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  1. #1
    e33
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    Post Fire Dispatch Proceedure/Info.

    Looking for how your departments/com centers obtain info and dispatch fire depts to fire incidents, what questions are asked, what info is transmitted to units etc..if u can provice an example of a radio dispatch as well id appreciate it.

    essentially we have no question criteria and specific info that is transmitted..i want to try to present a proposal for making "user friendly" fire dispatch where the units on the road can gain alot more info in a simple to the point dispatch style.

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    firedan69
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    you might think about contacting powerphone, they have an excellant training course for both fire and ems dispatching, they also have a book available that provides the questions to ask for all kinds of incidents, hope his will help you.

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    dfdmedic3
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    Another option is APCO International.. An excellent resource, again for both fire and medical dispatch. If you are interested I would be glad to email you some more info on contacting them as I am an instructor with them.

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    Brad Barton
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    The departments we service use a "Rip and Run" system. There are printers at each engine house. We can include info that is important by typing it while taking a call thru our CAD system.
    We also use a radio / plektron system to alert each engine company. So, they get plektron and printout.
    The standard EMD questions are structured in our CAD system and are included in the printouts received at the engine houses. So, the paramedics can read the questions and answers the caller gave while responding to the call.

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    [This message has been edited by Brad Barton (edited March 15, 2000).]

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  5. #5
    dfdmedic3
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    Brad,
    What kind of delay do you have with the rip and run printers?? How do you like that system and can pre-incident (pre-fire) plans with building drawings be incorporated with that through your cad sys?

    Be Safe!!
    Chris

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    Brad Barton
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    Hey Chris.
    There is no delay. When we dispatch the unit through our CAD system (while tones are dropping - radio dispatch) the data is sent to the engine house printer via dedicated phone circuit. By the time the guys are getting to the truck, the printout is waiting for them. Most companies put the printer in an area between the day room and the engine room.
    We can't incorporate graphics, but we can give them a map number or pre-plan number.
    Also, when the truck returns to quarters, and we "close-out" the call, all the times for each unit on the call are sent to each engine house that a unit responded from. So, they don't have to call us for their times. Yah, we like it.

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    dfdmedic3
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    Thanks for the info Brad!!

    Be Safe !
    Chris

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