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Offline fdny1984

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Dignitary Protection Unit
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:04:41 PM »
With the Pope's impending visit to New York, I've started wondering about the DPU. I realize most info on it is likely kept confidential, but what I am interested in is 1) do they there own dedicated buses and 2) how many Paramedics/Officers staff that rig?

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Dignitary Protection Unit
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:04:41 PM »

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Re: Dignitary Protection Unit
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 10:33:17 PM »
There were two dedicated DPU units in the city.  Ambulance 001 and 002.  001 being for the president and 2 for everyone else.  However they do use standard buses when needed. 

For the most part you will get two FDNY Medics who are DPU trained.  During the UN GA you sometimes will get EMS officers riding with a Medic.