Thread: CNI cuts

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    Default CNI cuts

    Anyone else hear anything about possible upcoming CNI cuts? Lots of scary stuff circulating through the rumor mills...
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    All I know is there shutting down some of the apparatus in the East and South East region. We got word that we might be loosing our 105' ladder truck and the would be replaced with a quint. This means we will be loosing man power.

    CNI is making it easy for the contractors. I know thers alot more then just that, but with the current upgrades taking effect and money cuts, geeeez, jobs are not safe anymore.

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    Need some help here--what are CNI cuts you're referring to?

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    Probably won't effect you since the Air Force actually cares about its firefighters. CNI is Commander of Navy Installations, and in a move to save $30 million, he is proposing cutting 28+ engine companies around the country.
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    BucksE78 I hope that if you're at the 'yard, you have some senority....Cause apparently CNI has targeted one of the two remaining engines in their scopes!
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    Losing your ladder shouldn't affect your manning--if you're being credited with it now. The ladder should stand as an Engine company for manning purposes. Fire flows are what makes the vehicles appear and the vehicles are what makes the manning appear. MAKE SURE your fire flow requirements are at the required levels for the vehicles and staffing you now have. In a quick explanation--if you've got a building with a required fire flow of 2250GPM and not sprinklered, that should earn you the 3rd Engine Company (or a ladder). Two 100GPM engines won't have the beans to get the flow there so there should be a 3rd engine (and manning) assigned, but watch out for cross-manning if you're a flying base. I've found that as we add sprinklers and fire pumps to faculities we're essentially cutting our own throats. Yes, it makes for less fire loss and damage to Gov't property (and that is the desired end result)but the non-sprinklered buildings are what we get credit for having to work for. Of course high life hazards (hi-rise dorms, hospital)are important too, as well as high-rise and complex buildings. AF re-calculates frequently and if you're not careful can result in closing engine companies, additional cross-manning, etc. Then there is the flying mission to consider........ What is the assigned aircraft requirement? Big balancing act!! Be Safe........

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