• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Box Alarm/WFD Co. Responsibilities

    Dispatch thru automation is 5 engines, 2 truck s, a Squad/TSU, 2 BFC, a Medic Unit & Ambo. WFD=1 added engine, 1 additional truck, DFC/OPS, SAFO, FIU, etc. Okay besides all 1st-5th due engines stand by a water supply/hydrant, whats the fourth thru 6th due engines duties, etc. Can someone point...
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    Scanner to monitor dcfd

    Hi, I'm looking to purchase a scanner than can listen in on DCFD. I know it has to be a trunking scanner, but beyond that not much...any suggestions?
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    DC Fire Dept Terminology

    Hi there. New to scanning in DC and the terminology and unit identifiers are somewhat different than the city I am from. Is there a good link or post somewhere that explains not only radio terminology for DC Fire Department but also explains their apparatus terminology? For instance with...