(I sent this to the FCC to get a clear answer but thought I would copy it here to see if anyone knows the answer or where I can find it)
I am a volunteer firefighter/emt for a local fire dept in the state of Alabama. They let us use and transmit on their motorola radios. Their radios are somewhat unreliable so I purchased my own HT1250. We use several surrounding fire departments for mutual aid for things like a large fire or accidents. I contacted one of those departments requesting frequency information and their Asst. Fire Marshal told me that he will not give out any frequencies of any kind. He also stated that if I was found to have in possession a trasmit capable radio that I can be arrested under State/Federal Law. I need to know if I, as a volunteer firefighter/emt, can legally possess a radio that is programed to transmit on public safety frequencies reguardless if I actually transmit or not?