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#1
I was using Googlemaps today and I happen to click on a place with an interesting feature. A little village surround by the UK border on all side apart from a tiny area that has a river. No roads lead directly to the Rep without first going through the North. A question for the Law. Can you just drive to a call there or how does it work?
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#2
Unmarked cars have permission to enter and cross the border to respond. No exemption on their RTA.

If marked vehicle then should have PSNI escort.

If none of the above......Garda helicopter.
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#3
or the man on the beat can swim across 148
Those who can, do.

Those who can't do, teach.

Those who can't do or teach....... Manage!
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#4
I took a fire call there not so long ago. Local lads from Monaghan turned out. Someone else obviously rang and hit a Northern cell tower as NIFRS also attended

Easier for a fire appliance to cross. Think theres been cases of ambulances from either service crossing the border for calls too if Im not mistaken

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#5
(19-12-2015, 04:17 PM)vidar Wrote: or the man on the beat can swim across 148
Only if hes done the course tho....

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(20-12-2015, 01:32 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: I took a fire call there not so long ago. Local lads from Monaghan turned out. Someone else obviously rang and hit a Northern cell tower as NIFRS also attended

Easier for a fire appliance to cross. Think theres been cases of ambulances from either service crossing the border for calls too if Im not mistaken

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Does that happen a lot? A good few of our 999 calls go to a different div HQ than our because we're on the border, very annoying because they usually ring our district HQ and by the time we get the call it's like Chinese whispers.

I would have thought ECAS could figure out where calls were coming from.
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(20-12-2015, 02:29 PM)Tactimule Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 01:32 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: I took a fire call there not so long ago. Local lads from Monaghan turned out. Someone else obviously rang and hit a Northern cell tower as NIFRS also attended

Easier for a fire appliance to cross. Think theres been cases of ambulances from either service crossing the border for calls too if Im not mistaken

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Does that happen a lot? A good few of our 999 calls go to a different div HQ than our because we're on the border, very annoying because they usually ring our district HQ and by the time we get the call it's like Chinese whispers.

I would have thought ECAS could figure out where calls were coming from.
With regards to the border, occasionally not too often.

What happens more often "ECAS connecting 087blahblahblah caller states Meath, our records show Kildare" depends what cell tower they hit.

Not a major issue unless its an ambulance call routed to us as caller and operator believe it to be dublin but its a meath or kildare address, we process them manually using the ampds card set as we cant open proqa for a non dublin address. We complete the call then pass it to NAS

Or some areas of Kilkenny have a Waterford or Tipp turn out...we process it as normal then ring CAMP south to turn the motor out

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(20-12-2015, 02:33 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 02:29 PM)Tactimule Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 01:32 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: I took a fire call there not so long ago. Local lads from Monaghan turned out. Someone else obviously rang and hit a Northern cell tower as NIFRS also attended

Easier for a fire appliance to cross. Think theres been cases of ambulances from either service crossing the border for calls too if Im not mistaken

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Does that happen a lot? A good few of our 999 calls go to a different div HQ than our because we're on the border, very annoying because they usually ring our district HQ and by the time we get the call it's like Chinese whispers.

I would have thought ECAS could figure out where calls were coming from.
With regards to the border, occasionally not too often.

What happens more often "ECAS connecting 087blahblahblah caller states Meath, our records show Kildare" depends what cell tower they hit.

Not a major issue unless its an ambulance call routed to us as caller and operator believe it to be dublin but its a meath or kildare address, we process them manually using the ampds card set as we cant open proqa for a non dublin address. We complete the call then pass it to NAS

Or some areas of Kilkenny have a Waterford or Tipp turn out...we process it as normal then ring CAMP south to turn the motor out

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We cover an area with parts of 3 counties in it, the 999 calls seem to go to where every the county bounds dictate as opposed to the Garda Divisional boundaries. Very frustrating, especially with Burglaries and motorway RTCs, ads 5 to 10 minutes to the response.
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#9
(20-12-2015, 02:55 PM)Tactimule Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 02:33 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 02:29 PM)Tactimule Wrote:
(20-12-2015, 01:32 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: I took a fire call there not so long ago. Local lads from Monaghan turned out. Someone else obviously rang and hit a Northern cell tower as NIFRS also attended

Easier for a fire appliance to cross. Think theres been cases of ambulances from either service crossing the border for calls too if Im not mistaken

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Does that happen a lot? A good few of our 999 calls go to a different div HQ than our because we're on the border, very annoying because they usually ring our district HQ and by the time we get the call it's like Chinese whispers.

I would have thought ECAS could figure out where calls were coming from.
With regards to the border, occasionally not too often.

What happens more often "ECAS connecting 087blahblahblah caller states Meath, our records show Kildare" depends what cell tower they hit.

Not a major issue unless its an ambulance call routed to us as caller and operator believe it to be dublin but its a meath or kildare address, we process them manually using the ampds card set as we cant open proqa for a non dublin address. We complete the call then pass it to NAS

Or some areas of Kilkenny have a Waterford or Tipp turn out...we process it as normal then ring CAMP south to turn the motor out

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We cover an area with parts of 3 counties in it, the 999 calls seem to go to where every the county bounds dictate as opposed to the Garda Divisional boundaries. Very frustrating, especially with Burglaries and motorway RTCs, ads 5 to 10 minutes to the response.
Ah sure eircode will fix all that....oh...wait...Nevermind

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#10
Co-operation between NAS and NIAS seems good anyway, which is of course the way it should be making the best outcome for patients

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rep...96783.html
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