TITLE

Other side of paradise

AUTHOR(S)
ROBERTS, MARY ROSE
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Aug2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a look at the emergency communication systems adopted by firefighters in Honolulu, Hawaii. According to Fire Chief Ken Silva, 911 call-takers assess the situation and dispatch a crew from the closest engine company to assess the scene further. Firefighters are equipped with 800 megahertz two-way radios to communicate on the ground and a Nextel cellular phone serves as a backup.
ACCESSION #
43829935

 

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