What does this mean on Merced EMS ?

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gmclam

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I am hearing calls on Merced/Mariposa Fire/EMS (154.400 CT:123.0) that go like this: "... medical aid ... stage for nature ..."

What does "stage for nature" mean here?

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gmclam said:
I am hearing calls on Merced/Mariposa Fire/EMS (154.400 CT:123.0) that go like this: "... medical aid ... stage for nature ..."

What does "stage for nature" mean here?

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It might mean don't go to the location yet, "stage" because they might not know the nature of the emergency.
 

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The scene might not be safe for Fire an Ambulance crews. You could have a violent Pt or could be a domestic assault.
 

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I'd go with Eng74's interpretation....it's most likely a call where police presence prior to EMS action is preferable. "Stage for type code" is probably their way of saying "because of the particular type code assigned to the call, staging is indicated for the scene to be secured prior to EMS entry"
 

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its pretty common in some areas of sac where fire wont even respond until scene cleared by pd or ssd maybe they just call it a little different there

or maybe they dont wanna go out in the rain ? heheh
 

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Aren't fireman supposed to be the tough guys? Why do they always wait for the cops to go in first ;)

Ok, I'm a little bias, couldn't help myself, sorry.
 

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Aren't fireman supposed to be the tough guys? Why do they always wait for the cops to go in first ;)

Ok, I'm a little bias, couldn't help myself, sorry.
I don't know of any firefighter that wears a vest and has two to three guns on them. Arson Investigators don't count since they are not always on an engine.
 

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like sunnyvale's public safety department?
They also have sidearms, batons, pepper spray, shotguns, and patrol rifles.

Firefighters should stay away from tasers, they just give fire captains another reason to yell.
 

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They also have sidearms, batons, pepper spray, shotguns, and patrol rifles.

Firefighters should stay away from tasers, they just give fire captains another reason to yell.

Some Firefighter would taser someone in the station and you would have taser fights break out all the time. Sure it would be funny while it happened to the other guy but you would have to sleep sometime.
 

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Some Firefighter would taser someone in the station and you would have taser fights break out all the time. Sure it would be funny while it happened to the other guy but you would have to sleep sometime.
exactly. too many toys for us to play with.
 

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Well Cal fire has prevention officers... I also saw a division chief with a gun and tazer

Not all prevention units are Peace Officers, the guys who come in from the fire side are Captains and above and are POST. The other prevention units are Fire Inspectors and Plans Checkers.

You may also run into the Arson Bomb Investigator (AB2525). He is a POST Peace Officer and is now an Assistant Chief I believe.

There are sometimes VIPs who are Peace Officers, kinda cool gig if you ask me.
 
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