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    Just out of curiosity, how does your department/facility identify your apparatus? For example, do you use Air 1, Crash 1, Red 1, Truck 1, etc.?

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    All the departments in the mutual aid association are assigned a department number, they range from 1-10. Apparatus is numbered according to department number, type of apparatus, then the individual number of said apparatus. So; 1 Engine 1, 1 Engine 2, 1 Rescue 1, 1 Tower 1, etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFWALT View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how does your department/facility identify your apparatus? For example, do you use Air 1, Crash 1, Red 1, Truck 1, etc.?
    We have a large airport in our first due, and everything is simply designated Rescue 1-5 with the shift commander designated as Battalion 1.
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    56 stations.

    55 engine companies - take the number of the fire station in the order they were built.

    Everything else - trucks, rescues, battalion chiefs, division chiefs, ambulances, etc are in sequential order that they were placed in service.

    Example - my station is Station 10. Houses E10, T9, EU21.

    or Station 22 - E22, T7, BC6, EU34
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    This post is in the airport section, so I assume he's looking for ARFF references...
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