SAFD "D" Channels

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What are the D-1 thru D-8 channels used for? I assume they mean the fire districts that the stations are under but are there two response channels for each incident now? Like Tac-6 for medical calls along with a district channel?
 
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Each Batallion/District has an access channel. These are used exclusively for a field unit to contact his appropriate geographical dispatcher, based on the 8 battalions. There should be no tactical operations on the D access channels. The Tac channels are for units to use on the fireground to talk to each other. A dispatcher will probably be assigned to a tac channel if it is a working fire, etc...

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Thanks for the reply..I just remember the old channel plan for a couple years ago, Fire and EMS on seperate dispatch channels and 1 access channel for each with about 14 response channels...Seems like more work for the dispatchers now with a seperate access channel for each District.
 

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Even though there are separate access channels for each district they actually patch them together to group them to one or two dispatchers based upon time of day and workload.
 
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