Shelby County (TN)
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Shelby County Fire Department
Answering more than 16,000 calls each year, the Shelby County Fire Department stands ready to provide the best possible protection for the residents of the county. The department operates with nine engine companies out of eight engine houses dispersed throughout the county. More than 160 firefighters, inspectors, and trainers operate equipment, including pumper and ladder trucks, air trucks, and brush trucks, as well as special rescue and hazardous response equipment.
The Fire Department was first established in 1972 with an annual budget of $18,000, a paid staff of 21 and eight pumpers. In its first year, the Shelby County Fire Department received 249 calls. Today, the annual operating budget is approximately $18 million, and the professional emergency protection teams respond to an average of 50 calls per day. The Shelby County 9-1-1 dispatch office has 16 full-time employees handling emergency calls.
SCFD Tone Codes (NEW---After 2013 Rebanding)
BC23/Admin Tones 321.7/422.1
700 (Arlington FD Chief) 569.1/600.9
U30 (Ambulance Supervisor) 584.8/767.4
MPD Unit Listing
- Old Allen - 100 cars
- Raines - 200 cars
- Mt. Moriah - 300 cars
- Union - 400 cars
- Tillman - 500 cars
- South Main - 600 cars
- Airways - 700 cars
- Appling Farms - 800 cars
- Ridgeway Precinct - 900 cars
- Executive Admins - 1000 cars
- 1100 - 1900 are investigative units
- 1600 Units are Felony Response
- 1400 is Radio maintainence
- 2300 Cars are Crime Response (CSI)
- 2700 Cars are Vice & Narcotics (OCU)
- 2900 Cars are Metro Gang Unit
- 3600 Cars are School Officers (OIS)
- 5600 Cars are Entertainment District Unit (EDU)
- 8600 Cars are Crime Prevention Co-act or detailed units are in the 6000 range
- The second number correlates to the precinct number. ie. 6300 would be an East Precinct Co-act or detail car. All Bureaus run on South Main
SCSO Unit Listing
- 100 Units (lower 100s) are Supervisors
- 100 Units (mid to high 100s) are Day Patrol
- 200 Units are Afternoon and Midnight Patrol
- 300 Units are Detectives
- 400 Units are Fugitive
- 500 Units are Civil Cars/Process Servers
- 600 Units are Crime Prevention/School Patrol Deputies
- 2200 Units are Narcotics
- 2900 Units are Gang Units
- 6600 Units are Jail Transport Units.
SCSO Radio Codes/Terminology
- Code 3 - Normal traffic, low priority call
- Code 2 - Lights and/or sirens with discretion as needed to navigate traffic
- Code 1 - Lights and sirens, expedite (speeding) in response to imminent threat to life or property
- Code Sierra - Undercover operation in progress, marked units stay away from the area to avoid spooking the subject(s)
- Signal 5 - Public service ride for a complainant, witness, victim, stranded motorist, etc.
- Signal 10 - Meal or restroom break
- Signal 13 - Situation is secure and under control
- Signal C - Clear/End of Shift
- Signal Q - Quiet, hold routine radio traffic for units on a priority call
- Signal W - Wanted, for a vehicle/boat/firearm it means reported stolen, for an individual it means the subject has warrant
- Watson/PDA - In-car computer and reporting system
Fire and Medical
Bartlett Fire & EMS is dispatched through a VHF Frequency (154.3400) and is then simulcast on the analog trunking talk-group (304) known as primary. The fireground talk-group (336) is known as position 2 and is the most commonly used talk-group.
Bartlett utilizes 3 full-time pumpers, 2 full-time ladders, and 1 4x4 brush truck spread across 5 stations. Bartlett also has 3 reserve pumpers in case of a major event, or if a replacement truck is needed.
Bartlett has 4 full time ALS ambulances and another 3 reserve ambulances able to respond to medical calls, collisions, or fires all over the city. Whenever there is a city-wide get together they bring what is called "MedStat 1", a shrunken down version of an ambulance. The technical name is "MedStat by ASAP."
All engines, ladders, units, and miscellaneous items such as trailers are listed here, on Bartlett Fire Department's Website.