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    Default This is so lame, please forgive me.

    What exactly is a FDNY Squad Co.? From what I can tell the Squads (like Squad 41) looks pretty much like an Engine. I'm getting the impression that FDNY Squad Co's mean something different to them than in my neck of the woods. Someone please clear it up for me?
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    Pretty much an engine and a truck company combined. They're setup for everything a truck co. can do, and everything an engine can do, while also doing the work that the rescues accomplish.

    NDemarse on here is from FDNY Squad 61. He can give you a better run down.
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    Squad co's are special trained in Hazmat response in addition to the regular rescue response's.
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    It's not lame, valid question. res343cue answered it fairly well. The FDNY squad is kind of the jack of all trades, master of most, type rig. The way that I see it, is to take a well trained/drilled and equipped volunteer engine and put them on the street as a fill in where you need them crew. The reason I say volunteer engine, is because most vollie dept's don't have set crews or tasks, at least in this part of the country. Also to add to the list of responsibilites the squad has is extrcation and rope rescue I think.

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    Think of a squad as a suped up engine company on steroids. they are trained in both engine company operations and truck company operations. IIRC, they even have different seating assignments, depending on if they will be functioning as an engine or truck. they still have their own first due area (as an engine co), but they also have a first due area as a squad co, which is much bigger. IIRC, the squads were some of the bussiest apparatus in the FDNY.

    They are an IC's extra manpower, they are trained to do pretty much anything the IC needs them to do. IIRC, all members of squad companies are haz mat techs as well, and they do have a seperate vehicle (aside from the engine) that carries hazmat equipment.

    The squads are part of the special ops battalion, and I think they are invite only. that means you don't apply to transfer to them, they ask you to join. kinda like the elite of FDNY.

    a similar name for an FDNY-style squad would be rescue pumper or rescue engine.
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    According the the FDNY Reference Manual, the squads are a engine in their first in district and respond to CFR runs. They can also assume the role of a ladder company if need be. All squads are also part of the Special Operations Command and do technical rescue and hazmat stuff.

    http://fdnytrucks.com/files/html/brooklyn/e269.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd4life
    It's not lame, valid question. res343cue answered it fairly well. The FDNY squad is kind of the jack of all trades, master of most, type rig. The way that I see it, is to take a well trained/drilled and equipped volunteer engine and put them on the street as a fill in where you need them crew. The reason I say volunteer engine, is because most vollie dept's don't have set crews or tasks, at least in this part of the country. Also to add to the list of responsibilites the squad has is extrcation and rope rescue I think.

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    Many thanks all for the answers. That actually cleared it up a lot for me.
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