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What are the 3 channels for incidents requiring tactical communications?

1. Primary tactical channel

2. Alternate tactical channel

3. An incident Emergency Channel

2

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

-On Scene

-Ensure that the MDC status is changed to "on-scene"

3

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

Their initial tactical assignment

4

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

Emergency communications plan

5

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

The rebroadcast info

6

The tactical channels are located in what zones?

2, 3, and 4

7

Tactical channels are issued in sets of:

3

8

Fire dispatch will only announce which channel?

The primary tactical channel

9

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

The primary tactical channel

10

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

The alternate tactical channel

11

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

-MDC

-The home channel of the station to which they are moving

12

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

Apparatus number + firefighter + task

13

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

Identify themselves

14

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

A brief summary of the message

15

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

Clear

16

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

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

17

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

FireCom North or any channel other than the primary channel

18

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

Acknowledge and repeat the order

19

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

1. Fire Dispatch

2. Officers

3. Members in an ICS position

20

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

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

21

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

Command and Operations

22

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

Repeating radio traffic

23

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

Face to face

24

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

Resume normal radio traffic

25

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

Acknowledge and repeat

26

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

The alternate channel assigned to the incident

27

What 2 communications plans should be incorporated into every IAP?

1. Radio communications plan

2. Emergency back-up radio communications plan

28

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

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

29

The radio system is built with several layers of:

Redundancy

30

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

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

31

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

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

32

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

Switch to the designated back-up channel

33

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

Traffic cop

34

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

Beep once and display "Site Trunking"

35

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

Individual repeaters

36

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

No

37

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

Console functionality

38

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

Emergency ID's

39

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

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

40

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

All trunking ability

41

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 _______:

-Frequency

-Repeater

42

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

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

43

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

Dispatch and units not on the fire ground

44

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

They will both be placed on the same frequency

45

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

Console functionality

46

What does Dispatch do if they lose console functionality?

Use the back-up handheld radios

47

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

Direct 16

48

What is the range of Direct 16?

Approximately 1.5 miles

49

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

Withdrawal from the structure and begin defensive operations

50

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

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

51

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

Cell phone

52

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

Communications Group

53

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

Face to face

54

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

The radio cannot reach the repeater

55

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?

Direct 16

56

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

1. Primary tactical channel becomes unusable

2. Zone Controller at CTECC failure

3. Fail Soft

4. Total radio system failure

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