Fire and rescue service responsibilities
Wireless telegraphy licences are issued by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) under Section 8 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006. The Act authorises the licensee to establish and use stations, install or use apparatus for wireless telegraphy, subject to certain terms, provisions and limitations. Fire and rescue services pay for a licence to use a set of frequencies in the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 450-470MHz band.
For further information see: Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006