FIRE ALARM RADIO
The Denver Fire Department operates on a UHF-trunked radio system.
A digital receiver is required.
However, dispatch announcements to fire stations are simulcast on the city's old VHF frequency - 154.070 Mhz - and can be received on a standard, analog radio scanner.
Denver firefighters serve as fire dispatchers at the combined Denver 911 communications center.
The staff consists of an assistant chief, a captain, 4 lieutenants, and 16 technicians.
The assistant chief and captain work a 40-hour week; lieutenants and technicians work rotating 12-hour shifts (A, B, C and D).
Medical Response: 1 Engine or 1 Truck
Auto Accident: 1 Engine, 1 Truck
Auto Accident with Extrication: 1 Engine, 1 Truck, 1 Rescue, 1 District Chief
Alarm Bells: 1 Engine, 1 Truck, 1 District Chief
Structure Fire: 3 Engines, 2 or 3 Trucks, Rescue, Hamer, 2 District Chiefs
Natural Gas Leak: 1 Engine, 1 Truck, Hamer, 1 District Chief
Elevator Rescue : 1 Engine, 1 Truck, 1 District Chief
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The fire department has a tradition of welcoming visiting groups to fire stations over the vocal alarm - as time permits.]
Engine 2601 - City of Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado
RADIO CALL SIGNS
Boulder County Fire/Rescue
- 1900 Rocky Mountain Rescue
- 2100 City of Longmont Fire
- 2200 Mountain View Fire Protection District
- 2300 Boulder Rural Fire Protection District
- 2400 Rocky Mountain Fire
- 2500 City of Boulder Fire Department
- 2600 Lafayette Fire Department
- 2700 Louisville Fire Department
- 2800 Hygiene Fire Protection District
- 2900 Front Range Rescue Dogs
- 3000 Longmont Emergency Unit
- 3100 Boulder Emergency Squad
- 3200 Boulder County Haz-Mat Team
- 3900 Boulder Open Space / Mountain Parks (City)
- 4000 Lyons Fire Department
- 4100 Lefthand Fire Protection District
- 4200 Jamestown Fire Department
- 4300 Boulder Mountain Protection District
- 4500 Sunshine Protection District
- 4600 Four Mile Protection District
- 5000 Big Elk Meadows Protection District
- 5100 Pinewood Springs Protection District
- 5200 Allenspark Fire Department
- 5300 Indian Peaks Protection District
- 5400 Gold Hill Protection District
- 5500 Sugarloaf Protection District
- 5600 Nederland Fire Department
- 5700 Timberline Fire Protection District
- 5900 United States/Colorado State Forest Service
- XX01 - XX15 Engines
- XX16 - XX19 Ladders
- XX20 - XX29 Rescues/Squads/Meds/Dives
- XX30 - XX39 Brush/Scats
- XX40 - XX49 Tenders
- XX50 - XX59 Utilities/Urban Interface/Misc.
- XX60 - XX79 Command/Admin
- XX80 - XX99 Admin/Others