Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:

  • Define terms related to radio communications.

  • Label the parts of a portable radio.

  • List basic public safety radio techniques.

  • Discuss proper order of information for emergency broadcasts.

  • Explain basic procedures for emergency broadcasts.

  • Relate rules regarding public safety radio usage.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Course Information

    • Radio Communications Learning Objectives

    • Terminology Change

    • Radio Communications Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Video: New Public Safety Radio System Launched

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    Radio Terminology

    • Radio Terminology

    • Video: Mass. Still Struggling with Public Safety Radio Plan

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    Parts of a Radio

    • Parts of a Radio

    • Video: Radio Fundamentals

    • Audio: Police Emergency Button Sound

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Radio Techniques

    • Radio Communication Techniques.pdf

    • Alarm Dispatch - Example

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 6

    Broadcasts

    • Broadcasts

    • Broadcast Example

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    Emergency Traffic

    • Emergency Traffic

    • **Difficult Radio Traffic** Video: KSP Trooper Joseph Ponder Radio Traffic & Pursuit

    • Video: Mayday Call Evokes Sudden Response from Firefighter

    • Discussion Question

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 8

    Radio Rules

    • Radio Rules

    • Video: Police Experiencing Interruptions in Radio Frequencies

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Radio Communication Conclusion.pdf

    • Video: Radio Call by Armed Good Samaritan

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 10

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam - Information

    • Final Exam: Radio Communications

  • 11

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation