All Seattle Fire Department tactical radio channels
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This feed scans Fire, Rescue, and EMS operations for the Seattle Fire Department.
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Scanner Location: Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Scanner Equipment: Uniden BCT15X scanner connected to a Windows server running ProScan
Dispatch for the Seattle Fire Department is the SFD Fire Alarm Center (FAC). The primary public safety answering point (PSAP) for Seattle is the Seattle Community Safety and Communications Center, which forwards 911 calls to the FAC for fire, rescue, and medical incidents.
Note: For privacy, some talkgroups including ambulance-to-hospital channels (Medcom) are intentionally omitted from this radio feed.
TABLE 1 - Radio channels scanned on this feed:
|Talkgroup ID||Channel #||Channel Name|
|1936||15||Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)|
|1904||16||Mayday Emergency Operations|
TABLE 2 - Seattle Fire Department common terminology:
|Term||What it Means|
|Code Red||Respond with emergency lights & siren. Default response.|
|Code Yellow||Respond without emergency lights & siren. A "code yellow rescue response" is usually an elevator rescue without injury.|
|Code Green||Cancel response and return unit service.|
|Fire Response||Typically an automatic fire alarm or reported small fire.|
|Full Response||Reported structure fire or high-hazard fire. (1st alarm / 111)|
|Aid Response||Basic Life Support (EMT level) medical incident.|
|Medic Response||Advanced Life Support (Paramedic level) medical incident.|
|Med-6 Response||Severe trauma incident, requiring at least six personnel.|
|Med-7 Response||Cardiac arrest incident, requiring at least seven personnel.|
|211 through 511||X11 indicates the number of alarms, so 511 is a 5-alarm fire. Additional resources are added for each alarm.|
|MCI Response||Multiple Casualty Incident. Involves many patients.|
|RIT/RIG||Rapid Intervention Team. A dedicated engine or ladder company standing by for firefighter rescue.|
|MDC/MDT||Mobile Data Computer/Terminal. This is the computer in every apparatus that displays additional run information.|
|HMC||Harborview Medical Center. The level one trauma center for Washington, located on First Hill.|
|C&C||Request for cops (law enforcement officers) and a coroner for a deceased patient investigation.|
|FAC||The Fire Alarm Center is the dispatch center for the Seattle Fire Department. It is near Fire Station 10 and the Seattle Emergency Operations Center.|
Typical Dispatch Order of Events:
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