All Seattle Fire Department (SFD) tactical radio channels
This feed scans Fire, Rescue, and EMS operations for the Seattle Fire Department.
This feed does not scan the dispatch channel. All active incidents are posted online.
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System: King County Emergency Radio System (KCERS) (Motorola Type II SmartZone)
Note: Public safety agencies in this area are switching to a new digital radio system, the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN). Once PSERN is fully deployed for the Seattle Fire Department in the coming months, this feed will also transition to scan the new PSERN system.
Site: Seattle Simulcast (800 MHz simulcast)
Receiving Equipment: Uniden BCD996P2 scanner connected via audio & data to a Windows server running ProScan
The Seattle Fire Department is dispatched by the SFD Fire Alarm Center (FAC). The primary 911 emergency communications center is the Seattle Community Safety and Communications Center (CSCC). The CSCC transfers 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 - Seattle Fire Department, Zone 1 radio channels scanned on this feed:
|Channel #||Channel Name||Talkgroup ID|
|1||Full Response Fire Operations||1648|
|11||Incident Command for Channel 1||1840|
|12||Incident Command for Channel 2||1872|
|13||Incident Command for Channel 3||2512|
|14||Emergency Button Activation||2128|
|15||Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)||1936|
|16||Mayday Emergency Operations||1904|
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. You can help too, with PulsePoint.|
|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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