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Douglas County (CO)

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Douglas County is located between the City of Denver and the City of Colorado Springs. Municipalities within Douglas County include parts of the City of Aurora, City of Castle Pines, Town of Castle Rock, Town of Larkspur, parts of the City of Littleton, City of Lone Tree, and Town of Parker.

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Public Safety

A vast majority of public safety communications located within Douglas County can be found on the APCO Project 25 State of Colorado Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS).

There are exceptions for areas on the northern and western edges of the county. These areas include Roxborough Park area of northwest Douglas County which is served by West Metro Fire operating on Metro Area Radio Cooperative (MARC), City of Aurora in northeast Douglas County which operates on Aurora P25, and the southwest portions of Douglas County which is served by North Fork Fire and Mountain Communities Fire on conventional VHF.

Normal users of DTRS may occasionally use VHF/800 MHz conventional frequencies, especially in the more rural and mountainous parts of western Douglas County where DTRS coverage is insufficient or not used as the primary means of communications.

DTRS Sites to Monitor

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Primary Sites

Douglas County North Simulcast (1-052)

Douglas County South Simulcast (1-014)

Alternate Sites

North

Smoky Hill (1-007)

Chevron Plaza Tower (1-064)

East

Franktown (1-010)

West

Riley Peak (1-002)

DTRS Talkgroups

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
507  1fb  Douglas HRLETF  Sheriff - Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility 
993  3e1  Douglas Sch Sec  School District Security 
994  3e2  Douglas Sch Emer  School District Emergency 
995  3e3  Douglas Sch Bus1  School District Bus 1 
996  3e4  Douglas Sch Bus2  School District Bus 2 
997  3e5  Douglas Sch Bus3  School District Bus 3 
998  3e6  Douglas Sch Bus4  School District Bus 4 Parker 
999  3e7  Douglas Sch Bus5  School District Bus 5 North 
1000  3e8  Douglas Sch Bus6  School District Bus 6 West 
1001  3e9  DouglasCo SAR Ad  SAR Admin 
1003  3eb  DouglasCo SAR Op  SAR Ops 
1005  3ed  DouglasCo MedCnt  County Medical Control 
1007  3ef  Douglas SO 1007  Sheriff (1007) 
1009  3f1  Douglas SO SIS  Special Investigations 
1011  3f3  Douglas SO 1011  Sheriff (1011) 
1013  3f5  DouglasCo DEC  County Emergency Communications  
1015  3f7  Douglas SO Adm  Sheriff Administration 
1017  3f9  Douglas Co Cornr  County Coroner 
1019  3fb  DouglasCo Buildn  Building Department 
1021  3fd  DouglasCo R&B  Road & Bridge 
1023  3ff  Douglas SO Trng2  Sheriff Training 2 
1025  401  DouglasCo R&B 1  Road & Bridge 1 
1027  403  DougalsCo R&B 2  Road & Bridge 2 
1029  405  DougalsCo R&B 3  Road & Bridge 3 
1031  407  Douglas SO Supv  Sheriff Supervisors 
1033  409  Douglas SO1  Sheriff 1 Dispatch 
1035  40b  Douglas SO2  Sheriff 2 
1037  40d  Douglas SO3  Sheriff 3 
1039  40f  Douglas SO4  Sheriff 4 
1041  411  DouglasCo Water  Water Department 
1043  413  DouglasCo MAC1  County Mutual Aid 1 
1045  415  DouglasCo MAC2  County Mutual Aid 2 
1051  41b  DouglasCo FD RIT  Fire RIT Emergency  
1053  41d  DouglasCo FD 1  Fire 1 Dispatch 
1055  41f  DouglasCo FD 2  Fire 2 Administrative 
1057  421  DouglasCo FD 3  Fire 3 OPS-3 
1059  423  DouglasCo FD 5  Fire 5 OPS-5 
1061  425  DouglasCo FD 7  Fire 7 OPS-7 
1063  427  DouglasCo FD 9  Fire 9 OPS-9  
1065  429  DouglasCo FD 11  Fire 11 OPS-11  
1067  42b  Douglas SO Inv  Sheriff Investigations 
1069  42d  Douglas SO Jail  Sheriff Jail 
1071  42f  Douglas SO JailT  Sheriff Jail Transport 
1073  431  Douglas SO SA1  Sheriff Special Assignment 1 
1075  433  Douglas SO SA2  Sheriff Special Assignment 2 
1077  435  Douglas SO SA3  Sheriff Special Assignment 3 
1079  437  Douglas SO SWAT  Sheriff SWAT 
1081  439  Douglas SO 1081  Sheriff (1081) 
1083  43b  Douglas SO SWATa  Sheriff SWAT Administration 
1085  43d  Douglas SO 1085  Sheriff (1085) 
1087  43f  Douglas SO 1087  Sheriff (1087) 
1089  441  Douglas SO Trng1  Sheriff Training 1 
1091  443  DouglasCo Wx  County Weather 
1093  445  Douglas SO DTF  Sheriff Drug Task Force 
1791  6ff  West Douglas FPD  West Douglas County Fire Protection District 
1853  73d  DouglasCo FD T1  Fire Training 1 
1855  73f  DouglasCo FD SA2  Fire Special Assignment (1855) 
1861  745  DouglasCo FD 13  Fire 13 OPS-13 
1863  747  DouglasCo Med 9  County Medical Control 9 
1865  749  Douglas Sch Admn  School Admin 
1867  74b  DouglasCo FD T2  Fire Training 2 

Other Systems & Frequencies

Douglas County Agencies on Conventional

Aurora on Aurora P25

North Fork Fire on VHF Conventional

South Metro Fire on 800 MHz Conventional

West Metro Fire on MARC

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement for Douglas County is provided by the Colorado State Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Castle Rock Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, and Parker Police Department. Most agencies can be found operating entirely within the county on their own respective channels, with the exception of Lone Tree which is dispatched by Parker.

Colorado State Patrol

Colorado State Patrol Troop 1C covers Douglas County. Note that this talkgroup is often patched and may require additional programming to properly monitor. Refer to Colorado State Patrol (CO) for important monitoring information.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Douglas County is dispatched by their own in-house communications center on TG 1033, which is shared with Elbert County law enforcement.

Patrol units are typically identified with three digits followed by a letter in the following format:

  • SBBU
    • S (Number): Shift
      • 1: Day
      • 2: Swing
      • 3: Graves
    • BB (Number): Beat
      • 00: Supervisor
      • 01: West Highlands Ranch
      • 02: Central Highlands Ranch
      • 03: East Highlands Ranch, Acres Green
      • 04: Grand View Estates, Meridian, Stonegate
      • 05: Roxborough Park, Louviers
      • 06: Castle Pines
      • 07: Northeast Douglas County
      • 08: Southwest Douglas County
      • 09: Sedalia, West of Castle Rock
      • 10: Franktown
      • 11: Southeast Douglas County, Larkspur, Perry Park
    • U (Letter): Unit
      • A: First unit of that beat
      • B, C, etc.: Additional unit of that beat

The first digit of a unit's number represents the shift. This is followed by two additional numbers that represents the beat which the unit is assigned to, which can be found here (PDF). Beats range from 01 to 11. Supervisors are assigned 00. All patrol units are also assigned an additional letter that designate which car they inside the beat, starting with the letter A. Some examples are 203A (203 Adam) which is a swing unit in the 03 beat and is the first car of the beat or 300B (300 Boy) which is a graves supervisor and is the second supervisor of that shift.

Others identifiers:

  • 28#-29#: Animal Control
  • 500: Community Service Volunteer
  • 600: Traffic
    • Mary (Suffix): Motorcycle
  • 800: School Resource Officer
  • Car: Admin (Lower number means higher rank)
  • Ida: Investigations
  • King: K9
  • Lincoln: Lieutenant
  • Paul: Off Duty Deputy
  • Sam: Off Duty Sergeant
  • SMP: School Marshall Program

Codes

  • A(dam): Dead Body
  • BR stands for "Bulletin Report". The term bulletin comes from the old days when things were typed on a typewriter and then put on a clip board for interested persons to view, whether it be private citizens, the press or whoever. The codes are a quick way of giving the dispatcher the final disposition of the call so it can be closed with a disposition in the report.
    • 1: Gone on arrival
    • 2: No criminal activity
    • 3: False alarm
    • 4: No response (used by a supervisor only, they do not have, or do not want to commit a resource)
    • 5: Handled by other agency (Fire Department, State Patrol, Police Department, etc.)
    • 6: Field Interview card made on subject(s)
    • 7: Citation or ticket issued
    • 8: Not used
    • 9: Warning given

Note: DCSO has generally phased out code usage, but certain units may be found to occasionally refer to codes used by CRPD as they were once commonly used in DCSO.

Castle Rock Police Department

Castle Rock is dispatched by their own communications division on TG 2201.

Patrol units are identified using a three digit identifier in the following format:

  • SDU
    • S (Number): Shift
      • 1: Day
      • 2: Swing
      • 3: Graves
    • D (Number): District
      • 1: Northwest
      • 2: Northeast
      • 3: Southwest
      • 4: Southeast
      • 5+: Unassigned/Roving
    • U (Number): Unit
      • Same as shift: First unit of that district
      • 4+: Additional unit of that district

The first digit of the identifier represents shift, the second is the district, and the third is unknown. Castle Rock is is split into 4 patrol districts that are divided into quarters. District 1 covers the Northwest with Wolfensberger Rd and I-25 as borders, District 2 covers Northeast with I-25 and Highway 86 as borders, District 3 is Southwest with Wolfensberger Rd and S Gilbert St as borders, and District 4 is Southeast with S Gilbert and Highway 86 as borders.

Others identifiers:

  • 1H2#: Animal Control
  • 30#: Admin
  • Adam: Special Operations
    • 10: Sergeant
    • 2#: School Resource Officer / School Marshall Officer
  • Charlie: Corporal
  • David: Investigations
    • 10: Sergeant
    • 2#: Detective
  • Edward: Explorer
  • King: K9
  • Paul: Off Duty Officer
  • Sam: Sergeant
  • Tom: Traffic
  • Victor: Community Service Volunteer
  • X-Ray: Extra Duty

Codes

  • 1: Emergency / Situational Radio Traffic Only
  • 2: Routine Response
  • 3: Emergency Response
  • 4: Officer / Situation is okay
  • 5: Traffic Contact
  • 6: Warrant
    • M(ary): Misdemeanor
    • F(rank): Felony
  • 7: Meal Break
  • 8: On Scene
  • 9: Mental Health Caution
  • 10: Officer Need Assistance

Parker Police Dispatch

Parker Police Department and Lone Tree Police Department are dispatched by Parker Police Department's communications section.

Parker Police Department

Parker is dispatched on TG 2103.

Parker patrol units are identified using a three digit identifier in the following format:

  • SDU
    • S (Number): Shift
      • 1: Day
      • 2: Swing
      • 3: Graves
    • D (Number): District
      • 0: Unassigned/Roving
      • 1: North
      • 2: Central
      • 3: South and East
    • U (Number): Unit
      • Odd Unit: Sunday - Wednesday
      • Even Unit: Wednesday - Saturday

The first digit of the identifier represents shift, the second is the district, and the third represents the unit in service and weekly shift. Parker is split into 3 patrol districts. District 1 is North with a southern boundary ending roughly at Lincoln Ave, District 2 is Central, and District 3 is South and East.

Others identifiers:

  • 500: Traffic
  • 600: Animal Services
  • 700: Unknown
  • King: K9
  • Command: Admin
  • Cruiser: Sergeant
  • Lincoln: Lieutenant
  • X-Ray: Investigations
Lone Tree Police Department

Lone Tree is most often dispatched on TG 2103. Dispatch for Lone Tree is can be moved to TG 1868 Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00 when dispatch staffing permits.

Lone Tree patrol units are identified using the following format:

  • DSUU
    • D (Number): District
      • 1: South
      • 2: North
    • S (Letter): Shift
      • Adam: Day
      • Boy: Swing
      • Charlie: Graves
    • UU (Number): Unique ID

The first digit indicates district, the letter indicates shift, and the last two digits are unique identifiers. Lone Tree's patrol districts appear to be divided by Maximus Dr and Park Meadows Dr.

Others identifiers:

  • Edward: Animal Control
  • Mike: Mall
  • Paul: Corporal
  • Robert: Traffic?
  • Sam: Sergeant
  • Staff: Admin
  • Tom: Traffic
  • Victor: Community Service Volunteer

Fire Department

Douglas County is protected by 10 different fire departments which include the Aurora Fire Department, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department, Franktown Fire Protection District, Jackson 105 Fire Protection District, Larkspur Fire Protection District, Mountain Communities Volunteer Fire Department, North Fork Volunteer Fire Department, South Metro Fire Rescue, West Douglas Fire Protection District, and West Metro Fire Rescue. A detailed map of these fire district boundaries can be found here (PDF).

Multiple dispatch centers provide fire dispatching services for fire departments located both within and outside of the county. The two primary centers that provide fire dispatching services in Douglas County are Douglas Regional 911 Communication’s Center and South Metro Fire Rescue's Metropolitan Area Communications Center (MetCom). Aurora Public Safety Communications Department, Jeffcom, and Teller County also provide fire dispatching services for certain departments close to the border of the county.

Douglas County Dispatch

Douglas Regional 911 Communication’s Center dispatches for Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department, Franktown Fire Protection District, Jackson 105 Fire Protection District, and Larkspur Fire Protection District on Dispatch 1 (TG 1053). Dispatch 1 is shared with Elbert County fire departments. Douglas County Dispatch has the ability to assign operations channels and conventional simplex fireground channel for use if requested.

MetCom

South Metro Fire Rescue's Metropolitan Area Communications Center (MetCom) dispatches for South Metro Fire Rescue and West Douglas Fire Protection District in Douglas County.

MetCom dispatches South Metro Fire Rescue on MetCom 1 (TG 1786) using an automated voice dispatching system. Units respond on MetCom 2 (TG 1792) for most incidents. A major incident is typically automatically assigned one of MetCom's operations channels. MetCom has the ability to assign several conventional simplex fireground channel for use if requested.

West Douglas Fire Protection District

West Douglas Fire Protection District is dispatched by MetCom on West Douglas' channel (TG 1791). This talkgroup is patched with the VHF West Douglas repeater (151.025 MHz). All responses within West Douglas' district typically stays on their channel. West Douglas often uses automatic aid from South Metro Fire Rescue, so dispatch for calls may sometimes be heard on MetCom 1.

Aurora Fire Rescue

Aurora Fire Rescue is dispatched by the Aurora Public Safety Communications Department on Aurora P25. Aurora Fire Rescue is in charge of fire protection for all areas within the boundaries of the City of Aurora. Aurora Fire Rescue requires a P25 Phase 2 capable scanner in order to monitor them. They are dispatched on Dispatch (Aurora TG 39101) and respond on any of their tactical talkgroups, most often Tac 2 (Aurora TG 39102) for routine calls.

Jeffcom

Jeffcom dispatches North Fork Volunteer Fire Department and West Metro Fire Rescue.

North Fork Volunteer Fire Department is dispatched on VHF conventional.

West Metro Fire Rescue is dispatched on Dispatch (MARC TG 37785), as well as using an automated voice dispatching system on Tac 6 (MARC TG 37790). Note that the automated voice dispatch is not always functional. Units respond on Tac 2 (MARC TG 37786) for most incidents. A major incident is typically assigned its own tactical channel.

Mountain Communities Fire Protection District

Mountain Communities Fire Protection District is dispatched by Teller County Dispatch on VHF conventional.

Unit Designators

Douglas County fire units use many numerical designators that can be used to help determine general location and departments responding to an incident.

Identifier Department Staffing
1-16 1 Aurora Fire Department Career
1-17 1 West Metro Fire Protection District Career
11-47 1 South Metro Fire Rescue Career
130 West Douglas Fire Protection District Volunteer
140 Jackson 105 Fire Protection District Volunteer
150 Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department Career
160 Larkspur Fire Protection District Combination
180 Franktown Fire Protection District Combination
400 Mountain Communities Fire Protection District Volunteer
1200 North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer

1 Department operates separate stations and units with the the same designator.

Fire Tone Out

Douglas Regional 911 provides fire paging on 151.115 MHz mostly using Motorola Quick Call 2 tones. These pages are a simulcast of their dispatch talkgroup located on DTRS. Any scanner with the Fire Tone Out feature can be use the following tones to provide specific department notifications of calls dispatched within the county.

Department First Tone Second Tone
Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department 349.0 410.8
Franktown Fire Protection District 368.5 433.7
Jackson 105 Fire Protection District 368.5 539.0
Larkspur Fire Protection District 349.0 368.5

MetCom provides fire paging for the West Douglas Fire Protection District on 151.025 MHz and is patched to the West Douglas Fire Protection District talkgroup on DTRS.

FD Locations

  • Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department
    • Station 151 (HQ) - 300 N Perry St (@ Third St), Castle Rock
    • Station 152
      • Current - 485 Crystal Valley Pkwy, Castle Rock
      • Former - 1469 S Columbine Dr (@ S Valley Dr), Castle Rock
    • Station 153 - 5463 E Sovereign St (@ Cherry St), Castle Rock - WZJ358
    • Station 154 - 3801 Prairie Hawk Dr (@ New Hope Way), Castle Rock
    • Station 155 - 3833 Crowfoot Valley Rd (Between Sapphire Pointe Blvd & Diamond Ridge Pkwy), Castle Rock
  • Franktown Fire Protection District
    • Station 181 (HQ) - 1959 N Highway 83 (@ Kelty Rd), Franktown - WNIL229
    • Station 182 - 10605 S Highway 83 (Between Oak Springs Trl & E Greenland Rd), Franktown
    • Station 183 - 565 Flintwood Rd (@ E Highway 86), Franktown
    • Station 184 - 6120 Bridle Path Ln (@ Bayou Gulch Rd), Parker
  • Jackson 105 Fire Protection District
    • Station 141 (HQ) - 8767 Jackson Creek Rd (S of Hidden Valley Rd at 39.335192 N, 105.044282 W), Sedalia
    • Station 142 - 435 N Perry Park Rd (@ Pine Cliff Ave), Sedalia - WPDS899
    • Station 143 - 4333 Greenwood Rd (@ S Perry Park Rd), Sedalia
  • Larkspur Fire Protection District
    • Station 161 (HQ) - 9414 Spruce Mountain Rd (Between W Plum Creek Ave & W Fox Farm Rd), Larkspur - WPXA253
    • Station 162 - 5672 Red Rock Dr (Between Perry Park Blvd & Dead End at the end of Dead End), Larkspur
    • Station 164 - 15205 Furrow Rd (Between Estates Cir & Ray Dr), Larkspur
  • Mountain Communities Fire Protection District
    • Station 1 & 3 - located in Teller County
    • Station 2 - 15000 Westcreek Rd (@ Stump Rd), Sedalia
  • North Fork Fire Protection District - WPUB215
  • South Metro Fire Rescue
    • Station 11-12, 14-15, 21-23, 31-33, 35, 37-38, & 42 - located in Arapahoe County
    • Station 13 & 19 - located in Jefferson County
    • Station 16 - 8119 Blakeland Dr (Between N US-85 & Riverview Pkwy), Littleton
    • Station 17 - 9554 S University Blvd (Between E Highlands Ranch Pkwy & Teal Ridge Ct), Highlands Ranch
    • Station 18 - 401 Timbervale Trl (@ Lucent Blvd), Highlands Ranch
    • Station 20 - Planned for E Wildcat Reserve Pkwy @ Summit View Pkwy
    • Station 34 - 8871 Maximus Dr (@ S Yosemite St), Lone Tree
    • Station 36 - 421 Castle Pines Pkwy (@ 1st Ave), Castle Pines
    • Station 39 - 475 W Happy Canyon Rd (Between Castle Pines Dr N & Country Club Dr), Castle Rock
    • Station 40 - 10297 N Chatfield Dr (Between W Chatfield Ln & US-85), Littleton
    • Station 41
      • Current - 10795 Pine Dr (Between Summerset Ln & E Main St), Parker
      • Former - Main St @ Louviers Dr, Louviers
    • Station 43 - 8165 N Pinery Pkwy (@ Hillcrest Way), Parker
    • Station 44 - 12625 E Lincoln Ave (@ S Peoria St), Parker
    • Station 45 - 16801 Northgate Dr (@ Keystone Blvd), Parker
    • Station 46 - 19310 Stroh Rd (@ J Morgan Blvd), Parker
    • Station 47 - 11685 Tomahawk Rd (Between Beechwood Dr & Cherrywood Dr), Parker
  • West Douglas County Fire Protection District - WPTN227
    • Station 131 - 310 N Highway 67 (Between N Rampart Range Rd & Pine Creek Rd), Sedalia - KNAK730
    • Station 132
      • Current - 3305 N Highway 67 (Between Oak Valley Rd & Madge Gulch Rd), Sedalia - KNAK730
      • Former - 3307 N Highway 67 (Between Oak Valley Rd & Rainbow Creek Rd), Sedalia
    • Station 133 - 7149 Cherokee Dr (Between Piute Dr & Hopi Dr), Sedalia - KNAK730
    • Station 134 (HQ) - 4037 Platte Ave (Between Manhart St & Victor St), Sedalia - KNAK730
  • West Metro Fire Protection District - WPXT498
    • Station 1-14 - located in Jefferson County
    • Station 15 - 6222 Roxborough Park Rd (@ E Roxborough Dr), Littleton
  • Littleton Fire Rescue (Merged with South Metro) - WNZM430
    • Station 11-12 & 14-15 - located in Arapahoe County
    • Station 13 & 19 - located in Jefferson County
    • Station 16 - 8119 Blakeland Dr (Between N US-85 & Riverview Pkwy), Littleton
    • Station 17 - 9554 S University Blvd (Between E Highlands Ranch Pkwy & Teal Ridge Ct), Highlands Ranch
    • Station 18 - 401 Timbervale Trl (@ Lucent Blvd), Highlands Ranch

Fire Radio Definitions

Archived from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Term Definition
Air Unit An apparatus that carries a machine to refill S.C.B.A. container at the fire ground/operation
Battalion Chief Shift Command Officer
Brush A light attack apparatus, typically 4 X 4, with less than 400 gallons of water, a booster pump of less than 500 GPM, and designed to respond to wildland fires.
Chief The Fire Chief of the department or one of the department's executive officers.
Dive A specialize unit that carries water and ice rescue equipment
Division Chief Mid-management officer; Battalion Chief reports to Division Chief
Division Organization level having responsibility for operations within a defined geographic area. This functional level falls between branch and crews, task forces, strike teams, and/or single resources.
Engine An apparatus with a permanently mounted fire pump with a capacity of 500 GPM or greater, a water tank of at least 500 gallons, a hose bed, and contains NFPA minimum equipment for a class A pumper/engine.
Hazmat A specially designed and equipped apparatus that responds to hazardous materials incidents.
Ladder Generic terminology for an aerial apparatus. May be a Quint, Tower or Truck.
Light Unit An apparatus that carries an on board light system used to provide scene illumination.
Medic An apparatus that is staffed by fire fighters and carries basic or advanced life support (BLS/ALS) equipment and personnel; may or may not have transport capability; BLS usually staffed by EMT's; ALS staffed by a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT; most career department rescues are ALS.
Quint An apparatus with a permanently mounted fire pump with a capacity of 500 GPM or greater, a water tank that may be less than 500 gallons, but typically not less than 200 gallons, a hose bed, all NFPA minimum equipment for a class A pumper/engine, carrying a full complement of ground ladders totaling 116 feet, and has a permanently mounted, power operated aerial ladder that may be less than 100 feet in length. Quints may function as either an engine or truck companies.
RED LEADER Airport Crash Rescue apparatus
RIT The Rapid Intervention Team is to be used to provide for the rescue of firefighters operating at emergency incidents if the need arises.
Rescue An apparatus that carries specialized equipment that may include, but is not limited to heavy extrication, trench rescue, urban search and rescue, and confined space, and rapid intervention.
SCAT A light attack apparatus with a booster pump of less than 400 GPM, limited personnel carrying capability equipped with limited structural firefighting equipment. Is usually limited to structural firefighting but may also respond on wildland fires. Scats may also be known as minipumpers.
Squad A specialized apparatus that can carry equipment similar to a rescue, and may include equipment for mass casualty incidents. It may also include a mobile air unit, lighting capabilities, and additional hazmat equipment and supplies.
Squirt Apparatus with a fire pump, a water tank, hose bed, and an aerial device usually less than 75 feet. Normally handles engine type assignments and is similar to a Quint
Tender An apparatus that provides a mobile water supply, has a tank capacity greater than 1000 gallons, has a small capacity pump usually between 500 and 750 GPM and carries a limited supply of hose.
Tower A platform ladder truck with a permanently mounted passenger carrying platform attached to a telescoping aerial ladder and carrying a full complement of ground ladders totaling 116 feet.
Truck A ladder truck with a permanently mounted, power operated aerial ladder and carries a full complement of ground ladders totaling 116 feet.

Amateur Radio

Colorado ARES Regional Coordination Repeaters

  • 447.525MHz / - / 146.2Hz In / 146.2Hz Out "525 Alpha" Location: Devils Head, Pike National Forest
  • 447.525MHz / - / 203.5Hz In / 146.2Hz Out "525 Bravo" Location: Hess Reservoir, Surrey Ridge

Repeaters are open, but are not "ragchew" machines. Traffic should be limited to ARES or emergency communications related administration, coordination, exercises, training, and incidents. 525 Alpha has wide area coverage from Pueblo County in the south to the Wyoming Border. Coverage due east is limited due to main peak of Devils Head, but there is good coverage of Pike National Forest and back country around North and South Forks of the Platte River.

External Links

5280FIRE Douglas County Fire Apparatus & Stations