Erie County Fire Information Page

 

Apparatus and Officer Numbering System

Each department in the county is assigned a block of 20 numbers.
The first two numbers uniquely identify each department and is used for station identification.
The third number identifies the type of unit.

Assigned Numbers Third Number Designation
 Corry 100 - 119    0 - Chief Officers or Captains
 Mill Village 120 - 139    1 - Chief Officers or Captains
 Waterford 140 - 159    2 - Engine
 Wattsburg 170 - 189    3 - Engine
 North East 200 - 219    4 - Engine
 Harborcreek 220 - 239    5 - Tender
 Brookside 240 - 259    6 - Tender
 Fairfield 260 - 279    7 - Ambulance or Rescue
 Lawrence Park 280 - 299    8 - Ambulance or Rescue
 Wesleyville 300 - 319    9 - Truck Company or Utility Vehicle
 Erie City 320 - 339    
 Belle Valley 360 - 379    
 Edinboro 380 - 399    
 McKean 400 - 419    
 Perry Hi-Way 420 - 439    
 Kearsarge 440 - 459    
 West Ridge 460 - 479    
 West Lake 480 - 499    
 Lake Shore 500 - 519    
 Fairview 520 - 539    
 Girard 540 - 559    
 Lake City 560 - 579    
 Platea 580 - 599    
 Cranesville 600 - 619    
 Albion 620 - 639    
 Springfield 640 - 659    
 Kuhl Hose 680 - 699    
 Greenfield Twp 700 - 719    
 Franklin Twp 720 - 739    
 Elgin Beaverdam 740 - 759    
 Erie Airport 820 - 839    
 Millcreek Twp 920 - 939    
 Union City 1130 - 1149    
     

Other line officers can also be numbered with the system by using the station number followed by a letter.For example a lieutenant would be 99-L1, safety officer 99-S1.

Fire police officers use four digit numbers; 9901, 9902, 9903, etc.
 

Erie County Patient Severity Classes

Class 1- Most critical injuriy/medical condition. If immediate intervention is not made patient will die.
Class 2- Patient with severe injuries/medical condition which if untreated may become fatal.
Class 3- Moderate injuries/medical condition.
Class 4- "Walking wounded" Minor injuries or medical condition.
Class 5- Deceased.

People often wonder why death is class 5 when it is obviously the worst condition. It needs to be thought of as a triage priority. You can't fix dead so class 5 would be ranked last.

Specialized Resource Map

Erie County currently has 16 water tenders, 13 brush units/mini-pumpers and 12 ladder trucks (8 straight sticks, 5 towers). The locations where each of these apparatus are housed is shown in the maps below:

Tenders

Ladder Trucks

Brush Units/ Mini-Pumpers

Primary ALS Providers