Fire Callsign Types

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Below is a table of unit callsign suffix against unit type. Examples of callsigns are:

  • 'Avalon 414' at Avalon Station (41), plus unit type 4 (HEM with Pump)
  • 'Auckland 2018' at Auckland City Station (20), plus unit type 18 (HAZMAT/Command Unit)
  • 'Upper Hutt Rural 9475' at Upper Hutt Rural Fire (94), plus unit type 75 (Rural Tanker).

Callsigns when written are abbreviated with the first four letters of the station name followed by the station number and unit type, e.g. Auckland 2018 is written as 'AUCK2018'. Very occasionally on the radio, stations may omit the the Station Name all together (using say just '2014') as a form of shorthand, but this is not official, and can risk confusion, as station numbers are repeated several times across New Zealand (but the combination of station name (including abbreviated version) along with the numbers, are not.


Type Description
1 Pump 1
2 Pump 2
3 Pump 3
4 Hydraulic Elevating Monitor (HEM) with Pump (FENZ Type 4)
5 Hydraulic Elevating Platform (HEP ) (Snorkel) (FENZ Type 5)
6 Turntable Ladder (FENZ Type 6)
7 Pump Rescue Tender (PRT)
8 Heavy Rescue (HRT) or Technical Rescue Tender
9 Light Rescue Tender
10 Four Wheel Drive / Rural Unit
11 Tanker
12 Hose Layer
13 Foam Tender
14 Command Unit
15 BA Tender
16 HAZMAT Unit
17 Salvage Tender
18 HAZMAT / Command Unit
19 Lighting Unit/Van/Other
20 LRV (Light Response Vehicle)
21 Incident Support Vehicle
22 Canteen Unit (was Flat-Deck Truck)
23 Rescue Boat
24 Lighting Unit
25 Smoke Chaser
26 Operational Support
27 Support Vehicle/Helicopter
28 General Purpose Truck (Tip, Curtainsider, etc)
29 Brigade Van or other Support Vehicle
30 Helicopter
31 RFO (Rural Fire Officer)
32 Pump (HAZMAT Capable)
33 Medical Co-response Unit
34 Rapid Intervention Vehicle
35 Pump Technical Rescue (PTR) (Technical Rescue + Pump)
36 Rural Trailer/Helicopter
37 Van
38 Rural Tanker (Operated by an Urban Brigade)
39 Fire Medical Vehicle (FMV)
40 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
41 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
42 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
43 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
44 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
45 FSO (Fire Safety Officer)
50 Relief Pump 1
51 Relief Pump 2
52 Relief Pump 3
60 Tanker 2
61 Tanker 3
62 Tanker 4
63 Tanker 5
70 Rural Pump
71 First Rural Pump
72 Second Rural Pump
73 Rural Pump
74 Rural Pump
75 First Rural Tanker
76 Second Rural Tanker
77 Rural Tanker
78 Rural Tanker
79 Rural Tanker
80 Rural Command Unit


It should be noted that whilst the above table is generally true, there are exceptions to the rule in some areas.