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Ottawa County (MI)


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Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority

Ottawa County Fire

Numbering Scheme

The first two digits of the numbering plan are the department number. The third digit is the type of apparatus, and the fourth digit is usually the station that the unit is assigned to, though this may not be true for all departments or those with multiple apparatus of one type at each station.

Department Numbers and Radio Channel:

01      Allendale Fire Dept                             North
03      Conklin Fire Dept (Chester Twp)                 North
04      Coopersville Fire Dept (Polkton Twp)            North
05      Crockery Twp Fire Dept                          North
07      Ferrysburg Fire Dept                            North
09      Grand Haven City Fire (DPS)                     North
10      Grand Haven Twp Fire                            North
17      Spring Lake Twp                                 North
18      Marne Fire Dept (Wright/Tallmadge Twps)         North
20      Robinson Twp Fire                               North

02      Olive Twp Fire Rescue                           South
06      Zeeland Twp Fire and Rescue                     South
08      Georgetown Twp Fire                             South
11      Holland City Fire Dept                          South
12      Holland Twp Fire Dept                           South
13      Hudsonville Fire and Rescue                     South
14      Jamestown Twp Fire                              South
15      Park Twp Fire                                   South
16      Port Sheldon Twp                                South
19      Zeeland City Fire and Rescue                    South
21      Blendon Twp Fire                                South

25      HAZMAT                                          Countywide
26      Technical Rescue                                Countywide

The 3rd digit is the type of apparatus:

0    Firefighter
1    Pumpers under 750 gpm
2    Pumpers over 750 gpm
3    Special (Air Trucks, Water Rescue)
4    Aerial devices, platforms
5    Special (Emergency Services)
6    Tankers
7    Rescue
8    Brush trucks, watercraft
9    Command officers

The fourth number is supposed to be station number or in the case of Command Officers, the lowest number being the chief, and highest being lowest ranking senior officer.

Examples:
1290	12 = Holland Twp    9 = commmand     0 = Chief
1222	12 = Holland Twp    2 = pumper       2 = Station 2 

Codes and Phrases

All fire departments in Ottawa County are instructed to use standard language instead of codes to limit confusion. However there are a hand full of codes that are used to speed communication

Call Response
Priority 1      Life Threatening - Lights/Siren used
Priority 2      Potential Life Threating - Lights/Siren used
Priority 3      Non-Emergency - No Lights/Siren
Early Shutdown  Deactivate lights/siren prior to arrival

Size Up
Side A-Z   Side A is the street address side of the structure,
           the B-Z sides are then assigned clock-wise from side A.

The following abbreviations are also used:

AMA        Against Medical Advice
CHF        Congestive Heart Failure
Class 1    Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest
COPD       Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CVA        Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
DNR        Do Not Resuscitate (also refers to Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
LOC        Level of Consciousness (Decrease)
LZ         Landing Zone (for AeroMed helicopters)
PI         Personal Injury Accident
PI Pin-in  Personal Injury Accident with occupants trapped
RIT        Rapid Intervention Team

Tone-Outs

Dept. #	Station Name	        Loc.	Freq.	Tone A	Tone B
02	Olive Twp Fire Rescue	South	154.25	384.8	1125.1
06	Zeeland Twp Fire Dept	South	154.25	617.4	489.8
08	Georgetown Twp Fire	South	154.25	426.6	384.6
11	Holland City Fire Dept	South	154.25	489.8	441.6
12	Holland Twp Fire Dept	South	154.25	543.3	441.6
13	Hudsonville Fire	South	154.25	554.2	1125.1
13      Hudsonville Rescue      South   154.25  426.6   1125.1
14	Jamestown Twp Fire	South	154.25	688.7	1125.0
15	Park Twp Fire	        South	154.25	398.1	489.8
16	Port Sheldon Twp	South	154.25	441.6	602.6
19	Zeeland Fire Dept	South	154.25	602.6	543.4
21	Blendon Twp Fire	South	154.25	903.2	1122.5
22	Zeeland Rescue	        South	154.25	602.6	543.3
					
01	Allendale Fire Dep	North	154.16	794.3	1122.5
03	Chester twp Fire Dept	North	154.16	976.2	1122.6
04	Coopersville Fire Dept	North	154.16	349.0	1122.5
05	Crockery Twp Fire Dept	North	154.16	339.6	1122.5
07	Ferrysburg Fire Dept	North	154.16	  ?       ?
09	Grand Haven City Fire	North	154.16	600.9	1285.8
10	Grand Haven Twp Fire	North	154.16	2401	1122.5
17	Spring Lake Twp	        North	154.16	358.6	1122.5
18	Marne Fire Dept	        North	154.16	524.6	1122.5
20	Robinson twp Fire	North	154.16	1034.7  1122.5
        North Ottawa Ambulance  North   154.16  592.8   1122.5
					
25	HAZMAT	Countywide      Cntywd          ?	?
26	Technical Rescue	Cntywd		707.3	
        All-Call or Dive Team?                1122.5 Long Tone

        Life Ambulance          North   154.16  507     1122.5

Ottawa County Law Enforcement

Police 1, City Dispatch (154.7250):

Police 1 is the primary channel for Holland PD, Zeeland PD, Spring Lake/Ferrysburg PD, and Grand Haven DPS.

Holland DPS

Holland city units are generally a phonetic letter followed two numbers (like Charlie 21, or Union 32). Adam, Baker and Charlie units are assigned to a specific Teams (zone areas) of the city.

The Holland city unit types heard are:

Adam     Team A
Baker    Team B
Charlie  Team C
David    Detectives
Frank
K9
Lincoln  Code Enforcement / Animal Control, School Liaison Officer?
Motor    Motorcycle (Warm Season Only)
Robert   Reserve units
Tom      Traffic units
Union    Evidence Technician
Victor   less common, special reserve unit?
Zebra    Supervisor

The following are maps of the zones covered by Adam, Baker and Charlie units:
Zone A:
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Zone B:
Baker.png
Zone C:
Charlie.png

Grand Haven DPS

All Grand Haven units are a four digit number beginning with with 66, with the last two digits corresponding to a one of the four quadrants in the city.

Grandhaven.jpg

Spring Lake/Ferrysburg PD

All Spring Lake/Ferrysburg units are a four digit number beginning with 47.

Car#   Assigned to:
4701    Chief     
4720    Detective
4721    Spring Lake Patrol
4722    Ferrysburg Patrol
4723    Spare Patrol Vehicle

Other department units heard on Police 1:

48xx    Zeeland City PD

*64xx    Michigan State Police - Grand Haven Post (heard rarely)
*68xx    Michigan State Police - Ionia Post (heard rarely)
*69xx    Michigan State Police - Wayland Post (heard rarely)

* Effective October 1, 2011, the MSP is renumbering their 
  districts/posts which will undoubtedly affect unit number assignments.
  Ottawa County and neighboring counties are still in District 6, 
  however posts and detachment identifiers may now differ.

Police 2, County Dispatch (154.7850)

Police 2 is the primary channel used for the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

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Ottawa County Sheriff units:

71xx    Supervisors
72xx    Detectives
73xx    Southwest County Lower Quadrant
74xx    Southeast County Lower Quadrant
75xx    Northeast County Upper Quadrant
76xx    Northwest County Upper Quadrant
78xx    Unknown, possibly District/Circuit court officers
79xx    Reserves (Possibly including code enforcement/animal control)
7xK9    K9 units
64x     Traffic Units? (heard countywide)

Sheriff Paramedic E-Units:

E-3x    Holland Twp and northern Park Twp
E-4x    Georgetown Twp

Other Units:

96xx     Grand Valley State University Police

*64xx    Michigan State Police - Grand Haven Post (heard rarely)
*68xx    Michigan State Police - Ionia Post (heard rarely)
*69xx    Michigan State Police - Wayland Post (heard rarely)

* Effective October 1, 2011, the MSP is renumbering their 
  districts/posts which will undoubtedly affect unit number assignments.
  Ottawa County and neighboring counties are still in District 6, 
  however posts and detachment identifiers may now differ.

The county boats are referred to as "County Boat (70, 71, 72, 73, and 74 [additional boat numbers sometimes heard])". While they can be transported elsewhere when needed, boats 70, 71, and 72 usually cover Grand Haven/Spring Lake, and 73 & 74 usually cover Lake Macatawa in Holland.

Codes and Phrases

All police departments in Ottawa County use a variation of the APCO Ten-Codes for communicating. The most frequently used are:

10-4  	Acknowledgement (OK)
10-6  	Busy -- stand by unless urgent
10-8  	In service
10-9  	Repeat
10-20 	Location
10-22 	Disregard
10-23 	Arrived at scene
10-24 	Leaving scene
10-27 	Drivers license information
10-28 	Vehicle registration information
10-29 	Check for wanted
10-35 	Incident number
10-38 	Stopping suspicious vehicle
10-41 	Beginning shift
10-42 	Ending shift
10-79 	Notify coroner
10-89 	Bomb threat
10-95 	Emergency status check
10-96 	Mental subject
10-99 	Wanted/stolen indicated

A variation of the APCO Phonetic Alphabet is also used:

A 	Adam
B 	Boy (Baker is only used when referring to Holland PD units)
C 	Charles
D 	David
E 	Edward
F 	Frank
G 	George
H 	Henry
I 	Ida
J 	John
K 	King
L 	Lincoln
M 	Mary
N 	Nora
O 	Ocean
P 	Paul
Q 	Queen
R 	Robert
S 	Sam
T 	Tom
U 	Union
V 	Victor
W 	William
X 	X-ray
Y 	Yellow
Z 	Zebra

In addition, MICR (Michigan Incident Crime Reporting) arrest codes are also occasionally heard that are used to assign to incidents. These are not unique to Ottawa County and are used by all Michigan police agencies. They are usually pronounced as hundreds (ex: 3500-1 is said as "thirty-five hundred", 5400-2 is "fifty-four-oh-two" or "fifty-four-hundred-two", etc..). An exhaustive list can be found here but the most commonly heard codes are listed below:

1300-1        Non-aggravated Assault
1300-2        Aggravated/Felonious Assault
3500          Narcotics
4100-0        Liquor Violations - Other
4800-0        Obstructing Police
5000-0        Obstruction of Justice
5200-1        Weapons (Concealed)
5300-1        Disorderly Conduct
5400          Traffic Offense
5400-1        Hit & Run M/V Accident
5400-2        OUI of Liquor/Drugs

The following abbreviations are also used over the air:

AGP    Assist (to) General Public
B&E    Breaking and Entering
BLP    Grand Haven Board of Light and Power
BOL    Be On (the) Lookout
BPW    Holland/Zeeland Board of Public Works
CCW    Carrying Concealed Weapon (Permit)
CPS    Child Protective Services
CSC    Criminal Sexual Conduct
DOT    Direction of Travel
DWI    Driving While Intoxicated (Same as OWI, OUIL)
DWLS   Driving While License Suspended
ETA    Estimated Time of Arrival
FOC    Friend of (the) Court
GDL    Graduated Drivers License
GHDPS  Grand Haven Department of Public Safety
HCH    Holland Community Hospital
HDPS   Holland Department of Public Safety (Headquarters/Jail on 8th St.)
HPD    Holland Police Department (obsoleted for HDPS)
LEIN   Law Enforcement Information Network
LMD    Lake Michigan Drive
LOC    Level of Consciousness
MDOP   Malicious Destruction of Property
MCT    Mobile Computer Terminal
MIP    Minor in Possession (Alcohol)
NOCH   North Ottawa Community Hospital 
NRT    No Report Taken
OBR    Ottawa Beach Road
OCJ    Ottawa County Jail
ONF    Report On File
OUIL   Operating Under Influence of Liquor (Same as OWI, DWI)
OWI    Operating While Intoxicated (Same as DWI, OUIL)
PBT    Preliminary Breath Test (Alcohol)
PDA    Property Damage Accident
PI     Personal Injury Accident
PO     Probation Officer
PPO    Personal Protection Order
R&O    Resisting and Obstructing
RPT    Report Taken
SOR    Sex Offender Registry
SOS    Secretary of State (License Information)
TCO    Taken Care Of
TOT    Turned Over To
TX     Telephone
UDAA   Unauthorized Driving Away (an) Automobile
UTL    Unable To Locate

Municipalities and Districts

Georgetown Township (Jennison/Hunsonville)

Holland

  • Public Works - WPRB586 - Mobiles on 466.875 (NFM)

Schools

West Ottawa Public Schools (Holland)

  • Website
  • WQQC605 - 451.8625, 451.3 Repeaters (NFM)
  • 7/12 FCC Application for Mobiles on 457.1625, 467.3875, 467.2875, 463.6375 (11K Voice/Data)

Businesses

Fast Food

  • 457.5125 M 71.9 PL Burger King - Drive Thru (US31 by Wal-Mart)

Miscellaneous

468.31250      WQBJ976  M  SnstManor 1  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
452.13750      WQBJ976  M  SnstManor 2  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
457.13750      WQBJ976  M  SnstManor 3  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.31250      WQBJ976  M  SnstManor 4  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.28750      WQBJ976  RM  SnstManor 5  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.96250      WQBJ976  RM  SnstManor 6  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
461.76250      WQKX483  RM  SnstManor 7  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.28750      WQKX483  RM  SnstManor 8  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.33750      WQKX483  M  SnstManor 9  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
463.88750      WQKX483  M  SnstManor 10  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
464.32500      WQKX483  M  SnstManor 11  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
464.73750      WQKX483  M  SnstManor 12  Sunset Manor Retirement Complex  FMN  
47.62000      WNJB666  BM  WMich VetSvc  West Michigan Veterinary Service: Operations

Attraction and Recreation

Wuskowhan Players Club / Golf Course (West Olive)

  • 9/12 FCC App 0005465133 for 461.5125, 466.5125 20-2wt 11K Voice/Data


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