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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    And what if we all get together and tell the County Coordinator to stuff his numbering system up his ***?
    Well that's your decision I guess but personally I treat my command with a little more respect. I know that seems to be a foreign word these days on the fireground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pgfd65 View Post
    Well that's your decision I guess but personally I treat my command with a little more respect. I know that seems to be a foreign word these days on the fireground.
    Fireground incident commander or county coordinator? There is a difference! Our County Fire Chief's Association told our county coordinator about 10-12 years ago we were going to plain speak, and if they didn't like it, "TFB."
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    PGFD65,

    Departments across the US are run many, many different ways. In some (as Buff said), the Company Chiefs make the decision and the county must follow it. In others, the County Chief makes the decision, and the Company Chiefs must follow it. Don't even mention Fire Commissioners, Department Coordinators, EMA folks, and the list goes on and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgfd65 View Post
    Well that's your decision I guess but personally I treat my command with a little more respect. I know that seems to be a foreign word these days on the fireground.
    if some guy in an office all day wants to renumber my company, he has lost a lot of respect. how about a little respect for the comapnies?



    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    PGFD65,

    Departments across the US are run many, many different ways. In some (as Buff said), the Company Chiefs make the decision and the county must follow it. In others, the County Chief makes the decision, and the Company Chiefs must follow it. Don't even mention Fire Commissioners, Department Coordinators, EMA folks, and the list goes on and on.
    Not to mention in older parts of the country. In the early 1800s there wasn't much planning on who would get what numbers as the growing villages and cities were forming their fire forces. It was a build as you go kind of thing.

    Its a lot easier to design the FD how you want it when you have the organizational model before the FD is in place. Its hard to impose the station number matches company number in the older north eastern cities. Its easier in the midwest, southwest, where the growth in the city and the FD has been in the last 20-30 years and you can shape the course while the FD is growing. Not once its already grown and existed for 100+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgfd65 View Post
    First off I did not read all the replies. It is ridiculous to even have this conversation. It certainly is not a wise decision to change a numbering system that everyone is use to unless there is some underlying circumstance. I hope everyone can agree on that basic principle. However, I will say that most areas are forced to follow whatever the county fire coordinator wants so don't plan on making changes without the counties approval. But again it is not a smart idea to change a numerbing system that people know!
    Funny, it WAS our County that decided, back in the early 80's to renumber all stations and apparatus in the County. Of course, they could not do it similar to any of their neighboring counties.

    We used to be station #1 (as we were the first in the county), now we are 42.
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    This really hurts my brain!! You guys do whatever you want. Iam glad i dont have to try to remember all those extra #'s on the side of a truck.

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    Station 15
    engine 15-1, 15-2, 15-3
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    chief 1501, 1502, 1503, etc....

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