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There are 6 fire departments and 3 EMS departments in Benzie County, Station 1-9. Stations 2 and 3 and County EMS station, which are always manned. All other departments are part-time and volunteers. All personnel check in to central dispatch when responding to their station during a call using their POV unit names. Example of a POV unit name: 15-73. To identify what station this POV belongs to/is responding to you look at the first two digits. If the first two digits are 15, the POV is responding to Station 5.
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There are 6 fire departments and 3 EMS departments in Benzie County, Station 1-9. Stations 2 and 3 and County EMS station, which are always manned. All other departments are part-time and volunteers. All personnel check in to central dispatch when responding to their station during a call using their POV unit names. Example of a POV unit name: 15-73 or 14-03. You can tell what department by looking at the second digit of the POV number. Example: 1'''5'''-73 is part of station '''5'''.
 
Examples:
 
  
1'''5'''-73 = Station 5
 
  
1'''7'''-21 = Station 7
 
  
1'''9'''-56 = Station 9
 
  
  
This rule applies to all stations.
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Station - Department - Address - Township
  
  
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Station 1 - Benzie County EMS Director (no tones)    - 448 Court Pl      - Benzonia Twp
  
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Station 2 - Benzie EMS (Benzonia Station)      - 448 Court Pl      - Benzonia Twp
  
To determine the type of responding POV, you look at the latter two digits
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Station 3 - Benzie EMS (Frankfort Station)        - 120 Park Ave - Crystal Lake Twp
  
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Station 4 - Frankfort-Area FD - 1223 James St - Crystal Lake Twp
  
Going back to the 15-73 example, the '73' indicates that this POV is a firefighter.
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Station 5 - Benzonia Twp FD  - 1020 Michigan Ave - Benzonia Twp
  
-01 through -10 means that the responding POV is a fire-officer  Ex. 14-03
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Station 6 - Homestead Twp FD  - 11508 Honor Hwy - Homestead Twp
  
-11 through -19 means that the responding POV is a fire-medic    Ex. 16-13
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Station 7 - Almira Twp FD and EMS - 7272 Ole White Dr - Almira Twp
  
-20 through -99 means that the responding POV is a firefighter  Ex. 15-73
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Station 8 - Thompsonville FD - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp
  
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Station 9 - Inland Twp FD    - 19668 Honor Hwy - Inland Twp
  
This rule applies to all stations '''except''' for station 1. All POVs with the prefix 11- are medics  Ex.  11-43
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Station 11 - Thompsonville EMS - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp
  
  
  
  
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Station - Department - Address - Township
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'''Benzie County Radio info'''
  
  
Station 1 - Thompsonville EMS - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp
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Benzie County's law enforcement and Fire/EMS has fully migrated to the [[Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS)]], and the only non-P25 public safety frequency is 154.920 - used for VHF Fire Dispatch
  
Station 2 - Benzonia EMS      - 448 Court Pl      - Benzonia Twp
 
  
Station 3 - Frankfort-Area EMS- 120 Park Ave - Crystal Lake Twp
 
  
Station 4 - Frankfort-Area FD - 1223 James St - Crystal Lake Twp
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''MPSCS P25 Sites in Benzie County''
  
Station 5 - Benzonia Twp FD  - 1020 Michigan Ave - Benzonia Twp
 
  
Station 6 - Homestead Twp FD - 11508 Honor Hwy - Homestead Twp
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Homestead Twp Site (main site) * {{Callsign|WPQD480}}: 44.641308, -86.016659
  
Station 7 - Almira Twp EMS/FD - 7272 Ole White Dr - Almira Twp
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851.2000,
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851.4625,
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852.4625,
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853.4625,
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853.9625
  
Station 8 - Thompsonville FD  - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp
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--Main site used in the county, transmits Benzie county talkgroups
  
Station 9 - Inland Twp FD    - 19668 Honor Hwy - Inland Twp
 
  
  
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Inland Twp Site * {{Callsign|WPQD480}}:  44.64250, -85.82369
  
Station 1 and Station 8 are located in the same building but are manned by different personnel.  
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851.0125,
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851.3000,
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851.9500,
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852.4250,
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852.9000,
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853.5875,
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853.8750,
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855.6125,
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855.9375
  
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--Repeats talkgroups from Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Wexford, and Manistee county.
  
  
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Frankfort Repeater Site * {{Callsign|WQWL875}}:  44.63608, -86.24081
  
'''Benzie County Radio Info'''
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854.98750,
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856.96250,
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857.98750
  
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--Repeater for Frankfort, which is located in a geological bowl. Repeats Law and Fire dispatch only. Frequencies are ''not'' trunked.
  
  
Because of the county's small size (the smallest in the state), the radio service used for fire and EMS is fairly simple. Almost all operations and dispatch are done on '''154.92MHz'''. Frankfort Fire Department's tactical channel is '''158.775MHz''', which is not used very often. Almira Station 7 uses '''159.21MHz''' fairly often as a tactical channel, but unless you live in the Lake Ann area, it is very static-y and hard to pick up. For larger operations like structure fires and major car accidents, most departments will switch to one of the county's 3 firegrounds, which are P25 frequencies.
 
  
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The Talkgroup IDs (TGIDs) used in the county are as follows
  
'''Benzie County P25 Info'''
 
  
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65535 - PD TAC
  
Benzie County's law enforcement has fully migrated to the Michigan Public Safety Communications Project 25 System (MPSCS P25). [https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/APCO_Project_25]
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4967 - PD DISPATCH
  
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4335 - FD/EMS OPS
  
The county uses 3 different sites.
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4201 - COUNTYWIDE
 
 
Site frequencies can be found by following these links: [https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WPQD480][https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WPQD481]
 
[https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WQWL875]
 
 
 
 
 
The main one used in the county is located on Zimmerman Rd at 44.641308, -86.016659
 
 
 
Another Site used within the county is in Inland Twp at 44.64250, -85.82369
 
 
 
The final site used in the county is located in Frankfort at 44.63608, -86.24081
 
  
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5534 - EMS TAC
  
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5535 - FIREGROUND/OPS 1
  
The Talkgroup IDs (TGIDs) used in the county are as follows
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5536 - FIREGROUND/OPS 2
  
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5537 - FIREGROUND/OPS 3
  
65535 - PD TAC
 
  
4967 - PD DISPATCH
 
  
4335 - FD/EMS
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''Benzie County Attractions Information''
  
4201 - COUNTYWIDE
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Crystal Mountain is using Kenwood portable 2-way radios and mainly uses the frequencies 464.5125 (Alpine Slide for summer months), 152.420 for Ski Patrol and 462.3625 (for housekeeping operations). No other activity has been logged through their other channels.
 
 
5534 - EMS TAC
 
  
5535 - FIREGROUND 1
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Apparently they have 10 channels they use. I have only found two on their FCC License that are active.
  
5536 - FIREGROUND 2
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Their radio system consists of at least 3 repeaters: one at the top of the crystal clipper lift, one atop the housekeeping building, and one on the top of the cell phone tower on site.
  
5537 - FIREGROUND 3
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[[Category:Michigan Trunking Information]]
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[[Category:Michigan Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Michigan Fire Services]]
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[[Category:Michigan Medical]]

Latest revision as of 07:35, 21 June 2021

Benzie County Public Safety

Benzie County Fire/EMS Info


There are 6 fire departments and 3 EMS departments in Benzie County, Station 1-9. Stations 2 and 3 and County EMS station, which are always manned. All other departments are part-time and volunteers. All personnel check in to central dispatch when responding to their station during a call using their POV unit names. Example of a POV unit name: 15-73 or 14-03. You can tell what department by looking at the second digit of the POV number. Example: 15-73 is part of station 5.



Station - Department - Address - Township


Station 1 - Benzie County EMS Director (no tones) - 448 Court Pl - Benzonia Twp

Station 2 - Benzie EMS (Benzonia Station) - 448 Court Pl - Benzonia Twp

Station 3 - Benzie EMS (Frankfort Station) - 120 Park Ave - Crystal Lake Twp

Station 4 - Frankfort-Area FD - 1223 James St - Crystal Lake Twp

Station 5 - Benzonia Twp FD - 1020 Michigan Ave - Benzonia Twp

Station 6 - Homestead Twp FD - 11508 Honor Hwy - Homestead Twp

Station 7 - Almira Twp FD and EMS - 7272 Ole White Dr - Almira Twp

Station 8 - Thompsonville FD - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp

Station 9 - Inland Twp FD - 19668 Honor Hwy - Inland Twp

Station 11 - Thompsonville EMS - 14714 Lincoln Ave - Weldon Twp




Benzie County Radio info


Benzie County's law enforcement and Fire/EMS has fully migrated to the Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS), and the only non-P25 public safety frequency is 154.920 - used for VHF Fire Dispatch


MPSCS P25 Sites in Benzie County


Homestead Twp Site (main site) * WPQD480: 44.641308, -86.016659

851.2000, 851.4625, 852.4625, 853.4625, 853.9625

--Main site used in the county, transmits Benzie county talkgroups


Inland Twp Site * WPQD480: 44.64250, -85.82369

851.0125, 851.3000, 851.9500, 852.4250, 852.9000, 853.5875, 853.8750, 855.6125, 855.9375

--Repeats talkgroups from Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Wexford, and Manistee county.


Frankfort Repeater Site * WQWL875: 44.63608, -86.24081

854.98750, 856.96250, 857.98750

--Repeater for Frankfort, which is located in a geological bowl. Repeats Law and Fire dispatch only. Frequencies are not trunked.


The Talkgroup IDs (TGIDs) used in the county are as follows


65535 - PD TAC

4967 - PD DISPATCH

4335 - FD/EMS OPS

4201 - COUNTYWIDE

5534 - EMS TAC

5535 - FIREGROUND/OPS 1

5536 - FIREGROUND/OPS 2

5537 - FIREGROUND/OPS 3


Benzie County Attractions Information

Crystal Mountain is using Kenwood portable 2-way radios and mainly uses the frequencies 464.5125 (Alpine Slide for summer months), 152.420 for Ski Patrol and 462.3625 (for housekeeping operations). No other activity has been logged through their other channels.

Apparently they have 10 channels they use. I have only found two on their FCC License that are active.

Their radio system consists of at least 3 repeaters: one at the top of the crystal clipper lift, one atop the housekeeping building, and one on the top of the cell phone tower on site.