Changes to Cedar Rapids/Linn SARA?

stewie2552

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Hello!
I'm trying to figure out what's happening to Cedar Rapids. The fire channels seem to be all out of alignment. The original calls no longer go over Fire 1/Fire Dispatch. Additionally there was a weird page/auto pager on Fire 5 which I have never heard before (sounds like the Marion Fire auto paging).

Additionally, Linn County fire doesn't seem to be paging out over Fire 1.

Curious if anyone has notices changes? Anyone much smarter than I am when it comes to discovering channels may find things in the Linn County Simulcast.
Thanks!
 

bkramm

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Cedar Rapids Fire is in the process of changing to an automated dispatch just like Marion.
Believe they are in the testing stages at this time with it on fire 5.
Don't know when the switch will be or if it might be on a new TG.
Also some new TG's 57928 and 57929. They sound to be interop but don't know what they are yet.
 

bkramm

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The new TG's have been identified as interop. 57928 is ISICS Law 3D and 57929 is ISICS Law 5C.
I believe that CRFD Fire 6 to 8 are the old fire special operations group 1 to 3.
The name they are called by was changed to avoid confusion at the fire dept. rather then
them being called by special ops.
 
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