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Lake County (IL)


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Lake County

Lake County Fire Departments

Fire Departments and their Dispatch Offices in Lake County IL are divided into four quadrants (Quads). The division lines being IL 45 and IL 120 for east/west. The quad numbers start in the NE and work counter-clockwise, the quad # starts your vehicle ID #, followed by the FD #, then the vehicle type.

Lake County Fire Departments Specialized Response Teams (HAZMAT)

  • WQKS403 License for Bomb Disposal Robot, using frequencies of 2460.0 & 458.4875

Lake County Fire Chiefs Association

Lake County

  • 451.27500 WPPA360 BM Highway Department - Surveying Data (Low Power Temporary)
  • 451.30000 WPPA360 BM Highway Department - Surveying Data (Low Power Temporary)
  • 453.21250 WNSD311 M Water Distribution Data (Libertyville)

EMS Agencies and Hospitals

Hospitals - Info

  • Helo LZ (Landing Zone) ops are on Fireground Green 150.79 CSQ
  • McHenry and southern Lake county are assigned MED channels as follows:
  • PRIMARY: 7
  • TERTIARY: 6
  • SECONDARY: 5
  • ITINERANT OR COMMON: 8

Advocate Condell Medical Center (Libertyville)

  • was listed as Condell Memorial Hospital (Libertyville)
  • 464.525 Repeater WPXT635
  • WQOV418 Repeaters on 464.525, 451.65 (4/8/11K)
  • 158.46000 WQDW445 BP Hospital Paging System [IG]

Evanston Hospital

Evanston Hospital Corporation

  • 152.00750 KRL348 BP Paging
  • 157.45000 KRL348 B Paging

Highland Park Hospital

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare / Northshore

  • WQVF347 is licensed as a trunked system with another site in Skokie (Cook)

Lake Forest Hospital

  • WQLF544, add 461.275 Repeater (11K) and Lakeforest Campus

Vista Medical Center East (Waukegan)

  • WQMJ498 462.3125, 462,2625 Repeaters for Hospital Ops (11K)
  • WNQJ303 Med Channels; *KWE856 Bases on 155.28, 155.34, 155.4

Vista Surgery and Treatment Center (Lindenhurst)

  • WQOK245 for 157.74 Base/Pagers (Data)

Consolidated Dispatch Centers

Antioch Dispatch Center

Lake Villa

  • 453.32500 WPKN413 BM Wastewater Lift Stations (Digital)
  • 956.28125 WQFW554 F LkVilla MW1 Microwave Link [Canceled 3/08]
  • 957.33175 WQGX384 F LkVilla MW2 Microwave Link [Canceled 3/08]
  • Police dispatached by Antioch on 470.5875 97.4; Fire on Quad 2 154.4 127.3 PL
  • WQNL611 453.85 RM 11K - Public Works (1/11)

Lindenhurst

CenCom (Round Lake Beach)

  • Joint dispatch center that handles Police & Fire communications in Round Lake & Barrington areas. Also is MABAS Division 4 HQ Dispatch.

Barrington

  • Website
  • Police - Tac with Cook County Law - 470.7375R 97.4 PL

FoxComm Central Dispatch

Fox Lake

  • Police dispatched on Antioch 470.5875 97.4 PL by FOXCOM (w/ Grayslake); also use 460.025 127.3 PL.
  • Fire dispatch on 154.4 127.3 PL Quad-2; also 153.89 127.3 PL Quad-3, 154.37 127.3 PL Quad-2A F-3 FG/Admin

Grayslake Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Dispatched by FoxComm on 154.4 127.3 PL; Unit #'s begin with 27xx

CenCom (Round Lake Beach)

  • Joint dispatch center that handles Police & Fire communications in Round Lake & Barrington areas. Also is MABAS Division 4 HQ Dispatch.

Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District

  • Website
  • Serves 47,000 in: Hainesville, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Grayslake and unicorporated Lake Co.
  • WQNX481 11K remote links at: 458.8125 (Antioch), 458.4875 (Antioch), 458.4375 (Lindenhurst), 458.5375 (Wauconda), 458.0875 (RL Beach), 458.1375 (RL Beach). associated call signs of WPEV790 and KSG520
  • WPEV790 add 453.5375 FXO (Fox Lake), 458.1625 FXO (Antioch), 453.5875 FXO (Grayslake) - Remote Links (11K)
  • Reported use of 155.88 127.3 PL and 153.89 127.3 (Aid with Wauconda)

Hainesville

  • Police shared department with Round Lake park; Fire by Grayslake FPD; Dispatched by CENCOM

Round Lake

NIPSCOM

  • Northern Illinois Public Safety Communications is an association of PDs in the Waukegan area. They own each infrastracture, but each town provides its own dispatch services.

North Chicago

  • Website
  • WQOX637 - 154.47125 Fixed (6K Digital Meter Reading Data)

Waukegan

  • Public Works uses Motorola MaxTracs radios on 155.940 (127.3).

Winthrop Harbor

Zion

  • Website
  • WQNQ255, 456.05 7500-Fixed unit for 1wt Water Data (11K); WQOW560 173.2375 Fixed (6K Water Data)

RED Center

  • Regional Emergency Dispatch Center
  • WPUR736 also in Cook Co for 153.215R Northbrook, 154.16 Evanston, 159.66R Winnetka

Municipalities and District

Beach Park

  • Police patrol by Sheriff's Department; Fire on 154.325 127.3 PL
  • WQNK229 - F 173.3625 6K Digital - Meter Reading

Buffalo Grove (NWCD)

  • Police, Fire & Local Government - See Northwest Central Dispatch
  • 151.5425R (159.495 in) RM BufGrov EMA EMA: Operations [0003863709 Dismissed]

Chicago Regional Search & Rescue LTD (Mundelein)

Countryside Fire Protection District

  • Station 1 in Mundelein & Station 2 in Vernon Hills.
  • Serves most of Vernon Hills, portions of Long Grove, Indian Creek & unincorporated Lake Co. Dispatched on 154.430 as District 41.

Countryside Fire Protection District (Mundelein/Vernon Hills)

  • Serves Vernon Hills and parts of unicorporated Mundelein

Deer Park

Served by Kildeer Police (7400s) and Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue

Deerfield

  • Police dispatched by Highland Park on 155.73 127.3 PL
  • Deerfield-Bonnockburn FPD dispatched on 159.66 D031

Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District

Fox Lake (Village)

  • WQPC314 956.30625 Meter Dat (at Ingleside)

Grayslake

  • WQNJ517 173.2875 Water Data (1/12 add 157.68 Mobiles 6K Data)
  • 956.39375 WQLD220 Microwave Multiple Address System/Data

Grayslake Fire Protection District

  • See FoxComm

Gurnee

Gurnee Police Department

  • Website
  • now using APCO-25 Digital. Radio Techs heard experimenting on 9/6/06 at around 2050. Not sure when a final move to astro will be, but people in the Gurnee area should be ready for a possibly un-announced switch-over to astro. For the time being, analog is still being used, with some astro comm's heard mixed in.

Gurnee Fire Department

  • 9/10 - currently on Lake County Fire Quad I (154.3250 (127.3) (158.7975 input)), reportedly going to their own frequency. More details as we get them. (From CARMA)
  • New Repeater 151.325 R 159.435 input WPWW203 (corrected 12/11/10)

Hawthorn Woods

Highland Park

Island Lake

Nov 2011 - Island Lake PD reportedly using digital mode on the Lake County EDACS TRS and cannot be decoded with a scanner.

Johnsburg (Village)

  • WQPL435 956.29375 SENSUS Water Data

Kildeer

Knollwood

Lake Bluff

Lake Forest

  • Website
  • Uses 154.265 CSQ as Landing Zone (LZ) for helicopter EMS

Lake Zurich

Lakemoor

Libertyville

  • 4/12 - Moving dispatching to Vernon Hills News Article
  • Fire: Serves Green Oaks

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District

Long Grove

Long Grove Fire Protection District

  • Identifier Station 55 units (near Cook County)

Mundelein

Mundelein Fire/EMS (ALS)

  • Website
  • Fire on 154.43 with Lake Forest, Knollwood, Libertyville and Vernon Hills. Police dispatch is 470.8625
  • WQPA760 451.375 Mobiles for SCADA Water Data

Newport Township Fire Protection District (Wadsworth/Russell)

  • Serves Wadsworth, Russell, Old Mill Creek, Unincorp Zion, and part of Beach Park
  • Website

Riverwoods

  • WQMH674 451.3125 F Water Data
  • WQMH679 452.7625 F Water Data

Tower Lakes

Vernon Hills

Wadsworth

Wauconda

  • Wauconda Fire Website
  • WQOW557 154.47875 6K Data Fixed for Automatic Meter Reading
  • Wauconda signed an agreement May 3 w/ Tower Lakes to provide SC21 dispatch services.
  • 12/1/2011 - Lakemoor Police dispatch is now handled by Wauconda Police.
  • Unit ID's are as follows, 8100-Wauconda Police, 8400-Tower Lakes Police, 8500-Lakemoor Police units.

Winthrop Harbor

Bus Companies

Durham School Services

  • WQBJ560 - 160.125 Base/Mobile (11K at Grayslake)
  • WPVY996 - 159.765 Base/Mobile (11K at Grayslake)
  • WPRL258 - 152.8775, 158.3925 Mobile (11K at Beach Park)

Cook Illinois Corporation

First Student

It appears that some operations are actualy in Cook County, due to the height of the repeater antennas and coverage that they serve. Different repeaters appear to be used for different areas. 462.200 heard buses calling "Base 8". Radios are Motorolas using MDC ID's, with apparent integration towards Kenwood equiptment. (Heard some FleetSync)

Jones Schools Buses (Grayslake)

Based at Rt. 83 & 137 in Grayslake

Schools

Special Education District of Lake County (Gages Lake)

Antioch Schools / School District #34

Community High School District 117 (Antioch)

  • WQOF434 - Mobile/pagers on 467.2125 for Building & Grounds

Bannockburn Schools

Buffalo Grove Schools

Twin Groves Middle School

  • WQQB775 - Maintenance/Security - Mobiles on 451.5875, 452.6625, 456.2875, 457.8125, 462.4875 (11K)

Community School District 95 (Lake Zurich)

  • WQNP951 - Mobiles on 461.3875, 466.3875, 461.6625, 466.6625, 462.0125, 467.0125, 463.6625, 468.6625 11K
  • WQNP951 - add 463.8625 Repeater (11K, 7K) (Lake Zurich High School)
  • WPII358 - add mobiles on 467.2125, 466.9625, 466.025, 466.05, 466.075 (11K)

Illinois Central School Bus (Lake Zurich)

  • WQMG699, adding 464.0375 Repeater (11K)

Community School District 187 (N Chicago

  • WQSU282 - 99-5wt portables on 451.7625, 452.0875, 452.6625, 456.7675 (FNM)

Deerfield Schools

Fox Lake Schools

Freemont School District #79 (Mundelein)

Grayslake Community Unit School District #127

Gurnee School District #56

Bus operations that were formerly on 155.205 (110.9) are now on Warren Twp High School's MotoTRBO repeater 464.675

Hawthorn CCSD #73

  • 3/14 Application 0006194485 for 456.45, 456.9375, 466.65, 466.7875, 468.6275 for 100-4wt (NFM at Vernon Hills)

Lake Villa Schools

Libertyville School District 128

Lincolnshire - Prairie View School District 103

Long Grove Schools

Woodlawn Middle School / Country Meadows Elementary School

  • Website
  • WQPL421 - Mobiles on 151.955, 152.87, 158.34, 158.385, 151.6475

Milburn Community Consolidated School District 24 (Wadsworth)

Mundelein Schools

Mundelein School District 75

  • WQNF706 466.025, 466.05, 466.075, 466.1, 466.125 mobiles 11K Security / Engineering / Support

Mundelein High School

  • WQNW215 - Mobiles/Pagers - 11K voice/data

Round Lake Area School District 116

Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire)

Township High School District 113 (HPHS)

Highland Park? High School

Warren Township High School District 121

Aug 2008: WTHS has upgraded to the MotoTRBO (TDMA digital) system, frequencies are the same but emissions have changed. This system can NO LONGER be monitored by any current scanner.

Old Tones/Information:

464.67500  469.67500  WPLD897  RM  051 DPL  WTHS BusesF1  Buses; Repeater [F-1]  FM  
464.67500     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS BusesF1  Buses, Simplex [F-2]  FM  Schools  
466.06250     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS S/E/M 3  Security after 4pm / Special Events / Maintenance (portables) [F-3]  FM  
466.68750     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS 4666875  no current use (open frequency) (portables) [F-4]  
461.80000  466.80000  WPLD897  RM  051 DPL  WTHS OP SDNR  O'Plaine Campus - Security/Deans/Nurse/Receptionist [F-5]  
461.80000     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS OP SDNR  O'Plaine Campus - Security/Deans/Nurse/Receptionist (simplex) [F-6]  
462.17500  467.17500  WPLD897  RM  051 DPL  WTHS AC M/S  Almond Campus - Maintenance/Security after 4pm (portables) [F-7]  
462.17500     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS AC M/S  Almond Campus - Maintenance/Security after 4pm (portables) [F-8]  FM  
463.40000  468.40000  WPLD897  RM  051 DPL  WTHS SADNR  Deans/Admin/Nurse/Receptionist/Daytime Security [F-9]  FM  
463.40000     WPLD897  M  051 DPL  WTHS SADNR  Deans/Admin/Nurse/Receptionist/Daytime Security (simplex) [F-10]  FM  
  • The bus simplex is used when the buses go out of area, such as field trips. The F1 & F5 repeaters are at the O'Plaine campus. The F-7 & F9 are at the Almond campus. C= Campus Usage. Key: A= Almond Campus Usage O= O'plaine Campus Usage. B= Both campus
  • Usage UPDATE -- Summer 2007 - Some repeaters are to be moved and housed on the Gurnee Police Radio Communications Tower.
  • Radios Used: Kenwood TK-3160 and TK-3101, Motorola P1225 and Visar. Mobile Radios Used: Motorola Radius CM300, Motorola Maxtrac and GM300, Motorola Radius M1225 Repeaters are GR300 (F5), GR1225 (F7/F9) and Radius R100 (F1).

    Wauconda School District 118

    Waukegan Public School District 60

    • WPYL979 High School GPS Based Clock System
    • WQKM551 add Washington Campus - 461.825 Repeater (11K)

    Woodland School District 50

    • WQQJ239 - 464.4375 Repeater, Mobiles on 462.2875, 467.2875, 462.3375, 467.3375, 467.2375 (TRBO/NFM at Woodlawn Middle School)

    Zion Schools

    Zion Elementary School District #16

    Zion-Benton Township High School

    • WPSY645 also Mobiles 457.8375, 457.8625, 456.7375, 456.5625, 457.8125, 457.6675 (same location as Repeaters)
    • WPWC493 High School (Zion) 464.325 Repeater (Canceled 9/12)

    Colleges

    College of American Pathologists (Northfield)

    College of Lake County (Grayslake)

    • Police Website
    • 6/11 FCC Modification adding 453.1 Repeater, 458.2875, 458.725 mobiles 11K/7K to KXH677
    • KXH677 - 1/13 add 453.3625 Repeater (NFM)

    Lake County Area Vocational System

    Lake Forest College

    • WQAV847 - 462.15 Repeater (NFM)

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciens (N Chicago)

    • KNFQ349 - 451.675, 464.975 Repeaters (NFM/TRBO)

    Trinity International University (Deerfield)

    University of Chicago

    Codes, Unit Lists, Pager Tones

    Fire Unit IDs

    • 1 - Quad 1
    • 12 - Dept. 2 (Beach Park)
    • 1200 - Chief of Department
  • 1200 would be the Bonnie Brook Chief. In Lake County, FD radio identifiers are generally based on the following numbers:
    • 00-09 = Chief, then officers in descending rank
    • 10-19 = Primary Engines
    • 20-29 = Secondary Engines
    • 30-39 = Aerial Devices
    • 40-49 = Ambulances
    • 50-59 = Squads (heavy rescues)
    • 60-69 = Tankers
    • 70-79 = Brush Trucks
    • 80-89 = Inspectors
    • 90-99 = Pool Vehicles ("Buggies" ie Chief's cars, and pickup trucks, inspector's vans, etc.)
    In Quad 1, the departments are: (followed by MABAS ID's)
    • 1 = Abbott Labs Fire Brigade (ABBT) - Sep. Freq.- not true MABAS members due to being private company, used for hazmat techs and foam.
    • 2 = Beach Park (formerly Bonnie Brook) (BBFD or BPFD)
    • 3 = Gurnee (GFD)
    • 4 = Newport (NWPT)
    • 5 = North Chicago (NCHI)
    • 6 = Waukegan (WAUK)- Sep. Freq.
    • 7 = Winthrop Harbor (WHFD)
    • 8 = Zion (ZION)
    • 9 = Great Lakes F.D. (NTCN) - Sep. Freq.
    (Great Lakes used to use GLFD, but after they were mistakenly dispatched instead of a tanker from Grayslake (GFPD) to a fire on Christmas in Vernon Hills back in 1993, the county chiefs changed the ID's. Now Grayslake is GRLK)
    Quad 4
    • 2 = Lake Forest (LKFR)
    • 3 = Countryside (CTYD)
    • 4 = Knollwood (KNWD)
    • 5 = Lake Bluff (LKBL)
    • 6 = Libertyville (LBVL)
    • 7 = Deerfield (and Bannockburn)(DEER) - Sep. Freq.
    • 8 = Mundelein (MUND)
    • 9 = Lincolshire-Riverwoods (LRFD)(formerely Vernon FPD - VERN)- Sep. Freq.
    • Fox Lake 22xx
    • Round Lake 26xx
    • Lake Villa 24xx
    • Antioch 21xx

    Unit Designators and Codes

    IDs The second digit identifies the Shift assignment:

    • 5000s Administrative Units
    • 5100s Midnight Shift Patrol
    • 5200s Day Shift Patrol
    • 5300s Afternoon Shift Patrol
    • 5400s Forest Preserve Units
    • 5500s Investigations
    • 5600s Specialty Units (EMA Reserve Deputies)
      • 5605 Assigned to RACES/ARES (not used on EDACS TRS)
      • 5691, 5693 possibly transport vans
    • 5700s Special Details, Court personnel etc.
    • 5800s Special Details, Court personnel etc.
    • 5900s Coroner, Crime Prevention, Warrants, Marine Patrol

    For 5100 thru 5300 units the third digit identifies the Patrol District:

    • 5x1x Northeast 5x5x Central
    • 5x2x Southeast 5x61-3 Long Grove contract cars
    • 5x3x Southwest 5x71-3 Lake Barrington, N Barrington contract cars
    • 5x4x Northwest 5x75-7 Beach Park contract cars
    • 8100?s Wauconda PD 8300?s Port Barrington PD
    • 8200?s Island Lake PD 8400?s Tower Lake PD

    EDACS System - Radio ID's

    • 00101-00105 Dispatch Consoles
    • 00159 Patch (ISPERN)
    • 12300-12330 Sheriff
    • 12346-12446 PW
    • 12448-12596 Transportation
    • 12601-12623 Health Department
    • 12626-12666 Permits
    • 12677-12704 Animal Control
    • 12713-12727 Coroner
    • 12734-12920 Forest Preserve District
    • 12960-12999 Building Maint? (345, 346)
    • 13000-13360 Sheriff
    • 13361-13384 Specialty units
    • 13385-13659 Sheriff (Jail)
    • 13660-13870 Sheriff
    • 13873-12879 Park City PD
    • 14050-14077 Island Lake area units

    ´╗┐Lake County Sheriff?s Office 11 Codes

    • 11-00 Unruly Prisoner, Send Help 11-34 Trouble at Station
    • 11-01 Bringing in Prisoner 11-39 Alarm
    • 11-03 11-40 servicing Squad
    • 11-05 11-44 Open Garage Door
    • 11-06 11-58 Youths gathering
    • 11-08 11-69 Missing person info
    • 11-11 Prisoner, Visitor, official Present 11-78 Report Number
    • 11-16 Pick up ____ at _____ 11-93 Burglary Report
    • 11-27 Registration on tag 11-98 Suicide investigation
    • 11-31 Chasing Car 11-99 Abandoned vehicle
    • 11-32 Switch to channel ___
    • ?County 1? is the Babcox Center (Jail and HQ) ?County 2? is the Libertyville Substation

    Municipal Police

    • 1xx Libertyville
    • 6xx Lincolnshire
    • 61xx Antioch
    • 62xx Lake Villa
    • 67xx Fox Lake
    • 7xx Riverwoods
    • 9xx Grayslake
    • 9xx Vernon Hills
    • 2xxx Mundelein

    Fire/EMS Pager Tones

    Lake Zurich Fire Tone Out/Pager Code 155.835 - Tone 1 (582.1) Tone 2 (881.0)

    Businesses

    • JBC Funds PN 464.5750 RMF WQKN275 JBC Funds Parkway North: Sec/Eng/Ops (Deerfield)

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