By John M. Malecky November, 2017
F.D.N.Y. We Gotta Job
By Fireline Video Productions
FSP Books & Videos
188 Central Street, #4
Hudson, MA 01749-1330
Price: $29.95 (DVD)
This DVD is 85 minutes in length and is produced by the same company that gave us the last video reviewed in September, 10-75 Da Box. This video has coverage from the year 2000 and the fires are just as intense as the previous one. One difference is that additional brief information is on the front of the disk about the incidents.
The narrator in the background gives a size up, but at least you know what the actual scene is about from the disk. There are six incidents. The first is a third-alarm in Flatbush, Brooklyn and involves a row of one-story taxpayers comprising eight stores. The cockloft, as expected, is the means of fire travel. Two tower ladders and five monitors operate in this outside fight.
The next is in Brooklyn and is a second-alarm response with foam units for an overturned tanker which took the life of the driver. It is at McGuiness Blvd. and two tower ladders are involved in the operation. The next is in Queens for a second-alarm in a 2 ½ story frame private dwelling. The next is also Queens, in the Glendale section, for a second-alarm at a 200'x500', two-story factory. Two tower ladders and handlines operate.
Brooklyn is next for a third-alarm at a four-story occupied dwelling with exposures affected. This is the Bushwick section. Five lines were stretched to battle this. Lastly, in downtown Brooklyn is an explosion and collapse of (two) three-story occupied dwellings. It is at State and Bond in the 31 Battalion’s territory. Numerous special units are called to the scene as well as a police ESU presence.
These five events make for another group of heavy involvement for the FDNY.