FDNY/DCAS RFP issued for prototype apparatus

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FDNY to Evaluate Electric Fire Trucks
By Steven D’Amico
30, March 2023
The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has released a request for proposal, or RFP for electric powered fire trucks. Specifically the RFP calls for a potential manufacturer to build three identical electric/battery powered fire trucks to current FDNY specifications, allowing for modifications to the crew cab in the absence of a traditional diesel engine. The RFP requires that the manufacturer provide the vehicles and the installation of vehicle charging stations to three yet to be determined firehouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Mayor Adams and his administration have already implemented electric vehicles into the NYPD and transit buses. By the summer of 2023, NYPD will have over 200 Ford E-Mach patrol cars in precincts throughout the five boroughs. FDNY spokesperson Alana Gomez explained that several fire departments throughout the United States have already purchased electric fire engines and are quite impressed so far. Ms. Gomez went on to explain that after learning of the success Los Angeles City Fire Department and Richmond, Virginia fire Department were experiencing, Mayor Adams and Fire Commisioner Laura Kavanaugh thought it was time for FDNY to evaluate the potential for “greener” electric fire trucks. According to the details outlined in the RFP, the City and the FDNY will evaluate the three prototype vehicles for a period of two years. FDNY’s Gomez went on to say that the electric fire trucks being used by other fire departments are much quieter, have greater acceleration, and do not emit carcinogenic diesel exhaust fumes. The closing date for the DCAS RFP responses is June 30, 2023.


Happy April Fools Day. The above info is totally fake.
 
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FDNY to Evaluate Electric Fire Trucks
By Steven D’Amico
30, March 2023
The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has released a request for proposal, or RFP for electric powered fire trucks. Specifically the RFP calls for a potential manufacturer to build three identical electric/battery powered fire trucks to current FDNY specifications, allowing for modifications to the crew cab in the absence of a traditional diesel engine. The RFP requires that the manufacturer provide the vehicles and the installation of vehicle charging stations to three yet to be determined firehouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Mayor Adams and his administration have already implemented electric vehicles into the NYPD and transit buses. By the summer of 2023, NYPD will have over 200 Ford E-Mach patrol cars in precincts throughout the five boroughs. FDNY spokesperson Alana Gomez explained that several fire departments throughout the United States have already purchased electric fire engines and are quite impressed so far. Ms. Gomez went on to explain that after learning of the success Los Angeles City Fire Department and Richmond, Virginia fire Department were experiencing, Mayor Adams and Fire Commisioner Laura Kavanaugh thought it was time for FDNY to evaluate the potential for “greener” electric fire trucks. According to the details outlined in the RFP, the City and the FDNY will evaluate the three prototype vehicles for a period of two years. FDNY’s Gomez went on to say that the electric fire trucks being used by other fire departments are much quieter, have greater acceleration, and do not emit carcinogenic diesel exhaust fumes. The closing date for the DCAS RFP responses is June 30, 2023.
How about the difference in weather conditions between LA and NY? Batteries lose a percentage of their capacity with temperature drops.
 
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l just noticed the '' April Fools '' part.
Best April Fool's joke ever done was done by Sports Illustrated years ago with a pitcher named Syd Finch. The give-away was the first letter of every word said April Fools Day or something to that affect. It was outstanding!
 
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How about the difference in weather conditions between LA and NY? Batteries lose a percentage of their capacity with temperature drops.
also what about the run workload most engines and ladders in nyc do a few runs a day many do more then that so charging times ,and fires, as there are many multiple alarms that these units would go to and would probably die after 1 or 2 hours of pumping
 

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Unfortunately, while this was a joke I don't expect it to be too long before something like this actually happens! Between a nationwide push for clean energy, New York's Mayor and the new commissioner it's bound to happen before long!
 
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or maybe some sort of energy producing from the water moving through the hose like a small hydro plant that doesn't cause that much pressure loss
 

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or maybe some sort of energy producing from the water moving through the hose like a small hydro plant that doesn't cause that much pressure loss
You haven't studied much physics have you? You can't get more energy out something then you put into it.
 
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