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Fire Department of New York-an operational Reference, 13th Edition



By John M. Malecky                                                                July, 2023


Fire Department of New York-an operational guide

Thirteenth Edition, January, 2023

By James S. Griffiths


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Hudson, MA  01749


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Price: $39.95


This is a soft cover book with spiral binding, 9 inches by 11 inches, with 295 pages. It is the thirteenth edition and this column has reviewed some of the previous editions, but not of recent. In essence, it is a book that sells itself! Anyone who has even a slight interest in the New York City Fire Department will want this book as a reference. There is really nothing left to the imagination that this book doesn’t cover. Some of it is very surprising with reference as to what is covered. It covers in the beginning 9-11 and COVID 19 operations. It covers engine, ladder and rescue/squad operations and includes chief officer operations, training and statistics. Also foam, hazmat marine, collapse, pipeline (a natural gas pipeline system) and airport operations. It also provides details of dispatch operations, alarm assignment and radio procedures. There is a list of apparatus assignments for each company and unit. It includes an overview of EMS operations and shows ambulance deployment and much more. There are some photos taken by apparatus photographers with familiar names and others. The photos are mostly of special units which includes a k-9 unit from the Bureau of Fire Investigations. Photos of the original Super Pumper System with a satellite are also featured as well as Ladder 343 of the Ceremonial Unit. There is a revised page 13 which will be sent to anyone who purchases a copy of this book. This book is a continuation of the excellence done by the author in bringing us the updated details of this massive department.  

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