Essex County Fire Departments

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Countywide Information

  • Fire Districts 5, 13 and 15 cover Essex County
  • Fire District 5 is the southern half of Essex County (Beverly Control)
  • Fire District 13 is the Metropolitan Boston Area (Metro Fire)
  • Fire District 15 is the northern half of Essex County (Andover Control)
  • Essex County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ECRECC) dispatches for several communities in the county
  • Massachusetts Fire Tone Outs


Fire District 5 - Beverly Control

  • Daily Tests for Availability at 6:15 PM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dist.5 Ch.1 VHF 154.0700 R 131.8 Operations 2019.01.20 ecps92
Dist.5 Ch.1 UHF 460.1375 R 131.8 UHF Simulcast 2020.05.10 ecps92

Fire District 15 - Lawrence Control

  • Daily Tests for Availability at 9:30 AM
Use Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Dist.15 Ch.1 VHF 154.0700 R 131.8 Operations 2013.11.17 N1BHH
Dist.15 Ch.1 UHF 460.1375 R 131.8 UHF Simulcast 2013.10.22 N1BHH
Essex RED 487.3875 S 229.1 UHF County Fireground
153.8300 S 77.0 VHF County Fireground


Department Frequency Information

Department Frequency Type Tone District Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Amesbury 155.8725 R D654 15 F-01 DB: ECRECC 2020.02.26 JBolduc
Amesbury 158.9550 R 203.5 15 F-02 2013.11.23 N1BHH
Amesbury 154.2800 S 136.5 15 Fireground "White" 2013.04.12 Matt
Andover 483.5875 R 146.2 15 2020.05.30 N1ZYY
Beverly 482.4375 R 131.8 5 2021.01.01 W1KNE
Boxford 482.5000 R D411 15 2020.06.14 aleckrohto
Boxford 153.8450 S 123.0 15 Simulcast of dispatcher only 2020.06.14 aleckrohto
Boxford 45.0800 S 123.0 15 2014.10.08 N1BHH
Byfield 153.8150 R 94.8 15 Shared with Newbury 2019.10.21 ecps92
Danvers 483.3375 R 131.8 5 2020.05.30 N1ZYY
Essex 155.8200 R 114.8 5 DB:ECRECC 2020.02.10 ecps92
Georgetown 154.3250 R 114.8 15 Primary 2020.05.31 JBolduc
Gloucester 154.1600 R D125 5 2020.02.09 ecps92
Groveland 154.8675 R 82.5 15 Dispatch Paging Tones 2020.11.07 artb257
Groveland 154.8675 R N521 15 Dispatch/Operations 2020.11.07 artb257
Hamilton 155.9400 R 127.3 5 2021.01.02 W1KNE
Hamilton 156.0000 S 127.3 5 Fireground
Haverhill 154.3625 R N641 15 Primary Dispatch P25 2020.02.13 W1KNE
Haverhill 154.3625 R D071 15 Primary Dispatch Analog 2019.08.01 N1ZYY
Haverhill 151.2950 R N641 15 F-02 Fireground 2020.11.08 artb257
Haverhill 154.0100 S 167.9 15 F-16 Fireground 2013.04.12 Matt
Ipswich 159.3900 R 91.5 5 2020.05.03 W1KNE
Lawrence 154.4450 R 100.0 15 Ch.01 Dispatch 2020.08.10 W1KNE
Lawrence 158.7675 R 206.5 15 Ch.02 Mobile Repeater 2020.05.14 AJ1L, firefox10
Lawrence 154.0250 S 206.5 Ch.04 Fireground
Lynn 470.1750 R 88.5 13 F-01 Dispatch 2021.01.01 W1KNE
Lynn 482.1625 R 79.7 13 F-02 Fireground 2021.01.01 W1KNE
Lynn 482.8500 R D125 13 F-03 Fireground 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Lynnfield 482.7000 R 131.8 5 Primary Operations 2020.11.01 n1zyy
Lynnfield 46.0600 S 77.0 5 Simulcasts 482.7000 2020.07.24 schwab
Lynnfield 482.9500 S 71.9 5 Fireground
Manchester 159.3375 R 156.7 5 2019.01.20 ecps92
Marblehead 471.4750 R 127.3 5 2019.01.20 ecps92
Merrimac 151.6625 R 127.3 15 2021.01.12 W1KNE
Methuen 154.0100 R 192.8 15 Dispatch 2020.08.06 ecps92
Methuen 154.0100 S 136.5 15 Fireground
Methuen 484.9250 R 162.2 15 Simulcast 2021.01.02 W1KNE
Middleton 460.5750 R 131.8 5 DB:ECRECC 2021.01.01 W1KNE
Middleton 465.5750 S 146.2 5 Ch.03
Nahant 470.1750 R 88.5 5 F-01 DB: Lynn 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Nahant 482.1625 R 79.7 5 F-02 Fireground 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Nahant 482.8500 R D125 5 F-03 Fireground 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Newbury 153.8150 R 94.8 15 2021.01.02 W1KNE
Newburyport 158.9550 R 203.5 15 2020.06.08 aleckrohto
North Andover 453.1875 R D226 15 Dispatch 2020.01.05 ecps92
North Andover 852.6000 R D226 15 Old Primary - Future Use?
Peabody 484.6625 R 203.5 5 2020.01.04 W1KNE
Rockport 155.1450 R D411 5 2020.05.24 W1KNE
Rockport 460.5875 R 179.9 5 Simulcast/Patch from VHF 2020.03.22 ecps92
Rowley 154.2950 R 94.8 15 2020.05.03 W1KNE
Salem 483.4625 R 146.2 5 F-01 Dispatch 2020.01.04 W1KNE
Salem 483.6375 R 146.2 5 F-02 Fireground 2016.02.19 N1BHH
Salisbury 153.3125 R 203.5 15 Dispatch 2019.08.01 N1ZYY
Saugus 482.2625 R 94.8 13 Dispatch 2021.01.01 W1KNE
Swampscott 470.1750 R 88.5 5 F-01 DB: Lynn 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Swampscott 482.1625 R 79.7 5 F-02 Fireground 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Swampscott 482.8500 R D125 5 F-03 Fireground 2019.02.01 WB1HBU
Topsfield 453.4625 R 107.2 5 DB:ECRECC 2020.06.05 ecps92
Wenham 154.7625 R 127.3 5 DB:ECRECC 2020.02.16 ecps92
West Newbury 151.7975 R 192.8 15 2020.05.30 N1ZYY