Life-saving duty gear, not just an accessory
The Maddox™ Strap is an essential piece of duty gear, not just an accessory. 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. There are two types of Maddox Straps (Leather and Nylon) and there are three styles of Maddox Straps (Belt Loop, XL Belt Loop and Trigger Clasp). All Maddox Straps come with a protective sleeve. Radio pouch sold separately.
Belt Loop Description: This style of the Maddox Strap transfers the weight of the radio to your waist belt via the black cobra buckle. The radio is held in place via the cobra buckle so there is no need for an anti-sway strap.
XL Belt Loop Description: This style of the Maddox Strap transfers the weight of the radio to your waist belt via the black cobra buckle. The radio is held in place via the cobra buckle so there is no need for an anti-sway strap. The XL style is longer in length than the regular belt loop version.
Trigger clasp description: This style of the Maddox Strap, the weight remains on the shoulder and the anti-sway strap keeps the radio in place. The radio pouch, Maddox Strap and anti-sway strap (which is included in purchase) are all connected with the nickel D-Rings and Trigger Clasps.
“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