11/23/14 215 W, 1 I - + 14 - 7 Photo of FDNY IMT Units En Route to Buffalo

From a reader, this neat photo was posted on the New York City Fire Department Facebook page (see post), and shared by FirefighterNation.com and FireRescue Magazine's Facebook page (see post). Got that? Caption from FDNY is "Today 35 members of the FDNY's Incident Management Team were deployed to Buffalo, NY, to assist residents following the area's record snowfall." Thanks for sending, Ted!

What is the FDNY IMT? Here's a Firefighter Nation story from 2009 that provides a profile. Google for other articles about them. What are the trucks seen the photo? And the complete roster of deployed units? To be determined. Believe those "troop carrier" trucks were purchased after Hurricane "super storm" Sandy, as response units for flooded areas. Recall reading same in Fire Apparatus Journal, if memory serves. Maybe readers can help.

Anyone from North Carolina is famliiar with the concept, of course. Fire (and police) departments across eastern North Carolina (and probalby the entire southeast) have repurposed surplus military "deuces" for storm response. (And/or they call the National Guard for such help.) We're prone to those pesky hurricanes in these parts. Maybe we can dig up a few photos. Meanwhile, click to enlarge:

FDNY photo

Those units are FDNY High Water Units the Feds purchased for NYC after Sandy. The IMT response included the six High Water Units , FDNY Mobile Command Post, two very large Ryder trucks and about forty personnel. The concern in Buffalo is rising temperatures may cause flooding.
stretch - 11/23/14 - 18:22

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