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The city of Chicago has recently made changes to there radio system. They now operate on mix of digital and analog frequencies.

New Chicago Fire Department Digital UHF Channels:

  • EMS-Main: 477.5125 (NAC...293)
  • EMS-Englewood: 478.4625 (NAC..293)
  • Fire-Main: 477.7875 (NAC...293)
  • Fire-Englewood: 478.2125 (NAC...293)
  • Fire-City Wide: 476.6875 (NAC..293)
  • Joint-OPS: 477.9875 (NAC...293)...****Original Channel Designation was OEMC****
  • New Confirmed Simplex UHF Analog Channels:

  • Fire Command: 458.125
  • EMS Command: 462.975
  • Admin: 458.175
  • Firground: 458.0250
  • EMS Ops 7 480.6625
  • OPS-8: 476.2875
  • OPS-9: 479.2875
  • OPS-10: 477.6625
  • Lakefront: 458.075
  • Spec Events 1 478.5000
  • Spec Events 2 481.5000
  • CTA Fire 460.0625
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    Chicago Fire Department Radio Signatures

     

    RADIO SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
    Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC):

    2-1-1    Englewood Fire Alarm Office (South Dispatch)
    2-1-2    Main Fire Alarm Office ( North Dispatch)
    Department Officials:

    2-1-3       Fire Commissioner
    2-1-4       First Deputy Fire Commissioner
    2-1-5       Deputy Fire Commissioner: Bureau of Operations
    2-1-6       Deputy Fire Commissioner: Bureau of Fire Prevention
    2-1-7       Deputy Fire Commissioner: Bureau of Administrative Services
    2-1-8       Deputy Fire Commissioner: Bureau of Logistics
    2-1-9       Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner: Special Operations Division
    2-1-10     Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner: Fire Suppression and Rescue north
    2-1-11     Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner: Emergency Medical Service
    2-1-12     Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner: Fire Suppression and Rescue South
    2-1-20     District Chief: Executive Assistant to the Fire Commissioner
    2-1-23     District Chief: Airport Operations Division
    2-1-27     District Chief: Bureau of Logistics
    2-1-28     District Chief: Director of Training
    2-1-29     District Chief: Bureau of Fire Prevention
    2-1-30     District Chief: Director of Safety
    2-1-31     District Chief: Special Projects
    2-1-32     District Chief: Emergency Medical Service Logistics
    Deputy District Chiefs:
    2-2-1       Deputy District Chief: 1st District (Engine 18)
    2-2-2       Deputy District Chief: 2ndl District (Engine 108)
    2-2-3       Deputy District Chief: 3rd District (Rescue 3)
    2-2-5       Deputy District Chief: 5th District (Engine 84)
    2-2-6       Deputy District Chief: 6th District (Engine 81)
    Communication Command Vans! Incident Management:

    2-7-0       Tactical Operations Intelligence Center (TOIC)
    2-7-1       Command Van (Engine 42)
    2-7-2       Command Van (Engine 112)
    2-7-3       Command Van (Engine 49)
    2-7-4       Command Van (Engine 122)
    2-7-8       Command Van (ORO Rescue 1)
    2-7-9       Major Incident Command Van (Special Operations Warehouse)
    2-7-10     Command Van Coordinator
    2-7 -11    Deputy District Chief: Communications I Department Radio Coordinator
    Division of Training: Quinn Fire Academy
    2-8-1       Commander: Coordinator of Academy Operations
    2-8-2       Commander: Coordinator of Field Training
    2-8-3       Commander: Coordinator of Apparatus I Engineering Training
    2-8-3A    Fire Academy Training Ambulance
    2-8-3B    Fire Academy Training Ambulance
    2-8F3C   Fire Academy Training Ambulance
    2-8-4       Commander: Coordinator of Emergency Medical Services Training
    2-8-6       Fire Academy Engine
    2-8-7       Fire Academy Hook and Ladder
    2-8-8       Fire Academy Engine
    2 -8-9      F ire Academy Hook and Ladder
    2-8-10     Fire Academy Hook and Ladder
    2-9-0       Fire Academy Vehicle
    2-9-1       Fire Academy Bus
    2-9-2       Fire Academy Vehicle
    2-9-7       Coordinator of Hazardous Material Training
    2-9-7 A   Fire Academy Haz Mat Training Ambulance
    2-9-7B    Fire Academy Haz Mat Training Ambulance
    Division of Training: Airport Operations

    2-9-8    ORD Training Officer
    2-9-9       ORD Training Officer
    2-9-10     MDW Training Officer
    2-9-11     Airport Fueling Inspector
    2-9-12     ORD Training Officer
    2-9-13     Airport Driver's Training Coordinator
    2-9-14     Airport District Aide
    Division of Training: Field Training Officers
    2-9-20     Fire Suppression and Rescue Field Training Officer
    2-9-21     Fire Suppression and Rescue Field Training Officer
    2-9-22     Fire Suppression and Rescue Field Training Officer
    2-9-23     Fire Suppression and Rescue Field Training Officer
    2-9-24     Fire Suppression and Rescue Field Training Officer
    2-9-25     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer
    2-9-26     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer
    2-9-27     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer
    2-9-28     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer
    2-9-29     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer
    2-9-30     Emergency Medical Service Field Training Officer

    Canteen Service:
    4-0-0       Chief Canteen Supervisor
    4-0-1       Support Service Canteen 1 (Engine 106)
    4-0-2       Support Service Canteen 2 (Engine 80)
    4-0-3       Assistant Canteen Supervisor
    4-0-4       Canteen Duty Officer
    4-0-5       Canteen Duty Officer
    4-0-6       Salvation Anny Unit (Engine 88)
    4-0-7       Salvation Army Unit (Engine II)
    4-0-9       Salvation Army Unit (Engine 122)
    Headquarters Staff:
    4-1-1       Department Chaplain / Catholic
    4-1-2       Department Chaplain / Protestant
    4-1-3       Department Chaplain I Jewish
    4-1-4       Department Physician
    4-1-5       Deputy District Chief: Coordinator of Medical Section
    4-1-6       Deputy District Chief: Coordinator of Employee Relations
    4-1-7       Director of Media Affairs and Community Relations
    4-1-8       Deputy District Chief: Coordinator of Fire Awareness and Public Education
    4-1-9       Deputy District Chief: Special Events Coordinator / Department Liaison
    4-1-10     Media Affairs Officer
    4-1-11     Media Affairs Officer
    4-1-12     Media Affairs Officer
    4-1-13     Media Affairs Officer
    4-1-14     Media Affairs Officer
    4-1-15     On Call Infection Control Officer
    4-1-16     Director of Finance
    4-1-17     Director of Human Resources / Personnel
    4-1-18     Assistant Commissioner: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
    Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC)

    4-2-0       Executive Director
    4-2-1       Managing Director
    4-2-2       Deputy Director, Fire Operations
    4-2-3       Manager, Fire Operations
    4-2-4       Coordinator, Fire Operations
    4-2-5       Communications Specialist
    4-2-6       Foreman, Radio Maintenance and Repair
    4-2-7       Radio Maintenance and Repair Technician
    4-2-8       Radio Maintenance and Repair Technician
    4-2-9       Radio Maintenance and Repair Technician
    4-2-10     Radio Maintenance and Repair Technician
    4-2-12     OEMC Unified Command Van
    City of Chicago Officials

    4-3-1       Mayor of Chicago
    4-3-2       Mayor's Chief of Staff
    4-3-3       Mayor's Escort Car

    4-3-4       Commissioner of Department of Streets and Sanitation

    4-3-5       Commissioner of Health Department
    4-3-6       Commissioner of Water Department
    4-3-7       Chairman of City Council Finance Committee
    4-3-8       Chairman of City Council Police and Fire Committee

    4-3-9       Mayor's Mobile Office
    4-3-10     Superintendent of Police Department
    Division of Emergency Medical Services
    4-4-0       Director of Medical Administration and Regulatory Compliance (MARC)
    4-4-5       Commander: EMS Manpower / MMRT Coordinator
    4-4-6       Executive Assistant: Emergency Medical Services Division
    4-4-11     Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic: Field Division North (Engine 44)
    4-4-12     Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic: Field Division South (Engine l6)
    4- 5-1      Field Chief: EMS District 1 (Engine 13)
    4-5-2       Field Chief: EMS District 2 (Engine 1 12)
    4-5-3       Field Chief: EMS District 3 (Engine 79)
    4-5-4       Field Chief: EMS District 4 (Engine 117)
    4-5-5       Field Chief: EMS District 5 (Engine 88)
    4-5-6       Field Chief: EMS District 6 (Engine 121)
    4-5-7       Field Chief: EMS District 7 (Engine] 8)
    4-5-8       Field Chief: EMS District 8 (Engine 63)
    Office of Fire Investigation
    4-6-0       Deputy District Chief: Commanding Fire Marshall
    4-6-1Commander: Assistant Commanding Fire Marshall
    4-6-2       Major Case Unit Coordinator, Supervising Fire Marshall
    4-6-3       OFI Training Coordinator, Fire Marshall
    4-6-4       Juvenile Intervention Coordinator, Administrative Fire Marshall
    4-6-5       Digital Image Specialist and Photo Library Coordinator, Fire Marshall
    4-6-6       Supervisor Fire Marshall - 24 Hours (Engine 38)
    4-6-7       Fire Marshall - 24 Hours (Engine 38)
    4-6-8       Fire Marshall- 24 Hours (Engine 38)
    4-6-9       Fire Marshall- 24 Hours (Engine 38)
    4-6-10     Major Incident Response Unit (MIRU) - 24 Hours
    4-6-11     Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives
    4-6-12     Chicago Police Department Responding Unit
    4-6-19     State Fire Marshall Canine Unit
    4-6-50     Generic Response Unit for CAD
    State and Regional Officials and Offices

    4-7-0       Governor of the State of Illinois
    4-7-1       State of Illinois Fire Marshall
    4-7-2       Director of Illinois Department of Public Health
    4-7-3       lEMA Regional Coordinator
    4-7-4       Sheriff of Cook County
    4-7-5       Cook County DHSEM Representative (Old ESDA)
    4-7-8       Cook County DHSEM Representative (Old ESDA)
    4-7-9       MABAS Representative
    4-7-10     MABAS Representative
    4-7-11     Orland Central Fire Alarm Office (South)
    4-7-12     Red Center Fire Alarm Office (North)
    Headquarters Staff Assistants
    4-8-0       Commander: Office of the Fire Commissioner
    4-8-1       Commander: Office of the Is1 Deputy Fire Commissioner
    4-8-2       Commander: Bureau of Operations
    4-8-3       Commander: Bureau of Administrative Services: Human Resources
    4-8-4       Commander: Bureau of Administrative Services: Medical Section
    4-8-5       Commander: Public Education and Fire Awareness
    4-8-6       Commander: Manpower Central
    Fire Prevention Bureau
     
    4-9-0       Chief Fire Prevention Bureau Engineer
    4-9-1       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-2       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-3       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-4       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-5       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-6       Supervisor - Public Assemblies Section
    4-9-9       Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-10     Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-11     Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-12     Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-13     Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-14     Fire Prevention Task Force
    4-9-15     Commander: Fire Prevention Bureau Training Officer
    Public Education
    4-9-7 A   Public Education Mobile Survive Alive Unit
    4-9-7B    Public Education Vehicle
    4-9-7C    Public Education Vehicle
    4-9-7D    Public Education Vehicle
    4-9-8       Public Education Vehicle
    Special Operations: Hazardous Materials
    5-1-0       Deputy District Chief: Coordinator of Hazardous Materials (Engine 16)
    5-1-1       Hazardous Incident Team 1 (Engine 16)
    5-1-1 A   Hazardous Incident Team Auxiliary Apparatus (Engine 16)
    5-1-2       Hazardous Incident Team 2 (ORD Rescue J)
    5-1-3       Joint Hazard Assessment Team (JHA T)
    5-1-4       Joint Hazard Assessment Team (JHAT)
    5-1-11     Hazardous Materials Mobile Laboratory (Engine 16)
    5-3-0       Hazardous Materials Decontamination Unit (Engine 22)
    5-3-1       Hazardous Materials Mass Decontamination Unit (ORO Rescue 1)
    Special Operations: Technical Rescue
    5-2-0       Technical Rescue Training Coordinator
    5-2-1       Collapse Rescue Unit (Engine 5)
    5-2-2       Collapse Rescue Lumber Unit (Engine 14)
    5-2-3       Compressor Truck Unit (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-2-4       Vacuum Truck Unit (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-2-5       Technical Rescue Team Unit (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-2-6       Tunnel Rescue Unit (Engine 91)
    Department Operations Liaisons

    5-4-0       Department Liaison to CT A
    5-4-1       Department Liaison to OEMC

    Special Operations: Squad Companies
    5-1-5       Battalion Chief: Special Operations (Engine 5)
    5-1-7       Commander: Special Operations Division
    5-5-1       Squad Company 1. (Engine 42)
    5-5-2       Squad Company 2 (Engine 91)
    5-5-5       Squad Company 5 (Engine 1l6)
    5-5-7       Squad Company 7 (ORD Rescue 3)

    Special Operations: Miscellaneous

    5-6-1       Jump Bag I Trash Pump Unit (Engine 4)
    5-6-2       Jump Bag I Trash Pump Unit (Engine 124)

    5-6-3       Jump Bag I Trash Pump Unit (Engine 47)

    5-6-4       Special Operations - Utility Unit (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-6-5       Special Operations Rig - Support Unit (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-6-6       Special Operations Rig - Box Truck (Special Operations Warehouse)
    5-6-7       Special Operations Pod Truck (Special Operations Warehouse)
    Rehabilitation Units
    5-7-1       Rehab Unit (Engine 49)
    5-7-2       Rehab Unit (Engine 68)
    5-7-3       Rehab Unit (ORD Rescue 3)
    Internal Affairs Division
    5-8-0      Assistant Commissioner: Internal Affairs Division (Headquarters)
    5-8-1      Assistant Director
    5-8-2      Chief Investigator
    5-8-3      Chief Investigator
    5-8-4      Investigator Specialist
    5-8-5      Investigator Specialist
    5-8-6      Investigator
    5-8-7      Investigator
    5-8-8      Investigator
    5-8-9      Investigator
    5-8-10    Investigator
    5-8-11    Investigator
    5-8-12    Investigator
    Hose Wagons
    6-1-1       Hose Wagon (Engine 81)
    6-1-2       Hose Wagon (Engine 26)
    Foam and Chemical Units
    6-2-4       Dry Chemical Unit (Engine 4)
    6-2-5       Dry Chemical Unit (Engine 46)
    6-3-1       High Expansion Foam Unit (Engine 26)
    6-3-2       Bulk Foam Carrier Unit (Engine 28)
    Bureau of Logistics: Breathing Apparatus / Equipment and Supply
    6-4-0     Deputy District Chief: Coordinator of Breathing Apparatus Service
    6-4-1     Commander: Bureau of Logistics.
    6-4-2   Coordinator of Building Services
    6-4-3   Telecommunications Specialist

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