Basic Fireground Communications

Course overview

Clear communication on the fireground is critical for effective fireground management and firefighter safety. A breakdown in communication can lead to delays in operations and inefficient uses of resources.

Although communication principles and practices have improved over time, communication issues continue to be cited as contributing factors in fire scene fatalities. As with any skill that helps fight fires, proper communication skills benefit from practice and ongoing training.

This program will discuss effective radio communications utilizing the incident command system, outline best practices for radio communications, and review why these best practices should be used for all communication among fire crew members, and with other departments or agencies, including dispatch.

Featuring: Alan E. Joos, EFO MS, (ABD), FIFireE