Station 44 moves to high-band UHF pagers…


From now forward all calls to the SHFD will be on these UHF high-band pagers.


James Deligny(left) and Rob Frandsen from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Communications speak to the membership of Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department regarding proper usage of their new UHF pagers and radios.


The SHFD is seen listening to a presentation about their new radios and pagers from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.


SHFD Lt. Lou Nardone issued all the pagers and radios. Here, he is shown issuing one to Captain Pat Canavan.

Station 44 moves to high-band UHF pagers: After 94 years of local dispatch, Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department has moved to Ocean County Communications for dispatch and fire ground radio services. The dispatch process used to be done through the Radio Room of the Seaside Heights Police Department, on the old low band. Additionally, SHPD would monitor the fire ground radios, speaking directly with the trucks and commanding officers during the entire scene. Now this is done through the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Ocean County communication personnel are dedicated only to the firefighters, whereas Seaside Heights communications were shared between fire and police. Now that the county has taken over fire, the police dispatchers are relieved of those duties, and can better concentrate on the SHPD. To prepare for the new communication devices and related new protocols, a presentation was made by James Deligny and Rob Frandsen from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Communications Center on Tuesday April 8th. The change took effect officially at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 9th when a pager test alerted Station 44 members that the equipment was operational.

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