Monitor Radio Sets to Call Westport Firemen Monitor radio sets, designed to speed communications during general alarm fires and emergencies, have been installed in the homes of the 36 paid members of the Westport, Conn., Fire Department. Use of the radios, Chief Harold A. Shippey said, will eliminate the necessity of telephoning off-duty fire fighters when their services are needed to fight a general alarm blaze. The chief said the new sets will “pick up” all two-way radio messages to and from central headquarters. Plans call for time signals to be sounded twice daily to let the off-duty firemen determine whether their monitors are functioning properly. The monitors cost the Town of Westport $3,966.