STATION

LOCATION

Station 1

Eastern Hill . Melbourne

Station 2

West Melbourne

Station 3

Carlton

Station 4

Brunswick

Station 5

Broadmeadows

Station 6

Pascoe Vale

Station 7

Thomastown

Station 8

Burnley Training

Station 9

Sommerton

Station 10

Richmond

Station 11

Epping

Station 12

Preston

Station 13

Northcote

Station 14

Bundoora

Station 15

Heildelberg

Station 16

Greensborough

Station 18

Hawthorn

Station 19

North Balwyn

Station 20

Box Hill

Station 22

Ringwood

Station 23

Burwood

Station 24

Malvern

Station 25

Oakleigh

Station 26

Croydon

Station 27

Nunawading

Station 28

Vermont South

Station 29

Clayton

Station 30

Templestowe

Station 31

Glen Waverley

Station 32

Ormond

Station 33

Mentone

Station 34

Highett

Station 35

Windsor

Station 37

Marine Response

Station 38

South Melbourne

Station 39

Port Melbourne

Station 40

Laverton

Station 41

St Albans

Station 42

Newport

Station 43

Deer Park

Station 44

Sunshine

Station 45

Spotswood

Station 46

Altona

Station 47

Footscray

Station 48

Taylors Lakes

Station 49

North Laverton

Station 50

Ascot Vale

Station 51

Keilor

Station 52

Tullamarine

Station 53

Sunbury

Station 54

Greenvale

Station 55

Caroline Springs

Station 56

Melton

Station 57

Tarneit

Station 58

Point Cook

Station 59

Derrimut

Station 60

Training

Station 61

Lara

Station 62

Corio

Station 63

Geelong City

Station 64

Belmont

Station 65

Armstrong Creek

Station 66

Ocean Grove

Station 67

Ballarat

Station 68

Lucas

Station 70

Warrnambool

Station 71

Portland

Station 72

Mildura

Station 73

Bendigo

Station 74

Wangarrata

Station 75

Shepparton

Station 76

Wodonga

Station 77

Tralalgon

Station 78

Morwell

Station 79

LaTrobe West

Station 80

Craigieburn

Station 81

South Morang

Station 82

Eltham City

Station 84

South Warrandyte

Station 85

Boronia

Station 86

Rowville

Station 87

Dandenong

Station 88

Hallam

Station 89

Springvale

Station 90

Patterson River

Station 91

Frankston

Station 92

Cranbourne

Station 93

Pakenham

Station 94

Mornington

Station 95

Rosebud



False Alarm Codes

609 Good intent call, not classified above
611 Wrong Location
612 Vicinity Alarm .. Incident in another location
621 Smoke scare. Odour of smoke
622 Steam vapour, fog or dust thought to be smoke
624 Controlled Burning
625 BBQ
626 Burglar Alarm
711 Malicious False Alarm
721 Bomb scare, no bomb. Includes parcel resembling a bomb
734 Sprinkler malfunction - includes water pressure fluctuation and equipment fault
735 Smoke detector malfunction - includes fault in detector, wiring or indicator panel
736 Heat detector malfunction - includes fault in detector, wiring or indicator panel
737 Fire indicator panel in normal condition on arrival
751 Smoke detector operated - a simulated condition activates an alarm
752 Heat detector operated - a simulated condition activates an alarm
762 Accidental operation of alarm - includes where human activity has simulated a condition that activates a fire alarm (includes damage to sprinkler head)
763 Failure to notify of test
764 Incorrect test
769 Unintentional alarm - not classified above












FIREGROUND CHANNELS
After being dispatched to a job through the RMR network by ESTA / VicFire, when on scene and a control point has been established, a Fireground channel is nominated. This Fireground channel allows the on-scene appliances to communicate with each other, without 'clogging up' the dispatch channel. This channel is selected from the District Default Communications Plan, and is usually a digital, simplex, conventional channel. That is, it is not trunked (or repeated), therefore it is line of sight transmission only. Hence, you will only be able to monitor the fireground channel if you are on-scene or generally within about 30km (terrain dependant). If the incident has escalated to a sufficient size, with enough appliances on scene that it is necessary for a more complicated communication plan, a Forward Command Vehicle (FCV) is often dispatched. The FCV has two mobile radios, and often one or more portable radios. This facilitates one radio that is set to monitor the dispatch channel, enabling ESTA operators to communicate and pass messages to appliances, alert to changed conditions, or take messages. While the second radio monitors the fireground channel, enabling the FCV to act as a 'go-between'; on scene appliances & ESTA can use the FCV to relay messages through to any particular appliance, maintaining a continuous chain of communication. Without which, individual appliances would have to switch back and forth between dispatch and fireground channels, potentially missing messages, complicating operations and even putting lives at risk.