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SnaKiZe

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19:22... that guy has an attitude.


I'm also surprised that someone requested transport for 2 greens and a yellow when there were still reds waiting to be transported...

Maybe I should finish my MCI training...
But idk, maybe the outcome of the reds weren't too bright? =/
 

abckidsmom

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The (edited) audio is awesome. Great handling of the MCI.

The uniformity of radio traffic is excellent. Obvious good training, even though they kept having that pesky mayday.
 

abckidsmom

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19:22... that guy has an attitude.


I'm also surprised that someone requested transport for 2 greens and a yellow when there were still reds waiting to be transported...

Total attitude, but command attituded him right back. Amusing when 5 or 6 units would call command in order, and with the editing sounded like he just said "go ahead."
 

abckidsmom

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And can I just say that I wish they would say OK instead of clear? Is that official NIMS language? Where does that come from?
 

Chimpie

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.....I'm also surprised that someone requested transport for 2 greens and a yellow when there were still reds waiting to be transported...

Who was making the request?

You should be making requests when you have the need. You get the transports when Transportation is ready to transport what you have (Red, Yellow or Green). So make Transportation aware of what you have, and when all the Red and Yellows are transported, then Transportation can start working through the Greens.

Maybe I should finish my MCI training...
But idk, maybe the outcome of the reds weren't too bright? =/

Then they wouldn't have been red. ^_^

And can I just say that I wish they would say OK instead of clear? Is that official NIMS language? Where does that come from?

I've always used clear. Means I've copied what was said and am done (clear) with the individual I'm talking to.
 

DesertMedic66

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I'm also surprised that someone requested transport for 2 greens and a yellow when there were still reds waiting to be transported...

i believe he said that he needs transportation for 2 greens and a yellow when they become available.

And ive always said copy (when i heard and understand what someone said) and then clear when i am clear from something like a hospital.
 
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JPINFV

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As long as no one says, "over and out." Anyone who uses that phrase needs to be drawn and quartered.
 

lightsandsirens5

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Around here we say copy when we understand something. To end a conversation we end with our unit number and dispatch answers with the time.
 

Sasha

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Dispatch never uses clear around here, clear means you get to go home.

We use copy, and if we are feeling really spunky at night when all the supers are gone "copy that captain" or "roger that"

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As long as no one says, "over and out." Anyone who uses that phrase needs to be drawn and quartered.

Along with "be advised" and "advise". I cant stand to hear these. Useless filler.

Usually we just say copy. If I wanna aggravate our dispatcher I'll still say 10-4. Most of the fire departments around say "received" which for some reason I find annoying.


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JPINFV

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Along with "be advised" and "advise". I cant stand to hear these. Useless filler.

Usually we just say copy. If I wanna aggravate our dispatcher I'll still say 10-4. Most of the fire departments around say "received" which for some reason I find annoying.


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The problem with "over and out" is that it's a contradiction. You can't be both "over" and "out" at the same time since "over" means "I'm done transmitting and expect a reply" and "out" means "I'm done transmitting and don't expect a reply."

I'll justify "be advised" since it turns off the mental automatic mode and says, "Hey, what's coming next isn't one of the standard transmissions that you're expecting."
 

Shishkabob

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Both at my current agency and at AMR, we say "Received" if we understand what has been said.


As long as no one says, "over and out." Anyone who uses that phrase needs to be drawn and quartered.

When I want to annoy dispatch, I always finish with "Roger wilco, over and out".
 

shfd739

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Both at my current agency and at AMR, we say "Received" if we understand what has been said.".

Must be a Texas thing.

I could understand if what is being is said after if is really but usually it isn't so it's useless filler. Besides if you called me on the radio specifically I'm listening to you anyway so the person already has my attention.

Just an old pet peeve from when I was a dispatcher.


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JPINFV

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Must be a Texas thing.

I could understand if what is being is said after if is really but usually it isn't so it's useless filler. Besides if you called me on the radio specifically I'm listening to you anyway so the person already has my attention.

Just an old pet peeve from when I was a dispatcher.


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True, especially since where I worked the most as an EMT we didn't even do a proper hail. Unit 75 on scene. <dispatch clicks mic to confirm>. Of course even that was useless filler once we got MDTs.
 

usalsfyre

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Must be a Texas thing.

I could understand if what is being is said after if is really but usually it isn't so it's useless filler. Besides if you called me on the radio specifically I'm listening to you anyway so the person already has my attention.

Just an old pet peeve from when I was a dispatcher.


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Agree completely, but if you don't acknowledge dispatch around here they will repeat, and repeat, and repeat....
 

Sasha

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Agree completely, but if you don't acknowledge dispatch around here they will repeat, and repeat, and repeat....

"148 did you copy?*beat... add snarky tone* 148 one four eight..."
 

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My girlfriend broke up with me today.

Said that I am controlling and bossy by asking to talk to her for 5-10 minutes a day.
 
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Shishkabob

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Agree completely, but if you don't acknowledge dispatch around here they will repeat, and repeat, and repeat....

Gah... or when Trevor gets in his habit of giving extremely detailed directions to a call that you didn't ask for, and have to wait till he finishes just so you can say on scene...
 

NomadicMedic

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I always said "okay" to acknowledge the dispatcher at my last job.

For example, the dispatcher would say, "Medic 7, you're cancelled." I'd reply, "7 okay"

I was the only one who did it. Now, everyone there does it. I guess I'm a trend setter. :)

I only did it because I hated "copy", "received" and.. Oh Christ, save me from the ever popular "10-4".
 

abckidsmom

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I always said "okay" to acknowledge the dispatcher at my last job.

For example, the dispatcher would say, "Medic 7, you're cancelled." I'd reply, "7 okay"

I was the only one who did it. Now, everyone there does it. I guess I'm a trend setter. :)

I only did it because I hated "copy", "received" and.. Oh Christ, save me from the ever popular "10-4".

One place I worked, everyone just keyed the mic on the console and said loudly "TEVoh!" Very slick, ghetto, and completely annoying to anyone who's never worked there.

One guy where I work right now says "Medic 1, message received."

And if the dispatcher doesn't acknowledge with a time stamp, he likes to ask what the time is. "Medic 1 on scene" "Copy, I show you on scene." "Medic 1, do you have the time?"
 
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