LIVE SCANNER BROADCAST

Coralsprings.com has been broadcasting the Coral Springs Police and Fire Department  radio transmissions using a scanner since we started the site 20 years ago.  You can hear first hand all of the action that happens in Coral Springs , and appreciate the serious issues that our First Responders face every minute of the day. 

The stream is almost live with between 10 and 30 seconds delay depending on how many people are online. The maximum amount of simultaneous connections are 200 @40kbs streaming. On this particular night, with protests happening in the city, we hit our maximum direct connections at 200. On average we have about 20 people listening during the day, and less at night.

The amount of ‘action’ you will here is always dependent on the time of day, and the day of the week. During the rush hours you will hear a lot of action, and of course late at night – the crickets.

We have plenty of bandwidth for people connecting to our server and we also use Shoutcast.com  with the broadcast title  Coralsprings.com . This provides unlimited access to the broadcast.

The Police and Fire Rescue use the 10 code system to communicate fast and efficiently along with Signals ( Police Nature Codes -see table below) to alert the police of a specific issue , like Signal 0 – armed person) .  These are the descriptions of the type of call the Police or Fire Rescue are responding to.  Here are the Ten Codes used by the CSPD :

The average amount of people listening at any one time is about 6.  The peak happens when there is a specific event happening and people want to know what is going on.  For instance,  during the Parkland shooting,  there were more than 50 people tuned to this broadcast wanting to know what was going on when the news reports were scarce.  Those listening in were able to follow the arrest of the killer.

For ease of access and reference , the CSPD divides up the city into 3 district and 27 sectors ( see below) . This allows the dispatch to quickly provide information to the police officers, and minimizes the response times. For instance an incident in sector 51 would be happening in the corporate park.

For the Rescue calls, you are able to follow the various engine companies in our city as they are dispatched by Station Number – the specific location where they stand by and keep the vehicles.

Click here for the Shoutcast Directory page and use the search term “coralsprings.com” in the upper right box.

Additional Stuff :

The CSPD units have specific ID’s combined with the particular OFFICER or Vehicle Number

You may hear a tone generated that gets the attention of the units available. For Fire Rescue, there are several type of tone. The dispatch will say something like this :

  ” Rescue 64  Signal 4 at….”

This is dispatch sending the rescue unit from station 64 to a location where an accident happened.  Rescue 64 would then respond with:

” Rescue 64 is  10-51″

which means they are on their way, and  10-97 when they have arrived. By measuring the time between the 10-51 and the 10-97 you get the response time.  One other note: There are also 3 codes that describe the type of response needed. Code No 1-Normal Run ,  Code No 2-Blue Light Only and Code No 3-Lights & Siren Authorized.

Fire Department Locations are shown below – :

click here for the 10 Code System used in Broward county

Our Equipment:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Springs_Fire_Department

Uniden Patrol-II

ShoutCast.com ( Server )

WinAmp DSP

Lenovo Thinkpad with 4 cores and plenty of memory. We are feeding through a dual Wan to keep the link up all the time. Shoutcast broadcasts our link as well, so people around the world have an opportunity to listen to the action.

There are several APPS for your cell phone or tablet that you can download and use. It needs to be compatible with SHOUTCAST streaming. and that is a good search word : Shoutcast Player. If you are still having problems click here for the Shoutcast Directory page and use the search term “coralsprings.com” in the upper right box.

We would appreciate your feedback concerning the quality of reception, and any problems you may have with connecting to us.  :  comments: email us by clicking on Contact Us Tab.