Firefighting

GOOD COMMUNICATIONS VITAL TO FIREGROUND SURVIVAL

Issue 7 and Volume 151.

GOOD COMMUNICATIONS VITAL TO FIREGROUND SURVIVAL BY RICK LASKY The fire service has continued and will continue to work its way through a variety of changes. Many of the problems and difficulties we see and face day to day are due to our resistance to change. However, in a society that has become more and more dependent on new technologies, we often forget to stay current and proficient in what we consider to be basic within the areas we are now involved. One of these areas is radio communications, specifically on the fireground. Somewhere on the list of contributing factors to a firefighter`s death or serious injury will be “a lack of good fireground communications.” In such cases when tragedy strikes, a firefighter dies, and faulty radio communications are a factor, articles and editorials are written, and, if available, a video and an audio of the incident are reviewed. There…

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