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About E106MKFD

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  • Birthday 09/14/1992

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  • Location Northern Westchester
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire
  • Your Primary Role Firefighter
  • Agency Independent Fire Company -Mt. Kisco FD
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  1. The MTA Metro-North Railroad has announced a new job posting for Fire-EMS Officer. This posting is for a FF-EMT position with the Grand Central Fire Brigade. Grand Central Fire Brigade FF/EMT (Fire-EMS Officer) job posting. See details below. MTA Metro-North Railroad has the following employment opportunities: • Fire EMS Officer • Associate Engineer, M of W Track and Structures • Associate Engineer – Maintenance of Equipment (Multiple Openings) • Associate Engineer – Positive Train Control (Multiple Openings) • Security Specialist To apply, please go to the MTA Employment Portal at: https://lnkd.in/dEi3UAM and click on Metro-North Railroad. To search for posting check out the following link: MTA.info/employment (Search Under Metro-North Railroad).
  2. Contact Info for MKFD: Independent Fire Company: http://www.ifco13.com/content/contact/ Mutual Engine & Hose Company: http://www.mutualengine.com/content/contact/
  3. FDNY currently accepting bids for a new firehouse for Rescue 2, replacing the company's current 1920's era building. News Article: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151216/crown-heights/crown-heights-rescue-company-get-new-firehouse-brownsville-fdny-says
  4. They have had the posting up a couple times over the past year as they have expanded the paid staff, but not too sure how often it will be posted in the future. There is actually a similar position up right now under the title Control Center Coordinator that works directly with the fire brigade in Grand Central. Check out the MTA employment site http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/employment_out.html and look under Metro-North Railroad for more details on the position.
  5. No, only Metro-North employees can be apart of the Fire Brigade.
  6. It is a combination fire brigade (Paid & Vol.). All are Metro-North employees and as AFS1970 pointed out, the volunteers come from a variety of different crafts and positions on the railroad. The paid Fire-EMS Officer position was posted earlier this year http://www.emtbravo.net/index.php/topic/51126-mta-metro-north-fire-ems-officer/
  7. MTA Metro-North Railroad Office of System Safety Division of Fire Safety/Emergency Management Position: Assistant Director –Fire Life Safety Full Time Position/Regular Employment Job ID: 84698 Link: http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ (Under MTA Metro-North Railroad) Application Deadline January 11, 2016 Compensation Grade G Min: $79,859.71 / Mid: $99,824.64 / Max: $119,789.57 Opening MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees. Position Objective Administer and manage the MNR Fire Prevention Program and the Office of System Safety's role in the MNR Code Compliance Program, including Fire/Life Safety code compliance analysis for all projects, including the review of design submissions, drawings, plans and specifications for the construction, repair and renovation of facilities, structures, trainways and equipment to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, rules and regulations. Oversight of MNR Fire Marshals. Responsibilities Administer and manage the MNR Fire Prevention Program and the Office of System Safety's role in the MNR Code Compliance Program, including fire and life safety code compliance analysis for all projects, including the review of design submissions, drawings, plans and specifications for the construction and renovation of facilities, structures, trainways and equipment to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, rules and regulations. Advocate for more restrictive requirements where appropriate. Supervise MNR Fire Marshals and the scheduling, performance and tracking of fire/life safety inspections of MNR facilities assessing compliance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and other applicable codes and standards. Respond to inquiries/reports of deficiencies, investigate, issue safety referrals and provide technical assistance for mitigation. Oversee the issuance and tracking of Hot Work Permits and audit compliance with same. Administer contracts and budgeting for the inspection and testing of all MNR Fire Suppression Systems (standpipes, sprinkler, foam and clean agent systems), Fire Detection Systems and fire safety equipment. Oversee the management of fire extinguisher maintenance contract / rotation system-wide. Oversee the management, development and maintenance of contingency and evacuation plans for MNR facilities in the operating territory, the periodic training of facility managers and employees, the facilitation of drills and evacuation exercises and reporting on each of these areas. Oversee the investigation of significant fires involving MNR property and/or equipment for cause and origin determination and determine corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence. Respond to emergencies as required. Required Qualifications Thorough knowledge of Fire Prevention and Fire/Life Safety program requirements. Thorough knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems. Thorough working knowledge of the NYS Uniform Code and associated NFPA standards. Experience reviewing design documents and drawings for Fire/Life Safety compliance. Ability to identify Fire/Life Safety issues and deficiencies (both in the design phase of planned construction and existing structures) and recommend appropriate corrective actions and solutions. Ability to consider, analyze and articulate the relative costs and benefits of same. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. Ability to work evenings and weekends as a normal course of business. Excellent project management skills required with adherence to deadlines. Excellent negotiating skills required. Ability to foster cooperation among diverse groups. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Must be available for periodic on-call weekend coverage and be able to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis. Valid driver's license. Preferred Qualifications NYS-certified Code Enforcement Official. Experience in the Fire Service or other Emergency Services. NYS Fire Investigator I/II. Knowledge of applicable federal and state transportation regulations including FRA, PTSB and NTSB procedures. NIMS IS-700,100, 200 and ICS-300. Required Education/Experience Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Fire Science, Emergency Management or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials may be considered in lieu of degree. Minimum seven (7) years experience in Fire/Life Safety, Fire Prevention, Code Compliance or related field. NYS-certified Code Compliance Technician. Other Information This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicological testing. Selection Criteria To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. For applicants who are current employees, you must be in active service and have worked in your present position for at least one (1) year to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, plus on-the-job training, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.) in order to be eligible to transfer. If you are transferred, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present occupation. In addition, Metro-North employees are subjected to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation of their safety and discipline records and their performance assessments. As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $91,821.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at www.mta.info How To Apply Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. If you have previously applied on line for other positions, enter your User Name and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button. MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  8. The announcement for Metro-North Fire/EMS Officer has been reposted (yesterday) on the MTA Info site. If interested in applying check out http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ and check under Metro-North Railroad.
  9. The position is still posted and looks like they are still taking applications on the MTA Employment site. Job has been changed to open until filled.
  10. Of course, there have been occasions for career and volunteer joint operations in Westchester. Last month the City of White Plains FD worked mutual aid with North White Plains FD and other first responder agencies (both paid and volley) in a rope rescue in a remote area of a park. I have heard of a few instances where Volleys covered a paid jurisdiction or assisted on a scene but it is not a regular operation in Westchester. Some areas like Elmsford work with paid companies more often and we have plenty of combo departments as well. I believe you are aiming at the question, do departments expect certain standards/training credentials from a Volley or Paid dept when providing mutual aid or on a dual response? I am not sure if there are any specific mutual aid agreements or MOU's between any paid and volley agencies in Westchester but volleys follow the FFI, II standards whereas the paid departments have the career training classes (as Barry mentioned). When I volleyed upstate NY there were times our agency provided services to a fully paid department and they expected a staffed engine with 6 interior qualified members. Standard wise that was as close as it got.
  11. Maybe you should look into the FDNY Operational Reference books. I am not sure id it would cover all the additional miscellaneous units but it certainly covers a lot. Past Forum Post: http://www.emtbravo.net/index.php/topic/47008-fdny-operational-reference-10th-edition-just-published/
  12. Since I am no expert and am not on the job please correct me if I am wrong or attack this the wrong way. In Special Operations you have your 5 Rescues, 7 Squads, and HazMat (Of course additional miscellaneous units). Benefit of a Squad is they fit the role of a Rescue, HazMat, Engine, and or Ladder depending on the box assignment allowing for better versatility and better support in response. In addition to these companies you have SSL (Squad Support Ladders as well as some Squad/Hazmat Support engines (ie. Engine 44). Having these support units allows for a faster specialized response and better coverage of special operations in the city. To add another HazMat you would get another big box racing to jobs that in many circumstances will be mitigated by these support companies. Geographically it just wouldn't make that much sense. Don't get me wrong I am not downplaying the importance of the HazMat or their need. I don't believe their work can be totally fielded out to suppression companies or other areas of SOC (Squad) but why add another specialized piece to an organization that seems to operate very well with the versatility and variety of other SOC units? A second Hazmat would seem to be redundant. According to FDNY Stats HazMat 1 took in 922 runs in comparison to 2,553 by Rescue 1 or 3,986 by Squad 18. I would imagine adding another Rescue or Squad before another HazMat.
  13. From NYCfire.net. Not to get off topic but there was a High angle rescue at the PSAC this morning. Bronx High Angle Rescue Box 4306. Link: http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,33287.0.html?utm_term=%23fdny+&utm_content=%23fdny&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  14. It will happen eventually but it will be in conjunction with the East Side Access project (LIRR connection to GCT). When LIRR starts running trains to Grand Central it will free space in Penn allowing MNR trains a space in Penn via the Hell Gate line and the Amtrak line on the West Side via Spuyten Duyvil. ESA won't be completed for another 6-7+ years so it will be a while before any East Bronx stations start popping up.