Question about dispatching

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BarnacleBill

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I've noticed both yesterday and this evening that not all dispatchers
give the map coordinates to the units that are being assinged.
Anyone know why? This is not to the "A" boxes (eg 23-16A) but
all dispatches.
 

pasadenamd

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I've noticed both yesterday and this evening that not all dispatchers
give the map coordinates to the units that are being assinged.
Anyone know why? This is not to the "A" boxes (eg 23-16A) but
all dispatches.
If you are talking about Anne Arundel County, which I think you are, Anne Arundel County Fire Department only tells the map coordinates if someone asks.
 

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Map coordinates and cross streets are standard for AACoFD dispatches. If they aren't provided, the dispatcher is either really busy or not following procedure. Another possibility would possible be that they are having computer problems.

Sometimes the coordinates really aren't necessary like at some major intersection. On the other hand, I've heard units request coordinates when dispatched to some of those same major intersections....:roll:
 

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The new ADC map books for Anne Arundel (and most other counties) have been completely reformatted with a new grid scheme. They use a 4 digit map page number instead of the old 1 or 2 digit numbers. It's going to take time to re-program the CAD systems, and it's more cumbersome to use for emergency services.
 

BarnacleBill

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Yes, AA Co.

Yes, I'm referring to Anne Arundel county. Sorry - I should have
made that clear in the opening post.

As I hear them now, sometimes they include the map coords
and sometimes not - it seems to be dependent only on the
who is dispatching.
 
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It will depend on who is dispatching and also you will notice that they are being left out of the locations that are well known.
 
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