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, South Kingstown (fire only, not EMS), and Block Island.
CT:Stonington, North Stonington, and Mashantucket
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, Kingston, Union Fire District of South Kingstown, Block Island, Pawcatuck, Wequetequock, Stonington Borough, Quiambaug, North Stonington, Mashantucket
EMS agencies monitored by this feed include: Westerly Ambulance, Ashaway Ambulance, Hope Valley Ambulance, Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue, Exeter Rescue, Stonington Ambulance, North Stonington Ambulance, Block Island Rescue.
Westerly Dispatch:the only regional dispatch center in Rhode Island. Westerly Dispatch is located at the Westerly Ambulance Headquarters building on Chestnut Street. They provide contracted dispatch service for 13 Fire and EMS agencies in the towns of Westerly, Hopkinton, Richmond, and portions of Charlestown RI and Stonington CT, covering a total land and water area of 203 square miles. They do not dispatch police. Westerly Dispatch utilizes 7 different dispatch/operations frequencies and a few interoperability channels, all of them are carried on this feed. When things get busy you may be hearing the dispatcher jump back and forth between the different frequencies they utilize.
Charlestown Dispatch: this is the Charlestown PD dispatcher. They dispatch Charlestown Fire and Charlestown EMS
Station K is the South Kingstown PD dispatcher. They dispatch Union Fire District and Kingston Fire District
Exeter Fire Alarm is the Town of Exeter's dispatch center located at the Exeter Rescue building on Route 102.
Station T is the Stonington PD dispatcher. They dispatch Stonington Ambulance and Quiambaug FD. The other fire departments & EMS in the town of Stonington are dispatched by either Westerly Dispatch (Pawcatuck FD, Wequetequock FD, Stonington Borough FD) or Groton Fire Alarm (Mystic FD, Old Mystic FD, Mystic River Ambulance).
Groton Fire Alarm: is the Town of Groton Communications Center. GFA dispatches North Stonington Fire and Ambulance. I do not carry Groton's dispatch channel for the Groton/Mystic area departments (151.295). But I do carry the North Stonington channels and GFA's East Command channel (154.070) which is used frequently by Mystic FD, Old Mystic FD, and Mystic River Ambulance , whose districts encompasses the western portions of the town of Stonington.
Station PQ: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Dispatch Center covers Foxwoods Casino and surrounding tribal lands
Block Island Base is the island's only dispatch center, located at the New Shoreham police station.
Lifestar Center is the communications center for the Lifestar medevac helicopters in CT.
Rhode Island Specific Frequencies
RI Southern Firemen's League - North Fire channel (the inland departments) 154.4075
RI Southern Firemen's League - South Fire Channel (the coastal departments) 151.0625
North EMS channel (Hope Valley & Ashaway EMS) 154.2575
Westerly Fire District 154.160
Westerly Ambulance/EMS 159.1125
Westerly Townwide Command 156.210
Charlestown Ambulance/EMS/Rescue 151.3325
South Kingstown Fire Ch 1 453.450
South Kingstown Fire Ch 3 460.5875
South Kingstown Fire Ch 7 453.100
Exeter Fire/Rescue/EMS 460.525
Block Island Fire/Rescue/EMS 154.205
RI Intercity 154.280
Connecticut Specific Frequencies
North Stonington Fire 151.235
North Stonington Ambluance/EMS 155.925
Pawcatuck Fire 154.445
Stonington Fire 155.775
Stonington Ambulance/EMS 159.4575
Stonington Local Government 153.860
Mashantucket Fire Dept 33.84
Lifestar Helicopter Ops 155.385
Air Emergency/Guard 121.5
Air Search & Rescue Coordination 123.1
Hardware used for this feed:
Uniden Bearcat 780XLT scanner receiver
Commercial Dual Dipole Antenna or Diamond Wideband Discone
HP xw4600 professional workstation PC running Windows 7 Professional
Radio Feed streaming software
Verizon Fios Internet
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