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    Good day all,

    I have a question for you all and I need your input. I am part of an industrial fire department and we are going to receive 2 Crash trucks e-one 8X8. My question is this one: what would be the best way to call these vehicles on the radio?

    some call them: ENGINE 1, some others: FOAM 1 and some others: RED 1, etc

    What do you guys think?

    Waiting for your inputs.
    Mathieu Dorval
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    Here in the US, it all depends on which radio you are speaking on. If you are on the airfield frequency, requesting permission to make a movement, most places I know of use "FOXTROT" which is the phoenetic identifier for "Fire Truck." DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT use "Crash 1" or "Crash 2", etc.....as an identifier on the airfield freq- this can lead to mass confusion and misunderstanding!!!!!

    I have also heard of the use of the name of the airfield, plus a number- IE "Warminster 1" or "Warminster 6" (Rest in peace Naval Air Warfare Center Fire Department, Bucks County, Pa, now closed.......)

    Now, on Fire Frequencies, I have heard "Foam", "Special Unit", "Airfield"......hope this helps.
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    Yes I noticed that, a lot of airports use the term FOAM, TRUCK, ENGINE, CRASH (but as you said, no good for the tower frequency), ARFF.

    I thing it will be easy to go with ARFF-1, ARFF-2 and such.

    Thanks for the info, well appreciated
    Mathieu Dorval
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    Our airport units (located at our fire station #5) used to be designated "Crash"-51, 52, 53, etc. Several years ago their radio designations were changed to "Airport"-51, 52, etc.
    It sounds much less ominous, and the word "crash" is reserved for the real thing.




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