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Seattle Fire Department Radio Feed

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.

System: King County Emergency Radio Communications System (Motorola Type II SmartZone)
Site: Seattle Simulcast

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.

Look-up Emergency Reports (timestamps for initial dispatch, responding, on-scene, in-service) HERE.

RADIO CHANNELS:

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
1648 1 Fire/Rescue Operations
1680 2 Fire/Rescue Operations
1712 3 Fire/Rescue Operations
1744 4 Computer-Aided Dispatch (not scanned)
1776 5 Dispatch
1808 6 Medical Operations
2096 7 Medical Operations
2000 8 Medic One Medcom (not scanned)
1968 9 Ambulance Requests
1840 11 Incident Command
1872 12 Incident Command
2512 13 Incident Command
2128 14 Emergency Alerts
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.

Dispatch Order of Events:

  1. Computer-aided dispatch on Channel 4 (not scanned on this feed), along with fire station alert and digital pager alert.
    [12:15 hours: Fire response on channel 2. Engine 18, 9, Ladder 8, Battalion 4. 5427 Russell Avenue Northwest. Cross of Northwest Market Street and 20 Avenue Northwest. Fire response on channel 2. Engine 18, 9, Ladder 8, Battalion 4. 5427 Russell Avenue Northwest. Cross of Northwest Market Street and 20 Avenue Northwest.]
  2. When the first-due unit is responding, the dispatcher addresses the primary first-due unit on the response channel
    [Engine 18: Fire response. 5427 Russell Avenue Northwest.]
  3. The first-due unit acknowledges that they're responding and repeats the address.
    [Engine 18, 5427 Russell Avenue Northwest.]
  4. The dispatcher addresses the first-due units of other unit types. The units acknowledge that they're responding.
    [Ladder 8.], [Ladder 8 OK.], [Battalion 4.], [Battalion 4 OK.]
  5. The dispatcher describes the incident in greater detail (this is known as "the shoot").
    [This is for a report of smoke inside the Hi-Life restaurant, floor 1. Building alarm indicates smoke in room 112.]
  6. Upon arrival, the first-in unit describes conditions, actions, and needs.
    [Engine 18 on-scene. Nothing visible; investigating. Evacuation in progress. Engine 18 is Russell Command.]
  7. The dispatcher acknowledges the update.
    [OK Engine 18. Nothing visible, evacuation in progress. Engine 18 is Russell Command.]

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