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Emergency Radio (Police Scanner) app for iPhone and iPad

4.3 ( 2623 ratings )
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Developer: EdgeRift, Inc.
0.99 USD
Current version: 2.3, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 25 Apr 2009
App size: 5.04 Mb



Emergency Radio is the original award-winning police scanner app offering the most extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, coast guard, HAM radio, and other frequencies. Tune in to everything from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to the New York Fire Department (FDNY).

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✓ Background playback with full support for iOS multitasking
✓ Enhanced for Retina display on iPhone 4 and 4th generation iPod touch
✓ Displays metadata for frequencies that provide it -- now you can actually see who/what youre listening to in real time
✓ Extensive ever-expanding database with thousands of live feeds (police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, NOAA weather, coast guard, and many more)
✓ Daily database updates
✓ Top 100 feeds list
✓ Recently Added feeds list
✓ Feed listings show the full title, tags, popularity, online/offline status, and number of listeners
✓ The most powerful search engine available in any scanner application
✓ Advanced map view that helps you find nearby feeds using your iPhones GPS / triangulation
✓ Listen via built-in speaker, headphones, iHome, Livespeakr, or Bluetooth
✓ Built-in scanner codes make it easy to follow along with the action
✓ Keep a list of your favorite feeds for fast access
✓ Restores last playing feed on startup

Below are a few of the many frequencies that youll find in Emergency Radio. Please be advised that not all locations are available yet (more are being added daily!) and some feeds are only online during certain times of the day.

✓ New York, NY (NYPD, FDNY)
✓ Los Angeles, CA (LAPD, Fire, Air/K-9/Hotshots)
✓ Chicago, IL (Police, Fire, Transit Authority, BNSF)
✓ San Francisco, CA (Fire, CHP, Aviation)
✓ Boston, MA (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Las Vegas, NV (Police)
✓ Denver, CO (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Miami, FL (Police, Airport Ops)
✓ Newark, NJ (Police, Fire)
✓ Seattle, WA (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Dublin, Ireland (Airport, Port Operations)
✓ Detroit, MI (Fire)
✓ Nashville, TN (Fire)
✓ Philadelphia, PA (Police)
✓ Portland, OR (Police, Sheriff)
✓ San Juan, Puerto Rico (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Tulsa, OK (Police, Fire, Sheriff)
✓ Baltimore, MD (Police, Fire)
✓ Colorado Springs, CO (Police, Sheriff)
✓ Phoenix, AZ (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Cape Cod, MA (Police, Fire, Aviation)
✓ Columbus, OH (Police, Fire)
✓ New South Wales, Australia (Public Safety)
✓ Anchorage, AK (Police, Fire)
✓ Santiago, Chile (Fire)
✓ San Diego, CA (Police, Fire, Rescue)
✓ Stockton, CA (Police)
✓ Valais, Switzerland (Amateur Repeater)
✓ Hawaii County, HI (Police)
✓ London, UK (Amateur Repeaters)
✓ New Orleans, LA (Police, Fire)
✓ Tucson, AZ (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Palo Alto, CA (Fire)
✓ South Florida (CSX, FEC Rail)
✓ Mississippi River (St. Louis, MO Area) (Marine)
✓ Fort Worth, TX (Police, Aviation)
✓ Memphis, TN (Police, Sheriff)
✓ Austin, TX (Police, Public Safety)
✓ Pittsburgh (Police, Fire, EMS)
✓ Albuquerque, NM (Police, Fire)
✓ Toronto, Canada (Police, Fire)

You can find a full list of all currently available frequencies at Available frequencies are subject to change at any time. EdgeRift, Inc. does not own/operate all frequencies. All frequency content is provided freely by third parties.

All you need is a scanner, computer (Mac or PC), and an Internet connection. Find out more at:

The feeds provided in Emergency Radio are legal; however, we recommend that you check with your local and federal laws as radio laws can differ.

Pros and cons of Emergency Radio (Police Scanner) app for iPhone and iPad

Emergency Radio (Police Scanner) app good for

Awesome app. But needs Ottawa, Toronto and other. Ontario scans
Why is it that Southern Ontario always stops at London, there is one more major city, WINDSOR, please add Windsor to the list.
Good app but its lacking lots of major Canadian cities. Plzz add Toronto and more big cities to the list. Otherwise great app and it works fine.
I love this app. I live in Quebec city and it would be cool to have police scans from here or near (montreal, ontario, vancouver etc...) Thanks!
App works great! And Calgary, Alberta, Canada will not be on there because their radio is digitally encrypted.
As a Canadian ham and scanner fan I would really like to hear the local capital of Canada ems police fire air etc I justpaid for this application on my iPod and really enjoyed it Unfortunately where is Canada babyy???hope to see better Canadian stations in here,especially a few more HAM repeaters in the national capital area..... Hey, were on the map too!!!!! 73 de VE3QUE

Some bad moments

This was one of my first apps I bought. Tried the lite version first. Seemed fine. Bought the full version and used it for several months until too many of the feeds were OFFLINE all the time. Dont know if its a result of the app or the feeds but it seemed they were offline more than they were online. Not able to use the app. Gonna try Scanner 911. Heard good things. More options better reliability. $0.99
Add Newfoundland, and why is everything offline, I had this app for 2 years, and it never worked since I bought it. Please fix it now. Anytime I try a channel, offline, offline, offline, offline, offline, offline... All the time it is offline. Please fix it NOW
There doesnt seem to be any attempt to reconnect to several streams such as Peel region police and ambulance where I would like to listen. Its been months since its worked
Odd that popular channels are consistently off-line! Check out "CA SCANNER"....its always on-line! Very disappointed with this app. It used to be the best.
The local channels never seem to work on this app. Yet, the web vision works great. Dont waste your money.
This app kinda works everything in my area keep saying that its off-line so I have to listen to towns that are over 100 miles away think Ill just go buy a digital scanner for real

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