Bexar Co Fire Alarm - New Pager Tone-Outs ?

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Does Anybody have a list of the new Bexar County Fire Alarm - Pager Tone-Outs ?
I am pretty sure that this list below in the Bexar Co WIKI is very old - would love to update this info.
In addition it would be helpfull to list the "station numbers" as dispatches no longer say dept names !

Bexar County Fire Alarm Paging Tones
Fire Department (Hz) Tone A (Hz) Tone B

Ata-Bexar Fire 1180.0 / 871.0
Ata-Bexar EMS 1180.0 / 1395.0

Bexar Bulverde Fire 701.0 / 2200.0
Bexar Bulverde EMS 701.0 / 1217.8

Camelot Fire 701.0 / 2100.0
Camelot EMS 701.0 / 1321.2

China Grove Fire 1180.0 / 643.0
China Grove EMS 1180.0 / 1217.8

REHAB 1180.0 992.0

Gardendale Fire 701.0 / 643.0
Gardendale EMS 701.0 / 1185.2

Geronimo Village Fire 701.0 / 1082.0
Geronimo Village EMS 701.0 / 1251.4

Grey Forest Fire 701.0 / 1465.0
Grey Forest EMS 701.0 / 1153.4

Harmony Fire 765.0 / 2100.0
Harmony EMS 765.0 / 1185.2

Helotes Fire 701.0 / 2400.0
Helotes EMS 701.0 / 1122.5

Hollywood Park Fire 1082.0
Hollywood Park EMS 1122.5 / 1082.0

Jarret Fire 765.0 / 2400.0
Jarret EMS 765.0 / 1122.5

Leon Springs Fire 701.0 / 871.0
Leon Springs EMS 701.0 / 1285.8

Lone Oak Fire 1180.0 / 2200.0
Lone Oak EMS 1180.0 / 1251.4

Lytle Fire 834.0 / 732.0
Lytle EMS 834.0 / 1122.5

Sandy Oaks Fire 1433.4 / 1153.4
Sandy Oaks EMS 1153.4

Somerset Fire 1180.0 / 1465.0
Somerset EMS 1180.0 / 1321.2

Southwest Fire 701.0 / 992.0
Southwest EMS 701.0 / 1395.0

South Bexar Fire 765.0 / 2200.0
South Bexar EMS 765.0 / 1395.0

St. Hedwig Fire 1180.0 / 2100.0
St. Hedwig EMS 1180.0 / 1357.6

Windcrest Fire 643.0
Windcrest EMS 1122.5 / 643.0

These are the old pager codes. Does anybody have a list of the new ones ?

I am trying to setup a 996T and 996XT for Tone-Out standby for Bexar-Bulverde VFD.
I am also curious if the 996 can be in scan mode AND scan for Tone-Outs at the same time ?
 

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BEXAR COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL

That page is for the fire marshal, and it has a large countywide district map, as well as each fire department and what, if any, ESD they are affiliated with. Still looking for something with station numbers though.
 

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GREat job with station numbers ;)

STATIONS STATION IDENTIFIER

Bexar Bulverde Station 1 Station 103
Bexar Bulverde Station 2 Station 104
Camelot Station 1 Station 108
China Grove Station 1 Station 110
Converse Station 1 Station 111
Converse Station 2 Station 112
District 7 Station 1 Station 115
District 7 Station 2 Station 116
ESD5 Station 1 Station 118
Gardendale Station 1 Station 120
Geronimo Village Station 1 Station 121
Geronimo Village Station 2 Station 122
Geronimo Village Station 3 Station 123
Grey Forest Station 1 Station 126
Harmony Station 1 Station 127
Helotes Station 1 Station 128
Hollywood Park Station 1 Station 129
Jarret Station 1 Station 130
Kirby Station 1 Station 131
Leon Springs Station 1 Station 132
Leon Springs Station 2 Station 133
Leon Springs Station 3 Station 420
Lone Oak Station 1 Station 136
Lytle Station 1 Station 206
Lytle Station 2 Station 706
Rehab Station 148
Sandy Oaks Station 1 Station 138
Somerset Station 1 Station 140
South Bexar Station 1 Station 141
St. Hedwig Station 1 Station 142
Windcrest Station 1 Station 145
 

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DEPARTMENT & ESD Number

Ata-Bexar VFD = ESD # 6
Bexar Bulverde VFD = ESD # 3
Camelot VFD
China Grove VFD
Converse Fire Dept. = ESD # 1
Gardendale VFD = ESD # 10
Geronimo Village VFD = ESD # 2
Grey Forest VFD = ESD # 8
Harmony VFD
Helotes Fire Dept. = ESD # 7
Jarret VFD = ESD # 5
Kirby Fire Dept. = ESD # 11
Leon Springs VFD = ESD # 4
Lone Oak VFD
Lytle VFD = ESD # 5
Sandy Oaks VFD = ESD # 6
Schertz Fire & Rescue
Selma Fire Dept.
Somerset VFD = ESD # 5
South Bexar VFD = ESD # 6
Southwest VFD
St. Hedwig VFD = ESD # 12
Windcrest VFD

ps ~ Does anybody have the new pager tone-outs ?
As I conduct FTO searches and log results they have completely changed from the older WIKI list.
 
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No, but I would love to get some updates ones. Since I live south of Helotes in the ESD7 area, I would like to tone-mute a scanner for Helotes. I don't even have a tone capable 396 right now, but if there is a cheaper one out there, especially one that can detect tones and display them, let me know so I can purchase it.
 

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Does anyone have an accurate list of the more recent BCFA Newer Pager Fire Tone-Out Tones List ?

STATIONS + STATION IDENTIFIER + PAGER TONE OUTS ( as noted ... so far ... I need help !!! )

Ata-Bexar Fire Station 101-Tones=635.6/1009.7(MVC) also got 634.7/631.2
Ata-Bexar EMS Tones=633.5/366.4
Bexar Bulverde Station 1 Station 103-Tones=707.8/387.6 or 705.7/388.6
Bexar Bulverde Station 2 Station 104-Tones=000.0/388.5 (2nd tones only)
Camelot Station 1 Station 108-Tones=FD=539.0/348.7, EMS=539.3/1005.4 or 539.6/1101.9
China Grove Station 1 Station 110-Tones=1434.5/1434.2 also got 1434.4/457.7 (EMS Call)
Converse Station 1 Station 111
Converse Station 2 Station 112
District 7 Station 1 Station 115-Tones=1122.1/434.0 (1120.6/435.1)
District 7 Station 2 Station 116
ESD5 Station 1 Station 118-Tones=788.4/411.0 ESD-118/119-Tones=789.9/411.6 (ESD5/Station#119=787.8/410.3 Downed Power Lines Call)
Gardendale Station 1 Station 120-Tones=1005.6/1011.6
Geronimo Village Station 1 Station 121 D2-EMS-Tones=1687.7/1008.4 also got 1687.9/1692.0 (EMS Call)
Geronimo Village Station 2 Station 122 D2-Tones=1686.8/483.2 (Disp said 122 in route to Fire Station?)
Geronimo Village Station 3 Station 123-D2-Tones=1682.4/1008.8 or 1686.0/1006.1 or 1688.0/1002.4 (EMS Call)
Grey Forest Station 1 Station 126
Harmony Station 1 Station 127-Tones=1511.2/484.1 or 1512.6/483.1 EMS Call & 1513.6/1505.6 (canx MVC call) 1513.8/1004.4
Helotes Station 1 Station 128
Hollywood Park Station 1 Station 129-EMS Tones=746.8/1009.6
Jarret Station 1 Station 130-Dx-Tones=927.8/410.0 or 788.4/411.0 or 394.2/395.4 (FD Call) & 927.6/410.5 (downed trees in road call)
Kirby Station 1 Station 131
Leon Springs Station 1 Station 132-Tones= 1062.4/434.3 (seems like S#133 right ?)
Leon Springs Station 2 Station 133-Tones= 1062.8/434.0
Leon Springs Station 3 Station 420
Lone Oak Station 1 Station 136
Lytle Station 1 Station 206-FD Tones=926.9/411.4 & 833.1/410.9 (downed trees call)
Lytle Station 2 Station 706
Rehab Station 148
Sandy Oaks Station 1 Station 138
Shavano Park Station ? BCFA Tones to Cancel EMS Call=772.3/1008.4 or 772.2/1005.8 or 772.2/1007.1
Somerset Station 1 Station 140-Tones=832.5/410.7
South Bexar Station 1 Station 141
St. Hedwig Station 1 Station 142-Tones=1357.1/458.0 FD Call (Brush Truck req by Lone Oak)
Windcrest Station 1 Station 145-Pagers=511.2/348.5 & FD Call=349.5/352.5 EMS Call=510.4/1008.8
WMD(Does this mean Weapons of Mass Destruction ?)155-Tones=601.2/497.0 (made a chemical spill)
District 2 Station#162-Tones=1679.7/1685.8

ps ~ After strapping to me a BCD-396XT in Tone-Out Search Mode for a week I am pretty bummed out
by the mixed results and constantly variable tone data I recorded on paper - it seems that reception
plays a very important role in getting accurate tone out data. Other than quit my job and stay up for
weeks on end, does anyone have any big bright ideas on how to formulate and accurate list for BCFA ?
Oh wait, I know, someone in the know will make a list magically appear so all members will benefit right ? :)
It's not like it's classified information. One could make a complete list given LOTS of painfull time spent doing it !
Ah think about ... all the Uniden T and XT owners could simply program FTO's if they so chose to do so for their area ;)

btw ~ If anyone spots any inaccurate tones ? Please Help ! You won't hurt my feelings any if you spot errors or have tones to add !!!
These damn tones read different 3 times out of 3 and no way can I go camp out under the BCFA antenna tower ~ not practical grrrrrrr :(
 
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Hey,

I think this is what your looking for

Dorian- BCFA Dispatch 1644

ATAB FIRE 634.7 368.7
ATAB EMS 634.7 1006.6
BBUL 707.3 389.1
CAM FIRE 538.9 350.2
CAM EMS 538.9 1006.6
CGRV 1394.5 458.0
D7FR 1122.8 433.7
GRYF 980.1 433.7
GARD FIRE 1251.9 458.0
GARD EMS 1251.9 1006.6
ESD5 788.2 410.8
GVIL FIRE 1642.0 483.6
GVIL EMS 1642.0 1006.6
HARM FIRE 1473.1 483.6
HARM EMS 1473.1 1006.6
HPK FIRE 746.6 389.1
HPK EMS 746.6 1006.6
JARR 928.4 410.8
LOAK 928.4 1006.6
LSPR 1063.2 433.7
LYTL 832.9 410.8
REHAB 810.5 496.8
SHED 1321.0 458.0
SOM 879.2 410.8
WIND FIRE 510.5 350.2
WIND EMS 510.5 1006.6
ALL DEPT 1006.6
 

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Hey,

I think this is what your looking for

Dorian- BCFA Dispatch 1644

ATAB FIRE 634.7 368.7
ATAB EMS 634.7 1006.6
BBUL 707.3 389.1
CAM FIRE 538.9 350.2
CAM EMS 538.9 1006.6
CGRV 1394.5 458.0
D7FR 1122.8 433.7
GRYF 980.1 433.7
GARD FIRE 1251.9 458.0
GARD EMS 1251.9 1006.6
ESD5 788.2 410.8
GVIL FIRE 1642.0 483.6
GVIL EMS 1642.0 1006.6
HARM FIRE 1473.1 483.6
HARM EMS 1473.1 1006.6
HPK FIRE 746.6 389.1
HPK EMS 746.6 1006.6
JARR 928.4 410.8
LOAK 928.4 1006.6
LSPR 1063.2 433.7
LYTL 832.9 410.8
REHAB 810.5 496.8
SHED 1321.0 458.0
SOM 879.2 410.8
WIND FIRE 510.5 350.2
WIND EMS 510.5 1006.6
ALL DEPT 1006.6

Dept. A B
ATAB FIRE 634.7 368.7
ATAB EMS 634.7 1006.6
BBUL 707.3 389.1
CAM FIRE 538.9 350.2
CAM EMS 538.9 1006.6
CGRV 1394.5 458.0
D7FR 1122.8 433.7
GRYF 980.1 433.7
GARD FIRE 1251.9 458.0
GARD EMS 1251.9 1006.6
ESD5 788.2 410.8
GVIL FIRE 1642.0 483.6
GVIL EMS 1642.0 1006.6
HARM FIRE 1473.1 483.6
HARM EMS 1473.1 1006.6
HPK FIRE 746.6 389.1
HPK EMS 746.6 1006.6
JARR 928.4 410.8
LOAK 928.4 1006.6
LSPR 1063.2 433.7
LYTL 832.9 410.8
REHAB 810.5 496.8
SHED 1321.0 458.0
SOM 879.2 410.8
WIND FIRE 510.5 350.2
WIND EMS 510.5 1006.6
ALL DEPT 1006.6

Questions:
What about this missing dept I heard dispatched a few months ago for a chemical spill road accident.
BCFA "Station # 155 WMD" Tone A = 1679.7 ish Tone B = 1685.8 ish ( these are the tones I captured)
What does " WMD" stand for ? How about a bad guess of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" ? Anybody ?
Is Dorian- BCFA Dispatch 1644 your 1st name and ID ? Lastly, is this list complete and accurate ?

btw ~ This pager tones list with station #'s, ESD group members and full spellings would be nice in Bexar Co WIKI :)
 
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Im sure we can compile some data together. Here is my website with the quadrants
Quad Map - The New FireGuyIT Services Page

The WMD teams aka Hazmat teams have a specific tone set that will take some digging however you are correct in that Weapons of Mass Destruction is the WMD team.. we at dispatch call it Bexar County Hazmat.
My First Name is Dorian
My call sign is 1644
I'm one of the dispatchers for BCFA Fire Alarm so I hope that list is accurate :)
 

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I grabbed a few Motorola Minitor IV SV's off ebay for $56 w/free programming and shipping today.
Now for the $56 dollar question ... does anybody know or think they know when the BCFA
Bexar County Fire Alarm will try again to migrate 154.2500 to narrow band for fire tone-out pagers ?

My understanding is that once before they tried to go to narrow band operation and the results
were NOT good and reliable for various reasons so they switched back to wide band operation.
I suspect that probably not every dept has narrow band capable pagers and 2-way radios yet ?
Is this a true story, anybody know ... anybody .... crickets :)

Der haz to bee some-bunny dat knows da true and exact deal ?
I'll consider guesses but prefer the facts, "just the facts ma'am" ;)
(Hmm, wasn't that Sgt Fridays line in that Adam-12 TV show in the 70's ? )

PS~Bonus points if some knows for example if these listed tones are accurate
or have been rounded off as a Minitor programmer said some of these tones are invalid, etc.

Example that comes to mind:
BCFA- St Hedwig VFD pager tone-out tones:

St. Hedwig VFD listed as A=1321.0 B=458.0

The legitimate Motorola tones are 1321.2 + 457.9 ( thoughts & ideas ? )

I captured and use successfully 1357.1 + 457.9. ( which tones seem right ? )

This is how I am having these pagers modes programmed with BCFA Disp and Tac-3 :

A) 154.2500 Selective call (your pager codes) tone alert
B) 154.2500 Monitor all radio traffic on frequency plus tone alert for your tones
C) 154.2500 Selective call (your pager codes) vibrate alert
D) 153.7700 Monitor all radio traffic on frequency

Thanks for reading this far and I appreciate your thoughts and advice in this matter !!!
 
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Hello again Dorian,
Is it true that only 2 of the planned 4 WMD / Hazmat response units are actually in place at this time ?
If I recall these are BCFA station # 155 and #156 ? Does Bexar Bulverde Station #103 host #155 ?

BCFA Station # 155 WMD Tone A = 1679.7 ish Tone B = 1685.8 ish ( these are the tones I captured)
BCFA Station #156 WMD Tones ? (Questions=what dept does S#156 and what are the tone-outs ?)
 
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