South Shore Hospital EMS to get Weymouth Contract - 2018-07.01

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South Shore Hospital EMS to get Weymouth Contract - 2018-07.01

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http://weymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20 ... ew-service

South Shore Health System aka South Shore Hospital to take over Weymouth 911 EMS Contract
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That's an interesting move. As I recall, Fallon currently operates a secondary PSAP and does the EMS dispatching for their ambulances and the FD. I wonder how that will work out and if South Shore will add a dispatch channel to what they have now?
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eh ?? Fallon Dispatching Weymouth Fire ??
Weymouth is handled by Weymouth Fire
Braintree outsourced to Brewster awhile ago

garys wrote:That's an interesting move. As I recall, Fallon currently operates a secondary PSAP and does the EMS dispatching for their ambulances and the FD. I wonder how that will work out and if South Shore will add a dispatch channel to what they have now?
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Notify might be a more accurate term than dispatch. Medical calls go to their secondary PSAP and the dispatch an ambulance and do the over the air notification to Weymouth FD. I forget which Fallon channel it's on, but that shouldn't be hard to figure out. Weymouth then dispatches the apparatus on their channel.
ecps92 wrote:eh ?? Fallon Dispatching Weymouth Fire ??
Weymouth is handled by Weymouth Fire
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Ahh, yes handling the Medical [9-1-1] Dispatch, I recall Quincy pushed for that way back with Fallon
Sometimes you can hear the Pager Signal in the background of them dispatching [Fire] as Fallon does the Dispatch
garys wrote:Notify might be a more accurate term than dispatch. Medical calls go to their secondary PSAP and the dispatch an ambulance and do the over the air notification to Weymouth FD. I forget which Fallon channel it's on, but that shouldn't be hard to figure out. Weymouth then dispatches the apparatus on their channel.
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I forget how long the course is for EMD, but it's more than one week. I can find out if you really want to know since I have a friend who used to do that training. It's not uncommon now for private services to do the EMD part for municipalities. I know that Armstrong does it for a couple of towns, and I suspect Pro does as well.

There is also a QA component for 9-1-1 medical calls that agencies are now having to comply with. More reason to contract it out to an outfit that has that all in place.


ecps92 wrote:Ahh, yes handling the Medical [9-1-1] Dispatch, I recall Quincy pushed for that way back with Fallon
Sometimes you can hear the Pager Signal in the background of them dispatching [Fire] as Fallon does the Dispatch
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The EMD course itself is about a week. It's the OTJ training that takes a while.
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It's 153.650, which I have tagged as Fallon F1, that they use for this.
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Weymouth to get new EMS contract ambulance service starting July 1.

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Re: South Shore Hospital EMS to get Weymouth Contract - 2018-07.01

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ETA: I don't know if this is new as I previously wasn't paying that much attention to the system, but they seem more active today. At least one 9-1-1 type call went out for chest pain. So far, everything is on their existing dispatch channel.

It might be a good time to dial up the frequencies that SSH is licensed for and see if there is any new activity. They share at least two 452.xxx frequencies with Gillette Stadiums Cap+ systems. I'm about half way between the two, so all I hear is Gillette. Someone closer in to SSH might have better luck.

The current EMS channel is analog.
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I'm hearing DMR activity on 462.0500 with a Color Code of 7 (TG17 Slot1) that seems to be related. I heard radio checks between Weymouth Control and South Shore Operations, and I just heard Weymouth Control dispatching A-9 along with fire to a medical with A-9 reporting, "this is a test."

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I'll plug that in and see what pops up.

ETA: Testing going on, TG 1 (both slots), TG 17 (SL 1) and TG 18 (SL 2). DSD+ shows it as DMR, but not a specific type.

Radio shop referred to "Channel 2" during a test.

Audio is pretty clear on DSD+.
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The system went live right at Midnight. TG 17 SL 1 CC 7. That seems to be the 9-1-1 dispatch TG. Weymouth Fire Alarm has a radio as well.
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I'm hearing more traffic on TG 18 today. They might be migrating the transfer trucks to this TG. More listening is in order.
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I've been monitoring this system today, so far TG17 is definitely still being used for Weymouth 911, a transfer truck was instructed that they were on the 911 channel and to switch back to analog. I only head TG18 maybe 10 times at the most and it was Division 2 requesting to be placed on scene at several residential addresses in Weymouth. There were no ambulances dispatched to those addressed on either frequency (unless they were dispatched over analog, I wasn't simultaneously monitoring), and Division 2 returned to at least one address. I'm not sure how thing are being done on the EMS side but I almost wonder if they're checking up on people in isolation or quarantine.

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Today they seem to be using TG 18 for dispatch of transfer units.

After a little more listening, some of the transfer units are on TG 18. Others are still on 463.225 PL 156.7. The dispatcher is simulcasting on both, but there is no cross patch for mobile units between the two.

It looks like the are installing new radios in the transfer units and eventually everything will be on TG 18.
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