Medic 10 is new on a three month trial to see what help it might be in keeping response times down. The theory is the engine will be freed up as soon as patient is on the way to the hospital keeping the first in engines available more.Does anyone know how the Lynch medics are being dispatched?
Also, on a related topic, what changes did OCFA make in Yorba Linda? I know T34 became T32 but there appears to be a Medic 10 now. I don't remember that one previously.
Seems like OCFA would be inviting a lawsuit by refusing the help of Placentia.I've heard OCFA may have caved at least for fires and has an agreement with Placentia now as Placentia has been sent into YL several times on structure fires.
There is no law requiring Auto-aid. It was discussed at length in the past year at OCFA.Seems like OCFA would be inviting a lawsuit by refusing the help of Placentia.
Back to Lynch - what happens when a third medic unit is needed? Do they call Lynch for a third, or a neighboring agency?
Nobody is picking up a phone and calling Lynch. The Fire CAD is tied in to the CAD at Lynch so they get it as soon as the call is created. It's conceivable that if the Fire Dispatcher is taking the 911 call Lynch can dispatch it quicker since they do not have a caller to deal with too. Also keep in mind Placentia Fire will be responding to only the more serious medical calls not all of them. Many calls will see just ambulances diapatched.If Lynch is housed at each station, wouldn’t they just be dispatched through the station?
Seems counterproductive to have them in-house but not be dispatched through the station