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Megahurtz

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Been listening to EMS dispatch of my local hospital.

[insert county here] is requesting a standby- What is a Standby?

Your DR is going to be 9029- What is a DR?
 

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I dont believe hospitals dispatch ambulances. The county may dispatch or a contractor like Rural/Metro does the dispatching. A hospital may call to have one dispatched to them if they need one. Never heard one call for one over the scanner though.

If you are hearing it from a hospital, I presume they want an ambulance standing by, usually to ship someone to a better hospital where they have better equipment/doctors/specialists.

The ambulances/medics get a number when they get dispatched. Ive always assumed they use it on their paperwork but they always get one. Sometimes they forget and have to get it later.
 

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A standby means the unit goes somewhere and stands by (waits) to see if they wil get used or not.
A DR is most likely a Disposition Report number that is used in their paperwork.
Less likely, is that every doctor is assigned a number, and they look up the name associated with that number on their computer, rather than giving the doc's name out over the air. But, that's not a likely scenario. I'd go with disposition report number.
 
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NFIRS National Fire Incident Reporting System.
A unique number applied to fire department reports.
Similar to OCAs for police agencies.
 
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