All Seattle Fire Department tactical radio channels.
Fire & Rescue operations channels for the Seattle Fire Department on the King County Emergency Radio Communications System. This feed does not scan the dispatch channel; all active incidents are posted online.
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Scanner Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America. Near 15th Avenue NW and NW Market Street.
Scanner Equipment: Uniden BCT15X scanner connected to a server running ProScan.
The callsign "Dispatch" is the Seattle Fire Department Fire Alarm Center (FAC). The primary public safety answering point (PSAP) for Seattle is the Seattle Police 9-1-1 Center, which forwards 911 calls to the FAC for fire, rescue, and medical incidents.
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This feed does not scan the computer-aided dispatch channel (Channel 4, TGID 1744). To view a list of all active and recent fire & rescue calls, please visit the Real-Time 911 webpage or use the PulsePoint app.
Note: For the privacy of sensitive information, some talkgroups including ambulance-to-hospital channels (Medcom) are intentionally not scanned on this radio feed.
TABLE 1 - Radio channels scanned on this feed:
|Talkgroup ID||Channel #||Channel Name|
|1744||4||Computer-Aided Dispatch (not scanned)|
|2000||8||Medic One Medcom (not scanned)|
|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 esources 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 comptuer in every apparatus that displays additional run informtion.|
|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.|
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