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Top 3 articles for every firefighter

Posted by Base Camp Connect on August 18, 2016

As you know, firefighters encounter plenty of challenges (equipment, technology, communication, funding, etc.). For this reason, we have made a Top 3 Articles addressing questions and solutions often raised by firefighters.

#3 Selecting, outfitting and integrating mobile command post

Mobile command vehicles and trailers are nothing new. Like most things in emergency management, these resources have firm military roots. Mobile command vehicles and trailers were used extensively in World War II by practically every command element in the field. While there were variations, they typically consisted of a combined office and meeting room along with communications equipment; all in all, not much different from what we have today.

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#2 Radio communications are great! Until they fail ...

Radio Push-to-talk.  A responder’s favorite button. But what happens when you push that button and no one can hear you – or you can’t hear them? This scenario happens every day in jurisdictions all around the world.  Dead battery. Mountain. Storm. Solar flare. Tunnel. Building. Utility outage. There are so many possible causes.

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#1 ''Mayday, mayday, maday'' ...

Communications on the fire ground are difficult at best when things are going right, now when you add a Mayday incident into the mix things can go terribly wrong in just a few minutes. There are many sides to the mayday communication incident that everyone needs to be aware of and must follow your departments SOP/SOG to ensure the fast response to those firefighters in trouble.

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Hopefully, these articles will help you overcome your daily challenges.

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Topics: firefighter

Written by Base Camp Connect

Base Camp Connect provides rapidly deployable communications to public safety agencies to help them bridge communication gaps in the field. BCC empowers Military and First Responders by proposing communications go-kit that are simple to use, portable, configurable, and that doesn't require training to operate them.

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