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Whats In A Number?
Updated On: Aug 20, 2009

We are often asked what the numbers represent on our equipment. You can actually tell a lot from them.

 

 

 

County Fire Department Numbering Scheme

The composition of the unit number is as follows.

                               12 3 4
                                | | |
                                | | |
                                | | +------------ Apparatus Type
    Area -----------------------+ |                0 = Pumper
                                  |                1 = Pumper
                                  |                2 = Aerial, Pumper/Aerial, or Quint
                                  |                3 = Tanker or Pumper/Tanker
    Engine House Number-----------+                4 = Rescue Pumper
                                                   5 = Pumper/Rescue/Aerial
                                                   6 = Rescue Squad
                                                   7 = Ambulance (EMS Unit)
                                                   8 = Brush Unit
                                                   9 = Specialized Equipment
     
    Our department number is 38
    Our house numbers are: 0 for command units
    1 for House #1 (8847 St. Charles Rock Road in St. John)
    2 for House #2 (9411 Marlowe in Overland)
    3 for House #3 (9923 St. Martha is St. Ann)
    9 for reserve equipment
    Therefore our EMS fleet is 3807 (EMS Command), 3817 (Ambulance from #1 House), 3827 (Ambulance from #2 House), 3837 (Ambulance from #3 House), 3897 (Stand-by Ambulance)
    Our Fire fleet is 3810 (Pumper from House #1), 3822 (Ladder from House #2), 3830 (Pumper from House #3), 3890 (Reserve Pumper)
    Our Command fleet is 3800 (Chief's car), 3801 (Assistant Chief's car), 3802 (Duty Officer's car), 3803 (Fire Marshal's car), 3804 (Department Pick-up), 3807 (Medical Officer's car)
     

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