Life-saving duty gear, not just an accessory
The Maddox™ Strap is an essential piece of duty gear, not just an accessory, and it is highly recommended that your department trains with it accordingly. The unique design secures the remote speaker mic to the Maddox™ Strap harness, then the shoulder strap component is quickly unsnapped and placed outside of the fire gear in one simple step.
The user never needs to remove the strap. A quick-release buckle is provided to attach the Maddox™ Strap to the user’s belt, when preferred, shifting the radio weight to the waist and away from the neck.
“Wearing the portable radio on a leather strap, under the coat, but with the radio extended below the bottom of the coat with the antenna canted away from the body protects the RSM (remote speaker mic) from thermal insult and subsequent melting, eliminates 50% of radio signal loss over the radio pocket, and prevents the radio from ejecting off the person.”
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Portable Radio Research Report January, 2013