07/18/09 63 W - + 9 - 8 Big City Radio

For your Saturday evening enjoyment and found on this Firehouse forums thread, here's some very busy radio traffic from FDNY on Wednesday night, including a high-rise fire in the Bronx. Listen to clip 1, then clip 2, then clip 3. They're mp3 files. That's one busy dispatcher! Here are some FDNY ten codes to help. You're on your own, however, with the accents.

Pretty smooth with the dispatcher giving further pre-plan info over the air…hope I didn’t hurt any feelings with that comment.
Silver - 07/18/09 - 23:01

I’m with Silver…impressive with the pre-plan info…also impressive was the assignments announced towards the beginning. Lucky I married a New Yorker…the accents weren’t so bad…
DJ - 07/19/09 - 08:15

I also didn’t realize that they send an engine solely as a first responder unit (the term “CFR-D engine” is a certified first responder-defib engine) when the 10-75 is transmitted.

Hopefully my 9-1-1 communicator friend can enlighten; is this for all 10-75’s to add to the FAST or is this only on 10-77’s?
Silver - 07/19/09 - 09:12

The CFR-D is not assigne to every 10-75 or All Hands(Signal 7-5). The CFR-D is assigned to each 10-77 High rise OMD and 10-76 High rise. The CFR-D engine is assigned because “ EMS workers are not equipped with SCBA, at high rise fires an engine company is assigned to perform CFRD work on the upper floors where SCBA may be required to operate.” So at any box when EMS would be needed inside a fire building high rise or not a CFR-D engine will be assigned.
stretch - 07/19/09 - 11:11

Hey silver they went over this bldg in the highrise class. Also wonder if they used the High rise nozzle, Ko blanket. Good to see the plan they went over in the class seems to be working great. Hats of to FDNY members workin this job and to the Dispatcher.
Bolduc (Email) - 07/19/09 - 16:10

Jeff, I love the preplan info given as well. We have some "flagged" addresses in CAD that come across your rip and runs with preplan info but most of the information in there is gate codes, bariatric patients or automatic law enforcement responses. There are very few that are "Fire" related. One I do remember is the hazmat preplan for 1900 S Saunders St at Floserve. Very good info for you guys should you have a fire there. The capability is there for preplans to be in CAD but one big problem is who is going to keep the database up to date? Thats a BIG job even if you only do commercial addresses. The FDNY FAST truck I believe is sent on all 10-75’s and I have also heard it special called by the dispatcher before anyone is on scene if the reports they are getting on the phone indicate a working fire. FDNY dispatchers have a LOT of flexibility in tailoring their response for the situation at hand. Sometimes I envy their ability to do that. There have been a few times we have requested from the responding battalion chief permission to send a W/F or a second alarm response due to the number of calls we are getting and what we are being told. I would love to have the ability to do that on our own without having to ask. At least and extra engine and truck. The first due engine can always turn them back. Im sure if we did that nobody would hate us for it but there is nothing in the SOP’s for that so you might get it one time and not on another.
dispatch - 07/19/09 - 22:33

Bolduc, it seems if you listen closely you hear a request made by a chief to the squad and rescue…I think I heard “blanket” mentioned. Stretch, thanks for clarifying.
Silver - 07/20/09 - 01:55

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