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    Can anyone tell me where to find web sites or information regarding vol. fire company's in the City of New York. Thank you.

  • #2
    Last I heard, FDNY has no volunteers.

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    • #3
      There are a few volunteer companies that work w/in the boroughs. Still looking for info though.

      Stay Safe

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      • #4
        Here is a link to the Broad Channel FD..the only one I know of.

        http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3247/

        Hope that Helps

        QnsGrl
        Proud FDNY Wife

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        • #5
          There are 10 volunteer companies in NYC. 2 are officially recognized by the city and FDNY (referred to as VFDNY) the other 8 are holdovers from the days when volunteers served most of NYC and/or located in fringe areas with no nearby FDNY firehouse.
          Broad Channel VFD & Ambulance, Broad Channel, Queens

          Point Breeze VFD, Breezy Point, Queens

          Rockaway Point VFD, Breezy Point, Queens

          Roxbury VFD, Roxbury/Rockaway Park, Queens

          Gerritsen Beach VFD, Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

          Aviation Volunteer Hose Co #3, Clasons Point/Soundview, Bronx

          Edgewater Park Volunteer Hose Co #1, Edgewater Park/Throgs Neck, Bronx

          Richmond Engine Company, Richmondtown, Staten Island (VFDNY Company)

          Oceanic Hook & Ladder Company, Travis, Staten Island (VFDNY Company)


          NYC also has a few dozen volunteer ambulance squads in all 5 boroughs as well...
          "They don't call us Tunnel Rats for nothing" MTA=More Trouble Ahead

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          • #6
            Another point of information, all 5 queens companies were operating at the crash site today, in fact three of them (Point Breeze, Rockaway Point, and Roxbury) are closer to the site than the FDNY (Roxbury's firehouse is about 10 blocks from there)
            "They don't call us Tunnel Rats for nothing" MTA=More Trouble Ahead

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            • #7
              How well does this arrangement work out? Do they interface well, or is it a territory battle like it is around here???
              Richard Nester
              Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

              "People don't care what you know... until they know that you care." - Scott Bolleter

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              • #8
                Website and street addresses:
                Broad Channel VFD&AC: 15 Noel Road, Broad Channel

                West Hamilton Beach: 102-33 Davenport Ct, Howard Beach http://www.whbfd.org

                Roxbury VFD: 42 State Rd, Rockaway Point

                Point Breeze: 29 Pt. Breeze Ave, Rockaway Beach http://www.fire-ems.net/firedept/view/BreezyPoint2NY

                Rockaway Point: 202-30 Rockaway Point Blvd, Rockaway Beach http://www.fire-ems.net/firedept/view/RockawayPoint2NY

                Gerritsen Beach: 52 Seba Avenue, Brooklyn

                Aviation #3: 1820 Harding Park, Bronx http://www.aviation3.com

                Edgewater Park: 1 Edgewater Park @ The Mansion, Bronx http://www.fire-ems.net/firedept/view/Bronx3NY

                Richmond Engine: 3664 Richmond Rd, Staten Island http://www.fire-ems.net/firedept/view/StatenIsland3NY

                Oceanic H&L: 4010 Victory Blvd, Staten Island http://www.fire-ems.net/firedept/view/StatenIsland2NY
                "They don't call us Tunnel Rats for nothing" MTA=More Trouble Ahead

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MetalMedic:
                  How well does this arrangement work out? Do they interface well, or is it a territory battle like it is around here???
                  For the most part they work together with FDNY and with each other...in fact many FDNY members volunteer for the departments as well, especially those who live in the area.
                  "They don't call us Tunnel Rats for nothing" MTA=More Trouble Ahead

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                  • #10
                    I have a friend on Richmond Engine Co. and he said they work well with the regular FDNY companies. Sorry cant give anymore info but thats all I got until I talk to him again
                    Andrew
                    Firefighter/EMT
                    New Jersey

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                    • #11
                      >in fact many FDNY members volunteer for the departments as well

                      Just speculation, but that is probably one of the reasons they get along well.
                      IACOJ Agitator
                      Fightin' Da Man Since '78!

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                      • #12
                        I run with West Hamilton Beach. Good group of guys, easy to get to from the A train. If you're interested, get in touch with me. We run a squad company (engine) and two ambulances.
                        IAFF
                        PFANJ

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                        • #13
                          Do any of these companies allow ride-alongs?

                          Stay Safe

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                          • #14
                            I work in NYC during the week. Do any of these companies have associate memberships, where I could ride once or twice a month or so?

                            Thanks!

                            "Let's roll." - Todd Beamer, one of a group of American soldiers who handed the terrorists their first defeat.

                            Joe Black

                            The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone (but you can borrow them )and may not reflect those of any organization with which I am associated (but then again, they just may not be thinking clearly).

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                            • #15
                              While at my uncles home in Breezy Point I've actually witnessed Rockaway Point work with FDNY and Point Breeze work with FDNY. They seem to act like any other mutual aid company. It's funny how a department as large as FDNY can get along with Vols. and other cities would let a couple blcoks burn down before they would ever request assistance from a Volunteer company.

                              [ 11-20-2001: Message edited by: SIGNAL99.COM ]
                              Chris Shields
                              Lieutenant / EMT
                              Haz-Mat Technician
                              East Syracuse Fire Dept
                              Onondaga County, NY

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