Flashcards in Commun Ops Bull. 1 Suppl Deck (62):
Hospital Clearinghouse talkgroup
After giving a hospital report, what channel do EMS units switch back to?
Priority message underway, other units wait until the message is complete
Drive with normal traffic to a non-emergency
Drive lights and sirens to an emergency
For test purposed, a 5 count is made from 1 to 5 then 5 to 1
A message of paramount importance, life and death or injury at stake, requiring immediate assistance
A code to OUC that police are immediately needed on scene for a potentially hostile situation
While transmitting on DVRS, will a talk permit tone be heard?
Only if within range of the repeater
When transmitting on a direct frequency (015, 016, 0A15, 0A16, 0B15, 0B16) will a tone be heard after depressing PTT button?
BFC's are required to give OUC incident updates on what channels?
0A2 or 0B2
For a damaged or malfunctioning alarm equipment, OIC shall contact who? and do what?
Radio Shop during business hours (0800-1600 M-F)
After business hours, contact the fire/ems watch commander
submit SR to AFC-Ops, copy to BFC communications liason
For a repair of radio and accessories, the OIC shall contact who?
ITServus help desk 202-373-3737. If after hours, BFC shall provide one from the reserve pool, FORM 1 to be filled out.
Once a radio is exchanged, who should the OIC contact with what information?
FLO with the message "BFC Spare 2 is now E18 Lineman"
Lost or stolen radio shall be handled how?
Notification to watch commander, spare from battalion reserve pool, OB Article XIX, section 16, form 1, phone call to flo with new information.
How is a problem with the reader board corrected?
Turn power off for 1 minute. Turn back on. report malfunction to OUC radio shop
Address of Radio Shop
310 McMillan Dr. NW
What channel may units coordinate directly with OUC radio shop?
Zone DC Talkgroup Spare 1
When units need to contact eachother directly, they will request an alternate talkgroup via 02 MAIN and be guided to a talkgroup in what zone?
Which cannot be transmitted over the radio due to HIPPA? age, gender, name, chief complaint
If an officer cannot reach the pump operator by radio to charge a line, what must he do?
Send a member back to the wagon to make sure the order was received.
Where is the radio kept in quarters and out of quarters?
in quarters - on the person or in an inconspicuous location
out of quarters - on the person
For daily radio check, ensure 3 things:
Displaying correct ID or riding position
If incorrect, contact watch commander at OUC to correct it
knobs, antennas, etc in good condition
What channel does the OIC ensure with OUC that the radio ID is correct?
If a portable battery is blinking yellow, is it charging, need charging, or need replacing?
needs to be replaced. Red also indicates replace. Contact the radio shop
Air Unit Symbol
Haz Mat Unit Symbol
Cave In Unit
Underwater Unit symbol
Underwater unit symbol
Fire Boat symbol
Rescue Squad symbol
Canteen Unit symbol
Helicopter Unit symbol
If the 800 MHz system fails, what will the officer do to continue communications?
Switch to direct talkgroup and use line of sight radio relays.
When operating outside of the COG, how do you verbalize your unit's radio designation?
"DC" Engine 15...
DVRS operates in (analog or digital) mode with a directional antenna
Once the (analog or digital) message is received, the DVRS repeats the message on the (analog or digital) talkgroup.
To activate the DVRS, switch to a DVRS enabled channel (ie 03 or 07). What will the LCD now say?
To establish communication with the DVRS, what button do you push and what will the LCD do?
DVRS menu, top line of LCD will start flashing
While the LCD is flashing, if you press the VRS menu button a second time, what will the LCD screen now say? and what type of tone will be heard?
From "Off" to "SYS" and a short tone will sound, LCD will stop flashing. Now operating in DVRS
The DVRS must be positioned to face the incident to ensure coverage. Within what angles from the horizontal plane and vertical plane must it be?
70 deg in the horizontal plane from the center of the antenna and 60 deg from the vertical plane from the center of the antenna
How far away from the DVRS antenna should you be to avoid interference when transmitting?
What will happen on the radio that will indicate that they are out of range?
the radio will honk out
How do you know if your radio is properly functioning on the DVRS?
An alternate talk tone will be heard when you push the PTT button. Otherwise, the display will read "DVR out of range"
When operating on the DVRS and the emergency button is activated, what will this radio have priority over and what will it not?
Priority over all other radios except OUC
Will the emergency activation button work in DVRS?
If a member is out of range of the DVRS, will the emergency button be operable?
Can an emergency button be used on 015,016, A15, A16, B15, B16?
When changing over to reserve apparatus, will the following companies have to log back in the CAD with the new serial #?
E, T, R, RS4, Amb, Medic unit BFC, EMS Supervisor?
E - no
T - no
R - no
RS - no, notify flo
Ambulance, medic unit - yes
BFC, EMS Supervisor - yes
What is the sunday morning procedure concerning I/Mobiles and Reserve engines?
Take the I/Mobile out of the knaack box and place it in the battalion reserve and log into the CAD system
Charge guards on the I/Mobiles will be changed from 2 hours to ___ to ___ hours?
8 to 10