About CAD

Things you should know about the CAD

* Please be patient ----- Remember that the incident you currently are on may not be the only incident happening at the time ---- Please be patient.

* If we do not answer a responding unit right away please be patient ----- we might be talking to another unit or still on the phone or might be typing in the responding units info.

* Make sure that you know what unit is responding ---- Sometimes units will call responding in one unit and then call on scene as another unit and then enroute in a third unit ---- this really slows our response to answering a unit on the radio because we then have to clear the initial unit and place a new unit number in the system which takes a little bit of time--- I know nobody is perfect and people make mistakes (as do we) but if the same unit gets called to us on the same call that helps tremendously

* Remember that there are five immediate counties that are on fire dispatch as well as numerous other centers through out the USA that use this frequency as well. This also applies to ALL OTHER frequencies as well. Just because a unit does not hear someone else talking on that channel does not mean that there is not someone else talking on it

County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501