TITLE

Digital radios in fireground limbo

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DONNY; Bischoff, Glenn
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Aug2008, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue about the use of analog radios versus digital radios during emergency cases. The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) reported that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) discovered that when self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) masks and personal safety alert safety systems (PASS) were in use, the analog systems provide greater audio intelligibility than digital systems. This report led to a discussion among American firefighters whether to use analog or digital systems.
ACCESSION #
34374246

 

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