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    i was wondering how apparatus is assigned thier unit number in other areas of the country. where i live it's like this:
    *There is the type of apparatus (engine, quint, brush, ect.)
    *Followed by the dept. number (the county system has a number for every dept.
    *The last number is the station the apparatus originates from.

    the amulance are a bit different
    *They have the Department numer first
    *followed usually by the number 4, but some have 5
    *then the station number

    for example, the apparatus i ride is quint-23. in the station there is also engine-23 and 1143. in a station of another city it is quint-41, Engine-41, 441.

    it really makes pretty good sence once you figure out the department numbers and such, but the ambulances do tend to get confusing, because the county ones (the 11's) dont really follow this pattern too well.
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    We have the same thing with the station number come first
    my station engine would be called 111. The First two numbers is my station followed by the engine number. our second engine is 112. Ambulance go backwards. my station ambulance is 119. again the station number followed by the 9. if we had another ambulance it would be 118. Medic units always come first. So if a station had a medic unit it would be ??9 and then the ambulance would be ??8 and so on. Trucks are just the station number. So Truck 11. Same as rescue squads are the station numbers. So RS 11. All other non common units followed this like ATV 11, Canteen 3, Air 1, Quint 40, Boat Support 11. Brush Trucks start at 5 and then go on. So if my station had a Brush Truck it would be 115, then the second one would be 116. Cars followed the same as engines except that 113 is reserved for medics. So the cars at my station are 111, 112, 114, and then so on.

    Now there are rules and then it gets changed for special things or special reasons. We have two Rescue Squad stations. Rescue Squad stations are 3 medics, three ambulances and one rescue squad. They have no engines. It is the opposite of what the really fire department do. Their numbers are 1 and 2 and they go in reversed order. Their first medic unit would be 10 then medic 11 and then medic 12. Then the ambulances 13, 14, 15. Squads start out on nine. so the squad would be 19 followed by 18. And now the confusing part is this, Rescue Squad 29 is from rescue 2. But however station 29 has a squad so the squad from station 29 would be called 291.

    That about it. Hope it helps

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    For my dept. the department number comes first then the unit type, then unit number. for example

    14 Engine 1
    14 Rescue 1

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    For Tolland County (TN) it is the apparatus type, (E for engine, ET for engine tanker, R for rescue, etc.) then the number for the apparatus, and then the station #. so since my station number is 11 (guess what department), the 2nd et is ET-211. Also, ambulances are assigned either a 5 or 6 prefix so an ambulance would be R-511

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    our system goel like this station and usit number



    so or first out engin is 13(station nu,ber) 11 unit number arego 13-11

    ans so on
    xx-01 chief
    xx-02- xx-08 oficers
    xx-09 fire poleice capt
    xx-11-xx-19 pumpers
    xx-21-xx29 tankers
    xx31- xx-39 ladders
    xx-41-xx-49 rescues
    xx-51-xx-59 squads ( xx-52 reserved for fp trucls)
    xx-61-xx-69 brush
    xx-71-xx-79 attack trucks
    xx-81-xx-89 ambulances
    xx-91-xx-99 specialty vehiales
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    my dept does it like this. Our station number is 420, so our trucks are 421 - 425, and our rescue number is 560. so our rescue trucks go 561-563. personel numbers are 427-429, 565-579, and the rest of the numbers are H-##, like mine is H28. our whole county does it like its

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    Ours is simple. They just say the type of apparatus and its #
    Example.(Fire on Indaian Neck Ave.)
    E-1
    E-2
    E-9
    Aerial 1
    Medic 1
    Rescue 1
    Car 6
    Respond to ............

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    our dept has the first letter of the first two words in the dept name and then a number. where the number comes from i dont know.
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    Well when taking about anything we has 7 becasue of the station number and sometimes two numbers behind it, I don't know where they come from. But here they are, it is pretty basic
    Engine 707
    Engine 703
    Engine 702
    Car 7
    Tanker 7
    Rescue 7
    Brush 705
    Traffic Control 7
    Fire Police 7
    Utility 7
    Ambulance A
    Ambulance B

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    My town has two stations and when one truck replaces another it takes over its number. We also have an assigned county number (109), but is almost never used. We have:

    Central Station;
    Rescue 1
    Engine 1
    Ladder 1
    Engine 5
    Combonation 3
    Forestry 1
    Forestry 2
    The Boat(jokingly called Marine 1)
    The ones are from the days of the private fire companies ans the Central Co had a 1 as its numbers and insignia

    Eire 4;
    Engine 4
    Combonation 4
    The same reasoning as Central for the numbers, "The Fours"
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    In York County PA, first is the unit type (rescue, engine, service), then the station number, and then, if there is more than one of a certain kind of unit, numbers for those units.
    Examples:
    Engine 53-1
    Engine 53-2
    Brush 53
    Service 53(for med. calls- QRS 53)
    Car 53
    Pumper 53(1950's GMC, out of service for now)
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    In Gloucester County,NJ

    We go by Engine, Ladder, Rescue, Squad
    Call Numbers:
    Cheif Car 730
    FM-7
    Engine Co. 731
    Engine Co. 733
    Ladder Co. 736
    Rescue Co. 738
    Squad 739

    With are company the type of truck(Engine, Truck ,etc) goes first and then the station number come next then the number of the truck.
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