Metro Fire helping save lives with GPSB Sharkee

Metro Fire helping save lives with GPSB Sharkee

Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists in Houston, Texas, builds and upgrades over 75 fire trucks per year, installing lights,  sirens, computers and antennas.


Before Panorama Antennas, Metro Fire was engineering an “antenna box” on top of the fire truck to install their NMO mounted antennas. This box was needed because of the thickness of the fire truck roof; it was a double paneled ceiling. The Sharkee, with the M18 mounting bush, fits perfectly through double panels solving this problem and replacing the need for an “antenna box”. Not only does our antenna solution cut down on the amount of antennas needed from 4 antennas to one, it also saves time and money for Metro Fire.

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