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Philip Casimiri
Member
Username: Jeepzj

Post Number: 11
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some divisions I have noticed have the Provincial EMS Common available to them, others even have an EMS Tactical channel in which they can use.

Curiously, what is the process for utilization of these?

What policies & procedures are in place for these divisions to utilize the Provincial EMS Common or EMS Local Tactical?

AND
What agreements are in place with Regional EMS Services to allow for this type of radio utilization?

Thanks in advance,
--Phil
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Jeff Segal
Junior Member
Username: Jeff_segal

Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As far as i know Pcom is a freq that anyone can use in an emergency itís also the CACC (central ambulance Communication centre) backup incase there is a problem with there freq, as well as communicating with other CACC's (ambulance moves out of its area and needs to let the other cacc know where they are)

Pcom is also used by 799 in the Toronto area...

Pcom can be used through SJA but i would be verry tight on the rules on when to use it, its almost better to call in on the phone then on the radio.. the last thing also you need is a sja member with a patient and adrenaline pumping giving info over the radio that sounds like an amateur....

just my thoughts

Jeff Segal
St. John Ambulance York Region
Regional Transport Coordinator
Primary Care Paramedic - Toronto EMS
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Simon Martin, A-EMCA, Flight Paramedic
Senior Member
Username: Als_medic

Post Number: 55
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Must agree with Jeff on this one. Appropriate use of that frequency is something that some SJA members may not appreciate. There are already problems with cluttered use interfering with emergency use of PCOM, especially for air ambulance. The new provincial government radio system is making things better, but I think if communication is to be made with the local CACC, then either use a cellphone (much more reliable) or have one designated person/dispatcher, relay messages.
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Jeff Segal, A-EMCA
Junior Member
Username: Jeff_segal

Post Number: 8
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Simon Long time no talk.. how you doing??
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Simon Martin, A-EMCA, Flight Paramedic
Senior Member
Username: Als_medic

Post Number: 56
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doing well Jeff. Working fixed-wing Air Ambulance, based out of Thunder Bay.
E-mail me : airambulance@canada.com

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