Information & Resources

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Unit Numbering System

Each department in the county is assigned a block of 20 numbers.
The first two numbers uniquely identify each department and is used for station identification.
The third number identifies the type of unit.

Assigned Numbers

Corry

Mill Village

Waterford

Wattsburg

North East

Harborcreek

Brookside

Fairfield

Lawrence Park

Wesleyville

Erie City

Belle Valley

Edinboro

McKean

Perry Hi-Way

Kearsarge

West Ridge

West Lake

Lake Shore

Fairview

Girard

Lake City

Platea

Cranesville

Albion

Springfield

Kuhl Hose

Greenfield Twp

Franklin Twp

Elgin Beaverdam

Erie Airport

Millcreek Twp

Union City

100 - 119

120 - 139

140 - 159

170 - 189

200 - 219

220 - 239

240 - 259

260 - 279

280 - 299

300 - 319

320 - 339

360 - 379

380 - 399

400 - 419

420 - 439

440 - 459

460 - 479

480 - 499

500 - 519

520 - 539

540 - 559

560 - 579

580 - 599

600 - 619

620 - 639

640 - 659

680 - 699

700 - 719

720 - 739

740 - 759

820 - 839

920 - 939

1130 - 1149

Last Digit Designation

 0 - Chief Officers or Captains

 1 - Chief Officers or Captains

 2 - Engine

 3 - Engine

 4 - Engine

 5 - Tanker or Utility

 6 - Tanker or Utility

 7 - Ambulance or Rescue

 8 - Ambulance or Rescue

 9 - Truck Company or Utility

Patient Severity Classes

Erie County utilizes a regional system to designate the condition of medical and trauma patients while on scene. The scheme follows similar criteria as the national START triage method but with an additional classification. The classes are are as follows:

 

Class 1- Life Threatening

Class 2- Serious

Class 3- Moderate

Class 4- Minor

Class 5- Deceased

Public Safety Radio System

In October 2019, the Erie County Department of Public Safety placed a long overdue new radio system in place across the county. The system was based on a digital trunked Project 25 Phase II technology and is reported to provide 95% coverage across the county.

The county is divided into 5 zones with each zone occupying it's own talkgroup with 1 dispatch channel and 2-4 tactical channels. With the exception of the City of Erie who is dispatched directly on the Erie Dispatch talkgroup, the primarily volunteer departments in the county are dispatched via simulcast analog frequencies which are programmed into personal pagers. There is one paging channel for the Millcreek Zone and another for West, East and South. A map of the zones and table of departments assigned to each zone is below.

A list of specific talkgroups and programming frequncies can be found on RadioReference.

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