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Hyannis Fire Apparatus

#1 Post by Mark SNE Moderator » 20 Feb 2018 20:35

I posted back in October regarding Sandwich Fire using new numbering for their apparatus, and now it seems Hyannis is following suit. They are no longer referring to their Countywide numbers (800 range) but are using A-1, A-2, A-3 for ambulances, and Engine 1, 2, 3, etc., for Engines. Same with their staff cars. They are being called Car1, 2, 3, etc. I don't know if this will be the new trend across the Cape but it may be something to keep an eye (or an ear?) on?
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#2 Post by garys » 20 Feb 2018 21:02

I think it might be part of an effort to standardize terminology across the state for task force purposes. I remember reading something a couple of years ago about department changing their terminology for ambulances from "Rescue" to "Ambulance" so as to avoid confusion with heavy rescues.

Definitely something to listen for.
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#3 Post by Lynskey 85 » 21 Feb 2018 16:52

From the CapeCodFD.com website:

HYANNIS - WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?Hyannis Fire Department has begun using a different apparatus radio ID system
as of February 19, 2018. Essentially it is as follows.
Hyannis is planning to transfer dispatch responsibilities to the new civilian
Barnstable Police dispatch center in the spring.[TABLE="width: 80%"]
[TR]
[TD]C801 = Car 1 = Fire Chief
C802 = Car 2 = Deputy
C803 = Car 3 = Duty Officer Car
C804 = Car 4 = EMS Officer
C805 = Car 5 = Fire Prevention Officer
C806 = Car 6 = Fire Prevention Officer
C807 = Car7 = Training Captain
C800 = Car 8 = Mechanic Vehicle
FOX = Engine 1 =Antique Ahrens Fox
E822 = Engine 2 = E-One Pumper
E823 = Engine 3 = Pierce Pumper
MACK = Engine 5 =Antique Mack
E826 = Engine 6 = Pierce Pumper
LT829 = Tower 1 = Pierce Tower Ladder
A831 = Ambulance 1 =Ambulance
A828 = Ambulance 2 =Ambulance
A825 = Ambulance 3 =Ambulance
A827 = Ambulance 4 = Ambulance
H821 = Rescue 1 = Pierce Heavy Rescue
Marine 808 =Marine 1 = Fireboat
Marine 809 =Marine 2 = Small Boat
Dive810 =Dive 1 = Dive Truck
New Pickup = Service 1 = Pickup
C830 = Service 2 = Service Van
[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]
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