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Studies, Reports & Papers

This page is a repository of links and documents to studies, reports and papers concerning two-way radio usage, especially in the public safety sector.

pdficon.pngPortable Radio Placement IDLH.pdf

Study, testing report and recommendations by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, VA regarding portable radio placement while wearing turnouts during structural firefighting.


pdficon.pngSan Francisco Fire Dept LODD Safety Investigation Report.pdf

Safety investigation report regarding LODD of 2 San Francisco FD Firefighters in 2011. During this incident, both victims portable radios experienced failures including constant transmit (Open mic) due to thermal damage. This condition caused disruption in fireground communications and may have affected rescue operations. Radio specific information begins on page 93.