What is a Boston strap?
Boston Leather Anti-Sway Strap for Firefighter’s Radio Strap. Features: Clips to the radio strap and your turnout gear to keep your radio close, made of heavy duty leather. 5425.
Why do firefighters wear radio straps?
The radio, they said, should be worn on a strap under the turnout coat, but with the radio extended below the bottom of the coat with the antenna away from the body. Wearing it this way protects the mic from high heat, eliminates 50 percent of radio-signal loss and prevents the radio from ejecting.
How do you use radio straps?
- How to Wear a Radio Strap.
- After you get your turnout pants and hood on then place your radio strap across your shoulder.
- Then put on your Coat.
- After you Zip or snap your coat pull out the mike between the top of the zipper and the collar flap.
- Then Buckle your snaps fasten collar flap.
What radios do firefighters use?
Fire Radios Featured Products
- Viking VM6000. From KENWOOD Viking.
- KNG2 P25 Digital Portable Two-Way Radio. From BK Technologies.
- Viking VP6000 Portable Radio. From KENWOOD Viking.
- Firefighter Radio Strap.
- KNG P25 Digital Mobile Two-Way Radio.
- Tango Tango.
- APX PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY APPLICATION.
- MINITOR VI™ Two-Tone Voice Pager.
How firefighters should carry their radios?
The best location for the portable radio is on a leather strap, under the user’s turnout coat. However, the radio must extended below the bottom of the coat with the antenna canted away from the body. By doing so, the firefighter or officer will do three important things that protect their lifeline.
How do firefighters communicate?
As such, it’s vital that all firefighters train on the use of a two-way portable radio, so they can effectively communicate on the fire and emergency scene. Training to talk may sound simple, but what you say on the radio is essential to ensuring your safety and that of your fellow crewmembers.
What kind of radio strap do I Need?
These durable custom made leather radio straps are designed for fire, police and medic personnel. Choose from leather mic cord stabilizers, reflective radio straps, anti-sway straps, radio straps with suspenders, and much more.
How many stamps are on a radio strap?
Our leather radio strap is handcrafted and made to order for each customer from premium leather sides, meant to last a lifetime. Includes 12 characters, 2 stamps and a single paint color. SIZE MATTERS!
What kind of leather is a radio strap made of?
Hand cut from premium leather made for serious duty in all environments. A Ridgeway Leatherworks custom radio strap stands above the rest. Our firefighter radio straps have been put through real life testing and continuously provide years of worry free service.
What kind of radio strap does Ridgeway use?
A Ridgeway Leatherworks custom radio strap stands above the rest. Our firefighter radio straps have been put through real life testing and continuously provide years of worry free service. Our radio straps are made with the same quality materials and include: