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Somerset County Fire and EMS

Feed is located in Berlin Borough. In the south central section of Somerset County, PA. Home of Snyder's Potato Chips, the BVFD's Block Party, the Colonial Whiskey Rebellion, huge windmills, rural farm land, coal mining and marcellus gas exploration.

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Feed Notes

2/3/2010 Switched the antenna to the low band dipole from the multi-band omni-directional discone. Please note on the low band dipole  you will also receive Garrett County, MD on 33.680, Fayette County, Westmoreland County and Indiana Counties on 33.700 You might even hear an unknown transmission on a shared channel. This antenna and scanner is very sensitive and signals from close by might not sound as good as signals further away. 

1/29/2010 A vintage Electra BC300  has taken over being the main scanner for the feed. You will notice increased reception. This scanner was hand assembled and soldered around the period of the late 70's or early 80's. They are very good at receiving the frequencies listed below. The antenna to this feed is located in a attic and snow plus weather conditions on and around the roof can alter the reception. The PC that is used is dedicated to the feed and not used for any other reason as is the scanner. This is by far not my primary source of radio equipment. I utilize a much better system that utilizes a much more advanced scanner and an antenna that is well above the ground, in the air with an unobstructed view. However it's not practical for me to use that scanner or PC as it monitors different channels and the PC is used for many other things. 

1/9/2011 This scanner is capable of receiving all fire & EMS dispatch radio transmissions on the Route 31 Somerset, Mount Davis, Statler Hill and Richland towers. Mobile field unit radios and portable handheld radio transmissions will vary, by band and location. This scanner is not capable of channel tagging the received frequency, so you will not see on your display what channel is being received. This scanner is not capable of receiving the 800mhz band, which hosts the counties primary communications for the municipal police departments. So no law enforcement channels of any sort are monitored. Per radio reference policy no ems to hospital channel will be monitored. There is no UPS battery backup supply either. So if the feed goes down due to a power loss, the system will need to be manually restarted. Till funding becomes available for a UPS these items will not be addressed.

Channels being actively scanned at this time:


33.700 Fire Dispatch

33.680 County Operations

33.840 North 1 Operations

33.540 North 2 Operations

33.760 North 3 Operations

33.900 Central 1 Operations

33.480 Central 2 Operations

33.920 South Operations

33.420 Fire Police Operations (Traffic Control)

33.100 Meyersdale VFD Operations

33.160 New Centerville VFD Operations

155.175 EMS Dispatch

155.340 EMS Channel 2 / Medical Helicopter to EMS

155.205 EMS Channel 4 / EMS to EMS Talk Around

464.2750 Medstar Helicopter Dispatch


Somerset County Fire Departments - Dispatch Tower - (QRS = Quick Respone System or FD Based EMS Assist )

Station 601 Somerset - Rt 31

Station 602 Listie - Rt 31

Station 603 Friedens - Rt 31 - (QRS)

Station 604 Stoystown - Statler - (QRS)

Station 605 Boswell - Rt 31

Station 606 Jennerstown - Rt 31

Station 607 Sipesville - Rt 31

Station 608 Acosta - Rt 31 - (QRS)

Station 610 Ideal/Conemaugh Twp - Richland

Station 611 Windber - Richland

Station 612 Confluence - Mt Davis

Station 613 Addison - Mt Davis

Station 614 Hooversville - Statler

Station 615 Granstville, MD - Mt Davis

Station 616 Co#1 Scalp Level / Hollsopple - Richland

Station 617 Meyersdale - Mt Davis

Station 618 Salisbury - Mt Davis

Station 619 Conemaugh Twp/Ideal - Richland

Station 620 Garrett - Mt Davis - (QRS)

Station 621 Hollsopple Co#2 / Scalp - Statler

Station 622 New Centerville - Rt 31

Station 623 Rockwood - Rt 31

Station 624 Bakersville - Rt 31 - (QRS)

Station 625 Seven Springs - Rt 31 - (QRS)

Station 626 Central City - Statler - (QRS)

Station 627 Shanksville - Rt 31 - (QRS)

Station 628 Berlin - Rt 31

Station 629 New Baltimore - Rt 31

Station 630 Wellsburg - Mt Davis - (QRS)

Station 631 Jerome - Statler

Station 633 Shade Township - Statler - (QRS)

Station 643 Ligonier - Statler


Somerset County EMS - Dispatch Tower

Station 240 Meyersdale - Mt Davis

Station 312 Confluence - Mt Davis

Station 500 Berlin - Rt 31

Station 605 Boswell - Rt 31

Station 606 Jennerstown - Rt 31

Station 614 Hooversville - Statler

Station 618 Salisbury - Mt Davis

Station 622 New Centerville - Rt 31

Station 623 Rockwood - Rt 31

Station 640 Conemaugh Township - Richland

Station 655 Windber - Richland

Station 900 Somerset - Rt 31

Medic 902 Stoystown - Statler

Medic 950 Somerset - Rt 31