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#301275 - 10/05/22 07:32 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2953
Back in the mid 90's I worked for a small company that installed and supported e911 and computer aided dispatch systems. They used dumb terminals for speed. One night when I was the on-call tech a small psap in a fire department station pages me for a dumb terminal. When I got there to replace it the dispatcher said smoke was coming out so he tossed it out the back door. He said he was temped to tone out the fire department

"Department #12345 respond to a fire call at...
your station"

smile


Edited by Eugene (10/05/22 07:32 PM)

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#301277 - 10/06/22 02:07 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2192
Loc: Bucks County PA
We had a fire call at our own station a few years ago.

https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/car-fire-department-bucks/

That center column between the bay doors was holding up the whole roof, and it took a LONG time to get it all fixed.

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#301279 - 10/06/22 04:27 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3729
Loc: USA
Many years ago as an IT consultant, I was at a customer fire station when a smoke alarm went off and they toned out their own location. I was invited to step outside while they put out a small attic fire. The station’s fire and ambulance crews were out on a car crash with injuries. The Chief (whom I knew well) was beside himself with frustration. The firefighters from the other station worked manfully to contain their glee while the Chief was looking.

None of the gear I was there to work on was affected. This municipality was a customer for at least a decade and I NEVER heard the end of it from the firefighters.

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