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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Operators of radio-equipped vehicles must maintain contact with the appropriate Borough dispatcher at all times.

TRUE

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Who is responsible for maintaining radio discipline and determining message priority?

Dispatcher

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

If a unit is relocated, how does it identify themselves over the department radio?

If a unit is relocated, give its original identity first, followed by the words "acting" and the appropriate branch of service and unit number.

EXAMPLE: "Ladder 9 acting Ladder 2"

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

The name or unit number of a member with a minor injury may be transmitted over the Department radio after requesting _______.

"MIXER-OFF"

The name or unit number of a member with a minor injury may be transmitted over the Department radio after requesting "Mixer off."

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Signal 10-45 shall not be used to indicate a fatality or injury to an on-duty member. In lieu, initial notification of a fatality or serious injury to an on-duty member shall be made to the dispatcher via a "Mixer off" message. (This notification shall not include the name or unit number of the fatally or seriously injured member and shall be followed immediately by a telephone notification with full particulars). As soon as possible thereafter, particulars shall also be telephoned to the Fire Department Operation Center.

TRUE

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

When transmitting a message that requires a reply, what must be done?

Each transmission requiring a reply must conclude with the letter "K."

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

An urgent over the department radio means?

All radio traffic shall cease. An urgent message is to be transmitted.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Since information transmitted from the scene of an incident may be critical to all concerned, the Radio Dispatcher shall not switch the "Mixer off", unless specifically requested to do so by the unit transmitting the message.

TRUE

**The Radio Dispatcher shall switch the "Mixer off" if the names and/or units of injured members are being received, and/or information associated with the transmission of a 10-41 is being received.**

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

When in quarters, a unit with a non-operable AT/SP or PC/ATS must maintain current status with the dispatcher though the use of ________________.

When in quarters, a unit with a non-operable AT/SP or PC/ATS must maintain current status with the dispatcher though the use of the DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Companies reported standing fast are not to be considered in service until _____________________.

THE INCIDENT COMMANDER REPORTS THEIR RELEASE.

Companies reported standing fast are not to be considered in service until the Incident Commander reports their release.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

What is the indication that your conversation with dispatch has been concluded?

Your call will be considered terminated when the dispatcher acknowledges receipt of message and concludes with "Dispatcher Number 000, Time 00:00."

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

In the event a first call is not acknowledged within ____ seconds, press the handset button and repeat the call. Do not make more than _____ attempts to contact the dispatcher. If the ______ call is not acknowledged, assume the radio is inoperative and transmit your message from another mobile unit. If no radio response is received after ______ attempts have been made from another mobile unit, or there are indications of a problem with the borough radio frequency (dead air), the member operating the radio shall switch to the _________ frequency and advise the citywide radio dispatcher of the difficulty being encountered on that borough frequency. Upon receipt of this message, the citywide radio dispatcher shall verify the operability of that borough frequency and advise the unit accordingly. If the member is unable to communicate with the citywide dispatcher by radio, contact the ________ or _________ dispatcher via ___________.

In the event a first call is not acknowledged within 30 seconds, press the handset button and repeat the call. Do not make more than THREE attempts to contact the dispatcher. If the THIRD call is not acknowledged, assume the radio is inoperative and transmit your message from another mobile unit. If no radio response is received after THREE attempts have been made from another mobile unit, or there are indications of a problem with the borough radio frequency (dead air), the member operating the radio shall switch to the CITYWIDE frequency and advise the citywide radio dispatcher of the difficulty being encountered on that borough frequency. Upon receipt of this message, the citywide radio dispatcher shall verify the operability of that borough frequency and advise the unit accordingly. If the member is unable to communicate with the citywide dispatcher by radio, contact the BOROUGH or CITYWIDE dispatcher via TELEPHONE.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

For vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines or areas where blasting operations are in progress, What is the distance in feet that h.t. and cellphones should not be used?

150 feet

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

For vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines or areas where blasting operations are in progress, What is the distance in feet that apparatus, marine and post radios should not be used?

300 feet

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Apparatus radios are protected from a "stuck button" if the apparatus radio is depressed for longer than _________ an audible alert signal will alert the user that the transmission has been automatically interrupted.

1 min

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

How do you transmit lengthy messages over the department radio?

To transmit a lengthy message, it is necessary to release and re-depress the transmitting button at intervals of one minute or less.

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10-1

10-1

CALL YOUR QUARTERS OR ANOTHER UNIT

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10-2

10-2

RETURN TO QUARTERS

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10-3

10-3

CALL DISPATCHER BY TELEPHONE

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10-4

10-4

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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10-5

10-5

REPEAT MESSAGE

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10-6

10-6

STANDBY

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10-7

10-7

VERIFY ADDRESS

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10-8

10-8

IN SERVICE BY RADIO

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10-8 code 1

10-8 code 1

IN SERVICE BY RADIO

Used by division or battalion to indicate that it is in service by radio when leaving quarters other than its own at which it had been off the air and to which its alarms had been routed.

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10-8 code 2

10-8 code 2


IN SERVICE BY RADIO

Used by any unit to indicate it is on the air outside its response area. When the unit returns to its response area, the dispatcher must be notified again using 10-8.

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10-9

10-9

OFF THE AIR

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10-10

10-10

UNIT LOCATION
- A request is made for a unit's location. The unit is to acknowledge by giving its present location.

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10-11

10-11

RADIO TEST COUNT
- A unit is to count from one to eleven for test purposes.

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10-12

10-12

PRELIMINARY REPORT
- A request by a Chief Officer or dispatcher for a preliminary report by the first arriving unit. The dispatcher shall relay the report to responding units.

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