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Rural Fire Service or RFS

This page is dedicated to the ladies and gents of our local RFS units. These people give up many hours to protect our properties and bushland. They are often called upon to be away from their families at the most important times such as Christmas. The Rural Fire Service has gone through many changes over the past few years, they now have better vehicles and the volunteers have a lot more training to undertake. We would like to thank them for their service to the community.


In our area, the RFS uses both GRN and standard frequencies for their communications; The GRN talk groups are below, with standard frequencies being further down the page.

It appears that the northern section of The Lakes; (ie, the Lake Macquarie section) has moved across to the PMR network and off GRN. The GRN allocation has been quiet all weekend.

<Dec 2007>
Now operational are -
419.400
450.775 link to Morisset Trig
412.750
412.600
413.425
I still need to confirm if the Wyong section of The Lakes has changed as well

20008 Hunter 
20009 Hunter Valley
20026 The Lakes
 

These photos show units from Seahampton (Lake Macquarie). They show the Cat 1 and Cat 7 appliances (see below for the Cat. descriptions). And,, I must say hello to Alistair & the great crew at Seahampton, KEEP up the good work!

cat1seahampton.jpg
Photo By Alistair Harding

cat7seahampton.jpg

Click to go to the Seahampton RFS website

Click here for Seahamptons RFS youtube videos

 

RFS  Region

 

Frequency

 

 

Ch.

Transmitter location                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dungog

 

412.700

 

 

25 / PMR 8

Mt. George

 

 

412.725

 

 

26 / PMR 9

Mt Richardson

 

 

412.850

 

 

 

Mt. Dismal

 

 

451.300

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloucester

 

419.025

 

 

 

Berrico

 

 

419.075

 

 

82 / PMR 65

Gan Gat

 

 

450.625

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyong

 

412.600

 

 

 

Mt. Warrawolong

 

 

413.425

 

 

 

Scaddens Ridge

 

 

450.650

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Stephens

 

412.500

 

 

 

Raymond Terrace

 

 

412.875

 

 

30 / PMR 13

Gan Gan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Lakes

 

412.900

 

 

31 / PMR 14

Coolongolook

 

 

412.925

 

 

32 / PMR 15

Cabbage Tree

 

 

412.575

 

 

 

Narong Mountain

 

 

412.900

 

 

 

Karuah Mountain

 

 

451.050

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gosford

 

462.700

 

 

 

Green Point

 

 

462.825

 

 

104 / PMR 87

Cowan

 

 

462.9625

 

 

107 / PMR 90

Somersby

 

 

465.425

 

 

 

Boomerang Ridge

 

 

467.425

 

 

 

Killcare

 

 

467.800

 

 

 

Patonga

 

 

450.900

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cessnock

 

412.675

 

 

 

Broken Back

 

 

413.050

 

 

 

Mt. Warrawolong

 

 

413.075

 

 

 

Mt. Sugarloaf

 

 

450.925

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singleton

 

412.475

 

 

 

Brokenback

 

 

412.550

 

 

 

Mt. Dyrring

 

 

412.950

 

 

 

Mt. Coricudgy

 

 

450.875

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Macquarie

 

412.750

 

 

27 / PMR 10

West Wallsend

 

 

414.825

 

 

60 / PMR 43

Morisset Peninsula shed

 

 

414.850

 

 

 

Munibung Hill

 

 

450.800

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maitland

 

412.950

 

 

 

Bolwarra shed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muswellbrook

 

412.650

 

 

 

Mt. Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merriwa

 

413.300

 

 

 

Mountain Station

 

 

415.050

 

 

 

Wappinguy Hill

 

 

460.925

 

 

 

link

Scone

 

413.2625

 

 

 

Hunter Springs

 

 

413.325

 

 

 

Black Mountain

 

 

415.125

 

 

 

Rossgole Look Out

 

 

419.9375

 

 

 

Kars Springs

 

 

450.575

 

 

 

link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Hastings

 

412.800

 

 

 

Middle Brother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Taree

 

412.500

 

 

 

Middle Brother

 

 

413.075

 

 

 

Gan Ghat

 

 

413.375

 

 

 

Comboyne West

 

 

415.050

 

 

 

Mt. Marie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Gloucester

 

413.250

 

 

 

Gan Ghat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Murrurundi

 

415.025

 

 

 

Mt.Helen

 

 

 

CH            FREQUENCIES       DISTRICT
Repeat1         158.5250             Statewide
Repeat2         158.7875             Statewide
Repeat3         158.8125             Statewide
Repeat4         158.9500             Statewide
FGND1          161.1500             STATEWIDE
FGND2          161.0625             STATEWIDE
FGND3          161.0750             STATEWIDE
FGND4          161.1125             STATEWIDE
FGND5          161.0875             STATEWIDE
FGND6          161.0375             STATEWIDE
FGND7          161.0125             STATEWIDE
FGND8          161.0500             STATEWIDE
FGND9          161.1875             STATEWIDE
FGND10        161.2125             Baulkham Hills
FGND11        161.2250             Blue Mountains
FGND12        161.2375             Camden
FGND13        161.2500             Campbelltown
FGND14        161.3375             Gosford
FGND15        161.3625             Hawkesbury
FGND16        161.3750             Hornsby
FGND17        161.3875             Liverpool
FGND18        161.4125             Penrth / blacktown
FGND19        161.4500             Sutherland
FGND20        161.4625             Waringah

 

Air/Ground Communications.

 

119.100            120.800            122.800            128.700

131.450            132.550            132.750            130.600.

 

Other Frequencies

465.750

 

Hunter Strategic Network

466.775

 

Hunter Strategic Network

464.525

 

Hunter Strategic Network

467.725

 

South Eastern Strategic Network

414.175

 

Northern Strategic Network

 

 

State Wide Frequencies Allocated to the RFS

 

75.225

77.650

77.6625

77.8875

78.1625

411.0125

411.0375

411.0625

411.0875

412.275

412.325

412.375

412.400

412.450

462.9625

462.9875

462.5375

462.425

462.0625

462.2875

462.525

462.900

 

 

 

The above frequencies are allocated to be used throughout the state, try scanning these during major fires for activity.

 

Vehicle Types

Category 1    Heavy Fire Appliance AWD 3,001 L. - 4,000 L.
Category 2    Medium Fire Appliance AWD 1,601 L - 3,000 L.
Category 3    Heavy Fire Appliance 3,001 L. - 4,000 L.
Category 4    Medium Fire Appliance 1,601 L - 3,000 L
Category 5    Heavy Fire Appliance AWD 4,001 L +
Category 6    Heavy Fire Appliance 4,001 L +
Category 7    Light Fire Appliance AWD 801 L. - 1,600 L.
Category 8    Light Fire Appliance 801 L. - 1,600 L.
Category 9    Mop Up Fire Appliance AWD 350 L. - 800 L.

Category 13  Bulk Water Carriers

Category 14  Tanker Trailers

 

Also used are units known as "slip-on", "trailer", "carrier", "support", "canteen", "boat", etc.

 

 

 

Radio Codes

EMERGENCY

 

Life Threatening

RED

 

Urgent Fire Message

BLUE

 

General Fire Message

YELLOW

 

Logistics and/or other message

 

 

1

 

No sign of fire, investigating

 

11

 

False alarm, good intent

2

 

No audible alarm sounding

 

14

 

Stop code for additional brigades ( for a code 4 )

3

 

Audible alarm is sounding

 

15

 

Rubbish alight

4

 

Small Fire in area, 1 Station only required

 

16

 

Returning to station

6

 

Small fire in home

 

17

 

Leaving fire ground to obtain water

7

 

Responding to call

 

18

 

Back on fire ground

8

 

Arrived at destination

 

19

 

Illegal fire

9

 

Available to respond

 

20

 

Spillage

10

 

Deliberate false alarm

 

30

 

MVA - person trapped, fire protection

 

 

 

 

31

 

MVA - fire protection only

 

 

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Click here for further RFS info on wikipedia

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