Where's the fire?
December 6, 2009 1:00 PM   Subscribe

Seeking fire department incident response websites from anywhere in the world – updated on the fly (e.g. Toronto) or whenever they get the chance (Shropshire), it doesn't matter. Does your area's fire service do this?
posted by avocet to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There is the website run by the Seattle FD, and this one guy's representation of the same data stream on a google map
posted by nomisxid at 1:02 PM on December 6, 2009

DreamyShade pointed me to the Santa Barbara County dispatch twitter account.
posted by spiderskull at 1:08 PM on December 6, 2009

firedispatch.com has several fire departments in California. You can listen to live radio too.
posted by sergent at 1:11 PM on December 6, 2009

I am watching this one hourly as the smoke and glow rises above the near horizon. Unfortunately it is not updated as often as I would like.
NSW Rural Fire Service - Current Incidents.

See also:
posted by Kerasia at 1:42 PM on December 6, 2009

I really like the Santa Barbara fire dispatch Twitter feed, but it appears to stop working sometimes (it hasn't posted updates for a few days)... The Los Angeles Fire Department also has a blog updated every few days, a Flickr account with lots of photos, and a frequently-updated Twitter account.
posted by dreamyshade at 1:53 PM on December 6, 2009

Our local dispatch for police and the fire department also has a Twitter feed:

posted by annathea at 1:58 PM on December 6, 2009

Washington DC: incidents, live scanner feed
posted by djb at 2:22 PM on December 6, 2009

Richmond, VA: Real Time Traffic Info is mixed fire response, some other stuff. Sometimes they are funny.
posted by john m at 2:26 PM on December 6, 2009

Baltimore has instituted a widely-praised transparency program called CitiStat. It's an online system, accessible by anyone, and it offers tons of reports and performance-measurement data about city services. Here's the main page; you can poke around. Just glancing through it, I noticed several meaty reports from the fire department under the reports tab on the left.
posted by aka burlap at 8:03 PM on December 6, 2009

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/ (subscription)
posted by jara1953 at 3:45 AM on December 7, 2009

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