Previous Box Assisgments

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The current assignment on a 10-75 is 4 Engines, 3 Trucks, 1 Squad, 1 Rescue, 2 Battalions, 1 Division and 1 RAC. How has the assignment changed over the years?
 
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The current assignment on a 10-75 is 4 Engines, 3 Trucks, 1 Squad, 1 Rescue, 2 Battalions, 1 Division and 1 RAC. How has the assignment changed over the years?
Back in the 60's and early 70's a 10-75 was 3 Engines, 2 Trucks and a BC (or 2 Engines, 1 Squad, 2 Trucks and a BC). Transmission of the "All-Hands" brought a Deputy Chief and a Rescue.
 
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The 3rd Truck on the 10-75 is normally the FAST Truck. FAST is FDNY for "RIT" and Consideration for a R.I.C.E. = Rapid Intervention Company Engine is ongoing. The RICE concept came from Ff. Andy Fredricks of FDNY Squad 18. Sadly, Andy was lost on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center.
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Remember a 10-75 is a request for assistance.

A 10-75 was a request for 3 & 2 & 1 Batt.
All Hands (75) means:
1. Using 3 & 2.
2. Using 2 & 2 plus a squad.
3. Using all personnel on scene. (This could only be 1&1 or 10&10.)

Squads only went on boxes normally assigned. MOST of the boxes did not have a squad assigned.
Rescues were assigned either on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd alarms.
There were no mandates of having a rescue or squad on all boxes.
After the war years, there were no squads for a good number of years.

There were boxes in almost all the boroughs that on the 1st alarm was only 2&2. The second alarm was 4&1.
No 10-75 battalion chief. Only 1 additional batt chief assigned on the 2nd alarm & that was it.

So yes, you could have had a 5th alarm with one deputy chief & 2 battalion chiefs.
There were boxes throughout the city that had 2 battalions & a deputy on the first alarm.

Now the alarm assignment levels are standardized citywide.
 
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Aside from working Fires confirmed "back when" as 10-30 or 10-75 ....a regular FDNY War Years ( roughly '65 to '77 ) Pull Box response often was just 1 ENG & 1 LAD & often no BC....I remember during the height of the FDNY War Years BKLYN sending 1 ENG & SQ*3 in the Stretch Carryall to Boxes in Williamsburg / Bed Stuy & telling SQ*3 "you are the Truck" so on the scene there was no Ladder longer than the 24 footer on the ENG.
 
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Usually 2 Engine & 2 Trucks and a B.C. were assigned on a FDNY PULL BOX or as close to that as possible. Squads in the 1960s & 70's were equipped with truck co. tools and responded on Engine type apparatus but the use of them as trucks was at often needed. I spent a very short time in FDNY Squad 3 as a firefighter in the mid 1970s and spent a few tours as a Captain in FDNY Squads in the 1990. FDNY Squads did/do mostly truck work at fires and every now and then stretched handlines, as well as Haz. Mat. and rescue response, work in recent years.
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