What does DEP1 mean on Seattle’s Real Time 911 Website?

My friend Matt Michie wondered what the symbol DEP1 matched in his post about Seattle 911 Dispatch on I5. He’s speaking of the real time Seattle 911 mashup that puts 911 calls on google maps. I tried but couldn’t find any information on this DEP1 symbol so wrote in to the Seattle fire department they filled me in:

Mr. Maldonado,

Thank you for your e-mail inquiry. DEP1 is reference to our Deputy 1 Chiefs, who are called out on any full response.


Now we can all rest easy knowing that if you’re involved in a full response call, you’ll have a DEP1 on the scene.

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