Back in my militia days, we used specific radio procedures but it's been so long I'm having difficulty remembering them all, specifically:
Initial transmissions start with: "Alpha 2-2" THIS IS "Bravo 2-1", over
and subsequent transmissions between the same persons started with either your own call-sign or the other person's call sign.
My question is this: Is this same type of procedure common amongst fire departments and if so, which call sign are you supposed to start the subsequent transmissions with?
Thanks in advance for your help!
- You address the callsign you are calling, followed by yours - "IC, 515, over".
- They respond in kind - "515, Command, go ahead."
- After that, callsigns are optional unless there's a lot of traffic.
- Finish the conversation with one party ending their transmission with "Out" or in some areas "Clear" - "Will do Command, 515 out."
We tend to use the NATO/ICAO phonetic alphabet with which you're probably already familiar, having been in the militia. At least, anyone whose radio training I took part in tends to use it.
- R. MacLeod
pumper 1 call control.... Pumper 1 go ahead control
Control to pumper 1
and they are hardly saying over, or out or clear on the air waves in southern ontario, depending on the department.. its usually ROGER, WILCO, COPY, STANDBY
...Control to pumper 1
and they are hardly saying over, or out or clear on the air waves in southern ontario, depending on the department.. its usually ROGER, WILCO, COPY, STANDBY[/quote]
Just do what Dubya said.
And as I sit here listening to a call, try not to scream to Control "Pump 2 responding with 5!" when you ment to say "Pump 5 responding with 2". There's only 2 seats in their truck...how did they fit FIVE in there??
And as I sit here listening to a call, try not to scream to Control "Pump 2 responding with 5!" when you ment to say "Pump 5 responding with 2".[/quote]
Don't you mean "Pump 5 responding with 2 BELTED".
Method 1: Your callsign, followed intended parties' callsign (Pumper 134 to Dispatch)
Method 2: The intended parties' callsign followed by your callsign (Dispatch, Pumper 134 or Dispatch from Pumper 134)
Your best bet is to follow your Department's SOP/SOG's for radio transmissions as each department/Emergency Service will be different.
Try the APCO website, they may have additional information on there
Hope this helps!
Seriously, you can quit shilling for them anytime.....
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