Any freq that broadcasts crime/EMS/fire in a given area?

Drummer36

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Hello to all!

Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a radio freq that broadcasts crime and/or EMS and/or fire in a given area (such as NYC)? Kind of like the Citizen app but being broadcast on a VHF/UHF radio freq...
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Doesn't exist anymore, there used to be buff channels called citywide one or something but it looks like they deprecated.

Unless you want to monitor multiple PD/FD/EMS frequencies. Your best bet would be a collection of news reporting apps like nyc firewire, citizen, nyc 911 alerts on Twitter etc
 

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Depends on the given area.

But generally no, that'd be too much for one channel. In NYC you'd be talking about dozens of agencies. Hundreds of units. EMS alone in NY responds to over a thousand calls a day.

In a more suburban or rural area, you might just have a few channels. But rarely will everything be on just one channel.
 

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SOD will probably be your best bet but it's insanely busy with alot of false jobs. You won't hear any fires there but you could probably just use any of the other apps I listed before. Or just run FD CW1 for the "All-Hands"
 

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Or just run FD CW1 for the "All-Hands"
Those days are over, too.

The FDNY doesn't put "All Hands" fires over Citywide anymore (unless, perhaps, it's something unusual, like a major gas leak, building collapse, etc, and even that I'm not sure of). The reports on those smaller fires became too redundant, and certainly predictable, and just took up too much radio time for something no one really cared about (outside and inside the FD). The only thing you hear on CW now are 2nd Alarms or greater....and the radio mechanic being given repair assignments.

The radio buff groups essentially died-out when pager notification services (BNN, 1st Responder News, etc) became prominent...and essential....especially when they moved those over to cell phones. They are probably THE source of "buff notifications" these days. Some people actually leave their radios off until they get something on their notification app on their phone. For $8 a month, it's probably worthwhile to go that route.

Metro Fire Radio (MFR) is still operational in NJ, but there's only a few (a couple?) of guys putting jobs out on that, too. And really no one goes to the fires, etc, to give reports over that frequency either anymore (IF they go at all).

The Metro Fire PHOTOGRAPHERS, which is also NJ-based, still puts out jobs, but I don't know too much about them.
 

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What area of NY are you looking for? We have one set up for nassau that we do that announce fire/pins ex over a uhf repeater covering all of nassau
 

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Citywide Radio in NYC is still on the air. 461.225 CTCSS 167.9
Very good signal here 70 miles from the city.
I've started to listen to this feed. But I have not heard anything yet. What do they usually put out and who is behind it?
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I've started to listen to this feed. But I have not heard anything yet.
And you're probably not.

Not to repeat my post above, but the days of "radio groups" putting out jobs all day are over.

You have two choices: monitor all the frequencies you want to hear what you want, when you want, or, sign up for a pager group and get the jobs you want sent to your phone.
 

Drummer36

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And you're probably not.

Not to repeat my post above, but the days of "radio groups" putting out jobs all day are over.

You have two choices: monitor all the frequencies you want to hear what you want, when you want, or, sign up for a pager group and get the jobs you want sent to your phone.
Got it. Thank you!
 
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