DC Fire/Ems System Down

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Since theres no DC Breaking News Page.....At 19:15 this evening DC Fire/Ems Dispatch systems went down...as of 22:15 the systems are still down...the cad are coming back up online slowly....the angency is operating on both Montgomery and Either Alexandria or Arlington Bakc-up Channels....In Zone Z DC Fire/Ems are using the following Montgomery, MD Channels

71C Inc30-Fire/Ems Dispatch
71D Inc31-Fire/Ems Ops

FF and the PD are suppose to wait for dispatch to call there personal cell phones for calls
 

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Firegeezer posted it on his blog earlier: Quick Takes | STATter911.com and linked to the Washington Post article: washingtonpost.com

The story kind of tugged at my attention since Firegeezer said "two separate systems for Police and Fire/EMS" went down together. I see now that they're actually one system on two different bands. Right?

Sounds like a ZC might have blown up or something.

EDIT: Do I understand right that Arlington and Montgomery counties' systems actually overlap DC's? Kind of fortuitous I guess.
 
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Firegeezer posted it on his blog earlier: Quick Takes | STATter911.com and linked to the Washington Post article: washingtonpost.com

The story kind of tugged at my attention since Firegeezer said "two separate systems for Police and Fire/EMS" went down together. I see now that they're actually one system on two different bands. Right?

Sounds like a ZC might have blown up or something.

EDIT: Do I understand right that Arlington and Montgomery counties' systems actually overlap DC's? Kind of fortuitous I guess.
I didn't know that they used one controller system, which explains why everything went blooey. I'd guess that DC can access the Arlington and Montgomery systems for mutual aid purposes. Maybe that's why they operate on 800 instead of 460 as the police do.
 
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