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  • Number Scheme

    What is your favorite number for a Fire Truck, Mine are 101 and 51

    Does that make sense now!

    [This message has been edited by Engine 101 (edited 01-07-2001).]

  • #2
    Ummm...what are you talking about? The numbering scheme for your county / whatever, or just a favorite number, like wanting a certain number on your football jersey?

    J. Black

    The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone and may not reflect those of any organization with which I am associated.


    • #3
      People are going to laugh at you kid, this topic makes no sense.

      The information presented herin is simply my opinion and does not represent the opinion or view of my employer(s) or any department/agency to which I belong.


      • #4
        What the heck... a thread has been posted, let's talk about it.

        How about apparatus numbering schemes?

        At one time in this county, there was a grand plan to number each department geographically as stations 10,20, 30,40, etc. and then number each stations apparatus according to station. Mine being Base 60, and trucks 61, 62, 63, etc...

        The BIG plan was to have the truck number designate what the truck was...

        x1 - Grass/Brush
        x2 - Tanker (Water Tender)
        x3 - Rescue
        x4 - Squad (Ambulance)
        x5 - Squad
        x6 - Aeriel
        x7 - Special Service Vehicles
        x8 - Engine
        x9 - Engine

        Of course, no one that currently had a number assigned to something different wanted to change.. so now we try to identify ourselves as "Engine 69" and "Squad 61".

        Richard Nester
        Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.


        • #5
          What was the original post? I seen a title that interested me, I go to read about it and all it says is forget it? Just leave it up what you had, who cares what anyone else says..Like Metal Said..You made a Topic Thread leave it there so people can talk about it.

          South Amboy, New Jersey
          EMS Cadet in NJ


          • #6
            IM WITH MG,
            HAAAA HAAAAA!
            BUT YOU ASKED "5" OR"69"


            • #7
              First Off. No topic is stupid or boreing. I have seen some odd posts but I think that this one makes some since.

              The truck on my department that I like the number to is our first out engine for structure fires. Engine 255. Yes I am the type of firefighter that loves a good structure fire. Prefered one that is unoccupied and stable enough to make an interior fight. Able to be saved and intense to fight. I just get the rush when I drive the truck away from the station and and say over the radio, "Cecom, Engine 255 enroute." but that is the way we do things and there are many other ways of doing it.

              To each his own.

              Fire Doc

              Keep your head below the smoke but in the game.
              The opinions expressed here are my own and not that of my fire department or of the United States Military.


              • #8
                No thread is stupid just as there is no stupid question. In my county there are several dispatch agencies but everyone is given a bank of ten numbers to use. Since the main dispatch frequency used in the county I belive is registered to my department(154.190) however we are not dispatched on it any longer we have our own(154.235) we are assigned 0-9. Our unit designations are Squad-0;Engines-1,2,4,5;Hook and Ladder-9;and Tanker-1. We have several other support equipment but most are brush trucks or chiefs vehicles. Most departments have tried to number Squads ending in zero and H&L ending in 9(example Fairview Heights Ladder 29 or East Side Ladder 409. My favorite of course is my engine O'Fallon Engine One.

                The views here are mine and do not reflect that of my department or any of it's members.


                • #9
                  Ok mine are 952 and 952 52 is my favorite Ambulance To Ride on and 51 is our New Rescue Truck, Also For the fire Deparment 508 My Brothers Ladder Truck # anddd...58..Thats for FDNY ENGINE 58....Bought a hat with FDNY Eng 58 on it and Liked the # ever since..may sound strange but hey..its works... Thanks for putting up the question...Didnt know what hte last question was but this seems to make sense to me...

                  South Amboy, New Jersey
                  EMS Cadet in NJ


                  • #10
                    I'm not to sure about this topic either, but on our dept. each Engine Co. is given the number of it's station. However we currently only have seven stations. We also designate reserve pumpers or back up engine companies with a 3 and the station number it's assigned to, (ie. at station # 5 we have "Eng. 5" and a reserve pumper "Eng. 35"


                    • #11
                      our station has 240 and up to 249

                      XX0 tanker
                      XX1 rescues
                      XX2 engine
                      XX3 chief
                      XX4 engine
                      XX5 engine
                      XX6 engine
                      XX7 asst. chief
                      XX8 asst. chief
                      XX9 brush truck
                      we don't have to stay this way one of our other asst. chiefs are 240 since we have 2 pumper tankers 244/246 we don't use 240 at the present time.

                      Stay Safe and remember to put the wet stuff on the red stuff

                      [This message has been edited by fireater (edited 01-08-2001).]


                      • #12


                        I think you guys know which # I like.

                        Kevin M. Fitzhenry, [email protected]
                        Firefighter, Truck Co. 2
                        City of Bayonne (NJ) FD


                        • #13
                          SHOW OFF!! LoL J/k AWESOME TRUCK!!

                          South Amboy, New Jersey
                          EMS Cadet in NJ
                          "EMTS DON'T DIE THEY JUST STABILIZE"


                          • #14
                            Each department in our county is issued 3 numbers to assign to their truck. Our department is 13,14 and 15.We can issue different types of trucks to each number,like
                            Engine 13,Tanker 13, Brush 14,Engine 14,Tanker 14,Engine 13,Service 13,tanker 13.

                            Not the best in my opinion,but it works.


                            • #15
                              Our numbering system goes like this:

                              Station # and
                              1,2,3 are pumpers
                              4 and 6 are tankers
                              5 could be a pumper or tanker

                              squads, rescues, service trucks,chief's cars and brush trucks all have just the kind of truck and the station number.


                              Station 1 would have Engine 11, Engine 12, Tanker 14, Rescue 1, Brush Truck 1, and Car1

                              Individual radio numbers are different from station to station, but are F-Station # and 01 - 99


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