Squad Companies to Be Used in New York City

Issue 12 and Volume 96.

Squad Companies to Be Used in New York City The New York Fire Department has gone in for Squad Wagons for the purpose of having adequate manpower on first alarm responses. The first of five proposed Squad Companies in the high hazard sections of Manhattan and Brooklyn, went into service on November 1 in the heart of midtown Manhattan. It is located in Truck 24 at 33rd and 6th and is manned by one Lieutenant and eight Firemen. The New York department is 700 officers and men shy of its budgetary quota of 1,667 officers and 9,184 men. The new company rolls to 140 first alarm boxes between Madison Square and Columbus Circle; to 146 second alarm boxes within the same limits, excepting that the second alarm territory spreads east and west to both waterfronts, and to 139 special building boxes in the hotel, shopping, theatre and industrial sections. The…

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