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 Austin-Travis County Fire and EMS

Fire and EMS Dispatch for Austin/Travis County operating on GATRRS. Stereo broadcast with fire automated dispatch (Locution) on left channel and fire/EMS primary/tactical on right channel. Alpha tags with talk group and UID alias.
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Austin-Travis County Fire and EMS

General Feed Information

Fire and EMS Dispatch for City of Austin, Texas and surrounding Travis County operating on the Greater Austin/Travis Regional Radio System (GATRRS).  This feed is a stereo broadcast with fire automated dispatch (Locution) on the left channel and fire/EMS primary and tactical talk groups on the right channel.  This feed also includes alpha tags for talkgroup and UID alias.  Agencies include:

 

Active Fire Incident Page 

This page provides information on active Fire, Rescue, & Hazmat Fire incidents in Austin and Travis County. No medical calls will be displayed to comply with HIPAA laws.  Data is updated every 3 minutes.  

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/fact/default.cfm

Both Austin Fire Department and Austin/Travis County EMS maintain twitter feeds that give amplifying information on active incidents.  These feeds can be found here:

https://twitter.com/AustinFireInfo
https://twitter.com/ATCEMS

 

Feed Status & Talkgroups

 

FEED STATUS ALERTS
Completing initial configuration of feed and antenna setup.  
Some distortion of feed may be experienced.
ProScan (v14.2) has been experiencing intermittent lockups requiring a restart every 18-36 hours.  

 

Category ID Alpha Tag Talkgroup Description
Austin & Travis County Fire (Right Channel)
  1121 FCOM N Firecom North
  1123 FCOM S Firecom South
  1122 FCOM E Firecom East
  1142 FCOM W Firecom West
    FTAC 201-215 FireTac 201-215
    FTAC 301-315 FireTac 301-315
    FTAC 401-415 FireTac 401-415**
    ESD 1-14 ESD Talkgroups
  1146 FD EMER FD Emergency
Austin-Travis County EMS (Right Channel)
  1291 EMS ALT EMS Station Alert
  1221 M CTRL EMS Control
  1222 MCOM N MedCom North
  1223 MCOM C MedCom Central
  1224 MCOM S MedCom South
  1263 MCOM W MedCom West
  1262 EMS EMER EMS Emergency
LOCUTION Dispatch (Left Channel)
  1147 AFD LOCU Austin FD LOCUTION Dispatch
  1162 TC LOCU Travis County FD LOCUTION Dispatch

**FTAC 401-415 are normally used for training and as a result will usually be disabled.   These talk groups will be activated during significant events whereby their use is needed for tactical requirements.

 

Feed Listening Notes

  1. FTAC 201  Primary Tactical Talkgroup
  2. FTAC 202  Alternate Tactical Talkgroup
  3. FTAC 203  Incident Emergency Talkgroup

 

UID (Alpha Tag) Abbreviations

ID Jurisdiction ID Resource ID Identifier
AT Austin CM Command (Chief) CAPT Captain
NL North Lake Travis ESD 1 BAT Battalion Chief LT Lieutenant
PF Pflugerville ESD 2 ENG Engine SPC Specialst (Driver)
OH Oak Hill ESD 3 QNT Quint FF1 Firefigher 1
MA Manchaca ESD 5 LAD Ladder  FF2 Firefighter 2
LT Lake Travis ESD 6 RES Rescue FF3 Firefighter 3
PD Pedernales ESD 8 SQ Squad DC EMS District Commander
WL Westlake ESD 9 BT Brush Truck DV EMS Division Chief
CB Ce Bar ESD 10 SR Search/Rescue P Portable Radio
TC Travis County ESD 11 SAFE Safety Officer MD Medical Director
MN Manor ESD 12 INV Investigator CHP Community Health Paramedic
VL Volente ESD 14 COMM Communications FS Fire Station
EL Elgin BTD APD Blood Draw Liaison MCOT Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
CP Cedar Park ATU Alternative Transport Unit DM Demand (EMS)
LE Leander AFR Aircraft Fire/Rescue M Medic
JV Jollyville TEN Tender    
RR Round Rock SB SmokeBuster    
HU Hutto FTO Field Training Officer    
WC Williamson County WF Wildfire    

 

Working Incidents/Feed Alert/Status Updates

All talkgroups will remain in scan mode, even during regularly dispatched incidents. The only exception is when there is a major incident (e.g. multi-alarm fire), in which a status update will be posted and the talkgroup may be locked on for the duration of the incident.

Abbreviations will be used during status updates to provide as much information as possible with limited characters. The following list will be commonly used abbreviations in status updates:

FORMAT:
[AGENCY] | [BOX #] | [TALKGROUP] | [INCIDENT TYPE] | [ALARM LEVEL] | [LOCATION] | [INITIAL ASSIGNMENT] | [DETAILS]

SAMPLE FEED ALERT: 
AFD | 00-0503 | FTAC 201 | BOX-Structure Fire | 1Alarm | 3851 Manor Rd | ENG14 ENG05 ENG15 ENG18 QNT18 QNT03 RES14 BAT06 BAT01 | Reported fire in kitchen

 

Hardware Information/Maintenance

Hosted near Lake Travis, This feed is broadcasted using an Uniden BCD996XT on the left channel (Locution Dispatch) and an Uniden BCD536HP on the right channel with UPS backup power.

On a weekly basis, routine maintenance will be conducted on the laptop by restarting it to ensure it runs effectively. Ideally, notification will be made 24 hours prior to restart and will be conducted overnight during quiet hours. Maintenance should take no more than 30-60 minutes.

 

Questions or concerns?

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