07/02/11 184 W - + 2 - 2 Carolinas Fire Page


Have you not heard of Carolinas Fire Page (CFP), the Carolinas Emergency Incident Notification Network? It's a text message-based notification system about working fires, major incidents, and other notable fire and rescue news in North Carolina and South Carolina. Plus severe weather notifications.

You subscribe based on one or more groups, which include alarm levels as well as couple geographic regions. Alerts look like this, which translates to a working fire in Charlotte, crews inside, three lines, units listed, using radio channel Echo:

CHARLOTTE, NC (MECKLENBURG) *WORKING FIRE* 1200 SHARON AMITY X -ST CASTLETON RD. 1-STY WD FRM DWELLING, HVY FIRE SHWG. OFFENSIVE MODE. 3-L/S/O. BC3-IC E3 E14 E8 E29 L29 R3. ON ECHO. [CFP*505] 90/300
Subscription rates are reasonable, $5 per month ($60/year) for twelve-month subscriptions. Or just $36 yearly for weather alerts only. Or get CFP services for free by becoming a dispatcher. Those are the folks who are scanner buffs, or close to radios, and handle the transmitting of alerts. They both create their own, and retransmit member-reported news.
 
Visit the CFP web site to learn more. 




■Twelve month subscriptions are $5/month ($60)
CFP1987 - 07/02/11 - 10:52

Thanks for catching the typo!
Legeros - 07/02/11 - 11:12

A couple of points for clarification:

CFP subscriptions are available in five (5) ways:

For firefighters, public safety officials, buffs, etc:

For fire/rescue alerts, you can pay monthly, which is only $7 a month.
For fire/rescue alerts, you can pay for six months, which is $30 ($5/month), or you can pay annually for $60 (again, $5/month).

For subscribers who are not interested in the fire/rescue info, but just want to receive our direct NWS weather alerts, that service is available for $36/year.

Those receiving fire/rescue alerts receive the weather information at no additional cost. Members choose which counties they wish to receive weather alerts on. We have 146 counties to choose from (100 in NC, 46 in SC).

The last option is for our commercial clients, such as reclamation contractors, adjusters, news media, etc. Those rates are negotiated individually according to the market served and services needed.

CFP has been in business since December of 1995, and proudly operates as one of the oldest continuously serving fire networks in the country.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in participating or joining. It is an excellent format to exchange emergency incident information in a real-time format.
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 07/02/11 - 11:14

CFP is one of the best around. Yes, I am biased having been with CFP since the early days of paging with Alphamates (that was dial-up fun lemme tell ya!) :) but still Jeff runs a top notch service and if you work in or around the FD industry you would be foolish not to join. :) Thanks for continuing to provide quality service for so many years Jeff and thanks to all of the CFP Dispatchers & Members!
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR CFP[714] (Email) (Web Site) - 07/03/11 - 22:20



  
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