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Old 08-22-2013, 1:39 AM
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I believe this is a trial for the next few months -- if dispatch believes the details of the incident might eventually warrant a flyout, they can get the crews moving early to shorten the time to get the aircraft to the scene.

This is probably an adjustment to the current plan that has been in place for the last few years following the helo crash in PG County. Nowadays, they don't fly quite as much and when the helo is requested, it's taking a long time to get the crew activated and the helo to the scene.

This is a good step in the right direction.
One would think that a middle of the road procedure of placing the medevac on "standby" which can mean either the crew is to physically go sit in the helicopter preparing for power up and takeoff (which sometimes also involves moving the ship out of a hanger prior to launch), or the crew in fact powers up the helicopter awaiting the go ahead to launch (and said launch would then be in seconds). Obviously the second option involves fuel expenditure and adding some time on the engines and aircraft ($$), but both options are used in many jurisdictions around the country and BOTH versions can be part of the protocol, choosing between them based on estimated flight time when launched and severity of initial info into dispatch.

Also it is clear that various MD jurisdictions have adopted their own approaches regarding at what point during an incident they call for a medevac. Washington county for example seems to have some of the most frequent launches and then cancellations while in the air of trooper 3. Of course it is understandable due to their remote distance from a Level 1 Trauma Center.
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Old 08-22-2013, 9:04 AM
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Interesting version of this new protocol trial this morning.... The provider on a paramedic unit requested help standby activation while enroute to an incident based on the 911 info.
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3 Questions To Give AA County Fire A Head Start On Emergencies

3 Questions To Give AA County Fire A Head Start On Emergencies CBS Baltimore
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It appears there have been more "Changes"

Box Alarms with Hydrants (homes, commercial, etc)-4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Squad, 1 ALS Unit, Battaltion Chief

Box Alarms without Hydrants (homes, commercial, etc.)-4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 2 Tankers, 1 Squad, 1 ALS Unit, Battalion Chief

We now have a "Working Fire Dispatch." Fire Alarm started it on the 11-7 Box because they had multiple calls.
2 Engines, 2 FIB Investigators, Safety 5
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Where is Safety 5 based?
Last PM,units on an accident at Rt 100 and Catherine Ave requested the nearest RSI capable unit and Safety 5 was dispatched. It seemed to take quite a bit of time to arrive as the units at the accident kept asking for an ETA.
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Where is Safety 5 based?
Last PM,units on an accident at Rt 100 and Catherine Ave requested the nearest RSI capable unit and Safety 5 was dispatched. It seemed to take quite a bit of time to arrive as the units at the accident kept asking for an ETA.
I would assume Station 5 (Waugh Chapel). Pretty far from the accident scene. Seems they need to get some more qualified RSI people.
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This was the accident Trooper Seriously Injured in Traffic Stop Accident | NBC4 Washington
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I'm not sure this post fits this thread, but it is a change to AA fire

USNA fire now dispatching Paramedic 46 instead of ambulance 469 for EMS calls at USNA and Naval Station- Annapolis.. I've yet to hear PM 46 being dispatched for mutual aid to AA County FD.
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Are reserve engines now ending in a "5" (Engine 105 instead of Engine 104)?
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Also hearing Engine 33-1 dispatched as Engine 33-5. Possibly in a reserve?
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yes, when an engine is in a reserve engine it will have a 5 instead of a 1, 2, or 3......this lets all know that a reserve is being used instead a front line engine. 4 is only used for pumper tankers.
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Interesting article about staffing and future apparatus purchases...

Union: Staffing change delayed Glen Burnie crash response - CapitalGazette.com: For The Record
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Ambulance 239 (Jones Station) in service today, now all stations have an ambulance unit (ALS or BLS).


A couple weeks ago, Glen Burnie Station 33 received another Ambo (A-338 and A-339).
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Ambulance 239 (Jones Station) in service today, now all stations have an ambulance unit (ALS or BLS).


A couple weeks ago, Glen Burnie Station 33 received another Ambo (A-338 and A-339).
A-338 used to be the volunteer ambo .. I'm not sure about if that's still true. Given the staffing, I'd be surprised (but not totally) if the career staff is being required to run TWO BLS units from that station....
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A-338 used to be the volunteer ambo .. I'm not sure about if that's still true. Given the staffing, I'd be surprised (but not totally) if the career staff is being required to run TWO BLS units from that station....
From what I heard, the 1 ambulance (339) will be staffed with personnel from Truck 33 if it is not on a call. When there are volunteer personnel, they will staff the 2nd ambo. If they have enough volunteers than they would staff both ambulances.

The new ambulance was first marked as Ambulance 338 but there was an issue with cad so they renamed it Ambulance 339.

Things change day by day in the county so who knows.

Glad 23 finally has a medical unit. A-209 has been going deep in 23s area a lot recently. Need more ALS/BLS units in this county.
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Sounds like Odor of Gas in the structures calls now only have a Engine and Truck assigned both responding hot, is that correct? Previously it would be a full box assigned with a warm response.

Annapolis, responds with a full box, hot response.
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Sounds like Odor of Gas in the structures calls now only have a Engine and Truck assigned both responding hot, is that correct? Previously it would be a full box assigned with a warm response.

Annapolis, responds with a full box, hot response.
Oder of Gas = 1 Engine & 1 Truck; Hot Response
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Glen Burnie Staffing: A338 (Old 339, International) Staffed With Two, Engine 331- Staffed 2 w/1, Truck 33- Staffed with 2, Engine 332 and SQD33 are dependent on volunteer staffing as well as A339 (New Ford). If the volunteers cab get a second ambo crew, the two career firefighters on 338 will go back on E331+ T33, making their staffing 3 each.Gas odors are now Still Boxes in the county. Annapolis City Gas Odors are still full boxes.
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Also appears that previous High-Life Alarms (Hospitals, Occupied Schools, Nursing Facilities) that would get a full box (warm response) now receives a still box (Engine + Truck).
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Hearing "Medic-Engine 41" today, just temporary or is it permanent?

Originally they planned for Volunteer Chiefs to run as safety officers. I have never heard it on the radio, are they still planning to do that or did they decide not to do it?
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