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NYFD - 1999 Engines at work
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No: 19121   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 1999   Manufacturer: Seagrave   Country: United States of America
NYFD - 1999 Engines at work

New York Fire Department USA
Engine Squad 18 - Seagrave
Engine 65 - Seagrave (back)
July 1999 in Broadway district
Alarm for carbon monoxide in a high rise hotel

Picture added on 03 September 2009 at 09:33
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Fire Department New York, USA
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Has Engine 65 "taken the hydrant" with a front-mount suction line ?

Or, is it a hose-line, going, perhaps, to boost the building's sprinkler system/stand-pipe system ?

The water pooling at back of the rig might indicate the actual hydrant connection....

Another great photo, Jacques.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 07 September 2009.
Hi Pat.
Correct, Engine 65 is taking from a hydrant.

Added by Jacques PETER on 08 September 2009.
I suspect that this was something other than a carbon monoxide alarm. CO is a none flammable gas so a hydrant connection would not be required. A Co incident is dealt with via ventilation.

Added by Anxy Fish on 11 September 2013.
It is standard procedure in FDNY for the driver of the first due engine to hook up to a hydrant.

Two reasons:-

1) The alarm may not be for the incident reported by the caller, or it may be a non-specific call or an alarm triggered by an AFA and/or CO Detector. CO can be a by-product of combustion and may not be inconsistent with a fire situation.

2) The first-due driver does not don turnouts before responding and is therefore not permitted to enter the structure, so he is free to (and required to) hook up the hydrant in case water is needed.

FDNY pumps have a 500 gallon tank, but they rarely use them except for nuisance fires or vehicle fires where hydrant access is a problem.

Added by Rob Johnson on 11 September 2013.
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