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In the fire service a Squad is a Engine Company with a compliment of rescue tools.

A squad is a small military unit subordinate to an infantry platoon. In most armies a squad consists of eight to twelve soldiers, sometimes as many as fourteen, and may be further subdivided into fireteams. A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers or marines who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units. ... Platoon is a term from military science. ... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force. ... A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment (such as a uniform and weapon) to defend that country or its interests. ... A fireteam is a small military unit of infantry. ...

In countries following the British Army tradition, including the Australian Army and the Canadian Forces Land Force Command, the equivalent organization is a section. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Australian Army Emblem The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... A section is an infantry unit in the British Army consisting of eight soldiers, including a Corporal as section commander, a Lance-Corporal as second-in-command, and six privates. ...

In the United States Army, a squad is composed of two fireteams of four or five soldiers each. In the United States Marine Corps, a squad is typically composed of three fireteams of four marines and a squad leader who is a junior non-commissioned officer. The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or noncom, is a non-commissioned member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. ...

In combat, a squad covers a frontage of about 100 meters in open terrain when attacking, and can effectively defend a position of 100 to 200 meters in radius.[citation needed]

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