If you’re the first due engine, and you drop everything for the rescue, then who is doing your job? Dave LeBlanc looks at the obvious rescue and initial search priorities.
“Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1….respond to a reported structure fire…138 Main Street, the cross streets are Elm and Pleasant. The time is 23:40 hours.” (more…)
In a previous post, it was mentioned that the FDNY was cutting the staffing of 49 engine companies. 11 engine companies will be the only ones in the city who respond with a crew of five. They are Engine Companies 5, 42, 65, 69, 92, 158, 235, 248, 283, 298 and 324. Of those companies, 5, 42, 65, 158 and 235 are ‘single house’ companies, quartered alone. Two other engines are in a house with a truck and the remaining three are with chief officers. (more…)