4 skills for better radio communication
An ambulance didn't arrive until 47 minutes after the initial call; the dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave
A department memo issued by Chief Brian Byrd said every firefighter is to leave a burning building if their radios no longer work
No firefighters were on the tracks and no one was injured, but crews said the minor incident could have turned deadly with bad communication
Technology from eDispatches is changing how emergency responders receive dispatch notifications. By FireRescueOne BrandFocus Staff
With department budgets stretched thin, fire chiefs are constantly searching for other sources to fund their equipment needs. As a result, competition for funding from programs
Three firefighters were treated for burns after the fire and five residents were displaced
Fire chief: "We added these to help us communicate with the employees the information that is needed for daily operations."
Matthew Sanchez told a frantic caller, who was trying to save her friend's life after being shot, to 'deal with it yourself'
Matthew Sanchez was removed from his position at the dispatch center and reassigned after officials became aware of the conversation
Departments will no longer have to make a formal request for mutual aid across jurisdictional boundaries; dispatch will send the closest and most appropriate resource
The city records communications with fire dispatch, but not radio communication on the fireground
Tablet computers fit neatly between a smartphone and laptop and are doing more now than ever; here's how fire departments can get the most out of tablets.
The new firmware will allow site roaming and single remote head configurations for mobile units
At more than 95 decibels, comparable with a jackhammer, the new pager can be heard above fireground noise.
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Assessing your intended use and what the market has to offer will give you the most bang for your tablet buck.
Issues in the Yarnell Hill Fire included not being able to locate one another; FLASH can track fire locations and command units
The firefighter union said that the towers' radio frequency emissions would pose health hazards to them and neighboring residents
Portable radios have changed the fireground communication dynamic; knowing how and when to use them can be a lifesaver.

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