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Franklin County (OH)

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Franklin County, Ohio
County Number 25
OSP District 6 (Columbus)
OSP Post Columbus Metro Post
21 (Delaware)
23 (Lancaster)
45 (Granville)
49 (West Jefferson)
65 (Circleville)
ODOT District 6 (Delaware)
MARCS Zone 1
NWS Office Wilmington
FIPS Code 39049

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Government Communications

Countywide

Most agencies use MARCS-IP.

Cities of Dublin, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, and Worthington

Dublin (Washington Twp. Fire), Hilliard (Norwich Twp. Fire), City of Upper Arlington, and the City of Worthington, all suburbs of Columbus, are located in northwestern Franklin County, and operate with Delaware County as part of the Central Ohio Interoperable Radio System.

RR Database listing for Central Ohio Interoperable Radio System

City of Grove City

Grove City, a suburb of Columbus, is located in southwestern Franklin County. In partnership with Franklin County, MARCS-IP is the system currently used by their Police and City Services Departments. Grove City Police also dispatches fire/rescue/EMS and service departments for Jackson Township (Grove City area), Pleasant Township (Darbydale and SW Franklin County), and Prairie Township (Lincoln Village and western Franklin County).

RR Database listing for MARCS-IP

THE Ohio State University

THE Ohio State University uses MARCS-IP for police, hospital security, and most other operations on campus.

RR Database listing for MARCS-IP

Law Enforcement

County Police patrol unit numbers

Unit numbers Department Location Dispatch freq/TG Dispatched By
1x Sheriff Northwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Self
2x Sheriff Northeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Self
3x Sheriff Southwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Self
4x Sheriff Southeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Self
160-169 Perry Twp Northwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Sheriff
200-229 Clinton Twp Northeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
230-249 Mifflin Twp Northeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
250-269 Minerva Park Northeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
260-269 Sharon Twp North Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Sheriff
270-295 Blendon Twp Northeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
300-319 Franklin Twp Southwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Sheriff
320-329 Valleyview Southwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Sheriff
330-345 Harrisburg Southwest Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61030 (SO25WEST) Sheriff
400-419 Groveport Southeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
420-424? Brice Traffic Trap Southeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17588 (BRICE) Self, sort of
425-439 Obetz Southeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
440-459 Madison Twp Southeast Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61033 (SO25EAST) Sheriff
? Bexley Bexley Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17548 (BXPDDSP) Self
? Capital University Bexley Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61284 (CUPD DSP) Self
? Columbus State Community College Columbus Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17536 (CSCC PD) Self
101-109 Dublin Sergeants Dublin COIRS TG 20001 (DUB PTL1) Self
110-170 Dublin Officers Dublin COIRS TG 20001 (DUB PTL1) Self
180-185 Dublin Corporals Dublin COIRS TG 20001 (DUB PTL1) Self
Varies Franklin County Metro Parks Countywide Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61346 (METPKDSP) Self
? Gahanna Gahanna Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17515 (GAH DISP) Self
? Grandview Heights Grandview Heights Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17571 (GHPD-DSP) Self
6xx Hilliard Hilliard COIRS TG 20072 (HIL PTL1) Self
? Reynoldsburg Reynoldsburg Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61259 (RPD DSP) Self
? New Albany New Albany Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17563 (NAPD-DSP) Self
5x Upper Arlington Upper Arlington COIRS TG 20122 (UA PTL1) Self
? Westerville Westerville Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57404 (WST PDSP) Self
? Whitehall Whitehall Ohio MARCS-IP TG 17562 (WHPDDSP) Self
3xx Worthington Worthington COIRS TG 20040 (WOR PTL1) Self

Notes:

  • A Sheriff unit preceded by T (T10, T32 etc) indicates a Township contract car.
  • Dublin Police Communications Technicians/Incident Dispatchers - 1T77 to 1T99
  • Dublin Police Lieutenants/Bureau Director - 1L1 to 1L3
  • Dublin Police Chief - 1A1
  • Hilliard Police ranks add alpha character after the 6 (ie: 6A1 or 6S22)
  A = Administration
  C = Civilian
  D = Detective/SIU
  K = Canine
  L = Lieutenant
  R = Reserve
  S = Sergeant
  T = Technician

County Radio Codes

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office uses the BSSA codes and signals, as well as the following clearance codes. These codes are used by the Franklin County Sheriff, as well as the agencies dispatched by them - Blendon Twp, Clinton Twp, Groveport, Madison Twp, Mifflin Twp, Minerva Park, Obetz. Perry Twp and Sharon Twp. They are also used by Dublin, Gahanna, and New Albany, which have their own dispatch centers as well as their own clearance codes.

Clearance codes

  • A - Party Advised
  • B - Citation issued and/or arrest made
  • C - Complaint unfounded
  • D - Handled by other agency
  • I - Vehicle/property impounded
  • M - Miscellaneous clearance
  • R - Report taken


Columbus Police

Radio codes

Note: These codes are used by the following police departments in Franklin County - Columbus, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, Worthington, and THE Ohio State University.

Code Meaning Code Meaning
10-3 Officer In Trouble 10-34 Nature unknown
10-4 Property damage accident 10-34A Panic alarm
10-4A Property damage hit-skip 10-34B 911 hang-up call
10-5 Injury accident 10-34C Check on well being
10-5A Injury hit-skip 10-35 OVI complaint
10-6 Traffic violator 10-36 Street obstruction
10-6A Auto obstructing 10-37 Official or visitor
10-6B Parking complaint 10-38 Property destruction in progress
10-7 Burglary report 10-38A Property destruction report
10-8 Burglary in progress 10-39 Prowler
10-8A Burglary alarm 10-40 Recovered Property
10-8B B&E in progress - vacant structure 10-41 Robbery just occurred
10-9 Fraudulant documents in progress 10-41A Robbery report
10-10A Bomb threat or suspicious package found 10-42 Robbery in progress
10-11 Stolen file check 10-42A Robbery alarm
10-12 Registration check 10-43 Shooting
10-13 Driving record check 10-43A Shots fired
10-14 Cutting or stabbing 10-43B Shots fired/hunters
10-15 Call home 10-44 Sex crime in progress
10-16 Disturbance 10-44A Sex crime report
10-16A Information/assistance 10-44B Indecent exposure
10-16B Disturbance/mental 10-45 Stolen vehicle
10-16C Loud music 10-45A Stolen vehicle recovered
10-16F Fireworks 10-46 Stranded motorist
10-17 Domestic violence 10-47 Suicide
10-17A Domestic dispute 10-47A Suicide attempt
10-17B Domestic - standby for clothing 10-48 Suspicious vehicle
10-18 DOA 10-48A Suspicious person
10-19 Intoxicated person 10-48G Suspected threat group activity
10-20 Drowning 10-49 Vice complaint
10-22 Animal complaint 10-49A Narcotics complaint
10-23 Errand 10-50 Warrant or wanted person
10-23A Escort 10-50A Felony warrant or wanted felon
10-23B Emergency lockout 10-50B Registered felon, not wanted
10-24 Squad/Medic requested 10-51 Prisoner transport
10-24A Infectious / contagious disease 10-52 Wrecker run
10-25 Fire 10-54 Traffic control
10-25A Trash fire 10-55 House watch
10-26 Fight 10-55A Park, walk, talk (foot patrol)
10-27 Assault or assault report 10-55B Bail bondsman
10-27A Telephone harassment 10-56 Request for meal break
10-28 Homicide 10-57 Request for assistance - backup
10-29 Juvenile complaint 10-58 Guard duty
10-30 Theft in progress 10-60 Emergency response (light/siren)
10-30A Theft report
10-30B Shoplifter
10-31 Missing person
10-31A Missing person returned
10-32 Message
10-33 Person with gun
10-33A Person with knife

Clearance Disposition Codes

  • Code 1 - Report and/or citation
  • Code 1A - False alarm report taken
  • Code 2 - Party advised or No report needed
  • Code 3 - Arrest made
  • Code 4 - Non-arrest situation / Errand complete

Any disposition code followed by the letter "V" indicates that the incident was recorded on video.

Columbus PD Precinct maps

Fire/EMS

Departments

Department Unit numbers Location Dispatch freq/TG Dispatched By
Columbus FD 1-34 Columbus Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Self
Grandview Heights FD 50 Grandview Heights Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Clinton Township FD 60 NE Columbus Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Upper Arlington FD 70 Upper Arlington COIRS TG 20033 (NW ALERT) Dublin
Norwich Township FD 80 Hilliard COIRS TG 20033 (NW ALERT) Dublin
Washington Township FD 90 Dublin COIRS TG 20033 (NW ALERT) Dublin
Worthington FD 100 Worthington COIRS TG 20056 (WOR DISP) Self
Westerville FD 110 Westerville Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57394 (WST FDISP) Self
Minerva Park VFD (EMS only) 119 Minerva Park Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Plain Township FD 120 New Albany Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57372 (MEC CNTR) MEC Center
Mifflin Township FD 130 Gahanna Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57372 (MEC CNTR) MEC Center
Jefferson Township FD 140 Blacklick Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57372 (MEC CNTR) MEC Center
Whitehall FD 150 Whitehall Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57372 (MEC CNTR) MEC Center
DSCC Fire 154 Columbus DLAN Sys 13A TG 2200 (DSCC FD) Self
Truro Township FD 160 Reynoldsburg Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57372 (MEC CNTR) MEC Center
Hamilton Township FD 170 Obetz, Lockbourne Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Madison Township FD 180 Groveport, Canal Winchester Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Franklin Township FD 190 SW Columbus Ohio MARCS-IP TG 57002 (10 FIRE) Columbus
Jackson Township FD 200 Grove City Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61080 (SW ALERT) Grove City
Pleasant Township FD 230 Darbydale Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61080 (SW ALERT) Grove City
Prairie Township FD 240 Lincoln Village Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61080 (SW ALERT) Grove City
Port Columbus ARFF 400 Columbus Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61182 (CMH ARFF) Self
Rickenbacker ARFF/OANG 220 Lockbourne Ohio MARCS-IP TG 61185 (LCK ARFF)

OANG Base UHF Simplex

Self

Note: Cxx numbers (C-8, C-14, etc) are used by Box 15 units communicating with area fire departments. The Box 15 Club, a non-profit volunteer group, owns and operates the rehab vehicles which respond to extended incidents such as multiple-alarm fires and hazmat responses to provide firefighter rehab services.

Columbus Division of Fire Stations & Apparatus

Station Number Battalion Station Name Address Apparatus Notes
1 & 9 1 Union Station Engine House 300 N. Fourth Street
  • Engine 1
  • Engine 9
  • Ladder 1
  • Medic 1
  • Command 1
  • MSU 1
  • ES 2
  • SO 2
  • EMS 10
2 1 John W. Nance Fire Station 150 E. Fulton St
  • Battalion 1
  • Engine 2
  • Medic 2
  • DART 2
3 1 Mitchell J. Brown Station 222 Greenlawn Ave
  • Engine 3
  • Rescue 3
  • Medic 3
  • EMS 11
  • Boat 3
  • Rescue Support Unit 3
  • Bomb Squad 2
  • Bomb Squad 3
4 4 Berwick Fire Station 3030 Winchester Pike
  • Engine 4
  • Medic 4
  • Rescue 4
  • HazMat 4
  • Decon 4 (HazMat Trailer)
  • Boat 4
5 6 Olde Orchard Fire Station 211 McNaughten Rd
  • Engine 5
  • Ladder 5
  • Medic 5
  • Boat 5
  • EMS 16
6 2 Sharon Woods Fire Station 5750 Maple Canyon Dr
  • Battalion 2
  • Engine 6
  • Medic 6
  • Medic 806
  • Boat 6
  • EMS 12
7 3 Buckeye Fire Station 1425 Indianola Ave
  • Battalion 3
  • Engine 7
  • Medic 7
Serves The Ohio State University campus
8 1 Battalion Chief Herman Harrison Fire Station 1240 E. Long St
  • Engine 8
  • Ladder 8
  • Medic 8
10 5 Franklinton Engine House 1096 W. Broad St
  • Engine 10
  • Ladder 10
  • Medic 10
  • Medic 890
  • Boat 10
11 7 Don Scott Fire Station 2200 W. Case Rd
  • Battalion 7
  • Engine 11
  • Rescue 11
  • Medic 11
  • Boat 11
  • EMS 17
Serves The OSU Don Scott Airport
12 5 Lieutenant Frank D. Grashel Fire Station 3200 Sullivant Ave
  • Engine 12
  • Ladder 12
  • Medic 12
13 3 Olde North Columbus Fire Station 309 Arcadia Ave
  • Engine 13
  • Ladder 13
  • Medic 13
14 4 North Graceland Engine House 1716 Parsons Ave
  • Battalion 4
  • Engine 14
  • Medic 14
  • Boat 14
15 4 Driving Park Fire Station 1800 E. Livingston Ave
  • Engine 15
  • Ladder 15
  • Medic 15
  • Medic 815
  • EMS 14
16 3 Mock Orchard Fire Station 1130 E. Weber RD
  • Engine 16
  • Rescue 16
  • Medic 16
17 5 Hilltop Engine House 2300 W. Broad St
  • Battalion 5
  • Engine 17
  • Rescue 17
  • Medic 17
  • Medic 817
  • EMS 15
18 3 Herbert F. Turner South Linden Fire Station 1630 Cleveland Ave
  • Engine 18
  • Medic 18
  • EMS 13
19 7 Lieutenant Jerry Kuhn Northmoor Engine House 3601 N. High Street
  • Engine 19
  • Medic 19
  • Boat 19
  • Incident Support Unit 19
  • Rescue Support Unit 19
20 6 Captain Pleasant Higgenbotham Fire Station 2646 E. Fifth Ave
  • Engine 20
  • Medic 20
21 6 Eastmoor Fire Station 3294 E. Main St
  • Battalion 6
  • Engine 21
  • Medic 21
22 4 Lieutenant Jack Russ Southgate Fire Station 3069 Parsons Ave
  • Engine 22
  • Ladder 22
  • Medic 22
  • Boat 22
23 6 Big Walnut Fire Station 4451 E. Livingston Ave
  • Engine 23
  • Ladder 23
  • Medic 23
  • Medic 823
24 2 Northland Area Fire Station 1585 Morse Rd
  • Engine 24
  • Ladder 24
  • Medic 24
25 3 Henry “Hank” Gowdy Fire Station 739 W. 3rd Ave
  • Engine 25
  • Medic 25
  • Boat 25
26 5 Hoffman Farms Fire Station or "The Rock" 5333 Fisher Rd
  • Engine 26
  • Ladder 26
  • Medic 26
  • Boat 26
27 7 Great Northwest Fire Station or Don Scott Station 7560 Smokey Row Rd
  • Engine 27
  • Ladder 27
  • Medic 27
  • Boat 27
28 2 Steltzer Ridge Fire Station 3240 McCutcheon Rd
  • Engine 28
  • Ladder 28
  • Medic 28
29 2 Little Turtle Fire Station 5151 Little Turtle Way
  • Engine 29
  • Medic 29
  • Boat 29
30 7 Wyandotte Fire Station 3555 Fishinger Blvd
  • Engine 30
  • Medic 30
  • Boat 30
31 5 Bolton Field Fire Station 5303 Alkire Rd
  • Engine 31
  • Medic 31
32 4 Refugee Tract Fire Station 3675 Gender Rd
  • Engine 32
  • Ladder 32
  • Medic 32
  • Boat 32
33 2 County Line Fire Station or Polaris Fire Station 440 Lazelle Rd
  • Engine 33
  • Ladder 33
  • Medic 33
34 7 Sleepy Hollow Fire Station 5201 Wilcox Rd
  • Engine 34
  • Medic 34
35 6 Far East Fire Station 711 N Waggoner Road, Blacklick
  • Engine 35
  • Medic 35


Franklin Co. (OH) Fire Dept. Sta. Locations

  • 51 - Grandview Heights Div. of Fire & E.M.S. - 1016 Grandview Ave. across from Terrace Dr.,Columbus
  • 61 - Clinton Twp. Div. of Fire - 3820 Cleveland Ave. across from Ormond Ave.,Columbus
  • 62 - Clinton Twp. Div. of Fire - 999 Chambers Rd. across from Chambers Cir.,Columbus
  • 71 - Upper Arlington Div. of Fire - 2095 Arlington Ave. between N. Mallway & S. Mallway,Columbus
  • 72 - Upper Arlington Div. of Fire (HQ) - 3861 Reed Rd. @ Lytham Rd.,Columbus
  • 73 - Upper Arlington Div. of Fire - 4737 Coach Rd. @ MacKenzie Dr.,Columbus ***(NOW CLOSED)***
  • 81 - Norwich Twp. F.D. (HQ) - 5181 Northwest Pkwy. between Avery Rd. & Weaver Ct. S.,Hilliard
  • 82 - Norwich Twp. F.D. - 2491 Walker Rd. (aka County Route 27) between Roberts Rd. (aka County Route 28) & Roberts Rd. W. (aka County Route 28),Hilliard
  • 83 - Norwich Twp. F.D. - 4283 Davidson Rd. between Trueman Blvd. & Davidson Run Dr.,Hilliard
  • 91 - Washington Twp. F.D. - 6255 Shier Rings Rd. between Wilcox Rd. & Scherers Pl.,Dublin
  • 92 - Washington Twp. F.D. - 4497 Hard Rd. between Riverside Dr. (aka State Route 257) & Riverside Woods Blvd.,Dublin
  • 93 - Washington Twp. F.D. - 5825 Brand Rd. between Muirfield Dr. & Ashbaugh Rd.,Dublin
  • 95 - Washington Twp. F.D. - 5750 Paul Blazer Pkwy. between Rings Rd. & Parkcenter Cir.,Dublin
  • 101 - Worthington Div. of Fire & E.M.S. - 6500 N. High St. (aka US-23) @ Worthington Galena Rd.,Columbus
  • 111 - Westerville Fire Div. (HQ) - 400 W. Main St. between Lindimore Way & Collegeview Rd.,Westerville
  • 112 - Westerville Fire Div. - 727 E. Schrock Rd. @ S. Hempstead Rd.,Westerville
  • 113 - Westerville Fire Div. - 355 N. Spring Rd. @ Grindstone Rd.,Westerville (Delaware Co.)
  • 119 - Minerva Park E.M.S. - 2829 Minerva Lake Rd. between N. Bay Dr. & Green Line Way,Columbus ***(Dept. has Disbanded)***
  • 121 - Plain Twp. F.D. - 9500 Johnstown Rd. (aka US-62) @ Theisen Dr.,New Albany
  • 131 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Current Sta. - 475 Rocky Fork Blvd., Gahanna
    • Former Sta. - 63 N. Mill St., Gahanna
  • 132 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire - 2455-2459 Agler Rd. between Brentnell Ave. & Bridgewalk St.,Columbus
  • 133 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire - 501 Beecher Rd. between E. Johnstown Rd. (aka US-62) & Beecher Crossing N, Gahanna
  • 134 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire - 422 McCutcheon Rd., Gahanna
  • 141 - Jefferson Twp. F.D. - 6767 Havens Corners Rd. @ Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd.,Blacklick
  • 151 - Whitehall Div. of Fire - 390 S. Yearling Rd. between Mayflower Blvd. & Chandler Dr.,Columbus
  • 154 - Defense Supply Center Columbus F.D. - Roosevelt Ave. between 13th St. & 14th St.,Columbus (Sta. #154 sits at the following coordinates: 39.977994/-82.893170)
  • 161 - Truro Twp. F.D. (HQ) - 6900 E. Main St. (aka US-40) between Briarcliff Rd. & Hentz Dr.,Reynoldsburg
  • 162 - Truro Twp. F.D. -
    • Current Sta. - 6305 E. Livingston Ave. @ Merchants Dr.,Reynoldsburg
    • Former Sta. - 3015 Brice Rd. between Compton St. & Mulberry St.,Columbus (Now Brice Auto Sales & Service)
  • 171 - Hamilton Twp. F.D. (HQ) - 1460 Obetz Rd. between Lockbourne Industrial Pkwy. & CSX Railroad Northern Subdivision,Columbus
  • 172 - Hamilton Twp. F.D. - 6410 Lockbourne Rd. between London-Groveport Rd. (aka State Route 317) & Rohr Rd.,Lockbourne
  • 181 - Madison Twp. F.D. (HQ) - 4567 Firehouse Ln. @ Madison Ln.,Groveport
  • 182 - Madison Twp. F.D. - 6600 Gender Rd. (aka State Route 674) between Groveport Rd. & W. Walnut St.,Canal Winchester
  • 183 - Madison Twp. F.D. - 3228-3232 Noe Bixby Rd. between Benham Dr. & Crosscreek Dr.,Columbus
  • 192 - Franklin Twp. F.D. (HQ) - 4100 Sullivant Ave. between Georgesville Rd. & Dixie Ct.,Columbus
  • 193 - Franklin Twp. F.D. - 2193 Frank Rd. between Harrisburg Pike (aka State Route 3/US-62) & Big Run Bluff Blvd.,Columbus
  • 201 - Jackson Twp. F.D. - 4343 Grove City Rd. @ DeMorest Rd.,Grove City
  • 202 - Jackson Twp F.D. (HQ) - 3650 Hoover Rd. @ Southwest Blvd.,Grove City
  • 203 - Jackson Twp. F.D. - 2650 London-Groveport Rd. (aka State Route 665) between Hoover Rd. & Summit Way,Grove City
  • 204 - Jackson Twp. F.D. - 4900 Buckeye Pkwy. between Winter Creek Dr. & Creeks Crossing Ct.,Grove City
  • 221 - Rickenbacker Air Force Base F.D. - 7370 Minuteman Way,Columbus (Sta. #221 sits at the following coordinates: 39.814770/-82.939536)
  • 231 - Pleasant Twp. F.D. - 5373 Norton Rd. (aka County Route 3) between London-Groveport Rd. (aka State Route 665) & Lewis Dr.,Grove City
  • 241 - Prairie Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Current Sta. - 123 Inah Ave. @ Palmetto St.,Columbus
    • Former Sta. - 23-25 Maple Dr. between W. Broad St. (aka US-40) & Beacon Hill Rd.,Columbus (Now Town Admin. Offices)
  • 242 - Prairie Twp. F.D. - 6725 Alkire Rd. between Alton Rd. & Cabin Croft Dr.,Galloway ***(Sta. #242 is Closed & is now Prairie Twp. Roads & Cemetery Dept.)***
  • 243 - Prairie Twp. F.D. - 451 Hubbard Rd. (aka County Route 140) @ Fairbrook Ave.,Galloway (Sta. #243 sits way back from the corner)
  • 400 - Rural Metro Port Columbus Int. Airport F.D. - 4925 Sawyer Rd. between N. Hamilton Rd. (aka State Route 317) & Bridgeway Ave.,Columbus Int. Airport (Sta. #400 sits at the following coordinates: 39.997030/-82.873798)


Franklin Co. (OH) Private Ambulance Services


Franklin Co. (OH) Apparatus List

  • 51 - Grandview Heights Div. of Fire & E.M.S. -
    • Engine 51
    • Medic 51
  • 61 - Clinton Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Engine 61
    • Medic 61
  • 62 - Clinton Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Medic 62
  • 71 - Upper Arlington Div. of Fire -
    • Engine/Rescue 71
    • Medic 71
  • 72 - Upper Arlington Div. of Fire (HQ) -
    • Ladder 72
    • Haz/Mat 72
    • Medic 72
    • Medic 73
    • Medic 74
  • 81 - Norwich Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Battalion 80
    • Chief 81
    • Engine/Rescue 81
    • Ladder 81
    • Medic 81
    • Reserve Engine 80
    • Reserve Engine 86
    • Reserve Medic 80
  • 82 - Norwich Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 82
    • Medic 82
    • Grass 82
    • Boat 82
  • 83 - Norwich Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 83
    • Medic 83
    • Decon 83
    • Reserve Medic 86
  • 91 - Washington Twp. F.D. -
    • Rescue/Engine 91
    • Ladder 91
  • 92 - Washington Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 92
    • Medic 92
  • 93 - Washington Twp. F.D. -
    • Quint 93
    • Medic 93
  • 95 - Washington Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 95
    • Medic 95
  • 101 - Worthington Div. of Fire & E.M.S. -
    • Engine 101
    • Engine/Rescue 101
    • Ladder 101
    • Medic 101
  • 111 - Westerville Fire Div. (HQ) -
    • Battalion 111
    • Engine/Rescue 111
    • Ladder 111
    • Medic 111
    • Field Com 111
    • Boat 111
    • Squad 115
    • Medic 115
    • Engine 116 (Antique)
  • 112 - Westerville Fire Div. -
    • Engine 112
    • Medic 112
  • 113 - Westerville Fire Div. -
    • Engine 113
    • Medic 113
    • Boat 113
  • 121 - Plain Twp. F.D. -
    • Battalion 121
    • Engine/Rescue 121
    • Engine 122
    • Ladder 121
    • Medic 121
    • Medic 122
    • A.T.V. 121
  • 131 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Ladder 131
    • Medic 131 (Not staffed very often)
  • 132 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Engine 132
    • Medic 132
  • 133 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Engine 133
    • Medic 133
    • Boat 133
  • 134 - Mifflin Twp. Div. of Fire -
    • Heavy Rescue 134
    • Medic 134
  • 141 - Jefferson Twp. F.D. -
    • Chief 140
    • Battalion 141
    • Engine 141
    • Medic 141
    • Utility 141
    • Utility 142
  • 151 - Whitehall Div. of Fire -
    • Engine 151
    • Engine 152
    • Medic 151
  • 154 - Defense Supply Center Columbus F.D. -
    • Engine 154
    • Ladder 154
    • Medic 154
  • 161 - Truro Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Battalion 161
    • Engine 161
    • Medic 161
    • Medic 163
  • 162 - Truro Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 162
    • Medic 162
  • 171 - Hamilton Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Engine 171
    • Engine 173
    • Medic 171
    • Medic 173
    • Utility 171
  • 172 - Hamilton Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 172
    • Medic 172
    • Medic 174
    • Medic 175
    • Grassfighter 172
  • 181 - Madison Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Battalion 181
    • Engine 181
    • Medic 181
  • 182 - Madison Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 182
    • Medic 182
    • Utility 182
  • 183 - Madison Twp. F.D. -
    • Medic 183
    • Utility 183
  • 192 - Franklin Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Engine 192
    • Medic 192
  • 193 - Franklin Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 193
    • Medic 193
  • 201 - Jackson Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 201
    • Medic 201
  • 202 - Jackson Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Battalion 202
    • Engine 202
    • Quint 202
    • Rescue 202
    • Medic 202
    • Spare Engine 202
    • Spare Medic 201
    • Spare Medic 202
  • 203 - Jackson Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 203
    • Medic 203
    • Spare Medic 203
  • 204 - Jackson Twp. F.D. -
    • Engine 204
    • Medic 204
  • 221 - Rickenbacker A.F.B. F.D. -
    • Engine 221
  • 231 - Pleasant Twp. F.D. -
    • Chief 231
    • Engine/Rescue 231
    • Tanker 231
    • Medic 231
    • Medic 232
    • Grassfighter 231
    • Utility 231
  • 241 - Prairie Twp. F.D. (HQ) -
    • Chief 242
    • Ladder 240
    • Engine 241
    • Medic 241
  • 243 - Prairie Twp. F.D. -
    • Medic 243
  • 400 - Rural Metro Port Columbus Int. Airport F.D. -
    • ARFF 401
    • ARFF 403
    • ARFF 404

Pager tones

  • Note: use of most of these pager tones has been discontinued since the move to P25 digital.
Department Frequency Tone A Tone B
Grandview Heights 855.7375 433.7 330.5
Hamilton Twp all-call Trunked 950.0 1180.0
Hamilton Twp 171 Trunked 950.0 1232.0
Hamilton Twp 172 Trunked 950.0 834.0
Prairie Twp 241 Trunked 1820.0 1669.0
Prairie Twp 243 Trunked 382.0 834.0
Central Ohio Severe Weather Net (old) 146.760 368.5 600.9
Central Ohio Severe Weather Net 146.760 600.9 979.9
Upper Arlington 71 Trunked DTMF 71
Upper Arlington 72 Trunked DTMF 72
Upper Arlington 73 Trunked DTMF 73
Norwich Twp all-call Trunked 672.0
Norwich Twp all-call Trunked 900.2? 643.0
Washington Twp all-call Trunked 539.0
Washington Twp 91 Trunked 539.0 615.8
Washington Twp 92 Trunked 539.0 368.5
Washington Twp 93 Trunked 539.0 716.1
Washington Twp 95 Trunked 539.0 510.5
Jackson Twp all-call Trunked 569.1
Jackson Twp 201 Trunked 569.1 600.9
Jackson Twp 202 Trunked 569.1 634.5
Jackson Twp 203 Trunked 569.1 669.9
Pleasant Twp all-call Trunked 600.9
Pleasant Twp station call Trunked 600.9 634.5

Radio codes

  • Signal O - "Oh" Last fire unit leaving scene
  • Signal E - Emergency response requested
  • Signal X - Non-emergency response requested
  • Code 1 - Victim/patient deceased

Note: These codes are used in Franklin County and most of Central Ohio. Some agencies in Central Ohio make occasional use of the BSSA Sheriffs codes, although this is slowly being discontinued in favor of Incident Command System and NFPA recommendations for plain language.

Ohio State University

Unit numbers

  • 1XX - Dept. of Public Safety administrative personnel/dispatchers
    • 101 - Director of Department for Public Safety
    • 106 - Director of OSU Emergency Management
  • 2XX - Police leadership
    • 201 - Chief of Police
    • 202 - Assistant Chief of Police
    • 21X - Police Captains
    • 23X - Police Lieutenants
  • 3XX - Police officers
    • 320 and 353 - K9-1 and K9-2, respectively
  • 4XX - Student Safety Services
    • 400 - Student Safety Services dispatch
    • 401 - Director of Student Safety Services
    • 412 - (PD) Special Duty (overtime) Coordinator
  • 5XX - Hospital security officers
    • 50X - Director of Hospital Security
    • 540 and 541 - hospital parking officers (work closely with T&P)
  • 6XX - Traffic and Parking
    • 600 - Director of Transportation & Parking Services
    • 601 - Associate Director of Transportation and Parking Services
    • 602 - Assistant Director of Transportation and Parking Services
    • 603 to 609 - Enforcement supervisors
    • 61X and 62X - Enforcement officers
    • 63X, 64X, and 65X - Maintenance
    • 67X, 68X, and 69X - Pay facilities
    • 690 - Traffic & Parking dispatch
  • 7XX - Full-time Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) bus drivers
    • 701 - CABS handivan dispatch
    • 702 to 709 - Supervisors
  • 8XX, 9XX - Student CABS bus drivers
    • 800 - Unofficial number for calling "base", i.e. any supervisor
    • 801 and 802 - Service crew supervisors (students)
    • 803 to 805 - Student trainers
    • 806 to 809 - Student supervisors
  • 9XX - Security and Fire Prevention
    • 900 - University Central Alarm Center
    • 910 - Wexner Center Security dispatch
    • 91X - Wexner Center Security supervisors

Police Department

  • "50R" refers to Blankenship Hall (OSU police station) (e.g. "331 is 50R" means that the officer with unit number 331 is at Blankenship.)
  • "861R" refers to Moody Hall (OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, as well as Columbus Division of Police Precinct 4 Substation and Community Crime Patrol HQ)
  • OSUPD 10-codes are nearly identical to Columbus Division of Police 10-codes.

Transportation and Parking Services

  • Traffic and Parking uses OSUPD 10-codes with a few minor modifications.
  • The Campus Area Bus Service uses its own 8-code system:
    • 8-4 is affirmative/understood
    • 8-6 is out of service
    • 8-7 is in service
    • 8-8 is a request to repeat the last transmission
    • 8-9 is a lunch break
    • 8-20 is a unit's current location
    • 8-33 is an emergency (life-threatening)
    • 8-50 is an accident without injuries
    • 8-51 is an accident with injuries
    • 8-100 is a suspicious person

Hospital Security

  • Hospital security uses its own set of 10-codes which do not correspond with PD's codes.

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