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How to startEdit

  • Click on "Add New Article"
  • In the box, type in the name of the place you want to add. In the case of corporations or incorporated (named) volunteer fire companies, use the name of the corporation. For place names, please follow the naming convention - the full name of the municipality, followed by the full name of the province, state or country. For instance:
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Montréal, Québec (note accents)
    • Los Angeles County, California
  • At this point, please do not use abbreviations for the province or state (e.g. Hamilton, ON or Des Moines, IA). Later, we can add redirect pages that will take searchers directly to the article they're looking for (e.g. Des Moines will take people to Des Moines, Iowa).
  • Start typing the article in the box provided, using the wiki syntax. A typical roster would look like this:
    • '''Fishbite Falls Fire Department''' (''' bolds the title) ==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.

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