Berkshire County EMS

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Countywide Information

  • In Berkshire County, EMS is mainly handled by the local fire departments
  • BLS = Basic Life Support (Basic EMTs)
  • INT = Intermediate Level Support
  • ALS = Advanced Life Support (Paramedics)
  • Countywide Dispatch is done by the County Sheriff's Dispatch Center which is located in Pittsfield (not to be confused with the private EMS provider County EMS)
  • ALS Intercepts are done by other communities and backed up by County Ambulance Co. (in the Pittsfield area)
  • Lifestar communicates to Berkshire County on the fireground frequency
  • Unless otherwise noted, EMS is dispatched on Fire Department radio channels.


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Countywide EMS frequencies

  • Berkshire County C-MED radio communications are all on VHF (on these 2 channels). They do not use any of the UHF C-MED channels
Channel Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
CMED Ch.01 155.3400 S 107.2 Primary (EMS to Area Hospitals) 2018.12.24 W1KNE
CMED Ch.02 155.3850 S 107.2 Secondary ((BMC) Incoming trip reports and med control)

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad

  • Provides primary EMS to several towns in the extreme southern part of the county, based in Great Barrington next to Fairview Hospital on Lewis Ave.
Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
154.31001 S2 107.2 Dispatched by Berkshire Sheriff's Control 2019.11.16 W1KNE
155.2800 S D031 Secondary Ops

1See Berkshire County Fire for other frequencies used.
2Berkshire Fire is normally simplex, however various other repeaters exist in the county.

Action EMS

Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
152.3900 S 77.0 Pittsfield area operations See Private Ambulances page for confirmation.

County Ambulance

  • County Ambulance (a private EMS provider not affiliated with the county) provides ALS intercepts to much of the county
Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
155.2800 S 88.5 Operations 2020.09.19 W1KNE

EMS Provider Information

Community EMS Provider Frequency Type Tone Notes Confirmation/ReConfirmations
Adams BLS & ALS: Adams EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.09.25 MrSvenSven
Adams BLS & ALS: Adams EMS 155.2200 R 107.2 Secondary 2017.07.30 MrSvenSven
Alford BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Becket BLS & INT: Becket EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.08.26 MrSvenSven
Cheshire BLS & ALS: Adams EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.09.19 MrSvenSven
Clarksburg BLS & ALS: North Adams EMS 155.8425 151.4 DB: North Adams
Dalton BLS & INT: Dalton Fire DB: Dalton
Egremont BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Florida BLS & ALS: North Adams EMS 155.8425 151.4 DB: North Adams
Great Barrington BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Hancock BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 151.5800 R D023
Hancock BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 155.2200 127.3 Village EMS Ops
Hinsdale BLS: Hinsdale EMS DB: Dalton on both County and Hinsdale FD Channels 2017.07.29 MrSvenSven
Lanesborough BLS: Lanesborough Fire DB: Berkshire County 2017.08.27 MrSvenSven
Lee BLS & INT: Lee EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.10.10 MrSvenSven
Lee BLS & INT: Lee EMS 155.2950 107.2
Lenox BLS & INT: Lenox EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.09.25 MrSvenSven
Monterey BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Mount Washington BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Mount Washington BLS & INT: Copake Falls(NY) Rescue 155.2950 S 173.8 Columbia County, NY Please see Nearby New York for confirmation.
New Ashford BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 151.5800 R D023
New Ashford BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 155.2200 127.3 Village EMS Ops
New Marlborough BLS: New Marlborough EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.08.26 MrSvenSven
North Adams BLS & ALS: North Adams EMS 155.8425 R 151.4 DB: North Adams 2018.12.24 W1KNE
North Adams BLS & ALS: North Adams EMS 155.1750 151.4 Tactical 2014.11.11 ScottWebmaster
Otis BLS: Otis EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.08.26 MrSvenSven
Peru BLS: Hinsdale Fire DB: County or Dalton on County and Hinsdale FD channels 2017.07.29 MrSvenSven
Pittsfield BLS & ALS: County Ambulance (Privately o/o) DB: Pittsfield FD 2018.06.30 W1KNE
Richmond BLS: Richmond Fire DB: Berkshire County 2017.09.25 MrSvenSven
Sandisfield BLS: Sandisfield EMS DB: Berkshire County 2017.10.13 MrSvenSven
Savoy BLS & ALS: Adams EMS DB: Berkshire County
Sheffield BLS & INT: Southern Berkshire EMS Dispatched on Berkshire County Fire channels See SBVAS Above for Confirmation.
Stockbridge Stockbridge EMS DB:County 2017.08.11 MrSvenSven
Tyringham BLS & INT: Lee EMS DB: Lee Dispatch
Washington BLS: Hinsdale EMS DB: Dalton
West Stockbridge BLS: Richmond Fire DB: Berkshire County
Williamstown BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 151.5800 R D023 DB: Williamstown 2017.11.25 MrSvenSven
Williamstown BLS & ALS: Village Ambulance 155.2200 127.3 Village EMS Ops
Windsor BLS: Windsor Fire DB: Dalton on Windsor FD channel