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« on: April 15, 2008, 03:51:24 PM »
 I know this if out of NYC but I was wondering if any one knew about the FLYING SQUAD in The New Orleans Fire Department.801 Girod Street Second District Chief & Flying Squad. I know the London Police Department - Flying Squad deals with Major crimes larceny etc..  But this is FD. Any clue on what the Flying Squad of New Orleans does? Thanks

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Offline catry

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 08:48:03 PM »
From what I can tell based on the NOFD's website and various other forums, they are basically specialized manpower units similar to the Rescues/Squads of FDNY.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 08:37:37 AM »
It's a manpower unit used to respond to major incidents.  See

http://secure.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=51&tabid=20

They're also hazmat trained . . . see http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/Hazardous-Materials/HazMat-Team-Spotlight--New-Orleans-Fire-Department/18$48137

They run a rig  much like a heavy rescue, although I don't know what type of gear they carry.  Here's a link to a video from about 14 years ago which shows them arriving at a house fire in what was then their rig . . . a Ford C-model.  It's at the very end of the flick.



They run with a Pierce rig now:

http://www.angelfire.com/la3/siresfotos/fire/lafd/nofd
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