Fire & EMS in southern Rhode Island, Stonington, N.Stonington and Ledyard CT. Includes Westerly Regional Dispatch Center and RI Marine Task Force.
This scanner feed covers Fire & EMS frequencies in the following towns:
RI:Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Exeter, West Greenwich, South Kingstown (fire only, not EMS), and Narragansett.
CT:Stonington, North Stonington, Ledyard, Preston, and Mashantucket
Many of the towns covered by this feed have multiple fire districts and/or EMS providers.
The individual Fire Districts / Fire Departments monitored by this scanner feed include: Westerly, Watch Hill, Misquamicut, Dunns Corners, Charlestown, Richmond-Carolina, Ashaway, Hope Valley-Wyoming, Exeter Volunteer Fire Companies 1 & 2, West Greenwich Fire Rescue, Hianloland, Lake Mishnock, Kingston, Union Fire District of South Kingstown, Narragansett, Pawcatuck, Wequetequock, Stonington Borough, Quiambaug, North Stonington, Mashantucket, Ledyard Center, Gales Ferry, Preston City, Poquetonock.
EMS agencies monitored by this feed include: Westerly Ambulance, Ashaway Ambulance, Hope Valley Ambulance, Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue, Exeter Rescue, Stonington Ambulance, North Stonington Ambulance.
Dispatch Centers heard on this feed:
Westerly Dispatch:the only regional dispatch center in Rhode Island. Located at the Westerly Ambulance Headquarters building on Chestnut Street, they provide contracted dispatch service for 13 Fire and EMS agencies in the towns of Westerly, Hopkinton, Richmond, and portions of Charlestown RI and portions of Stonington CT, covering a total land and water area of 203 square miles. They do not dispatch police. Westerly Dispatch utilizes 7 different dispatch/operations frequencies and several interoperability channels for the agencies they dispatch for. When things get busy you may be hearing the dispatcher jump back and forth between the different frequencies they utilize.
Charlestown Dispatch: this is the Charlestown PD dispatcher. They dispatch Charlestown Fire and Charlestown EMS
Station K is the South Kingstown PD/Fire/EMS Dispatch Center. They dispatch Union Fire District and Kingston Fire District. I cannot carry South Kingstown EMS becaue they operate encryption on their talkgroup.
Station G is the Narragansett PD/Fire Dispatch Center
Exeter Fire Alarm is the Town of Exeter's dispatch center located at the Exeter Rescue building on Route 102.
Station T is the Stonington PD/Fire/EMS dispatcher. They dispatch Stonington Ambulance and Quiambaug FD. The other fire departments & EMS in the town of Stonington are dispatched by either Westerly Dispatch (Pawcatuck FD, Wequetequock FD, Stonington Borough FD) or Groton Fire Alarm (Mystic FD, Old Mystic FD, Mystic River Ambulance).
Groton Fire Alarm: is the Town of Groton Communications Center. GFA dispatches North Stonington Fire and Ambulance.
Station PQ: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Dispatch Center covering the Foxwoods Casino and surrounding tribal lands, facilities, and tribal neighborhoods..
Station R: Ledyard Emergency Dispatch Center
Lifestar Center is the communications center for the Lifestar medevac helicopters in CT.
Rhode Island Specific Frequencies
RI Southern Firemen's League - North Fire channel (the inland departments) 154.4075
RI Southern Firemen's League - South Fire Channel (the coastal departments) 151.0625
North EMS channel (Hope Valley & Ashaway EMS) 154.2575
Westerly Fire District 154.160
Westerly Ambulance/EMS 159.1125
Charlestown Ambulance/EMS/Rescue 151.3325
South Kingstown Fire Ch 1 453.450
South Kingstown Fire Ch 3 460.5875
South Kingstown Fire Ch 7 453.100
Exeter Fire/Rescue/EMS 460.525
West Greenwich Fire 460.6125
RI Intercity 154.280
Narragansett Fire Dispatch and Fireground Talkgroups (800 MHz /RISCON system)
Connecticut Specific Frequencies
North Stonington Fire 151.235
North Stonington Ambluance/EMS 155.925
Pawcatuck Fire 154.445
Stonington Fire 155.775
Stonington Ambulance/EMS 159.4575
Mashantucket Fire Dept 33.84
RI WideArea 1 / Intercity Fire Mutual Aid (800 MHz/RISCON system)
RI Marine Task Force 1 (800 MHz /RISCON system)
RI Tanker Task Force (800 MHz/RISCON system)
RI Southwide 1 Regional Interoperability(800 MHz/RISCON system)
Hardware used for this feed:
Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 Digital Scanner
Diamond Wideband Discone Antenna at 40 feet above ground fed by LMR600 coax cable
HP xw4600 professional workstation PC running Windows 7 Professional
Radio Feed streaming software with meta data (channel tags)
Verizon Fios Internet - a very reliable direct fiber optic cable feed to my house
A robust 500 amp/hour Battery Backup system for all equipment including radios, computer, router, and Verizon Fios ONT providing approximately 8 to 10 hours of operation when I'm not home during outages. All equipment including the PC, is configured to automatically do a controlled shut down if the batteries discharge to a voltage insufficient to maintain operation. If this happens, the entire system, including the PC, is configured to automatically boot up, connect, and restore feed operation on its own once normal AC power is restored. I also have a manual start whole house emergency generator but I must be home to start it.
I also host the Southern RI & SE CT Marine live audio feed. This separate scanner feed covers Marine and US Coast Guard frequencies in the Southern RI & SE CT area.
I welcome feedback and comments from listeners regarding both scanner feeds. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy and thanks for listening.