excellent Job.
Willy when work is slow and you sit in front of a computer screen for 13 1/2 hours you find things to pass the time  ;D
 
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How about the Decon engines what do they carry and do they have a second piece?
 

Signal73

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I don't think the Decon Engine's Carry anything they just assist with the Decon Station. No second Piece

Decon Support Unit ? 1 ? responds with equipment and supplies from its separate quarters in Corona, Queens.

Decon Engines

Manhattan:
E-4 E-7 E-16 E-35 E-37 E-74 E-93
E-4 & E-37 have the Decon Units

Bronx:
E-46 E-64 E-73 E-81 E-89

Brooklyn:
E-205 E-225 E-229 E-246 E-257 E-279 E-280 E-332


Queens:
E-251 E-263 E-265 E-287 E-295 E-299 E-301 E-303
E-251 has the Decon Unit

Staten Island:
E-153 E-156 E-160
E-160 has the Decon Unit
 

nfd2004

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I know that over the years there has been an EXCELLENT BOOK written by a guy named James Griffinths, who I believe is an HONORARY Deputy Chief within the FDNY.

That book, the latest version being the FDNY Operational Reference Book - 11th edition, was released in April, 2017.

There are facts and details of just about any question regarding the latest apparatus, equipment, tactics, policies, etc etc of the FDNY, including FDNY/EMS.

I believe one of the places it can be purchased is through the FDNY Foundation, the official non profit organization of the FDNY.

The address is:
  FDNY Foundation
  9 Metro Tech Center
  #5E-9
  Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone (718) 999-0779

Web Site:
www.fdnyfoundation.org
 

Signal73

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Since some of the link are not working. I figured i would just post the units here:

Q: What's a Decon Task Force?
A: There are two kinds of DTFs, the Technical Task Force and the Mass Task Force.  Technical Task force consists of a SOC Support Truck, the engine housed with it, and the Battalion Chief for that house. The MDTF by comparison consists of 1 Battalion, 2 engines, 1 CPC Tower Ladder, 2 SOC Support Trucks for gross decon of multiple victims.

Decon Task Force
Manhattan:
E-7 TL-1 B-1
E-16 TL-7 B-8
E-35 TL-14 B-12
E-74 L-25 B-11
E-93 TL-45 B-13

Bronx:
E-46 L-27 B-17
E-64 L-47 B-3
E-73 L-42 B-26
E-81 TL-46 B-19
E-89 TL-50 B-20

Brooklyn:
E-229 TL-146 B-35
E-246 L-169 B-43
E-257 TL-170 B-58
E-279 TL-131 B-32
E-280 L-132 B-38
E-332 H&L-175 B-44

Queens:
E-259 L-128 B-45
E-263 TL-117 B-49
E-265 L-121 B-47
E-287 L-136 B-46
E-295 TL-144 B-52
E-299 TL-152 B-53
E-301 L-150 B-50
E-303 L-126 B-51

Staten Island:
E-153 TL-77 B-21
E-156 TL-79 B-22
E-162 L-82 B-23

Division Task Force

Manhattan:
E-24 E-5 H&L-5 B-2 (Division 1)
E-8 E-65 L-2 B-8 (Division 3)

Bronx:
E-59 E-83 L-29 B-14 (Division 6)
E-48 E-67 L-56 B-18 (Division 7)

Brooklyn:
E-240 E-282 L-148 B-48 (Division 11)
E-248 E-276 L-156 B-41(Division 15)

Queens:
E-275 E-315 L-133 B-50 (Division 13)
E-?? E-?? L-?? B-?? (Division 14)

Staten Island:
E-?? E-?? L-?? B-?? (Division 8 )
 

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Q: What is a Purple K Unit?
A: Purple K unit carries several pounds of dry chemical retardent which is used instead of water on certain chemical and electrical fires. These rigs are assigned to an engine company and are staffed by members of the Engine.

Manhattan/Bronx
E-84(Primary)
E-59(Back Up)

Queens
E-326(Primary)
E-315(Back Up)

Brooklyn/Staten Island
E-228(Primary)
E-242(Back Up)
E-229(Primary)
E-230(Back Up)
E-163(Primary)
E-?? (Back Up)
 
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grumpy grizzly

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FDNY Bookstore I believe is the cheapest place to purchase it, think I paid 29.95 and got it in 4-5 days. The fire-police-ems bookstore is another source but costs more.
 

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The ?Division Task Force? components cited above are not ?Decon Task Force? components, and are not involved in Decon Operations.

The units shown are the Fire elements of the Division Counter Terrorism Rescue Task Force program. Each 11-person Rescue Task Force includes Fire, EMS, and NYPD Strategic Response Group personnel.
 
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capthale

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Thanks again I?m interested in buying that book is there a web site for the book store to order it ? What about the haztac vans what is there purpose and who do they belong too ? Thx
 

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nfd2004 said:
I know that over the years there has been an EXCELLENT BOOK written by a guy named James Griffinths, who I believe is an HONORARY Deputy Chief within the FDNY.

That book, the latest version being the FDNY Operational Reference Book - 11th edition, was released in April, 2017.

There are facts and details of just about any question regarding the latest apparatus, equipment, tactics, policies, etc etc of the FDNY, including FDNY/EMS.

I believe one of the places it can be purchased is through the FDNY Foundation, the official non profit organization of the FDNY.

The address is:
  FDNY Foundation
  9 Metro Tech Center
  #5E-9
  Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone (718) 999-0779

Web Site:
www.fdnyfoundation.org
Best book I've seen on big-city firefighting (I was a suburban vollie in northern Delaware for 25 years).  At the time, we were an all-Mack company with four engines, an aerialscope and a heavy rescue.  Those were the days.
 
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