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    Question NYC firefighters living outside of the city

    I was curious about FDNY firefighters who live outside of
    the city and commute in. Where are some nice suburban, "small
    town" type areas that are popular for the guys of the FDNY?

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    So, in a few words, Why would you wish to learn where the FDNY folks live?? Are you a terrorist??
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    Ask our married Probies. They usually move close to places that accept food stamps.

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    I was curious because even though the next testing
    is a couple years away, and the chances are small i
    will get to be part of the FDNY, I try to picture
    what life would be like if i achieved such a goal.
    Being from a very small town i wonder what sort
    of places are availible to live outside the city yet
    not too far so that the commute would be unbarable.
    I'm not asking for addresses, i'm just curious about
    some nice areas i could see myself relocating to.
    The terrorist comment...didnt find it funny.

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    Unhappy Oops......................

    Sorry about that, it was meant to be humorous...... Just a hunch, if you don't get some responses here, try the "Career" forum, or the New York state forum.
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    no problem hwoods. I didnt mean to sound ****y.
    Thanks for the tip

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    Default Re: NYC firefighters living outside of the city

    Originally posted by Massicotte22
    I was curious about FDNY firefighters who live outside of
    the city and commute in. Where are some nice suburban, "small
    town" type areas that are popular for the guys of the FDNY?
    Well..maybe I can help....Just to preface...I am not a City Firefighter. I worked EMS and commuted to Brooklyn everday. However...I grew up in a FDNY family and can add some insite.

    Originally I am from Long Island then moved upstate. I think your best bet to find desent cost effective living is in Orange County. Its only about a hour to two from NYC. An Hour to the Bronx, 1.5 to Manhattan, about 2 to Brooklyn, and about 1.75 to Queens...Forget Staten Island...because it will cost you about $20 in tolls to goto and return, unless I think, you go through Jersey....

    Anyway...for the most part in Orange you can find a good apartment for about $800 a month w/ water and heat included. A house is on the average of $275K., but going up...depending on the area in Orange. There are a lot of places that are building up and a huge boom in apartments and condos. There's good infastruture inplace including a train that goes to NYC...by way of Jersey. The school districts are excellent...some though are a bit pricey with taxes but compaired to Rockland, Westchester and Long Island..the taxes here are comparitively better. There is more than one way to get to NYC...NYS Thruway, Palisades PW, and Route 9D, to name a few.

    I hope this helps...Good Luck.
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    Thanks alot. thats covers pretty much everything i was
    curious about and more.

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    A little more.

    Northern Queens, ie. Whitestone, Astoria, College Point, etc... are nice areas with decent rental numbers.

    The bonus is a 5 point FDNY credit for city residents.

    BTW, hwoods might have been worried because you're from Lebanon.

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    Default Re: How Come?................

    Originally posted by hwoods
    So, in a few words, Why would you wish to learn where the FDNY folks live?? Are you a terrorist??
    I thought it was funny, Harve!!!!!

    And for some reason, I was thinking there was a residency requirement for FDNY......

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    Ask our married Probies. They usually move close to places that accept food stamps.
    Wow...just the probies..Just about everyone from ADO (Batt Chief) down to Firefighter is like that in London!!!
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    SteveDude:

    So I hear. Good luck with the strike vote. I don't envy you guys.

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    Default Re: Re: How Come?................

    Originally posted by firenresq77
    And for some reason, I was thinking there was a residency requirement for FDNY......
    There is. Either live in one of the five boros of NYC or one of six nearby counties.

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    Thanks, allhands........ For some reason, I was thinking they could only live in the city.....

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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    Thanks, allhands........ For some reason, I was thinking they could only live in the city.....
    Nah, they only try to pull that kind of stuff in BIG cities like P-Burg and Toledo.
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    That's because they want the taxes to stick it to their employees some more!

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    Or Mobhoning County.

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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    Thanks, allhands........ For some reason, I was thinking they could only live in the city.....
    No Problem. The city does give 5 extra points on the FD written test to NYC residents, though.

    I believe Sanitation employees have to live in the city. Maybe that's what you were thinking of. Cops I think have the same rules as us.

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