Must have an understanding and familiarity with the terminology used in fire suppression. This should include, but not be limited to familiarity with the Incident Action Plan (IAP), cache/supply items, resource definitions by kind and type, etc.
Maintains equipment accountability and inventories.
Establishes and maintains issue accountability system and issue hand-held radios.
Ensures that issued equipment is operational.
Tags non-functioning equipment upon return.
Orders needed equipment/supplies.
Assists operations and other personnel with interpreting Communications Plan.
Recognizes basic communications network malfunctions (low battery on repeater, intermittent repeater transmissions, dead spots, etc.) and reports them to COML.
Completes lost radio reports.
Ensures information regarding communications restrictions or coverage limitations is disseminated to operations and ICP personnel.
Obtains a briefing from your supervisor, Communication Unit Leader.
Provides for the safety and welfare of personnel assigned to the incident.
Establishes and maintains positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
Establishes the incident communication center with FACL.
Maintains unit log.
Maintains files of status change slips (ICS 210) and general message forms (ICS 213).
Supervises incident communications center.
Establishes message center procedures. Receives and transmits messages internally and externally.
Tracks frequencies in use and determines location of repeaters.
Completes any required performance evaluations of subordinates.