Covers Fire & EMS for southwest Rhode Island and southeast CT. Includes Westerly Regional Dispatch Center & Lifestar Medevac Helicopter.
This scanner feed covers Fire & EMS frequencies in the following towns:
RI:Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Exeter, West Greenwich, South Kingstown (fire only, not EMS), and Block Island.
CT:Stonington and North Stonington.
This feed also includes:
Lifestar Helicopter Ops/Dispatch on 155.385
Air Emergency "Guard" Frequency 121.5
Air Search & Rescue Coordination Frequency 123.1
Please note that US Coast Guard channels, previously carried on this feed, have been removed as of 12/17/2014 per listener feedback & coments. They are now carried on my aviation feed. See note below.
Other Notes relating to the Southern RI and SE CT Fire & EMS feed:
This feed is located in Hopkinton, RI. The scanner is a Uniden Bearcat 780XLT connected to a commercial grade antenna mounted at 40 feet above ground. This feed has AC and antenna surge protection, UPS battery backup power, generator power (manual) and utilizes Verizon Fios internet for excellent uptime and reliability.
Many of the towns covered by this feed have multiple fire districts and/or EMS providers.
The individual Fire Districts / Fire Departments monitored by this scanner feed include: Westerly, Watch Hill, Misquamicut, Dunns Corners, Charlestown, Richmond-Carolina, Ashaway, Hope Valley-Wyoming, Exeter Volunteer Fire Companies 1 & 2, West Greenwich Fire-Rescue (aka West Greenwich Fire Co #1), Hianloland, Lake Mishnock, Kingston, Union Fire District of South Kingstown, Pawcatuck, Wequetequock, Stonington Borough, Quiambaug, North Stonington, Block Island.
EMS agencies monitored by this feed include: Westerly Ambulance/Rescue, Ashaway Ambulance, Hope Valley Ambulance, Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue, Exeter Rescue, Stonington Ambulance, North Stonington Ambulance, Block Island Rescue.
Westerly Dispatch, which is covered by this feed, is a regional Fire-EMS dispatch center, located at Westerly Ambulance Headquarters on Chestnut Street. They dispatch for ten departments in the Westerly, Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown area as well as Pawcatuck, CT Fire Dept. They have six primary dispatch/operations frequencies. All are covered on this feed. There are times when you may be hearing them in several different radio exchanges as they jump back and forth between these different frequencies when things get busy.
My full time job is a public safety radio communications technician. I'm also a radio hobbyist including amateur "Ham" radio (Extra class license holder) and scanning public safety, aviation and Coast Guard frequencies. I'm a "retired" volunteer firefighter/EMT.
I'm also an aviation enthusiast. I have a separate aviation scaner feed which covers the smaller general aviation airports, Flight Watch, Flight Service, US Coast Guard, RI Air National Guard, and NORAD Air Intercept frequencies in the RI & southern New England area. My aviation feed is streaming 24/7 via LiveATC.net. Here's the link:http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kwst.
I welcome feedback and comments from listeners regarding both scanner feeds. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening.