Anne Arundel County Questions and New Unit Heard

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What areas do the MSP Glen Burnie patrols #s refer to? As in, “Pxx you have patrols 1 and 2.

Why does MSP refer to AA County Fire as “fire board”?

New (to me at least) AA County fire units recently heard.

Ambulance 457 - Ft. Meade FD
Truck 35
Medic/Engine 9

I’ve also been hearing MNRP 7xx units checking in with Tawes. Any ideas where they operate?
 

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Medic-Engine 9 used to be stationed at Station 21 (Medic-Engine 21). Probably due to the ALS shortage in South County, the County moved the Medic-Engine from 21 to 9.

Truck 35-I think it has been around a while.
Ambulance 457-I heard that once, I also think it is new.
 
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Each Barrick divides up the area that they cover into patrol areas. For example Calvert is divided into 3 patrol areas, north, central, and south. Most cars are assigned to a certain area to patrol and those assignments are given during rollcall. At times the assignments have to be changed so that is why you would hear a car told that he would have patrol 3 or patrols 2 and 3.

"Fire Board" comes from an old tradition in the fire service. Many counties in Maryland had a board of directors that controled the radio system, box assignments, hiring and firing of dispatchers, etc. This board was generally referred to as the "Fire Board". I believe Charles Co still has a fire board. Anyway it became common practice for the police to call the fire service the fire board when requesting assistance from the fire/EMS service. Kinda along the lines of "100 years of tradition unhampered by progress".

Hope that helps...........
 

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"Fire Board" comes from an old tradition in the fire service. Many counties in Maryland had a board of directors that controled the radio system, box assignments, hiring and firing of dispatchers, etc. This board was generally referred to as the "Fire Board". I believe Charles Co still has a fire board. Anyway it became common practice for the police to call the fire service the fire board when requesting assistance from the fire/EMS service. Kinda along the lines of "100 years of tradition unhampered by progress".

Hope that helps...........
I figured there was some sort of historical twist to "fire board". Thanks for the info.
 

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Medic-Engine 9 used to be stationed at Station 21 (Medic-Engine 21). Probably due to the ALS shortage in South County, the County moved the Medic-Engine from 21 to 9.

Truck 35-I think it has been around a while.
Ambulance 457-I heard that once, I also think it is new.
Yup - ME21 (Hanover / Arundel Mills area) crew were transfered to E9 (Harwood-Lothian) to provide additional ALS coverage in the South County. Station 21 still has a Medic unit (MU-21) just like it did before the Medic Engine was put there.

Truck 35 (Forest Dr) used to be Truck 36 (Eastport/Bay Ridge) - I believe with the opening of AACo Station 8 last Spring (to include a Pumper Tanker being housed there) resulted in Tanker 35 being moved to become Tanker 5 (Waugh Chapel)... This freed up space at Co. 35 to put Truck 36 in a better place to improve response (but this is just a guess).

Ambulance 457 - who knows what FT Meade is doing... there was a time when they said they were going to phase out ambulances and rely more heavily on the County to provide coverage.... Discussion I heard on the radio last week suggested that at times they actually have 3 medics on duty now...
 

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Truck 35 was TK36.......the ladder truck you are referring to was placed in service as TK39. A new TK39 identical to TK36 is in the process of being ordered.
 

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Placed out of service because of ladder/tower issues that were to expensive. Rumor was it would cost almost as much to fix it then to replace it.
 

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Some counties still refer to their dispatch as "fireboard" on the radio (in lieu of "communications" or "dispatch"). I think Saint Marys may. A few in southeastern PA do.
 

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I'll have to watch for ESU 35 on the road in Annapolis.

I heard BC 4 last night/early this AM on a second alarm house fire in southern AA County.

I forgot to mention earlier that the Anne Arundel County EOC is active on Fire/EMS TG 272 "india".
 

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I'll have to watch for ESU 35 on the road in Annapolis.

I heard BC 4 last night/early this AM on a second alarm house fire in southern AA County.

I forgot to mention earlier that the Anne Arundel County EOC is active on Fire/EMS TG 272 "india".
When was the Second Alarm fire?
 

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For clarification's sake, is ACCU-1 Anne Arundel County's command post or Annapolis City's? (Annapolis has their own command post as well.)
 
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