Communications facilities shall be provided for the receipt of reported emergencies, dispatching, documentation of responding fire apparatus, and notification of firefighters. The communications system shall provide facilities for dispatching assistance to fire emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The communications facility shall have the capability of activating all types of systems utilized to dispatch the fire apparatus and notify all firefighters of an emergency. The alert may be provided by pagers, portable radios with alerting capabilities, siren activation from the communications center, or station alerting devices with paid personnel. Text paging or phone paging shall not be a means of notification.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40;

Eff. September 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2017; October 1, 2006.