Not much. They've apparently been in the radios for years. Phoenixville FD uses the local repeater in their area as an off system talkaround for coordination from time to time. For the most part, they are an untapped resource.
As it was explained to me, all fire/ems radios have fire locals and mutual aid locals. All police radios have police locals and mutual locals.
They would be great resources for special events, long duration events, times when system loading was high, etc, etc. They just don't get used much.
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