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Samuel Villani, III's Blog – May 2015 Archive (1)

Turning a CAN into a CANOE

The CAN (Conditions Actions Needs) report has become a pretty normal thing to hear on fire radios, especially when a division or group are providing a return (update) to Command when asked (hence the return- a return transmission to a request from da boss). 

I've added a O and E to CAN (making my CANOE) to provide information my IC is going to ask me for as that division or group supervisor. The O is for occupant status and the E is for extension.

The "trust but verify"…


Added by Samuel Villani, III on May 11, 2015 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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