Fire Dispatch Terminology

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CqDx

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Can anyone advise what does "coordinate number-letter-number" means on fire dispatch Talkgroup? I hear them on Baltimore City and Anne Arundel fire dispatch but never understand what they mean, for example

"Quint 4, Engine 1 respond to 123 Meadow Lane for vehicle fire, coordinate 6 Delta 1, respond hot on Bravo"

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Its not a coordinate - its the Pro QA Determinant code for EMS Dispatching. It tells the responder the acuity of the patient.

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I thought the coordinate information meant where to find the street
on the ADC map book. The first number is the page and the
letter-number combo is the coordinates found on that page.
 

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yes -my bad ...AACO does use the Map Book Coordinates .... 6 Delta 1 threw me off ....Severe Respiratory Distress on MPDS

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Learned something new today! Thank you all
 

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Baltimore City does occasionally announce the MPDS determinant for EMS responses, but I'm not sure why because almost NO ONE knows what they mean. A quick google search or a search of this forum will produce a list of MPDS dispatch codes.
 
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