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  • Organization of the New York City Fire Department

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    The New York City Fire Department, like most fire departments around the world, is organized in a paramilitary fashion. Its organizational structure includes regional commands for various geographic areas within its jurisdiction, operational commands for units of different functions, and administrative units and offices for various administrative functions. Beneath that hierarchy are the individual units which carry out the missions and responsibilities of the fire department, which includes the primary role of emergency response and firefighting, as well as a range of other roles and duties.

  • Chrysler

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    Chrysler (; officially Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC) is one of the "Big Three" automobile manufacturers in the United States, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Italian-American automobile manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is registered in the Netherlands and headquartered in London for tax purposes. Previously, the brand's holding company existed as Chrysler Corporation (1925–1998), DaimlerChrysler (1998–2007), Chrysler, LLC (2007–2009), and Chrysler Group, LLC (2009–2014). In addition to the flagship Chrysler brand, FCA sells vehicles worldwide under the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram nameplates. Further, the subsidiary includes Mopar, its automotive parts and accessories division, and SRT, its performance automobile division. Walter Chrysler founded the original Chrysler Corporation was founded from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company in 1925. Using the General Motors brand diversification and hierarchy strategy he had seen working for Buick, he acquired Fargo Trucks and Dodge Brothers, and created the Plymouth and DeSoto brands in 1928.

  • Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

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    The construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System included over of oil pipeline, 12 pump stations, and a new tanker port. Built largely on permafrost during 1975–77 between Prudhoe Bay and Valdez, Alaska, the $8 billion effort required tens of thousands of people, often working in extreme temperatures and conditions; the invention of specialized construction techniques; and the construction of a new road, the Dalton Highway. The first section of pipe was laid in 1975 after more than five years of legal and political arguments. Allegations of faulty welds drew intense scrutiny from local and national observers. A culture grew around the unique working conditions involved in constructing the pipeline, and each union that worked on the project had a different function and stereotype. Thirty-two Alyeska Pipeline Service Company employees and contract workers were killed during the project. The main construction effort lasted until 1977; the first barrel of oil was delivered on July 28 of that year. Several more pump stations, added as oil flow increased, were completed through 1980.

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