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Metro North Has It's Own Fire Department???


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I went to North White Plains today to take some videos during rush hour and I saw this in the employee parking lot:

 

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I never knew they had their own FD. Does anyone have any more info on this?

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A fire brigade is more of an accurate descriptive than a fire department.

 

Grand Central Terminal and Croton Harmon Shops (other facilities may also) have personnel trained in emergency situations that will assist the local fire agencies in the event of a situation (fire or medical). They utilize golf carts outfitted with emergency equipment.

 

The vehicle seen in the above picture is that of the "chief" of Metro North Fire/EMS. There are two chiefs that will respond to situations anywhere on the Metro North system and assist the local fire agencies. They will also go around and train local fire agencies on train emergencies.

 

There are also rail cars (tankers) that can be deployed to fires along the tracks. While they can be used alone to fight a fire, it's a resource that is available to the local fire agencies.

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A fire brigade is more of an accurate descriptive than a fire department.

 

Grand Central Terminal and Croton Harmon Shops (other facilities may also) have personnel trained in emergency situations that will assist the local fire agencies in the event of a situation (fire or medical). They utilize golf carts outfitted with emergency equipment.

 

The vehicle seen in the above picture is that of the "chief" of Metro North Fire/EMS. There are two chiefs that will respond to situations anywhere on the Metro North system and assist the local fire agencies. They will also go around and train local fire agencies on train emergencies.

 

There are also rail cars (tankers) that can be deployed to fires along the tracks. While they can be used alone to fight a fire, it's a resource that is available to the local fire agencies.

 

Thanks Truckie for shedding some light on that:tup:

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