Current Status, Knowledge Gaps, and Research Needs Pertaining to Firefighter Radio Communication Systems

Disclaimer: This report was prepared by TriData Corporation under contract with NIOSH. It should not be considered a statement of NIOSH policy or of any agency or individual who was involved.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) commissioned this study to identify and address specific deficiencies in firefighter radio communications and to identify technologies that may address these deficiencies. Specifically to be addressed were current and emerging technologies that improve, or hold promise to improve, firefighter radio communications and provide firefighter location in structures.

Table of Contents

Entire Document FFRCS.pdf
(827 KB; 158 pages)
Table of Contents FFRCScon.pdf
(167 KB; 2 pages)
Acknowledgements FFRCSack.pdf
(159 KB; 3 pages)
Executive Summary FFRCSsum.pdf
(216 KB; 9 pages)
Chapter I - Introduction FFRCSch1.pdf
(132 KB; 5 pages)
Chapter II - Methodology FFRCSch2.pdf
(146 KB; 5 pages)
Chapter III - Firefighter Communication Issues FFRCSch3.pdf
(187 KB; 18 pages)
Chapter IV - Structure Communication Issues FFRCSch4.pdf
(252 KB; 14 pages)
Chapter V - Current Technology Status, Knowledge Gaps, and
                      Research Needs
(267 KB; 39 pages)
Appendix A - Prioritized Project Issues FFRCSapA.pdf
(115 KB; 4 pages)
Appendix B - Fire Department Communications - Experiences From
                        the Field
(197 KB; 21 pages)
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations FFRCSgls.pdf
(127 KB; 4 pages)
Master Reference List FFRCSref.pdf
(187 KB; 29 pages)
Bibliographic References by Subject Area FFRCSbib.pdf
(155 KB; 3 pages)

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