Ottawa County (MI)
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- 1 Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
- 2 Ottawa Deprecated's
- 3 National interop Fireground frequencies
- 4 Fire Department Numbering Scheme
- 5 Ottawa County Law Enforcement
- 6 Interoperability Frequencies
- 7 Municipalities and Districts
- 8 Schools
- 9 Businesses
- 10 Attraction and Recreation
- 11 Ottawa County (MI) Bridges
- 12 Request Foods (Holland)
Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority
159.09000 WNXN657 RM 71.9 PL Ottawa TAC Tactical FMN Law Talk 855.86250 WNWS967 RM Ottawa Police 3 Police Tactical FM Law Tac 155.86500 WNZJ535 BM 103.5 PL MEPPS MEPPS FMN Law Talk 154.41500 WQBK780 RM 88.5 PL Ottawa Fire Tac Fire:Tactical FMN Fire-Tac 159.09000 WNXN657 RM 71.9 PL Ottawa TAC Tactical FMN Law Talk 155.97000 WNXN657 M 103.5 PL Ottawa Police: Car-to-Car FMN Law Talk 159.21000 WNZJ535 BM 162.2 PL Ottawa POL OPS Police Ops FMN Law Tac 155.41500 WNXN657 BM 136.5 PL Ottawa Police: Administration FMN Law Talk
National interop Fireground frequencies
Range to hear these is ~1 mile since they are not on a repeater.
851.51250 156.7 PL 8TAC91/91D Fireground Operations 8TAC91/91D FM Fire-Tac 852.01250 156.7 PL 8TAC92D Fireground Operations 8TAC92D FM Fire-Tac 852.51250 156.7 PL 8TAC93D Fireground Operations 8TAC93D FM Fire-Tac 853.01250 156.7 PL 8TAC94D Fireground Operations 8TAC94D FM Fire-Tac
Fire Department 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 70FNorth 03 Conklin Fire Dept (Chester Twp) 70FNorth 04 Coopersville Fire Dept (Polkton Twp) 70FNorth 05 Crockery Twp Fire Dept 70FNorth 07 Ferrysburg Fire Dept 70FNorth 09 Grand Haven City Fire (DPS) 70FNorth 10 Grand Haven Twp Fire 70FNorth 17 Spring Lake Twp 70FNorth 18 Marne Fire Dept (Wright/Tallmadge Twps) 70FNorth 20 Robinson Twp Fire 70FNorth 02 Olive Twp Fire Rescue 70FSouth 06 Zeeland Twp Fire and Rescue 70FSouth 08 Georgetown Twp Fire 70FSouth 11 Holland City Fire Dept 70FSouth 12 Holland Twp Fire Dept 70FSouth 13 Hudsonville Fire and Rescue 70FSouth 14 Jamestown Twp Fire 70FSouth 15 Park Twp Fire 70FSouth 16 Port Sheldon Twp 70FSouth 19 Zeeland City Fire and Rescue 70FSouth 21 Blendon Twp Fire 70FSouth 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
Currently Ottawa County Fire Departments will still be paged on VHF with a patch to Fire North or Fire South. May use 800Mhz paging in the future.
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 Dept 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 Life Ambulance 154.16 507.0 1122.5 25 Hazmat Response Team Cntywd 525.0 347.6 26 Technical Rescue Cntywd 707.3 ALL County All / Dive Team Cntywd 1122.5
Ottawa County mutual aid dispatch for a majority of the county works as follows:
Stations 1, 2 and 3 are regular full station responses Station 4 - Ladder/Aerial Device Station 5 - Engine Station 6 - Tanker Station 7 - Rescue Station 8 - Brush/Grass truck Station 9 - RIT/RIC Team Station 10 - Engine and Tanker For Example Marne, Coopersville Station 4 and 6 and Conklin Station 6 would be: A tanker and Ladder from Coopersville, a Tanker from Conklin and a full response from Marne.
Ottawa County Law Enforcement
Police 1, City Dispatch (70POL1)
Police 1 is the primary channel for Holland PD, Zeeland PD, and Grand Haven 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
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.
Spring Lake/Ferrysburg PD and Zeeland City PD
Spring Lake/Ferrysburg area is now covered by the Ottawa County Sheriffs department.
Car# Assigned to: 48xx Zeeland City PD
Police 2, County Dispatch (70POL2)
Police 2 is the primary channel used for the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.
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 District/Circuit court officers 79xx Reserves (Possibly including code enforcement/animal control) 7xK9 K9 units TSx Traffic Units Sheriff Paramedic E-Units: E-3x Holland Twp and northern Park Twp E-4x Georgetown Twp Other Units: 96xx Grand Valley State University Police 61xx Michigan State Police - Rockford Post
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
155.75250 M 156.7 PL VCALL 10 151.13750 M 156.7 PL VTAC 11 154.45250 M 156.7 PL VTAC 12 158.73755 M 156.7 PL VTAC 13 159.47250 M 156.7 PL VTAC 14 170.01250 M 156.7 PL IR 6 154.28000 154.2800 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 21 154.26500 154.2650 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 22 154.29500 154.2950 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 23 154.27250 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 24 154.28750 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 25 154.30250 M 156.7 PL VFIRE 26 155.47500 155.4750 M 85.4 PL VLAW 31 155.48250 M 85.4 PL VLAW 32 155.34000 155.3400 M 156.7 PL VMED 28 154.29500 154.2950 M 156.7 PL VMED 29
Municipalities and Districts
Georgetown Township (Jennison/Hudsonville)
- WQQI314 - 154.145 Repeater with 159.2925 input (NFM at Nunica)
- Public Works - WPRB586 - Mobiles on 466.875 (NFM)
Georgetown Township (Jenison)
- WQOV900 - 173.3125 Fixed (14,000 meter reading units)
Jamestown Township (Hudsonville)
- WQPU447 - 151.085 Repeater with 158.985 input (NFM) for Fire
West Ottawa Public Schools (Holland)
- 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)
- WPMB651 Add 461.4375, 463.3 Repeaters (11K)
- 457.5125 M 71.9 PL Burger King - Drive Thru (US31 by Wal-Mart)
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
Ottawa County (MI) Bridges
Herman Miller "Operations" conducts radio checks with Spring Lake (unit 205) and Zeeland (unit 211) Boar's Head Provisions Company (Makes Deli Meats) (Holland)
- WPQD720, Repeaters on 452.05, 452.15, 451.95 (11K)
Request Foods (Holland)
152.285 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.545) 152.435 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.635) 152.4275 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.6875) 152.4125 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.6725) 152.3875 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.6275) 152.3625 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.6425) 152.375 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.695) 152.315 RqstFds Hlnd (input 157.575)