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Rockland County (NY) Firefighting


ROCKLAND COUNTY FIRE APPARATUS

Apparatus and other units are designated by their department's number, 
followed by a word, code, or number for the type of unit.

COUNTY UNITS

44 Control = Rockland County Fire Dispatch
44-1	Fire Coordinator; Director OFES
44-2 thru 44-9	Deputy Fire Coordinators
44-10	Chief of Communications
44-11	Deputy Fire Coordinator
44-18	Assistant Director OFES; Hazmat
County Hazmat Team
	HazMat-1, 2, etc.  officers
	44-HazMat
	44-EQ
	44-TRV
	44-PTU
	44-CFU
	44-CFU-2
TRT-1, 2, etc. 	Technical Rescue Team officers

Ramapo Car 1	Fire Inspector
Spring Valley Car 2  Fire Inspector

APPARATUS TYPES

1,2,3,up to 12  Chiefs and Officers

FP#  Fire Police
FR#  Fire Rescue
SO#  Safety Officers

65, 75, 85, 98, 99   Aerials, designated by height (98/99 used for 100+)
102  Police Department's fire portable
1000, 1250, 1500, 1750, 2000, etc.  Pumpers, designated by pump gpm
	(additional pumpers have incremental last digits like 1501, etc.)
	(1575 is a special case - 1500 gpm pumper + 75 foot aerial)

ATV   All-Terrain Vehicle
CFU  Foam Unit
DSU  Decontamination Support Unit
EM    Emergency Medical
	4-EM  Heavy Rescue
	13-EM  Ambulance
EQ    Equipment (Rescue)
FSU   Field Services Unit
MARINE   Boat
MP   Mini Pumper
MSU  Mask Service Unit
PATROL   Personnel Transport Unit (van, bus - aka PTU)
QUAD  Quadruple Combination Pumper (pump+tank+hose+ground ladders)
QUINT  Quintuple Combination Pumper (Quad plus aerial)
	("regular" or "Class A" Engines are Triple Combination Pumpers)
RESCUE   Rescue Truck
SR   Search and Rescue
TANKER   Pumper-Tanker (1000+ gallon tank)
TOWER   Aerial Platform
TRV   Tactical/Technical Response Vehicle



DEPARTMENTS

 1  Blauvelt
 2  Central Nyack
 3  Congers
 4  Haverstraw
 5  Hillburn
 6  Hillcrest
 7  Monsey
 8  Nanuet
 9  New City
10  Nyack
11  Orangeburg
12  Pearl River
13  Piermont
14  Rockland Lake
15  Sloatsburg
16  Sparkill-Palisades
17  Spring Valley
18  Stony Point
19  Suffern
20  Tallman
21  Tappan
22  Valley Cottage
23  West Haverstraw
24  West Nyack
25  Chestnut Ridge  (South Spring Valley)
26  Thiells
32  Palisades Interstate Park
35  NYS Thruway Authority (Tappan Zee Bridge)
51  Lederle Laboratories (in Pearl River)
52  Novartis Pharmaceuticals (in Suffern)

RADIO CODES

10  General fire call
11  Under control
12  Working fire
13  Refreshments
14  Return[ing] to quarters
15  Assignment complete
16  Drill
17  False alarm
18  Hazardous Materials Incident
19  Fire Investigator
20  Service call
 (non-fire emergency call)
21  Bomb threat
100  Clear the air

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