02/13/06 50 W - + 15 - 19 Computerized Dispatch

The joy of the computerized dispatch system, both for city and county calls, is hearing something new, like the strange pronounciation of a street name or even just a newly programmed word or phrase. Such as "Battalion Chief," that Locution apparently started saying today, on Raleigh fire dispatches.

And I do love hearing Fuquay pronounced Foo-quay. Maybe they’ve fixed that.
Legeros - 02/13/06 - 23:23

There is also “len-wah” street. And for some reason, Locutia (that’s what we call her at EMS) cannot say ‘Wake County’, rather she says ‘Wake C-O-U-N-T-Y’.
Dale (Email) - 02/13/06 - 23:53

Atleast the Battalion Chiefs are back on the dispatch frequency. I personally like the computer quotes, like “ JOHNSTON C.O. WAY “. Bugs to be worked out.
Jon Colby (Email) - 02/14/06 - 02:32

Maybe “Foo-quay” is correct and us rednecks have been saying it incorrectly all along.
guest - 02/15/06 - 02:54

Also love “Chavis” as “Chaav-is.” That’s great.
Legeros - 02/18/06 - 13:45

“Johnston County Way” is the computer’s way of dispatching out of county calls. The way it originally worked was a unit was dispatched to their own base, with the details on the rip-and-run and on the alpha pager. However, that led to a really bad situation with EMS 9 one night last year on a call in Harnett COunty. So now, when the “—- County Way” is announced, units know that they are going to another county. From what I understand it is too hard (or next to impossible) to get all of the surrounding counties’ info into our own CAD.
Dale (Email) - 02/20/06 - 21:45

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