Originally Posted by elmer166
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.
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.