Originally Posted by clanusb
Cal Fire Freqs (white fires), would only be used when cdf is on an active incident providing mutual aid to the county. Such as on the Jackson Fire last June.
I made the point of OUTER areas; meaning that fire from Sacramento county would be working with another agency. I heard a call dispatched just last week that was assigned Cal Fire Tac 5 as the tactical. White fire channels are also commonly assigned, depending on the agency/agencies which will be working together.
One more thing though; fire tacticals on the TRS can be picked up if you are receiving the TRS. Other fire tactical channels are usually simplex and you have to be fairly close to pick them up.
Bottom line, there is a lot of non trunked stuff to listen to in this area.