Tarrant County Fire Alarm

Status
Not open for further replies.

Scottm467

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2012
Messages
67
Location
Azle,Texas
Recently I've been hearing Tarrant CO FA dispatching out FD's in NW Tarrant County on individual agency channels and sending them all to "Tarrant County Fire Alarm Channel 1" after they respond. Does anyone have info on this channel?
 

BenScan

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 12, 2001
Messages
697
Talkgroup 7446 on Layer 2 is "TCFA Fire 1". It's been submitted to the database, but not added yet. From my very limited monitoring lately, I believe they're using this new channel as a multi-agency structure fire response channel, instead of Fire IO 8 like they had been doing in recent months. However, I've still heard activity on Fire IO 8 for recent fires. I believe there's a lot of changes taking place, and it's all likely to continue to evolve.

There are also
TCFA Fire 2 7448
TCFA Fire 3 7450
TCFA Fire 4 7452
TCFA Fire 5 7454
TCFA Fire 6 7456

Also of note, a Fort Worth City Council Agenda item indicates that Lake Worth and Saginaw may be dispatched by Fort Worth.
https://fortworthgov.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8277604&GUID=2B679BEA-EEA5-4579-AA07-DF4365A20266

You may have also noticed that Lake Worth and Saginaw units are now referred to as 110 and 114, 214, etc. I imagine the extra leading "1" is to help distinguish Lake Worth Station 10 and Saginaw Station 14, units from Fort Worth's own Station 10 and 14 units.

Ben
 
Last edited:

Harold

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
178
Location
Texas
I have also heard those references to the TCFA channels but have been too busy these days to research and submit. Did hear Lake Worth go out as Eng. 110 just the other day.
 

Harold

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
178
Location
Texas
Just heard Dispatch Debbie doing a test on the FWFD Locution Talkgroup, testing the Lake Worth and Saginaw dispatch announcements.
 

GregHiggins

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
22
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
On Monday, June 1st, starting at noon, the FWFD will begin dispatching Saginaw and Lake Worth Fire incidents. Other county department will be added at a later date.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top