Static Shock

Jackson, Donny
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p56
Trade Publication
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 interoperability flaws that likely will need to be corrected more through operational changes rather than technology advances. Efficient radio communications enabled hundred of local, state and federal agencies to coordinate the efforts necessary to bring the largest fires in California history under control. INSETS: PRIMO EFFORT;HELL ON EARTH.


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