• Fenton Fire District
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  • CFAI Accredited

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever wondered about why your firefighters and paramedics do some of the things they do or the equipment they use? Of course! We get questions all the time and are happy to answer whatever questions you have.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

If you have other questions, feel free to submit them on our Contacts Page.

Why are your trucks and ambulances numbered the way they are?

Our apparatus follow a four-digit numbering scheme used across the St. Louis metropolitan area, excepting St. Louis Fire Department and Brentwood Fire Department. This scheme enables us to recognize what district and house the apparatus is from and what type of equipment it is. Let's look at rescue pumper 1314 as an example.

bigk1314.jpgThe 13 is Fenton Fire District's number. All the apparatus, ambulances, and staff vehicles that belong to the Fenton Fire District will have the number 13 at the beginning. The third digit identifies what house the equipment is stationed at.In this case, the truck is coming from our engine house one. The last number tells us what type of equipment the truck is. The number 4 tells us the truck is a rescue pumper. Other equipment designations include:

  • 0: Pumper
  • 1: Pumper
  • 2: Ladder
  • 3: Tanker
  • 4: Rescue Pumper
  • 5: Combination (Ladder, Rescue, Pumper)
  • 6: Rescue Squad
  • 7: Ambulance
  • 8: Brush Truck
  • 9: Other (Boats, Command Posts, etc.)
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