In regard to your questions. 1. We have a county wide dedicated RIC channel (TAC 55). In the event of a RIC deployment, all crews not attached to the RIC operation will switch to TAC 55 and the RIC operation will stay on the originally assigned channel. The logic behind this is that the disabled firefighters may be unable to switch their radios over.
2. See #1.
3. For all working fires, we receive two BC's. One is the IC and the second is a safety officer who in the event of a RIC deployment will assume the role of RIC Group supervisor.
4. Thankfully we have not had a RIC deployment in our county.
Our countywide RIC program is based on the curriculum taught and NGLB "No one gets left behind" classes. It is fantqastic and theses guys have taught all over North America. I would be happy to pass on any info or talk with you about it. Please feel free to contact me. Most of our county info is available online as well.