The State of SAR Communications Technology
IDGA: What are the essential elements of communications tools used for SAR efforts?
EB: Positive communications with all resources. For accountability and safety of all personnel, command must be able to reach deployed personnel and deployed personnel must be able to reach command or supervisors.
Secondly, SAR communications can be classified as either "Command" or "Tactical." Command comm may consist of wide area radio systems (repeaters) or in the case of FEMA or State US&R operations,...
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