FCC Allocates 16 High-Band Fire Frequencies The Federal Communications Commission in a “First report and order” in docket 13273, issued July 21, allocated a number of new channels in the public safety service. Among them were 16 channels in the 152-162 me high-band and one low-band channel for use by the fire service. Marked for “intersystem” fire radio assignment were 45.88 mc and 154.280 mc. Included in the allocation were 154.265 and 154.295 which were “reserved” and thus not available until November 1, 1963. The latter action facilitates use of the new intersystem channel without complex frequency coordination problems.