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Monroe County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS - Key West Area


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 Monroe County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS - Key West Area

Welcome to paradise..The Florida Keys! Everything here happens along The Overseas Highway (US-1). If something goes wrong, travelers can be stranded for hours! Now your smartphone can tell you why! Go to "Links" for Call Log & Traffic Cams
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Welcome to the Islands!       

 This feed covers county services starting at mile marker 113 (113MM), where Monroe County begins along The Overseas Highway (US-1) down to mile marker 4. Alerts that are posted will start with "mile marker" location, such as 21MM which, in this example, would indicate mile marker 21, Cudjoe Key. See Mile Markers below.

Please note this feed does not include public service transmissions from the City of Key West PD, Fire, or EMS (mile marker 0-4) The purpose of this feed is to inform travelers about road conditions as they make this vast, beautiful drive...to paradise!  Here is an unafilliated link to listen to City of Key West

 

Click to see the ACTIVE CALL LOG 

 

.........Mobile version of ACTIVE CALL LOG

 

Click to see the TRAFFIC CAMS

 

Click to see the local Meteorlogical data

 

Click to see the local TIDE station data

 

Click to see LOCAL MAPS

Highway US-1 Mile Markers (approximate):   

    0-4  Key West

    4-6  Stock Island

    6  Key Haven 

    6.5 - 8  Boca Chica Key (NAS Key West)

    8 - 9.5  Rockland Key

    9.5 - 11  Big Coppitt Key

    11.5  Shark Key

    12-15  Saddlebunch Keys, Bay Point

    16.5 -17.5  Lower Sugarloaf Key

    19 - 20.5 Upper Sugarloaf Key

    20.5 - 23  Cudjoe Key

    24 - 25.5  Summerland Key

    26-27.5  Ramrod Key

    28-29 Little Torch Key

    29-33  Big Pine Key

    36-38  Bahia Honda

    40  Ohio Key

    40-47  Seven Mile Bridge

    45  Pigeon Key

    47  Knight's Key, Key Vaca

    47-60  Marathon area

    54  Key Colony Beach, Fat Deer Key

    59  Grassy Key

    61  Duck Key

    62  Conch Key

    62-66  Long Key bridge

    66-71  Layton, Long Key

    72-85  Islamorada; Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys

    85-95 Tavernier area; Plantation Key, Fiesta Key

    96  Rock Harbour

    96-110  Key Largo area

 

Listening Points of interest: (...things you may hear...)

Signals and 10-Codes: Monroe County Sheriff's Office does not use these, opting for plain English. They do, however, use "Codes" followed by a number, typically 1 through 6. (...this info coming soon, codes below are best guesses at this time...)

     Code 5: All is well -or- No further assistance needed

     Code 6: Back in service

     Code 9: Illegal substances/property

 Hospitals: There are three community hospitals along the Overseas Highway, but none have a trauma or burn units. Patients/victims are transported to one of the following you may hear in the feed:

     "Lower Keys" - indicates "Lower Keys Medical Center" at 4MM on Stock island

     "Fisherman's" - indicates "Fisherman's Community Hospital" located in Marathon

     "Mariner's" - indicates "Mariner's Hospital" located in Tavernier

     "Ryder" - indicates Ryder Trauma Center in Miami...a popular destination for Monroe County's "TraumaStar" helicopter.

      "Baptist"  - indicates Baptist Hospital of Miami, another TraumaStar port-of-call

      "dePoo" - indicates a 15-bed acute psychiatric facility in Key West where "Baker Act" cases are sent. It is located on Kennedy Drive.

 

 

Sheriff Stations:

     "College Road" - Units arriving at "College Road" are indicating that they have returned to the Sheriff's headquarters located on College Road, Stock Island, 4MM. This station is not visible from US1. 

     "Cudjoe" - Patrols often "arrive at Cudjoe," the location of their Freeman Substation on Cudjoe Key, which is visible along US1 at 20.9MM.

     "Marathon" - The Marathon Substation is located at 3101 Overseas Hwy. Visible to traffic along US1.

     "Islamorada" - The Islamorada Substation is located at 86800 Overseas Hwy. Visible along US1 to south bound traffic.

     Layton - Although not an actual station, this is the perpetually parked Sheriff squad car perched along US1 in 'downtown' Layton. Someone is doing a great job weed-whacking around it!

 

Detention Centers: County jails are located at Plantation Key, Key Largo, Marathon, and their main facility at headquarters on College Road on Stock Island (4MM).

 

Monroe County, Florida Fire Rescue Stations

 [Key West (0-4MM) EMS is outsourced to a private company; Not included in this feed]

  Station 1 - Key West FD -  1600 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

  Station 2 - Key West FD - 525 Angela St. @ Simonton St.

  Station 3 - Key West FD - 1435 Kennedy Dr. at 3127 Flagler Ave.

  Station 4 - Key West International Airport - 3491 S. Roosevelt Blvd

  Station 5 - NAFKW FD (Navy) - Trumbo Annex - Trumbo Rd.

  Station 6 - NAFKW FD (Navy) - Truman Annex - 31-35 E. Quay Rd. off of Southard St.

  Station 7 - NAFKW FD (Navy) - NAS Boca Chica Key

  Station 8 - Stock Island VFD - 6180 2nd St. between MacDonald Ave. & Maloney Ave. (5MM)

  Station 9 - Big Coppit Key VFD - 28 Emerald Dr. at US-1 (10MM)

  Station 10 - Sugarloaf Key VFD - 17175 Overseas Hwy. (17MM)

  Station 11 - Cudjoe Key VFD - 20950 Overseas Hwy. (20.9MM)

  Station 12 – (Reserved for future use)

  Station 13 - Big Pine Key VFD - 390 Key Deer Blvd. (30.5MM)

  Station 14 - Marathon VFD - 59275 Overseas Hwy

  Station 15 - Florida Keys Marathon Airport FD - 8900 Overseas Hwy.

  Station 16 - Miami-Dade Co. (Homestead)

  Station 17 - Conch Key VFD - 10 S. Conch Ave. (63MM)

  Station 18 - Layton VFD - 68240 Overseas Hwy. (68MM)

  Station 19 - Islamorada VFD - South Sta. - 74070 Overseas Hwy. (74MM)

  Station 20 - Islamorada VFD – Central Sta. - 81850 Overseas Hwy.(81.8MM)

  Station 21 - Islamorada VFD - North Sta. - 86800 Overseas Hwy. (86.8MM)

  Station 22 - Tavernier VFD - 151 Marine Ave. (92MM)

  Station 23 - Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps (KLVAC) - 98600 Overseas Hwy. (98.6MM)

  Station 24 - Key Largo VFD - South Sta. #1 - 1 East Dr. @ Overseas Hwy. (98.5MM)

  Station 25 - Key Largo VFD - North Sta. #2 - 220 Reef Dr. (106MM)

  Station 26 - Ocean Reef VFD  - 110 Anchor Dr.

  Station 39 - Monroe County Fire Academy - 490 63rd St. @ 62nd St. in Marathon

 

Helpful Hints in deciphering the Active Call Log

(This section is not compete, feedback would be appreciated)

Responding unit numbers can tell you what type of vehicle it is and help you locate where the incident is occuring. This is illustrated in examples below.

"E" units, such as "E11" is a fire Engine, assigned to station 11 in Cudjoe Key. "E15" would be the fire engine from Station 15 by the Marathon airport.

"R" units are the Rescue ambulances. "R11" is the ambulance at Station 11 in Cudjoe, where as "R15" is the rescue unit at Station 15 in Marathon. Note Key Largo Station 23... It has two Rescue units, R23 and R123

"D" units are Detention vehicles used to transport prisoners.

"T" units are the unmarked patrol vehicles. Not sure what "T" truely stands for, but these units are typically normal-looking Dodge Chargers (black, silver, maroon) that hang far off the side of the road, as if they stopped to take a picture or drop a fishing line. They love to hang out in the two Sugarloaf Keys, just north of the 55-MPH zone. They have unnoticeable speed-detection devices, and lie in wait for those who fail to notice the speed limit drop to 45 MPH. (Note: They have been avoiding Sugarloaf lately due to the bike-path/sewer construction zone.)

"TS" unit is Monroe County's "TraumaStar" medical transport helicopter. See also LFNET and ARS.

"MD" unit is an ambulance that transports patients via US1 to the mainland.

"L" unknown. Please send me an email if you know.  

"LFNET" unit is a private/secondary medical helicopter company (Life Net)) transporting patients to the mainland.

"S" units appear to be crime scene investigators

"A" units appear to be supervisors and/or administrators and/or auxillary (??)

"AP" units are Airport Patrols at KWIA 

"ARS" units are Air Rescue System helicopters, used when TraumaStar is out-of-service

"ARF" units are Fire/Rescue units at the Airport

"BP" units are dispatched US Customs and Border Patrols

"FHP" units are dispatched Florida Highway Patrol units

"FWC" units are dispatched officers from the Florida Wildlife Commission

Marked patrol units: (four numerical digit assignments, like 1128)

Sector 1 Sheriff Patrol: Lower Keys

     Zone 1 - Key West to Shark Key (11xx units) [Sector 1, Zone 1, Unit XX]

     Zone 2 - Saddlebunch Keys to Summerland Key (12xx units)

     Zone 3 - Ramrod Key to north end of Seven Mile Bridge (13xx units)

Sector 4/5 Sheriff Patrol: Middle Keys and Marathon

     Zone 1 - Marathon (51xx and 52xx units)

     Zone 2 - North of Marathon to south of Islamorda (41xx and 42xx units)

Sector 6 Sheriff Patrol: Islamorada

     Zone 1 - 73MM to Whale Harbor bridge (61xx units)

     Zone 2 - Whale harbor bridge to 90.5MM (62xx units)

Sector 7 - Sheriff Patrol: Upper Keys

     Zone 1 - 90.5MM to 101MM (71xx units)

     Zone 2 - 101MM north to Miami-Dade county line (72xx units)

     Zone 3 - Ocean Reef, Anglers Club, Card Sound bridge (73xx units)

"Watch Order" indicates a patrol unit lying-in-wait...somewhere. Although the location of this unit shows as "address withheld," you can determine that a "72xx" unit assigned to it would indicate it is somewhere along that desolate 18-mile stretch through the Everglades.  

 

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