The only tones that go out are for the BC's, Air Ops, Sepcial Ops like Haz Mat,and Camps. The stations have the quick call but is a back up. All of the info is sent out to the MDT in the station and the apparatus and the MDT goes off to alert the crews. The voice dispatch on Blue 8 is normaly after the MDT's have gone off.
Like I said the Quick Call II for LACoFD is a back up system for the stations. Sometimes a Battalion's link to the MDT's might be down so they get the Quick Call then. Also some stations get their Call Firefighters toned out when they get a call to back fill or respond depending on the area. L.A. also uses an alert tone over the air before giving out the dispatch.Well I have been hearing tones going on for engine and paramedics to go out on medical aids. So these tones going off are not just for BC's, Air Ops, Hazmat and Camps. Some stations are getting toned out and some are not. So does anybody know the real story that goes on with LACOFD