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NYFD - 1999 Engine squad 18
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No: 19120   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 1999   Manufacturer: Seagrave   Country: United States of America
NYFD - 1999 Engine squad 18

New York Fire Department USA
Engine Squad 18 - Seagrave
July 1999 in Broadway district
Alarm for carbon monoxide in a high rise hotel

Squad 18 is one of 7 Squads in the FDNY Special Operations Command (SOC)
Picture added on 03 September 2009 at 09:33
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Why did they charge a hydrant for a CO alarm?

Added by Andy Fish on 29 September 2012.
Perhaps the CO sensor triggered an automatic fire alarm, rather than specifically indicating a CO risk to the dispatch center. In such a case, the engineer of the first due engine (who does not enter the building) will automatically hook up to the hydrant, which is standard operating procedure, while the company officer and/or batallion chief are establishing the status of the alarm.

Added by Rob Johnson on 01 October 2012.
CO sensors can of course be set off by smouldering low level fires affecting the Oxygen content thus activating the alarm.....makes sense to be prepared with the hydrant conection

Added by Gary bolton on 01 October 2012.
Were they called to a CO alarm and discovered something else

OR...

Were they called to something else discovered it was a CO alarm.

Either way an enhanced response and state of operations is not just understandable but necessary.

Added by Monkey Boy on 02 October 2012.
Quite right.

The FDNY first alarm response to structures in most of Manhattan (including lower Broadway) is three Engines, two Trucks, one Rescue or Squad and a Batallion Chief, at the minimum. Members responding number around thirty-two.

Added by Rob Johnson on 02 October 2012.
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