Help with the lingo. This will continue to be updated. When a post is made that uses a code/acronym, it will be added here:
LE – Law Enforcement
WB – Westbound (road lane direction)
EB – Eastbound (road lane direction)
MM / MP – Milemarker / Milepost
SAR – Search and Rescue
MVA – Motor Vehicle Accident
Code 2 – Immediate Response (For unit-en-route)
Code 3 – Emergent Response Lights/Siren (For unit-en-roue)
Code 4 – The scene is under control
Clear – Unit is finished on-scene with the call.
EOS – End Of Shift (Unit is “clocked out for the day” done working)
CFD – Clifton Fire Department
MCSO (S.O.) – Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
GJPD – Grand Junction Police Department
LVFD – Lower Valley Fire Department (Fruita)
PFD – Palisade Fire Department
ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
GOA – Gone On Arrival (ex. people reported to be in the area were not there when unit arrived)
TRA – (Turned-over the scene to other agency/department)
MDC – Mobile Data Computer (inside most vehicles gives call notes and details)
RP – Reporting Party (the person who called 911 to report the problem)
PAR – Personnel Accountability Report (keeping track of everyone working the scene).
KNOCK-DOWN – Fire has been put out.
OVERHAUL – opening walls, ceilings, voids, and partitions to check for fire extension in both the precontrol and postcontrol phases of firefighting operations.
Citizens are welcome to report to us scenes they come across so we can post them like; fires, car accidents, etc. But if you are involved in an emergency, always call 9-1-1 FIRST!
If you have an emergency, always dial 9-1-1
You can also report a non-emergent crime or incident to our local 911 dispatch by calling: (970) 242-6707.