• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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MCI Shooting - Anne Arundel County.

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We are investigating reports of an incident at the Capital-Gazette building in the 800 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis. We will share details as we confirm them.
 

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Active Shooter: 888 Bestgate Road #Annapolis. Media staging area is 839 Bestgate Road.
 

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I've been flying around ACY all afternoon, and I get home to this.... It's right down the street, and my doctor's office is in that building. Typical suburban office bldg.
 
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Box Area was 40-17. 2 MSP Troopers landed at Rolling Knolls Elementary School for a Priority 1 and a Priority 2. The MAB (MAB32) was on location and ESU35 requested along with PG County bomb squad units and State Police Bomb Squad units too I believe. 5 fatalities, 20+ injured.
 

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Box Area was 40-17. 2 MSP Troopers landed at Rolling Knolls Elementary School for a Priority 1 and a Priority 2. The MAB (MAB32) was on location and ESU35 requested along with PG County bomb squad units and State Police Bomb Squad units too I believe. 5 fatalities, 20+ injured.
20+ injured proved to be inaccurate - much less than that thankfully.
 
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From a listener's standpoint, yesterday's radio communications was textbook. We often talk about on here the lack of interoperability and radio communications issues but yesterday proved different.

I started listening in shortly after the call went out and checked the archives for the minutes that I missed. Police and Fire remained calm on the radio and only provided important information without tying up the radio. I was also running Unitrunker and dozens of radios were logging in from various jurisdictions and the system handled it well.

Most of the initial traffic was on 11D Southern. Annapolis, Sheriffs, and MSP appeared to also use the talkgroup for operations. There were supporting agencies (NRP, Capitol Police, Howard PD, etc.) and I am not sure if they were also active on their talkgroup or not.

Sheriff and Annapolis talkgroups were also pretty active.

Initially fire put it in Juliet. As the incident expanded Charley (LZ ops), India, Lima, & Mike were all utilized. MCCU and the Alarmers used Disaster 3. Med 8 was also designated for the incident.

All agencies really did a great job on such a horrific incident.
 
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20+ injured proved to be inaccurate - much less than that thankfully.
Thanks for the clarification. Perhaps it was a mixup. Listening to the EMRC call with EMS36, it sounded like AAMC could receive 4 priority 1 patients and 4 priority 3 patients; BWMC said they could take 3 priority 1 patients and 10 priority 3 patients. This would total to 7 priority one's and 14 priority three's, a total of 21 available spaces. Perhaps this is where the mix up was...?
 

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Thanks for the clarification. Perhaps it was a mixup. Listening to the EMRC call with EMS36, it sounded like AAMC could receive 4 priority 1 patients and 4 priority 3 patients; BWMC said they could take 3 priority 1 patients and 10 priority 3 patients. This would total to 7 priority one's and 14 priority three's, a total of 21 available spaces. Perhaps this is where the mix up was...?
Confusing and reporting capacity at hospitals vs. actual injuries - one of the many reasons why authorities don't like folks repeating what they (think they) hear.....
 
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Confusing and reporting capacity at hospitals vs. actual injuries - one of the many reasons why authorities don't like folks repeating what they (think they) hear.....
However, at one point I did hear on TAC J of 7 priority one's and 13 priority three's when Fire Alarm asked command a patient count. This was pretty early on though and was never confirmed.
 
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