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    Default just plain central.

    EMS- "central"
    Police- "central"
    County Vol Fire- "central"
    City Fire Dept- "central"

    Now that is simple.


    you hear the occational "dispatch".
    When they don't answer after a couple of attempts, you might hear, " XXXX to Lowndes 911 "
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    Central from "358",Central Dispatch,McCracken Dispatch,or "HEY YOU GUYS!"
    We have five county departments.Equipment and member numbers start with the department number and member numbers are three digit.
    Since there are ten possible numbers for equipment and all units are getting more than ten rigs to use,we are starting to come up with three digit unit numbers.
    My department adds to this by using the 300 moniker when we are making a general announcement to our specific department:"35 to 300-35 is back in quarters and available for calls".
    I haven't heard any other department do the back in station calls but they do call when clear of the scene.
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    Here in Memphis, it's pretty simple. We're called Dispatch!!!

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    city of henderson, henderson co. ky, we have a central 911 center
    all city and county agencys are dispatched from the same place.

    we call them "Control"

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    Default Buncombe County, NC

    Our Fire, Ems, and Rescue dispatch is refered to as EOC (Emergency Operations Center). The po-po have their own for each agency, and don't want to play with us. Which say something for the way we get along too.

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    The city police and sheriff channel call us Louisa. city fire calls us city alarm. county fire calls us county alarm, there are 3 depts that use this. then there is one one fd in the county that had ther own channel they call us fire control or blaine fire control. and then on the ems channel we are 911 dispatch. We have two other towers in the county that are licensed to the sheriffs dept, one is north tower and the other south. which ever agency that is using that will use there orignial channel name, for instance if station 3(FD) is on south tower they would be like this, "engine 31 to county alarm on south tower."
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    ours is called controll or shelburne controll
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    We call ours Headquaters and we're Truck 2

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    Washington - Washington Control
    Westmoreland - Westmoreland 911
    Fayette - County

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    Well, the name is Marion County Central Communications. Fire and EMS address them as "Fire-Rescue." Police address them as "Marion."
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    Default Raleigh, NC

    Depending on who you are talking to...

    Main raleigh police call "Raleigh 1"
    and then there are status channels "Raleigh 2, 3, 8"

    Police are called things like "2108D" depending on what "beat" they are in and what their platoon id is "A, B, C" etc

    Garner, Morrisville, Rolesville, knightdale, wendell, zebulon all call "Raleigh" (which is where i'm sitting right now)

    County police has similar names

    EMS calls "Rescom"
    We have EMS1-EMS15 and also e871 for example for the ambulance 871 in garner

    Raleigh Fire calls "Headquarters" engine 1 is at station 1, truck 1 is at station one, and brush 3 is at station 3

    and County fire of course calls "Central"

    Its confusing but I like "rescom" .. my nickname at my rescue station is actually "Raleigh" since i'm always dispatching police...
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    610 is we are talking to our dispatcher or
    Firecomm is we are talking to the county dispathers

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    Unit 91 to Radio! Don't call me Radio Unit 91 !

    LOL... if you get that.. you get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRes2cue
    LOL... if you get that.. you get it.
    YOU BOYS EVER BEEN TO MEXICO?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowe427
    YOU BOYS EVER BEEN TO MEXICO?!?!?!?
    YEEEEHAW! lol, one of the greatest movies out there...


    Our dispatch... we simply refer to as 'central'.
    Technical name is Red River Regional Dispatch. multi-county, multi-state dispatch center.... (In Fargo, dispatches Fargo/Moorhead and respective counties of Cass, ND and Clay, MN - and possibly more)
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    Default Dispatch Call Signs

    When I was in Kentucky we called our city dispatch C-Com for short (City Communications) and the PD called the same dispatch center Operations. If you needed to contact the county dispatch it was referred to as EOC.

    Here in Michigan where I am now, our dispatch is referred to as just that Dispatch or Central Dispatch.

    Hope that helps.

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    in that county i vol in they have a central dispatch for 13 fd 3 ems and 4 pd and we all call them either central or central dispatch and if they wont answer us we talk very slowly and say knox county central dispatch. in the county i work in the old guys say pd for ex pd ladder 3 were enroute. i call them dispatch cause they dont just work for pd they dispatch fire ems pd dog catcher utilities so the dispatchers usualy have an attitude towrds me on the radio since they think they shouldnt have to mess with us. in the county the sheriffs office dispatches the vol departments and they either say daviess county or firecontrol.

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    Our communications center used to be called "Fire Control". About 12 or 13 years ago it was changed to "Tallahassee".




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    We dispatch for three different fire departments and became the Metropolitan Emergency Communications Center or MECC. Our main channel is MEC Center so that's what they call us...

    "E131 to MEC Center..."

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    Default Metro Atlanta Dispatching

    Most of the departments around here use the county name, city name, or department name when dispatching units. When units acknowledge the dispatch it is either in a reverse order from dispatch or some departments use the "radio" or "dispatch" reply.

    Ex: Station 6 area, Mountain Park Station 20 respond to.....
    -Radio station 20 clear on....

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    we are either " dispatch " or " clear lake "

    some outside agencies use our abbreviated name " clemc dispatch " when calling in.

    the local fire departments are all dispatched by the same, they use " comm center "






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    In our county we have a central dispatch point operated by the county sheriffs department (some local towns still operate their own local dispatch). The county dispatch is responsible for dispatching 40+ fire departments, 30+ Ems, and around 10 police departments, this does not include the county sheriffs and highway dept.

    As far as fire dispatch. The county operates 10 different fire channels. Fire 1 is used primarily for dispatch. After the dispatch, each town has a pre determined fire ground channel (Fire 2-Fire10). Depending on the fire ground channel you are assigned is how you will address the dispatcher. Ex: Fire 2, Truck 43-90 is responding. If your predetermined fire ground channel is already in use, then the county will assign you a different channel upon the initial dispatch.

    Our county dispatchers are pretty squared away and they got their sh*t together.

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    Dispatch to *** (truck number) IE= dispatch to 891

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    Where I work (a local pd) they just call Base 1

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