11/09/09 283 W - + 10 - 7 Wake County EMS System Alarm Levels

On September 15, the Wake County EMS System implemented an EMS alarm system. For those listening closely, this is reason you’ve heard so many EMS units dispatched to certain calls, such as structure fires at nursing homes.

What are the dispatch criteria for these alarm levels? They are listed below. The box alarm is a familiar one, but the first alarm dispatch criteria are notably new for high-rise and high-risk structure fires. Note that CAD only initially recommends EMS alarm levels up to a second alarm. Anything above that is requested by the EMS District Chief or Medical Branch Director.

Also, note the absence of RDU alert levels. The airport fire department is changing/has changed to requesting EMS resources using alarm levels, based on the resources they determine are needed for the type of incident.

Box Alarm

Second Alarm

Third Alarm

Fourth Alarm

What are MPI event levels?

Hey… don’t forget Hazmat incidents in the EMS “box”
A.C. Rich - 11/12/09 - 21:09

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