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    Default Detroit guys...need info on your Squads.

    Brothers to the West, can you give me a brief overview on your Squads and how they're used within the DFD? Also, what are they equipped with?

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    In the event one of my nearby brothers misses this, I'll pass on what I know from being in the area and knowing a few DFD guys.

    The Squads are primarily for manpower. Six Squads in the city, 4 man crews. Standard assignment for a box alarm is 3 engines, 1 truck, 1 squad. Depending on arrival sequence and the needs of the incident, they may be on the knob, on the roof, or performing the primary search. Generally speaking, they try to keep experienced firefighters on the Squads, but members are often detailed in from nearby companies.

    The rigs are large walk-in rescue style apparatus. From what I understand, they carry mostly hand tools and extrication equipment, not a full heavy rescue load like FDNY.
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    A little history - The original "squad" in Detroit had something like 15 members - their sole purpose was manpower. It was refered to as the "flying squadron." It later became Rescue 1.

    In 1910 they were running on a Packard which is still in the possession of the DFD museum.
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    Those that are close to DFD, would you say these guys perform more "truck" type work at the jobs they go to, or is it split 50/50 (Engine/Truck)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDGloWorm View Post
    Those that are close to DFD, would you say these guys perform more "truck" type work at the jobs they go to, or is it split 50/50 (Engine/Truck)?
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