Truck Company Functions

03/01/2008
Question: Some departments believe that the primary truck company function on the fireground is search; others believe it is ventilation. Some departments don’t even have a truck company. What primary fireground function does your (or your closest) truck company perform?The primary functions to be performed on the fireground would depend on the staffing. It seems as if the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has one million firefighters. It has five- or six-person truck companies (including the officer). Can you imagine it? An entire crew you can split in half and still get things done. (It’s hard to split a three-person truck company in half without surgical intervention.) Now...

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