Albemarle County Fire and Rescue
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***** New and improved feed audio! ***** East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company *****
The new audio feed is a direct feed from our building PA system. You are hearing the same exact audio that is being broadcast throughout our entire building, the same audio our firefighters monitor when staffing the station. With that being said, here is how the audio feed is structured:
The feed is provided throughout the building by a BOGEN V150 Power Vector Amplifier. This amplifier has three inputs:
Input 1: Federal Signal Informer monitoring UHF Frequency 460.25 (FRDISP Simulcast)
Input 2: Motorola APX4500 800MHZ radio monitoring FRDISP, FRRESP, ATAC3 on scan.
Input 3: Radio Shack PRO-2051 scanner monitoring Fluvanna County Fire and Rescue on VHF 155.745
The inputs are prioritized, if audio is being received on input 1, then input 2 and 3 will be muted. If audio is being received on input 2, then input 3 will be muted. Input 1 has the highest priority so you will never miss a call for our station. The Fluvanna County scanner has the lowest priority so it will be muted so you don't miss any traffic on the ACFR system. We monitor Fluvanna County because we provide mutial aid to them on a regular basis.
The following agencies utilize these talkgroups as a primary system for dispatch, response, and on scene communications:
Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD)
Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS)
Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR)
East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company (ERVFC - Station 2)
North Garden Volunteer Fire Company (NGVFC - Station 3)
Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company (EVFC - Station 4)
Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD - Station 5)
Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS - Rescue Station 5)
Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company (SPVFC - Station 6)
Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD - Station 7)
Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS - Rescue Station 7)
Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department (STVFD - Station 8)
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (Station 9)
Monticello Fire and Rescue (ACFR - Station 11)
Hollymead Fire and Rescue (ACFR - Station 12)
Ivy Fire and Rescue (ACFR - Station 15)
Pantops Rescue (ACFR - Station 16)
For the most part, unit numbers you hear on the radio will consist of their station number, followed by a single digit. For example, Engine 21 is an engine from Station 2 (ERVFC). Engine 121 is an engine from Station 12. There are some exceptions to this, CARS for example, their units begin with 13 or 14 (ie. Car 131, Medic 147). Single digit units are Charlottesville Fire for the most part. Three digit units beginning with 7 are from Scottsville Rescue. Three digit units beginning with 5 are from Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. Medic 4, 8, 11, 12, and 16 are ACFR ambulances stationed throughout the county at the same station as their designation. Medic 11, for example, is stationed at Monticello Fire and Rescue. You will also rarely hear units from Station 9 (CHO Airport).
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