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1
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What are the 3 channels for incidents requiring tactical communications?

A
  1. Primary tactical channel
  2. Alternate tactical channel
  3. An incident Emergency Channel
2
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Upon arrival at the incident, all first alarm companies on multiple unit incidents will report ___ ______ over the radio and ensure what?

A
  • On Scene
  • Ensure that the MDC status is changed to “on-scene”
3
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

For fire incidents, first alarm companies will report on scene and what else over the radio?

A

Their initial tactical assignment

4
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

All working incidents will have what established and communicated to all personnel?

A

Emergency communications plan

5
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Which way to verify the tactical channel when responding is the only correct way when responding to multiple alarm incidents?

A

The rebroadcast info

6
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

The tactical channels are located in what zones?

A

2, 3, and 4

7
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Tactical channels are issued in sets of:

A

3

8
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Fire dispatch will only announce which channel?

A

The primary tactical channel

9
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

All companies assigned to the incident on first alarm should communicate on which channel unless directed by command to use another?

A

The primary tactical channel

10
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Multiple alarm companies responding to an incident or arriving at the incident base shall communicate on which channel?

A

The alternate tactical channel

11
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Companies executing move-ups will execute those moves on the _____ and communicate those on what channel?

A
  • MDC
  • The home channel of the station to which they are moving
12
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

When contacting an apparatus’s firefighter, how should they be designated on the radio?

A

Apparatus number + firefighter + task

13
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What should a company or member do on the radio to indicate they are ready to receive a message?

A

Identify themselves

14
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

When using the term “received” on the radio, it should be followed by what?

A

A brief summary of the message

15
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

what term should not be used to indicate that a message was understood?

A

Clear

16
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If am Engine Company Officer needs to get a radio message to command, what is the proper way of doing so?

A

Through the chain of command (i.e. Division supervisor, then the division supervisor to the operations chief, then operations chief to command)

17
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

Additional radio traffic by Liaison and Support personnel at an incident shall normally be conducted on what channel?

A

FireCom North or any channel other than the primary channel

18
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What will Fire Dispatch do when Command requests “Priority radio traffic only”?

A

Acknowledge and repeat the order

19
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

During the Priority Radio Traffic Only order, who may communicate on the primary channel?

A
  1. Fire Dispatch
  2. Officers
  3. Members in an ICS position
20
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

During the Priority Radio Traffic Only order, what is the exception to who can communicate on the primary channel?

A

A member may acknowledge that an order given by an officer was received, or report a Mayday

21
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

During the Priority Radio Traffic Only order, who has the priority on the primary tactical channel?

A

Command and Operations

22
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

During the Priority Radio Traffic Only order, Dispatch will discontinue doing what?

A

Repeating radio traffic

23
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

During the Priority Radio Traffic Only order, any communication that can be done _____ __ _______ of the incident should be done that way:

A

Face to face

24
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What shall Command announce when they wish to end Priority Radio Traffic Only?

A

Resume normal radio traffic

25
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What will fire dispatch do when Command announces “Resume normal radio traffic”?

A

Acknowledge and repeat

26
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What channel will normally be the back-up tactical channel in case of a channel failure?

A

The alternate channel assigned to the incident

27
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What 2 communications plans should be incorporated into every IAP?

A
  1. Radio communications plan
  2. Emergency back-up radio communications plan
28
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

When should the primary tactical radio channel be announced on scene?

A

During the initial size-up, and every transfer of command

29
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

The radio system is built with several layers of:

A

Redundancy

30
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What will dispatch do in the event the primary tactical channel becomes unusable?

A

Announce “Emergency Traffic - Failure of Primary Channel” over all 3 radio channels in the set

31
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What will Command do in the event the primary tactical channel becomes unusable?

A

Initiate an immediate PAR and an immediate review of strategy should be undertaken

32
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What should all personnel do to their radio in the event the primary tactical channel becomes unusable?

A

Switch to the designated back-up channel

33
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

The Zone Controller at CTECC acts as what for our radios?

A

Traffic cop

34
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the Zone Controller at CTECC fails, the radios will:

A

Beep once and display “Site Trunking”

35
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the Zone Controller at CTECC fails, our system is designed to have what take over the Zone Controller’s function?

A

Individual repeaters

36
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the Zone Controller at CTECC fails, will it have a significant affect on the radio functionality on the fireground?

A

No

37
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the Zone Controller at CTECC fails, Dispatch will lose what?

A

Console functionality

38
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If Dispatch loses console functionality, they will not be able to identify what?

A

Emergency ID’s

39
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the Zone Controller at CTECC fails, what should Command do?

A

Initiate an immediate PAR and an immediate review of strategy should be undertaken

40
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What is lost if the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode?

A

All trunking ability

41
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode, all radios on a tactical channel will transmit and receive on a single _______ and will be affiliated with a single _______:

A
  • Frequency
  • Repeater
42
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode, Command shall:

A

Initiate an immediate PAR and an immediate review of strategy should be undertaken

43
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode, the ability to communicate with who will be lost?

A

Dispatch and units not on the fire ground

44
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode, what will happen to the radios if there is another incident operating near by?

A

They will both be placed on the same frequency

45
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system goes into “Fail Soft” mode, Dispatch will lose what?

A

Console functionality

46
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What does Dispatch do if they lose console functionality?

A

Use the back-up handheld radios

47
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system experiences Total System failure, what channel should be used for communications?

A

Direct 16

48
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What is the range of Direct 16?

A

Approximately 1.5 miles

49
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system experiences Total System failure, what shall follow on the fire ground?

A

Withdrawal from the structure and begin defensive operations

50
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system experiences Total System failure, how should a withdrawal be communicated?

A

Air horn blasts that last 30-45 seconds and repeated every minute until Command is confident all personnel have been withdrawn

51
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What device shall be used as an alternate means of communication between Dispatch and the IC?

A

Cell phone

52
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system experiences Total System failure, Command will immediately designate a:

A

Communications Group

53
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

If the radio system experiences Total System failure, what type of communication will be critical to ensure personnel safety?

A

Face to face

54
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What does it mean when the radio displays a system unavailable signal?

A

The radio cannot reach the repeater

55
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What channel can be utilized when the radio system is fully operational but radios at the incident on a regular channel are receiving a system unavailable signal?

A

Direct 16

56
Q

[B401.1 Radio Communications]

What are the 4 different types of radio failures listed in order of severity?

A
  1. Primary tactical channel becomes unusable
  2. Zone Controller at CTECC failure
  3. Fail Soft
  4. Total radio system failure

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