Reserve apparatus

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Monrovia1
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Reserve apparatus

Post by Monrovia1 »

When an LA County FD Engine is deployed on a strike team and a reserve engine is placed in service to cover for that unit, Why does that reserve engine respond under there ID IE 5166A instead of simply becoming E544 etc.
cfox504
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Re: Reserve apparatus

Post by cfox504 »

Correct me if I'm wrong but.......if you look on Pulse Point, you'll currently see a variety of reserve apparatus running in place of front line units that are deployed elsewhere......so, for example.....E236 is deployed either to an incident or as part of a Strike Team, their designator doesn't change. They then place, say, E5151 in service to run calls as E236.....most CAD systems can't or won't accept 2 units with the exact same designator. The original E236 may be part of Strike Team XXXXA or whatever, but it's still E236. E5151, a reserve rig, is running calls as E236 while its gone. I would think under "normal" everyday operations, if a rig went down and they switched to a reserve, then they probably swap out the number plates on it and E5xxx then becomes Exxx in the CAD system for dispatching. Just my two cents worth
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