Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 8 and Volume 118.

THE ROUND TABLE Fire Operations Radio Procedures Part 5 Clyde L. Peterson, Chief, Ogden, Utah: Our fire alarm office is the central control center for all city radio transmitters. Upon receipt of a fire alarm, the dispatcher sets up the code signals on the fire department telegraph transmitter alerting the stations responding and then takes control of all frequencies which include fire, police, water and street departments. This office dispatches the fire equipment required over all channels, as well as over the intercom system to all fire stations simultaneously. The companies dispatched acknowledge receipt of the call by pressing a button at their station, which lights a lamp on the dispatcher’s panel. The dispatcher then immediately transmits the nearest fire alarm box over the alarm circuits to the location of the emergency. Following this he gives a second location check over the radio to companies responding. We use a combination…

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