Donation program gives Vertex Standard equipment to rescue workers
Last fall, Vertex Standard USA, Cypress, Calif., unveiled “Radios to the Rescue,” a donation program designed to place portable radios into the hands of the rescue workers in New York, following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that used hijacked aircraft to destroy the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
“Vertex Standard wanted to make a contribution that made a difference while allowing our reps and dealers to participate,” said Scott Henderson, vice president of the company’s Land Mobile Radio Division.
With their dealers’ participation, the company donated more than 400 VX-Series portable radios, batteries, chargers and other accessories valued at $225,000. The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the American Red Cross National – Disaster Communications and the New York State Urban Technical Search and Rescue team received the equipment.
Nanci Conley, development and communications director of the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross, said that the Vertex Standard gift was “indicative of the special and necessary assistance from the community, which is vital in order for the Red Cross to continue providing its life-saving assistance.”
Stan Scott, national sales manager for the manufacturer’s Land Mobile Radio Division, explained that the VX-series portables were donated because they are ultra-compact and are easily programmed, regardless of the type of rescue operation into which they would be applied.
“Plus these portables are high powered, offering up to 5 watts of output, and they are especially rugged, meeting Mil Std 810 C / D / E approvals; therefore, they are ideal for use in demanding conditions,” Scott said.
The Land Mobile Division of Vertex Standard USA has manufactured and distributed land mobile radios, repeaters and accessories for 40 years.