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Fire District 1

  • Barnstable County Departments mostly operate on the Massachusetts State Police Motorola Type II 800 MHz Trunked System
    • Barnstable County Control does a daily Roll Call at 0915 hrs

Barnstable County Talkgroups / OPS Channels

Department and Usage Talkgroup Confirmation/ReConfirmations
County Fire Network 38032 2018.09.15 W1KNE
OPS-1 - Primary ops channel for fires,hazmat,etc. 38064 2020.01.05 jeffkett
OPS-2 - Secondary ops channel for fires,hazmat,etc. 38000 2019.01.27 jeffkett
OPS-3 - Tertiary ops channel for fires,hazmat,etc. 37968 2019.01.27 jeffkett
County Fire Administration 37936 2019.10.27 jeffkett

Barnstable County Conventional Channels

Department and Usage Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
County Control 33.7000 S 114.8 Dispatch Simulcast 2019.09.04 W1KNE
Fireground 1 851.3125 S 146.2
Fireground 2 851.8375 S 146.2


Dukes County Control

Department and Usage Frequency Type Tone Comments/Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dukes County Ambulance "229" 158.7900 S 91.5 Disp Simulcasted with 151.2650 2014.07.21 deacon
Dukes County Ambulance "229" 151.2650 R 91.5 Disp Simulcasted with 158.7900 2016.03.16 jeffkett
Dukes County Fire "838" 153.7700 91.5
Dukes County Fire Dispatch 154.3250 R 91.5 Tone Outs/Paging 2019.03.24 W1KNE

Nantucket Fire

Fire District 2

  • Cohasset is in Norfolk County, but operates under Plymouth County frequencies

Plymouth County Control

  • Plymouth County Control repeaters are in Bourne, Brockton, Cohasset, Freetown, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Marshfield, Norwell, Plymouth, Quincy, Rochester, Scituate, Taunton and West Bridgewater.
  • Daily radio test conducted at 0930
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
MUTUAL AID CH.1 SOUTH 453.4500 R D306 PCFCA M/A 1 S 2015.04.15 SheriffDispatchr
MUTUAL AID CH.2 CENTRAL 453.7500 R D506 PCFCA M/A 2 C 2020.01.03 W1KNE
MUTUAL AID CH.3 NORTH 453.9500 R D606 PCFCA M/A 3 N 2020.01.25 ecps92
PLYMOUTH CNTY CONTROL 483.4750 R 141.3 PCSO CNTY CTRL 2019.01.05 W1KNE
MUTUAL AID CH.5 486.7750 S D306 On-Scene Only - PCFCA M/A 5
MUTUAL AID CH.5 486.9250 S D306 On-Scene Only - PCFCA M/A 6


Fire District 3

Bristol County Control

  • This UHF repeater system, under call sign WQDV597, has replaced the old net frequency of 46.1800 PL CSQ.
  • Radio tests are conducted twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
BRIST DIST 3 F1 471.6500 R 203.5 Bristol County 1 2020.01.05 W1KNE
BRIST DIST 3 F2 471.4750 R 203.5 Bristol County 2 (Central) 2017.12.01 GaryS
BRIST DIST 3 F3 471.4500 R 203.5 Bristol County 3 (South) 2017.11.19 trp
BRIST DIST 3 F4 472.9500 R 203.5 Bristol County 4 (North) 2017.11.19 trp

Fire District 4

Norfolk County Control

  • Daily Radio Test at 9:00 AM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
DIST.4 FD F1 482.2750 R 146.2 Norfolk County Control - Station to Station See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.
DIST.4 FD F2 482.3000 R 151.4 Fireground 2 See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.
DIST.4 FD F3 475.3500 S D051 Fireground 3 See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.
DIST.4 FD F4 460.5875 S 156.7 Fireground 4 See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.
DIST.4 FD F5 472.8750 R 103.5 Fireground 5 See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.
DIST.4 FD F5 472.8750 R N767 Fireground 5 P25 See Norfolk County FD for Confirmation.


Fire District 5

Beverly Control

  • Daily Tests for Availability at 6:15 PM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dist.5 Ch.1 VHF 154.0700 R 131.8 Operations 2019.01.20 ecps92
Dist.5 Ch.1 UHF 460.1375 R 131.8 UHF Simulcast 2019.01.20 ecps92
Essex RED 487.3875 S 229.1 UHF County Fireground
153.8300 S 77.0 VHF County Fireground


Fire District 6

Westford Control

  • Daily Tests for Availability at 9:00 AM
Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
460.0375 R 131.8 2015.03.09 W1KNE

Fire District 7 Southern Worcester County

Southbridge Control

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Fire District 7 Operations 33.6200 S 131.8 Operations 2019.05.14 Friends of SNE
Fire District 7 UHF Link 458.1375 R 91.5 Low power 33.6200 link from the Charlton Fire Tower. Does not repeat Southbridge FD or Charlton Tower 2015.08.31 MrSvenSven
Fire District 7 UHF Link 453.6875 R D712 Repeats 33.6200 from the from the Northbridge Water Tower. Does not repeat Northbridge Fire 2019.03.26 MrSvenSven

District 7 Fireground Channels

These channels are normally only used for training or incidents that require a large mutual aid response. Most Fireground communications are on a towns primary channel.

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Fire District 7 Orange 159.4575 R 91.5 Strike team travel channel 2015.08.31 MrSvenSven
Fire District 7 Blue 154.2950 S 74.4 Fireground 2015.08.31 MrSvenSven
Fire District 7 Red 154.2650 S 74.4 Fireground 2015.08.31 MrSvenSven
Fire District 7 Blue 33.6000 94.8 Fireground
Fire District 7 Red 33.4200 131.8 Fireground

Fire District 8 0 Northern Worcester County

Fitchburg Control

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/Reconfirmations
Fire District 8 Low Band 31.1000 R 131.8 OPS (linked with 453.7500) 2017.08.30 MrSvenSven
Fire District 8 UHF 453.7500 R 94.8 OPS (linked with 31.1000)
Patched to Worcester TRS TG: 2509
2017.02.05 ecps92

District 8 Fireground Channels

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Fire District 8 Yellow 33.8000 131.8 Fireground
Fire District 8 Green 33.9400 131.8 Fireground
Fire District 8 Red 453.9125 131.8 Fireground
Fire District 8 Blue 453.9875 131.8 Fireground
Fire District 8 White 458.9625 131.8 Fireground

Fire District 9 Franklin County

  • Countywide Town Fire Departments are Dispatched by SP Shelburne Falls
  • The Franklin Regional Council of Governments UHF system is used for all Fire and Police in the county with the exception of Greenfield, Montague, and Orange.
  • Some departments may be dispatched on the local frequencies in addition to the countywide channel
  • Local channels may be shared between Fire and Police
  • There are also WMLEC repeaters at Borden Mountain, Mount Grace, and Shelburne Mountain in the area that might be used as TAC channels.

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmations
460.4000 R 173.8 Countywide fire dispatch 2019.11.25 W1KNE
460.1875 R 156.7 Mt Toby 1 2019.11.25 W1KNE
460.6000 R 156.7 Mt Toby 2
453.2625 R 156.7 Erving
453.6375 R 156.7 Buckland 1 2017.07.04 MrSvenSven
453.3875 R 156.7 Buckland 2 2017.07.04 MrSvenSven
460.1750 R 156.7 Leyden
453.4250 R 156.7 Colrain 2017.11.10 MrSvenSven
460.5500 R 156.7 Charlemont
453.2875 R 156.7 New Salem 2017.08.25 MrSvenSven
453.1125 S 156.7 Tac 1 2017.12.01 MrSvenSven
453.8875 S 156.7 Tac 2
453.9125 S 156.7 Tac 3
458.0375 S 156.7 Tac 4
458.1125 S 156.7 Tac 5
458.9125 S 156.7 Tac 6

Fire District 10 Hampshire County

  • Countywide Fire/Hampshire County Fire Mutual Aid is dispatched by Northampton State Police 911 Center

Departments use the WMLEC system for mutual aid. Ware FD is control


Northampton State Police 911 Dispatch Center Frequencies

Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmation
154.3700 S 127.3 Dispatch/Operations 2018.06.27 W1KNE
154.3700 R 127.3 Hatfield/Westhampton Repeater 2017.12.24 cmpsa
153.8900 S 127.3 Fireground 2017.08.27 MrSvenSven
158.8725 S 127.3 Tactical 1

Fire District 11 Hampden County

  • All Fire Departments are dispatched by their own towns unless noted above
  • Departments use the WMLEC system for mutual aid.


Fire District 12

  • Fire District 12 covers Berkshire County
  • Daily tone tests conducted around 6pm, provided there isn't a call in the county
  • Great Barrington tests pagers for Great Barrington and Housatonic Mondays at 5:45 PM
  • County Fire identifies as "470" and/or "Berkshire Sheriff's Control"
  • All county departments are dispatched from the county control unless "locally dispatched
  • All county departments are dispatched on the county frequencies below unless otherwise noted
  • All tones are on "Dispatch", all other radio traffic is on "Response"
  • No mobile or portable radios are heard on "Dispatch", with the exception of Otis, Sandisfield, and Tolland
  • There are several county transmitter locations:
Lenox Mountain, Richmond Primary Site
Mount Wilcox, Monterey
DPW Garage, Blandford
Cory Road Fire Tower, Savoy
WUPE-FM Tower, North Adams
76 East Street, Pittsfield
East Otis Road, Tolland (This is a repeater site. Units in Otis, Sandisfield & Tolland are repeated)
  • Berkshire County also dispatches Middlefield (Hampshire County), Tolland (Hampden County), and Blandford (Hampden County)


County Frequencies

Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
154.3100 S 107.2 Dispatch 2020.01.21 W1KNE
152.9825 S 131.8 Response Channel 2020.01.21 W1KNE
159.7575 S D413 Command 2014.11.04 W1KNE
154.1600 S 107.2 Fireground 1 (North County)
155.8050 S 107.2 Fireground 2 (South County) 2019.08.10 W1KNE
153.8825 S D343 Fireground 3 2019.08.10 W1KNE
158.8050 S 107.2 Interior Units (On Scene) 2018.01.30 W1KNE


Fire District 13 (MetroFire)


MetroFire - Boston Control

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Metro Dispatch 483.2875 131.8 MetroFire "White" 2020.01.02 ecps92
Metro Fireground 483.3125 131.8 MetroFire "Red" 2017.01.01 ecps92

MetroFire - Fireground/Admin Channels

Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
North Dist Admin 482.2500 R 107.2 Also Used for Drills 2013.11.16 ecps92
North Dist FG 482.1875 S 141.3
Central Dist Admin 482.0250 R 123.0 2019.08.18 ecps92 / N1BHH
Central Dist Admin - Digital 482.0250 R N404 2012.12.10 jrm3607
Central Dist FG 485.1875 S 127.3 2020.02.03 ecps92
South Dist Admin 482.2125 R/S 103.5 2017.01.05 ecps92
South Dist FG 485.1000 S 114.8
VRS 1 - Mobile/Temp Repeater 470.1375 S 173.8 Silver
VRS 1 - Mobile/Temp Repeater 470.1875 S 156.7 Orange

Fire District 14

Ashland Control

  • Daily Radio Test at 8:45 AM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dist.14 North 453.3875 R D065 2012.12.23
Dist.14 South 471.0500 R D172 2019.01.05 W1KNE
Dist.14 LOW33 33.9800 127.3 Low Band - Crosspatch
Dist.14 LOW46 46.3600 100.0 Low Band - Crosspatch
Dist.14 Orange 453.5375 R D065 Local Events Repeater
Dist.14 Red 460.1000 S 74.4 Local Events/FG
Dist.14 Blue 453.5375 S 118.8 Local Events/FG
Dist.14 White 471.0500 S D172 Local Events/FG
Dist.14 Green 453.3875 S D065 Local Events/FG
Dist.14 Silver 159.0450 S D114 Local Events/FG 2018.11 Friends of SNE


Fire District 15

Lawrence Control

  • Daily Tests for Availability at 9:30 AM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dist.15 Ch.1 VHF 154.0700 R 131.8 Operations 2013.11.17 N1BHH
Dist.15 Ch.1 UHF 460.1375 R 131.8 UHF Simulcast 2013.10.22 N1BHH
Essex RED 487.3875 S 229.1 UHF County Fireground
153.8300 S 77.0 VHF County Fireground