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Dispatching centres in Nova Scotia

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The following agencies or organizations provide dispatching services in the province of Nova Scotia.

Miscellaneous Government

Halifax Regional Integrated Emergency Services ("Regional Dispatch")

Located in the Woodside Industrial Park, HRM IES (identifies on the air as "regional dispatch") dispatches the following agencies:

Shubie Radio

Shubie Radio is operated by the provincial Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and acts as the provincial dispatching centre. The dispatch centre is located in Shubenacadie, Hants county, and dispatches the following agencies:

As well, Shubie Radio is responsible for coordination of some Emergency Management Office (EMO) and Ground Search and Rescue operations, coordinating use of the mutual aid talkgroups on the provincial Maritime Public Safety Radio Network (MPSRN), dispatching some volunteer fire departments in Guysborough county, and coordinating other radio-related activities on behalf of the province's Public Safety and Field Communications office.

EHS Medical Communications Centre ("EHS Comms" or "Ambulance Dispatch")

The EHS medical communications centre is the provincial dispatch centre for EHS ground operations (ambulance service) as well as the Air Medical Transport service (EHS LifeFlight). The centre is located in Dartmouth.

Stellarton Police

Also dispatches various fire stations in Pictou county.

Police only

RCMP Operational Communications Centre (OCC)

The RCMP Operational Communications Centre (OCC) is responsible for dispatching the RCMP in all counties except Halifax county, which is dispatched by HRM IES (see above). The RCMP OCC is located in Truro, Colchester county.

Fire only

Valley Communications ("Valley Dispatch")

Dispatches various stations in Annapolis, Kings, Hants, Colchester, Cumberland, Queens and Lunenburg counties.

Scotia Business Centre

Dispatches stations in Lunenburg county.

Strait Area Mutual Aid Association ("Canso Dispatch")

Identifies as "Canso dispatch". Dispatches various stations in Antigonish, Guysborough and Inverness counties.

Digby Dispatch

Located at the Digby airport. Dispatches various stations in Digby and Annapolis counties.

Yarmouth Control

Dispatches various stations in Yarmouth and Shelburne counties.

Canso Dispatch

Dispatches various stations in Antigonish, Inverness and Guysborough counties.