For those of you that monitor Aurora Fire/Rural Metro....

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ROOFLIFECO

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I thought that some of you might like to know....

If you have ever monitored AFD during an EMS call, the Rural/Metro Ambulance responding with the fire engine will say something like "Medic 105 is responding to Alameda in 6"...6 being the ETA to the scene. This was required in R/M's protocols written by Aurora Fire for quite some time.

However, effective immediately, R/M rigs won't be giving their ETA's any longer. They are to give the closest major cross streets from which they are responding, apparently to give fire a better and more accurate idea of when they can expect their ambulance on scene if the engine is there first (which usually they are).

Just a random fact for those of you who might be wondering about the change when you hear it from now on.
 

Yucca-man

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Makes sense because responding units would probably like to know where other responders are, rather than how far out they think they are. It's all about responder safety...

Jim
 
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