A comment indicating an incident function or location will occasionally follow the unit ID. These are entered either by the dispatcher or by the Incident Commander (IC) on scene. The IC will use these comments to keep track of fireground assignments and alert incoming units of the current incident organization. Dispatchers primarily use comments as reminders of special statuses. These comments are particularly valuable since all dispatch terminals can see them, including those in the dispatch center and those in the responding units. The comments also become part of the incident history that is later useful in determining when key events occurred (i.e. Safety Officer assigned, Hat Mat Team enters hot zone, etc.).
|>BC4||CALYPSO COMMAND||Incident name, also indicates who is in charge|
|>E10||STAGED||Near scene, possibly waiting for police clearance to proceed|
|>T13||LOBBY||Function, assigned to Lobby Control|
|>BC3||ACCOUNTABILITY||Function, assigned as Accountability Officer|
|>HM13||HOT ZONE||Entry Team in "Hot Zone"|
|E2||SUH||Enroute to hospital, Stanford University Hospital in this case|
|E3||KRC||Enroute to hospital, Kaiser (Redwood City) in this case|