Fairbanks North Star Borough Fire
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Fire & rescue operations for Fairbanks North Star Borough in Alaska, including the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole. FNSB is PulsePoint Connected.

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.

System: Alaska Land Mobile Radio (Project 25 Phase I)
Site: Fairbanks Peger Road

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
23418 Tac 3
23421 Tac 4
23422 Tac 5
23423 Tac 6
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.)
B Battalion Chief
C Command unit (usually a Chief)
E Fire engine
L Ladder truck
P Platform (ladder) truck
T Water tender
R Rescue unit
M Medic unit (ambulance)
SQ Squad unit
BR Brush truck engine
U Utility vehicle
FAIF Fairbanks International Airport Fire & Rescue
BOAT Rescue boat
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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