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Austin-Travis County Fire and EMS

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 Austin-Travis County Fire and EMS

Fire and EMS Dispatch for Austin/Travis County operating on GATRRS. Stereo broadcast with fire automated dispatch (Locution) on left channel and fire/EMS primary/tactical on right channel. Alpha tags with talk group and UID alias.
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Feed Notes

Austin-Travis County Fire and EMS

General Feed Information

Fire and EMS Dispatch for City of Austin, Texas and surrounding Travis County operating on the Greater Austin/Travis Regional Radio System (GATRRS).  This feed is a stereo broadcast with fire automated dispatch (Locution) on the left channel and fire/EMS primary and tactical talk groups on the right channel.  This feed also includes alpha tags for talkgroup and UID alias.  Agencies include:


Active Fire Incident Page 

This page provides information on active Fire, Rescue, & Hazmat Fire incidents in Austin and Travis County. No medical calls will be displayed to comply with HIPAA laws.  Data is updated every 3 minutes.

Both Austin Fire Department and Austin/Travis County EMS maintain twitter feeds that give amplifying information on active incidents.  These feeds can be found here:

You can follow updates on this feed on twitter: @ATXScan


Feed Status & Talkgroups




Category ID Alpha Tag Talkgroup Description
Austin & Travis County Fire (Right Channel)
  1121 AT FCOM N Firecom North
  1123 AT FCOM S Firecom South
  1122 TC FCOM E Firecom East
  1142 TC FCOM W Firecom West
    FTAC 201-215 FireTac 201-215
    FTAC 301-315 FireTac 301-315
    FTAC 401-415 FireTac 401-415**
    ESD 1-14 ESD Talkgroups
    E1 R PS 01-15 GATRRS Regional Public Safety talkgroups
  1146 AT FD EMER FD Emergency
Austin-Travis County EMS (Right Channel)
  1291 AT EMS 8 ALERT EMS Station Alert
  1221 AT EMS CTL EMS Control
  1222 AT MCOM N MedCom North
  1223 AT MCOM C MedCom Central
  1224 AT MCOM S MedCom South
  1263 AT MCOM W MedCom West
    AT EMS EVT 1-4 EMS Special Event talkgroups
  1262 AT EMS EMER EMS Emergency
LOCUTION Dispatch (Left Channel)
  1147 AT LOCU Austin FD LOCUTION Dispatch
  1162 TC LOCU Travis County FD LOCUTION Dispatch

**FTAC 401-415 are normally used for training and as a result will usually be disabled.   These talk groups will be activated during significant events whereby their use is needed for tactical requirements.


Feed Listening Notes

  1. FTAC 201  Primary Tactical Talkgroup
  2. FTAC 202  Alternate Tactical Talkgroup
  3. FTAC 203  Incident Emergency Talkgroup


UID (Alpha Tag) Abbreviations

ID Jurisdiction ID Resource ID Identifier
AT Austin CM Command (Chief) CAPT Captain
TC Travis County ESD 1 BAT Battalion Chief LT Lieutenant
PF Pflugerville ESD 2 ENG Engine SPC Specialst (Driver)
OH Oak Hill ESD 3 QNT Quint FF1 Firefigher 1
MA Manchaca ESD 5 LAD Ladder  FF2 Firefighter 2
LT Lake Travis ESD 6 RES Rescue (Fire Company) FF3 Firefighter 3 or Spare Portable
PD Pedernales ESD 8 SQ Squad DC EMS District Commander
WL Westlake ESD 9 BT Brush Truck DiV EMS Division Chief
CB Ce Bar ESD 10 SR Search/Rescue PORT Portable Radio
TC Travis County ESD 11 SAFE Safety Officer MD Medical Director
MN Manor ESD 12 INV Investigator CHP Community Health Paramedic
VL Volente ESD 14 COM Communications FS Fire Station
EL Elgin BDT APD Blood Draw Liaison MCOT Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
JT Jonestown ATU Alternative Transport Unit DM Demand Ambulance (EMS)
LV Lago Vista AFR Aircraft Fire/Rescue M Medic (Ambulance)
MR Mustang Ridge TEN Tender MR Medic Rescue (SpecOps)
RW Rollingwood SB Smoke Buster SEM Special Event Medic
SV Sunset Valley FTO Field Training Officer    
CP Cedar Park WF Wildfire    
LE Leander PRU Paramedic Response Unit    
JV Jollyville MP Mounted Patrol    
RR Round Rock HALO High Activity Loc. Obs.    
LW Lakeway        
BC Bee Cave        
HU Hutto        
WC Williamson County        



Hardware Information/Maintenance

Hosted near Lake Travis, This feed is broadcasted using an Uniden  BCD536HP on the left channel (Locution Dispatch) and an Uniden SDS200 on the right channel with UPS backup power.

On an occasional basis, routine maintenance will be conducted on the laptop by restarting it to ensure it runs effectively. Ideally, notification will be made via Twitter prior to restart and will be conducted during quiet hours. Maintenance should take no more than 30-60 minutes.


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