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2012MaydayAudio

2012 Maydays

A year of communication we hate to hear, but train to say

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Why We Search: CamdenPot of Gold at the End of the Row?

Vacant row comes down after someone dies.

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Communication: Boston Firefighter Down

Damage to this three-decker under construction on Sigourney Street that was hit by fire yesterday was estimated at around $100,000. Two firefighters were injured, one seriously. (John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)

Damage to this three-decker under construction on Sigourney Street that was hit by fire yesterday was estimated at around $100,000. Two firefighters were injured, one seriously. (John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)

Communication on the fireground has been an interest of mine for some time. It is a key subject when studying firefighter behavior, not only for what is said but how.

One of my favorite memories from my experience in Prince George’s County is a house fire in Adelphi. We were out on the squad earlier for a fatal accident and were on the scene waiting for investigators to finish their work. Communications put us on a box alarm for a house fire only a few blocks away from our location. Engine 441 was with us but had a line stretched, so we would be alone for just a minute or so. Continue reading