I have purchased a BCD396XT and I have a list of fire tone outs for Douglas County I have been working on and was wondering if anyone has a completed list of fire tone outs that I can compare them to? I am working with 151.115 DCFD Main
Littleton Fire & Cunningham Fire both have a uniform tone for reqular operations and use First-In for station alerting. LFR does have individual station two tones in case First-In fails, but that rarely if ever happens.I think Littleton has a single, uniform tone out for their entire department and don't depend on individual station tones as they rely more on First In Station alerting or something similar to that nature.
On the other hand, I think Littleton's neighbors (Englewood and Cunningham) still use individualized station tones.
61, 62 and 63 are Cunningham which is dispatched by Littleton.Well, if anyone is interested the voice announcements returned to Littleton fire (154.34) after being gone for a bit. The Littleton station tones I am hearding are 569.1 and 928.1. Other tones are also heard for higher number stations (61, etc), though I don't know what stations those are.
A tone out (normally 2 tones) is used to signal when a department or station has a call. In more rural areas, most stations have their own tones and pagers that would "listen" for the tones and sound when a call gets dispatched. A lot of big cities and suburban areas now use networked station alerts instead of relying on tones. If you go on Youtube, there should be plenty of "Fire Tones" or "Minitor (Pager)" videos to show you what the tones can be used for. Some videos follow, you can note the difference in sounds of the tones:I just dont understand what a tone out is..