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    Ours is "Hanford Fire" or "Hanford". Nice and easy to hear oin the radio.

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    Here in Baldwin County we are "Baldwin Central". Make since because we dispatch all EMS and 36 of the 39 fire departments.

    Most PDs around here are acknowledge by the town they're located in. For example "### to Gulf Shores"
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    Here in Baldwin County we are called "Baldwin Central". Makes since because we dispatch all EMS and 35 of the 38 fire departments.
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    Lightbulb What we do

    Here in my corner of Michigan the official name of the agency is Van Buren County Central Dispatch Authority. They dispatch fire, ems, local police, sheriff and state police county wide.

    For radio purposes it is usually "Central" or "Van Buren Central".

    Per protocols, the called unit is always stated first followed by the calling unit.

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    1841 from Central

    Central from 1841

    All fire and EMS units are assigned numbers based on type of apparatus. Law enforcement numbers are assigned by type of agency and individual person. If two police officers are in the car the senior officer number is used.

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    In our county we call dispatch "Wabaunsee SO" because our fire and sheriff dispatch is the same.

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    I work at the county dispatch center, which is called "Newton" because it's located in Newton, KS. We control all fire/EMS and law enforcement officers inside the county lines. Individual cities don't have their own dispatch center.

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    I'm from Berks County Pennsylvania. Our dispatch center is called "BERKS". The squad I run with our UNIT #'S are 556,557.

    Example BERKS 557

    The Reading Fire is dispatched out of the same building has the county units. Their radio designation is called "RADIO".

    Example RADIO E13.

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    my center assists many other psaps. We answer to headquarters or HQ. There is also: 410, radio, hq, comms, & cad for some PD's. 911, ems, radio and c-med for some EMS agencies. Control, fire alarm, dispatch, and radio for some FD's.

    KMACINCT are you with the State PD or KX out there in the boonies?

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    Our dispatch center (Valley Communications in Kentville Nova Scotia) is known as "Valley Dispatch"

    When they page out its "Valley Dispatch To (Depts Name) Firefighers"
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    The county I run in (Berks County) Pennsylvania. We call them BERKS as a radio designation. For Example "BERKS 557" RESPONDING.

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    On the radio we are called "Fire Alarm"
    On taped phone lines we are called "Sir or Mam"
    On un-taped phone lines... well, use your imagination

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    Lancaster County is "755" or County
    Lebanon County is "770" but depends on the dispatcher it can be county, Leb comm, radio, fire alarm, communications.
    Berks county is "Berks"
    Reading City Fire is "Radio"
    Chester County is "county" I even heard them us "Chester comm"
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    Here in Warren COunty, NC, our dispatch is called Warren County, County, or just Dispatch

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    Here in Boulder County Colorado we either call dispatch

    "communications"
    "Boulder communications"
    "1800"

    1800 is the communications center ID on the Boulder County radio identification list. Though each dispatcher has there own two digit ending (18XX) when generally calling communicatios we say 1800 to call whoever is in charge of fire communications.

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    Putnam County NY has just opened it's new 911 Center which will be the Fire & EMS Control Center for the county. when we were at the Putnam Sheriffs Department we were known as 40-Control because Putnam is County 40 in NYS. With the new center we will now be known as Putnam 911

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    The Center is Called Fire Communicatios Center or FCC. All transmissions from the field would be "Engine16 to Radio, or Medic 2 to Radio." Replying to a unit would be "Proceed Engine16 etc. Dispatchers have an ID but it is never used on the Radio only when answering the Phone whether 911 or Firephones. The Police call the FCC "Fireboard."

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    cave city E-12,Dispatch or Cave City,Glasgow or Cave City E-12 Fire Dispatch just depends whos it talking to dispatch or what time of night it is

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    This is how we talk to our dispatch


    Marion this is Engine 15

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    I am Marion...so if I were to call Engine 15 it I would say Marion to engine 15...

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    My district is Central
    To the south its District 7 for fire or District 14 for EMS
    To the north is District R-4 for EMS or F-4 for Fire

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    Fire Communications is known as KEH912 or 912 EMS Communications is County Control, KUQ874 or Ulster 911.

    For our Police Polling frequency we are just known simply as "County"


    Where I live further upstate in the Albany area, their communications is just "Dispatcher" EMS in one town is known as "MEDCOM".

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    Since we are a county wide combined communications center for 18 different agencies, we are called several things....

    For the City Police we are "headquarters"

    For County Sheriff we are "County"

    For the campus police we are "Comm.Center"

    For just about everyone else we are "emergency center" or just "Comm.Center" (its shorter) It all happens in the same room and we are all right next to each other but depending on where you are sitting determines what you call yourself.
    Pretty confusing to the outsider but there is a method to the madness!
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    At my job they call central...ex. Baker 1 to central or central to Baker 1. At my vollie...we call them c-comm or surry c-comm...
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    Ours here is Elk County Control. "Ambulance 221 to Elk County Control."
    I used to say that when I became 80 years old, I wanted DNR to be tattooed on my forehead. But now I changed my mind. You see, I want one last ride in an ambulance, one last code with the boys, and I want to let a rookie get a tube in.
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