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    Default NYC Vol. Fire Company's

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

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    Last I heard, FDNY has no volunteers.

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

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

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

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    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...
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    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)
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    How well does this arrangement work out? Do they interface well, or is it a territory battle like it is around here???
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    >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.
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    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.
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    Do any of these companies allow ride-alongs?

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    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!

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    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.

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    The photo site http://fdnytrucks.com has a section with pictures of apparatus in service with the vollie companies in New York.

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    These companies run some neat old apparatus - La Frances, Macks...good stuff!

    Anybody on here run with one of these companies? Do you have to buy your own gear?
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    Default Nyc Vfd

    The direct link to the NYC VFDs is http://www.fdnytrucks.com/files/html/specialunits.htm
    the Departments are towards the bottom of the pages

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    wow.........someone got the shovel out of the shed!
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