Standard forms for Fire & EMS calls??
We have a new dispatch primarily for police but they do get calls to page out trough voice pagers EMS & Fire calls. We are a small town of about 1000 residents. We would like to find a standard Word or WordPerfect form that dispatch can use when getting information about an EMS or Fire call. They tend to get minimal information from the reporting party and we respond with little info about the patient or fire.
Help!?!?!? : )
Why have dispatch for small town.... well
I'm more curious why a town of 1,000 has its own dispatch center.
We are on the Walker River Paiute Reservation in Nevada. Dispatch has been provided by the county off the reservation for years. The story is that the county was charging for these services and wanted an extra few tens of thousands of dollars and the quality of dispatch services was already lacking. Our Tribal chair was not willing to pay the extra so it was decided to have our own dispatch. No, we are not a rich casino tribe but just a remote Indian Reservation in Nevada who wants to have good coverage for paid police, volunteer fire, and volunteer EMS.
We are on the busy highway from Reno to Las Vegas. Since our tribe has no real economic development, traffic tickets provide some funding for the dispatch services. I know we could get into many discussions about this type of "funding" but that's how it works here.
Thanks for all the comments. Feel free to add to this thread if others have more comments but the suggestions so far are outstanding.