I was wondering last night now other Fire Departments are dispatched. Here's an example of us for Fire and EMS.
Fire/or other related call.
KDP-395 to all (Department) home receivers.
Report of a (nature of call) at address or location.
Cross roads between so on and so forth.
Repeats with KPP-395 clear at time given.
KDP-395 to all Department Home Receivers.
ALS or BLS/EMS Request at so and so residence.
Cross roads are between this and that.
For a something or other age male/female with complaint.
Repeats with KDP-395 clear at time given.
Fire Calls.....we respond after page like this
713 dade county...
Go Ahead Unit 713
Responding to Station 7
Clear Unit 713 Responding to Station 7
Engine 71 Dade
Go Ahead Engine 71
In Route Status 3
10-4 Engine 71 in Route status 3
Engine 71 Dade
On Scene 713 will have command
Clear Engine 71 on scene Unit 713 will have command
Medical Calls the same....Just Rescue is status 2 not 3
strtcopr - I've learnt to ignore the threads that hold no interest for me, such as the lights on POVs etc. It's truly easier to just stay away from them - try it, you'll enjoy it.
I read this thread because it has some interest for me, seeing what happens elsewhere. But then, I'm interested in people in different places. I also read the 'heavy' tactics threads, but don't often comment on them because my experience is very different to that of most posters on FFN and I have little interest in seeing people get uptight about our differences.
Station 8 tones
Salem Co 8 need you to respond to________
Dispatch Clear time
or multi company dispatch
Station 8 tones, Station 11 tones, Station 1 tones, etc
Station 8, Station 11, Station 1 need you to respond to ___________
Dispatch clear time
we have pagers that are tone out. we can hear all the dist. get tone or we can set our pager to our dist. the county sherriff office has the controls to tone us out. it really depends on the area of the county and thats the station that will get tone out. we have six stations thought out our county. we all have ID numbers that we answer up to so they now we are in route to the station and then we answer up when the truck leave the station.
To add to this:
Medical Calls go out as Medical Local/address/cross street/type call/ Box Number/ units reponding/ channel switch/ time.
Motor Vehicle Accidents are Rescue Local same as above.
The beeps /one for medical and rescues/two for house fires or locals alarms/three for box alarms anything that requires a number of responses or special required units. Hazmats, commercial and apartment buildings, aircraft crashes just to name a few for three beeps.
Since we don't hear the tones because they are on a different radio channel the station printer will start first, followed by pagers and station bells and then we wait for the beeps and messages.