Fireground Radio Rules: How to Sharpen Your Skills

I’ve talked about fire radios before, but some of the issues and ideas revolving around radio usage in the fire service continue to evolve and resurface. Let’s look at some important ideas and suggestions related to our fire radios. The first and...


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Another quick radio hint: Don’t transmit when someone else is transmitting. Sounds simple, but people “step on” other people’s transmissions all the time. Listen first, then talk. (Gosh, this is so simple!)

If you try to sharpen your radio skills and train your firefighters to do the same, you will notice a more professional-sounding, safe and effective communications network at your next fire. n

 

John J. Salka Jr. presents “Command Objectives” and “You Are Not in the Front Seat to Beep the Horn” at Firehouse Expo 2014.