So, I am on a volunteer fire department and most FD's are being issued MARCS radios. We have some MARCS radios coming for the trucks and the on-duty guys carry one around on every run just in case. Normally, we operate on high band. However, I am wondering if there are any other volunteer FD's that have gone full MARCS and what that has done for the volunteers who are issued radios. I know the MARCS radios are not cheap and you can not buy nor program one for personal use. Do they mark on a separate channel? Does the FD issue them MARCS radios?