Do you hear all your other stations' dispatches?
Currently some individuals in our department are investigating some better ways to dispatch our 5 stations (5 engines, 2 cross staffed trucks). We've got ~90 line personnel and we do NOT run ambulances (ran privately). Our department runs ~6500/year.
The question at hand is how do you guys get your dispatches?
Do you hear all dispatches to the rest of your units on your department?
DO you only hear your own dispatch at night etc?[/B]
We would like to move to hearing just "your own dispatch" in order to be able to address some of the health problems associated with interrupted sleep and lack of sleep in the Fire Service. WE VERY WELL recognize that getting up in the middle of the night is part of our job, but he would just like to look into seeing if there is a better way that we could do it. And before you call bull$h!t, read this article on firefighter sleep deprivation.
Your comments and input on this is very much appreciated! And if I've left anything out that would better paint the picture, let me know.