Radio Operator, RADO

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Incident Positions
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  • Must have an understanding and familiarity with the terminology used in fire suppression. This should include, but not be limited to familiarity with the IAP, cache/supply items, resource definitions by kind and type, ICS organizational structure, jobs and positions, etc.
  • Must be able to quickly determine the need to contact a supervisor for assistance.
  • Obtains a briefing from the supervisor, Incident Communication Center Manager or COML.
  • Provides for the safety and welfare of assigned incident personnel.
  • Establishes and maintains positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
  • Obtains work materials from supply.
  • Effectively transfers information verbally or in writing on general message form.
  • Understands procedures for use of radios, phones, fax and PA system.
  • Completes paperwork (radio logs, radio check-out logs, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Responds with appropriate communication to emergency and routine requests on the radio.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Good understanding of radio protocol.


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