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    Just wondering if "first due" is a term you use to describe your first in response area?

  • #2
    Originally posted by thebravest1 View Post
    Just wondering if "first due" is a term you use to describe your first in response area?
    I'll answer your question as soon as I finish laughing at your screen name.




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    whew! Ok. As it happens, we use First Due only in the context of EMS. The reason is because we run a rescue but don't transport, so there is a distinction between first due and second.

    For fire calls, we all respond out of a single station, and the TOE for apparatus depends on the call, so there is no designated "first due" unit.

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    • #3
      Uhmmmm.....sometimes. Mostly we call it a "still district".

      Hey second part to the question...

      What is the one place in your "First Due" that you dread the day it is actually on fire / or is really unique.

      Our Engine would be a hospital 3 blocks away, like 4 stories, 60 years old, old utility systems....etc. Would be a nightmare.



      next....
      Last edited by FHandz15; 01-30-2007, 06:41 PM.

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      • #4
        We call it our First In...some Chiefs have been using First Due but for the most part it's First In

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        • #5
          It's called a 'still district' here.
          I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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          • #6
            With 5 stations, first due in our Dept means the area that your company is responsible for. The way our borders are, you may or may not get to some of the calls on your company's border first, due to traffic, rigs on the road, etc. We also use the connotation with trucks/rescues, who are first due of their compnay type, not necessarily from the closest station.

            As far as scariest place in my engine's first due, it would be an alcohol dependency treatment center. It's in an old school, no sprinklers, small rooms and dividers everywhere, and overnight residents who aren't very stable mentally as is. The staff doesn't impress as me as very well trained, and there are locks and screens on the doors/windows.

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            • #7
              yes..........
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              • #8
                We call it "The Big Red Truck wot got there first".

                Anything else is confusing.
                Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
                Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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                • #9
                  Same as Gunnyv, first due is the geographical area assigned to each company. The place(s) I dread burning in my first due are the 4,5 story walkup s##tholes that have been illegally sectioned off and contain multiple maze like illegal apartments. When you get there, they look like one big apartment from outside, and contain3, or 4 smaller ones inside with zero fire protection, and just all around dangerous for everyone.

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                  • #10
                    In my area the "1st due" is your main responce area or fire district. In my county most districts only have one station. The "2nd due" would be the mutal aid dept helping you or in some cases the automatic aid dept helping you, hence being the 2nd fire dept to arrive at the scene.

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                    • #11
                      We have "first due" but it is not often used in the terms of dispatch. We use it to represent the boxes we are closer to than any other company...generally for things like hydrant checking etc...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by volfireman034 View Post
                        In my area the "1st due" is your main responce area or fire district. In my county most districts only have one station. The "2nd due" would be the mutal aid dept helping you or in some cases the automatic aid dept helping you, hence being the 2nd fire dept to arrive at the scene.
                        Pretty much how it goes here.
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                        • #13
                          here first due = area of coverage
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                          • #14
                            here first due means first do to whatever type of call.

                            For example

                            Heavy rescue is first due to MVA
                            Engine first due to fires
                            ladder ladder first due (truck wise, after one engine gets out) to fires

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                            • #15
                              Yes we use it. The chiefs use it to deignate a geographical area.

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