Delta, British Columbia
The Corporation of Delta is situated, ironically, at the mouth of the Fraser River, and is the largest, in land mass, municipality in Metro Vancouver. As of 2005, Delta's population was approximately 102,655. The Corporation of Delta maintains its own police force, the Delta Police Department, as well as the Delta Fire & Emergency Services. The British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) provides emergency health services.
The Delta Police Department (DPD) operates on the ECOMM Wide Area Radio System (WARS), a Ma/Com EDACS trunked radio system. Their communications are ProVoice and not monitoreable by any commercially available scanner. Their operations can normally be received on the Richmond, Surrey and South Surrey WARS sites. The DPD are currently undergoing a transformation to a new livery on their patrol vehicles.
The talk groups the DPD operate on include, but are not limited to:
689 05-061 DPD North Dispatch 690 05-062 DPD North Tactical 1 691 05-063 DPD North Chat 692 05-064 DPD North Tactical 2 697 05-071 DPD South Dispatch 698 05-072 DPD South Tactical 1 699 05-073 DPD 700 05-074 DPD South Chat 701 05-075 DPD South Tactical 2
All police departments and RCMP detachments in Metro Vancouver also have access to a large number of police mutual aid channels enabling interoperability while working in other jurisdictions or with other agencies such as Fire and Ambulance.
The DPD operate a dispatch centre out of their main offices near city hall at 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta BC. The DPD operates one of the smallest dispatch centres with only 2 personnel on duty at one time. Each dispatcher works a dispatch channel and call takes simultaneously. The DPD, along with all police departments in British Columbia, operate on the PRIME CAD system for dispatching and records management.
Delta Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) is a composite department, made up of 6 career staffed halls and 1 fully volunteer hall. Hall 4, located in the farm land area of Mathew's Exchange, is completely staffed by volunteers whom live in the area. Halls 3, 5, 1 and 2 hold extra apparatus that can be staffed by off-duty call out crews during large scale incidents in the city. DFES only has 2 halls with more than one piece of staffed apparatus, therefore they have policies regarding coverage. For all emergency calls in a district where the hall only has 1 piece of apparatus, another bordering engine will move up and stage on the border of those two halls.
- Firehall 1 (Ladner)
4645 Harvest Drive, Delta, BC V4K 4J5 Engine 1, Tower 1, Utility 1, Battalion 1, Engine 11
- Firehall 2 (Tsawwassen)
5416 12th Ave, Delta, BC V4M 4J5 Engine 2, Engine 21
- Firehall 3 (North Delta)
11375 84th Ave, Delta, BC V4C 2L9 Engine 3, Quint 3, Engine 31, Tech Rescue 3
- Firehall 4 (East Delta)
9341 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 3N3 Engine 4, Tanker 4
- Firehall 5 (Sunshine Hills)
11720 64th Ave, Delta, BC V4E 1C8 Engine 5, Engine 51
- Firehall 6 (Annacis Island)
1429 Lindsay Place, Delta, BC V3M 6V1 Quint 6
- Firehall 7 (Tilbury)
7430 Vantage Way, Delta, BC V4G 1H1 Engine 7, Hazmat/Foam 7
DFES contracts its dispatching services out to ECOMM, located at 3301 E Pender St, Vancouver BC. ECOMM manages the WARS and dispatches for 11 police departments or RCMP detachments and 8 fire departments throughout south west BC.
1492 11-104 DFD All Hall Broadcast 1479 11-087 DFD Dispatch 1446 11-046 DFD Tactical 2 1081 08-071 DFD Tactical 3 1082 08-072 DFD Tactical 4 1083 08-073 DFD Tactical 5 0069 00-085 DFD Tactical 6 Combined Events 1073 08-061 DFD Tactical 7 0708 05-084 DFD Tactical 8 Boundary Bay Airport Patch 1074 08-062 DFD Training 1075 08-063 DFD Training
The BCAS operates 2 stations that fall within the Corporation of Delta. These BCAS stations are dispatched on Channel 2 which is located on the ECOMM WARS. BCAS transmission on this system are ProVoice and not monitorable by any commercially available scanner.
1808 14-020 BCAS Area 2 Broadcasts 1809 14-021 BCAS Area 2 Dispatch 1812 14-024 BCAS Area 2 Tactical 1 1813 14-025 BCAS Area 2 Tactical 2 1814 14-026 BCAS Area 2 Tactical 3 1825 14-041 BCAS Hospital Transfers (used by ambulances in all of Metro Vancouver)
Station 266 is located on the border of Surrey at 7893 Scott Rd, Delta BC. It contains 2 Basic Life Support (BLS) cars, 266A1 and 266A2.
Station 251 is located near Delta Hospital, city hall, the DPD main office and DFES firehall 1 at 4641 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta BC. This station runs 2 BLS cars, 1 24/7 car, 251A, and 1 11 hour day shift/7 days a week car, 251B. There are also 2 transfer only cars here, 251O and 251R.