Nice to see that someone, somewhere, at some level of bureacracy, had the presence of mind to greenlight this:
Each Portland Fire & Rescue fire station has an “orange go-kit”: a 55-watt Icom IC-2100H and a roof-mounted antenna. NET volunteers are permitted to use this equipment if they have a valid FCC amateur radio license. The kit CANNOT leave the fire station, and so cannot be checked out; but, a volunteer can visit a fire station and use the radio there.
I recall years ago when the LDS church was encouraging a similar plan amongst their membership.