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Syracuse City Police Dept.

Generic Unit IDs

  • 1-99 - Admin. Staff - All Channels
  • 100-199 - Community Policing - All Channels
  • 200-299 - Airport Units - Channel 4 & Airport Channel
  • 300-399 - Downtown Units - Channel 3
  • 400-499 - North/East Units - Channel 3
  • 500-599 - Traffic Units - All Channels
  • 600-699 - South/West - Channel 4
  • 700-799 - CID - Channel 5
  • 800-899 - SID - Channel 6
  • 900-999 - Details - All Channels

Specific Unit IDs

  • 1 - Chief of Police
  • 2-5 - Deputy Chiefs
  • 222 - Airport Unit
  • 380 - Syracuse Housing
  • 400 - North End Captain
  • 401-404 - North End Lt.
  • 410-415 - North End Sgt.
  • 428-429 - North End File 01 Car
  • 430-433 - North End Patrol Unit (Tip Hill,Oil City,Armory Square)
  • 440-443 - North End Patrol Unit (Butternut/Grant,Woodlawn Cemetery)
  • 450-453 - North End Patrol Unit (Butternut/Lodi,St. Joe's Hosp)
  • 460-463 - North End Patrol Unit (Eastwood)
  • 480-481 - North End Patrol Unit (Downtown)
  • 490-498 - North End Patrol Unit (Carousel Mall,RTC)
  • 550-559 - Traffic
  • 600 - South End Captain
  • 601-604 - South End Lt.
  • 610-615 - South End Sgt.
  • 628-629 - South End File 01 Car
  • 630-633 - South End Patrol Unit (Western Lights,Strathmore)
  • 640-643 - South End Patrol Unit (S Geddes St,Skunk City)
  • 650-653 - South End Patrol Unit (Just South of Downtown,S Salina St)
  • 660-663 - South End Patrol Unit (S Salina St,Valley Area)
  • 670-673 - South End Patrol Unit (University Area)
  • 680-683 - South End Patrol Unit (Erie Blvd East,Midler Ave)

Police Dept. Signals

  • They have gone to plain language. The only ones that are still used are listed under the Syracuse Fire Dept. Signals.

Patrol Units

PREFIXES

  • 1## Administrative
  • 2## CID
  • 3## ?
  • 4## North Zone
  • 5## ?
  • 6## South Zone
  • 7## Homicide
  • 8## ?
  • 9## Community Affairs
  • 38## Liverpool District
  • 5733 NYSP

SUFFIXES

  • #00 Command
  • #01 Executive Officer
  • #02-09 Deputy Commanders
  • #11-19 Shift Supervisors
  • #21-29 Crime Prevention
  • #31-39 Investigators
  • #40-46 Marked cars
  • #47-49 Unmarked cars
  • #50-56 Marked cars
  • #57-59 Unmarked cars
  • #60-66 Marked cars
  • #67-69 Unmarked cars
  • #70-76 Marked cars
  • #77-79 Unmarked cars
  • #80-99 Float & misc

NON-PATROL UNITS

  • Car 1-4 Chiefs
  • 100 Mayor
  • 141 Utility Truck
  • 170-180 Motorcycles
  • 200 Crime Lab Truck
  • 700 Homicide Commander
  • 900 C.O. Community Affairs


Syracuse Police Dept. Old Radio Plan

  • 460.325 Mhz/465.325 Mhz - Channel #1 - TA (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • This was monitored by the Technical Assistant who sat behind the main dispatchers and the channel was used for any in progress major calls.
  • 460.350 Mhz/465.350 Mhz - Channel #2 - DATA (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • This was used to run things like Warrants, DL's, Tags, etc.
  • 460.475 Mhz/465.475 Mhz - Channel #3 - North/East Dispatch (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • Dispatch Channel for the North/East part of the city (400 units)
  • 460.375 Mhz/465.375 Mhz - Channel #4 - South/West Dispatch (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • Dispatch Channel for the South/West part of the city (600 units)
  • 460.425 Mhz/465.425 Mhz - Channel #5 - CID (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Criminal Investigations Division
  • 460.250 Mhz/465.250 Mhz - Channel #6 - CID/SID (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833/WPFU248/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Criminal Investigations Division & Special Investigations Division)
  • 460.200 Mhz/465.200 Mhz - Channel #7 - SID (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Special Investigations Division
  • 460.025 Mhz/465.025 Mhz - Channel #8 - SHA (PL Tone 131.8) (WNVL219)
    • Utilized by the Syracuse Housing Authority
  • 460.500 Mhz/465.500 Mhz - Channel #9 - Training (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833)
  • Utilized for Training


Syracuse Fire Department

Station & Unit List

  • Station #1 - 900 S. State St. (aka US-11) @ E. Adams St. (Downtown)
    • Engine 1,Mini 1,Squad 1
  • Station #2 - 2300 Lodi St. @ Danforth St. (Northside/Harbor Area)
    • Engine 2,Mini 2,Truck 2,Water/Rescue 2
  • Station #3 - 808 Bellevue Ave. between Onondaga Ave. & Summit Ave. (Westside/Stolp & Strathmore Area)
    • Engine 3,Mini 3,Ambulance 3
  • Station #4 - 110 Observation Circle off of Air Cargo Rd.,North Syracuse (Airport) (Sta. #4 sits at the following coordinates: 43.111535/-76.115004)
    • ARFF 1,ARFF 2,ARFF 3,ARFF 4,ARFF 5,ARFF 6,ARFF 7,ARFF 8 (Sta. #4 is Dept. #98 in the County)
  • Station #5 - 110 N. Geddes St. between Erie Blvd. West & Richmond Ave. (Westside/Tip Hill Area)
    • Engine 5,Mini 5,Truck 3,Car 2,Haz-Mat 1,Haz-Mat 2
  • Station #6 - 601 S. West St. @ Fabius St. (Downtown)
    • Rescue 1,Rescue 2,Rescue 3
  • Station #8 - 2412 S. Salina St. (aka US-11) between Amherst Ave. & McKinley Ave. (Southside)
    • Engine 8,Mini 8,Truck 8,Car 3
  • Station #9 - 400 Shuart Ave. @ Wilson St. (North/Eastside)
    • Engine 9,Mini 9,Ladder 4,Car 4
  • Station #10 - 2030 E. Genesee St. (aka State Route 92) @ Cambridge St. (Eastside)
    • Engine 10,Mini 10,Truck 5,Car 5
  • Station #17 - 2317 Burnet Ave. @ S. Midler Ave. (aka State Route 598) (Eastside/Eastwood Area)
    • Engine 17,Mini 17
  • Station #18 - 3801 Midland Ave. @ Floral Pkwy. (Southside/Valley Area)
    • Engine 18,Mini 18


Old SFD Firehouses

  • Station #1 - 106 Montgomery St. between E. Water St. & E. Washington St. (Downtown)
    • Housed Engine 16,Rescue 1 & Squad 1
  • Station #2 - 727-729 N. Salina St. (aka US-11) between Catawba St. & E. Division St. (Northside)
    • Housed Engine 2 & Truck 2
  • Truck #3 - 729 Park Ave. @ Wall St. (Westside)
    • Housed Truck 3
  • Station #4 -
    • 1000 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd. (Airport) (The Former Sta. sits at the following coordinates: 43.110965/-76.109955)
    • 229 Wolf St. (aka US-11) between N. Salina St. & Park St. (aka State Route 370) (Northside)
      • Housed Engine 4
  • Station #6 - 136 Walton St. between S. Franklin St. & S. Clinton St. (Downtown)
    • Housed an Engine,Ladder & Water Tower
  • Station #7 - 1039 E. Fayette St. between S. Crouse Ave. & University Ave. (Eastside/University Area)
    • Housed Engine 7, Mini 7 & Truck 4
  • Station #9 - 610 Oak St. between Highland Ave. & Douglas St. (North/Eastside)
    • Housed Engine 9
  • Station #10 - 826 Euclid Ave. @ Westcott St. (Eastside)
    • Housed Engine 10 & Truck 5
  • Station #11 - 901 Teall Ave. @ Herbst Ave. (Eastside/Eastwood)
    • Housed Engine 11 & Truck 7
  • Station #12 - 400 W. Genesee St. (aka State Route 5) @ Wallace St. (Downtown)
    • Housed Engine 12, Mini 12, Haz-Mat 12 & Truck 6
  • Station #13 - 1022 Willis Ave. @ Chemung St. (Westside)
    • Housed Engine 13
  • Station #14 - 238 W. Division St. @ 214 Solar St. (Northside/Oil City)
    • Housed Engine 14 & Foam 14
  • Station #15 - 121-123 Harold St. across from Greenland Dr. (Northside/Eastwood)
    • Housed Engine 15
  • Station #17 - 401-403 S. Midler Ave. (aka State Route 598) @ Sunnycrest Rd. (Eastwood)
    • Housed Engine 17, Mini 17 & Truck 7 (Also housed the Syracuse Police Dept. Precinct for the area)
  • Station #18 - 174 W. Seneca Trpk. (aka State Route 173) @ Midland Ave. (Southside/Valley)
    • Housed Engine 18, Mini 18 & Truck 9
  • Station #19 - 1150 Salt Springs Rd. @ Demong Dr. and across from Springfield Rd. & Audubon Pkwy. (Far Eastside)
    • Housed Engine 19
  • Station #20 - 401 Elliott St. @ S. Geddes St. (Westside)
    • Housed Engine 20
  • Station #21 - 500 Summit Ave. @ Onondaga Park Dr. (Onondaga Park)
    • Housed Engine 21


  • Notes: All of these firehouses are still standing.

Run Responses

  • Medical Run - 1 Mini
  • Full Arrest or Long Fall - 1 Mini & Squad
  • Accident with possible Injuries - 1 Engine Co.
  • Accident with Injuries - 1 Engine Co. & Rescue Co.
  • Car Fire - 1 Engine Co.
  • Outdoor Fire - 1 Engine Co.
  • Garage Fire (not attached to house) - Short Telephone Alarm
  • Garage Fire (attached to house) - Full Telephone Alarm
  • Stuck Elevator - Rescue Co.
  • Residential Lockout - Truck Co.
  • Vehicle Lockout w/child locked in vehicle - Squad
  • Appliance/Electrical Fire - Short Telephone Alarm
  • Fire Alarm - Short Telephone Alarm
  • Residential Structure Fire - Full Telephone Alarm
  • Highrise Structure Fire - Full Telephone Alarm plus Ladder 4
  • A Short Telephone Alarm includes 1 Engine Co.,1 Truck Co. & 1 District Chief
  • A Full Telephone Alarm includes 2 Engine's,1 Engine Co.,1 Truck Co.,Rescue Co., Squad & 1 District Chief
  • An Engine Co. includes 1 Engine & 1 Mini
  • A Truck Co. includes 1 Mid-Mount 95' Sutphen Ladder Truck
  • The Rescue Co. consists of Rescue 1 (Heavy) & Rescue 2 (Light)
  • The Squad consists of Squad 1
  • A District Chief usually runs with a Chevy Silverado
  • All Engines except for engines 3,10,& 18 have a rear-mount boom ladder around 65'
  • All mini's no longer have pumps and are primarily used for EMS runs
  • Ladder 4 is a rear-mount 100'+ ladder truck
  • On a structure fire the first due engine company brings there mini so the driver can be used to man the hydrant. The other two engine co.'s do not bring there mini's to alleviate congestion.
  • When a Signal 99 is transmitted a Second District Chief, Deputy Chief, & RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) are dispatched. Shortly thereafter move up companies are dispatched to cover empty stations.

Syracuse Fire Dept. Signals

  • Signal 79 Possible - Motor Vehicle Accident with possible Injuries
  • Signal 80 - Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries
  • Signal 86 - Fill Assignment from Short Telephone Alarm to Full Telephone Alarm
  • Signal 98 - Minor Fire/Vehicle Fire
  • Signal 99 - Working Structure Fire

Syracuse Fire Apparatus

Syracuse FD
Station Location Engine Truck Mini Other
1 900 South State St. Rescue 1,2,3 & Rescue Truck
2 2300 Lodi St. 2 2 2
3 808 Bellevue Ave. 3 3
5 110 North Geddes St. 5 3 5 HZMT 1,2, Car 2
6 601 South West St. 6 1 6
7 1039 East Fayette St. 7 7
8 2412 South Salina St. 8 8 8 Car 3
9 400 Shuart Ave. 9 4 9 Car 4
10 2030 East Genesee St. 10 5 10 Car 5
17 2317 Burnet Ave . 17 17
18 3714 Midland Ave. 18 18


Syracuse FD Car Numbers
203 Radio Repair
5## Inspection
60# Training & Safety
61# Fire Investigation
62# miscellaneous
630 Hancock CFR Chief
702 Chief of Department
70# Deputy Chiefs

Syracuse FD Radio Codes (OLD)

  • 0 Emergency
  • 1 Request Fire Investigator
  • 2 Request Ambulance
  • 3 Request Police
  • 4 Request Niagara Mohawk
  • 7 Fire personnel under attack
  • 10 Fire related fatality
  • 20 Request specific directions
  • 41 Request Rescue
  • 46 Request repeat of alarm dispatch
  • 48 Request District Chief
  • 54 On the air
  • 56 Off the air
  • 57 In service
  • 59 Out of service
  • 65 Call Fire Control by phone
  • 68 Request mechanic
  • 75 Acknowledge/Received
  • 76 Request status report and/or radio test
  • 79 Request Ambulance
  • 84 MVA involving apparatus
  • 86 Request for balance of assignment
  • 90 Bomb threat
  • 94 Personnel to fire alarm center
  • 95 Request fire scene update
  • 97 Investigation
  • 98 Minor fire *
  • 99 Working fire *
  • 1-X Bomb or explosive device detonated
  • 2-2 Request second alarm *
  • 3-3 Request third alarm *


  • Signals with * are still used.


Syracuse Fire Dept. Old Radio Plan

  • 153.950 Mhz/154.415 Mhz - Channel #1 - Dispatch (PL Tone 82.5) (KEA331/WNPM707)
    • This was a repeated pair.
  • 154.190 Mhz - Channel #2 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (KEA331/WNPM707)
    • Originally this was used for Full Telephone Alarms (Structure Fires) and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 2 & was Simplex.
  • 154.145 Mhz - Channel #3 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (WNPM707)
    • Originally was next in line if Channel #2 was being used for Fireground and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 3 & was Simplex.
  • 154.235 Mhz - Channel #4 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (WNPM707)
    • Originally was next in line of Channel #2 & Channel #3 were being used for Fireground and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 4 & Car 5 & was Simplex.
  • 453.300 Mhz/458.300 Mhz - Crossband Repeater of Channel #2 (KH5321)
    • This was a repeater located on Rescue 1 that was tied to 154.190 Mhz
  • 460.600 Mhz - Training (KH5321)
    • Consisted of about a half dozen portables located at the Training Facility


Syracuse Fire Explorer Post 280 Radio Plan

  • 43.000 Mhz - Channel #1 - Dispatch (WZL835)
  • 42.960 Mhz - Channel #2 - Rarely Used (WZL835)