As many of our readers know, the funding for the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant has been significantly reduced for 2013. We also know that a new category called a micro grant appears to be in a favorable position for approval. Why? Because more grants can be given to a greater number of grant applicants.
We know that narrow banding of existing 2-way
radios has hurt MANY volunteer fire departments. We know that there are two basic issues – Diminished coverage
from dispatch resulting in missed pages, and an inability to communicate within
the fire district and back to dispatch.
We know how to fix BOTH problems and we can do it for less than ten
thousand dollars! We do it with a
remarkable device known as the BlueBox!
You can learn more about the BlueBox by clicking here.
Additionally, we can provide a truly
interoperable P25 Phase 2 radio at the fire station as well as extending
dispatch calls through the fire station radio and we can provide the ability to
make the Rescue truck into a “mobile repeater” to provide better field
communications with dispatch as well a communications between users at the
scene. And, if you prefer, we can
alternately supply a P25 Phase 1 radio, a DMR or NXDN digital radio, or an
analog only radio at your fire station!
We can provide ten of your key people with a
powerful pager/radio plus program ten existing radios for use with the new
system. We can even include the
necessary FCC licensing to do all this, and we can do it for UNDER ten thousand
dollars (See budgetary cost estimate available by clicking here).
You've still got time to get an application in for the 2013 AFG program which closes on December 6, 2013 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Don't miss out. You CAN do big things and solve big problems and it doesn't take a lot of money! Call us at 205.854.2611 if we can be of assistance in any way!