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Walkie-Talkie for Every Fireman Improves Efficiency at Air Base

Issue 8 and Volume 121.

Walkie-Talkie for Every Fireman Improves Efficiency at Air Base Command post concept depends on wide use of selective call fireground radio network From Information Submitted As a result of two large fires, one of which took the lives of two fire fighters, a few years ago at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, a program was started to devise a better communications system that would improve the safety and efficiency of fire-ground operations. The result was the development of a command post concept based on the use of walkie-talkies by every fire fighter, as well as the officers. In the selective call system used at WrightPatterson, men working a fire can radio information to officers on the perimeter of the action, and these officers can relay the information, or questions, to the officer-in-charge. The latter uses his car, equipped with a transceiver, as a command post. When the officer-in-charge…

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