Fairbanks North Star Borough Fire
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Fire & Rescue operations channels for the Fairbanks North Star Borough on the Alaska Land Mobile Radio system, including the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole. This feed does not scan the dispatch channel.
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Scanner Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America. Near Airport Way and Peger Road.
Scanner Equipment: Uniden BCD996P2 scanner connected to a server running ProScan.
The callsign "City" is the Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center, the primary public safety answering point and dispatch center for the borough.
This feed does not scan the dispatch channel. To view a list of active and recent fire & rescue calls, please use PulsePoint.
Incident operations are assigned to operate on channels Tac 3, Tac 4, Tac 5, or Tac 6. These tactical channels are prioritized on this feed and will interrupt traffic on other channels. Each fire department also has its own "main" channel for miscellaneous communication with the FECC.
Note: For the privacy of sensitive information, some talkgroups including ambulance-to-hospital channels are intentionally not scanned on this radio feed.
TABLE 1 - Channels Scanned on this Feed:
|Talkgroup ID||Channel Name|
|23416||Fairbanks Fire Department Main|
|23432||University Fire Department Main|
|23430||North Pole Fire Department Main|
|23475||North Star Volunteer Fire Department Main|
|23433||Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue Main|
|23434||Ester Volunteer Fire Department Main|
|23431||Steese Volunteer Fire Department Main|
|21271||Fairbanks International Airport Fire & Rescue Main|
|155.8650 MHz||Emergency Operations & Hazmat Team Main|
There are several fire departments in the borough and mutual aid is very common. Fire Department unit identifiers indicate which department the apparatus is operated by. The first digit (letter) indicates the unit type (see Table 2). The second digit identifies the department (see Table 3), and the remaining digits identify the specific apparatus. For example, M12 is a medic unit (ambulance) operated by the University Fire Department. Likewise, E31 is a fire engine operated by the North Star Volunteer Fire Department. The City of Fairbanks Fire Department has no department number so all city units have single-digit numbers.
|TABLE 2 - Unit Type Identifiers:|
|Unit ID||Type of Unit|
|_01||Fire Chief (101, 301, etc.)|
|_02||Deputy Chief or Assistant Chief (102, 402, etc.)|
|C||Command unit (usually a Chief)|
|P||Platform (ladder) truck|
|M||Medic unit (ambulance)|
|BR||Brush truck engine|
|FAIF||Fairbanks International Airport Fire & Rescue|
|TABLE 3 - Fire Department Identifiers:|
|Fire Department||Unit First Number|
|Fairbanks Fire Department||(none)_|
|University Fire Department||1_|
|North Pole Fire Department||2_|
|North Star Volunteer Fire Department||3_|
|Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue||4_|
|Ester Volunteer Fire Department||5_|
|Steese Volunteer Fire Department||6_|
|Fairbanks International Airport Police & Fire||7_|
|Eielson Air Force Base Fire Department||8_|
|Fort Wainwright Fire Department||9_|
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