Philadelphia FD encrypted ?

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carbineone

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Why would Philadelphia FD encrypt their fire talkgroups ? Almost all the PD talkgroups are in the clear so can someone fill me in why fire is encrypted?
 

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If you really wanted an answer to this question, you should ask the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner. All you'll get here are disgruntled opinions. I am no fan nor proponent for encryption, but I don't feel it is the private citizens business to tell city/county/state officials how to conduct their operations.

Now all the hiding something, wasting tax-payer money and conspiracy folks can have a stab at it...
 

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The 4 PFD dispatch talkgroups are not encrypted (North Fire, North Medic, South Fire, South Medic). However, the 6 Fire Tac talkgroups (used for fireground operations) and special unit talkgrous are strapped encrypted.
 

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I guess the snow plow tac talk group will be encrypted soon.
 
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