Broward County Uniform Station Numbering

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The Broward County Uniform Station Numbering system is a system by which all fire stations and fire apparatus in Broward County are numbered. The numbering system was developed by the Fire Chief's Association of Broward County in order to minimize confusion and create efficient radio communications at large fires or emergency scenes, where multiple departments were working together. The system went into effect on October 1, 1990 after a large fire at GLS Fiberglass in Port Everglades in 1988. Prior to 1990, each fire department had its own numbering system, usually starting at 1 and proceeding to number each station that department operated from. At this large fire in Port Everglades, Dania Beach Fire Department, Hollywood Fire Department, Port Everglades Public Safety, and Fort Lauderdale Fire Department all were on scene with their own Engine 1s. As a result, every time a person called for "Engine 1" on fireground radios, confusion would ensue.

After this fire, the Fire Chief's Association realized there had to be a way in which to standardize all fire apparatus identifiers throughout the county. They developed a system by which each fire department's station was assigned a countywide station number based on the order in which it was built in the county. For example, Dania Beach built the first fire station in the county in the early 1900s, so they are given the rights to station number 1. Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue built the second station in Broward County, so they have the rights to the number station 2. This pattern continues for all stations throughout the county. If a station should close, the department to which the station belonged will keep the rights to that station number, should the department re-open that station, or build another one.

All units that respond from a fire station are identified over the radio by their type (Engine, Ladder, Quint, Rescue, Battalion, Division, etc.) followed by the station number (1, 2, 3, etc.). This allows any person to identify the type of unit, and its department of origin based on the unit identifier. For example, Engine 88 is a fire engine (apparatus type) and is from station 88, which belongs to Fort Lauderdale. If a station has more than one of the same type of apparatus responding from it, such as two rescues from one station, or two engines from one station, the apparatus type remains the same, but the number 2 precedes the station number. For example, the second rescue at station 46 is numbered Rescue 246. The second rescue at station 102 is identified as Rescue 2102. This numbering pattern continues for third, and fourth units respectively such as at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (Station 10) with Truck 210, 310, and 410.

By using this system, it simplifies all radio communications at large scale emergency incidents that occur in Broward County, and prevents duplication of unit identifiers, and confusion at an emergency scene.

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Station Number Location Department
1 Dania Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
2 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
3 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
4 Deerfield Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
5 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
6 Port Everglades Broward County Sheriff's Office
7 Hallandale Beach Hallandale Beach Fire-Rescue
8 Fort Lauderdale (closed, units moved to station 2) Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
9 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
10 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Broward County Sheriff's Office
11 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
12 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Lauderdale-By-The-Sea VFD & American Medical Response
13 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
14 Unincorporated Central Broward Broward County Sheriff's Office
15 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
16 Wilton Manors Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
17 Dania Beach Regional Haz-Mat Broward County Sheriff's Office
18 Margate Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
19 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
20 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
21 Pompano Highlands (closed) Broward County Sheriff's Office
22 Lighthouse Point Lighthouse Point Fire-Rescue
23 Unincorporated Broward [{Broadview Park]} [(Broward County Sheriff's Office)]
24 Pompano Beach] [{Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue]}
25 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
26 Canteen Station South Florida Rehab & Emergency Support Team, Inc
27 Pembroke Park & West Park Broward County Sheriff's Office
28 Cooper City Broward County Sheriff's Office
29 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
30 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire-Rescue
31 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
32 Fort Lauderdale (responds countywide) Broward County Sheriff's Office
33 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
34 North Lauderdale North Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
35 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
36 Southwest Ranches Closed, services assumed by Pembroke Pines F.R. as of 09/01/2011. Broward County Sheriff's Office
37 Lauderdale Lakes Broward County Sheriff's Office
38 Davie Davie Fire Rescue
39 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
40 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
41 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
42 Parkland Coral Springs Fire Department
43 Coral Springs Coral Springs Fire Department
44 North Lauderdale North Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
45 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
46 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
47 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
48 West Park (Closed) Lake Forest Volunteer Fire Department
49 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
50 Coconut Creek (closed, units moved to station 98) Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
51 Deerfield Beach (Inservice as of 10-1-11) Broward County Sheriff's Office
52 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
53 Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
54 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
55 Weston Broward County Sheriff's Office
56 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
57 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire-Rescue
58 Margate Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
59 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
60 Hallandale Beach Hallandale Beach Fire-Rescue
61 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
62 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
63 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
64 Coral Springs Coral Springs Fire Department
65 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
66 Deerfield Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
67 Weston Broward County Sheriff's Office
68 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
69 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
70 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
71 Coral Springs Coral Springs Fire Department
72 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
73 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire Rescue
74 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
75 Deerfield Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
76 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
77 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
78 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
79 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
80 Coral Springs Coral Springs Fire Department
81 Weston Broward County Sheriff's Office
82 Southwest Ranches Southwest Ranches Volunteer Fire Department
83 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
84 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
85 Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (Air Rescue) Broward County Sheriff's Office
86 Davie (Rescue 86 in service out of SFR sta. 83) Davie Fire-Rescue
87 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
88 Fort Lauderdale (Closed, units moved to Station 53) Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
89 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
90 Hallandale Beach Hallandale Beach Fire-Rescue
91 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
92 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
93 Dania Beach (Closed, 93 units now run out of 17) Broward County Sheriff's Office
94 Coconut Creek Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
95 Coral Springs Coral Springs Fire Department
96 Plantation Plantation Fire Department
97 Parkland Coral Springs Fire Department
98 Margate Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
99 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
100 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
101 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
102 Deerfield Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
103 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
104 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
105 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
106 I-75 @ MM 34/Alligator Alley (Florida Everglades) Broward County Sheriff's Office
107 Miramar (Roaming Rescue unit M-F 0800-1900) Miramar Fire-Rescue
108 Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation Seminole Tribe Fire-Rescue
109 Parkland Coral Springs Fire Department
110 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire-Rescue
111 Deerfield Beach Broward County Sheriff's Office
112 Southwest Ranches Open 09/01/11 upon BSOFR Sta 36 closure. Davie Fire Rescue

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