Skyland Fire & Rescue sought to purchase the best radios for its 19 area fire departments based on an extensive list of user requirements. With the need for heavy use in severe environments, the County required all subscriber equipment to be of the highest quality and reliability. After receiving approximately $1.2 M of funding from the Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Skyland Fire & Rescue led an extensive evaluation of radios from multiple manufacturers. A series of rigorous tests were conducted to determine how the radios would actually perform in extreme conditions.
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Skyland Fire & Rescue is located in scenic Buncombe County, North Carolina, home to Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. With mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes, the region can be challenging when it comes to radio communications. Public safety agencies operate on Buncombe County’s 700 MHz P25 Airbus system.