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61MACKBR1

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  1. RIP Chief Campbell http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/mount-vernon/2017/07/15/ex-mount-vernon-fire-chief-henry-campbell-dies/481695001/
  2. Seth - Is this an OSHKOSH Chassis? If so, yes, this is indeed a CLASSIC that the City of White Plains should keep as part of their DPW History (Gee, I remember those 1960's Yonkers DPW Grey OSHKOSH Plow and Sanitation Trucks) God willing, this truck will not end up in a scrapyard getting chopped up.
  3. Is Mount Vernon's fleet of Pierce and Ferrara Apparatus getting worn out, that the City of Mount Vernon would seek to suppliment their Fire Department fleet, with used apparatus (albeit from Yonkers, who does a great job in maintaining their fleet of Fire Trucks). One would suspect that the 3 used Yonkers Fire Truck that Mount Vernon is looking to purchase are some of the recently changed over American LaFrance rigs. Replacement parts for ALF rigs are hard to come by and thus the reason why a number of departments in the area (New Rochelle, Yonkers, etc) are quickly replacing their ALF Fleet with other manufactured apparatus.
  4. 3 Bay Station 1? There goes any hope for a reactivated Engine 301, to coincide with the Downtown Development Project. And the Mayor's spokesperson, Christina Gilmartin is saying that the Ridge Hill Fire House is unnecessary (Gee, why doesn't LoHud have the guts to ask her where the $3 Million Dollars that was set aside by the developer for that Fire House is, and why the Mayor and City Council, at the time that the Ridge Hill Development was approved, wanted it in the original proposal?)
  5. Is Chief Grogan retiring? And, who are the front runners for the New Chief Position? (Dempsey?)
  6. Date: 3/15/2017 Time: 04:00 Location: 1 Hawley Terrace District: Northwest Section of the Cit Of Yonkers Battalion: Car 3 Channel: Weather: Snow, Icy, Windy Units: Full City of Yonkers General Alarm Assignment and 1 City of New Rochelle Ladder Company Writer: 61MACKBR1 Description: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/yonkers/2017/03/15/yonkers-fire-hawley-apartments/99199648/ http://westchester.news12.com/news/at-least-1-dead-in-raging-yonkers-apartment-fire-1.13266437#autoplay=true Mutual Aid from Greenville, Eastchester and Mount Vernon Do not know the exact alarm (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th General Alarm) assignment at this time (should anyone know this, please feel free to post)
  7. Seth - I can't see this location as a site for the New Station 1. It is essentially still in Engine 310's coverage area and there is a tremendous amount of pressure to keep Rescue 1 and TL 71 in the Downtown Southwest Yonkers Area. (This move is probably just to be able to get out of leasing the 2 buildings that YFD is currently leasing at 460 and 470 Nepp. Aveunue and move YFD Headquarters and Special Operations into this possible spot just north. (But why just build a state of the art Fire Headquarters/Station 1, in the downtown area, and be done with it
  8. The Original Engine Company 5 was originally placed into service on May 1, 1901 and deactivated from front line service on February 1, 1942. However, on July 17, 1980, Engine Company 305 was placed into Front Line Service (originally based out of Station 2 on Vineyard Avenue and subsequently moved to Station 1/Fire Headquarters (after Station 2 was condemned) and then on April 19, 1982 was de-commissioned and taken out of front line service In June of 1983, Engine Company 302 (formally Engine 2) was removed from Front Line Service. Engine 1 was de-commissioned and taken out of Front Line Service on January 1, 1976.
  9. http://yonkersvoice.com/a-message-from-our-yfd-to-the-people-of-yonkers/ valuable information provided by Chief Flynn, Mr. McGoey and Former Commissioner Pagano. What was brought up and was to the point, is the how the City of Yonkers has 'over the years' reduced the Fire Department Coverage in Southwest Yonkers. First you had the removal from service, back in 1976, of Engine Company 1 (aka Engine 301) and Rescue Company 1 (along with Truck 3/Ladder 3 from Station 11 on the East Side of the City), both (Engine 1 and Rescue 1) of which were quartered at the former Fire Headquarters/Station 1 on School Street (important note that Rescue Company 1 was eventually reinstated 24 years later in 2000 at Station 1, and is currently quartered at Station 7 on Central Park Avenue on the Southeast Side of the City. Also, Engine Company 302, that was formally located at the long closed Station 2 on Vineyard Avenue, was removed from service back in the 1980's. So essentially, you have 2 Fire Companies from the West Side of Yonkers, along with 2 Fire Stations on the West Side of Yonkers, removed from front line service, for the past 41 Years, in addition to the 3 Fire Company (Rescue 1) being out of service on the West Side for 24 of these 41 years. With the population of the City of Yonkers having increased significantly since 1976, it is event that there has been a significant reduction of Fire Service to the West Side of the City of Yonkers.
  10. Where is Mayor Spano's promise to have Architect Drawings, Final Designs and a Site Selected by October of 2015? Hmmm? We are now looking at February 2017, and nothing on any account.and ZERO updates to the community by either Mayor Spano or anyone from his Administration on the status. Poor Communication and Management on the part of the Mayor of the City of Yonkers
  11. CAN YOU SPELL 'CONSOLIDATED WESTCHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT" NO MATTER WHAT THE CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE (and that includes White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon). EVERY FIRE-FIGHTER (PAID OR VOLUNTEER) WOULD BE 'REQUIRED' TO UNDERGO THE SAME TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS - PERIOD !! ALL CONTROLLED FROM WITHIN THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY DES (60 CONTROL). NO MORE 'HOME RULE' !!! THIS WAY, THERE IS NO MORE MUTUAL AID SYSTEM, AS EVERY STATION WOULD BE DESIGNED AS 'WESTCHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT' WAKE UP WESTCHESTER COUNTY - THIS IS NOW 2017 NOT 1967 !!
  12. The WPFD currently operates out of 5 Fire Stations, located throughout the city, under the command of a Deputy Chief per shift. The WPFD also operates a frontline fire apparatus fleet of 5 Engines, 3 (Now 2) Ladders, and 1 Rescue,
  13. Isn't Downtown Yonkers publicized by City, County, State and Federal Politicians/Officials as being part of a "Prime Renewal Location"? At least New Rochelle FD currently has a much more modern Station 1/Fire Headquarters within their "Downtown Area" to run a Tower Ladder Company, Engine Company, Rescue Company and Ambulance in and out of (in addition to being able to house and store reserve apparatus), where as Yonkers FD doesn't even have a Station 1/Fire Headquarters in their downtown area to run anything PERIOD. PS - A number of Yonkers FD Fire Stations are as old, if not older that allot of the New Rochelle FD Stations
  14. And the Yonkers FD can't even get any traction on its proposed replacement of the condemned (not structurally maintained) YFD Station 1/Fire Headquarters, that was 88 Years old. I would not call the current New Rochelle FD Station 1/ Fire Headquarters 'aging' in any way, shape or form, in comparison to the former Yonkers FD Station 1/Fire Headquarters. Mayor Spano had committed back in 2015 that the New YFD Station 1/Fire Headquarters would be completed by the end of 2017. (I don't see that happening, based upon the fact that they haven't even finalized a location for this new facility)
  15. Somehow I don't see Empress losing their foothold in either Yonkers, Mount Vernon or New Rochelle (what Empress brings to the table is the fact that they have a very large fleet and a very large and "Local" [to Southern Westchester County] presence, which makes their ability to respond and to provide wide coverage (ie: Mutual Aid, etc) is very attractive to those 3 cities.