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Old 03-06-2013, 11:53 AM
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Sounds like DPD dispatch is in some kind of backup mode right now - consoles are all different radio IDs and it sounds like they're dispatching from backup RF radios. IDs are as follows:

10143 DISP-1
10146 DISP-2
10148 DISP-3
10144 DISP-4
10147 DISP-5
10149 DISP-6

And right now they have all six dispatch channels patched together....wonder what is going on

Edit 10:55: City-wide patch is down now. They're using DTMF tones on the agency talk group for holdup alarms and cars calling for help.
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I was just listening to Dist 1 and one of the officers ask for an I-Call and dispatch says that they can't there on a backup system.
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DPD says they'll be at the back up center for several months.
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Several months? Are they doing a big remodel or something? Fire and EMS seem to be normal.
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Sounds like DPD dispatch is in some kind of backup mode right now - consoles are all different radio IDs and it sounds like they're dispatching from backup RF radios. IDs are as follows:

10143 DISP-1
10146 DISP-2
10148 DISP-3
10144 DISP-4
10147 DISP-5
10149 DISP-6

And right now they have all six dispatch channels patched together....wonder what is going on

Edit 10:55: City-wide patch is down now. They're using DTMF tones on the agency talk group for holdup alarms and cars calling for help.
The ROC is the Denver City/County communications Recovery Operations Center. The normal or primary communications center is 950 Josephine St. Official documents use the word Recovery because the main purpose is for CAD data backup recovery with an obvious additional use of remote radio dispatch, so some people call it the Remote Ops Center.

DPD switched over to ROC dispatch at about 6 am today. The IDs listed above by GreenThumb are the same ones they used the last few times at the ROC for those same dispatch channels.

The CityWide Clearances channel (Clear-1) where they check for warrants, call for tow trucks, and other admin related stuff uses the ROC dispatch console ID of 10145 and it's been pretty active on Clear-1 all day today since 6 am.

For the CityWide Simulcast channel that airs armed robberies and officer needs help calls, these are the IDs that showed up there today (using the DTMF tones available on the portables as was also mentioned by GreenThumb, above).

LID - Radio ID Alias
10025 - ROC Backup PD-1 portable (BU PD-1 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:46 am
10026 - ROC Backup PD-2 portable (BU PD-2 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:50 am
10027 - ROC Backup PD-3 portable (BU PD-3 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:49 am
10028 - ROC Backup PD-4 portable (BU PD-4 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:50 am
10031 - ROC Backup PD-5 portable (BU PD-5 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:48 am
10032 - ROC Backup PD-6 portable (BU PD-6 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:47 am
10034 - ROC Backup PD-7 portable (BU PD-7 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:48 am
10035 - ROC Backup PD-8 portable (BU PD-8 P) tested on DPD D1 on 3/6/2013 at 11:50 am

The ROC Backup PD-5 radio was also tested on Air-1, DUI, SWAT-A, D5, and Denver Public Schools Security talk groups today.

I got the IDs (i.e. BU PD-1 P) when they tested them today and the dispatcher told them the radio ID that went with the LID (i.e. 10025) that was transmitting at the time.

All of these radios were also tested back on Feb 22, 2013.


On the DFD side, they did test out the Vocalarm Patch using the ROC's radio consoles between 9:30 am and 11 am but haven't switched any dispatch responsibilities to the ROC today. Maybe tomorrow?

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Several months? Are they doing a big remodel or something? Fire and EMS seem to be normal.
Yes, sleeping quarters are being added to the floor for the fire dispatchers who are the only ones working there currently.
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Just curious why do the Fire dispatchers need to sleep there? Are they going to put them on standby while they're sleeping like the firemen? This seems strange, but I guess I just don't understand. Is this common in other cities?
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them on standby while they're sleeping like the firemen? This seems strange, but I guess I just don't understand. Is this common in other cities?
Not only like they are fireman but because they are fire fighters. It is quite common for dispatchers that are fire fighters on 24 hour shifts. Seattle for one comes to mind. The living quarters remodel was done last week. The Captains office is now gone. They went from 40 hour shifts to 48 hour shifts at the first of the month (24 on, 48 off with a Kelly day each 21 day cycle), two months after the new contract call for it.
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Ok thanks for info. I still don't get part of it though. They don't actually dispatch for 24 hours right? That would be hard.

The Fire Stations I get because they are on duty and at least try to sleep between calls at night depending on how busy it is. But Dispatchers must have a hard schedule that they follow. So when they go off of their shift, they have to sleep there until their long shift is over?
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Metcom dispatchers for example work 24 hour shifts but they have scheduled sleep time throughout there shift.

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Sgt request to the dispatcher, are you able to give me an icall, response not until at least May.

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Smile The funny part

Jim - You left out the funny part of the conversation!

After she tells 620 that he can't get an i-Call until May, he says, "OK, I'll wait."

Of course then he just gives her his NEXTEL last four to call him on...

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Sounds like DPD dispatch is in some kind of backup mode right now - consoles are all different radio IDs and it sounds like they're dispatching from backup RF radios. IDs are as follows:

10143 DISP-1
10146 DISP-2
10148 DISP-3
10144 DISP-4
10147 DISP-5
10149 DISP-6
Another radio used on the dispatch channels is ID 10142 (the ROC Dispatch Relief Radio/Console). They have a relief console at Josephine for the same purpose (ID 507). The relief console radio operator rotates through for 20 minutes at a time on each dispatch channel.
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Back on the normal LIDs today with the regular console tones on the agency calls again...it's like a breath of fresh air
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