Zello on Fire: Push-to-Talk and the New Hampshire Fire Radio

By Alexey Gavrilov on February 23, 2012

John Marcel of Concord, New Hampshire calls himself a Fire Buff. What is that? “That’s my hobby and my career and pretty much my life—just ask my wife, she’ll tell you,” says Marcel. Outside of his career at Concord Fire Dispatch, Marcel spends his free time working with NH Fire Radio, a small community of buffs who make it their business to broadcast conditions of nearby New England fires. Says Marcel, “2-Alarm fire, 3-Alarm fire, 4-Alarm fire…the bigger the number the bigger the more complex the fire and you need that many trucks to come in and help out.”

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