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    This kinda boring, where is everyone?

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    Always around, just that we don't have as active a forum as Flatlanders. But we are here.
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    it is a shame we cannot get ourselves together like them .....because it is a neat page the way they are so active ........
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    we don't have as active a forum as Flatlanders
    OK, here's a topic: One thing that really impresses me about Illinois is the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. Is it a statewide system or just in the Chicago area?

    It would be great to have something like that in this area. What do you say Josh, can we be third due engine on your second alarms? We'll make you guys our second alarm truck with your Tower Ladder.

    Does anybody in Ohio have a MABAS?
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    We're trying to set a county wide system up like that so we can pave the way for a county wide dispatching center. A couple of departments don't like the idea because they like dispatching themselves. They don't seem to care that it causes undo strain on the departments on the current county system because when we go mutual aid they have to have their dispatching center call ours, then our center call us, then us get there with a reasonable amount of speed.

    Plus who knows what information was given that was lost in the transfer... we could never get the word that 2 people are trapped and they need us fast and their dispatcher or ours never relayed it...

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    Here's a good, true story about what happens when too many people get into the communications loop:

    This happened over 15 years ago when the Boardman FD (mine) was called for Mutual Aid for the Poland FD, who was battling a basement fire. Our call was this: "Poland FD is requesting Boardman's Aerial truck for Mutual Aid at ### location."

    We rolled our ladder truck, at the time a 1966 Sutphen 75' aerial platform truck. When we got there, imagine our surprise when we saw the fire was in the basement of the house! Our captain went to their IC and asked what they needed the ladder for, and his reply was a classic! "I didn't ask for your ladder truck, I asked for air bottles! I said, 'Have Boardman bring some air, Earl!'"

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