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Maddox™ Strap

$104.99

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.

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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

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Three simple steps to the proper use of the Maddox™ Strap

Step one
Put on the Maddox™ Strap, then put on your turnout pants and hood. Zip or snap up your coat. Make sure to disconnect the mic harness with the radio mic attached.

Step two
Buckle your snaps and fasten the collar flap. The strap harness and mic are visible and easily accessible without compromising the protection provided by the turnout coat or other gear.

Step three
Adjust shoulder strap to center the mic harness connection on the shoulder. The radio body should hang just below the coat to provide immediate access to the mic and radio case resulting in instant radio transmissions.

BreakThrough Innovations strongly advises that you do not wear your radio strap on the outside of your coat. This causes endangerment of your safety and that of others in two main ways:

If your strap is outside your coat it could become “hung up.” While this is unavoidable with some pieces of emergency equipment, the radio strap works just as well under the turnout coat, so there is no reason to add to your potential risk for entanglement. Your radio cord and mic will be exposed to heat and could have the potential to fail.