The conversion of Santa Clara County fire agencies to the new 700MHZ digital trunked systems is starting. Santa Clara City Fire and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety will be the first to go to this system. As additional agencies convert, Fire Associates rig radios will be rendered obsolete. For safety and operational reasons, we must be able to communicate with our served agencies.
Previously, we have had surplus radios donated to us by various agencies or have funded them from our own resources. However, surplus radios are not available and new dual-band replacement radios for our four rigs will cost nearly $20,000.
We cannot fund that cost from current assets without seriously depleting our reserve funds. As a result, the Board of Directors has established the FASCV Radio Fund. Donations from members, firefighters, agencies, and benefactors will be greatly appreciated.
Currently, our fund raising total stands at $8,522.00.
Checks should be made payable to "FASCV" with a notation in the memo field indicating “Radio Fund” and sent to the attention of Cliff Smith, Treasurer, FASCV, 1166 Cameo Drive, Campbell, CA 95008.
Donations may also be made by PayPal and additional mechanisms available at our web site: http://www.fascv.org/Donate.html.