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.[1]

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.[2] 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, Florida, and prevents duplication of unit identifiers, and confusion at an emergency scene.

Numbering Template[edit]

Station Number Location Department Notes
1 Dania Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
2 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
3 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
4 Deerfield Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
5 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
6 Sea Port Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
7 Hallandale Beach Hallandale Beach Fire-Rescue
8 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
9 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
10 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Aircraft rescue and firefighting
11 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
12 [[Lauderdale-by-the-Sea] Lauderdale By The Sea Fire Department American Medical Response provides ambulance services
13 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
14 Unincorporated Central Broward Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
15 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
16 Wilton Manors Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Fort Lauderdale Fire Department provides fire services for Wilton Manors
17 Dania Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Regional Haz-Mat ; Responds county wide
18 Margate Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
19 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
20 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
21 Weston Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
22 Lighthouse Point Lighthouse Point Fire-Rescue
23 Unincorporated Broward Broadview Park Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue HAZMAT
24 Pompano Beach] Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
25 Plantation Plantation Fire Department 1
26 Canteen Station South Florida Rehab Emergency Support Team http://www.southfloridarest.org
27 Pembroke Park & West Park Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
28 Cooper City Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
29 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
30 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire-Rescue
31 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
32 Broward County, FL Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Technical rescue Responds countywide ; BSO's Technical Rescue Team is summoned in dangerous situations such as structural collapses and entrapments.
33 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
34 North Lauderdale North Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
35 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
36 Tamarac Tamarac Fire Rescue Station 36 used to belong to Southwest Ranches (serviced by Broward Sheriff's Office FR), then was serviced by Pembroke Pines FR, then was serviced by Davie FR. Station closed (moved to station 112). Station number 36 now belongs to City Of Tamarac Fire Rescue [3]
37 Lauderdale Lakes Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
38 Davie Davie Fire Rescue
39 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
40 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
41 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
42 Parkland Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue Used to be serviced by Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue (BSOFR), now serviced by Coral Springs Fire Rescue (being changed to Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue (CS/PFR)
43 Coral Springs Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue
44 North Lauderdale North Lauderdale Fire-Rescue
45 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
46 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
47 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Technical rescue Team
48 Tamarac Tamarac Fire Rescue Station is not opened yet, planned to be built sometime in the near future
49 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Marine rescue team
50 Coconut Creek Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
51 Deerfield Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue In service as of 10-1-11
52 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
53 Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Aircraft rescue and firefighting & HazMat Team
54 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire Department
55 Weston Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
56 Plantation Plantation Fire Department 2
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 3
63 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
64 Coral Springs Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue
65 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
66 Deerfield Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
67 Weston Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
68 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
69 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
70 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
71 Coral Springs Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue
72 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
73 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire Rescue
74 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
75 Deerfield Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
76 Plantation Plantation Fire Department 4
77 Plantation Plantation Fire Department 5
78 Tamarac Tamarac Fire-Rescue
79 Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines Fire Department
80 Coral Springs Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue
81 Weston Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
82 Southwest Ranches Southwest Ranches Volunteer Fire Department Serves alongside Davie Fire Rescue
83 Sunrise Sunrise Fire-Rescue
84 Miramar Miramar Fire-Rescue
85 Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Broward County Sheriff's Office Air Rescue
86 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
87 Oakland Park Oakland Park Fire-Rescue
88 Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue HAZMAT
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 Broward County, FL Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Station not open yet, reserved for BSOFR
94 Coconut Creek Margate/Coconut Creek Fire-Rescue
95 Coral Springs Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue
96 Plantation Plantation Fire Department 6
97 Parkland Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue Used to be serviced by Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue (BSOFR), now serviced by Coral Springs Fire Rescue (being changed to Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue (CS/PFR)
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 Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
103 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue
104 Davie Davie Fire-Rescue
105 Hollywood Hollywood Fire-Rescue
106 I-75 @ MM 35/Alligator Alley (Florida Everglades) Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
107 Miramar Miramar Fire Rescue
108 Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation Seminole Tribe Fire-Rescue
109 Parkland Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue Used to be serviced by BSOFR
110 Lauderhill Lauderhill Fire-Rescue
111 Deerfield Beach Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
112 Southwest Ranches Davie Fire Rescue Open 09/01/11 upon BSOFR Sta 36 closure.
113 Coconut Creek Margate / Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Fire Station 113 is currently being planned. Station 113 will service central Coconut Creek.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baumgardner, Randy W. (2001). Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department. Paducah, KY: Turner. ISBN 1563117320.
  2. ^ Baumgardner, Randy W. (2001). Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department. Paducah, KY: Turner. ISBN 1563117320.
  3. ^ http://www.tamarac.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/159
  4. ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coconut-creek/fl-ccf-millage-1009-20141013-story.html
  5. ^ http://www.fcabc.com/mutual%20aid/stations.php

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