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Terms

OES - Office of Emergency Servicies

SMARS - State-wide Mutual Aid Radio System

CLEMARS - CA. Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System

NALEMARS - National Law Enfroc. Mutual Aid Raido Sys.

CALCORD - California On-Scene Coordination Channel

FIREMARS - Fire Mutual Aid Radio System


Most Commonly Used Frequencies

154.160 MHz    Office of Emergency Services, Fire Frequency

154.220 MHz    Office of Emergency Services, Fire Frequency

154.920 MHz    CLEMARS

156.075 MHz    CALCORD - California Coordination

154.280 MHz    White Fire 1, tactical large mutual aid incidents

154.265 MHz    White Fire 2, tactical large mutual aid incidents

154.295 MHz    White Fire 3, tactical large mutual aid incidents

154.295 MHz    FIREMARS - Fire Mutual Aid Readio Systems

169.125 MHz    CA Travel Net - USFS frequency used by Calfire and the USFS when strike teams


Office of Emergency Services - OES Fire

OES FIRE has three purposes. First, it is used to coordinate between the 65 Fire Operational Area Mutual Aid Coordinators, the 6 Regional Mutual Aid Coordinators, and OES Fire & Rescue Branch's EOC at HQ in Sacramento. Second, it is used between OES Fire & Rescue HQ and the OES Fire field staff [52xx units] enroute to or at major emergencies. Third, it is used to coordinate any and all of the above points with the 130+ OES Engines and support vehicles located in local fire departments around the state.  


154.1600 - OES 1

154.2200 - OES 2


White Fire & FIREMARS

The WHITE FIRE frequencies (not "OES White") are FCC-designated as "intersystem" channels used for multiple agency fire coordination operations.  

154.2800 - White Fire 1

154.2650 - White Fire 2

154.2950 - White Fire 3

868.9875 - FIREMARS

866.9125 - FIREMARS 2


CESRS

21 interconnected sites around the state. It is used for radio coordination between OES staff (51xx and 51xxx units) and facilities in Sacramento, Fresno, Los Alamitos, Oakland, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara; and between Regional Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) [in Oakland, Los Alamitos, and Sacramento] and around 30 county EOCs. Other users of CESRS are the facilities of the Calif. Youth Authority, and the Department of General Services' Telecommunications Division units ("Area xx", and "DC-xxxx" units), who maintain it all.


153.7550 - OES CESRS - PL 192.8


CLEMARS

There are CLEMARS frequencies in each Public Safety radio band. CLEMARS is used for on-scene Law Enforcement communications. The nationwide Law frequency of 155.475 is included in the CLEMARS plan.


154.9200 - Channels 1

154.9350 - Channels 2

155.4750 - Channels 3 - also NALEMARS

460.0250 - Channels 4 & 5

39.4600 - Channels 6 & 7

868.5125 - Channels 8 & 9

484.2375 - Channels 22 - Los Angeles Basin

866.2000 - Channels 20 & 21 - Northern California


CALCORD

Mobile-only channel for use on scene as a command channel.

156.0750 - CALCORD


FIREMARS

The FCC established an advisory committee (the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee, or "NPSPAC") to recommended rules for the assignment and utilization of the new 800 spectrum. NPSPAC recommended (and the FCC adopted) 5 Interoperability channels - a calling channel, and 4 tactical. In negotiating the border interface zones with Canada and Mexico, these 5 pairs were also adopted by those countries for Public Safety interoperability use. The channels, therefore, are known as I-CALL (866.0125), and I-TAC 1 thru 4 (866.5125, 867.0125, 867.5125, and 868.0125 respectively). Under the plans developed by California's two Planning Regions, OES administers the use of these channels.


868.9875 - FIREMARS 1

866.9125 - FIREMARS 2

For agencies using 800 MHz systems.

National Plan 800 MHz - Interoperability Channels

866.0125 - I-Call

866.5125 - I-Tac1

867.0125 - I-Tac2

867.5125 - I-Tac3

868.0125 - I-Tac4


US Forrest Service and California Division of Forrestry AIR Frequencies


Air Tactics Frequencies

166.6750 - Air Tactics 1 - USFS

169.1500 - Air Tactics 2 - USFS

169.2000 - Air Tactics 3 - USFS

151.2800 - Air Tactics 4 - CALFIRE Blue

151.2950 - Air Tactics 5 - CALFIRE Green

151.3100 - Air Tactics 6 - CALFIRE Yellow

130.2000 - Air Tactics 7

131.4750 - Air Tactics 8

131.5750 - Air Tactics 9


Air Victor Net Frequencies

122.9250 - Air Victor 1

122.9000 - Air Victor 2

122.9750 - Air Victor 3

122.8500 - Air Victor 4

123.0750 - Air Victor 5

123.0500 - Air Victor 6

135.9750 - Victor Net Ramona

122.2250 - Victor Net Fresno

122.7500 - Victor Net Hollister

123.0750 - Victor Net Paso Robles


Air to Ground Frequencies

151.2200 - CALFIRE Red

122.975 or 123.975 - USFS

168.0500 - USFS

170.0000 - USFS

168.2000 - BLM

167.9500 - BLM


Helicoptor Frequencies

123.0250 - CALFIRE Air Victor Net - Helicoptors

119.9500 - USFS Heliport Air Traffic Control

123.0500 - USFS Heliport Air Traffic Control


Other Air Frequencies

168.6250 - Guard 1 - USFS Air Dipatch

151.3550 - Guard 2 - CALFIRE Command 1

118.9500 - USFS Air Tactics

168.5500 - BLM Air Tactics

123.9750 - Base Operations

135.9500 - Federal Tanker Operations

131.4750 - BLM AIR

167.9500 - BLM AIR


General Aviation Frequencies - CALFIRE/USFS Back Ups

122.9250 - Air Attack Base to Aircraft.

122.9000 - Routine Air Traffic.

122.8500 - Routine Air Traffic.


Preassigned USFS Air Tactics - Per National Forest/Park

Air Tactics 1 - CNF, ENF, INF, KNF, LNF, LPF, BBD, NOD, LNP

Air Tactics 2 - MNF, PNF, BDF, SQF, STF, TMU, KNP, YNP

Air Tactics 3 - ANF, MDF, SRF, SHF, SNF, TNF, HIA, BNP, SMP

The USFS and CALFIRE share the above air to air tactical frequencies. In southern California FIRESCOPE area USFS does all the air dispatching.


US Forrest Service


Region 5 - California

166.5875 - Dispatchers Net North Zone

164.9125 - Dispatchers Net South Zone

169.1250 - Region Calling North & South - "CA Travel Net"

415.3750 - Administrative Net

468.6250 - Air Net

170.0000 - Air to Ground

168.2000 - Firefighting

38.5800 - Fire Service Net

170.5000 - Job Site

166.1250 - Law Enforcement Net


Fire Nets

164.1750 - Klamath NF

168.1250 - Inyo NF

168.6750 - Sequoia NF

168.7250 - Six Rivers NF

168.7500 - Modoc NF, Cleveland NF, Stanislaus NF

168.7750 - Tahoe NF

169.1750 - Mendocino NF

169.8750 - Toiyabe NF

169.9500 - Angeles NF

170.5500 - Los Padres NF, Plumas NF

171.4750 - San Bernadino NF, Sierra NF

171.5250 - El Dorado NF

171.5750 - Lake Tahoe Basin Mngmt Unit

171.3750 - Shasta - Trinity NF

172.2250 - Lassen NF


Fire Cache

168.0500 - Tactical T-1

168.2000 - Tactical T-2

168.6000 - Tactical T-3

173.9125 - Tactical T-4

173.9625 - Tactical T-5

173.9875 - Tactical T-6



CALFIRE / California Division of Forrestry - CALFIRE


CALFIRE Command Nets

151.3550 - CALFIRE Command Net 1

151.2650 - CALFIRE Command Net 2

151.3400 - CALFIRE Command Net 3

151.4000 - CALFIRE Command Net 4

151.3700 - CALFIRE Command Net 5

151.2500 - CALFIRE Command Net 6

151.4600 - CALFIRE Command Net 7

151.4450 - CALFIRE Command Net 8

151.1750 - CALFIRE Command Net 9

151.1900 - CALFIRE Command Net 10


CALFIRE PL Tones

110.9 - Tone 1

123.0 - Tone 2

131.8 - Tone 3

136.5 - Tone 4

146.2 - Tone 5

156.7 - Tone 6

167.9 - Tone 7

103.5 - Tone 8

100.0 - Tone 9

107.2 - Tone 10

114.8 - Tone 11

127.3 - Tone 12

141.3 - Tone 13

151.4 - Tone 14

162.2 - Tone 15

192.8 - Tone 16

 

CALFIRE Tactical Nets

151.1450 - CALFIRE Tac 1

151.1600 - CALFIRE Tac 2

151.1750 - CALFIRE Tac 3

151.1900 - CALFIRE Tac 4

151.2500 - CALFIRE Tac 5

151.3250 - CALFIRE Tac 6

151.3400 - CALFIRE Tac 7

151.3700 - CALFIRE Tac 8

151.3850 - CALFIRE Tac 9

151.4000 - CALFIRE Tac 10

151.4450 - CALFIRE Tac 11

151.4600 - CALFIRE Tac 12

151.4750 - CALFIRE Tac 13

159.2250 - CALFIRE Tac 14

159.2700 - CALFIRE Tac 15

159.2850 - CALFIRE Tac 16

159.3150 - CALFIRE Tac 17

159.3450 - CALFIRE Tac 18

159.3600 - CALFIRE Tac 19

159.3750 - CALFIRE Tac 20

159.3900 - CALFIRE Tac 21

159.4050 - CALFIRE Tac 22

159.4500 - CALFIRE Tac 23

 

CALFIRE Unit 11 - Mendocino

151.3850 - MEU Local

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.3250 - Tac 6

151.4450 - Tac 11


CALFIRE Unit 12 - Humboldt & Del Norte

151.2500 - HUU Local

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.3400 - Tac 7

151.4000 - Tac 10

CALFIRE Unit 14 - Sonoma,Lake & Napa

151.3400 - LNU East

151.4600 - LNU West

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.2500 - Tac 5

 

CALFIRE Unit 16 - Santa Clara

151.4450 - SCU Local

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.3250 - Tac 6

151.3850 - Tac 9

151.4000 - Tac 10

 

CALFIRE Unit 17 - San Mateo & Santa Cruz

151.3700 - CZU Local

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.3250 - Tac 6

151.4000 - Tac 10


CALFIRE Unit 21 - Butte

151.4000 - BTU Local

154.1900 - CALFIRE / Butte County Fire Net

151.2500 - Tac 5

151.3850 - Tac 9

151.4450 - Tac 11

151.4600 - Tac 12

 

CALFIRE Unit 22 - Lasson & Modoc

151.2500 - LMU Local

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.4000 - Tac 10

 

CALFIRE Unit 23 - Nevada, Yuba & Placer

151.3250 - NEU West

154.1300 - NEU East

154.3550 - Western Placer County Dispatch

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.2500 - Tac 5

151.3850 - Tac 10

 

CALFIRE Unit 24 - Shasta & Trinity

151.1600 - SHU Local

151.3850 - Tac 9

151.4450 - Tac 11

151.4600 - Tac 12


CALFIRE Unit 25 - Tehema & Glenn

151.3700 - TGU Local

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.1900 - Tac 4


CALFIRE Unit 26 - Siskiyou

151.3250 - SKU Local

151.1900 - Tac 4

151.3400 - Tac 7

151.3700 - Tac 8

151.3850 - Tac 9

151.4000 - Tac 10

151.4450 - Tac 11

151.4600 - Tac 12

 

CALFIRE Unit 41 - Tulare

151.1900 - TUU Local

151.1750 - Tac 3

151.3700 - Tac 8

 

CALFIRE Unit 42 - Madera, Mariposa & Merced

151.4600 - MMU Local

151.3400 - Tac 7

151.3700 - Tac 8

151.4000 - Tac 10

 

CALFIRE Unit 43 - Fresno & Kings

154.4450 - CALFIRE/Fresno County Dispatch

153.8900 - Fresno County Primary Response

151.3850 - FKU Local 1 - Primary Response

151.1600 - FKU Local 2 - Secondary Response (Administration)

151.3250 - Tac 6

151.3400 - Tac 7

151.3700 - Tac 8

 

CALFIRE Unit 44 - Tuolumne & Calaveras

151.1750 - TCU Local

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.3700 - Tac 8

 

CALFIRE Unit 45 - El Dorado & Amador

151.1900 - AEU Local

151.1600 - Tac 2

151.3700 - Tac 8


CALFIRE Unit 46 - San Benito & Monterey

151.2500 - BEU Local


California's OES Law Enforcement and Fire & Rescue Mutual Aid Systems


The Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) is the state's Emergency Management agency, and coordinates California's Master Mutual Aid system.  Two major sub-systems are the Law Enforcement

and the Fire & Rescue Mutual Aid systems.


OES owns and operates 3 interconnected Mobile Relay radio networks for Mutual Aid coordination, and oversees a number of communications channels for field level coordination purposes.  All of this is known as "SMARS" [Statewide Mutual Aid Radio System].


CESRS - California Emergency Services Radio System - 153.755 MHz  [154.980 input]

CESRS has 21 interconnected sites around the state (and 4 stand alone radios not interconnected).  It is used for radio coordination

between OES staff (51xx and 51xxx units) and our facilities in Sacramento, Fresno, Los Alamitos, Oakland, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara; and between our Regional Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) [in Oakland, Los Alamitos, and Sacramento] and around 30 county EOCs.  Other users of CESRS are the facilities of the Calif. Youth Authority [for their direction & control purposes], and the Department of General Services' Telecommunications Division units ("Area xx", and "DC-xxxx" units), who maintain it all.


CLERS - California Law Enforcement Radio System CLERS is the Law Enforcement 'dispatcher to dispatcher' mutual aid network, and consists of 26 'cells' covering the state.  Some areas (like the East Sierra / Owens Valley area and Ukiah / Clearlake) are served by direct drops off the state microwave system.  Otherwise, the users are served by a VHF or UHF repeater in their area.  Some areas (Contra Costa County, for example) are really active; others are not so active day-to-day.  CLERS also serves as the State's distribution network for Emergency Alert System (EAS) program feeds, and is occasionally used by CHP aircraft to coordinate with their operations bases.


OES FIRE and Rescue Radio Network - 154.160 and 154.220

OES FIRE has three purposes.  First, it is used to coordinate between the 65 Fire Operational Area Mutual Aid Coordinators, the 6 Regional Mutual Aid Coordinators, and OES Fire & Rescue Branch's EOC at HQ in Sacramento.  Second, it is used between OES Fire & Rescue HQ and the OES Fire field staff [52xx units] enroute to or at major emergencies.  Third, it is used to coordinate any and all of the above points with the 130+ OES Engines and support vehicles located in local fire departments around the state.


OES FIRE, with 22 sites, is the state's oldest technology repeater system (lowband input, highband output), although we are in the process of converting the network to VHF-Hiband only.  Due to various factors, this has not been a 'clean' process.  As a result,  we have a hodge-podge of frequency and access tone combinations [and multiple channel names, unfortunately] in place throughout the network.  We are hoping for funding next fiscal year (starting July 1, 2000) to replace the 70+ base stations in the network, which will allow us to 'retire' the 33 MHz inputs (the mobile and handheld fleet is all VHF-Hiband) and bring the name nomenclature back in line.


CLEMARS - Calif. Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System

There are CLEMARS frequencies in each Public Safety radio band (except the 220-222 MHz band).  CLEMARS is used for on-scene Law Enforcement communications.  The nationwide Law frequency of 155.475 is included in the CLEMARS plan.



CALCORD  -  California On-scene Coordination Channel  (156.075)

CALCORD is a mobile-only channel for use on scene as a command channel. Yes, it is also Coast Guard channel 61A, but we have it licensed out of the old Highway Maintenance pool.  No base stations are allowed (FCC regulation).


WHITE FIRE frequencies

The WHITE FIRE frequencies (not "OES White") are used for multiple agency fire coordination operations.  By FCC rules, base stations are permitted on WHITE FIRE 1 (154.280) only [except L.A. County Fire has a waiver for 154.295, as they were there before the FCC designated the frequency as "intersystem"].


The old OES "FireMARS" system (153.830 in, 154.295 out, using handhelds and portable repeaters) is dead.  The BART UNDERGROUND 153.770/154.295) will disappear with BART's move to 800.


STACOM -  "STAte COMmunications", AKA "Operation SECURE"] (HF)

Under "Operation SECURE" (State's Emergency Communications Using Radio Effectively), the FCC established frequencies in the 2-10 MHz range for State Government use.  Each state can license up  to 10 channels for intra- and inter-state emergency management communications.  OES and CALTRANS use these frequencies, along with selected federal and local EOC sites in remote areas for an additional communications path when needed.  Because of some confusion caused by the "SECURE" name, we call this network "STACOM".  The network uses standard SSB for comms.


CLEMARS Utilization


CLEMARS is the California Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System and is licensed to the state and administered by OES. Channels include 154.920, 154.935 (low-power), 155.475, 460.025 as well as low-band and 800 MHz channels. Uses are classified and prioritized. Some channels, like 154.920 and 460.025, may be used on a regular daily basis as a secondary channel, but the channel must be relinquished to mutual aid users. (There is no similar authorization for regular daily use of the CALCORD frequency.)



California Public Safety Frequency Guide