PGCo.Fire*EMS Monitoring Question

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Cbear429

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What is the purpose of the dispatcher having units switch to different channels after giving out the assignments? i.e.: Respond on Channel "?"...

Thanks.
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MDS4682

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Channel 1: Main Fire/EMS Dispatch
Channel 2: Northside EMS
Channel 3: Southside Fireground
Channel 4: Northside Fireground
Channel 5: Southside Fireground (non repeater)
Channel 6: Northside Fireground (non repeater)
Channel 7: Southside EMS
Channel 8: covers whole county, to be used for incidents on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, as well as old PGPD Channel 6 (Fed-Ex Stadium operations, special events, additional fireground channel)
Channel 9: Northside Fireground
Channel 10: Northside Fireground
 

Cbear429

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Thank you MDS4682,

Thanks, it makes perfect sense. Now I can reprogram my Bearcat BC245XLT channels to be in line with their frequencies. Where is the dividing line for north and south dispatching?

Cbear
 

chief34a

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Central Ave "divides" the county north and south usually but the dispatchers generally go by if the first due company is north or south of central. Also fireground ch 9 is generally for the 6th battalion (Co's 10,11,14,31,35,41 and 49). Fireground ch 10 is generally for the 4th battalion (1, 7, 9, 12, 13, 34, 44 and 55). Of course if there is a lot going on then all of this will change..........
 
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