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New York City Fire Department
The New York City Fire Department, officially the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), is a department of the government
of New York City that provides fire protection, technical rescue, primary response to biological, chemical, and radioactive hazards,
and emergency medical services to the five boroughs of New York City.
The New York City Fire Department is the largest municipal fire department in the United States and the second largest in the world
after the Tokyo Fire Department. The FDNY employs approximately 10,200 uniformed firefighters and over 3,940 uniformed EMTs,
paramedics, and Fire Inspectors. Its regulations are compiled in title 3 of the New York City Rules. The FDNY’s motto is New York’s Bravest.
The FDNY serves more than 8 million residents within a 320 square mile area.
The FDNY headquarters is located at 9 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, and the FDNY Fire Academy is located on
Randalls Island. There are Three Bureau of Fire Communications alarm offices which receive and dispatch alarms to appropriate units.
One office, at 11 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn, houses Citywide, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Fire Communications. The Bronx houses
Manhattan and the Bronx, and Queens houses Queens.
2.4 September 11, 2001 attacks
3 Ideology and core competencies
3.2 Core competencies
4.1 Alarm receipt and transmittal
4.1.1 Box numbers
4.1.2 Critical Information Dispatch System
4.1.3 Radio and Bell Code Signals
5 Fire companies
5.1 Engine companies
5.2 Ladder companies
5.3 Rescue companies
5.4 Squad companies
5.5 Hazardous materials company
5.6 Apparatus manufacturers
5.8 Volunteer departments
5.9 Other units
6 Union representation
7 In popular culture
7.2 Film and television
8 Ranks of the FDNY
9 See also
10 Notes and references
11 External links
A fire department sprinkler siamese connection in Manhattan
A citywide Incident Management System plan released by the Office of the Mayor on May 14, 2004 set forth several “core competencies”
which determine which agency has the authority to direct operations. FDNY core competencies include:
Pre-hospital emergency medical care
Search and rescue
CBRNE/HAZMAT life safety and mass decontamination
Cause and origin, and arson investigations
Fire prevention inspections
The New York City Fire Department is made up of fire companies, similar to military companies of men and women. Each fire company operates
a single type of Fire apparatus and has four shifts of firefighters and company officers. Each company responds to emergency calls from one
of the city’s 217 firehouses.
There are currently six different types of fire companies in the New York Fire Department which all operate distinct types of apparatus:
198 Engine Companies, 143 Ladder (or Truck) Companies, 5 Rescue Companies, 7 Squad Companies, 3 Marine (or Fireboat) Companies,
and the Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Company. In addition to these six types of fire companies, there are numerous other specialized units that
are operated by the Special Operations Command (S.O.C.), the Haz-Mat. Division, and the Marine Division. Each fire company has a specific role
at the scene of an emergency.
Each type of fire company utilizes a certain type of fire apparatus, colloquially known as “rigs”.
FDNY Engine Companies are tasked with securing a water supply from a fire hydrant, then extinguishing a fire. The apparatus of an Engine is known
as a Pumper Truck and carries a pump (usually 1,000-2,000 gallons per minute), a water tank (usually 500 gallons), fire hoses of varying diameters
(usually 1 3/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″ and 4″) in 50′ lengths, emergency medical supplies, ground extension ladders, and an assortment of tools.
FDNY Ladder Companies (also known as Truck Companies) are tasked with search and rescue, forcible entry, and ventilation at the scene of a fire.
A Ladder Company can operate three types of Ladder Trucks: an Aerial Ladder Truck, equipped with a 100′ aerial ladder mounted at the rear of the
apparatus; a Tower Ladder Truck, equipped with either a 75′ or 95′ telescoping boom and bucket mounted in the center of the apparatus; a Tractor
Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck, or Tiller/Tractor Trailer, equipped with a 100′ aerial ladder. A Ladder Company carries various forcible entry, ventilation,
and rescue tools to deal with an assortment of fires and emergencies, including motor vehicle accidents.
FDNY Rescue Companies are composed of the elite, highly and specially trained, most experienced members of the New York Fire Department.
A Rescue Company is tasked with responding to and dealing with specialized fire and rescue incidents that are beyond the scope and duties of a
standard Engine or Ladder Company. Rescue Companies operate Rescue Trucks, colloquially known as “tool boxes on wheels”, which carry a wide
variety of specialized tools and equipment to aide in operations at technical rescues, collapse/confined space rescues, water/dive rescues,
high-angle/below-grade rescues, etc. They respond to all fires within their response district as well.
Rescue 1 serves Manhattan below 125th St. on the West Side and below 116th St. on the East Side. Rescue 1’s quarters are located at
530 W. 43rd St. in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Midtown, Manhattan.
Rescue 2 serves central and northwestern Brooklyn. Rescue 2’s quarters are located at 1472 Bergen St. in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Rescue 3 serves the Bronx and Harlem above 125th St. on the West Side and above 116th St. on the East Side. Rescue 3’s quarters are located
at 1655 Washington Ave. in the Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx.
Rescue 4 serves Queens. Rescue 4 is quartered with Engine 292 at 64-18 Queens Blvd. in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens.
Rescue 5 serves Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. Rescue 5 is quartered with Engine 160 and the Chief of the 8th Division
at 1850 Clove Rd. in the Grasmere neighborhood of Staten Island.
FDNY Squad Companies are also composed of specially trained firefighters of the New York Fire Department. Squad Companies were initially established
by the FDNY to serve as “manpower companies” to supplement the manpower and operations of Engine and Ladder Companies. Today, Squad Companies
can function as either Engine or Ladder Companies at the scene of a fire, but are also equipped with similar equipment and specialized tools as the Rescue
Company. In particular, members of a Squad Company are highly trained in mitigating hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) incidents, supplementing the FDNY’s
single Haz-Mat Company. Squad Companies also operate a Freightliner M2-based medium rescue as a second piece of apparatus in response to Haz-Mat incidents.
Squad 1 serves eastern Brooklyn and Staten Island. Squad 1’s quarters are located at 788 Union St. in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Squad 18 serves Manhattan below 125th St. Squad 18’s quarters are located at 132 W. 10th St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Squad 41 serves the southwestern Bronx and Manhattan above 125th St. Squad 41’s quarters are located at 330 E. 150th St. in the South Bronx
neighborhood of the Bronx.
Squad 61 serves the northeastern Bronx. Squad 61 is quartered with the Chief of the 20th Battalion at 1518 Williamsbridge Rd. in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx.
Squad 252 serves western Brooklyn. Squad 252’s quarters are located at 617 Central Ave. in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Squad 270 serves eastern Queens. Squad 270 is quartered with the Chief of the 13th Division at 91-45 121st St. in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens.
Squad 288 serves western Queens. Squad 288 is quartered with Haz-Mat. 1 at 56-29 68th St. in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens.
Hazardous materials company
The FDNY Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Company, Haz-Mat 1 (quartered in Queens), responds to all major city-wide hazardous materials incidents, building collapses,
contamination-related incidents, terrorism-related disasters, major emergencies, and a variety of other incidents in which their services may be needed.
Like the Rescue and Squad Companies of the FDNY, members of Haz-Mat Company 1 are experienced and specially trained to deal with hazardous situations.
The Haz-Mat Company operates a Haz-Mat Truck, similar to a Rescue Truck, which carries a variety of equipment to deal with hazardous situations. Haz-Mat. 1
also operates a smaller Rescue Truck which carries extra equipment not carried on the company’s main piece of apparatus. The Haz-Mat Company is supplemented by the
Squad Companies primarily, the Rescue Companies, and a handful of Engine Companies whose members are certified Haz-Mat Technicians. These Engine Companies,
like the Squad Companies, also operate smaller step vans that carry Haz-Mat equipment.
In addition to its engine, truck, and rescue companies, FDNY operates three Class I fireboats as Marine Companies:
Marine 1 Three Forty Three
Marine 6 Bravest
Marine 9 Fire Fighter II
Three older fireboats are kept in reserve: John D. McKean, Governor Alfred E. Smith, and Kevin C. Kane. A former FDNY Marine Unit, the John J. Harvey, is notable as having
returned to active service as Marine 2 on September 11, 2001, and providing firefighting services for 80 hours following the attack.
Battalion Chief’s Unit : A Battalion Chief’s Unit is a command vehicle tasked with the responsibility of delivering a Battalion Chief to the fire scene. Once on the fire scene,
the vehicle then takes on the role of a
Command Vehicle, utilizing its radios and MDT equipment. There are 53 Battalion Chief’s Units in the FDNY.
Division Chief’s Unit : A Division Chief’s Unit, like a Battalion Chief’s Unit, is a command vehicle tasked with the responsibility of delivering a
Division Chief to the fire scene. Once on the fire scene, the vehicle then takes on the role of a Command Vehicle, utilizing its radios and MDT equipment.
There are 10 Division Chief’s Units in the FDNY.
Mask Service Unit (M.S.U.) : The equipment in these vehicles refills the air bottles used by firefighters to breathe in a fire.
Recuperation and Care Unit (R.A.C.) : A vehicle that is specially outfitted with equipment that will enable it to provide rehabilitation to firefighters on a fireground.
Field Communications Unit (Field Comm.) : A vehicle that is specially equipped with communication equipment such as telephones, broadband internet, and mobile radios.
Its main responsibility is to provide communication support to the on scene Incident Commander.
Tactical Support Unit (T.S.U.) : A 4×4 vehicle equipped with generators and a variety of high intensity lights to aid firefighters during low light conditions. In addition,
specialized equipment such as extrication tools and a six-person Avon boat is also carried.
Thawing Unit : The Thawing Units are vehicles that carry a portable steam-generating boiler; its high-pressure steam is used to thaw frozen hydrants, connections, and hoselines,
and to keep equipment on the fireground, such as aerial ladders, free of ice. There is only one thawing unit per borough.
Brush Fire Unit : A vehicle that is a four-wheel-drive, all-terrain unit used to reach hilly, remote and marshy areas to extinguish fires involving weeds, grass and other vegetation.
Along with regular firefighting equipment, it carries its own water, as well as rakes, shovels, and backpack extinguishers.
Ambulance : The New York City Fire Department staffs EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic Ambulances to provide emergency medical services to the city of
New York. These are commonly referred to by the slang term bus.
Haz-Tac Ambulance : 39 EMS Units are known as the Hazardous Material Tactical Units (Haz-Tac Ambulances), are trained to the Haz Mat Technician level allowing them
to provide emergency medical care and decontamination in a hazardous environment, in addition to their normal 911 duties.
Rescue Medic : An ALS or paramedic ambulance that are trained to the Haz Mat Technician level and are also trained as Rescue Medical Technicians specializing in medical care
in austere environments, the members of a rescue medic units are included in an extra 12% speciality pay.
EMS Conditions Unit is a vehicle that is assigned to an Emergency Medical Service supervisor. An Emergency Medical Service supervisor oversees ambulances within his or her assigned area.
Haz Tac Battalion Unit is a vehicle that is assigned to an Emergency Medical Service supervisor. This Officer is the Commanding Officer of the
FDNY EMS SOC unit. The Officer is trained as a Hazmat Technician and as Rescue Technician. The unit responds to speciality assignments to oversee the medical management
at special assignments and the overall operation of the Haz Tac Battalion.
Haz Tac Officer’s Unit is a vehicle that is assigned to an Emergency Medical Service supervisor. This Officer is trained as a Hazmat Technician and as Rescue Technician.
The unit responds to specialty assignments to oversee the medical management at special assignments. There are two units that cover the entire City of New York 24/7.
EMS MERV is a vehicle that is assigned to all major medical emergencies within its borough. The Major Emergency Response Vehicle is capable of treating multiple patients at a time.
EMS LSU is a vehicle assigned to all medical emergencies that have multiple patients. The Logistical Support Unit carries a surplus of certain medical supplies used at MCIs,
this unit is also responsible for going to retrieve spinal immobilization equipment from area hospitals.
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Organization of the New York City Fire Department
The New York City Fire Department, like most fire departments around the world, is organized in a paramilitary fashion.
1.1 Executive Staff
2 Fire Operations
2.1 Apparatus Profile (2014)
2.1.1 Frontline Fire Companies
2.1.2 Command Units and Chiefs
2.1.3 Special and Support Units
2.1.4 Reserve Units
2.1.5 EMS Units
2.2 Manhattan Borough Command
2.3 Bronx Borough Command
2.4 Staten Island Borough Command
2.5 Brooklyn Borough Command
2.6 Queens Borough Command
2.7 Special Operations Command
2.7.1 Special Operations/Rescue Battalion
2.7.2 Haz-Mat. Battalion
2.7.3 Marine Battalion
2.8 Other FDNY Facilities
2.8.1 Bureau of Fire Investigation
2.8.2 Communications Offices
2.9 FDNY EMS Command
2.9.1 Division 1
2.9.2 Division 2
2.9.3 Division 3
2.9.4 Division 4
2.9.5 Division 5
3 Volunteer Fire Departments/Companies in New York City
3.4 Staten Island
4 Disbanded Fire Companies
4.5 Staten Island
5 See also
7 External links
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