1. #1
    Forum Member
    Engine101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Monrovia Ca
    Posts
    615

    Default How many cities does your dispatch center provide dispatch service for?

    My department belongs to the Verdugo Fire Communication Center
    Verdugo handles dispatch for 9 cities
    Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena ,San Marino, San Gabriel, Monrovia, Arcadia and Sierra Madre

    http://verdugo.ci.glendale.ca.us/

    Does your dispatch center provide dispatching services for just your city or do also provide dispatch services for other cities as well?

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Berks County, PA
    Posts
    629

    Default

    Based on my best quick count, Berks County Communications provides all dispatching services for:

    39 police departments
    20 EMS squads
    73 fire departments

    This covers our entire county, except for 2 police departments that have their own dispatch centers and 2 or 3 fire departments at various places near the county line that happen to be better served by the neighboring counties' communications centers.

  3. #3
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    barrie, ontario, canada
    Posts
    9

    Default

    i work for toronto, ontario, fire department. we recently amalgamated the 6 old smaller cities in the toronto area. now we operate from 1 centralized dispatch centre. we now have 80 fire halls, with 128 pieces of apparatus (including pumpers, rescue pumpers, heavy rescue squads, aerials and other elevating devices, 1 hazardous materials unit, 2 decontamination units, various chiefs vans, and 1 fireboat). we have 4 calltakers, 6 dispatchers, 2 captains, and 1 district chief on duty on all shifts. all positions can do either call-taking or dispatching, and depending on call volumes, will do so as required. we run about 125,000 calls (actual calls where trucks are dispatched), per year.

    fireteddy
    Stewart Flemming
    (The Fireteddy)

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    MrJim911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    225

    Default

    My agency, TriCom Central Dispatch, handles:

    St Charles Police/Fire/EMS
    Geneva Police/Fire/EMS
    Batavia Police/Fire/EMS
    Elburn Fire/EMD

    Population of about 125,000
    Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalks us all our lives. But maybe time is also a companion who goes with us on our journey, and reminds us to cherish the moments of our lives because they will never come again.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    911WACKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Waverly, NY
    Posts
    184

    Default Bradford County Pa

    We dispatch for the entire county except state police, a rough figure is:

    EMS Sqauds- 14
    Fire Departments- 27
    Police Agency's- 15

    Plus we answer for several agency's during non-business hours such as: Salvation Army, Red Cross, Public Works, etc.

    We are the second largest county in the state as far as sq/miles, but we only have a population of 60,000 people. All this and only 2 dispatchers per shift!!!
    Last edited by 911WACKER; 07-29-2002 at 01:43 AM.
    Firefighter/NREMT-P/Public Safety Diver
    May we ride into the darkness only to return as safe as we started!!

  6. #6
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8

    Default

    We dispatch for all of Story County outside the city of Ames and the ISU Campus. They have thier own centers.

    We dispatch, 3 police departments, Sheriff's Office, 3 Ambulance services, 13 fire departments, & 12 first responder agencies. We answer all phone lines for the PD's and Sheriff's Office as well as all the 911 and 911 wireless outside the city of Ames. We are staffed with two dispatchers at all times.
    Last year we documented over 373,000 calls for service

    We serve about 74,000 people including Ames with a 476 sq. mile county.

    Our agency is also the answering point for the CISM Hotline in the state of Iowa.
    Hey You!!! Out of the gene pool!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register