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About v85

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  • Name: Vincent C
  • Location Orange County
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  1. Date: 2/19/17 Time: 2055 Location: 70 Carol Drive District: Monroe Joint Fire District Battalion: 5 Channel: Weather: Units: Monroe, Warwick (FAST T633), Greenwood Lake (TA621), Chester (Engine, TA919), Woodbury (E525, Tanker), Tuxedo (Engine), South Blooming Grove (LZ) Writer: v85 Description: 2nd alarm structure fire with Medivac called 2105: Goshen 1 Engine to Monroe Station 3 2110: ALS unit arriving on scene
  2. TBTA is the Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority. They are a part of the MTA that maintains several crossings including the RFK bridge, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel there is a rumor that their law enforcement was to be absorbed into the NYSP but given the truck, they may try to split them off from MTA into their own agency, hence why no agency markings
  3. that is TBTAs new color scheme
  4. All NYC firefighters are NYS peace officers by law. I wonder what DCJS will say when they get the peace officer forms with the yes, I have been convicted of a felony box marked off
  5. How do they deal with the paperwork? Or is that when they jump. I can't imagine anyone wanting to see hours of report writing
  6. Did Mobile Life get Transcare's CON?
  7. No I agree with you. I would not run a fire department like that if I ever got the chance, and I believe it has changed in my area as well. I believe the historical reason was that by leaving some local companies back, they could guide the farther away companies about local knowledge and hazards. Of course now with GPS and CAD and computerized preplans that isn't needed as much or at all anymore as far as the fast team thing, I don't know about FDNY but when I was dispatching in Maryland the fast was always the 1st arriving ambulance served as the OSHA two out until the fourth due engine arrived and was the fast.
  8. Not saying this is the reason but I know there is still a train of thought among some departments that you need to play hopscotch when calling mutual aid. He line of reasoning I have heard is so that you don't deplete an entire side of the county for one incident. Also for fast teams I have heard that some chiefs will not call neighboring departments because they could get too emotionally involved if they had to make a rescue and make unsafe decisions not saying that is what is going on here or that it is right, but it is a potential explanation
  9. Would any department really respond a first due piece with no interior members? Has that happened or is this a hypothetical
  10. As far as the leadership issue goes. Commissioners are elected by the general public. So if anything it is the public who needs to pick better leaders. Although the fire service doesn't often inform the public that there are commissioners elections
  11. I have many of the same questions. Does the fire chief believe his members/ employees were making the comments ? Or that they are related to her death? Why is the fire chief and not LE investigating?
  12. It looks like scene support will no longer exist. Those classes can be given in house by the local fire department on a flexible schedule. There also will be no FFI class, there will be instead a live fire and SCBA add on module given at the training center that when combined with the first part equals FFI certification
  13. I think everyone is missing the point The point is that pre- dosed medication the same that are being used by haztac medics are already filtering down to the EMT level and thus there is really no reason. For haztac medics if that is all they are administering
  14. I'm guessing it is because of the meds but that must be a NYC protocol thing. EMTs have atropine of organophosphate poisoning and nerve agent response in the Hudson Valley region, and I heard something about (rectal) Valium in the collaborative protocols as an assistive medication in refractory seizures So not to much differnce there
  15. I thought they already had BLS HazTac units ?