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In 1996, the Province of Nova Scotia merged the former City of Halifax, City of Dartmouth, Town of Bedford and Halifax County into the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Since that time, fire and transit services for the entire county have fallen under the direct control of the HRM's Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency (HRFE). Police service is provided in the urban areas (former cities of Halifax and Dartmouth and Town of Bedford) by the Halifax Regional Police (HRP), an amalgamation of those former cities' police services. Policing services in the rest of the municipality is provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Public Works services within the urban areas are provided by the HRM, and by the Province of Nova Scotia's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal in the rest of the municipality.

Integrated Emergency Services

HRM Integrated Emergency Services operates a single dispatching centre in Woodside for fire (HRFE) and police (HRP), as well as dispatching services for the RCMP in the rest of the municipality. This allows for greater levels of cooperation between police and fire, and between the two policing services. In some cases, HRP and RCMP units operate off of the same talkgroup, dispatched by the same dispatcher. This level of cooperation and integration is not usually seen in public safety, between different agencies.


Policing in HRM is provided by a combination of Halifax Regional Police in the former cities of Halifax and Dartmouth and town of Bedford, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the former Halifax county.


Since amalgamation, all fire services in HRM (with the exception of airport and military fire) are carried out by Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency.

Public Works

Public Works services within the former cities of Halifax and Dartmouth and town of Bedford, are handled by HRM department of Transportation and Public Works. They are responsible for street cleaning, plowing, sidewalk maintenance, traffic services, horticultural services, fleet maintenance, real property management, public transit, water and sewer. Public works are dispatched from a building in Woodside (which also houses the Integrated Emergency Services dispatch centre), with the exception of Metro Transit which is dispatched from their transit facility in Burnside.

Public Works services outside of the area above is provided by the Province of Nova Scotia's department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

HRM Public Works and Metro Transit service supervisors use the Aliant Trunked Mobile Radio System (TMRS), and can be heard on the following talkgroups:

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
14960  3a7  HRMAnimalCtl  HRM Animal Control 
14992  3a9  HRMParkngEnf  HRM Parking Enforcement 
19056  4a7  HRM AnimlCtl  Animal Control 
19152  4ad  HRM TransOp1  Metro Transit Ops 1 
19184  4af  HRM TransOp2  Metro Transit Ops 2 
19216  4b1  HRM TransOp3  Metro Transit Ops 3 
19248  4b3  HRM TranSpcl  Metro Transit Special Ops 
19280  4b5  HRM FerrySvc  Metro Transit Ferry Service 
19312  4b7  HRM TransMnt  Metro Transit Fleet Maintenance 
19344  4b9  HRM TranBkup  Metro Transit Backup 
19376  4bb  HRM Dispatch  Works Dispatch 
19408  4bd  HRM UGS 2  Underground Services Ops 2 
19440  4bf  HRM UGS 3  Underground Services Ops 3 
19472  4c1  HRM UGS 4  Underground Services Ops 4 
19504  4c3  HRM UGS 5  Underground Services Ops 5 
19536  4c5  HRM Fleet  Works Fleet Mainenance 
19568  4c7  HRM GP-1  General Purpose 1 
19600  4c9  HRM GP-2  General Purpose 2 
19632  4cb  HRM Announce  Works Announcement 
19664  4cd  HRM WrksBkup  Works Backup 
19696  4cf  HRM Sackvil.  Works Sackville 
19728  4d1  HRM Preston  Works Preston 
19760  4d3  HRM Fields  Sportsfields 
19792  4d5  HRM Hortic.  Horticulture 
19824  4d7  HRM Playgnds  Playgrounds 
19856  4d9  HRM Street W  Streets West 
19888  4db  HRM Street C  Streets Central 
19920  4dd  HRM Street E  Streets East 

Communications between Metro Transit buses and the dispatch centre take place on the following frequencies:

Frequency  Input   
License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
410.11250      XJN986   127.3 PL  Transit Ctl1 Control Centre 1  FM  Transportation 
411.03750      XJN986   88.5 PL  Transit Ctl2 Control Centre 2  FM  Transportation 
412.88750      XJN986     Transit Ctl3 Control Centre 3  FM  Transportation 
415.11250      XJN986   127.3 PL  Transit Bus1 Mobile/Buses 1  FM  Transportation 
416.03750      XJN986   88.5 PL  Transit Bus2 Mobile/Buses 2  FM  Transportation 
417.88750      XJN986     Transit Bus3 Mobile/Buses 3  FM  Transportation 
410.16250  415.16250   XMZ363   RM  165 DPL  Transit AAB Access-A-Bus  FM  Transportation 
413.98750      XJN986   103.5 PL  Transit Ctl4 Control Centre 4  FM  Transportation 
418.98750      XJN986   103.5 PL  Transit Bus4 Mobile/Buses 4  FM  Transportation 

For additional information on the TMRS, please see the Aliant Trunked Mobile Radio System (TMRS) wiki article.

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