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My fire department gets dispatched by two resources 1- a two tone low band voice and 2- the other is by PASCAG, the low band two tone is the primary dispatch and the PASCAG witch comes to us and is subcontract through verzion but on a designated frequency assigned to us by the FCC. There have been talks by the line officers that they want to do away with the voice and go all PASCAG what is the like hood of this happening?
 

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How is anyone that reads this thread supposed to know what is in the minds of your line officers?

And how is this a legal matter, and if it is how are any of the readers of this thread supposed to
know the answer?
 

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My fire department gets dispatched by two resources 1- a two tone low band voice and 2- the other is by PASCAG, the low band two tone is the primary dispatch and the PASCAG witch comes to us and is subcontract through verzion but on a designated frequency assigned to us by the FCC. There have been talks by the line officers that they want to do away with the voice and go all PASCAG what is the like hood of this happening?[/QUOTIs


Is PUBLIC BIDDING required on this? I New Jersey we require public bids only when the purchase(s)exceed "x" amount of dollars. You might want to know what Verizon's contract is currently costing the taxpayer, and how much money will this save? What kind of deal can you get without compromising firefighter safety?
 

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This is clearly an operational decision and not a legal matter in the eyes of the FCC unless Verizon is exceeding the limitations of the agencies license.

Now what might be an issue is the removal of a redundent notification system that I believe that the NFPA likes to see. This doesn't affect the agency directly, but it could affect how the insurance company's base the rates to those in the served area. It could case them to go up due to the removal of the parrallel notification system.
 
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