- Fireground Radio Channel: To Switch or Not to Switch? McCORMACK, JIM // Fire Engineering;May2009, Vol. 162 Issue 5, p22
The article addresses the issue of whether to switch radio channels on the fireground when a Mayday is transmitted. Radio's main purpose within the fire department is to relay needed information to firefighters and update them on how things are going. According to the author, training session...
- Static Shock. Jackson, Donny // Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p56
The article focuses on the wildfire that raged out of control and scorched much of Southern California and presented the sternest test for the public safety communication systems. Though these systems performed well despite the unprecedented traffic generated, the disaster exposed...
- Nextel Assent Begins 800MHz Rebanding. // Fire Chief;Mar2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p12
Announces the acceptance of the order by Nextel Communications Inc. from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to pay for returning radio spectrum in the U.S. Number of public safety organizations that operate 800-megahertz wireless communications; Decision of FCC to hire an independent...
- Racial slurs prompt radio overhaul. Barthold, Jim // Mobile Radio Technology;May2004, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p10
Reports on the overhaul in the fire radio communications equipment of the Chicago Fire Department in Chicago, Illinois, after a hacker threw racial epithets over the fire band. Effort of the city to reprogram the fire radios to prevent transmission of rogue broadcasts; Comments of Larry...
- Improving fireground radio communications. Bingham, Robert C. // Fire Engineering;Feb97, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p38
Presents suggestions to help improve fire departments' communication systems. Includes focusing on the importance of buying the right radios; Basics to focus on; Correcting address; Importance of listening skills; Need for establishing a fireground channel; Informal size-up reports; Returning...
- Managing information for the fire department. Moriarty, Michael // Fire Engineering;Apr95, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p48
Presents advice in managing the fire department's information system. Increasing use of computers in fire departments; Information system components; Creation of a customized information system. INSET: Sources of system analysis training..
- Washington, D.C. to improve fire communications system. // Fire Engineering;Feb97, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p28
Announces the District of Columbia Council's approval of a $5.6 million contract to improve the fire communications system.
- New York City fire commissioner says radios not sufficiently tested. // Fire Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p50
Reports on the dispute between members and management of New York City's Fire Department over digital radios distributed to firefighters. Issues raised over tests performed on the radios; Reasons of Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen for recalling the radios.
- Securing power supplies for the emergency services. // European Power News;Sep98, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p31
Focuses on the advantages of using a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and standby generator-set in England's Norfolk Fire Service. Recognition of the importance of advanced computer and communications systems in the rapid and effective deployment of the resources; UPS protection of the power...