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LA County Fire new Dodge Charger

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New fire chief Dodge Charger 3.7L.

Ipad mount & Motorola XTL 5000 radios on console . Whalen lights/siren remote control on cord handset in dash.



Intersection lights.



Motorola XTL 5000 radios (blue & white freqs) Whalen lights/siren control (silver box) and AVL (small black box). Big battery in trunk under this slide out where the spare tire is located.



 
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With more and more electronic gear getting stuffed into chief and BC vehicles it's best to wire for expansion, just in case. I also forgot to mention there are 2 handheld chargers just to the rear of the center console and 2 lightbars in the headliner front and rear.
 
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Thats alot of overkill wiring for 2 radios AVL and a siren controller with a few LED lights
That HHS2200 remote siren is a wiring overkill in itself. You could run an entire ladder truck's light system off one of those things, and a cappuccino machine too! But it's always used by people who only want 2-4 "hidden" lights in their take home vehicle.
 

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That HHS2200 remote siren is a wiring overkill in itself. You could run an entire ladder truck's light system off one of those things, and a cappuccino machine too! But it's always used by people who only want 2-4 "hidden" lights in their take home vehicle.
Just as in radios, when one operates a fleet of hundreds of vehicles like LACoFD does, one works for standardization in the fleet for ease of service. While that package may be installed in a staff Chief's sedan, the components are common with a line Chief's SUV, a medic Utility, a Lifeguard SUV, a Type 1 or 3 Engine, or (as you point out) the largest ladder. If LASD uses the same equipment, then the hundreds of vehicles just became tens of hundreds of vehicles.
 
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Just as in radios, when one operates a fleet of hundreds of vehicles like LACoFD does, one works for standardization in the fleet for ease of service. While that package may be installed in a staff Chief's sedan, the components are common with a line Chief's SUV, a medic Utility, a Lifeguard SUV, a Type 1 or 3 Engine, or (as you point out) the largest ladder. If LASD uses the same equipment, then the hundreds of vehicles just became tens of hundreds of vehicles.
Oh, I'm very familiar with economies of scale! My shop handles one dept that has bought 140 new Dodge Chargers every year for the past 6 years. (they aren't very good drivers) :(

I'm wondering what the third antenna is for? I only see 2 radios but 3 antennas, plus GPS.
 

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3rd antenna is probably the UHF antenna for their MDT (mobile data terminal). They use UHF for that data signal...
 
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Is LA County fire going to go from UHF analog which they still are to a P25 Digital system like Verdugo?
 
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Is LA County fire going to go from UHF analog which they still are to a P25 Digital system like Verdugo?
Word is no on their current UHF dispatch channels since they are not going to be used when LA County finally finds a home for their narrowband.

FYI, the LA County FD VHF and paramedic channel switchover to narrowband happened today.
 
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