Quiz: Fireground communications: Do you follow proper radio procedures?
Every crewmember should learn the basic skills of communicating via radio while on scene
Effective communication is arguably the most important tool utilized at any emergency scene. All crewmembers should be trained on proper radio transmissions in the event they need to relay urgent details across the channel.
FireRescue1 columnist Jim Spell’s article “A firefighter’s guide to communicating via two-way portable radios” explains the five Cs of radio communication and outlines how crewmembers should relay information via the device.
Read Spell’s article and then take our quiz below to check your knowledge. Be sure to leave your score in the comments to see how you stack up against your crew!
A fireside chat about fire radio chatter
Tips for fireground communications – and why silence can be golden