Calling "on scene" with POV?
90% of our dept goes to the station for any given incident, the remainder go directly to scene via POV. Neighboring depts, however, respond in larger percentages via POV. If a member arrives on scene via POV, he/she radios "On scene". Dispatch times look great compared to ours, because we don't call "On scene" until rigs arrive. It appears that difference in arrival times is now being used against us. My question: Can your dept really be considered "on scene" with members in turnouts and pov's? Sure, you can give a size up, but beyond that, how useful are you? Does your dept radio "on scene" when only members (officers included) in pov's arrive?