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    Default Vehicle Designations within NIMS

    Sorry if this has been asked adn answer already, but I coud find it. Does anyone know within the new NIMS or NFPA or any other National standerd where can I find a list of acceptable/official terms to designating vehicle on the radio?

    For example: Engine , Engine Tanker, Rescue Engine
    Tanker or SuperTanker
    Brush or Minipumper

    Any offical national standered on this? Any ideas or NIMS direction on any of this?

    Please let me know here or email bferis01@hotmail.com

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    Cool Terminology

    You could go to the FIRESCOPE website and download a copy of the 420-1 or a copy of the NWCG's 410-2. In them they tell you the minimum requirements as well as the radio designators.

    Hope this helps.
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    You definitely don't want to ask for a tanker here when you mean a tender... the bill is gonna be HUGE and they will hold the IC accountable!

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    I have never heard of a National Standard for naming your vehicles. As stated above, it is definitely different between Wildland & Structural vehicles. If there is a standard, I would like to know what it is!!!!
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

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    NIMS doesn't specify what YOU have to call you apparatus, it applies to ordering mutual aid resources. If you order a Type 6 engine you will get a light wildland engine that has a minimum of 200 gallons of water, a 50 gpm pump, 300 feet each of 1" and 1 1/2" hose and a crew of at least 2 firefighters.

    What shows up may locally be called Brush 1, Engine 3468, Power Wagon 43, Field Unit 715 etc but it will meet the specs for a Type 6 engine.

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    OK, thanks I was just making sure.....we are being told there was and I wanted to be 100% sure.

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    Here you go. Everything you wanted to know plus more. Scroll down to the documents.

    http://www.nimsonline.com/download_center/index.htm


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