LAFD radio traffic heard today - a summary

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zerg901

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was listening to the North channel / Valley channel for a while today via Broadcastify - this is what was heard

LAFD = Los Angeles City Fire Department = Los Angeles Fire Department

(all times EDT)

1412 PM - Eng 60 + Rescue 60 to chest pains

[ the dispatcher reads off the call once - units responding - type of incident - address ]

[ all info here is very approximate - they talk pretty fast ]

1412 PM - Rescue 81 to sick person at 12XX Hazeltine

1415 PM - Rescue ?82 to 82YY Hazeltine

1416 PM - trouble breathing - Calyqa St

1417 PM - R74 chest pain 1024 Himel

1418 - R60 cancels E60 - dispatcher hits beep and says"Engine 60 you can cancel" - (no reply - probably acknowledged via mobile computer)

1424 pm - R93 + EMS 10 - infection - 53xx Reseda

1425 pm - R91 - 124XX San Fernando

1426 pm - ? eng? + R101 - chest pains - 142XX sherman way

1430 pm - 3 beeps - upgrade to unconscious

[ iirc the beeps are only used when dispatching a unit that is out of station or when upgrading a call or or when canceling a unit or maybe also when announcing a structure fire ]

1434 pm - R896 reports false medical alarm twice - dispatcher asks if R896 is receiving OK

1435 pm - E84 requests an 800 (BLS ambulance) - 800 sent via radio to Shute and Clare for assault

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Did not find any real time posting of the calls on the Internet

at LAFD website they report average times for April 2020 were - call processing 64 seconds - turnout 51 seconds - travel time 4.5 minutes

(I assume that the call processing interval is from first ring of phone at the dispatch center till time call is sent to station)

The channel was generally quiet. Mobile computers take alot of verbal traffic off the airwaves.
 

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LAFD doesn't post their EMS calls on Pulsepoint. Only Fires/various Service calls.
 

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Listening today

1 beep for cancellations

3 beeps for dispatch on the air (and for structure fires) (maybe for brush fires also and maybe any major incidents)

have Eng meet us on Channel 10 - Eng XX meet Rescue 888 on Tac 10 - (it was called both Channel 10 and Tac 10)

" Eng 100 at scene, it is not a rollover, no extrication required, cancel Light Force (73) " - [ interesting - does that mean that all LAFD Light Forces carry hydraulic or electric extrication tools? ]

earlier around 7 AM an 800 ambulance called for "Fire Department Backup" to a man down call - a Light Force was sent - then the 800 asked for ALS and got a Rescue unit

1 unit sent to a "medical alert"

1 light force sent to a "fire alarm"

104 sent to an "automatic alarm" - not sure if just Engine or Light Force or Task Force

Eng 105 and Rescue 105 to a stroke - 1 Eng + 1 Rescue to "chest pain"

have heard chest pain and maybe heart calls get 1 Engine and 1 Rescue - [ 'Rescue' in LAFD jargon is an ALS ambulance ]

maybe Traffic Accidents get 1 Engine and 1 Rescue also

have not heard any mental health emergencys being dispatched - ???

104 PM EDT - "standby for a structure fire in 105 (area)" - 3 beeps - call read out 1 time - Channel 9 response - Tac 12

121 PM EDT - 'standby for structure fire in 84's' - address given twice (21140 Ventura Blvd iirc)

123 PM EDT - 3 beeps for some unit added to some call on Van Nuys Blvd

123 PM EDT - Rescue sent alone to an "unconscious" call

124 PM EDT - 3 beeps - ? AP 7 ? added to call with Eng going to a fall - maybe - not sure why that got 3 beeps - no one acknowledged via voice

OK - I am done - LOL
 
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light force is generally a one person unit, manpower, and also used in a relay of hose and water on fires, usually the truck carries the hydro tools, thus their response on traffic incidents
 

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A light force is a truck and an engine with two persons. A Task Force is two engines and a truck. The 800 rescues are BLS units.
 

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pertains to operations, jargon, historical record, channel usage, call tracking, response times, system efficiency, etc etc etc etc etc etc

not everyone on Radio Reference lives in Los Angeles
 

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pertains to operations, jargon, historical record, channel usage, call tracking, response times, system efficiency, etc etc etc etc etc etc

not everyone on Radio Reference lives in Los Angeles
No but they can listen to an online feed if they felt inclined to do so
 

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providing the info here also saves people lots of time - I can listen for an hour - provide a synopsis - and save millions of people an hour of their time
 

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There is nothing wrong with this post. There a new people starting out all the time so let them help each other learn what we have learned ourselves over the years.
 

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The channel was generally quiet. Mobile computers take alot of verbal traffic off the airwaves.
Interesting. In our county east of DC, there is a lot of voice traffic even though the apparatus are equipped with Moto status messaging and CAD terminals (iPads wifi to vehicle routers, then to FirstNet.)
 
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