just heard via http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/5161/webflash
Engine 2 on the air (this was the dispatcher calling Eng 2 (on Admin apparently) Engine 2 Eng 2 we have a ems call at XXX Main St (Eng 2 OK) - I didnt hear them answer but we probably missed it due to the scanning action of the feed then tone - Attention all companies Eng 2 has been dispatched on the air to XXX Main for a EMS call - (apparently this was the dispatcher operating on the Dispatch channel) later Eng 2 was heard going on arrival at the scene ---------------------------- I think the radio scheme works like this - if a unit is in a fire station - they are dispatched via the Dispatch TG if a unit is outside of a station - they are dispatched via the Admin TG all calls are announced via the Dispatch channel (even if the unit was dispatched via the Admin TG) minor calls are handled on the Admin channel major calls go to Ops B or Ops C or maybe Ops A or maybe Ops D (various talkgroups (TGs)) no ambulances are being heard on this feed - correction - an engine was trying to call an ambulance - the dispatcher had to call EMS via intercom or telephone to get their ETA - which was 10 seconds units tell the dispatcher when they are "back in quarters" - this probably tells the dispatcher to use the Dispatch TG to contact them [ this is probably fairly standard across the USA - except that some FDs will use the station telephone or computer exclusively to tell the dispatcher that they are "back in qtrs" ] ----------------------- note to self (gmail compose just failed again - weird) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "massfire" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to massfire+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/massfire. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.