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How to startEdit

  • Click on "Add New Article"
  • In the box, type in the name of the fire department you want to add. For the most part, this is pretty straightforward, as in Fishbite Falls Fire Department.
  • Start typing the article in the box provided, using the wiki syntax. A typical roster would look like this:

==Apparatus Roster== All pump/tank measurements are in [[Imperial gallons]]. (Imperial for Canadian departments, US gallons for American departments and litres for the rest of the world.) ==Fire Station No. 1 - 123 King St. (@ 1st Ave.)== (== makes a heading) Built 1985 : Pump 1 - 2004 Spartan Gladiator / Fort Garry (1050/500/50F) (the : indents the line and makes it easier to keep everything apart) ==Fire Station No. 2 - 456 Commercial Rd. (@ Industrial Ave.)== : Pump 2 - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / E-One (1050/1000/25F) [[Category:Fishbite River County]] (adds a category that makes it easier to group stuff)

  • That's pretty much it. Other things to keep in mind:
    • If the truck has a designation that denotes what it is (e.g. Engine 5, Pumper 15, Tanker 6), then there's no need to add a descriptor (pump, aerial, tanker, etc.). If it doesn't or just has a generic unit designation, there should be something to say what it is. For instance:
      • Engine 58 - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / E-One (1050/1000/25F) (no description needed)
      • Unit 508 - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / E-One pump (1050/1000/25F) (description added)
    • Please list active apparatus before spare and parade trucks, if known. In addition, please list units in the following order - pumps (including rescue pumpers and mini-pumps), aerial devices, tankers / brush tenders, rescues / hazmats, other types of active apparatus, parade trucks. Within each category, please list the rigs oldest to newest.