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IMPROVING FIREGROUND RADIO COMMUNICATIONSBY ROBERT C. BINGHAM Good fireground communications should be a part of your everyday operations. They are vital for efficient fireground operations. Most fires that turn into disasters are plagued by poor communications. Despite this, communications in many fire departments could stand to be improved. The following suggestions could help you to improve your department`s communications.BUY THE RIGHT RADIOS Too many fire departments buy "Star Wars" radios--more radio than they need. Radios should be "firefighter-proof," according to an old salty lieutenant; that is, the radios should be constructed so that it is difficult to make mistakes. The more ...

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