FDNY Dispatchers are responsible for assuring adequate fire covering is provided to all neighborhoods of the City, especially when incidents are happening which will require units to operate for periods greater than 30 minutes or units will be unavailable for another assigment indefinately. Dispatchers determine their relocations based on activity Boro-wide. If a company in a certain area hasn't had much activity, they will be a good decision to relocate. Another factor affecting relocations is commute. Sometimes it is better to move a company you know can get to the affected fire neighborhood rather quickly, because the fire sounds like it is bad enough to use all companies and possibly go to a multiple alarm incident. Training and administrative duty are other factors that affect relocation decisions. All dispatchers must be relatively knowlegable in the boro they work in to understand the challenges faced out in the field responding to and operating at incidents.

The following companies do not relocate:

Manhattan: Engines 3, 9, 10, 23, 39, 44, 95. Ladders 7, 24, 36.

Brooklyn: Engines 207,  250, 284.

Bronx: Engines 52, 63, 70, 72. Ladders 39, 52, 53

Queens: Engines 251, 274, 302, Ladder 116.

Staten Island: Engines 151, 159, 165.

The following companies must be filled if they are unavailable 10-99 at an incident or out of service:

Engines 23, 52, 63, 70, 151, 251, 260, 265, 266, 268, 302, 329

Ladders 39, 52, 116, 121, 134

Battalion 47

Only must fill between 0900-2400 Engines 8, 54. Ladders 2, 4, 7, 24. Battalion 8, 9

1 Engine has to be filled in the Big House if both Engine 264 & 328 are unavailable.

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