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    Colchester Connecticut

    Regional Dispatch Center for 7 Towns

    Co-located at the State Police Troop K Barracks

    we go by "KX"

    Other around us are
    "WW" Windham / Willimantic
    "QV" Quinnibaug Valley Dispatch
    "TN" Tolland Dispatch
    "UC" UConn Dispatch



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    We go by "central" (for local units) or "Bleckley central" (for the state patrol and DNR units)

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    Talking Re: A mess here

    Hahaha I don't know how this thread slipped by me.

    Originally posted by CusterFireman
    HYSTERICALLY THE PERSONS NAME WORKING (YES IT DOES HAPPEN HERE)
    lol, same here
    Originally posted by MrJim911
    You call your dispatch center "fire alarm"??
    "Fire Alarm" is common in my area, at least.

    Since regionalized communication centers are still largely a foreign concept in my area, each fire department pretty much has its own dispatch center. It's a toss-up between "Fire Alarm", name of town, name of town + Fire Alarm.

    or as brought up, "TONY, IS THAT A RIGHT HAND TURN OR A LEFT?"

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    Here in my neck of the woods it's called Medcom.

    "Medcom Canora XXXX"

    or

    "Medcom Canora Engine 1"

    You get the idea. lol.

    Medcom
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    "Fire Dispatch"

    Some of the less crusty folk call it just "Dispatch"

    Some of the rural folks who still haven't gotten used to us dispatching them (starting in 1996/1997) insist on "Calgary Fire Dispatch".
    --jay.

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    Depends on the place... At the FD it's dispatch, fire dispatch, Northwood dispatch, Northwood fire dispatcher........

    At the FT job (EMS) It's Lucas County, EMS, Lucas, a few say dispatch

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    The names in my county are "SNOPAC" "SNOCOM" and the city of Marysville has "MARYSVILLE".
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    All 5 departments in our parish (that's "county" for all you outside Louisiana, which I guess is most of ya )are dispatched by the Sheriff's Office dispatcher. They are located in the parish seat, Napoleonville, so they are called "Napoleonville Dispatch" or sometimes just "Napoleonville". And yeah, we sometimes revert to calling by name..."Wanda, what's that address again?"
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    in melbourne, victoria (australia) there is the MFB (inner urban) and CFA (suburban and rural) brigades, both run from the same comms centre. the centre is known as 'VKN-8' to MFB appliances and as 'VicFire' for CFA ..only problem is they turnout together in fringe areas and it can get confusing because the order in which you say things varies because they are different services. eg:
    "VKN-8 to Pumper-Tanker 34, message" or "Rosebud Pumper, VicFire message"

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    Here we simply call it dispatch. But they will answer to first name or a simple hey you.
    CHAOS = Chief Has Arrived on Scene

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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.

    i.e.

    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.

    Stay safe,

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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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