Imagine that...actually understanding the dispatchers for newark fire. What a treat that will be!Listening to Newark FD Dispatch (154.130) last week I heard an automated dispatch go out for a fire at ??? Washington St. followed by a human voice saying "test". Heard it only once and nothing since.
I believe Dallas Fire uses this....Washington St. is where Police / Fire communications is located. The fire department has been installing and testing the automated system for a few months. Soon when you call 911, the dispatcher will enter the information into the cad and the automated voice will dispatch the units on the radio and in the fire houses. (I forgot what the systems is called but it was talked about here ...do a search)
Dallas & Plano both use an automated dispatch "voice" for fire, as does Fort Worth. I understand Houston does as well. Apparently, and this may in part due to the way Dallas tried to upgrade their CAD system on the cheap. the stations actually get the runs 20-30 seconds, or more, before 'Debbie' clears her throat & starts the announcement. In many cases, I hear them checking enroute, on the response channels, while she's still butchering street name pronunciations on the initial announcement. Evidently, no one has the interest or talent to correct some of the worst ones. I believe I read elsewhere that the vendor for system was named Locution (could be wrong, not positive).I believe Dallas Fire uses this....