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Course Type: Full-length Course
Duration: 60 min
Fire Service Communications
Presented By: Glenn Corbett

Course Description

Communication is the cornerstone of the fire service. The communication system – between the community, dispatch, departments, and department personnel – must work even when other things do not. In this module, we’ll examine the standards and procedures for fire department communications, from initial calls to incident scenes. Content in this module is aligned with NFPA 1001 Standards for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Fire Fighter I: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 4.2.4, “Fire Department Communications.”

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