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Can You Hear Me Now? Staying Alive: Prince George’s County Fire, EMS Department Unveils Mobile Mayday SimulatorNo comments
We live in a quickly advancing technological age. My daughter will go through grade school without ever having to touch an encyclopedia; two firefighters states apart can do a live radio program from their own basements; and some of my coworkers can Four Square from the most remote locations. (more…)
Communication on the fireground has been an interest of mine for some time. It is a key subject when studying firefighter behavior, not only for what is said but how.
One of my favorite memories from my experience in Prince George’s County is a house fire in Adelphi. We were out on the squad earlier for a fatal accident and were on the scene waiting for investigators to finish their work. Communications put us on a box alarm for a house fire only a few blocks away from our location. Engine 441 was with us but had a line stretched, so we would be alone for just a minute or so. (more…)