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E106MKFD

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  • Location Northern Westchester
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  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire
  • Your Primary Role Firefighter
  • Agency Independent Fire Company -Mt. Kisco FD
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. No, only Metro-North employees can be apart of the Fire Brigade.
  4. 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/
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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/
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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: 81125 Link: http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ (Under MTA Metro-North Railroad) Application Deadline October 14, 2014 Compensation Grade G Min: $72,926 / Mid: $91,158 / Max: $109,390 Opening Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation with an annual ridership of over 82 million. A dynamic organization with a strong focus on customer service, safety, and new technologies, Metro-North employs approximately 5,900 people. Operating out of its home base in New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, the railroad's three lines serve 120 stations in seven counties in New York and two counties in Connecticut. In 2011, Metro-North received the prestigious International Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design, recognizing its continuing work as a more efficient operation, its commitment to sustainability, and its focus on providing excellent customer service. Metro-North was the first American railroad to win this coveted award in its 30-year history. The competition is open to all passenger and freight railroads in the world. Metro-North has a reputation for rewarding employee resourcefulness and innovation, and offers excellent job opportunities in a challenging and diverse environment. 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 to include an additional 4 years of related experience. Minimum 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, their performance assessments, and of their time and attendance records (including early quits and late starts) for the preceding 30 months. During the 30 month review period, the maximum number of occurrences allowed is 15, and the maximum number of patterns allowed is 8. (An "occurrence" is any absence or consecutive absences of four or more hours, and a "pattern" is an absence preceding or following rest days, holidays, vacation days, etc.) For employees with fewer than 30 months of service, the entire period of their employment is reviewed, and the maximum allowable number of incidents is pro-rated. Absences excused in accordance with Company Operating Procedures are not included for purposes of assessing whether attendance is satisfactory. If occurrences and/or patterns exceed the maximums allowed, the employee's attendance is deemed unsatisfactory, and he or she is disqualified from further consideration, even if he or she has not been previously warned about his/her attendance. 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 $90,020.00 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
  14. MTA Metro-North Railroad Office of System Safety Division of Fire Safety/Emergency Management Position: Fire EMS Officer Full Time Position/Regular Employment Job ID: 81155 Location: Grand Central Terminal Link: http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ (Under MTA Metro-North Railroad) Application Deadline October 8, 2014 Compensation Grade D Min: $51,557 / Mid: $64,446 / Max: $77,336 Opening Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation with an annual ridership of over 82 million. A dynamic organization with a strong focus on customer service, safety, and new technologies, Metro-North employs approximately 5,900 people. Operating out of its home base in New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, the railroad's three lines serve 120 stations in seven counties in New York and two counties in Connecticut. In 2011, Metro-North received the prestigious International Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design, recognizing its continuing work as a more efficient operation, its commitment to sustainability, and its focus on providing excellent customer service. Metro-North was the first American railroad to win this coveted award in its 30-year history. The competition is open to all passenger and freight railroads in the world. Metro-North has a reputation for rewarding employee resourcefulness and innovation, and offers excellent job opportunities in a challenging and diverse environment. Position Objective This position is to provide full- time Fire/Life safety coverage involving Emergencies, Protocols, Inspections, Programs, Policies and Training within Grand Central Terminal (GCT). Responsibilities Daily response to Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) emergencies and also lead volunteer members. Perform Fire Drills with all tenants, employees and occupants within GCT, weekly inspections of all GCT Emergency Exits, and monthly/semi-annually inspection tagging and maintenance of Fire Extinguishers. Perform daily fire inspection with retail tenants, for Fire/Life Safety. Maintain records for pre-hospital reports, including incident reports per state and company requirements, daily inventory for medical and fire supplies, and Hazardous Materials (HAZ-MAT) Storage Facility, including manifesting for 90-day maximum storage of HAZ-MAT materials per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requirements, and coordinating disposal with Assistant Fire Chief. Provide daily inspection of all Fire Brigade equipment and apparatus for safe, efficient operation under guidelines set by OSHA, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Metro-North Railroad policy, and coordinate approval and issuance of Hot Work permits as needed. Perform daily zone inspections for Fire/Life Security in all areas around GCT. Required Qualifications Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organization and coordination skills Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts, including FDNY, MTA Police, Fire Command Station Manager, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), MNR departments, etc. Demonstrated ability to understand established FDNY and Metro-North Railroad procedures, regulations, protocols, as they relate to Fire/Life Safety in Grand Central Terminal. Working knowledge of Federal Guidelines as they relate to the handling, storage and removal of hazardous materials. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and/or Access, or comparable applications, as well as familiarity with required NYS reporting tools. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and under pressure with emergency situations on a 24/7 basis. Ability to make life saving decisions in emergency conditions. Must have a valid driver's license. Ability to work shifts on 24/7 coverage as required. Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of Grand Central Terminal's physical characteristics including exits, stairways, elevators, escalators, etc. Required Education/Experience Associate's Degree in a related field. In lieu of a degree, two (2) years of demonstrated equivalent experience or technical credentials is required. Minimum of two (2) years experience in the Fire / EMS field as a Firefighter / EMS Minimum of two (2) years railroad experience preferred. Medical qualifications by Metro-North Railroad Medical Dept. to OSHA/NFPA Standards Emergency Medical Tech Certificate NY State HAZ-MAT II Tech New York State Certified - within one (1) year of hire. NYC Certificate of Fitness, Fire Safety Director - within six (6) months of hire. NYC Certificate of Fitness Fire Drill/Fireguard Public Assembly - within six (6) months of hire. Fire Fighter One and Two Interior Structural Fire Fighting to NFPA Standards. Other Information This position is safety sensitive 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, their performance assessments, and of their time and attendance records (including early quits and late starts) for the preceding 30 months. During the 30 month review period, the maximum number of occurrences allowed is 15, and the maximum number of patterns allowed is 8. (An "occurrence" is any absence or consecutive absences of four or more hours, and a "pattern" is an absence preceding or following rest days, holidays, vacation days, etc.) For employees with fewer than 30 months of service, the entire period of their employment is reviewed, and the maximum allowable number of incidents is pro-rated. Absences excused in accordance with Company Operating Procedures are not included for purposes of assessing whether attendance is satisfactory. If occurrences and/or patterns exceed the maximums allowed, the employee's attendance is deemed unsatisfactory, and he or she is disqualified from further consideration, even if he or she has not been previously warned about his/her attendance. 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 $90,020.00 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 employees can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS HOME page or the JOB DESCRIPTION page. For instructions on completing the online application, go to the MTA intranet site and click on the PeopleSoft Information hyperlink. From there select the User Guides hyperlink to gain access to the "Viewing/Applying for Jobs On Line" guide under the Recruiting section of the page. MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer