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From: [[Litchfield County (CT)]]
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*From [[Military Monitoring Glossary]]
 
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{{Collaboration
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Welcome to the Military Monitoring Glossary. Every service has its own slang; as listeners in the public safety sector,
|Statename=Litchfield County, [[Connecticut (US)|Connecticut]]
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we hear it all the time - 10 codes, abbreviations and more. The military service is no different; but as you begin to
|StateDB=[http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=306 {{color|white| Hartford County DB]}}
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listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.
|Stateforum=[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/connecticut-radio-discussion-forum/ {{color|white|Connecticut Forum}}] }}
 
  
=Litchfield County Dispatch (LCD)=
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This page doesn't attempt to define all the things you might hear - it would easily take a whole book to define that. But
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some of the more common phrases are defined here, along with a basic description. Some terms will link to external
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sites, others to other Wiki pages. 
  
Change of crews
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The format used here is very simple - on purpose. This page should be as easy to search as it is to read. To that end,
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if you add another term, please stick to the format as much as possible. Keep it in alphabetical order, and it will
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remain easy to search.
  
Dispatchers work 12 hour shifts from 6 am to 6pm and from 6pm to 6am. Overtime to a regular work shift is 18 hours unless working on an off day. There are 16 dispatchers with 4 working per shift. There are two assigned to Torrington PD and two assigned to LCD Fire. One on each end acts as a calltaker. it follows this format for a two week schedule.
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==Add New Item==
                Monday and Tuesday (22,23,29,30)    (27,39,43,44)
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*"Cold Nose" or "Nose is Cold"
                Wednesday and Thursday (32,40,42,48)    (34,41,45,46) 41 in training by 34
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**{{Thread|military-monitoring-forum|352788-meaning-nose-cold.html|Meaning: Nose is cold?}}
                Friday, Saturday, Sunday (22,23,29,30)  (27,39,43,44)
 
                Monday and Tuesday (32,40,42,48)    (34,41,45,46) 41 in training by 34
 
                Wednesday and Thursday (22,23,29,30)  (27,39,43,44)
 
                Friday, Saturday, Sunday (32,40,42,48)  (34,41,45,46) 41 in training by 34
 
  
         
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==Glossary==
New EFD Protocol 77 is now used for all motor vehicle accidents. Here is the list.
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===3===
  77O1 - Vehicle blocking traffic
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* '''[[380 MHz LMR Band]]
  77O2 - No injuries and no hazard
 
  77A1 - Low Mechanism
 
  77A2 - No injuries with hazard
 
  77B1 - Injuries
 
  77B2 - Unknown Situation
 
  77C1 - Hazards with injuries
 
  77C2 - Fuel/Fluid leak
 
  77D1 - High Occupancy Vehicle
 
  77D2 - High Mechanism
 
  77D3 - Multiple Vehicle pile-up
 
  77D4 - Pinned / Trapped Victim
 
  77D5 - Ejection
 
  77D6 - Vehicle vs pedestrian/bike
 
  77D7 - Vehicle vs. Building
 
  77D8 - Unstable vehicle
 
  77D9 - Commercial Vehicle
 
  
All departments add their ambulance to the dispatch for all structure fires.
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===A===
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* '''[[A/A]]''':  Air to Air
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
The following departments add their ambulance for CO Alarms and potential hazard calls (ex. gas leak, car fire, outside fire, chimney fires)
 
            Bridgewater Fire
 
            Cornwall Fire
 
            Goshen Fire
 
            Harwinton Fire
 
            Lakeville Fire
 
            Norfolk Fire
 
            Sharon Fire
 
            Sherman Fire
 
            Falls Village Fire
 
           
 
 
Northfield fire calls between 0600 and 1800 7 days a week adds East Litchfield Fire with the exception of service calls.
 
  
East Litchfield fire calls between 0600 and 1800 7 days a week adds Northfield Fire with the exception of service calls.
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* '''[[A/G]]''':  Air to Ground
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Litchfield fire calls between 0600 and 1800 7 days a week adds Bantam Fire with the exception of service calls.
 
  
Bantam fire calls between 0600 and 1800 7 days a week adds Litchfield Fire with the exception of service calls.
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* '''[[AAF]]''':  Army AirField
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Nepaug non fire calls (CO, MVA, calls formerly known as signal 23) between 0600 and 1800 mon-fri adds New Hartford Fire except service calls.
 
  
Nepaug fire calls between 0600 and 1800 mon-fri adds New Hartford Fire and Pine Meadow Fire except service calls. Nepaug structure fires 24/7 add New Hartford and Pine Meadow automatically as well as New Hartford Ambulance
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* '''[[AGE]]''':  Aircraft Ground Equipment
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
New Hartford fire calls between 0600 and 1800 mon-fri adds Nepaug Fire with the assignment except service calls.
 
  
New Hartford rescue calls mon-fri 0600-1800 adds Nepaug and Pleasant Valley fire
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* '''[[ANG]]''':  Air National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Air National Guard]]
  
Pleasant Valley adds Barkhamsted East Fire and Riverton Fire for all calls 7 days a week from 0600-1800. All calls between 1800-0600 are a single company response including fire alarms and chimney fires with the exception of high life hazard buildings. Active structure calls 24/7 adds Barkhamsted East, Riverton, Colebrook and West Hartland. From 0600-1800 Mon-Fri, the Barkhamsted Townwide tone gets used no matter who gets dispatched.
 
  
Barkhamsted East fire calls between 0600-1800 mon-fri adds Pleasant Valley Fire and East Hartland Fire except service calls. Pleasant Valley Fire responds 24/7 for rescue calls.
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* '''[[Alpha]]''': Pilots use this term when describing general maintenance status of an aircraft. Problems are referred to as '''Writeups'''. Fighter Aircraft use the term '''Code''' for the same purpose. The term is followed by a number to describe the severity of the writeup
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** 1 = No problems
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** 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
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** 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
  
Riverton fire calls between 0600-1800 mon-fri adds Pleasant Valley Fire, Barkhamsted East Fire, Colebrook Fire, West Hartland Fire except service calls.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Colebrook fire calls between 0600-1800 mon-fri adds Riverton Fire, Pleasant Valley Fire, West Hartland Fire except motor vehicle accidents and service calls. Colebrook 1st responders are dispatched on all fire calls.
 
  
West Hartland fire calls 24/7 adds East Hartland Fire except service calls. Colebrook, Riverton and Pleasant Valley are added Mon-Fri between 0600-1800 for active structure calls.
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* '''[[Angels]]''':  Altitude
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Hartland fire calls 24/7 adds West Hartland Fire except service calls. Barkhamsted East Fire is added mon-fri 0600-1800.
 
  
Falls Village Ambulance is dispatched to all Falls Village fire calls.
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* '''[[ARNG]]''':  Army National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Army National Guard]]
  
Warren Ambulance is dispatched to all Warren fire calls.
 
  
Bantam Ambulance is dispatched to all Bantam fire calls.
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* '''[[ARTCC]]''': Air Route Traffic Control Center (20 of these Centers cover the U.S.) These centers control all flights within their area that are flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
All Litchfield Ambulance calls in Northfield's district adds Northfield 1st responders.
 
  
All structure fires in Litchfield have the Torrington RIT team dispatched.
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* '''[[ARW]]''':  Aerial Refueling Wing
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
All structure fires in Norfolk and North Canaan have the Norfolk RIT team dispatched.
 
  
North Canaan Medic gets dispatched to all ambulance calls in North Canaan no matter the response level.
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* '''[[As Fragged]]''': As Assigned/As Planned
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
When any ambulance is out of service or is on a 1st call where there isn't another unit in that agency's fleet, ambulance first responders get toned out along with mutual aid ambulance.
 
  
When Sharon Ambulance is unavailable, ambulance 1st responders along with Sharon Fire Rescue 1 responds.
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* '''[[ATC]]''': '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
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** get quote from [https://www.fly.faa.gov/FAQ/Acronyms/acronyms.jsp FAA site]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
When Norfolk Ambulance is unavailable, ambulance 1st responders along with Norfolk Fire Utility 50 responds.
 
  
All fire and medical calls on the Route 7 corridor in Sharon are handled by Cornwall.
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*<s> '''[[ATCC]]''':  Air Traffic Control Center....sometimes just ATC or '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary</s>
  
Northern Dutchess Medics are backup paramedic providers for Kent, Warren and North Canaan.
 
  
All LCD channels are simplex. LCD broadcast and receives from 16 transmitter sites located throughout the county interconnected by the State Police microwave system. Because of this you can hear the dispatchers clearly throughout the county, but can rarely hear units more than a town or 2 away.  
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* '''[[ATIS]]''':  Automatic Terminal Information Service - a rotating broadcast with weather and landing information; each time it's updated, another letter in the alphabet is used. A pilot will say, I have ATIS information Xray.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
As of 2010 LCD no longer uses radio codes and is strictly "plain English".
 
==Channels==
 
===Dispatch 1===
 
*Dispatching.
 
*Quick Call 2 Tone Activations.
 
*DTMF Knox Box Activations.
 
*Unit responding to station or scene.
 
*First unit on scene.
 
*Apparatus on the air.
 
*Apparatus responding.
 
*Apparatus on scene.
 
  
===Command 2===
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* '''[[AWI]]''':  All Weather Intercept
Not currently in use. Intended to be a repeater version of Command 3.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Weather
  
===Command 3===
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===B===
*Ambulance enroute to hospital.
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* '''[[BayWatch]]''': Patuxent River operational area controller callsign. Covers much of the Chesapeake Bay.
*Ambulance at hospital.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Clear of incident.
 
*Incident closed.
 
*Other messages to LCD.
 
===Scene 4-12===
 
  
Scene 4 - Barkhamsted, Kent, Lakeville
 
  
Scene 5 - New Hartford, North Canaan
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* '''[[Bingo]]''': Getting low on fuel; time to RTB
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Scene 6 - Falls Village, Harwinton
 
  
Scene 7 - Litchfield, Norfolk
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* '''[[Boards]]''':  Air Brakes
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Scene 8 - Colebrook, Warren
 
  
Scene 9 - Hartland, Washington
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* '''[[BRA]]''': Bearing, Range, Altitude (given by pilot or ground station to pinpoint location of target
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Scene 10- Cornwall, Sherman
 
  
Scene 11- Goshen, Morris
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* '''[[BRAA]]''': Bearing, Range, Altitude, Aspect (the addition to '''BRA''' of the direction the target is moving)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Scene 12- Bridgewater, Sharon
 
  
===Traffic 13===
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* '''[[Bullseye]]''':  An established reference point from which the position of an aircraft can be determined.
Fire Police
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
===Airtac 14===
 
Helicopter (Life Star) coordination
 
===Interops 15===
 
Interagency Channel
 
===Admin===
 
LCD Staff Members
 
===Intra County===
 
Used only during emergencies when Dispatch 1 is not working.
 
[[Connecticut_CMED_(CT)|CMED]]
 
  
Med 2 - Sharon Hospital
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===C===
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* '''[[CAS]]''':  Close Air Support
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Med 3 - Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
 
  
Med 4 - New Milford Hospital
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* '''[[CCX]]''':  Cross Country (flight)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Med 5 - St. Mary's Hospital
 
  
Med 6 - Waterbury Hospital
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* '''[[CGAS]]''':  Coast Guard Air Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Untied States Coast Guard
  
Med 7 - Winsted Health Center
 
  
Med 9 - Northwest C-Med Dispatch
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* '''[[CNATRA]]''':  Chief of Naval Air Training
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Med 10 - Danbury Hospital
 
  
*Ambulances communicating with hospital  (incoming patients and medical control)
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* '''[[Cold]]''':  In context; attack geometry will result in a pass or roll out behind the target; or, on a leg of the CAP pointed away from the anticipated threats. Air-to-surface, dry or no-ordnance attack.
*Ambulances communicating with Medic for line of sight intercepts
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
=Litchfield County Fire/EMS Pager Tones=
 
  
Litchfield Countywide Tone      1472.9 (long tone)       Alert Tone      1006.9 (long tone)
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* '''[[Crab Ops]]''': (C-130J aircraft), Raven Ops for 104th Fighter Squadron A-10 aircraft at [http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&aid=1213 Martin State]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
  
Bantam Fire & Ambulance   1472.9 - 304.7
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* '''[[Crank]] (Direction)''':   F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Bantam Siren  2271.7 - 953.7
 
  
Barkhamsted East Fire   1472.9 - 313.0
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* '''[[CRTC]]''':   Combat Readiness Training Center
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Barkhamsted Townwide Fire 1433.4 - 399.8
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===D===
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* '''[[Drag]]''' /Dragging (Direction): Bogey/Bandit maneuvering to 60 degress or less aspect.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Barkhamsted Townwide Siren   445.7 - 1122.5
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===F===
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* '''[[F-Pole]]''':   The distance from the launching aircraft to the target at missile impact.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Bridgewater Fire & Ambulance   1472.9 - 321.7
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* '''[[FAC]]''':   Forward Air Controller
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Bridgewater Siren  553.9 - 1006.9
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* '''[[FACSFAC]]''': Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility -- See the [[Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Virginia Capes|Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Virginia Capes]] page
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Burrville Fire  1989.0 - 879.0
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* '''[[FSS]]''':    Flight Service Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Colebrook Fire  445.7 - 810.2
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===G===
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* '''[[Giant Killer]]''': Also written as Giantkiller; Callsign for the ground controller of the airspace within the [[FACSFAC]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Colebrook Siren  457.9 - 1092.4
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* '''[[Guard Frequency]]''': Emergency/Distress frequencies - 121.5/243.0
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Aviation Frequencies, Military Frequencies
  
Colebrook First Responders  445.7 - 1598.0
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===H===
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* '''[[Head Butt]]''': Command for an intercepting fighter to push an intruding aircraft toward a specific direction, e.g., head butt west/east etc.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Cornwall Fire & Ambulance  600.9 - 1092.4
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* '''[[Hot (slang)]]''':    In context; attack geometry will result in rollout in front of the target; or on a leg of the CAP pointing toward the anticipated threats (A/A). Ordnance employment authorized, expected, or completed (A/G).
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Cornwall Siren   2271.7 - 1830.5
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* '''[[Huntress]]''':   Static Callsign for the NORAD North East Air Defense Sector, Headquartered in Rome, NY. Their official Website is [http://www.neads.ang.af.mil/ here.]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Drakeville Fire  1989.0 - 1687.2
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===J===
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* '''[[JOSA]]''': Joint Operations Support Airlift. Coordinated and scheduled by JOSAC at HQ USTRANSCOM (United States Transportation Command) at Scott AFB, Illinois. Their official website is [https://josac.transcom.mil/ here]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Hartland Fire   634.5 - 1153.4
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* '''[[Joker (fuel)]]''':   Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Hartland Siren   368.5 - 1472.9
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* '''[[JRB]]''':   Joint Reserve Base
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Hartland First Responders   617.4 - 1122.5
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===K===
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* '''[[KIO]]''':   Knock It Off - Terminate all in progress engagements.  
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Litchfield Fire   651.9 - 1185.2
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===L===
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* '''[[Lima Charlie]]''':   Loud and Clear
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
East Litchfield Siren  399.8 - 339.6
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===M===
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* '''[[Metro]]''': The place pilots call in for weather and landing information. Mostly a military term, as a civilian pilot might call a Flight Service Station for similar information. '''Meteo''' is a similar term.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Falls Village Fire & Ambulance  1472.9 - 389.0
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* '''[[MARSA]]''': '''M'''ilitary '''A'''ssumes '''R'''esponsibility for '''S'''eparation of '''A'''ircraft - usually a tower or Unicom freq will keep 2 or more aircraft from getting too close to one another. When this announcement is given, a military unit assumes command of these aircraft and performs the same function.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Falls Village Siren  1989.0 - 1395.0
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* '''[[MIL Power]]''': Military Power - The maximum power setting of a military jet aircraft without afterburner
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Goshen Fire & Ambulance  1472.9 - 399.8
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* '''[[MOA]]''': Military Operations Area
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Goshen Siren   928.1 - 707.3
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* '''[[MOC]]''':   Maintenance Operations Command
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Goshen Dive Team  767.4 - 1321.2
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* '''[[Mussel Ops]]''':  Callsign used by the helicopters of the 1st Helo Squadron at Andrews
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (match categories on Andrews article)
  
Harwinton Ambulance  788.5 - 410.8
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===N===
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* '''[[NORAD]]''': See the [[North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)]] page
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary (match categories on NORAD article
  
Harwinton Fire    1472.9 - 433.7
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===P===
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* '''[[POL]]''':  Petroleum, Oils and Luibricants. These are the guys the fuel the aircraft and maintain the vehicle fleet fuel supply IE Gasoline
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Harwinton Base   1472.9 - 422.1 (used for 1830 base test and special  announcements)
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===R===
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* '''[[RDR]]''':   Radar
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Harwinton Siren   399.8 - 422.1
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* '''[[RTB]]''':   Return to Base (The abbreviation is used as a verb...I'm RTBing, He RTBed)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Kent Fire & Ambulance   1472.9 - 445.7
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===S===
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* '''[[Sparkle]]''':   Target marking by incendiary rounds or infrared pointer.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Kent Siren   2468.2 - 767.4
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* '''[[Shackle]]''':   One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Lakeville Fire   1472.9 - 457.9
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* '''[[SUA]]''':   Special Use Airpsace
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Lakeville Siren   903.2 - 1598.0
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===T===
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* '''[[Tac]]''':   Tactical freqs mentioned in this manner could have any number of uses.... mostly as assigned freqs to a particular squadron. For instance, the DC-ANG at Andrews has its own list of squadron tac freqs it uses on a regular basis and are preset in their VHF radios. Used for chat between aircraft while operating on another freq or used for operations when not being controlled by another facility.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (other glossaries like Law Enforcement, Medical, Fire Services, etc.)
  
Litchfield Ambulance   928.1 - 1642.0
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* '''[[Tango]]''':   Thanks! / Thank you
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Litchfield Fire  1472.9 - 483.5
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* '''[[TOI]]''': Target of Interest. An aircraft that has strayed into a restricted space, or more commonly, during an exercise, an aircraft selected by a controller to use as a practice for tracking
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Litchfield Siren  399.8 - 321.7
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* '''[[TRACON]]''': Terminal Radar Approach Control. See the [[Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control]] page.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Morris Fire & Ambulance  1472.9 - 524.6
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===U===
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* '''[[U (Abbreviation)]]''' (or '''Uniform''') freq:  Usually refers to a UHF frequency (225-399.975 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also V Freq. A pilot may say, Push U-12 meaning: Switch to UHF radio button 12 preset in your radio.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Morris Siren  617.4 - 746.8
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===V===
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* '''[[V (Abbreviation)]]''' (or '''Victor''') freq:  Usually refers to a VHF frequency (118-150 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also U Freq
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Nepaug Fire  1472.9 - 553.9
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===W===
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* '''[[Washington Center]]''': The name of the ARTCC center local to the Delmarva region. Each center has it's own name, which reflects the region it serves. See the Washington ARTCC [http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&aid=2247 page] 
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Nepaug Siren  349.0 - 1092.4
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* '''[[Winchester (slang)]]''': Out of ammunition
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
New Hartford Ambulance  1092.4 - 569.1
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===Z===
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* '''[[ZDC]]''': [[ARTCC]] [[Washington (ZDC) Air Route Traffic Control Center|Washington Center]]; Common Abbreviation for Washington Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves; i.e. ZDC Kenton, ZDC Snow Hill, ZDC Salisbury, ZDC Swann, etc.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
New Hartford Fire  1472.9 - 584.8
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* '''[[ZNY]]''': [[ARTCC]] {{DB|a|2246|New York Center}}; Common Abbreviation for NY Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves. See the NY Center {{DB|a|2246|page}}
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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<br>
  
New Hartford Siren  1472.9 - 1122.5 (only dropped for out of town mutual aid)
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==Terminology and Callsign Links==
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The following links, while not all-inclusive will help get you started learning MilAir terminology:
  
New Hartford Townwide Fire 1122.5 - 330.5
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* [https://rdl.train.army.mil/catalog-ws/view/100.ATSC/3FF35714-A65E-4934-AC83-03B64373CFB0-1423683720285/adrp1_02xx1x.pdf Army Doctrine Reference Publication 1-02 (ADRP 1-02) - Terms and Military Symbols (February 2015)] .pdf file
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* [http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a404426.pdf Multiservice Brevity Codes (February 2002)] .pdf file
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* [http://www.tailhook.net/AVSLANG.htm Military Aviator Slang]  
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* [http://www.the-guide.nl/callsign/call/open.php?page=f Military Callsigns] 
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* [http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html Military Aircraft Serial Numbers] 
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* [http://www.airnav.com/ AirNav.com - Airport and/or Navaid Search]
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<br>
  
Norfolk Ambulance  2043.8 - 1217.8
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==Other ARTCC Sites==
  
Norfolk Fire  1472.9 - 617.4
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All 20 sectors can be viewed as links from the [[ARTCC]] article
  
Norfolk Siren  1472.9 - 1063.2
 
  
North Canaan Ambulance  1472.9 - 634.5
 
  
North Canaan Medic  1217.8 - 634.5
 
  
North Canaan Fire  1472.9 - 651.9
 
  
North Canaan Siren  879.0 - 1989.0
 
  
Northfield Fire  1472.9 - 1092.4
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Northwest Rope Rescue  1472.9 - 349.0
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[[Category:Receivers Glossary]]
 
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[[Category:Scanners Glossary]]
Pine Meadow Fire  1472.9 - 810.2
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[[Category:Signal Analysis and Decoding Glossary]]
 
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[[Category:Air National Guard]]
Pleasant Valley Fire  1472.9 - 788.5
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[[Category:Army National Guard]]
 
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[[Category:United States Air Force]]
Riverton Fire  1472.9 - 855.5
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[[Category:United States Army]]
 
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[[Category:United States Coast Guard]]
Riverton Rope Rescue  1472.9 - 1185.2
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[[Category:United States Navy]]
 
 
Salisbury Ambulance  1472.9 - 928.1
 
 
 
Sharon Ambulance  2401.0 - 953.7
 
 
 
Sharon Fire  1472.9 - 979.9
 
 
 
Sharon Siren  304.7 - 979.9
 
 
 
Sherman Fire & Ambulance  1472.9 - 330.5
 
 
 
Torringford Fire  1989.0 - 1285.8
 
 
 
Torrington Fire    707.3 - 1285.8
 
 
 
Torrington Fire Police    1472.9 - 1217.8
 
 
 
Torrington Volunteers Townwide  1472.9 - 1598.0
 
 
 
Warren Fire & Ambulance  483.5 - 1185.2
 
 
 
Warren Siren  1472.9 - 2271.7
 
 
 
Washington Fire & Ambulance  1153.4 - 1122.5
 
 
 
West Hartland Fire  457.9 - 1034.7
 
 
 
West Hartland Siren  1642.0 - 1472.9
 
 
 
West Hartland First Responders  457.9 - 1642.0
 
 
 
Winsted EMS  788.5 - 832.5
 
 
 
Winsted EMS First Responders  928.1 - 832.5
 
 
 
Winsted Fire  746.8 - 688.3
 
 
 
Winchester Fire  688.3 - 767.4
 
 
 
 
 
Campion Ambulance Torrington  1357.6 - 496.8
 
 
 
 
 
Campion Medic 4  1513.5 - 688.3
 
 
 
Campion Medic 6  1513.5 - 979.9
 
 
 
Northern Dutchess Paramedics  1472.9 - 688.3
 
 
 
 
 
Noon Siren Tone 1  2271.7 - 1830.5 (Cornwall)
 
 
 
Noon Siren Tone 2  399.8 - 358.6 (East Litchfield)
 
 
 
Noon Siren Tone 3  788.5 - 879.0 (Bantam, Bridgewater, East Hartland, Goshen, Kent, Morris, New Hartford, Warren)
 
 
 
Noon Tone 4  483.5 - 1185.2 (Warren Fire Pager Tone)
 
 
 
 
 
NOTE: As a courtesy, noon activations are not done during live active calls, however, on quiet days, they are kindly done by dispatchers 22,29 and 42. They  are dropped only and exactly between the 12:00:00 and 12:00:59 window.
 
 
 
=County Agencies=
 
==Torrington==
 
 
 
===Current Apparatus===
 
*Engine 1 - 2000 pumper with a 1500 GPM (gallons per minute) pump and a 1000 gallon water tank. Assigned to HQ. [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.1/engine%231.jpg Torrington Engine 1]
 
*Engine 2 - 2005 American LaFrance 75" ladder [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.5/1242012_95417_0.jpg Torrington Engine 2]
 
*Engine 3 - 2001 pumper with a 1500 GPM pump and a 1000 gallon water tank. [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.2/eng3.jpg Torrington Engine 3]
 
*Engine 4 - 2011 Spartan Gladiator / Rosenbauer [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.3/1242012_94503_4.jpg Torrington Engine 4]
 
 
 
*Truck 1 - 2014 Rosenbauer 109'
 
 
 
*Tac 9 - 2005 Freightliner / Pierce Contender (Prime Mover)
 
 
 
*District 1 - 2010 Ford Expedition [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.4/1242012_95106_13.jpg Torrington District 1]
 
 
 
 
 
''Source of Information and Pictures:'' [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/apparatus City of Torrington, CT - APPARATUS]
 
 
 
Burrville Fire
 
            Squad 45
 
            Brush 46
 
            Engine 47
 
            Fire Police 48
 
 
 
Torringford Fire
 
              Rescue 16
 
              Engine 17
 
              Car 25 (Fire Police)
 
 
 
Drakeville Fire
 
              Engine 35
 
              Brush 36
 
              Tanker 38
 
 
 
===Emergency Services===
 
The City of Torrington is assisted by Campion Ambulance services and Torrington Police Department, along with three (3) volunteer fire departments, which are: Torringford Volunteer Fire Department, Burrville Volunteer Fire Department and Drakeville Volunteer Fire Department.
 
 
 
Campion is dispatched out of Waterbury by CDC (Campion Dispatching Center.)
 
 
 
==Bethlehem==
 
Dispatched on 33.880 by Northwest CT Public Safety
 
 
 
Dispatch is RE Central
 
 
 
FD is RE Base
 
 
 
*Engine 1 - Hose Reel Truck
 
*Engine 2 - Ford Brush Truck
 
*Engine 3 - Boardman Pumper
 
*Engine 4 - Seagrave Pumper
 
*Engine 5 - Seagrave Pumper w/ CAFS
 
*Rescue 6 - Ford E450 Rescue
 
*Emergency 7 - Ford Expedition Fly Car
 
*Bethlehem 10-2 - Ambulance
 
 
 
Police dispatched by CSP Troop L
 
 
 
 
 
Apparatus uses on board repeaters to cross their VHF portables with the low band radio in the truck to talk to central
 
 
 
KCE526 RE Bethlehem
 
 
 
==Bridgewater==
 
===Bridgewater Police===
 
Dispatched by CSP.
 
 
 
*Bridgewater has a Resident State Trooper and at least 1 town officer.
 
*Bridgewater Engine 11 (second due pumper to all calls)
 
*Bridgewater Engine 12 (first due pumper to all calls)
 
*Bridgewater Tanker 5 (first due tanker)
 
*Bridgewater Tanker 10 (second due tanker)
 
*Bridgewater Brush 1
 
*Bridgewater Ambulance
 
 
 
==Colebrook==
 
 
 
*Colebrook Engine 1 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Squad 4 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Utility 5 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Tanker 31 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Engine 2 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Brush 6 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Rescue 8 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Tanker 32 (Forge)
 
 
 
==Cornwall==
 
 
 
*Cornwall Engine 2-0 (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Engine 3-0 (Cornwall Bridge)
 
*Cornwall Brush 4 (Cornwall Bridge)
 
*Cornwall Utility 5 (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Truck 6 (Cornwall Bridge)
 
*Cornwall Tanker (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Rescue 1 (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Ambulance (West Cornwall)
 
 
 
==Falls Village==
 
 
 
*Falls Village Rescue 1
 
*Falls Village Brush 4
 
*Falls Village Engine 6
 
*Falls Village Utility 8
 
*Falls Village Engine 9
 
*Falls Village Ambulance
 
 
 
==Goshen==
 
 
 
*Goshen Engine 1 (first due structure pumper)
 
*Goshen Engine 2 (Tanker)
 
*Goshen Engine 3 (first due rescue pumper, second due structure pumper)
 
*Goshen Truck 4 (Utility)
 
*Goshen Truck 5 (mini pumper)
 
*Goshen Truck 6 (dive truck)
 
*Goshen Ambulance 8 (reserve ambulance)
 
*Goshen Ambulance 9 (primary ambulance)
 
 
 
==Harwinton==
 
 
 
*Harwinton Engine 1 (first due rescue pumper, second due structure pumper)
 
*Harwinton Engine 2 (first due structure pumper)
 
*Harwinton Engine 3 (support pumper, used also for outside fires)
 
*Harwinton Brush 4
 
*Harwinton Tanker 5
 
*Harwinton Ambulance 66-1
 
*Harwinton Ambulance 66-2
 
*Harwinton Westside Utility 6
 
*Harwinton Westside Rescue 7
 
*Harwinton Westside Utility 8
 
*Harwinton Westside Tanker 10
 
*Harwinton Westside Engine 12
 
 
 
==Kent==
 
 
 
*Kent Engine 1 (Tanker)
 
*Kent Engine 2 (first due pumper)
 
*Kent Brush 3
 
*Kent Utility 4
 
*Kent Engine 5
 
*Kent Engine 6
 
*Kent Rescue 8
 
*Kent Tower 1
 
*Kent Ambulance 1
 
*Kent Ambulance 2
 
 
 
===Police===
 
 
 
Kent participates in the Resident State Trooper Program.
 
 
 
==Litchfield==
 
 
 
*Litchfield Ladder 1
 
*Litchfield Engine 1
 
*Litchfield Engine 2 (first due pumper)
 
*Litchfield Engine 4 (tanker)
 
*Litchfield Rescue 5
 
*East Litchfield Engine 24 (first due to structure calls)
 
*East Litchfield Engine 25 (brush truck, used for service calls)
 
*East Litchfield Engine 26 (first due to general alarms, rescue calls)
 
*Northfield Engine 1
 
*Northfield Engine Tanker 2
 
*Northfield Engine 3 (4x4 mini pumper)
 
*Northfield Rescue 1
 
 
 
==Bantam==
 
 
 
*Bantam Utility 32
 
*Bantam Tanker 33
 
*Bantam Engine 34
 
*Bantam Engine 35 (second due pumper to all calls). Formerly first due to structure calls.
 
*Bantam Engine 36 (first due pumper to all calls). Formerly first due to rescue calls.
 
*Bantam Ambulance 37
 
*Bantam Rescue 38
 
*Bantam Ambulance 39
 
 
 
==Morris==
 
 
 
*Morris Engine 1
 
*Morris Engine 3 (Tanker)
 
*Morris Brush 4
 
*Morris Engine 5 (first due to all calls)
 
*Morris Rescue 6
 
*Morris 87-1 (ambulance)
 
*Morris Command Vehicle
 
 
 
==New Hartford==
 
 
 
*New Hartford Brush 2 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Engine 5 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Rescue 6 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Engine 7 (station 2)
 
*New Hartford Tanker 10 (station 2)
 
*Nepaug Engine 1 (first due structure pumper)
 
*Nepaug Tanker 2
 
*Nepaug Rescue 3
 
*Nepaug Engine 4 (first due rescue pumper)
 
*Nepaug Brush 5
 
*Nepaug Fire Police 6
 
*Pine Meadow Engine 1
 
 
 
==New Milford==
 
===Police===
 
===New Milford Fire===
 
Dispatched by New Milford Police.
 
New Milford has 4 volunteer Fire Departments:
 
*Northville
 
*Gaylordsville
 
*Water Witch
 
*Lanesville
 
===New Milford Community Ambulance===
 
Dispatched by New Milford Police.
 
New Milford Community Ambulance has 2 ambulances and 1 fly car. As of late 2013/early 2014 New Milford was in the process of paying for a daytime paramedic.
 
==Norfolk==
 
 
 
*Norfolk Engine 30
 
*Norfolk Engine 40
 
*Norfolk Utility 50
 
*Norfolk ATV 70
 
*Norfolk Brush 80
 
*Norfolk Engine 90
 
*Norfolk Tanker 100
 
 
 
==North Canaan==
 
 
 
*North Canaan Ladder 1
 
*North Canaan Rescue 1
 
*North Canaan Tanker 3
 
*North Canaan Truck 8
 
*North Canaan Truck 9
 
*North Canaan Engine 15 (second due pumper)
 
*North Canaan Engine 16 (first due pumper)
 
 
 
==Plymouth==
 
==Roxbury==
 
===Police===
 
Roxbury has a Resident State Trooper and a paid constable.
 
===Fire/EMS===
 
Roxbury is dispatched via NW Public Safety.
 
 
 
==Salisbury==
 
 
 
*Lakeville Utility 1
 
*Lakeville Utility 2
 
*Lakeville Rescue 400 (second due to rescue calls)
 
*Lakeville Tanker 10
 
*Lakeville Engine 20 (first due to all calls)
 
*Lakeville Engine 30 (second due to structure calls)
 
*Lakeville Utility 50
 
*Lakeville Engine 60 (hose supply for structure fires)
 
*Lakeville Tanker 70
 
 
 
==Sharon==
 
 
 
*Sharon Tower 1
 
*Sharon Rescue 1 (first due to rescues)
 
*Sharon Engine 3 (Tanker) (second due to structure calls)
 
*Sharon Engine 4 (Ellsworth Station)
 
*Sharon Engine 6 (first due pumper to all calls from Main Station)
 
*Sharon Hazmat 1
 
*Sharon Utility 1
 
*Sharon Utility 2
 
*Sharon Ambulance
 
 
 
==Thomaston==
 
==Warren==
 
 
 
*Warren Engine 3 (first due to all calls)
 
*Warren Truck 5
 
*Warren Engine 6
 
*Warren Engine 7 (Tanker) (second due to structure calls)
 
*Warren Rescue 8 (first due to rescues)
 
 
 
Warren Ambulance
 
 
 
==Washington==
 
===Washington Police===
 
Dispatched by CSP.
 
Washington has a Resident State Trooper and 2 police officers.
 
===Washington Volunteer Fire Department===
 
Now Dispatched by LCD on LCD Dispatch. After dispatch,  Washington units communicate on their dedicated channel
 
 
 
==Watertown==
 
==Winchester==
 
==Woodbury==
 
Dispatched by Northwest CT Public Safety
 
 
 
Fire and Ambulance dispatched on VHF analog, cross patched at Northwest with P25 VHF operations channel.
 
 
 
Responding mutual aid companies without digital radios can use the analog channel to transmit over the cross patch, and digital audio is rebroadcasted over the analog channel
 
 
 
==Sherman==
 
Sherman is in Fairfield County however the town's Fire Department is dispatched by Litchfield County Dispatch.
 
===Sherman Volunteer Fire Department===
 
'''Apparatus'''
 
*Sherman Engine 1 (second due to rescue, 4x4 for weather emergencies)
 
*Sherman Engine 2 (first due for rescue, second due to structure calls)
 
*Sherman Engine 3 (third due to calls, aids in water supply)
 
*Sherman Brush 4
 
*Sherman Engine 5 (first due pumper to general alarms and fires)
 
*Sherman Utility 6
 
*Sherman Marine 7
 
*Sherman Tanker
 
*Sherman Ambulance
 
 
 
'''Channels'''
 
*Fireground - Repeater installed but almost always used as a simplex channel
 
*Tac 1 - Simplex, rarely used
 
*Fire Police - Simplex, Traffic control
 
*LCD Scene 10 - Rarely used, shared with Cornwall
 
 
 
===Other Agencies===
 
*Sherman Highway - Simplex
 
*River Oaks - 2 UHF channels
 
*Beatty Construction (33.160) - Licensed to Beatty but shared with some of the other construction companies in town
 
 
 
==Medic 4==
 
Medic 4 is based out of New Milford Hospital and responds to:
 
* Bridgewater
 
* Kent
 
* New Milford
 
* Roxbury
 
* Sherman
 
* Warren
 
* Washington
 
 
 
Medic 4 is dispatched by LCD on Dispatch 1 and acknowledges the call on Dispatch 1. Once in the fly car Medic 4 then receives directions to the scene from LCD on [[Connecticut_CMED_(CT)|CMED]] 4 and all further communication with LCD takes place on [[Connecticut_CMED_(CT)|CMED]] 4.
 
 
 
When responding to a call in New Milford Medic 4 usually checks in with New Milford Ambulance on the 159.3525 repeater.
 
 
 
==Medic 6==
 
 
 
Medic 6 is based out of Winsted Health Center and responds to:
 
 
 
*Barkhamsted
 
*Colebrook
 
*New Hartford
 
*Norfolk
 
*West Hartland
 
*Winsted
 
*Pleasant Valley
 
*Riverton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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[[Category:Connecticut Brevity Codes]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Fire Services]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Fire Tone Outs]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Law Enforcement]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Medical]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Medical Aviation]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut Station IDs]]
 

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Welcome to the Military Monitoring Glossary. Every service has its own slang; as listeners in the public safety sector, we hear it all the time - 10 codes, abbreviations and more. The military service is no different; but as you begin to listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.

This page doesn't attempt to define all the things you might hear - it would easily take a whole book to define that. But some of the more common phrases are defined here, along with a basic description. Some terms will link to external sites, others to other Wiki pages.

The format used here is very simple - on purpose. This page should be as easy to search as it is to read. To that end, if you add another term, please stick to the format as much as possible. Keep it in alphabetical order, and it will remain easy to search.

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A

  • A/A: Air to Air
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • A/G: Air to Ground
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AAF: Army AirField
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AGE: Aircraft Ground Equipment
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary



  • Alpha: Pilots use this term when describing general maintenance status of an aircraft. Problems are referred to as Writeups. Fighter Aircraft use the term Code for the same purpose. The term is followed by a number to describe the severity of the writeup
    • 1 = No problems
    • 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
    • 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Angels: Altitude
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary



  • ARTCC: Air Route Traffic Control Center (20 of these Centers cover the U.S.) These centers control all flights within their area that are flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ARW: Aerial Refueling Wing
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • As Fragged: As Assigned/As Planned
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATC: Air Traffic Control
    • get quote from FAA site
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATCC: Air Traffic Control Center....sometimes just ATC or Air Traffic Control
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATIS: Automatic Terminal Information Service - a rotating broadcast with weather and landing information; each time it's updated, another letter in the alphabet is used. A pilot will say, I have ATIS information Xray.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AWI: All Weather Intercept
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Weather

B

  • BayWatch: Patuxent River operational area controller callsign. Covers much of the Chesapeake Bay.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Bingo: Getting low on fuel; time to RTB
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Boards: Air Brakes
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • BRA: Bearing, Range, Altitude (given by pilot or ground station to pinpoint location of target
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • BRAA: Bearing, Range, Altitude, Aspect (the addition to BRA of the direction the target is moving)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Bullseye: An established reference point from which the position of an aircraft can be determined.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

C

  • CAS: Close Air Support
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CCX: Cross Country (flight)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CGAS: Coast Guard Air Station
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Untied States Coast Guard


  • CNATRA: Chief of Naval Air Training
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Cold: In context; attack geometry will result in a pass or roll out behind the target; or, on a leg of the CAP pointed away from the anticipated threats. Air-to-surface, dry or no-ordnance attack.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Crab Ops: (C-130J aircraft), Raven Ops for 104th Fighter Squadron A-10 aircraft at Martin State
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Crank (Direction): F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CRTC: Combat Readiness Training Center
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

D

  • Drag /Dragging (Direction): Bogey/Bandit maneuvering to 60 degress or less aspect.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

F

  • F-Pole: The distance from the launching aircraft to the target at missile impact.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • FAC: Forward Air Controller
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • FSS: Flight Service Station
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

G

  • Giant Killer: Also written as Giantkiller; Callsign for the ground controller of the airspace within the FACSFAC
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Guard Frequency: Emergency/Distress frequencies - 121.5/243.0
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Aviation Frequencies, Military Frequencies

H

  • Head Butt: Command for an intercepting fighter to push an intruding aircraft toward a specific direction, e.g., head butt west/east etc.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Hot (slang): In context; attack geometry will result in rollout in front of the target; or on a leg of the CAP pointing toward the anticipated threats (A/A). Ordnance employment authorized, expected, or completed (A/G).
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Huntress: Static Callsign for the NORAD North East Air Defense Sector, Headquartered in Rome, NY. Their official Website is here.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

J

  • JOSA: Joint Operations Support Airlift. Coordinated and scheduled by JOSAC at HQ USTRANSCOM (United States Transportation Command) at Scott AFB, Illinois. Their official website is here
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Joker (fuel): Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • JRB: Joint Reserve Base
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

K

  • KIO: Knock It Off - Terminate all in progress engagements.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

L

  • Lima Charlie: Loud and Clear
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

M

  • Metro: The place pilots call in for weather and landing information. Mostly a military term, as a civilian pilot might call a Flight Service Station for similar information. Meteo is a similar term.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MARSA: Military Assumes Responsibility for Separation of Aircraft - usually a tower or Unicom freq will keep 2 or more aircraft from getting too close to one another. When this announcement is given, a military unit assumes command of these aircraft and performs the same function.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MIL Power: Military Power - The maximum power setting of a military jet aircraft without afterburner
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MOA: Military Operations Area
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MOC: Maintenance Operations Command
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Mussel Ops: Callsign used by the helicopters of the 1st Helo Squadron at Andrews
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (match categories on Andrews article)

N

P

  • POL: Petroleum, Oils and Luibricants. These are the guys the fuel the aircraft and maintain the vehicle fleet fuel supply IE Gasoline
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

R

  • RDR: Radar
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • RTB: Return to Base (The abbreviation is used as a verb...I'm RTBing, He RTBed)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

S

  • Sparkle: Target marking by incendiary rounds or infrared pointer.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Shackle: One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • SUA: Special Use Airpsace
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

T

  • Tac: Tactical freqs mentioned in this manner could have any number of uses.... mostly as assigned freqs to a particular squadron. For instance, the DC-ANG at Andrews has its own list of squadron tac freqs it uses on a regular basis and are preset in their VHF radios. Used for chat between aircraft while operating on another freq or used for operations when not being controlled by another facility.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (other glossaries like Law Enforcement, Medical, Fire Services, etc.)
  • Tango: Thanks! / Thank you
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • TOI: Target of Interest. An aircraft that has strayed into a restricted space, or more commonly, during an exercise, an aircraft selected by a controller to use as a practice for tracking
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

U

  • U (Abbreviation) (or Uniform) freq: Usually refers to a UHF frequency (225-399.975 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also V Freq. A pilot may say, Push U-12 meaning: Switch to UHF radio button 12 preset in your radio.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

V

  • V (Abbreviation) (or Victor) freq: Usually refers to a VHF frequency (118-150 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also U Freq
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

W

  • Washington Center: The name of the ARTCC center local to the Delmarva region. Each center has it's own name, which reflects the region it serves. See the Washington ARTCC page
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

Z

  • ZDC: ARTCC Washington Center; Common Abbreviation for Washington Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves; i.e. ZDC Kenton, ZDC Snow Hill, ZDC Salisbury, ZDC Swann, etc.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • ZNY: ARTCC New York Center; Common Abbreviation for NY Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves. See the NY Center page
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


Terminology and Callsign Links

The following links, while not all-inclusive will help get you started learning MilAir terminology:


Other ARTCC Sites

All 20 sectors can be viewed as links from the ARTCC article