SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
Barnstable County Control
Barnstable-Bourne-Mashpee-Orleans-West Barnstable Fire Alarms
(Main BSO Page)
|The Barnstable County Sheriff's Department
(also known as the "Radio Shack") is located in this building
"on the hill" behind the County Complex in Barnstable village.
It is behind the court houses and next to the House of Correction.
Look for the big antenna.
|Welcome to BSO.|
|The radio room at the "Shack" has expanded
to a 5 position console.
1. County....closest to right in this photo. County does all police radio
traffic as well as Barnstable County Control Mutual Aid Dispatch.
2. CMED.... Shown to left with seated dispatcher.
3. 911 / Mashpee Fire Alarm....next to left of CMED is primary 911
position and Mashpee Dispatch.
4. 911 / Bourne Fire Alarm...Located at far left of console.
5. Supervisor console....not pictured... is located where photo was taken.
|The other end of the console.
Left of photo is Bourne Fire Position, Mashpee Fire in center.
CMED and County at far end of console to right in photo.
|The County Position. Mutual aid and majority of
radio traffic is done at this position.
Alarm panel is in upper left. Security screens in lower left.
Two main CRT screens are (left) the log and (right) the radio.
This position also has a 911 position and regular phone bank.
|Part of the mutual aid center is the county map and a
board used to track all fire and rescue apparatus in the county.
Tags with unit IDs are kept in the appropriate fire stations as
assigned. If the unit is taken out of service or dispatched on mutual
aid, the tags are moved appropriately.
The mutual aid
board is on wheels and can be positioned
|Barnstable CMED was the last position to be upgraded
Motorola Elite radio system.
CRT on left is the log. CRT on right is the radio.
Below the radio is a matrix used for patching hospitals and
Lower left is another 911 phone bank.
On CRT screen, you can see 6 large dark
boxes. These are the
Additional boxes include special channel 4 backup
There are also transmitters for 155.280 and 155.340
The ability now exists to conduct many other possible
The Matrix....white buttons on right are hospitals (1)
TOB (2) FAL
The rows of colored buttons represent the towers....
A CCH Patch is in progress....CCH white button
"unlit" and CCH
Red button at bottom is talk button.
|Old Radio transmit buttons have been replaced by CRT
This is the main screen for the County position.
Each radio channel has a button.. A mouse click and
Doors in the facility are unlocked by a radio click.
The garage door
The time is displayed in upper right corner.
Lightning bolts are transmit buttons for mouse curser.
|The Fire alarm position, including Bourne and Mashpee
Green boxes are tones. Blue boxes are radio transmitters.