Radio ID for personnel...
I have caught wind of some departments trying or that have gone to using Last names instead of numbers as radio designations. I have also heard NFPA is thinking about backing that thought too.
So instead of, "612 to 658, start the ventilation fan at the door." it would be, "Adams to Hendrick, start the ventilation fan at the door." Just for an example.
Do any of you happen to know more about this? Is it true?
I am like a lot of guys and have a hard time remembering everyones number. However, I know one of the reasons for going to numbers is so people listening in on the traffic who don't know better can't figure out who the person with that number is. i.e. a mayday is called.
Any help would be great. Please point me to links about this topic if you know of any. Your opinions are valued to.