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  • Tree_68
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    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Anyone operating on the fire scene, especially interior, needs their own radio.
    Hope what I said wasn't interpreted as on-scene firefighters not needing radios. I was referring to keeping them on the apparatus vs in the hands of individuals.

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  • GTRider245
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    Originally posted by Tree_68 View Post

    If a fire department routinely fully staffs their apparatus out of the station, I agree - not really a need for individuals to have their own radios.

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    Anyone operating on the fire scene, especially interior, needs their own radio.

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  • Tree_68
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    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and guessing he was researching for a dept. funded purchase. In my opinion HTs should only be carried by a chief officer , the rest should be in the rigs--- but I bet I am in the minority with that opinion.
    In some areas around here, where FD EMS is the norm, crew members carry radios wherever they go. When a call is dispatched, they answer up as "Podunk 68, Driver," and "Podunk 101, Medic," so dispatch knows they have a full crew enroute to the station.

    In some rural areas with limited manpower, the ability to contact other responders directly might mean a faster overall response - saves one from driving to the station only to discover the trucks are gone, or possibly allows a truck to respond knowing that a crew will meet them on scene. Back in the day, CBs often covered that aspect - and may still do so for a few agencies.

    If a fire department routinely fully staffs their apparatus out of the station, I agree - not really a need for individuals to have their own radios. But there are situations where it's necessary, and even desirable for most individuals to have an assigned radio, whether department assigned or personally owned.

    And some agencies using trunked systems assign each individual a radio, with their name aliased so at least dispatch can see who's calling.

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  • GTRider245
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    What system are you operating on? UHF? VHF? 800?

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Again, as stated in several other topics here on FH.com, why is a firefighter buying a radio? If he needs one the FD should buy it for him. Secondly, is the FD adding his radio to their license?
    I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and guessing he was researching for a dept. funded purchase. In my opinion HTs should only be carried by a chief officer , the rest should be in the rigs--- but I bet I am in the minority with that opinion.

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  • Tree_68
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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Again, as stated in several other topics here on FH.com, why is a firefighter buying a radio? If he needs one the FD should buy it for him.
    The proceeds from the bake sale probably came up short.
    Secondly, is the FD adding his radio to their license?
    In the case of my FD, they would fall under the county's license, which has plenty of "wiggle room" regarding number of radios.
    Most individual fire department's licenses are written to cover some number of bases, mobiles, and portables. And I'd bet that the FD willingly allows individuals to operate a person radio under their license if it helps with operations.

    On our tourist railroad, many individuals have purchased their own radios. We track them and ensure that they meet current requirements.

    That said - far too many fire departments operate on a fraction of the funding they should get, and guess who's at the top of the list when it comes to budget cuts... Given a choice between putting fuel in the trucks and buying a radio...

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  • FyredUp
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    Again, as stated in several other topics here on FH.com, why is a firefighter buying a radio? If he needs one the FD should buy it for him. Secondly, is the FD adding his radio to their license?

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  • Tree_68
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    Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    ok -your best bet is to find a couple of local dealers that will let you "demo" different brands.
    There's some Chinese radios out there for under $100, but I wouldn't trust them in a life-or-death situation.

    Check with your local vendors, as SJY says - and regional, for that matter. They ought to know their product lines. How about whoever services your radios now?

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    ok -your best bet is to find a couple of local dealers that will let you "demo" different brands.

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  • captnjak
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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Best answer EVER!!
    I concur!!

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  • FyredUp
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    Originally posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    XM. Pretty much the best for all, more choices, fewer commercials.
    Best answer EVER!!

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  • RFDACM02
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    XM. Pretty much the best for all, more choices, fewer commercials.

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  • neese5721
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    Best radio for volunteers

    In search of a new radio. I currently have a Motorola CP185 and would like to upgrade for 2 reasons: 1. I can't find anyone that can program it. 2. It won't act as a pager. I will avoid the whole CP series because we have the CP200XLS on our trucks and they absolutely suck for rural. I'm looking for a radio that will act as a pager, has a full keypad (not a priority), and is under 350. The Kenwood TK-2312 has caught my eye but I would like several alternatives to choose from that offer the same features.

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