Vancouver, British Columbia

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Introduction

Vancouver is the third largest municipality in Canada. Home of over two million people, work place of tens of thousands more. Emergency services within city limits are provided by 20 full time staffed fire halls, a city funded police department, and the British Columbia Ambulance Service. All services are carried on the E-Comm WARS radio system.

Police

Vancouver Police Department VPD

  • Catch crooks
  • Deter crime
  • Emergency Response Team ERT
  • Negotiations
  • Public eduation

Talk Groups

The talk groups the Vancouver Police Department operate on include, but are not limited to:

768 06-000 VPD Broadcast (City Wide)
786 06-022 VPD East Info
785 06-021 VPD District 1 Dispatch
787 06-023 VPD Chat 1
788 06-024 VPD OPS 1A
789 06-025 VPD OPS 1B
790 06-026 VPD TAC 1
791 06-027 VPD INVEST 1
802 06-042 VPD West Info
801 06-041 VPD District 2 Dispatch
803 06-043 VPD Chat 2
804 06-044 VPD OPS 2A
805 06-045 VPD OPS 2B
806 06-046 VPD TAC 2
807 06-047 VPD INVEST 2
817 06-061 VPD District 3 Dispatch
819 06-063 VPD CHAT 3
820 06-064 VPD OPS 3A
821 06-065 VPD OPS 3B
822 06-066 VPD TAC 3
823 06-067 VPD INVEST 3
833 06-081 VPD District 4 Dispatch
835 06-083 VPD CHAT 4
836 06-084 VPD OPS 4A
837 06-085 VPD OPS 4B
838 06-086 VPD TAC 4
839 06-087 VPD INVEST 4
849 06-101 VPD EVENT 1
850 06-102 VPD EVENT 2
851 06-102 VPD EVENT 3
852 06-103 VPD EVENT 4
865 06-121 VPD Traffic 10

All police departments and RCMP detachments in Metro Vancouver alsohave 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.

Fire

The Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service operates out of 20 Fire Stations with 10 Engines, 13 Quints, 5 Ladders, 7 Rescues, 3 Wildlands/Brush units, 2 Hazmats, 1 Tech Rescue Team, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 2 Fireboats (FB1 out of Main St Docks & FB5 out of Burrard Civic Marina), 1 Command Vehicle, 1 Air & Light Unit, 1 Ambulance and a Hose Tender.

Halls

Firehall 1

900 Heatley Avenue

Engine 1, Ladder 1, Battalion 1
Engine 1 Photo by: Dcubed
Engine 1 Photo by: Dcubed
Ladder 1
Ladder 1
Firehall 1 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 1 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 2

199 Main Street

Quint 2, Rescue 2
Firehall 2 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 2 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 3

2801 Quebec Street

Engine 3, Quint 3, Hazmat 3, Hazmat Tender 3
HazMat 3 - photo by Shane MacKichan
HazMat 3 - photo by Shane MacKichan
Firehall 3 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 3 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 4

1475 W. 10th Avenue

Quint 4, Rescue 4
Firehall 4 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 4 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 5

3090 E. 54th Avenue

Engine 5, Ladder 5, Wildlands 5
Future Engine 5 Photo by: Dcubed
Future Engine 5 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 5 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 5 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 6

1001 Nicola Street

Quint 6, Engine 6
Quint 6
Quint 6
Firehall 6 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 6 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 7

1090 Haro Street

Engine 7, Ladder 7, High Angle 7
Engine 7 Photo by: Dcubed
Engine 7 Photo by: Dcubed
Ladder 7 Photo by: Dcubed
Ladder 7 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 7 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 7 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 8

895 Hamilton Street

Engine 8, Rescue 8, Wildlands 8
Engine 8 Photo by: Dcubed
Engine 8 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 8 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 8 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 9

1805 Victoria Drive

Quint 9, Rescue 9, Spare Rescue, Command 9
Firehall 9 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 9 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 10

2992 Wesbrook Mall

Engine 10, Tower 10, Hazmat 10, Hazmat Tender 10, Ambulance 10
Firehall 10
Firehall 10
Firehall 12

2460 Balaclava Street

Quint 12, Engine 12
Firehall 12 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 12 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 13

4013 Prince Albert

Quint 13, Hose Tender
Firehall 13 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 13 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 14

2804 Venables Street

Ladder 14, Engine 14
Engine 14 Photo by: Dcubed
Engine 14 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 14 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 14 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 15

3003 E. 22nd Avenue

Engine 15
Temp Firehall 15 @ Nanaimo & E24th Ave.
Temp Firehall 15 @ Nanaimo & E24th Ave.
Firehall 15 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 15 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 17

7070 Knight Street

Engine 17, Rescue 17
Future Engine 17 Photo by: Dcubed
Future Engine 17 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 17 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 17 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 18

1375 W. 38th Avenue

Engine 18, Ladder 18, Battalion Cheif 3
Engine 18 Photo by: Dcubed
Engine 18 Photo by: Dcubed
Firehall 18 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 18 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 19

4396 W. 12th Avenue

Quint 19, Wildlands 19
Firehall 19 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 19 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 20

5402 Victoria Drive

Quint 20, Battalion Cheif 2
Firehall 20 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 20 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 21

5425 Carnarvon Street

Quint 21, Rescue 21
Firehall 21 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 21 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 22

1005 W. 59th Avenue

Quint 22, Rescue 22, Air & Light 22
Engine 22
Engine 22
Firehall 22 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca
Firehall 22 photo courtesy of bcfiretrucks.ca

Talk Groups

1489 11-101 VFRS All Hall Broadcast
1474 11-082 VFRS Dispatch
1441 11-041 VFRS Tac 2
0058 00-072 VFRS Tac 6 (CE Mesa)
0059 00-073 VFRS Tac 7 (CE Mesa)
1431 11-027 VFRS Tac 8
1432 11-030 VFRS Tac 9
0037 00-045 VFRS Tac 14 (CE Bridge)
1113 08-111 VFRS Fireboat Ops 
1114 08-112 VFRS Fireboat Ops 
1121 08-121 VFRS Training
1122 08-122 VFRS Training
1123 08-123 VFRS Training
1129 08-131 Urban Search and Rescue

Simplex Channels

866.18750 VFRS TAC-3 (CT 151.4) NOTE: THIS IS ALSO USED BY OTHER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE LOWER MAINLAND) 
853.26250 VFRS TAC-4 (CT 131.8)
853.51250 VFRS TAC-5 (CT 131.8)

Ambulance

British Columbia Ambulance Service BCAS aka Emergency Health Service EHS Channel 3 of the ECOMM Wide Area Radio System is dedicated exclusively to the city of Vancouver, but Channel 1 also occassionally covers parts of East Vancouver (for example when ambulances from east Vancouver are required to cover Burnaby). Refer to Burnaby for Channel 1 talkgroups.

Talk Groups

1816 14-030 BCAS Area 3 Broadcasts
1817 14-031 BCAS Area 3 Dispatch
1820 14-034 BCAS Area 3 Tac 1
1821 14-035 BCAS Area 3 Tac 2
1822 14-036 BCAS Area 3 Tac 3
1825 14-041 Hospital Transfers (used by ambulances in all of Metro Vancouver)

City Works

  • Parking Enforcement
  • Road Maintenance
  • Sewers
  • Electrical
143.1750 : F1 Parking	
143.5050 : F2 Maintenance
143.6550 : F3 Sewers
143.7450 : F4 Electrical
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