Thoughts on Portable Radios
After reading another thread in this forum(see protective hoods) it got me to thinking about communications on the fire ground. How do most feel about all members having radios or at least all positions on the truck having radios as opposed to each member being issued a radio. To me it would be the best situation. In my vol. dept. only the officers have radios,which they keep them personally with them, so if they don't respond to an alarm we don't have a portable radio and there have been many times when all were unavailable to respond, so left without any radios. My thoughts are more for safety and being more aware of what is going on, on the fire scene,hearing what everyone else is doing,so as not to prematurely vent or open a nozzle when it should not be done. Interested on everyone's thoughts?