RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > U.S. Regional Radio Discussion Forums > Texas Radio Discussion Forum

Texas Radio Discussion Forum Forum for discussing Radio Information in the State of Texas.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 8:20 AM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 13
Default Dallas FD Scanning Question

Hello,
I have a question about the Dallas FD. I have been listening to them online and I hear them say they have a major accident sometimes. Does this mean there is somebody trapped? They do not talk to much on the radio, at least not online.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 8:30 AM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 4,181
Default

In Texas "major accident" normally means an accident with injuries.
__________________
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 9:06 AM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 13
Default

Thanks for the quick response.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 8:19 PM
Mentor
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,143
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elmer166 View Post
Hello,
I have a question about the Dallas FD. I have been listening to them online and I hear them say they have a major accident sometimes. Does this mean there is somebody trapped? They do not talk to much on the radio, at least not online.

Thanks
If you hear one of the units at a 'major accident' calling for a heavy rescue response, that does indicate somebody is trapped. A 'heavy rescue' usually draws a truck company (a second truck, if the accident is on a freeway, as a truck is customarily assigned initially to those anyway, to block traffic) as well as a battalion chief. This can get a bit muddled, since Dallas Fire Rescue calls their ambulances "Rescues", and you may hear calls for additional 'rescues' on a major accident. Most everyone else in the area uses the term "Medic" for their ambulance or MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) vehicles.
__________________
Steve
BCD536HP-BCD436HP-BCD396XT(2)-Home Patrol 1(E)-PSR500-BCD396T-BCD996T-BR330T-BC250D-BC780XLT
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 183
Default

You will not hear any fire ground traffic as the units talk to each other on scene via a direct channel.
Mostly used at fire scenes, i have been in the area or driven by wrecks on the highway and heard them use channel 12 (their fire ground channel) to talk to each other. Thats when they are on scene. If they are still en route they will use the repeater channels.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2012, 6:58 PM
Para078's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tx.
Posts: 102
Default

Mesquite and Garland use 'Ambulance."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2011 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions