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Headsets? Question?!

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What are the headsets that I see firemen wearing when they're driving in the trucks? I'm guessing it's for the radio... where is the PTT button on those?
 

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Headsets are for intercom and radio access, derived from aviation type systems. Radio capabilities are usually restricted to the captain and/or the driver. The PTT button can be found on the headset itself, mounted on the dash, or a footswitch.

Google these:
Firecom
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Setcom
 

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Edit: pretty much what ramal said. He posted first.
 
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Look for a pushbutton switch on one of the ear cups. It may look like a black rubber disc about an inch in diameter. The switch is under that disc which is designed to keep water out of the switch and the ear cup.
 

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When I was installing them, the customer usually specified a foot switch or "trigger" hand-held switch. The mics on the non-transmitting headsets are VOX activated intercom within the truck. The engineer would take his headset out to the control panel and plug in there to use the truck radio at the scene. He would either have the PTT on the ear cup or sometimes have a "PTT Ring" on his finger, just a switch on a velcro ring around a finger with the wires running under his bunker gear.
However I have not put a radio in a fire rig in quite a number of years now so your mileage may vary.
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