The fire department came in and looked exasperated. They demanded that we stop "stepping" on their emergency management services frequency. Being an IT guy, I was called and surely looked like a complete idiot because I had no idea what they were talking about. They then turned up one of their radios and I heard the voices of our board members, who were in session. I tried my best not to laugh as I went into the conference room and told them the fire department didn't want to attend any more meetings, and searched for the transmitter. It was installed out of view and this device was probably sold normally to emergency service providers, with the default frequency setting being for fire departments. It had been set to transmit every sound in the board room and had been on for about a year.
The fire department folks told me later that they had been trying for months to determine the source of the broadcast, but as the room was so rarely used the opportunities for directional range-finding were short and limited. They had been gradually working their way toward us every time our board was in session.
During my tenure there, nothing ever came of all the spending, but because they kept their money in the stock market I'd expect they are feeling a pinch these days for different reasons.