• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Eastern Jefferson County fire Department merger

msradell

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2003
Messages
161
Location
Louisville, KY
Effective July 1 Middletown, Anchorage, Eastwood, Worthington and Harrods Creek fire departments merged and will be providing fire and EMS services to the Eastern/northeastern part of Jefferson County. All equipment is now running with a 99## designation and they have 2 battalion chiefs battalion 11 and Battalion 12 for the district.

Does anybody have the rundown of which piece of equipment is what number and what number is each station in the merged district? I've been able to figure out a few of them but not the majority. Thanks for the help!
 

ColonelMike

Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
321
Location
Shepherdsville, KY
I also wonder how that will affect their talk groups on the MetroSafe system. Currently they have 5 tactical channels between the 5 'old' departments as each had their own tac channel.
 

msradell

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2003
Messages
161
Location
Louisville, KY
I'm also hoping that they update the Website(s) with more information. The Anchorage/Middletown website was updated last fall. At that time they on the 4 stations, now they have 11 stations with a corresponding increase in the amount of equipment. I keep hoping that someone in 1 of the departments reads this and will provide us the information.
 

ofd8001

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 6, 2004
Messages
6,211
Location
Louisville, KY
I doubt there would be a big desire to do that. It would require changing the entire Fleetmap of the system to eliminate the tac talkgroups for the former fire departments. There are multiple templates for each district, so an awful lot of work would be needed for very little, if any, gain.

Then there are probably 1,200 or so, subscriber units to re-program. While there is over the air reprogramming capabilities, I've see that done at least once before. Being sure that all 1,200 radios are turned on at a specific time was a challenge.

I do not know how the fleetmap has changed, if it has, with the additional of Oldham County and the impending addition of Bullitt County. Hopefully Departments likely to go into adjacent counties will have their radios re-programmed to seamlessly work for those mutual aid situations that come up almost daily.
 
Top