Miami County (OH)
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As of June 1, 2010, Fletcher-Brown Twp EMS has been disbanded. This does not affect Fletcher Fire Department. JSP Fire District from Champaign County is now covering the Brown Twp area for EMS only. At this time, Miami Co 911 will still dispatch Fletcher EMS, but JSP will run the call. JSP has a couple of Miami Co EDACS radios for communications with Miami Co 911.
Due to poor coverage of the Miami Co 911 fire paging transmitter (on 154.19), Miami Co may have to dispatch JSP using the JSP repeater (154.235). That will be changed if needed.
The rest of Fletcher-Brown Twp EMS area has been split as follows:
Lost Creek Twp coverage is split between Christiansburg and Troy Fire (both already had a portion anyways)
Orange Twp (Shelby Co) will be covered by Sidney Fire
Green Twp will be covered by Perry Port Salem EMS (Port Jefferson)
Fletcher Village will be covered by JSP Fire District
Fletcher Fire will be using the 155.385 repeater for internal operations.
Unit Numbering (Police)
1-99 - County Sheriff
1XX - Bradford
2XX - Piqua
3XX - Tipp City
4XX - Troy
6XX - Covington
7XX - Fletcher
8XX - Laura (not in service)
9XX - not in use
10XX - Pleasant Hill (contracts with MCSO)
11XX - Potsdam
12XX - West Milton
Some departments also use the following format of beats:
- Piqua: 2N1 - The 2 represents Piqua, The N or S represent north or south, R reprents cover, and C represents the supervisor. The last digit is day or night shift specific. Number 1-4 are 6A-6P units. 5-9 are 6P-6A Units. Units not using this configuration are school, parking, or patrol investigators, who just use their unit number.
- Sheriff: 50N - Number is the unit number and the letter has the same designation as with Piqua. There is no shift designation.
- Tipp City: 3S21 The 3 represents Tipp City and letter designates the area being patrolled and the last part is the unit number.
- Troy 4S35 - 4 represents Troy. Troy only uses S or C. The S represents the sergeant and all other units are C which for them means cover. They do not work beats.
NOTE: Piqua is religous about their format, but other agencies are pretty loose. All have to use the plan for computer aided dispatch, but often don't use it on the radio. Tipp for instance will just call in as 321 even though they are logged in to CAD as 3S21.