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Communications

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Communications Branch has been in the business of providing a professional level of fire communications services since 1984 and has committed to including Communications Services as a primary mandate of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service.

The Communications Branch of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) receives and processes requests for assistance. Information is accessed, the appropriate data is prepared and emergency vehicles are dispatched for a total of 16 Municipal Fire Services. Over 14,000 emergencies were dispatched in 2012 and we are responsible for over 370,000 residents within Simcoe County.

Symposium EM Live is a site available to the public so they can follow emergency calls being dispatched by the Barrie Fire Communications Branch in a live continually updated fashion. No personal information will be given on this public site. Please note: site is not currently accessible on mobile devices.

Symposium EM Live includes the following information:
Agency The name of the responding Fire Service. There is a possibility of 16 different Fire Departments.
Street The name of the street where the emergency is occurring. No specific street addressing number will be available on this public site.
Cross Streets The major cross streets relating to this call will be displayed.
City City of the emergency response
Type Type of the call as selected by the dispatcher. This will best describe the type of emergency we are responding to.
Status Dispatched: Emergency Service personnel are being notified of the event

En Route: Emergency Vehicles are en route to the emergency

At Scene: Emergency Vehicles are on the scene of the emergency

Returning: Emergency Vehicles are returning from the emergency

Finished: Emergency is Finished . The event will be removed from the system when the call is closed within our Computer Aided Dispatch System.
Level The standard or initial response for a call of this type. Different levels can be achieved or activated by a Fire Officer at the scene.
Call Time Date and time of the emergency response
Responding Units Shortened version of Department, Type of Vehicle and Associated Numbering of that vehicle. Legend:
 

Department Names & Abbreviations Truck Types & Abbreviations
B = Barrie Fire P = Pumper Truck
R = Rescue Truck
A = Adjala-Tosorontio Fire TWR = Tower Truck
Beau = Beausoleil Fire C = Car
BW = Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire TK or T = Tanker Truck
CV = Clearview Fire ISO = Incident Safety Officer
CWD = Collingwood Fire PC = Platoon Chief
E = Essa Fire SQD = Squad Truck
GB = Georgian Bay Fire B = Brush Truck
I = Innisfil Fire
N = New Tecumseth Fire TRT = Trench Trailer
PN = Penetanguishene Fire MA = Mutual Aid Vehicle
S = Springwater Fire M = Marine Unit
TA = Tay Fire Quint = Quint Truck
TN = Tiny Fire U = Utility Vehicle
WB = Wasaga Beach Fire L = Ladder Truck
  ATV = All Terrain Vehicle

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