Originally Posted by KD2BRR
Not to burst anyone's bubble here, but First off Dunellen is in Middlesex county and Second per a very, very reliable source Somerset County is not and will never dispatch Dunellen for anything other than sending ALS or BLS units to them.
LOL. My reality bubble remains intact.
I almost married a girl from Possumtown (a long and sordid saga from decades ago), so I spent a good deal of time in Middlesex and Somerset Counties, indeed, I grew up in NJ. That "never" thing happens a lot. But the other interesting thing is that the loss of certain revenue sources since 2008 has really put up a fight against those nevers. Some NJ nevers I've seen have been the expansion of the air medical program, the fall of first aid squads in many areas to hospital-based BLS contracts, automatic mutual aid out-of-town responses, cooperative procurement in DPWs, regionalization, and who knows? Maybe this? Just saying. Money stomps on pride every time.
You're probably right, though.
Either way, I hope they get their issues squared away. Every responder needs safe and reliable communications.