It’s rare to find any good books on Emergency Radio – that is until NOW! The topics covered are attached. Here is a few quotes from the book to give you an idea of the value of the information you can offer to your trainees. 74 pages of great information for your training program, academy or school.
A police scanner transmits quietly in a café in Anytown America. The Dispatcher’s voice comes across the air in a calm drone; Officers answer in codes and short spurts. Unheard on the scanner, a 9-1-1 call comes into the Comm Center. “My mommy is dead and my daddy is dying.” Responding Officers, medical units and sirens lend a strange tension to the air. In the child’s house is a police scanner; the echo can be heard with each transmission.
Emergency radio is fascinating to listen to with its mysterious language of its own. Probably the most complex and highly skilled part of the Telecommunicators job is the radio. Police radio, fire communications, or EMS dispatching requires a very high level of knowledge, skill, expertise and training.