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                             Live Streaming Waterloo Region Fire Department Communications

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With a population of approximately 570,000, the Region of Waterloo is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. This feed covers the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo as well as the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

All regional fire departments use a joint dispatch center. Fire departments are 'paged out' on a general alarm, and will be assigned a tactical channel to use.

Local fire and police services use an integrated computer-aided dispatch system. The dispatch technology allows fire and police services to share data, mapping software and dispatch information on the same platform.


Below you will find some common terminology heard over the scanner and frequencies monitored.

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En Route  Responding to a call with lights and siren.

Apparatus is out of station Either proceeding to a call with no lights or siren or driving around.

On Scene or Arrival  on location of the alarm.

Working Fire  A structure fire that is big enough to require multiple units/stations to be called and for the incident command system to be used.

Fully involved A working fire that has spread to more then half the building.

MVC  Motor Vehicle Collision.

VSA  Vital Signs Absent (not breathing and have no pulse)

Tiered Response When more then one agency responds to an incident.  Usually referred to in medical calls where Fire, EMS and Police are dispatched.

EMS Emergency Medical Service (Paramedics)

RIT Rapid Intervention Team.  This is a team of firefighters whose sole specialty is to enter a structure and rescue any firefighters who become injured or trapped and have called for assistance.

Hazmat   A Hazmat unit is specially trained to handle hazardous materials.

Hot Zone  The hot zone is the area where the incident is happening.  (Ex. At a working fire the hot zone is inside the building.  At a hazmat call, the hot zone is the area containing the hazardous material)

Mayday When a firefighter becomes trapped, injured, or in need of assistance at a scene they will call a mayday to request assistance and the RIT team will be sent to rescue them. (Ex. Over the radio you will hear “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!”)

Heavy Hydraulics Cutting and spreading tools that are powered by high pressure hydraulic fluid.  These tools are most often used to free people who are trapped in vehicles after a motor vehicle acident.   The “Jaws of life” is a brand name of a heavy hydraulic tool.

When referring to an area of a building/property, each side is given a letter. A, B, C, D. A is always the side that faces the street, and B to D are clockwise from A.

Rehab Fighting a fire is very physically demanding work so to make sure firefighters don’t over exhausted or dehydrated they are sent to rehab after being in the hot zone so they can rest, cool down, and re-hydrate. 


 Scanned Frequencies Waterloo Region Fire Departments

The Region of  Waterloo employs a Project 25 Phase II trunked radio system for their Police and Fire. The Police version is encrypted, and no audio can be received. The Fire Department uses the same system but is not encrypted The system is comprised of  primary control channels and alternate control channels. At any given time, each site (Police or Fire) has one control channel. The remaining channels are used as working channels, and functions such as call queuing, emergency calls, and call prioritization are always available.

The Fire scanner is programmed to receive certain talkgroups from within the Waterloo Region P25 system, and are listed below. Primary control frequencies ( also listed below) are in red.

01 866.9750c 

02 868.1125c 

03 868.325c 

04 868.1375 

05 868425 

06 868.475 

07 868.62500 

08 868.83750 

09 866.7875 







Talkgroup    Specialty 
1101 Cambridge Fire Department - Dispatch 1 
1102 Cambridge Fire Department - Dispatch 2 
1150 Cambridge Fire Department - Dispatch 3
1021 Cambridge Fire Department 1 
1022 Cambridge Fire Department 2 
1023 Cambridge Fire Department 3  
1024 Cambridge Fire Department 4 
1025 Cambridge Fire Department 5 
1026 Cambridge Fire Department 6 
1201 Kitchener Fire Department - Dispatch 1 
1202 Kitchener Fire Department - Dispatch 2 
1250 Kitchener Fire Department - Dispatch 3
1301 Waterloo Fire Rescue - Dispatch 1 
1302 Waterloo Fire Rescue - Dispatch 2 
1350 Waterloo Fire Rescue - Dispatch 3
1000 Regional Fire - Dispatch 
1001 Regional Fire - TAC 1 
1002 Regional Fire - TAC 2 
1003 Regional Fire - TAC 3 
1004 Regional Fire - TAC 4 
1005 Regional Fire - TAC 5 
1011 Regional Fireground - Ops 1  
1012 Regional Fireground - Ops 2 
1013 Regional Fireground - Ops 3 
1014 Regional Fireground - Ops 4 
1015 Regional Fireground - Ops 5 
1034 Township Fire 


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