02/13/07 32 W - + 16 - 11 15 or 16

Locution says "sixteen" but it sure sounds like "fifteen." Then the siren across the street starts and the call is confirmed for Engine 16. Do they sound the same to anybody else?

Yeah, a lot of times they do. A lot of the crews for EMS15 and EMS16 are announcing as “EMS15, one0five” and EMS16, one-six”
DJ (Email) - 02/14/07 - 14:42

Dale is right… with so many units out there, it’s time to take clear text to the next level and phonetically announce our numbers. After all, it’s not One-Oh-One, it’s One-Zero-One.
Olson - 02/14/07 - 18:15

In Maryland we were not dispatched as “engine one-twelve”, instead in was “engine one-one-two”, likewise “medic one-one”, “truck two-eight”, etc. Eliminated a lot of confusion that way.
DJ (Email) - 02/14/07 - 21:05

Good suggestion, someone should forward it to the proper person.
Silver - 02/14/07 - 22:21

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