Rainbow Band
Intrepid
 
Honor our bravest and enjoy competitions, demonstrations, special performances, displays, interactive activities, and much more from the FDNY!

Included in the festivities will be our 5th annual Battle of the Boroughs cook-off competition and the 3rd annual Battle of the Bands!

Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, and Personnel will receive free admission to the Intrepid Museum this weekend, including the newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise! Family members also receive a special discount: 50% off general admission. (proper ID required)

Offer good for full-priced adult, youth, child, or senior general admission tickets with the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Family members must be accompanied by the Firefighter, Paramedic, EMT, or Personnel to receive the discount. Not valid toward group packages, memberships, or all access pass. Offer valid July 20 & 21, 2013 only.





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Saturday, July 20
Time Event Location
10:00am - 5:00pm Pier Displays

Fire Safety House Tours & Talks
Apparatus Show & Tell
Fire Zone Merchandise, Fire Museum, Fire Safety Education Unit, CPR Class & Literature
Pier 86
11:00am Ceremony - Blessing of the FDNY Marine Fleet

Join the Intrepid for a formal ceremony, which includes a laying of the wreath, the blessing of the fleet, a FDNY bagpipers performance, a spectacular water display by the FDNY, and the procession of fireboats up the Hudson River.
Pier 86
Under the Concorde
11:00am - 2:30pm Battle of the Boroughs Cook-Off

Members of the FDNY defend their respective boroughs by creating mouth-watering appetizers and entrees.
Proudly Sponsored by Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
Pier 86
12:00pm G String Band Performance

Comprised of FDNY members, including Lt. Ralph Bernard, the band plays popular rock & roll tunes.
Center Stage
12:30pm Stokes Basket Rescue and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim into a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
1:00pm FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Performance

The award-winning FNDY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums will perform.
Center Stage
1:30pm Forcible Entry Door Demonstration

Firefighters put on their bunker gear and demonstrate the forcible entry simulator, a training tool that allows them to learn how to open both inward- and outward-opening locked doorways. This skill saves valuable seconds in entering fire and emergency scenes.
Pier 86
2:00pm Bucket Ladder Rescue Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters from a Ladder Company rescue a victim from the flight deck by quickly raising the bucket ladder and plucking them from certain doom. The victim is placed inside the bucket for a safe return to ground.
Pier 86
2:30pm Firefighter's Personal Safety System (PSS) Demonstration

The Personal Safety System is worn by firefighters and provides a rapid means of escape from a burning building, via the window. PSS consists of a rope, a hook, a carabiner, and a descender. The system allows safe and controlled exit to a lower level.
Pier 86
2:30pm Announcement of the Winners of the Battle of the Boroughs Cook-Off Pier 86
3:30pm "Jaws of Life" Vehicle Extraction Demonstration and EMS Patient Treatment

Firefighters use the Hurst Tool, or the "Jaws of Life," a powerful hydraulic tool that can cut through a car's steel doors and roof, allowing rescuers to free a trapped victim. EMS personnel provide assessment and treatment of the freed victim, and once stabilized, the victim is placed on a stretcher and removed for transport.
Pier 86
 
Sunday, July 21
Time Event Location
10:00am - 5:00pm Pier Displays

Fire Safety House Tours & Talks
Apparatus Show & Tell
Fire Zone Merchandise, Fire Museum, Fire Safety Education Unit, CPR Class & Literature
Pier 86
11:00am Fireboat Water Display Hudson River
11:30am Bucket Ladder Rescue Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters from a Ladder Company rescue a victim from the flight deck by quickly raising the bucket ladder and plucking them from certain doom. The victim is placed inside the bucket for a safe return to ground.
Pier 86
12:00pm G String Band Performance and Battle of the Bands

Enjoy musical performances from different members of the fire department and their bands as they battle it out in our second annual Battle of the Bands competition.
Center Stage
12:30pm Stokes Basket Rescue and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim into a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
1:00pm Forcible Entry Door Demonstration

Firefighters put on their bunker gear and demonstrate the forcible entry simulator, a training tool that allows them to learn how to open both inward- and outward-opening locked doorways. This skill saves valuable seconds in entering fire and emergency scenes.
Pier 86
1:30pm Firefighter's Personal Safety System (PSS) Demonstration

The Personal Safety System is worn by firefighters and provides a rapid means of escape from a burning building, via the window. PSS consists of a rope, a hook, a carabiner, and a descender. The system allows safe and controlled exit to a lower level.
Pier 86
2:00pm "Jaws of Life" Vehicle Extraction Demonstration and EMS Patient Treatment

Firefighters use the Hurst Tool, or the "Jaws of Life," a powerful hydraulic tool that can cut through a car's steel doors and roof, allowing rescuers to free a trapped victim. EMS personnel provide assessment and treatment of the freed victim, and once stabilized, the victim is placed on a stretcher and removed for transport.
Pier 86
2:30pm Stokes Basket Rescue and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim into a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
3:00pm Forcible Entry Door Demonstration

Firefighters put on their bunker gear and demonstrate the forcible entry simulator, a training tool that allows them to learn how to open both inward- and outward-opening locked doorways. This skill saves valuable seconds in entering fire and emergency scenes
Pier 86
3:30pm HazMat Unit Contains Spill Demonstration (Weather Permitting)

Members of the elite Hazardous Materials in the Special Operations Command put on special suits and breathing masks to investigate and contain a simulated toxic spill.
Pier 86
 
All demonstrations are weather permitting and subject to change.
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