You can always spot LAFD fire station numbers. They're decaled on all equipment.
But equipment at some stations also bears a neighborhood name.
These "community titles" designate areas served, after approval at the station and department level.
Here's the official language from the LAFD Department Policy:
Community titles designating areas served will also be solely provided by Supply and Maintenance. Reflective lettering used for this purpose shall be 4 ¼” tall, contrasting color, and be placed on the 6” reflective stripe on each side of the apparatus. Community designators shall be pre-approved by the Commander of the Bureau of Emergency Services.
You'll see no community titles on the gear at Mohawk Bend's Station 20.
Trucks bear just a number--and stickers honoring Station 20's Captain John Petersen, who died from cancer in 2003.
Some at Station 20 on Sunset Boulevard at Mohawk Bend want to show off their community on the trucks too.
But which one exactly?
One group wants "Echo Park." Others want "Dodgertown." Of course, with the latter there's the risk the Dodgers wouldn't approve it.
According to Jaime Moore, a spokesperson for the LAFD, "[Community titles] are a way to ask the community, too, is this something you want to be known as?"
What do you think? Echo Park? Dodgertown? Something else?
Vote in the poll below, and tell us why in comments. We'll share the results with Station 20 and the LAFD.