This is Item # 12701.
Release: June 1998
Edition Quantity: 25,000
Rescue 3 was organized on June 1st, 1931 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
They are now located in the Tremont section and they are quartered in the former
firehouse of Engine 46 and Ladder 27. Rescue 3 is known as 'Big Blue' and 'The
Building Collapse Unit.' Rescue 3 is a 1996 HME/Saulsbury and responds on all
10-75's (working fires) in the 12th, 13th, and 16th Battalions of Manhattan and
the entire Bronx. However if a major building collapse occurs at any time in New
York City Rescue 3 responds with the Collapse Unit which is stored in the next
bay of the firehouse.
Rescue 3 is equipped with a mounted 32ft. telescoping light tower, a 15 KW
Electrical generator, a ten ton winch and an A frame hoist. They also carry
other specialized rescue and collapse equipment. There is also an inflatable
boat stored in quarters. Each member of Rescue 3 have spent hours of specialized
training in each borough of New York City and these elite units are trained and
professional members of F.D.N.Y. There is one Captain and three Lieutenant's who
supervise thirty firefighters that are assigned to Rescue 3.