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    Default FDNY TAC question

    What is the TAC within the FDNY? What are the purposes, uses and equipment used within these assignments?

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    TAC's are part of SOC. They are manned by 1 member, and carry special equiptment. They go on 2nd alarms,high-rise and other unusual runs.

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    MJB expained it generally, in addition, the TAC's are basically Rescue Co "supplemental" units, providing those extra necessities the Rescue Co's require. The FDNY TAC's also replaced the searchlight units, carrying a powerful array lighting system.

    RES2BOB is probably the best Forum member to explain it in detail......being the only active FDNY-RESCUE firefighter on these forums.
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    Originally posted by FDNYRR
    MJB expained it generally, in addition, the TAC's are basically Rescue Co "supplemental" units, providing those extra necessities the Rescue Co's require.
    Lol.... you mean there's something those monsters DON'T carry???

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    Ya, a motorboat and a rescue crane just to name two.:)
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    Ya, a motorboat and a rescue crane just to name two
    Don't bet on it.

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    TAC 1 runs out of S.O.C. headquarters on Randalls Island and is usually on the City Wide frequency and TAC 2 runs out of Staten Island and is typically on the Staten Island frequency. The equipment onboard includes pavement breakers, generators, inflatable boat w/outboard motor, chassis mounted crane, instruments for judging building stability (Transists, levels,etc.), hydraulic tools for underwater use, flood lighting, some siesmic listening equipment, cord reels, etc. They go on the 2-2 after dark and 3-3 all other times for structural fires, the 10-60 for building collapses, 10-76 Hi-Rise fire, 10-77 Hi-Rise residential fire (I believe) and can be special called at the discretion of any IC. The transit and listening devices are for sure on Squad Co. 01's 2nd piece, the TRV and I believe on the TAC units as well. FDNYRR or anyone else corrections appreciated. Just my shot in the dark.
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    Exactly what I was looking for... THANK YOU (All)

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    Originally posted by E229Lt


    Don't bet on it.
    What do you mean Lt.? I've seen both unit types and the TAC has a motorboat and a crane and the rescues do not.
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    Damn, Station 2........."well done!"

    Lt 229 reference to "don't bet on it" is related to FDNY humor. Most equipment is so taxed that more then where it belongs, it is in the shops. The TAC's do carry what was listed......and the Rescues carry High-Angle tripods or cranes that are attached when needed.
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