RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Commercial, Professional Radio and Personal Radio > Radio Equipment Installation Forum


Radio Equipment Installation Forum - Forum for discussing how to install radio communications equipment in Mobile, Base, Command Post, EOC, etc configurations.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2018, 10:38 PM
5stormchasers's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 34
Default Firefighter/EMR response car

This thread is for my pov. I am a certified Level 2 firefighter as well as a certified First Responder. Changing vehicles from my 2006 Tacoma to either an 08 Nissan Altima or an 08 Chevy Impala. I wanted to start this thread to get some input first. I am open for ideas, comments, and criticisms. I have a SoundOff NForce dual dash light red/white, 2 Whelen Ions in red, a Vertex Standard VHF mobile radio with antenna, and a red rear deck bar for traffic direction. I am going to be purchasing some Feniex Cannon hideaway leds split red/white, and 2 NightHawk red/white running board lights. I chose the Cannons over the Whelen Vertexes because the Cannons can double as a reverse light. I would like to wire all my lights to a single control head......the Feniex 4200 mini, which I have attached a pic of. Have any of you guys ever used the 4200 mini? If so did you like it?
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2018, 10:47 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 73
Default

I’ve used the 4200 to active LED spot/work lights. Love it. I also like the wig-wag patterns it has but I’ve never used them “on the streets”.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2018, 11:05 PM
5stormchasers's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 34
Default

Awesome. I like how everything can wire directly to the control head also the buttons can be programmed for lots of different things. I doubt I will use the wig-wag function. I will more than likely just have them all for powering the lights. I will select the patterns on the lights and leave them.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2018, 3:10 AM
krokus's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 3,361
Default

What is a "Level 2" firefighter?

Sent using Tapatalk
__________________
Generic radio geek, in southeast Michigan.
PSR-500, TM-742, TM-V71,TH-78, HTX-420, IC-2AT, IC-2E (clone), Pro-39, BC-235XLT, TK-290, XTS-5000
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2018, 11:55 AM
5stormchasers's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 34
Default

It's a certification course through the state. It is a certified firefighter 2.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2018, 7:44 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 395
Default

Level 2 here also. Good luck with your install!

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2018, 5:23 AM
krokus's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 3,361
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5stormchasers View Post
It's a certification course through the state. It is a certified firefighter 2.
So your state has a different term for FF2, got it.

Sent using Tapatalk
__________________
Generic radio geek, in southeast Michigan.
PSR-500, TM-742, TM-V71,TH-78, HTX-420, IC-2AT, IC-2E (clone), Pro-39, BC-235XLT, TK-290, XTS-5000
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2018, 5:41 AM
krokus's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 3,361
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5stormchasers View Post
I chose the Cannons over the Whelen Vertexes because the Cannons can double as a reverse light.
I'm not sure if your state allows it, but I would suggest no rear facing white lights. They are very distracting, and/or blinding to drivers.

Sent using Tapatalk
__________________
Generic radio geek, in southeast Michigan.
PSR-500, TM-742, TM-V71,TH-78, HTX-420, IC-2AT, IC-2E (clone), Pro-39, BC-235XLT, TK-290, XTS-5000
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2018, 12:06 AM
5stormchasers's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 34
Default

We have FF1 and FF2. I've taken both. Very good info in those classes.
And yes we are allowed to have white to the rear. Most response vehicles have some sort of hideaway strobes or white led kits in the rear.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2018, 9:59 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Kings County, CA
Posts: 391
Default

I wish California allowed them on POV (with proper permissions of course).
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2018, 11:15 PM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 25
Default

I have the 4200 mini,it is a nice little controller I liked my Whelen PCC8R as it gave me 8 buttons for accessories and was controlled by dip switches for momentary actions or press on/off, plus each lead was individually fused. I am in the process of re configuring my layout for lights and what comes on with which button.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
emr, firefighter, pov

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions