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    Who said this was funded by Grants? I have not seen anything to indicate this is being funded by anything other than the city budget.

    For EMS this might be a good thing...for us it is a colosal waste of money. One can see where their priorities are when they will spend $50 million to place AVL on Appratus that can't stay in service for more than a few weeks at a time!

    At least now they will be able to track how many times the rigs cross the Hudson River enroute to the Seagrave Dealer in Jersey for repairs!

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    When is the city (or should I say mayor) putting the AVL's into the PD and ESU units??? The program itself is not a bad thing, but those of us on the job know damn well it wont be used to help us, it will be used against us. Just like the camera system and everything else that the mayor and the PD commissioner come up with.

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    FFFRED,

    I removed my reference to the Homeland Security grant because the literature doesn't mention it. I read it in another forum member's post. My apologies.
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    Cant wait to see the response times when these stupid things are put in.

    After a Bronx Engine Co. got into an accident at an intersection, the ECC and the Boss got 10 and 15 day suspensions. Response times after this went through the roof, because if the job suspends someone, it opens up those individuals to lawsuits. Same thing happened with the camera pilot program.

    NYSmokey, there are many companies that are on one way streets. The last few years, with all the lawsuits, suspensions, etc, many companies were afraid (and rightly so) to go down the wrong way on one way streets, or to go through red lights, even after coming to a complete stop. The city and the job had already proven that even though according to their regs, these manuevers were allowed, that if God forbid an accident did occur, we might still get hanged for it. THAT was the reason for the increase in response times that Bloomturd kept bitching about. Rigs were beginning to respond safely, and response times increased slightly. But like I said, magically, closing 6 companies doesnt increase response times. Late last year, an Asst. Chief wrote a memo saying that companies can respond the wrong way up a one way street for a block, either out of qtrs, or to respond to a Box, and that it was fully in accordance with the regs.
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    nyckftbl,

    Thanks for the clarification on my post
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    lol, no problem. Being nice is easier then another 10 day rip, anyway. LOL.
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    My "eyewitness experience" with the one-way streets occured in March 2005 before the memo
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