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  1. Bunker gear does not and can't meet the ANSI 107 & ANSI 207 standard for visibility. There are very specific guide lines that are available for purchase through ISEA that spell out how a garment must be manufactured. You could make the whole coat out of scotchlight and it would not be compliant.
  2. This is the company that claims that their vest is a class 3. It absolutely is not class 3. Ask for their 3rd party(ie: underwriters laboratories) certificate.
  3. My recommendation is either of the Spiewak that I have attached here. The style #S912 meets the new public safety standard. I have also attached the 3rd party test. Whatever garments you decide to purchase, insist on 3rd party testing. I have seen too many non-compliant garments self certified that would never pass a 3rd party test. Either of these vests can be customized with POLICE, FIRE, or EMS on the front and the back. WWW.Spiewak.com S911.pdf S912_red.pdf S911_3rd_Party_Test_Report__Class_2.pdf
  4. There are no class 3 compliant vests. That being said there is a company that is selling a vest that they claim is class 3. To be class 3, there needs to be sleeves to show more of a human silhouette. The biggest problem with the ANSI 107 standard is that it is a self certifying standard. When looking for a compliant garment, request 3rd. party testing documentation. It is a very expensive test that the better safety apparel manufacturers will have done. Check out www.Spiewak.com. Their style S911 &S912 are excellent vests. I will attach images tomorrow.
  5. Vests when we can afford them is not going to be an option as of November 24 2008. ANSI 2007 will be federal law with consequences . I would spend a little less ona fancy fire truck and give my employees proper PPE. See below for part of the rule. The full report goes in to greater detail.23 CFR Part 634 Bunker gear with a couple of Relexite stripes does not constitute high visibility apparel. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 634 [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2005–23200] RIN 2125–AF11 Worker Visibility AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 1402 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), this final rule establishes a policy for the use of high-visibility safety apparel. The FHWA establishes a new Part in title 23, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that requires the use of high-visibility safety apparel and provides guidance on its application. This rulemaking applies only to workers who are working within the rights-of-way of Federal-aid highways. The FHWA is taking this action to decrease the likelihood of fatalities or injuries to workers on foot who are exposed either to traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) or to construction vehicles or equipment while working within the rights-of-way of Federal-aid highways. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective November 24, 2008. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this regulation is approved by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register as of November 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
  6. True, Fire & EMS are two very different things. But you the employee do not get to decide what you want to do. The people that pay your salaries are the one's that decide that. I am sure there will be no shortage of people willing to be employed by an agency that provides both. For those that do not want to do EMS, I suggest they look for another line of work.
  7. Drive by when you get a chance. It is almost complete. It is directly acroos from the movie theatre.
  8. A new Home Depot is being built @Bruckner Blvd. & Brush Avenue. When that opens they will be closing down the Zerega store.
  9. They are a Volunteer Company that should have been abolished long ago. They are dispatched by no one. They listen to the scanner and buff their calls. The only reason they received any donations at all is because every one fely bad for the poor underpriveledged folks from the Bronx. Their engine was not even destroyed. It just had it's front windshield broken.
  10. So it is acceptable for John Q. Public 's car to be damaged, but if you are on the job you can disregard all parking regulations? I work in the city also but I can't just hop on to the sidewalk in front of my building & park.
  11. If you drive past any Pct. or fire house in NYC you will see POV and agency vehicles parked in bus stops, blocking hydrants, on side walks, double parked, blocking crosswalks, and facing the wrong direction without any penalty or discipline. Where is the outrage over this constant abuse? Should we condemn all of the FDNY & NYPD as well?
  12. Also in The Bronx Varsity Army & Navy 1279 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10462 718-828-4742 They will come to your Dept if needed.
  13. The truck that says QSLC stands for Queens South Lot Cleaning Unit. Each Boro has a Lot Cleaning Unit that clears out all dirty lots and then usually bills the owner. The tanker is a flusher truck asigned to Queens District 14.
  14. Please take the time to remember ALL 2,973 victims of 9/11/01.
  15. It is not affiliated with the PD at all. I believe it is from their maintenance division.