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87D124

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  • Location Orange County, NY
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In 911 Communications
  • Your Primary Role Dispatcher
  • Agency 51HQ
  1. The Empress contract with White Plains in temporary for the moment as per the Director of Public Safety.
  2. Can someone on here, who is a current Fire Alarm Dispatcher, please send me a private message? I have a few questions. Thanks in advance!
  3. http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/new-rochelle-makes-unexpected-midnight-switch-emergency-transportation-services
  4. Those VACs are still volunteer, for now. I can see some paid staff in the future for some of them. The majority of the remaining VACs in OC have paid staff, either full time or part time to supplement the volunteers.
  5. I am selling 1 pair of navy blue Fire-Dex brand bunker pants. Size: 40X29. They are in excellent condition. Never worn inside of a fire. Worn a few times on scene of MVAs. Black padded Fire-Dex suspenders come with the pants. Retail price is $500+. I am asking $400 or best offer. No reasonable offer will be turned down.
  6. Anyone have any idea if and when 60 Control or County PD will be hiring any dispatchers?
  7. The THALES LIBERTY is a nice radio also. http://www.thalescomminc.com/Content/libertylmr.aspx
  8. Yonkers PD has placed another Hackney Special Services body into their fleet. This one is designated as a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives) Unit. FEATURES: CHASSIS: Kenworth T440; 6x4 Class 8 with extended Day cabCummins PX-9 400EV engine; 400 hp with 1250 torque and Jacobs retarderVertical exhaustAllison 3000EVS automatic six-speed transmission16,000# front axle; 40,000# tandem rear axlesAlcoa aluminum wheels with Michelin XZY3 385/65R22.5, 18-ply front tires; Michelin XZY-3 12R22.5 rear tires (8)60-gallon polished aluminum fuel tank and 11-gallon polished aluminum DEF tankElectric windows and door locksMotorized and heated mirrors BODY: Hackney HM0875R – 25.4-ft with eight (8) roll-up door side compartments; recessed roof with roof compartments; and rear personnel compartmentDrop/Pinch Frame80” headroom personnel compartment aft of rear wheels with two-man command and control desk; solid-surface wrap-around desk; four (4) 8” high x 36” wide x 24” deep slide-out drawers; 41” high x 36” high x 24” deep storage cabinet with three adjustable shelves; two (2) 42” wide x 23” high x 16” deep cabinets with split hinged doors above desk.Electric retract step at personnel compartment entrance doorPneumatic drop-down step platforms on all compartments forward of rear wheels for access to upper storage areas of the compartmentSlide-out rack for eight (8) complete SCBA’s in “back-up and go” donning configurationRoof storage compartments, 26” wide x 12.5” deep: (1) 133” long; (1) 213” longLED tail lights with Whelen TAL85 LED traffic advisorRecessed LED compartment strip lights in side walls of each compartmentWhelen LED dome lights in personnel compartmentWhelen Delta LED light bar on cab roofWhelen blue upper and lower zone LED warning lightsFederal Q2B in front bumperWhelen 295SLSA1 electronic siren with bumper mounted speaker12’ x 6” digital clock in rear personnel compartmentWeather monitor with telescoping pole for instrumentation on rear bodyTelescoping green command beacon25kw Onan PTO generator inside left front compartment protected from road spray1000-watt Vanner inverter30-amp automatic transfer relay to dedicated circuits allowing power from either generator or shorepower100-amp manual transfer relay240VAC cord reels with 200-ft yellow 10/4 cable (2)FRC Spectra SPA260-J15 LED flood lights on upper body: (3) each side; (2) rear – remotely switched from cabNightScan NS 4.5-5400-6-MGN-220V light tower with remote controlled observation camera routed to 22” LED monitor in rear personnel compartmentRoof mounted 120vac air conditioner for rear personnel compartment1500-watt heater in rear personnel compartmentNorcold DE-0751BB, 2.7 cu.ft. combination AC/DC refrigerator PHOTOS
  9. This new truck is specifically for CBRNE incident response.
  10. By Hema EasleyTimes Herald-RecordPublished: 5:47 PM - 06/23/14 Last updated: 5:51 PM - 06/23/14CHESTER — The president of the Chester Volunteer Ambulance Corps has sued the town for contracting with a private operator for emergency medical services, a move the lawsuit describes as illegal. Filed in state Supreme Court in Goshen, the suit asks that the agreement between the Town of Chester and New Windsor-based Mobile Life Support Service be declared void. The suit comes five months after the town terminated its 64-year-old relationship with the ambulance company, allegedly without notice, and hired Mobile Life instead to provide service in the town. The ambulance company was given 15 days notice to vacate its building, which was to be handed over to Mobile Life. “Our volunteer corps was founded in 1949 and we had been serving Chester citizens with all volunteers as a non-profit for more than six decades,” petitioner Robert Boardman, president of the volunteer company, said in a statement. “All of the sudden, there is this illegal arrangement and citizens now have to pay more for emergency medical transportation.” Town Supervisor Alex Jamieson rejected the allegations. “We signed a legitimate contract with Mobile Life support,” said Jamieson. “This is a make-believe lawsuit.” He said the town ended its contract with the ambulance corps because residents complained of poor service. The ambulance company has acknowledged in the past that it missed calls for a period because of a lack of adequate staffing, but that the problem had been rectified. Boardman’s suit alleges the town’s agreement with Mobile Life allowed it to impose user fees higher than those charged by the ambulance corps, and collect a profit. That agreement is unconstitutional, the suit said, because municipal ambulance services are not allowed to profit from providing essential services. It asks that profits earned by Mobile Life be returned to the town. The lawsuit is the second between the town and the ambulance company. Earlier this year, the town sued the volunteer group for ownership of the two ambulances previously operated by the volunteer group. A decision is pending. http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140623/NEWS/140629879/-1/NEWS
  11. I have not received my results yet. I am not surprised. The City is slow.
  12. I never bothered to check, but there may be a City Ordinance allowing them to use blue lights.
  13. Mount Vernon and Yonkers PDs both have forward facing blue lights along with red/clear. They have both been using forward facing blue for about the last 20 years, long before the law was changed allowing PD to have blue in the back.
  14. I just hit my 20th year as an EMT. Time goes by very quick. I have worked for 3 commercial EMS agencies, 1 municipal agency and 1 volunteer agency during these 20 years. Companies like Empress, TransCare, WEMS and Mobile Life are not bad places to start your career as an EMT or future medic. The pay is not great working for these companies, but you will get good experience, which will help you if/when you decide to go to place like FDNY EMS or to one of the hospital based systems in NYC. Overall, my opinion is that if you are planning on doing EMS for the next 25-30 years, you should get yourself into a municipal system like FDNY EMS or Greenburgh Police EMS. Greenburgh pays very well. You get great benefits and you are in the NYS retirement system. FDNY is not the highest paid, but there is plenty of overtime, great medical benefits, vacation time, sick time and a pension. The commercial agencies just cannot afford or they do not want to afford these same benefits for their employees.