North Vancouver, British Columbia (City)

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Introduction

North Vancouver City, located just north of the city of Vancouver, is a small municipality in Metro Vancouver. It is one third of the region of Metro Vancouver known as North Shore (the other two being the district of the same name and West Vancouver). Its 48,000 residents are served by the RCMP, the North Vancouver City Fire Department, and the British Columbia Ambulance Service, aka EHS, provides paramedic services.

Police

Law enforcement in both the city and the neighbouring district is provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) through the municipal detachment The North Vancouver RCMP recently cut over to the NGRP. This is a Project 25 Phase 2 radio network, and all operations are encrypted and cannot be monitored. The operations can best be received on the Vancouver and occasionally Mt. Seymour WARS sites.

Talk Groups

The talkgroups currently in use by the North Vancouver RCMP include, but are not limited to the following:

5448 NV RCMP Broadcasts
5449 NV RCMP Dispatch

Like all police departments and RCMP detachments in Metro Vancouver, North Vancouver RCMP has access to a set of police mutual aid channels that allow interoperability when working in other municipalities, or to allow communication with other emergency services such as Fire and Ambulance.

Dispatch

North Vancouver RCMP are dispatched out of the dispatch centre at their headquarters located on 147 E 14th St. in North Vancouver. The centre's typical staffing consists of two dispatchers (one monitoring primary dispatch and one info specialist), and ? dedicated call takers. This facility dispatches for both the city and the district.

Fire

Talk Groups

ALL OPS ARE NOW P25 ENC. MOVED TO NGRP IN NOVEMBER 2017.

6177 North Shore Fire Dispatch
6178 North Shore FIre Tac 2
6179 North Shore Fire Tac 3
6180 North Shore Fire Training
6182 North Shore Fire Hazmat Ops
6183 North Shore Fire Tac 4

Hall

165 E 13th St. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dispatch

North Vancouver City fire department is dispatched out of Surrey Fire Hall #1 located at 8767 132nd St. in Surrey. Thirty fire departments are dispatched out of this centre including Surrey itself.

Ambulance

BCAS provides emergency health services to North Vancouver City. They are dispatched on Channel 1 which is part of the NGRP today. They are encrypted and cannot be monitored.

Talk Groups

Station 256

Located at 1304 St. Andrews Street, Station 256 features one 24-hour ALS unit (256A1), 2 24-hour BLS units (256A2, 256A3), one 11 hour day/7 day week BLS unit (256B1), and one Multiple Casualty INcident (MCI) unit.

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