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February 2010 – FDNY firefighters go to work on 37 Ave in Jackson Heights.

Queens Stands Strong for 306 at Rallies

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg released a list of 20 fire companies slated for potential closure as a result of budget cuts, four of which are in Queens.
Bayside area leaders united outside of Engine 306 on 41st Avenue to decry the mayor’s plan to close 20 firehouses citywide, including four in Queens.

Engine 294 at 101-20 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill; Engine 306 at 40-18 214th Place, Bayside; Engine 328 at 16-19 Central Ave., Far Rockaway; and Ladder 128 at 33-51 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside were all on the Mayor’s list for possible closure.

If implemented, the moves could save the City $55 million.

The outcry by local elected officials was nearly instantaneous and unanimously against the shuttering of any fire houses…READ ALL

Bayside Residents Use Phone Bank To Save 306


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Baysiders concerned about the fate of their local fire company took an hour or so out of their day last week to call their neighbors and urge them to let the mayor know how they feel about his plan to close Engine Co. 306.

Community Board 11 member Tom Meara organized the phone bank and space was donated by the Bourbon Street Cafe for the handful of callers who showed up around noon with their cell phones and community spirit.

“The rallies are good to get the word out there. I wanted to do something different,” Meara said. “The residents hear about it. Now they can get proactive.”

Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed closing 20 FDNY companies across the city, and since then two rallies have been held outside the Bayside firehouse at the corner of 36th Avenue and 214th Place. CB 11 passed a resolution opposing the closure. READ ALL

Queens Astoria 37-20 30th Avenue 3 Story Commercial Fire Video

Queens, N. Y. 03/29/11 @ 07:30 hrs.

Astoria Section

Box 7472

address: 37 – 20 30th Ave.

between: 37th St. & 38th St.

7472 @ 07:19

Engs. 263, 312, 262

T. Lad. 117, Lad. 116

Batt. 49

10 – 75 – 7472 @ 07:23

TowerLadder 163 is designated as the “FAST” Truck

Eng. 260

Rescue Co. #4

Squad Co. 3288

Batt. 45

Division 14

@ 07:25

A 10-70 transmitted for “water relay supply”

Eng. 262 designated as “Water Resource Co”

Fire Building:

3 Story Brick 30 x 50 Comm. / O. M. D.

Surrounding Properties:

Exp. #1: Is a Street

Exp. #2: Is a Street

Exp. #3: Is a 1 Story Brick attach

Exp. #4: Is a 3 Story Brick detach

All – Hands:

7 – 5 – 7472 @ 07:30

Batt. 49 reports: At Box 7472, We’re using All – Hands.

Fire on the 1st floor of a 3 Story Commercial Bldg.

Special call an additional Engine & Truck.

Eng. 325 & Ladder 154 are s/c

@ 07:34

Division 14: Box 7472, We have fire in the basement & 1st floor.

Fire is extending thru the ductwork.

2nd Alarm:

2 – 2 – 7472 @ 07:39

Engs. 307, 292, 316

Lad. 128

Eng. 291 w / Satellite 4

Batt. 46 “Safety Officer”

Batt. 12 “Resource Unit Leader”

Rescue Battalion / Safety Battalion

Fieldcom 1 / Tactical Support Unit #1

Car 9: Assist. Chief John Sudnik, “Queens Boro Commander”

@ 07:41

Eng. 324 replacing Eng. 291 w/ Satellite 4

@ 07:41

Division 14: Box 7472, We have 3 – lines stretched, 3 – lines in operation.

We have fire moving up thru the walls.

@ 07:44

Division 14: Box 7472, Primary Searches on the 1st floor and in the basement are negative.

@ 07:51

Division 14: At Box 7472, Special Call an additional TowerLadder.

We have 4 – lines stretched, 3 – lines in operation. The stand-pipe is charged.

We have no structural issues at this time. Still Doubtful.

@ 08:00

Division 14: Box 7472, Primary Searches on all floors are complete and negative.

3rd Alarm:

3 – 3 – 7472 @ 08:12

Engs. 316, 287, 303 act. 289, 291

Lad. 136, T. Lad. 138

Batt. 14

Batt. 35 “Staging Manager”

Batt. 33 “Air Re – Con Chief”

Mask Service Unit #1

Staging at: Steinway St. & 30th Ave.

@ 08:29

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: Heavy fire in the walls and extending up

to the 2nd floor at this time. Fire is Doubtful Will Hold.

@ 08:32

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: Moving to an exterior attack at this time.

Ladder 138 is now the “FAST” Truck, TowerLadder 163 is being put to work.

@ 09:11

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: We are in an exterior operations.

( 2 ) TowerLadders set up and in operation. 3rd TowerLadder being set – up.

( 3 ) hand-lines stretched into Exp. #4. Secondary Searches are delayed due

to the exterior operations. Fire Still Doubtful.

“Fieldcom 1 to Queens, By orders of Car 9, Assist. Chief Sudnik, Transmit the 4th alarm”

4th Alarm:

4 – 4 – 7472 @ 09:52

Engs. 238, 319, 229, 206

Lad. 126 act. 154, T. Lad. 14

Eng. 258 act. 262 w / I.M. Vehicle

Batt. 26 “Planning Chief”

Car 4: Chief Robert Sweeney “Chief of Operations”

@ 09:56

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: ( 2 ) TowerLadders in operation.

3rd TowerLadder being set-up. ( 3 ) hand-lines stretched into Exp. #4

as a precautionary. Primary Searches in Exp. #4 are negative.

Still Doubtful.

@ 10:17

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: ( 3 ) TowerLadders in operation.

( 3 ) hand-lines into Exp. #4 as a precautionary. Still Doubtful.

@ 10:32

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 4,

Robert Sweeney, Chief of Operations reports: ( 2 ) TowerLadders in operation.

In the process of shutting down. Resuming an interior attack.

He place’s this fire at Probably Will Hold.

@ 11:30

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 4,

Robert Sweeney, Chief of Operations reports: Fire 3 Story Brick,

Commercial on the 1st floor with a multiple dwelling above.

At this time, hitting small pockets of fire with a TowerLadder.

Exterior overhauling due to excessive water build up on upper floors.

Members have been removed from the Bldg. Overhaul continues.

Fire UnderControl.

( Job Duration: 4 hrs. / 11 mins. )