Redwood Meadows Emergency Services
Redwood Meadows Emergency Services
The fire and rescue operations of Redwood Meadows, Alberta, Canada.
Frequencies monitored include Redwood Meadows Emergency Services repeaters 1 (dispatch, 413.8375) and 2 (operations, 412.7375)
The fire service in this region does not use "ten codes" or other obfuscation methods. However, there are a few acronyms or similar identifiers in use.
AHS - Alberta Health Services (ambulance)
AC1, AC2, AC3 - Aircraft incident (level 1 = non-urgent standby; level 2 = aircraft emergency; level 3 = confirmed crash)
AQ or AIQ - Available in Quarters (at station)
AOR - Available on Radio
CO - Carbon Monoxide
COs - Conservation Officers (Alberta Sustainable Resources Development staff)
CSR - Confined Space Rescue
DF - District Familiarization (out on the air in the area)
EMS - see AHS
FRESC - Foothills Regional Emergency Services Communications
FREMS - Foothills Regional Emergency Medical Services (past name for Foothills-area ambulances, still used to refer to FRESC and their fire departments
Forestry - Alberta Sustainable Resources Development Forest Protection Division staff
IAR - I Am Responding (alerting service)
KES - Kananaskis Emergency Services
KFD1 - Kananaskis Emergency Services chief
LOI - Location of Interest (past history at address)
MVC - Motor Vehicle Collision
MCI - Mass Casualty Incident
RP - Reporting Party
RO - Registered Owner
Specific Redwood Meadows Emergency Services units and callsigns:
120 Engine - 2009 Kenworth/Pierce Contender fire engine (4500 liters water, 135 liters Class A foam). Responds with 4-6 personnel.
120 Squrt - 1976 Hendrickson/Superior Super Pumper with a 16 meter Squrt water tower (3200 liters water). Responds with 3-5 personnel.
120 Tender -2010 Peterbilt/Pierce Contender fire tanker (11375 liters water). Responds with 2 personnel.
120 Rescue - 2012 Pierce Encore rescue truck. Responds with 2-6 personnel.
120 Rapid Response - 2009 Dodge RAM 5500 1.5-ton 4x4 with water (1350 liters), pump, and light rescue equipment. Responds with 2-4 personnel.
120 Bush Buggy - 1996 GMC Silverado 1500 4x4 with water (900 liters) and pump. Responds with 1-4 personnel.
120 ERU - 199x Dodge Dakota pickup truck, personnel & equipment carrier.
120 UTV - 2011 Polaris Ranger 6x6 UTV. Responds companion to the Rapid Response Vehicle or Bush Buggy and uses that truck's personnel.
120 Auxiliary - 1990 GMC 1500 1-ton service truck. Town works department vehicle with the ability to be pressed into service as a fire unit if necessary.
120 Chief - Chief of Department.
120 Deputy - Deputy Chief
Other departments referenced may include:
Station 151 - Cochrane Fire Department
Station 167 - Ghost (Benchlands) Fire Station of Bighorn Emergency Services
Station 168 - Jamieson Road Fire Station of Bighorn Emergency Services
Station 169 - Exshaw Fire Station of Bighorn Emergency Services
Station 101 - Elbow Valley Fire Station of the Rocky View Fire Service
Station 102 - Springbank Fire Station of the Rocky View Fire Service
Foothills Station 6 - Priddis Emergency Services
Foothills Station 31 - Canmore Fire Rescue
Foothills Station 60 - Tsuu T'ina First Nation Fire Department
Foothills Station 96 - Kananaskis Emergency Services
AERIAL - ladder truck
ATV or UTV or QUAD - off-road vehicle i.e. quad, 6x6, etc
AUXILIARY - utility vehicle (equipment/personnel transport)
BUSH BUGGY - 4x4 brush fire fighting truck
BOAT - watergoing vessel
ERU - Emergency Response Unit (personnel transport)
ENGINE - pumper truck
MEDIC - Ambulance service transport unit
PRU - Ambulance service quick-response/non-transport unit
PWC - Personal Water Craft (jet ski)
RESCUE - medical response/vehicle rescue/technical rescue unit
RAPID RESPONSE or RRV - Rescue support unit
TENDER - Water tanker
Multiples of a unit type in the same station may have a letter designation added to the second, third, fourth, etc., units. Example - 51 ENGINE, 51 ENGINE A, 51 ENGINE B, etc.