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I am thinking about going into the fire dept. and know some things about it. I was listening to the scanner the other day and a fire dept called into dispatch and said switching to fire ground. I was wondering what does that mean exactly.

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It is just another operating channel on their radio system. Many departments will switch to an operating channel on their radios when they are working at an incident. By switching to a different channel they do not have radio traffic from other incidents interfering with their operations, nor are they interfering with the dispatching of additional runs. Hope this answers your question.

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