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  • Location Westchester
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  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire
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  1. I have to agree with DOWNTOWN BOSTON. We use them and have had numerous failures of the facepiece regulator free flowing air and being unable to shut it off, except at the bottle. We've had control module failures where they don't pass their internal check and have to be serviced. We have also found that the airplane buckles (much like very other pack) just never stay tight so your shoulder straps are always coming loose. The one thing I can say I like about them, is the tiny little backpack strap that goes across the shoulder straps. If you're gonna be wearing it for a long time, it puts the shoulder straps closer to your chest and doesn't fatigue your back as much.
  2. Here's the million dollar question.... Who's going to staff it? It is going to be a volunteer system, much like the Westchester Haz-mat team, which due to slow response times, has been skipped over many a time for a properly staffed rig? Tech team responses require an immense amount of training, and if you get the cert once and never handle the equipment for months, you're gonna lose that skill...
  3. This is brought up EVERY parade season. The answers never change, and neither does the inadequate level of response.
  4. It was about time they got rid of the Stellaris branding and hospital logos.
  5. Effort and "wanting to" respond doesn't put out fires. The citizen isn't gonna say "Oh well, you had to work so it's ok that my husband died because it was 'impossible for the volly to respond'." The citizens DEMAND a service that responds in a quick and efficient matter EVERY SINGLE TIME. Anything less is doing a disservice to the community.
  6. If you reread my post, you might figure out that the people I was calling sneaky, was the city administration, NOT the rank and file members. As stated above, the unions tried to say "it isn't fair that we have to pay city income tax while not residing in the city." and they would be right as a stipulation that you pay income tax based on your home of record. For NYC(Administration) to then just make it a "fee" for working there, THAT is the BS part.
  7. Ah, I wasn't aware of the sneaky(bullshit) way that they got around it. Glad I moved south and got hired outside of the northeast.
  8. I guess you didn't read any of the above comments. There is no provision stating that you must stay in the City after being hired. Many people move out of the city after getting on, especially because of NYC income tax. Too damn expensive to live there.
  9. So.....who is looking for a job?
  10. I believe you can FOIL request most of these. With the exception of the firegrounds, which are local non-repeated channels, you should be able to get most of that stuff.
  11. I think he wasn't there to RMA her, the school just sent her because if something had actually happened, and they didn't send her to someone else, the school will be on the hook.
  12. Wow, if only a real engine room looked like that! A real engine room has catwalks that are just big enough for someone to walk on, not to mention all of the machinery that leaves no open space.
  13. More duplication of services! Gotta love it.
  14. Curious, how many runs do each of these departments do a year?
  15. My apologies, I ASSumed given the nature of the question.