Pessemier, William L.
June 2005
Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p48
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of effective communications systems in safe emergency response operations of fire services in the U.S. The author notes that despite the fact that communication is a key element of effective and safe emergency response operations, the fire service has experienced the effects of communications breakdowns in almost every major incident. As a result, resources are underused and personnel safety is jeopardized. Major incidents involving large numbers of units and personnel require extensive communications system planning from a strategic perspective.


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