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    Hey guys/gals, I am fairly new to my dept (3 months) and wondering why FF's refer to the stations with the "s" after the the number. Example: "25's" I was going to ask a senior FF but figured I would ask here first. Thanks in advance!

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    25's Station or 25's for short

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    13's house....24's first in...etc.
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    Generally, it indicates what apparatus is housed there.....Eng 25 is housed there - so it is 25's house...etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gb1k View Post
    Hey guys/gals, I am fairly new to my dept (3 months) and wondering why FF's refer to the stations with the "s" after the the number. Example: "25's" I was going to ask a senior FF but figured I would ask here first. Thanks in advance!
    We dont. At all. Going to 13...Detailed to 19...Richard Head works at 14.

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    We don't use the plural either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    We don't use the plural either.
    That would be the posessive. Plural indicates multiples, posessives have the 's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gb1k View Post
    I was going to ask a senior FF but figured I would ask here first. Thanks in advance!
    Do not take this the wrong way.

    You have the chance to ask somoene from your department, who understands why the department does things and understand its' traditions.

    Instead you feel it is better to log onto an international forum, whose members have NO idea where you are from, what department it is in question, and most likely do it completely different than your department.

    Ask yourself, did that make any sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    Ask yourself, did that make any sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    Do not take this the wrong way.

    You have the chance to ask somoene from your department, who understands why the department does things and understand its' traditions.

    Instead you feel it is better to log onto an international forum, whose members have NO idea where you are from, what department it is in question, and most likely do it completely different than your department.

    Ask yourself, did that make any sense?
    It probably did at the time. Not wanting to seem foolish about something simple. Give the kid a break. Wait until his 10th post or so...then kick him in the gonads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    Do not take this the wrong way.

    You have the chance to ask somoene from your department, who understands why the department does things and understand its' traditions.

    Instead you feel it is better to log onto an international forum, whose members have NO idea where you are from, what department it is in question, and most likely do it completely different than your department.

    Ask yourself, did that make any sense?



    Here we go again. Some poor new guy asks a simple, honest question and he gets sh*t on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEENGINEGOES View Post
    Here we go again. Some poor new guy asks a simple, honest question and he gets sh*t on.
    I'm sorry I hold common sense to a much more valued level.

    And if you call that "$hit on" you must have paper thin skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Wait until his 10th post or so...then kick him in the gonads.
    Yea but then it's no fun. Plus as Sean Avery pointed out, its "seconds"
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    If I were you, which I am not, I would have asked the Officer of my company or some of the members in the company about it.

    For what it's worth, I always said I 'll being working at 5 Engine or 3 Truck the next day, if I was detailed out, to my wife. Just in case she would want to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    We dont. At all. Going to 13...Detailed to 19...Richard Head works at 14.
    Funny guy here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGITCH View Post
    Funny guy here.
    Yea..Rich is a funny guy. Before working at 14 he was at 17 and 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    Yea..Rich is a funny guy. Before working at 14 he was at 17 and 11.
    Did you just quote yourself in the third person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    If I were you, which I am not, I would have asked the Officer of my company or some of the members in the company about it.
    This is what i would do. We dont use the 1 truck or 1 engine at my dept, but every dept has its traditions. Just ask your company officer and you ll be fine....

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    The fact this question had to be asked makes me worried that you're allowed to hold an axe or any other sharp object.

    Call me an *** but this is a completely idiotic question that should require very little cognitive thought.
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    In the grand scheme of things...
    Who gives a fat rat's rump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    We dont. At all. Going to 13...Detailed to 19...Richard Head works at 14.
    We have a guy with the same name only we call him Dick for short. He has been partners with Jack Mehoff for quite a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiffler1705 View Post
    This is what i would do. We dont use the 1 truck or 1 engine at my dept, but every dept has its traditions. Just ask your company officer and you ll be fine....
    Well, what do you guys use? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Some of our guys say Engine 4, Engine 18, Truck 2 or Truck 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Did you just quote yourself in the third person?
    No....Only filled in at 14 or 17 & 11.

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    We have a Richard Holder. No Kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschmidt View Post
    We have a Richard Holder.
    There are a lot more out there then you think.
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