Maritime Public Safety Radio Network (MPSRN)

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Maritime Public Safety Radio Network (MPSRN) TRS
System Name Maritime Public Safety Radio Network (MPSRN)
System Type APCO Project 25
System ID 687
Connect Tone
Wide Area Communications Network BEE00
Network Access Code ?
TRBO Color Code
Band 700
Ownership Bell Mobility
City Various
County Various
Province Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick

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The Maritime Public Safety Radio Network (MPSRN) covers the 3 Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. In Nova Scotia the system is normally referred to as “TMR2”, in Prince Edward Island as "PICS2" and in New Brunswick as "NBTMR".


The Maritime Public Safety Radio Network is a 217 site, 700 MHz Project 25 trunking system covering the provinces of Nova Scotia (NS), Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick (NB). It replaces the 800 MHz Motorola trunking systems, the Aliant Trunked Mobile Radio System (Motorola 800MHz) in NS and Fredericton, NB, the Provincial Integrated Communications System (PICS) in PEI, the Moncton Public Safety and Saint John Public Safety in NB. Unlike the 800 MHz systems, commercial users such as delivery companies or waste collection, are not be permitted on the P25 system; it is restricted to emergency services and government operations only.


Nova Scotia:

New Brunswick:

  • Ambulance New Brunswick
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Fredericton Fire
  • Fredericton Police
  • Federal departments such as National Defence, Fisheries and Oceans, and Canada Border Services Agency
  • More to come as the system becomes operational in NB


  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police - encrypted
  • Island EMS (and hospitals) - encrypted
  • Rural Fire Departments
  • Government of PEI, including Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Natural Resources
  • Fisheries and Oceans - encrypted
  • PEI School Boards (School Buses)
  • PEI Emergency Measures Organization
  • Highway Safety - encrypted

NS Fire services

The province has provided a number of TMR-2 radios to all volunteer fire departments (VFDs) across the province, to enhance interoperability. In addition, the TMR-2 VFD fleetmap has been significantly expanded (compared to the TMR-1 VFD fleetmap) and now features 56 operations talkgroups and 8 dispatching talkgroups. The usage of these talkgroups is explained below. Please see the database for talkgroup IDs.

Note that Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency has their own fleetmap separate from this, however they do have some of the ops channels in their radios for mutual aid purposes

The VFD fleetmap is divided into four regions; south, west, north and east. Each region has two dispatch talkgroups, A and B, which are assigned as follows:

  • South dispatch A - Lunenburg and Queens counties
  • South dispatch B - Shelburne and Yarmouth counties
  • West dispatch A - Annapolis, Kings and west Hants counties
  • West dispatch B - Digby county
  • North dispatch A - Cumberland, Colchester and east Hants counties
  • North dispatch B - Pictou county
  • East dispatch A - Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Victoria and Richmond counties
  • East dispatch B - Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Operations talkgroups are assigned by the various dispatching agencies across the province, with each dispatch agency having "control" over certain ops talkgroups as follows:

  • Scotia Business Centre - ops 1-6
  • Valley Dispatch - ops 8-10, 15-23, 29-35
  • Yarmouth Dispatch - ops 11-14, 27-28
  • Digby Dispatch - ops 25-26
  • Truro fire - ops 36
  • Amherst fire - ops 37
  • New Glasgow police - ops 38
  • Stellarton police - ops 41-42
  • Canso Dispatch - ops 43-48
  • Shubie Radio - ops 49-50
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality - ops 52-56
  • Halifax Regional Fire (for mutual aid only) - ops 7, 24, 39-40, 51

The four "HFX-IES" talkgroups are so far only used by the two stations that are dispatched by HRM IES (fire dispatch) Enfield and Mount Uniacke fire departments, to contact IES.

Simplex Frequencies

PEI - Provincial Simplex and DVRS