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The one-stop shop for DFES information

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:46 pm

DFES (formerly FESA) is the overarching body and incorporates Career/Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue Service and Volunteer Emergency Service.

QUICK GUIDE TO LISTENING TO DFES IN PERTH (with a radio scanner) (pdf)

DFES FIRE DISPATCH RADIO STREAM Current listeners: Image
This stream listens on the Metro Network Control Channel (6AR/6IP) for Fire and Rescue. All fire & rescue and SES turnouts in the metro and greater south-west are on this channel.

To listen: http://stream.warsug.info:8000/WARSUG.xspf or http://stream.warsug.info:8000/WARSUG.m3u

This stream is mirrored by Broadcastify and can be listened in with mobile apps such as as Scanner Radio.

DFES FIREGROUND AND SIMPLEX CHANNEL RADIO STREAM Current listeners: Image
This feed covers major Department of Fire and Emergency Services repeater and simplex channels in the Perth metropolitan area.
Right channel - DFES UHF. Mostly simplex.
Left channel - DFES VHF. Operations and fireground simplex (Mid and high band) and repeater channels, air to air, ground to air air attack aeroplanes.

To listen: http://stream.warsug.info:8000/DFES.xspf or http://stream.warsug.info:8000/DFES.m3u

This stream is mirrored by Broadcastify and can be listened in with mobile apps such as as Scanner Radio.

There are 4 radios on this stream. Some of these channels are simplex and may be noisy sometimes.
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Re: The one-stop shop for FESA information

Post by vk6hgr » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:43 pm

DFES FREQUENCIES
VHF WAERN Channel/Frequency information (Channels 101 - 653 aka "High band")
WAERN Channels PDF

Pre-WAERN Channel/Frequency information (Channels 1 - 99 aka "Mid band")
Pre-WAERN channels

UHF WAERN Channel/Frequency information (Changed in July 2017 - discussion)
WAERN UHF channels PDF

VMRS INFORMATION
VHF Marine channels (A non-WARSUG site)
Marine channel usage (A non-WARSUG site)
27MHz (HF) Marine channels (A non-WARSUG site)

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
Landgate MyFireWatch map service
Incident information PDF

Other pre-WAERN Channel/Frequency information (Historic only - not current)
Fire Services PDF
FESA Frequencies PDF
Pre-WAERN SES UHF channels

DFES WEBSITE
DFES general website (A non-WARSUG site)

DPaW / DBCA WEBSITE
https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/ (A non-WARSUG site)
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Re: The one-stop shop for FESA information

Post by vk6hgr » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:04 pm

ABBREVIATIONS
Organisations
FRS - Fire & Rescue Service (also referred to as CFRS - Career FRS)
VFRS - Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service
BFS - Bush Fire Service
BFB - Bush Fire Brigade
VFES - Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (In 2015 VFS and VES combined)
SES - State Emergency Service
VMRS - Volunteer Marine Rescue Service
DPaW - Department of Parks and Wildlife (previously DEC - Department of Environment & Conservation / CALM - Conservation and Land Management)

Codes
4 4 - Arrived, incident as reported not found & investigating further.
6 6 - Arrived, incident as reported.
8 8 - Arrived, incident is more significant than reported and requires escalation.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th alarm etc - generally the number of stations/brigades/units (assistance required). There are about a dozen different types of incident, each having their own needs. (eg a HAZMAT incident has different requirements to a bushfire in the city, a bushfire in the country has different needs to a confined space rescue.) How these requirements are met for a 2nd alarm, 3rd alarm etc is decided using a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The SOP has a series of tables which determine what assets are mobilised. The tables are not going to be published here.

Code 90 - Deceased person.

Appliances
SET - Special Equipment Tender
1-4 or 1.4 - 1000L (approx) 4WD appliance
2-4 or 2.4 - 2000L (approx) 4WD appliance
3-4 or 3.4 - 3000L (approx) 4WD appliance
4-4 or 4.4 - 4000L (approx) 4WD appliance
n.4U (Urban Tanker - basically a 2.4 or 3.4 with breathing apparatus and other firefighting tools for structural firefighting operations)
n.4R (Rural Tanker - a 1.4, 2.4, 3.4 or 4.4 with a range of firefighting tools such as rake-hoes, shovels, drip torches etc for bushfires)
n.4B (Broadacre Tanker - usually a 2.4 with basic firefighting tools)
RT - Rescue Trailer
LT - Light Tanker
LP - Light Pumper
CP - Country Pumper (abbreviation also used for Control Point)
HSR - Hazmat/Structural/Rescue
GPA - General Purpose Appliance (now called an HSR Series 1)
MP - Medium Pumper
MPHR - Medium Pumper, Heavy Rescue
HP - Heavy Pumper
UP - Urban Pumper
UPHR - Urban Pumper, Heavy Rescue
ICV - Incident Control Vehicle
LRV - Line Rescue Vehicle
USAR - Urban Search and Rescue
CLP - Combined Ladder Platform
TTL - Turn-Table Ladder
PC - Personnel Carrier

Positions/Titles/Ranks
MLO - Media Liaison Officer
FIO - Fire Investigations Officer
FLO - Field Liaison Officer
DO - District Officer
AO - Area Officer
SO - Station Officer
CFM - Community Fire Manager
CESM - Community Emergency Services Manager
CEMO - Community Emergency Management Officer
Chief - Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CBFCO)
Deputy - Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (DCBFCO)
FCO - Fire Control Officer
FWO - Fire Weather Officer
TL - Team Leader
DTL - Deputy Team Leader
LM - Local Manager
DLM - Deputy Local Manager
RL - Rescue Leader
TO - Training Officer
OTO - Operations & Training Officer
K9 - SES tracker dog
USAR K9 - Urban Search and Rescue dog

Qualifications and other things
IFF - Introduction to Fire Fighting
BA - Breathing Apparatus
HAZMAT - Hazardous Materials
AIIMS - Australasian Interagency Incident Management System (formerly ICS - Incident Control System)
SRT - Single Rope Techniques (basic movement on and across ropes)
CRTM - Cliff Rescue Team Member
CRTL - Cliff Rescue Team Leader
CRI - Cliff Rescue Instructor
DBA - Direct Brigade Alarm
PAFTACS - Position and Property threatened, Area (size), Fuel density and type, Time to control, Assistance required, Communications and control point, Surface wind strength and direction
RCR - Road Crash Rescue
SAR - Search and Rescue
Talk Around - Setting a radio to transmit on the output of a repeater channel (I.e. in simplex mode)
TIC - Thermal Imaging Camera
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Re: The one-stop shop for FESA information

Post by vk6hgr » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:53 pm

BUSH FIRE SERVICE APPLIANCES IN THE METRO AREA

Baldivis Fire and Emergency Service Brigade
1 x HSR (Series 4) HSR-52, 1 x 12.2, 1 x 4.4R, 1 x 1.4R & 2 x LT
Bedfordale Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4R & 1 x LT
Bullsbrook Fire and Emergency Service Brigade
1 x 12.2, 1 x 3.4U & 4 x LT
Byford Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U & 1 x LT
Chidlow Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 4.4R & 1 x LT
Darlington Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 1.4R, 1 x LT, 1 x Support Vehicle, 1 Support Trailer & 1 x Collar Tank Trailer
East Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 12.2, 1 x 1.4R & 2 x LT
East Swan Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 2.4R & 2 x LT
Glen Forrest Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 1.4R & 1 x LT
Gosnells Fire Service Brigade
1 x ICV, 1 x 12.2, 1 x 2.4R & 2 x LT
Jandakot Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 12.2 1 x 3.4U & 2 x LT
Jarrahdale Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4R & 1 x LT
Kalamunda Bush Fire Brigade
1 x ICV, 1 x 3.4U, 1 x 2.4R, 1 x 1.4R & 3 x LT
Keysbrook Bush Fire Brigade
1 x LT
Kwinana South Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 4.4R & 2 x LT
Mandogalup Bush Fire Brigade
1 x ICV, 1 x 7.2, 1 x 3.4R & 2 x LT
Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U & 1 x LT
Mount Helena Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U & 1 x LT
Mundaring Communications Brigade
1 x ICV
Mundijong Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 7.2 & 1 x LT
Oakford Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 9.2, 1 x 3.4U & 1 x LT
Parkerville Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U & 1 x LT
Quinns Rocks Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U & 3 x LT
Rockingham Incident Support Group
1 x ICV
Roleystone Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 2.4R & 1 x LT
Rottnest Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4R? & 1 x LT
Sawyers Valley Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 1.4R & 1 x LT
Serpentine Bush Fire Brigade
1 x ICV, 1 x 3.4 & 1 x LT
Singleton Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 7.2, 1 x 2.4R & 4 x LT
South Coogee Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 2.4U & 1 x LT
Stoneville Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 1.4R, 1 x LT & 2 x 1000L Water trailers
Swan Communications Bush Fire Brigade
1 x ICV
SWORD Fire and Emergency Service Brigade
1 x 2.4R (HSR converted, BA racks removed), 1x 3.4R & 3x LT
Two Rocks Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 1.4R
Wanneroo Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 4.4R & 3 x LT
Wanneroo Fire Support Brigade
1 x 12.2, 1 x ICV, 1 x Ute, 1 x collar tank & 1 x support trailer
West Gidgegannup Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 2.4R & 3 x LT
West Swan Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 3.4U, 2 x LT
Woorooloo Bush Fire Brigade
1 x 4.4R & 1 x LT

Shire of Mundaring (DCBFCO)
1 x LT
City of Wanneroo
3 x Fire Protection Officer (FPO) Utes

VOLUNTEER FRS APPLIANCES IN THE METRO AREA

Armadale VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 4) [HSR-48] & 1 x LT (LT-375) (Extra LT for summer & to supplement HSR)
Falcon VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 2) [HSR-19] & 1 x LT
Gingin VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 4 ) [HSR-49] & 1 x LT (Extra LT to supplement HSR)
Kalamunda VFRS
1 x MP (Series 4) [MP-65], 1 x LT (LT-376) & 1 x PC Bus
Kwinana VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 3) [HSR-38] & 1 x LT (LT-395)
Metropolitan VFRS (Forrestfield)
1 x HSR (Series 1) [HSR-07] 1 x 1.4 [RU-01] 1 x 2.4 [UT-15] 4 x LT
Mandurah VFRS
1 x 2.4UT (UT-40) & 1 x LT (LT-242)
Mundaring VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 4) [HSR-45] & 1 x LT (LT-320)
Rockingham VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 4) [HSR-47] & 1 x LT (LT-377) (Extra LT for summer & to supplement HSR.)
Roleystone VFRS
1 x 2.4U [UT-20] & 1 x LT (Extra LT for summer)
Secret Harbour VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 4) [HSR-46] & 1 x LT (LT-302) (Extra LT to supplement HSR.)
Yanchep VFRS
1 x HSR (Series 2) [HSR-17] & 1 x LT

Please PM me with extra info/updates.
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Re: The one-stop shop for FESA information

Post by vk6hgr » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:52 pm

CAREER FRS APPLIANCES IN THE METRO AREA

Armadale CFRS
1 x UPHR [UP09-HR] & 1 x LT
Belmont CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-21] & 1 x LT
Also at Belmont CFRS
1 x ICV [ICV10] & 1 x Foam Trailer
Butler CFRS
1 x MP (Series 5) [MPHR-76] & 1 x LT
Canning Vale CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-24], 1 x LT [LT-411]
Also at Canning Vale CFRS
1 x 2.4UT [UT-115] & 1 x P.O.D. Carrier [SM-04]
Claremont CFRS
1 x MP (Series 4) & 1 x LT [LT-473]
Daglish 1st CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-25], 1 x LT [LT-446]
Daglish 2nd CFRS
1 x MPHR (Series 4) [MPHR-66] & 1 x LT (Summer fire season only)
Duncraig CFRS
1 x UP [UP08] & 1 x LT
Ellenbrook CFRS
1 x UPHR [UP03-HR] & 1 x LT & 1 x DFES 3.4U [U-122] & LT (Summer fire season only)
Fremantle 1st CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-28] & 1 x LT [LT-471]
Fremantle 2nd CFRS
1 x UPHR [UP23-HR] & 1 x LT (Summer fire season only)
Also at Fremantle CFRS
1 x CLP [CLP-4] & 1 x Foam Trailer
Hope Valley CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-20], 1 x LT & 1 x DFES 3.4U [U124] (summer fire season only)
Joondalup CFRS
1 x UP & 1 x LT
Also at Joondalup CFRS
1 x 2.4UT [UT-92]
Kensington CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-23]& 1 x LT [LT-326]
Kiara CFRS
1 x HP (Series 5) [HP-29] & 1 x LT [LT-547]
Maddington CFRS
1 x MP (Series 4) [MP-73], 1 x LT & 1 x DFES 3.4U [U122] (Summer fire season only)
Malaga CFRS
1 x UP [UP-14] & 1 x LT [LT-408]
Also at Malaga CFRS
1 x 2.4UT [UT-93] & 1 x POD Carrier, Additional LT for Summer
Mandurah CFRS
1 x MPHR [MPHR-70] (Series 4) & 1 x LT
Midland CFRS
1 x UP [UP01] & 2 x LT (one for summer fire season only)
Murdoch CFRS
1 x UP [UP15] & 1 x LT [LT-525]
Also at Murdoch CFRS
1 x SET [SM-01]
Osborne Park CFRS
1 x UP [UP21] & 1 x LT
Also at Osborne Park CFRS
1 x SET [SM-02]
Perth 1st CFRS
1 x HP (Series 6) [UP-31]
Perth 2nd CFRS
1 x MP (Series 4) [MP-71]
Also at Perth CFRS
1 x CLP [CLP-05] & 1 x LRV [USAR-01]
Rockingham CFRS
1 x UP & 1 x LT [LT-431]
Success CFRS
1 x UP [UP13] & 1 x LT [LT-449]
Also at Success CFRS
1 x Foam Trailer
Vincent 1st CFRS
1 x UP [UP31] & 1 x LT
Vincent 2nd CFRS
1 x UP [UP32]
Wangara CFRS
1 x UP & 1 x LT
Also at Wangara CFRS
1 x Foam Trailer
Welshpool 1st CFRS
1 x MP (Series 4) [MP72] & 1 x LT [LT474]
Welshpool 2nd CFRS
1 x MPHR (Series 4) [MPHR-74] & 1 x LT (Summer fire season only)

Forrestfield Training Center
3 x Personnel Carriers, multiple LTs, HPs, LPs etc.
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