Tactical radio channels, dividing affected areas streamlined Oklahoma City's EF-5 tornado response

Roberts, Mary Rose
May 2013
Fire Chief Expert Blog;5/23/2013, p4
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The article presents insights from Brian Stanaland, battalion chief of support services for the Oklahoma City Fire Department, on the assignment of technical radio channels to search and rescue teams. Particular focus is given to the damage caused by EF-5 tornado on the city and initial response provided for the public. He explains that they need to make sure the tornado is cleanar before sending crews. He adds that fire crews have investigated and reported major damage.


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