just to help you out a little bit, i would check the classifieds section firstHey I am a volunteer fire fighter and I need a VHF radio with programming please or if u give it to me for free that would be great. Thanks
This is not exactly true. Some small volunteer departments may only have enough money to outfit their trucks with a radio for each seat and those radios will stay on the truck. Some may be able to afford pagers but where I used to live the smaller departments would require their members to find and buy their own radio or just go with a cheap scanner with little to no reimbursment. So say what you like but where you live could be completely different from other areas.If you need a radio, then your agency should offer an official way for you to get one. There are far too many unauthorized portables in volunteer firefighter hands as it is.