Fire Department Communications

Fire Department Communications

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 55 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Communicate effectively by radio and telephone.
  • Describe communication responsibilities of the firefighter.
  • Summarize necessary skills for fire department communication.
  • Describe basic communications equipment used in telecommunications centers.
  • Describe basic business telephone courtesies.
  • Explain how a firefighter should proceed when receiving emergency calls from the public.
  • Describe types of public alerting systems.
  • Describe procedures that the public should use to report a fire or other emergency.
  • Discuss ways of alerting fire department personnel to emergencies.
  • Summarize guidelines for radio communications.
  • Describe information given in arrival and progress reports.
  • Explain the purpose of tactical channels.
  • Discuss calls for additional resources and emergency radio traffic.
  • Discuss evacuation signals and personnel accountability reports.

Hands On 2 Hours

  • Handle business calls and reports of emergencies.
  • Use a portable radio for routine and emergency traffic.