FRNSW Appliance Callsign Prefix

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Re: FRNSW Appliance Callsign Prefix

Post by Scotty » Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:36 pm

Thanks all. I've updated the list on page 1, and sorted it alphabetically.

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Re: FRNSW Appliance Callsign Prefix

Post by Bigfella237 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:47 pm

Just out of interest, it seems "TS217" (or "Eurobodalla TST") has had a callsign change and is now "RV384" (they just went to a cliff rescue/body recovery in Ulladulla).

The list on the 1st page says "RV - Rehab Van", is that correct? I would've bet vital parts of my anatomy that the "R" stood for "Rescue".

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Re: FRNSW Appliance Callsign Prefix

Post by JAFO » Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:43 pm

Bigfella237 wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:47 pm
Just out of interest, it seems "TS217" (or "Eurobodalla TST") has had a callsign change and is now "RV384" (they just went to a cliff rescue/body recovery in Ulladulla).

The list on the 1st page says "RV - Rehab Van", is that correct? I would've bet vital parts of my anatomy that the "R" stood for "Rescue".
Bigfella,

RV = Rehab Van.

Many many moons ago RV did = Rescue Van

FRNSW started to retire our Rescue Vans about 10 years ago. Stations that had their Rescue Vans retired, or replaced by a stand alone Rescue Pumps or Rescue Tanker.

At the same time, the callsign HR = Heavy Rescue was dropped too, and replaced by R - Rescue. So officially, there is no Heavy Rescue callsign anymore. It's just the die hard Rescue dicks who still use the term Heavy Rescue these days.

The Callsign RV was then taken up by RV = Rehab Van
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Re: FRNSW Appliance Callsign Prefix

Post by JAFO » Tue Oct 24, 2023 10:38 pm

A couple rare callsigns you won't hear to often . . . I hope
M/CFU - Manager Community Fire Units
TL/CFU - Team-leader Community Fire Units
CFU1 - CFU Officer
CFU2 - CFU Officer
CFU3 - CFU Officer - East
CFU4 - CFU Officer
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