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Member News
August 5, 2009
Volume 382
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Dear FR1 Member,

To coincide with the launch of the new FR1 Communications eNews, we present an exclusive communications-related feature today: 'Inter-agency comms: From PTT phones to P25 radios.'

Check out the article below as well as last month's premiere edition of the Communications eNews. With issue number two coming next week, you can sign up here to receive the monthly Communications eNews for the latest information about communications technologies and interoperability issues impacting the fire service.

— Jamie Thompson, FireRescue1 Editor

Featured News
Service 'brownouts' begin for LAFD
The Los Angeles Fire Department has begun shutting down rescue units and eliminating paramedic field supervisors as part a cost-cutting plan expected to increase emergency response time. 15 fire trucks and six ambulances have started being pulled out of service daily on a rotating basis citywide. "You're going to compromise care for a lot of people and you're potentially going to kill some people," said Bill Ramsey, a 30-year LAFD paramedic. Full Story
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Closures, recruitment cuts approved for LAFD
2 firefighters injured in chemical fire
Fuel explodes as a fire department SUV approaches White Oil Co. storage facility in Genesee County's Vienna Township, Mich., Tuesday. The fire sent exploding oil barrels into the air. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. (Image WJRT Video)
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Top Stories
FireRescue1 Exclusive Off-Duty Discussion
Inter-agency comms:
From PTT phones to P25 radios
By Doug Wyllie, FireRescue1 Staff
Every day, firefighters, paramedics, police officers and other public safety professionals have to communicate mission-critical information — in some of the most demanding environments and challenging circumstances — across jurisdictions, disciplines and agencies. They cannot afford a breakdown in the technology through which they're talking. In other words, encountering the proverbial "dropped call" is simply not an option. Full Article
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From The Kitchen Table Blog
Cash For Our Clunker - Err, Treasured Antique
By Bill Delaney
This past weekend, my wife and I participated in the latest national rage — the Cash for Clunker program. Read More

Oh, for the love of technology
By Rich Gasaway
I love technology. I hate technology. Technology has made my life easier. Technology has made my life a nightmare. Read More
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News and Announcements Comment of the Week
Off-duty firefighter struck, killed by tree in Tenn.

Milwaukee suburb hires first black firefighter

Teen firefighter charged in Pa. classroom arson

Ill. firefighter, dad of new triplets dies from motorcycle crash

Press Release:
Colorado Company Makes Safety Affordable for Firefighters
[Incident Response Technologies]
"We devote so much time to the fire suppression and training which is good but with increased call volume and training requirements there is not the mutual down time there once was to fit in the parades and social functions."
— BFD182
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Argus: the tough, rugged member of your battalion
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