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"One Armed Bandit..."

"The invention of the remote microphone with incorporated speakers dramatically helped firefighters hear fireground audio...If your radio requires you to hold it in your hands and then put up to your ear to listen and to your mouth to transmit, is that really an effective use of your hands? Older style handheld radios might work for the chief in the street...but it is absolutely going to slow down every operation that you conduct..." (Pg 243).

We need to maximize the use of our hands at residential fires... whether its conducting searches, carrying and using tools, or stretching and operating the hoseline. If you have to hold your vital communication device in one of those hands... you will be fighting this fire as a 'one armed bandit'. 

While communication devices come in many shapes, sizes and with different bells and whistles... a remote mic is a must. The remote mic can allow you to maximize the use of your hands for fire operations.

25 To Survive - Reducing Residential Injury and LODD

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