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Communications News: How comm centers aid incident command; Interoperability tips at major incidents

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Communications eNews
How communication centers can aid incident commanders
Tip: Comms considerations at major incidents
News: NM 911 center struggles with population, cell phones
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

As you arrive on scene and start your size-up, you've got about 10,000 things going through your head. Find out how an adequately trained and staffed comms center can help take some of the pressure off by assisting with personnel accountability and monitoring incident progress.

And check out a tip from the USFA and IAFF on what considerations need to be made whenever a major incident calls for interoperability.

The FireRescue1 Team
Communications Feature
How communication centers can aid incident commanders
Incident commanders are bombarded with decisions on the fireground — but communication centers can relieve some of the burden. Accountability made easy
Communications Tip
Comms considerations at major incidents
Knowing how to integrate NFPA 1221, the NIMS command structure and your technical staff is crucial in any major incident to aid interoperability. How to manage channels
Featured News
NM 911 center struggles with population, cell phones
Too few staff and a too-small, aging building have created a "crisis" situation for a 911 call center struggling to keep up with increasing calls. Funding options explored
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