Engine 24, Automatic Fire Alarm, 4359 West 88th Ave..... at Station 24. Engine 24, Automatic Fire Alarm, smoke detector activation at Station 24, 4359 West 88th Ave. Time out......
Engine 24 was in quarters at the time.
Radio silence ensues, for about three minutes.
Then dispatch pipes up again.....
Engine 24, getting an authorized cancel. Engine 24, getting an authorized cancel from the alarm company, they report food on the stove.
24 never even came up on the air at all.
This could have been handled by phone, I suppose.
So, will the dispatcher be expecting payback, or was it payback that we were hearing for a previous event we missed?
Gave us a nice chuckle. Thanks, fire dispatcher.