Fireground Communications: From Size-up to Mayday

Wednesday, April 26
Having reliable communications on the fireground is critical to the safety of all firefighters on scene and is listed as one of the 'NIOSH 5.' Dependable communications start way before your shift starts. They begin with the fostering of relationships that we work daily to build. This is especially true for officers and chief officers. Have you invested in your crew? Have you earned their trust? The daily deposits we make to build relationships will pay dividends on the emergency scene. This class will address all aspects of fireground communications, from knowing the capabilities and limitations of your department's radio system to understanding each person's role in achieving reliable fireground communications and getting dispatch involved in your training. It will introduce skills that can immediately improve communications as well as provide a plan for developing and implementing a communications model for your department.
Jaime Reyes, Assistant Chief-Operations - Plano (TX) Fire-Rescue