Unit 11 was thousands of years ago added to the ASE to keep the boiler rooms and furnaces used in some of the factory districts free of rodents, mutants and debris. As these tasks were phased to union workers, Unit 11 was shifted into the same job, but down in the Warrens keeping the lower floors of the Stacks and other Immigrant sectors clear so that the trash incinerators could function properly. Due to the nature of its ward as a unit operating in the worst floors of some of the worst sectors, Unit 11 has frequently been at the forefront of confrontations with illegal immigrants, mutants, and smugglers as well as the homeless and drug addicts.
The have a high attrition rate and most people serve for as short of term as possible, but most end up dead or maimed beyond repair. The flash fires of the trash incinerators and the toxic/infectious areas they work are just as dangerous as the people they deal with. Unit 11 had to be reconstructed after the complete loss of the unit during operations 27 years ago. Many were lost to a group of mutant raiders, but the rest of the unit was lost while preparing for to rescue their comrades when a nearly 200 by 300 foot section of the floor they were standing on fell out from under them. This huge sheet of metal fell due to poor maintenance of welds dropping Unit 11 to their deaths. The later report on the accident cited Unit 11 as those responsible for notifying the Engineers of the needed repairs, making the accident the fault of Unit 11.
Originally comprised of 20 members, Unit 11 has been reconstituted as a smaller unit until it proves it and its new command have overcome the debacle joked of as the Flight of the Boilers. The new commanding officer DO Miles Blair has picked a ragged group to restart what he has publicly called a ‘doomed venture’.
The patch of Unit 11 is a red teardrop of flame turned sideways like a shooting fireball set on a yellow triangle with a black border. Inside the fireball is the number 11 written bold black font. Like all ASE unit patches this is worn on the left shoulder.