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Old 03-02-2013, 7:43 PM
   
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How can I listen to the paramedic reports given to the hospitals prior to their arrival? These are the reports given by each ambulance or rescue. What frequencies would you use?
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That happens on the C-MED freqs.
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To expand on this. The way the system works, the ambulance traffic is on one frequency while the base/hospital traffic is on another frequency. The ambulance traffic is not repeated, so you have to be pretty close to where the ambulance is to hear their side of the traffic. The person at the hospital generally does not repeat back the ambulance side. As a result of all of this, it is very rare that you will hear traffic from an ambulance. In addition, some services use cellular phones for their notifications.
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Having worked as a CMED dispatcher here's the process a little better explained:

- Ambulances can call in to CMED via a repeated channel (typically CMED 4) or call into CMED which rings on the radio console.
- CMED dispatcher assigns the unit a "patched" channel depending on their location/hospital location (the channels that the ambulances are assigned to are not repeated and you need to be in the line of sight to the ambulance to hear the report).

The "radio" that is located at the hospital is typically not on a frequency, but a hard line to the CMED board. So when listening to a CMED report on CMED 1, you'll only hear the hospital if you not in the line of site to the ambulance. So you will be able to hear all ambulance/CMED dispatch traffic on the call channel, but not on the assigned patched channel.

Also as someone said previously, there are different channels which units can call in on depending on the location throughout the state. In Western, MA some of the "hill towns" use 340 to call into Springfield CMED and in Worcestor some of the small towns use 280.. which are open EMS channels that are free for EMS agencies to use.

So if you live near a major hospital you should be able to hear most patches, as the ambulances usually give their report right down the road from the hospital.
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Dont forget the other 155 channels, especially out in Berkshire Cnty, it's not just 280 and 340 in-use

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Having worked as a CMED dispatcher here's the process a little better explained:

- Ambulances can call in to CMED via a repeated channel (typically CMED 4) or call into CMED which rings on the radio console.
- CMED dispatcher assigns the unit a "patched" channel depending on their location/hospital location (the channels that the ambulances are assigned to are not repeated and you need to be in the line of sight to the ambulance to hear the report).

The "radio" that is located at the hospital is typically not on a frequency, but a hard line to the CMED board. So when listening to a CMED report on CMED 1, you'll only hear the hospital if you not in the line of site to the ambulance. So you will be able to hear all ambulance/CMED dispatch traffic on the call channel, but not on the assigned patched channel.

Also as someone said previously, there are different channels which units can call in on depending on the location throughout the state. In Western, MA some of the "hill towns" use 340 to call into Springfield CMED and in Worcestor some of the small towns use 280.. which are open EMS channels that are free for EMS agencies to use.

So if you live near a major hospital you should be able to hear most patches, as the ambulances usually give their report right down the road from the hospital.
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Dont forget the other 155 channels, especially out in Berkshire Cnty, it's not just 280 and 340 in-use
Too bad there is no CMED in operation out there (even though there is, berkshire county sheriff's refuse to use it). So your statement wouldn't exactly apply to mine.
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However the OP was asking about Hospital/Ambulance notifications.

No mention of CMED was made, and until the OP indicates the County and updates his Location in HIS profile it is all speculation

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Too bad there is no CMED in operation out there (even though there is, berkshire county sheriff's refuse to use it). So your statement wouldn't exactly apply to mine.
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