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Avoca Borough Box Alarms

The Luzerne County 911 Center allows us to have pre-defined response guidelines on file in their Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD). These guidelines specify the departments and units that should be dispatched to various types of incidents.

Since different incidents require different response levels, these guides allow the 911 center to send the appropriate type and amount of resources to the incident. For example, the response to a structure fire requires more resources than a response to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries and only fluids down on the ground.

Additionally, the CAD system can replace a unit automatically if that unit is out of service or unavailable due to a prior response. This ensures an adequate response to all incidents. The Replacement column below will demonstrate how units should be replaced. Below are some of the main guidelines on file at the 911 Center.

All box alarms were updated on April 12,2013

  

Structure Fires / Fire Alarms

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Engine 112 (Avoca)
Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
Rescue 166 (Pittston Twp.)
Engine 98 (Greenwood)
Ladder 93 (Old Forge)
Ladder 184 (West Pittston) RIT TEAM
EMS 512 (Avoca)

with Engine
with Engine
with Ladder
with Rescue 149 (Kingston)
with Engine
with Ladder
with Engine 143 (Hughestown), then Rescue 149 (Kingston)

2nd

Engine 125 (Dupont)
Engine 933 (Old Forge)
Engine 93 (Old Forge)
Rescue 149 (Kingston) RIT TEAM
Engine 143 (Hughestown)RIT TEAM

EMS 566

With Engine
With Engine
With Engine
With Rescue 95 (Taylor)
With Rescue 23 (Dickson City)

3rd

Engine 165-2 (Pittston City)
Engine 152 (Laflin)
Ladder 148 (Jenkins Twp.)

No auto replacement for any of these units.  By request of Command only.

  

Accidents with Injuries / Entrapment

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Rescue 112 (Avoca)
Engine 125 (Dupont)
EMS 512 (Avoca)
Medic 303

with Rescue 98 (Greenwood)
with Engine

2nd

Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
Rescue 98 (Greenwood)

with Engine
  
with Rescue

3rd

Engine 165 (Pittston City)
Rescue 166 (Pittston Twp.)

with Engine
with Rescue

  

Accidents - No Injuries - Fluids Down

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Rescue 112 (Avoca)
Engine 125 (Dupont)

with Rescue 98 (Greenwood)
with Engine

2nd

Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
Rescue 98 (Greenwood)

with Engine
  
with Rescue

3rd

Engine 165 (Pittston City)
Rescue 166 (Pittston Twp.)

with Engine
with Rescue

  

Vehicle Fires

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Engine 112 (Avoca)
Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
EMS 512 (Avoca)

with Engine
with Engine
  
with EMS

2nd

Engine 125 (Dupont)
Rescue 166 (Pittston Twp.)
EMS 566 (Pittston Twp.)

with Engine
with Rescue
with EMS

  

Carbon Monoxide Responses

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Rescue 112 (Avoca)
EMS 512 (Avoca)

with Ladder 226
with EMS

2nd

Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
EMS 566 (Pittston Twp.)

with Engine
with Ladder
with EMS

  

Brush Fires / Misc. / Investigations

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Engine 112 (Avoca)

with Engine

2nd

Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)

No auto replacement for any of these units.  By request of Command only.

  

Technical Rescue

Alarms

Units Due to Respond

Replacement Units

1st

Rescue 112 (Avoca)
EMS 512 (Avoca)

with Rescue 98 (Greenwood)

2nd

Engine 126 (Duryea)
Ladder 226 (Duryea)
Rescue 98 (Greenwood)
Engine 933 (Old Forge)
Luzerne County Technical Rescue Team
Luzerne County EMA

No auto replacement for any of these units.  By request of Command only.

3rd

Lackawanna County Rescue Task Force

No auto replacement for any of these units.  By request of Command only.

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