Chelmsford FD radio test - Sunday 9AM - weekly

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zerg901

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Sunday 9 AM - 482.775 R - "weekly radio test" per the dispatcher - (heard over the air)

9 was first unit called - maybe C9 for Captain 9

Engine 1 - Ladder 1 girl - Eng 2 - Eng 3 - Eng 4 - Eng 5 - Brush Truck - any other units ? - Service 3 girl - Rescue 3

Rescue 1 was on a ems call - they said that patient went to hospital als - Rescue 1 requested the dispatcher to ask the captain for DU or regen or something - was given the OK - maybe they went to ?Highlands? for decon or resupply or something

signal was fading in and out a bit on me
 

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anybody know if Chelmsford uses any low band channels anymore? 33.76 or 33.66 iirc

I think they ran station alerts on 33.76 till maybe 5 years ago ?
 

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With COVID, Chelmsford has been staffing 5 at the Center Station. 1 Captain, and 4 Fire Fighters. 2 Fire Fighters on E1, the other two cross staffing L1 and R1. The duty Captain acts as the officer in charge, and drives "F9" (Fire 9). As CPD supervisor is Car 9, CFD Supervisor is Fire 9. Fire 1 is the Chief, Fire 2 is the Deputy, Fire 3 is training Captain, Fire 4 is Fire Prevention Captain. Fire #'s go 1-9, 5-8 are assigned to special units/Academy Recruits. Pre-COVID, they were staffed with 2-3 Fire Fighters and the Captain at Central, depending on the day.

Also in the center are the seldom used Service 3 (Spare F9), Rescue 2 (F450 Superduty Truck for events) Rescue 3, Gator for off road/bike path access.

Station 2 (North Chelmsford) is staffed with 3 Fire Fighters, and is the primary piece out of the city for Mutual Aid.
Station 3, 4, and 5 are all staffed with 2 Fire Fighters on each piece.

Regen - Regeneration is when they take each piece of apparatus for a ride up Route 3 from Rt 129 to Rt 40 and back to regenerate the diesel.

Last year they permanently ended use of 33.76 for station paging in favor of a newer phone line/intercom system.
 
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