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Preble County (OH)

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Preble County, Ohio
County Number 68
OSP District Piqua
OSP Post 57 (Dayton)
ODOT District 8 (Lebanon)
MARCS Zone 1
NWS Office Wilmington
FIPS Code 39135

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Fire Stations

PREBLE COUNTY FIRE & EMS STATIONS - 03/23/2022

FD Station  Agency                          EMS Medics

16, 16-2    Eaton FD                        16, 16-2, 16-3
17          Gasper Twp. FD                  17, 17-2
18          Gratis FD                       ---
19          Lewisburg FD                    19, 19-2
20          Verona FD                       ---
21          West Alexandria FD              ---
22          West Alexandria EMS             22, 22-2
28          North Central Joint EMS         28, 29
30          West Manchester FD              ---
40          Camden - Somers Twp FD          40, 41
50          Eldorado FD                     ---
60          Northwest Joint Fire/EMS        61, 62
80          West Elkton/Gratis Twp. FD      ---
85          Gratis EMS                      85, 86

Examples: Medic 16, Engine 21, Tanker 40, Rescue 80, ect 

The old 3 & 4 digit ID system was phased out 7/1/16

Note: Stations 18 - 21 were originally dispatched by Brookville Fire Dispatch. 
When Brookville went to their own 151.385 MHz repeater, the above FD's choose
not to change with Brookville but remained on Preble County's 154.190 MHz.
They retained their old Brookville station numbers.


Ohio MARCS-IP Radio IDs


RADIO ID/UNIT ID		UNIT

6890185				Preble Dispatch
6890186				Preble Dispatch
6890187				Preble Dispatch
6890303				Engine 16
6890304				Brush 16
6890318				Medic 17
6890347				Tanker 21
6890356				Medic 19
6890358				Rescue 19
6890401				Medic 85
6890420				Engine 21
6890450				Tanker 30

Fire/EMS Pager Tones


159.3825 Fire Primary Departments Tone(s)
County All Call 979.9 - 313.0
Camden Fire (40) 296.5 - 313.0
Camden EMS (40) 313.0 - 312.6
Eaton EMS (16) 294.5 - 288.5
Eaton Fire (16) 288.7 - 979.6
Gratis Fire (18) 1006.9 - 953.7
Gratis EMS (85/86) 288.5 - 953.7
Lewisburg FD (19) xxx.x - xxx.x
Lewisburg EMS (19) 672.2 - 672.8
New Paris FD (60) 953.6 - 313.3
New Paris EMS (60) 312.7 - 305.2
West Alex Fire (21) 617.3 - 726.8
West Alex EMS (21) 953.7 - 288.5
West Elkton Fire (80) 1092.4 - 288.5


154.1900 Fire TAC Departments Tone(s)
Camden Siren DTMF
1452*1 - On
1273*3 - Off
1400*5 - All Call
Gratis Siren 953.5 - 1006.9


Police units

68-xxx 
1 - Sheriff
2 - Chief Deputy
3-19 - Full-time Deputies
20-27 - Reserve Deputies
28-39 - Dispatchers, Jailers, Investigators
40-49 - Camden PD
50-59 - Lewisburg PD
60-69 - New Paris PD
70-79 - West Alexandria PD
80-89 - Gratis PD 
92-93 - Dog Wardens 
94 - Game Warden 
95 - Humane Officer 
98-99 - Coroner's Office 
100 - Mobile Command Post 
101-132 - Special Deputies 
160-169 - Verona PD 
170-179 - West Elkton PD 
200 - Emergency Management 
500 - Hueston Woods Rangers
1100 - SO Deputies (Transport, Courthouse, etc)
1200 - City of Eaton PD


Signals & Codes

Signals: 
1- Contact Sheriff                      35- On Patrol   
1A - Contact Chief Deputy               37- OUT of Service 
3- Request Red Lights                   39- Location
5- Standby for Message                  41- Unit Stay IN Service 
7- License Registration                 43- Home 
7A- License File Check                  45- Contact News Media 
7B- OL Check                            47- Get a Report 
9- Investigative Complaint              49- Cannot Answer 
11- Arrest & Record Check               51- Radio Repair 
13- Special Detail                      53- Coroner Needed 
15- Civil Paper                         55- Affirmative on Signal 1
15A- Warrant                            57- Is Everything OK 
17- Contact Party in Person             59- Disregard 
19- Contact Party TX                    61- Give ETA
21- Prisoner                            63- Are you on a Detail
23- Off Air for Meal                    65- Enroute 
25- Return to Sheriff's Office          67- Gone on Arrival 
27- Emergency Run                       99- Emergency Traffic 
29- Ambulance                           100- Emergency Situation 
31- Wrecker                             101- Traffic Stop 
33- IN-Service 

Codes: 
2- Accident: P.D.                      44- Officer in Trouble 
4- Accident: P.I.                      44A- Officer Injured 
4A- Accident: Fatal                    46- Prowler 
6- Aircraft Crash                      48A- Sex Offence 
8- Assault                             48B- Indecent Exposure 
10- Assist Other Unit                  50- Armed Robbery 
12- Burglary                           50A- Robbery in Progress 
14- Bad Check                          50B- Unarmed Robbery 
16- Dead on Arrival                    52- Shooing 
18- Dog Bite                           54- Stabbing/Cutting 
20- Domestic Trouble                   56- Stolen Car/Recovery 
22- Drowning                           58- Suicide 
24- Drunk                              58A- Attempted Suicide 
26- Fight                              60- Suspicious Person 
28- Fire                               62- Traffic Detail 
30- Gambling                           62A- Traffic Complaint 
32- Homicide                           62B- Drag Racing
34- Juveniles                          64- MD of P (Felony) 
36- Grand Theft                        64- MD of P (Misdemeanor) 
38- Missing Person(s)                  66- Jailbreak/Escape 
40- Man w/ a Gun                       68- Threatening/Harrassing
40A- Man w/ a Knife                    70- Unclassified Offense
42- Nature Unknown                     72- Narcotic/Drug Offense 


Ohio State Highway Patrol

Preble County is served by OSP Post 57 Dayton, located at 400 Smith Drive in Clayton in Montgomery County. The old Eaton Post 68 was consolidated with Post 57 in 2005. All communications use Ohio MARCS-IP. The former OSP Post 68 located at 6818 US-127, Eaton, OH 45320 is now the office of the Preble County Emergency Management Agency.

Hueston Woods State Park

Hueston Woods State Park is a 3,596 acre state park located 5 miles north of Oxford that features the 625 acre Acton Lake. The park straddles the Butler-Preble County border. The park lies in Oxford Township, Butler County and Israel Township. Preble County. It is a popular recreation spot in the area. The park is maintained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and falls under ODNR Region 5. All official park communications are on the Ohio MARCS-IP statewide system, rangers also have access to the Preble County Sheriff's Office communications. Other VIP (Camp ground overseers) and campers can be heard using FRS radios throughout the summer camping season.

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