While Firescope was basically the conception for ICS, many agencies had been using plain language long before even 1970.
Firescope, then ICS, then NIMS merely made it "fashionable".
I still stand by my comments about Cheney and the FCC, as well
as the part about the feds MANDATING plain language.
Last Nights Tornado's
Just another reason why we need a USAR Team in Arkansas!
Actually, as I understand it... Plain language is still MANDATED during certain types of multi-jurisdictional incidents. It's just that the feds lightened up on eliminating codes from every day use within a department.
Originally Posted by LVFD301
You are correct, and I guess I should have been more clear. The original thread was talking about day to day operations, and that is what I was refering to.
Originally Posted by cozmosis
Yes, NIMS requires its use during multi jurisdictional operations.