NEW YORK FIRE PATROL

 

 


 

More property is lost by water damage than fire.  Where does the water that the FDNY uses to extinguish a fire in a multiple story go??  When a sprinkler system is accidentally or purposely set off where does the water go??  When a standpipe in a building or a water main break on the street occurs. Where does that water go??

IT DESTROYS YOUR PROPERTY
Without the Fire Patrol your first defense against water damage is gone!!!

Thank You to Speaker Quinn and the NYC Council Members
 

New York Fire Patrol Resolution

Following an oversight hearing held by the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee on October 4, the Council voted today on a resolution requesting that the New York Board of Fire Underwriters and the Board of Directors reconsider decisions to discontinue funding to the Fire Patrol.

In January 2006 the New York Board of Fire Underwriters voted to discontinue funding to the Fire Patrol at the end of the year. The fire patrol is charged with protecting property inside of buildings when a fire occurs.  According to the Fire Patrolmen’s Association, the Fire Patrol responds to approximately 10,000 alarms per  year, preventing tens of millions of dollars in property damage each year. The Fire Patrol is comprised of approximately 98 employees, including 22 Officers and 76 Patrolmen.

“In the interest of protecting the public and commercial and manufacturing businesses throughout the City, the Fire patrol must be saved. The Fire Patrol works!” stated Council Member Tony Avella. “In addition to the valuable service provided to the public, the Patrol saves the insurance industry hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year. On October 15th, over one hundred men and women will lose their jobs and every New Yorker will suffer as a result. For the sake of the bottom line – for the sake of the all-mighty dollar – a crucial service will be lost. Shame on the Board of Fire Underwriters and shame on the insurance
industry if this travesty is allowed to happen.”

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON FIRE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES FOR HOLDING THESE  HEARINGS.  WE WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER MIGUEL MARTINEZ (COMMITTEE CHAIR), AND COUNCIL MEMBER TONY AVELLA FOR DRAFTING THIS  RESOLUTION. 

 Read Actual Resolution Click Here

 

Fire Patrol Members Respond For One of the Last Times
©2006 NY Sun  click above

COUNCIL FIRED UP OVER CUTS
©2006 New York Pos
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Impending Dissolution of Fire Patrol Is Criticized by City Council Members

By ELIZABETH SOLOMONT - Special to the Sun
October 5 & 12, 2006 (Statements of Ellen Melchioni -- taken from ©2006 The NY Sun and ©2006 Firehouse.com) 
"I don't think it's up to the New York City Council," a vice president of the New York Insurance Association, Ellen Melchionni, said. The $8.5 million to support the patrol exceeds savings by patrol, she said.

Following the hearing, a vice president of the New York Insurance Association, Ellen Melchioni, said it was unlikely that the impending dissolution would be postponed. "I'm sorry that the New York City Council was not aware of what's happening," she said. However, she added, "They don't save lives, they save desks and property, so the safety of the citizens of New York City is not at stake."

 

REBUTTAL TO MS. MELCHIONNI'S STATEMENTS:

October 11th  Ms. Melchionni's statements regarding the NYC Council shows the arrogance of the insurance industry.  She is correct in saying the the cost of running the Patrol is 8.5 million per year.  But we would like to know, HOW she can estimate what the true savings are when the BFU kept such incompetent records, using savings formulas from 1967 ??? The formulas used predate modern sprinkler systems!! HOW can she know what the true savings are, if policyholders don't have to submit claims, because
THE NEW YORK FIRE PATROL SAVED THEIR VALUABLE PROPERTY???

The Uniformed Fire Patrolmen's Association estimates, at 2006's property value, the true savings to be 50 to 100 million per year of property saved.


October 5th HOW DOES ELLEN MELCHIONNI, WHO IS IN THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCE , SITTING BEHIND A DESK AT HER OFFICE IN ALBANY, KNOW WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF NYC????  THE NYBFU HAS NOT DONE A STUDY ON WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE TO THE CITY AND CITIZENS OF NEW YORK.  NEITHER HAS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY. 

"THE CLOSURE OF THE FIRE PATROL WILL DIRECTLY AFFECT RESPONSE TIMES FOR THE FDNY.  WHILE LADDER COMPANIES ARE OUT OF SERVICE, DOING THE FIRE PATROLS JOB, PUBLIC SAFETY WILL BE AT RISK." THIS STATEMENT WAS MADE BY PETER GORMAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FDNY'S UNIFORMED FIRE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION. 

YOU KNOW MORE THAN THESE PROFESSIONALS DO ON WHAT AFFECT IT WILL HAVE TO THE CITY'S SAFETY??

PATROLMAN KEITH ROMA DID NOT DIE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH SAVING DESKS, MS. MELCHIONNI.  HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON CHRISTMAS EVE. AND HIS BODY WAS FOUND WITH 9 CIVILIANS, THE LAST OF MANY GROUPS OF CIVILIANS THAT HE SAVED THAT DAY.  HE DID NOT DIE FOR DESKS OR PROPERTY!!! 

HOW DARE YOU MAKE LIGHT OF HIS HEROISM OR THE HEROISM OF THE OTHER 31 BRAVE MEMBERS OF THE FIRE PATROL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY.  IT IS AN INSULT TO THE BRAVERY OF OUR MEMBERS, WHO DAY AFTER DAY PUT THEIR LIVES IN JEOPARDY OPERATING UNDER A FIRE FLOOR.

YOU STATE THAT THE SAFETY OF CITIZENS WILL NOT BE AT STAKE?? 
JUST OFF THE TOP OF OUR HEADS WE CAN DISPUTE THIS CLAIM. 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE RESCUES.

OUR MEMBERS ARE PROUD, DEDICATED MEN WHO HAVE SERVED THIS CITY FOR THE LAST 203 YEARS.  SAVING PROPERTY AND LIFE!!

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  4TH, THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
HELD OVERSIGHT HEARINGS (DRAFT HERE) ON THE FUTURE OF THE FIRE PATROL.
 

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE IAFF, THE UFOA, THE UFA, EMS AND FIRE DISPATCHERS UNIONS FOR GIVING TESTIMONY AT THIS HEARING, ON HOW THEY FEEL OUR CLOSURE WILL AFFECT NYC EMERGENCY SERVICES

 

See what happens when insurance companies close a Patrol

 Watch this video and LISTEN to how long it took a business to resume operations.
  6 MONTHS  for Chicago as opposed to NEXT DAY in New York. 
Without a Patrol, Business Owners loose money - Employees loose income
As of October 15 everyone shares the same fate

Chicago disbanded it's Fire Patrol in 1959 and Business Owners have been PAYING the price ever since

   You must have QT to view

CLICK HERE FOR JEOPARDY  BROADBAND VIDEO

CLICK HERE FOR JEOPARDY DIAL UP VIDEO

Used with permission © Jeopardy -Kings Productions

 


The WB 11 News - Fire Patrol Segment

Video Copyright © 2006 Tribune Interactive - WB11 Morning News

High Speed Users (DSL & Cable) can view the 2 Part video here. There is a long pause between both segments.

THIS IS A LARGE FILE.  IF IT DOES NOT LOAD IN MINI PLAYER YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT HERE
RIGHT CLICK HERE AND "SAVE TARGET AS"  TO YOUR DESKTOP.  THEN OPEN IN YOUR WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

 

Parts 1 & 2

For Low Band - Dialup Users

 

 

 


 

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The Dissolution of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters was based on a

A FAILURE OF MANAGEMENT !

 

 

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