Firefighter Training, Truck Company

Radio Ga Ga

Issue 03 and Volume 173.

ON FIRE ❘ by MICHAEL N. CIAMPO On today’s firegrounds, it seems everyone has a radio and can hear what’s transpiring. Firefighters must maintain radio discipline (unnecessary talking when word of mouth might work better, pressing the transmit button prior to listening if someone else is speaking) and monitor the radio for all transmissions because they can affect your operating procedures and tactics. It’s important that you transmit with the microphone in front of the voicemitter on your face piece so the message isn’t garbled and can be heard clearly by those operating on the scene. It’s also important that you don’t “step” on others as they’re transmitting “Urgent or Mayday” or other important messages (fire extending) that the chief is waiting to receive. Drill: Improving Fireground Radio Transmissions Conflicting Radio Reports on the Fireground Fireground Radio Channel: To Switch or Not to Switch? Conditions That Warrant Urgent Communications to…

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