2min 7secs interview about the emergency dispatch center. KZSW Reporter Bill Lorin and photographer Chad Buchanan (who also happens to do T-Comm work for CalEMA) tour the CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department's county-wide fire dispatch center in Perris California. Interviews are with Cpt. Dave Parks, Dispatcher Chris Goebel, and County OES rep Kathleen Henderson.
77-page PDF document on USFA Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire service.
242-page PDF document. This manual is written as an introduction to a variety of fire department communications topics. It is intended to provide a wide fire service audience with a minimum level of familiarity with communcations basics: hardware issues, policy and procedures issues, and human resource issues. It attempts to provide some background on all major aspects of communications for the fire service, with the exception of call receiving systems.
45-page PDF file. As the name suggests, it is a planning guide for obtaining the adequate communications systems a fire service needs to ensure safety and efficiency.
18-slide PPT presentation. Presentation regarding radio systems used in Thurston County, proper radio use, understanding proper radio terminology and emergency traffic verbage.
Article regarding the importance of radio communication on the safety of firefighters. Also provides history and case studies.
Video length: 14 mins 51 secs. Clear, coherent communications are mission-critical to all first-responding agencies. Watch and learn how to incorporate best practices and the difference intelligible communications can make when lives are on the line.