How do firefighters wear radios?

The radio, they said, should be worn on a strap under the turnout coat, but with the radio extended below the bottom of the coat with the antenna away from the body. Wearing it this way protects the mic from high heat, eliminates 50 percent of radio-signal loss and prevents the radio from ejecting.

Why do firefighters carry radio straps?

By wearing the radio in a strap, under the coat, but below the coat line, the user has access to the PTT at chest or neck level. This could be important if a firefighter is trapped or pinned due to a collapse. Wearing the radio in pocket also affords this ability.

How do firefighters communicate?

Triple Zero (000) is a free National emergency hotline service to contact Fire and Rescue NSW in case of fire, hazardous material spillage, rescue or other emergency. You should ring Triple Zero (000) for Police, Fire or Ambulance in a time of critical emergency.

How long is a firefighter radio strap?

FOUR lengths to choose from: SHORT length fits firefighters under 5’8″ tall and adjusts from 47 to 54 inches in length. Our standard length fits most firefighters up to 6’1″ tall. The strap adjusts from 51 1/2″ to 62 1/2″ in length.

What side do you wear a radio strap?

Wearing your rig (radio strap) on your left or right side is really up to you, whichever you feel more comfortable with is all that really matters. There are some wrong ways of wearing your belt however, such as outside of your bunker gear or using improper placement of the radio and antenna.

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How should a radio strap fit?

To properly measure your radio strap, you want to be wearing what you normally wear under your turnout gear. Measure from your hip, across your opposing shoulder, back down to your hip. Your “hip” placement should be wear you want to connect to your radio bucket.

How long should my radio strap be?

Strap Length

When worn with bunker pants and under the turnout coat, the radio holster itself will sit slightly back behind your hip. Typical measurements here are usually between 57″ and 64″ depending on your torso length.

Do firefighters have radios?

As such, it’s vital that all firefighters train on the use of a two-way portable radio, so they can effectively communicate on the fire and emergency scene. Training should cover everything from operational and logistical basics to how to transmit and respond to a mayday.

How do firefighters greet each other?

The commands for the company to give the salute are “Hand, SALUTE” or “Present, ARMS.” At the last sound of the word SALUTE or ARMS, all members salute in unison.