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    New Years Eve 1970 and New Years Day 1971......It must have been something to be on the job during the War Years. How calm everyone is with so many jobs going on at once.....amazing....


    http://nycfire.net/node/380
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    You beat me to it.

    Absolutely unreal....
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    Both of you check your PM's regarding the "war years"

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    wow, can't even imagine

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    Its amazing that some of the bosses are calm and rolling with the punches. A few others are "losing it" a bit. The dispatchers are squared away ... "I can only answer one of ya's at a time!" How awesome is that!

    I have a friend who is a retired Captain from L31 from the 60's and 70's. The stories are INCREDIBLE! But nothing like listening in, like the link provides. Good job....

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    Yeah, the radio did get pretty busy at times. Now we have MDTs and CADS to ease the burden on the radio and dispatchers. Too bad when all hell breaks lose, the computers run home to mommy.

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    [QUOTE=LIEU4LIFE] The dispatchers are squared away ... "I can only answer one of ya's at a time!" [QUOTE]


    I just heard that part....awesome. Those guys did a great job.




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    Imagine that....all that fire duty, and they were able to get it done without NIMS, "Incident Command" and some guy from Arizona telling them they were'nt being kind enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJ
    Imagine that....all that fire duty, and they were able to get it done without NIMS, "Incident Command" and some guy from Arizona telling them they were'nt being kind enough.

    I'll second that brother.

    There is alot to say about the KISS principle.

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    I can't understand anything they're saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruenRescue2003
    I can't understand anything they're saying
    I am from Texas and can understand what they are saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDLT32
    I am from Texas and can understand what they are saying


    He might be just stirring the pot because of the 10 codes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl
    He might be just stirring the pot because of the 10 codes.....

    no, I'm not stirring the pot. I literally cannot understand alot of what they're saying. I can make out some bits and pieces, but thats about it.
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    amazing...Should let some of the dispatchers in my area listen to this so when they complain its busy show em what busy is really like...lol
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    Mind-boggling............Some of today's whiners and moaners could not carry these Supermen's (with a capital "S") lunch boxes OR jock straps, period.
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    Awesome clip. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruenRescue2003
    no, I'm not stirring the pot. I literally cannot understand alot of what they're saying. I can make out some bits and pieces, but thats about it.
    If interested one can go to Frank Raffas Web site www.fdnewyork.com and scroll down to fdny info. There is much there that will explain what you are hearing.

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    As a past fire dispatcher, I can REALLY appreciate those FDNY dispatchers. Awesome clip. Thanks!!!
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    Ahhh, what we should all listen to and learn from. Anyone know when and why the city got rid of the 10-30 (smoke showing) signal? It was very common back in war years and is not even listed anymore. Its also too bad the term "forthwith" is not used as much as it used to be. Whatever the case, this stuff is still gold...

    Brooklyn: "Any truck availiable in Brownsville, East NY, or Bed-Stuy...(no response)...sorry 40 looks like your nearest truck is coming from Williamsburg"

    Bklyn:"152, 158 and 86 ya know how to get out there...make sure everybody stays together over there kay"

    Bklyn: The Legend Warren Fusch "All units stand by a second please, I can only talk to one a yas at time now i want 157 and 157 only. Now ladder 157 answer me..."


    "Bat 34: I got 3 vacant buildings fully involved and through da roof kay..."
    Brooklyn: you have a 3 and 2 response"

    Lad 113: "113 to Bklyn, 10-75 on the Flatbush Box...we need a full first alarm assignment, we have nothing here but a truck..."
    Bklyn: "Ok they are comin 113"




    And of course there are the numerous fires reporting people trapped and missing. The dispatchers were amazing, they had to do relocations and assignments by hand back then. Makes you really appreciate the talent and experience of the members and dispatchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irons6789
    Ahhh, what we should all listen to and learn from. Anyone know when and why the city got rid of the 10-30 (smoke showing) signal? It was very common back in war years and is not even listed anymore. Its also too bad the term "forthwith" is not used as much as it used to be. Whatever the case, this stuff is still gold...

    Brooklyn: "Any truck availiable in Brownsville, East NY, or Bed-Stuy...(no response)...sorry 40 looks like your nearest truck is coming from Williamsburg"

    Bklyn:"152, 158 and 86 ya know how to get out there...make sure everybody stays together over there kay"

    Bklyn: The Legend Warren Fusch "All units stand by a second please, I can only talk to one a yas at time now i want 157 and 157 only. Now ladder 157 answer me..."


    "Bat 34: I got 3 vacant buildings fully involved and through da roof kay..."
    Brooklyn: you have a 3 and 2 response"

    Lad 113: "113 to Bklyn, 10-75 on the Flatbush Box...we need a full first alarm assignment, we have nothing here but a truck..."
    Bklyn: "Ok they are comin 113"




    And of course there are the numerous fires reporting people trapped and missing. The dispatchers were amazing, they had to do relocations and assignments by hand back then. Makes you really appreciate the talent and experience of the members and dispatchers.
    They got rid of the 10-30 signal because if you thought it might be a job, you might as well transmit the 10-75 and get the cavalry coming. Actually heard a Capt. ask for a line on the floor above "forthwith" at a job recently. It caught a lot of people offguard....
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    Makes a 20+ run night tour seem like nothing! I miss vacants, when are they coming back? :-) Better yet, we need the scum downtown to listen to this! Then when all these variable rate mortgages start costing 5 times the amount they originally did... The return of Jewish lightning!
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    Here We Go Again???

    Check it out:

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    Default Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx

    Listen to these 3 audio clips of the FDNY War Years.

    http://www.nycfire.net/node/190

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    This is almost as good as chicago's clip of the McCormik Place fire in 1967 and in 1981 or 82 when they got a really bad snow and they were burning like crazy and you get to hear the officers argue with the FAO about upgrading boxes because they are limited as to how high they can go due to rank. I don't have any of the audio but I hope someone else does and will post a link to it.

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    Talking

    I had heard the first and second clip. Amazing and unbelievable.

    The third clip made me smile because the first thing you hear is....

    "82/31 Battalion 27 Go!" Then you hear the trucks doors close and the Q siren. I just started reading "Reports from Engine 82" a few days ago so it was neat to actually hear the words I am reading. Every time I read those words in the book...it almost like your there...in the house..and can see the action of it all. : )

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