The City of Wheeling, WV Police ((Left)) and Fire ((Right)) broadcast in STEREO format.
WHEELING POLICE & FIRE STERO FEED DESCRIPTION / NOTES
This feed is a stereo broadcast feed of the Police Department on the left channel and the Fire Department on the right channel. You can listen to just PD traffic by adjusting your sound balancer to the left or FD traffic by moving to the right - when it's in the middle you are listening to both simultaneously.
Left Channel: Police Dispatch and Special Events Right Channel: Fire Dispatch, TAC1, TAC2, TAC3, TAC4 and TAC5
Code 99 or "99": Unresponsive patient / cardiac arrest.
Code 18: DOA (Dead on Arrival).
E-T-O-H: Intoxicated person.
10-96: All hands / working fire (Companies responding know they will be working the incident instead of standing by and additional resources will be called out.).
2nd Alarm: Additional units above the "All hands" plus call outs from other platoons.
3rd Alarm: Additional units above the "All hands" plus call outs and mutual aid per the Incident Chief/Fire Chief.
" On the Air": Company is out driving in their district.
" Public Service Dispatch" or "Public Service Me": Call via telephone.
Box up: When a box up occurs all remaining available companies will move to central stations located in the city.
Tones / Radio Tests and Messages
Dispatch tone #1: Announcements / Medical Calls. (8 beeps at the same tone)
Dispatch tone #2: Structure Fire. (14 beeps with a alternating High/Low beep)
0800: Start of shift, announcement of day, shift working and who's the Duty Chief that day
0830: Radio testing of all the rigs in service that day plus all the portable radios that will be in use for that shift
1300: Dispatch tests, says "Testing 1 2 3"
1700: Dispatch tests. End of shift for non-24 hour personnel (Fire Chief, Inspectors, Investigators, Chief's Secretary, ect...)
2200: Evening radio check, each firehouse answers with station name and the name of the firefighter answering