Berkshire County Mass - PSAPs and Dispatch Channels

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Berkshire County Massachusetts - PSAPs and Dispatch Channels

PSAP info from 2020 - channels info from RRDB

PSAPs

Berkshire County PSAP - serves all communities in Berkshire County except those served by another PSAP in Berkshire County - (Berkshire County PSAP also serves Blandford in Hampden County)

Berkshire County dispatch channels - Fire and EMS first responders - 154.31 - Police - 153.965 - Ambulance - mixture of public and private channels - EMA - 154.98

Adams Police Dispatch Channel - 155.13

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Pittsfield PSAP - serves Pittsfield only

Pittsfield dispatch channels - Police - 154.80 - Fire - 154.34 - Ambulance - 155.28 - ? 151.40 ? - 152.39

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Dalton PSAP - serves Dalton + Hinsdale + Windsor

Dalton dispatch channels - Dalton Police - 154.815 - Dalton Fire - 153.815 - Hinsdale Police - 154.725 - Hinsdale Fire - 155.64 ? - Windsor police and fire - 155.715

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Williamstown PSAP - serves Williamstown only

Williamstown dispatch channels - Police - 155.25 - Fire - 154.13 - Ambulance - 155.22

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North Adams PSAP - serves North Adams and Clarksburg

North Adams channels - Police - 156.21 - Fire - 170.15 - Ambulance - 155.8275 ?

Clarksburg channels - Fire - ? 154.31

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Great Barrington PSAP - serves Great Barrington only

Great Barrington dispatch channels - Police - 155.775 - Fire and Ambulance - 154.31

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State EMA - 155.155.085

State Pollice - 800 Mhz

State Forestry - 151.235 - 151.31 - 151.205 - 151.145

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Note - at this time - apparently only 3 agencies dispatch on 154.31 - County and Great Barrington and North Adams

You can see how well the PSAP list and the dispatch channel list mesh

Anyone who wants to catch every single dispatch in Berkshire County needs to only monitor approx 30 channels - but you probably need to sit at the top of Mt Greylock in order to catch all of them - Berkshire County is a mountainous county
 

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Listening to Great Barrington FD feed - 154.31 - hearing agencies being paged out countywide - Adams Ambulance - South Berkshire Ambulance - Becket Fire - Lenox Fire - Alford Fire - West Stockbridge Fire - all dispatched by County - mostly just hear the dispatcher

1843 tonight heard "Car 6 responding" via a strong repeater - maybe was a Becket unit

units are signing on and arriving on this channel - in fact it seems that everything is being done on this 1 channel - except perhaps any onscene unit to unit comms

607 PM tonight - monday night monitor tests - Adams Fire + Adams ?404? + Alford Fire + Becket Fire + Becket EMS + Becket Chief + Blandford + Cheshire Fire + Cheshire Chief - out of service units include West Stockbridge Engine 1 + New Marlboro Engine 1

calls are toned once - and the info is read twice - just address + agency + incident type + timeout are given

dispatchers are not echoing every message from field units
 
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