Special Units
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The New York City Fire Department has literally dozens of special units, ranging from Haz-Mat apparatus to hydrant thawing units. Some of these units are manned all the time, some of them are manned depending on weather conditions(The Brush Fire Units and the Thawing Units are examples of weather dependent rigs), and some are not manned at all, except by the companies where the apparatus is stored. There are 3 Fire Boats in active service all year round, and numerous smaller boats which are only in service in the warmer months. There are also hundreds of non response support vehicles, such as wreckers, fuel trucks, and administrative vehicles. A very large EMS fleet is operated by the department, and there are many different vehicles in within that bureau other than ambulances. The last Fire Patrol Units in the USA, paid for by the insurance companies, were in New York City. There were 3 companies left, from a high of 10 until they were disbanded in 2006. Also in this section are the 9 remaining volunteer fire companies that operate in the city along with the one that was closed by FDNY in 2011. Virtually all the special units that FDNY operates are shown within these pages. Enjoy!



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Marine 1

Foot Of Bloomfield St., Manhattan.
Marine 6

Bldg. 292, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn
Marine 9

305 Front St., Staten Island
Mask Service Unit

FDNY Training Academy, Randalls Island.
Bureau Of Training Units

FDNY Training Academy, Randalls Island.
Special Operations Command Units

750 Main St. Roosevelt Island
Hazmat Operations Apparatus
Field Communications Unit
Communications Division
Fleet Maintenance Vehicles
Reserve Engines
Reserve Ladders
Fire Marshal Units
FDNY Medical Units
FDNY EMS Units
RAC Units
Other FDNY Vehicles
Fire Patrol 1

240 West 30th St., Manhattan
Fire Patrol 2

84 West 3rd St., Manhattan
Fire Patrol 3

12 Dean St., Brooklyn
NYPD Vehicles
Port Authority Of NY and NJ Vehicles
Corrections Department

Rikers Island Prison, Queens.
Other Agencies in NYC with Firefighting Vehicles
Metropolitan Fire Association

Staten Island, New York
Aviation Hose 3

Gildersleeve Ave., Bronx.
Edgewater Park VFD

Main St. & Adee Dr., Bronx
Gerritsen Beach VFD

52 Seba Ave., Brooklyn
West Hamilton Beach VFD

102-33 Davenport Ct., Queens
Broad Channel VFD

15 Noel Rd., Queens
Roxbury VFD

42 State Rd., Queens
Rockaway Point VFD

204-26 Rockaway Point Blvd., Queens
Point Breeze VFD

29 Point Breeze Ave, Queens.
Oceanic H&L Co. 1

4010 Victory Blvd, Staten Island.
Richmond Engine Co. 1

3664 Richmond Rd., Staten Island.