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    Question Dispatch Call Names

    Hey what are some of the call names your dispatch center is called on the radio?

    ex. Engine 1 to Headquarters or Engine 1 to dispatch????

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    they call us, tower (400 foot tower in the back), radio, comm ctr, dispatch,

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    The radio name for the dispatcher here is 'Fairfax'.

    Hmmm... Fairfax County... Fairfax... almost makes sence!
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    Here in Butts County GA Communications this week is called Radio, before that it was Dispatch, before that it was Radio. It has changed that many times over the last 2 years. The dispatchers do answer to both. Thank Goodness.

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    Here in Webster MA, it depends on the situation, if there is someone at the desk in the fire station than it is fire alarm...this is typically weekdays between 8-4...all other times we communicate with the Police Department who goes by control. Surrounding towns of Dudley Southbridge and Oxford all go by Fire Alarm unless speaking with Police in which case Dudley is knows as 416 and Southbridge as 348

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    1601 TO UNIT 9.............
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    Default 911 arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SORRY..... OUR DISPATCH IS KNOWN AS UNIT 9.......... well now that we have 911 in Northern New York (Franklin County) the county is paging us out so we now have Franklin County Dispatch to KNGQ613 or just 613 and visa versa to the county. But all inner village comms to the FD are to Unit 9..... We finally have 911 up here and it's been around for years and years,,,, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Here we call it E-Comm, short for emergency communications.

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    Fire Alarm.

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    We are called TriCom since that's our name.

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    44-Control here in Rockland County. In Westchester its called 60-Control, and in Orange County its 36-Control. Not sure about the other NYS Counties.

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    Ours goes by METCAD (Metropolitan Computer Aided Dispatch).

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    "*** Fire to Engine ###", where *** is the name of the Fire Department and ### is the unit number...Kinda simple, like Fairfax...

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    I'm a firefighter as well as a County Dispatcher.
    When I'm a dispatcher, all my units call in as:
    example 16 Engine 2 to County.
    When I'm a firefighter, it's County from 2 Engine 1.
    So it's a little backwards, and just so you do realize, I'm not a firefighter in the county in which I dispatch for.

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    We are called "Durango" or "Durango Central".

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    Default re:names

    at my vollie dept, the county 911 fire channel is called firebase

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    Fire Control

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    Here in washington county, Minnesota we just say "3125 (engine #) to dispatch.or if its a cop or another truck company trying to contact them than its "3126 to 3125"
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    Default State Dispatch

    We are a multi agency dispatch center, we communicate for Fire/EMS and law enforcment agencies.


    For the FD/EMS agencies it is

    "State Dispatch from Rutland Town Engine" 1

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    "State Dispatch Fair Haven Rescue 1"


    for law enforcement it is as follows
    we are known as "Rutland"

    468 - Rutland

    The above is a state police unit
    All of our local units are proceeded with an M

    M = Municipal

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    In our neck of the woods, it's pretty simple.

    Lancaster County = "county" (or old-timers use "755" )
    Berks County = "Berks"
    Lebanon County = "511"
    LGH Communications = "radio"

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    Default dispatch

    well depends if someone from our 3 township area is manning radios
    if we have them it Richland Control if not its 911 or if they fail to answer(which is often)its Richland County 911

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    Look at the one on the end of this post.
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    Default Dispatch Call Names

    In West Haven,CT we call our dispatch E.R.S.---(emergency reporting system).Example- "Eng 21 to ERS , we have a 73 in a 2 1/2 story wood frame."ERS to Eng 21 ......."

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    Here in North Carolina it is Control, and in Guilford County it is C-MED.
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    Here in New South Wales, Australia in my career station we use "Sydney Comms" as our dispatch as it is a fire communictions centre for all of the career and paid on call fire stations in the greater Sydney area. Out were I live and volunteer it is "Firecom" for my rural fire district's fire communications and control centre.

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