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, North Stonington, Ledyard, and Preston
This feed also includes:
Lifestar Helicopter on 155.385
Air Emergency Frequency 121.5 (aka "Guard")
Air Search & Rescue Frequency 123.1 (multi agency SAR coordination)
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, Block Island, Pawcatuck, Wequetequock, Stonington Borough, Quiambaug, North Stonington, Ledyard, Gales Ferry, Preston City, Poquetonock.
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.
About Westerly Dispatch: It's 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, 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.
Other Dispatch Centers heard on this feed:
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.
West Greenwich Dispatch is the town's dispatch center at the West Greenwich Police station. They dispatch fire & EMS for the three fire departments in town (West Greenwich Fire Co.#1, Lake Mishnock and Hianloland FD's).
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. North Stonington Fire and Ambulance contracts with them for their dispatching.
Station R is the Town of Ledyard's dispatch center at the Ledyard Police station. They dispatch Ledyard Center & Gales Ferry FD's and Ledyard Ambulance. Preston City and Poquetonock FD's contract with them for their dispatching also. They utilize a low band channel with no repeater. Due to the distance only Station R can be heard on this feed.
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.
I also host the Southern RI & SE CT Aviation and Marine live audio feed. This separate scanner feed covers the general aviation airports, Flight Watch, Flight Service, Providence Approach, US Coast Guard and marine safety frequencies in the Southern RI & SE CT area.
I welcome feedback and comments from listeners regarding both scanner feeds. You can email me at email@example.com. Thanks for listening.