I cannot think of any reason you would not be able to hear the Richmond FD other than they probably do not say a whole lot these days unless they have something going down. I believe they are using an automatic dispatch system similar to the one DC uses. That may be one reason. There are just not that many fires anymore (thank goodness) plus Richmond FD does not do a lot of EMS runs do they? But I think the radio is up and in the clear.