SEASONAL BOAT PROGRAM.

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Paragraph 2.8  .......    http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/016_2018.pdf
 

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With the increased amount of marine responses, and large incidents like the helicopter crash last night where all 3 big boats were assigned, im surprised the job has not made the summer boats year round, or at least 3&4. 
 

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Today is the end of season for the #FDNY Summer Boat program, officially known as Marine Operations Rapid Response Craft Program (RRC). Marine Co. 3 (Brooklyn/Queens), Marine Co. 4 (Queens/Bronx) & Marine Co. 8 (Staten Island) will no longer be in service. Marine Companies 1, 6, & 9 will remain in service with a tiered response that includes: Marine 1- ?343? a 140ft Large Platform Fireboat, a 33ft shallow-draft Rapid Response Craft, equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump (M1 Alpha), & a 31ft shallow-draft medical boat (M1 Bravo) located on Pier 53 @ Hudson River @ Bloomfield St. in Manhattan. Marine 6- ?Bravest? a 65ft Fireboat, a 33ft shallow draft Rapid Response Craft, equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump (M6 Alpha) & a 31ft shallow draft medical
boat (M6 Bravo) located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Marine 9- ?Firefighter II? a 140ft Large Platform Fireboat, a
33ft shallow draft Rapid Response Craft, equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump (M9 Alpha) & a 31ft shallow
draft medical boat (M9 Bravo) located in the Staten Island Homeport.
 

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DO 32 5-6-2020......2.2 MARINE COMPANY 3
Marine Company 3 (Seasonal Boat Program) will be in service as of 0700 hours on Monday, May 4, 2020 as follows:
 Marine Co. 3, based at Kingsborough College, will cover the South shores of Brooklyn and Queens. Marine Co. 3 will monitor the Brooklyn radio frequency.
Marine Co. 3 will be in service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and will be staffed with an Officer and two CFR certified firefighters from Marine Operations. They will operate on the Brooklyn radio frequency, as well as Channel 6B on the 800 MHz radio. Their 33-foot SAFE Boat is equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump, 25 Gallons of Universal Gold AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam), generator, de-watering pumps, FLIR Infrared Systems and basic Haz-Mat detection equipment in addition to standard water rescue equipment. This boat is an excellent water source for fires in remote areas near the waterfront. Marine Co. 3 should also be used to ensure the safety of members operating on piers or near the water. They can also be used to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units and NYPD Aviation, the US Coast Guard and other vessels via their Marine VHF radio for water rescues, dive ops, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other medical emergencies.
 

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2.2 SUPPLEMENT TO DEPARTMENT ORDER

SEASONAL BOAT PROGRAM - MARINE CO. 8 AND MARINE CO. 4
Marine Company 8 will be in service as of 0700 hours on Monday, May 18, 2020, as follows:
Marine Co. 8, based at Atlantis Marina, will cover Staten Island and monitor the Staten Island radio frequency. Marine Company 4 will be in service as of 0700 hours on Monday May 25, 2020, as follows:
Marine Co. 4, based at the Fort Totten, will cover the North shore of Queens and the South shore of the Bronx. Marine 4 and monitor the Queens radio frequency.
Marine Co. 3, Marine Co. 4, & Marine Co. 8 will be in service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours, and will be staffed with an Officer and two CFR certified firefighters from Marine Operations. They will operate on their respective borough radio frequencies, as well as Channel 6B on the 800 MHz radio. Their 33-foot SAFE Boat is equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump, 25 Gallons of Universal Gold AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam), generator, de-watering pumps, FLIR Infrared Systems, and basic Haz-Mat detection equipment in addition to standard water rescue equipment. These boats are an excellent water source for fires in remote areas near the waterfront. These boats should also be used to ensure the safety of members operating on piers or near the water. They can also be used to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units and NYPD Aviation, the US Coast Guard and other vessels via their Marine VHF radio for water rescues, dive ops, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other medical emergencies.
 

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What does the department do with these boats during the "off-season"? Are they dry-docked?
 

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Marine Operations is currently accepting applications for Lieutenants and Firefighters for the 2021 Seasonal Boat Program. Schedule hours are 0700-2400 hours, one tour on / two tours off. Detail begins April 17, 2021 and ends November 1, 2021. Members typically respond to and operate at marina/boat/brush fires, water- rescues, dewatering operations, medical emergencies, vessel collisions, as well as other marine emergencies. Members may also be involved in interagency operations and regional responses. Applicants must be Firefighter 1st Grade, have current CFR-D status, general knowledge of the USCG Navigation Rules, and the ability to independently operate a vessel 33’ in length. In addition to the above, it is recommended, but not required, that members have a current USCG OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel) license or considerable maritimeexperience(USCG,commercialmaritimeand/oramarineengineerbackground,etc.) Members,who are interested in applying, can download the application form on the FDNY Intranet, listed under Fire Admin Forms: Marine Detail Seasonal Boat Program Application.
Application forms must be complete, endorsed and then faxed to Marine RRC Operations at (718) 281-3885, Attn: Lt. John Murray. Applicants should retain a copy of the original fax report until they receive confirmation via personalemailthattheirapplicationwasreceivedbyMarineOperations. Allapplicantswillundergo a thorough screening process, which includes an interview, safe navigation exam, and hands-on boat operation assessment. Proofofallrelevantcertificationsmustbeproducedatthetimeoftheinterview. Membersarerequired to bring contact information from three active duty officers for reference at the interview. Applications will be accepted throughMarch6th. InterviewandtestingarescheduledtostartMarch1st,weatherpermitting. Applicantswillbe notifiedofinterviewdateandtimeviamember’sphonenumbersubmittedontheapplicationform. Selected members are advised that in the event of an emergency, Marine Operations reserves the right to recall members of the Marine Seasonal Boat Program at any time based upon the needs of the Department and Marine Operations.
 

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Its that time of year again:

2.2 SEASONAL BOAT PROGRAM Marine Operations Seasonal Boat Program will be in service as of 0700 hours, Monday, May 3, 2021 as follows: • Marine 3, based at Kingsborough College, will cover the South shores of Brooklyn and Queens. Marine 3 will monitor the Brooklyn radio frequency. • Marine 4, based at the Fort Totten, will cover the North shore of Queens and the South shore of the Bronx. Marine 4 will monitor the Queens radio frequency. • Marine 8, based at Atlantis Marina, will cover Staten Island and will monitor the Staten Island radio frequency. These boats will be in service daily from 0700 to 2400 hours and are operated by an Officer and two CFR certified firefighters from Marine Operations. They will operate on the Borough Radio frequency indicated above. Marine Companies are also available on the Fire Operations trunked radio system, accessed via "FIRE OPS" channel found in APX 2.0 programmed radios, "6B -FD OPS" on the legacy 800 MHz radios. These 33-foot SAFE Boats are equipped with a 1000 GPM fire pump, 25 Gallons of Universal Gold AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam), generator, de-watering pumps, FLIR Infrared Camera Systems and basic Haz-Mat detection equipment in addition to standard water rescue equipment. These boats are an excellent water source for fires in remote areas near the waterfront. The boats should also be used to ensure the safety of members operating on piers or near the water. They can also be used to communicate with NYPD Harbor Units and NYPD Aviation, the US Coast Guard and other vessels via their Marine VHF radio for water rescues, dive ops, boaters in distress, and/or reports of drowning and other medical emergencies.
 
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