Thread: Portable Radios

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    I recently bought an MT1000 portable radio. I bought it because I start fire school next week, and because all the articles by Vincent Dunn or Chief Goldfeder say that it's an essential tool if you get in a jam. I'm just wondering if anyone else owns a portable or uses one from the station or apparatus, and if so, what type.
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    Why should you go out and buy your own, shouldnt your fire department furnish them?
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    we have 3 portable radios on each engine. I don't know exactly what type they are, only that they are Motorola.

    3 people on the truck = everyone having a portable

    5 people on the truck = radios going in senority order.
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    The company issues them to the officers, and there are two that are for general use in the station, but are more or less pieces of crap. Unreliable at best, and scrap at worst, and unreliable communications is not acceptable to me. I bought the radio used and got it pretty cheap, and it works quite well. Whenever anyone suggests the company buys them for everyone the money issue comes up, the mayor just can't see the point in spending so much money. We all pray that it doesn't take a tragedy to change his mind.
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    mayors and money...seems like were not the only department in the Tri-County area to have that problem. Communication is one of our top priorities, that and PPE.
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    Every riding seat on the engines and trucks have portables in our dept. Everyone will have one when they are on the fireground. However only the officers are permitting to talk over them, unless you are in need of help. Such as declaring a mayday, or a building is about to collapse..etc etc etc

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