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All you firefighters out there, I need help with a question.
What are the numbers on the front of your hats for and what do they represent?? Is it the station and if so, how can you tell which one it represents?
I am curious....
Thank you! ;a ;Q ;a
In our city, our helmet front should match our vehicle's ID. E-50 would designate Engine 50, L-50 would be Ladder 50. Most numbers also correspond to the station number but not always.
Where I am the # on the front (and back) of the helmet represents what station you are from.
Each place is differant, but as an example I'll tell you how my county is broke down.
Each Station in the county follows the same numerical control. With the exception on 1 dept, they dont distinguish who is assigned to what truck by leather fronts, as that can change.
Hillsboro - Station 100 - All Guys have 100 On the Front, 100 Unit Numbers, and All Apparatus is 1--.
Greenfield - Station 200 - 200 on Helmets, Units, Apparatus
Leesburg - Station 300 - 300 Everything.
Lynchburg - Station 400 - 400 Everything.
Mowrystown - Station 500 - 500 Everything.
Brush Creek - Station 600 - 600 Everything.
Also, everybody follows the same apparatus numbering system here in this county.
So its easier for everybody to know whats going on where, and it helps dispatch out a lot.
But this is differant everywhere.
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