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Mike Ciampo discusses important messages for company officers to transmit to units and command so everyone is better informed during the firefight.
The fire service has made many strides over the years in technology, but the ability to track firefighters inside structures still eludes us.
In this week's Humpday Hangout, join the panel as they discuss their experiences and strategies using radios on site.
Radio communications problems inside buildings spurred the Hoboken (NJ) Fire Department to find a technical solution using bidirectional amplifiers (BDAs) and mandating their installation in all new Type 1 and 2 construction.
Jaime Reyes emphasizes that clear, accurate, and continuous communications are vital on the fireground and explains how communications can be added to training scenarios and incorporate Dispatch as well.
Mark van der Feyst's latest focuses on one of the most important fireground tactics: proper communication.
Thomas Warren reviews some circumstances that may require fire officers to send an urgent message to incident command.
Jaime Reyes describes how his fire department developed a communications plan for a Mayday situation that would give the endangered firefighter the greatest chance of having his emergency message heard over the fireground radio.