For the most part, Public Safety organizations in the Capital Region operate on the CREST trunked radio system. However, they still retain the ability to operate on conventional repeaters and simplex channels as conditions warrant.



Fire Repeaters

There are over 20 different Fire Departments within the Capital Region, and all of them are now able to communicate with each other, thanks to CREST.

The vast majority of departments operate on a CREST talkgroup, with the capability of switching to a unique Fireground Simplex channel should the need arise. 

Most of the Volunteer Fire depts. are paged out by Langford Fire Dispatch or Saanich Fire Dispatch on either a VHF or UHF paging network. 

VFD Truck Mounted Repeater - 866.4375 P25 E

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
866.4375 RM VFD Ch. 16 VFD Truck Mounted Repeater (ENCRYPTED) P25E Fire-Tac
Fireground Simplex
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
149.650 M 026 DPL DND Fire FG CFB Dockyard Fire Dispatch / Ops FM Fire Dispatch
154.190 M 131.8 PL EFD-FG Esquimalt Fire Fire Ground FM Fire-Talk
154.190 M 156.7 PL NSFD-FG North Saanich Fire Ops FM Fire-Talk
155.040 M Sidney FD Op Sidney Fire Ops P25E Fire-Tac
155.175 M 173.8 PL CSFD-FG Central Saanich Fire Fire Ground FM Fire-Talk
155.175 M LFD-FG Langford Fire Fire Ground P25E Fire-Talk
155.445 M 156.7 PL SaltspringFD Saltspring Island Fire Ops FM Fire-Talk
155.880 M 179.9 PL Shirley FD Shirley Fire Dept. Ops FM Fire-Talk
156.030 M 156.7 PL CFD-FG Colwood Fire Fire Ground FM Fire-Talk
156.030 M 186.2 PL F-TAC-5 Saanich Fire Dispatch TAC-5 FM Fire-Talk
156.030 M 173.8 PL VRFD-FG View Royal Fire Fire Ground FM Fire-Talk
Paging Frequencies

various tones used for paging

Esquimalt Fire Pager is shared with the Public System 

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.920 B FD PAGING VHF Volunteer Fire Pager FM Fire Dispatch
418.5875 B FD PAGING UHF Volunteer Fire Pager FM Fire Dispatch
458.8125 B 100.0 PL Esq FD Pager Esquimalt Fire Pager FM Fire Dispatch

BCAS (British Columbia Ambulance Service)

BC Ambulance Service (BCAS)

BCAS Operations in the Victoria area are now mainly heard on the HRO 700mhz P25 system.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
142.605Multiple RM 136.5 PL BCAS-RPTR-W West Coast Repeater FM EMS Dispatch
142.245Multiple RM BCAS RPTR 3 BC Ambulance 3 - DATA Telm EMS Dispatch
142.365Multiple RM BCAS RPTR 4 BC Ambulance 4 - DATA Telm EMS Dispatch


Royal Jubilee Hospital
Vancouver Island Health Authority - Hospitals
LTR Standard
Day to day hospital operations are conducted on the VIHA LTR Trunk system.
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
163.140 RM 167.9 PL RJH Security Security FM Security
Victoria General Hospital
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.745 RM 123.0 PL VGH Security Security FM Security
149.020VGE830 B VGH Paging Paging FM Hospital

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
460.5625VBH792 RM CC 5
TG 100
SL 1
BC LPS Legislative Protective Services - Dispatch (ENC) DMRE Security
461.0125XLB824 RM BC LFS Legislative Facility Services FMN Business


FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
162.990 BM 110.9 PL Vic Lndscpe&Grvl Victoria Landscape and Gravel FMN Business