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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" zeitgeist that has taken over Incident Command is alive and well where I do my J-O-B. Which means that if I don't give it, they will ask me for it.

And that's how you turn a CAN into a CANOE.

Make your CAN into a CANOE and give your boss a break. 

-Sam (Canoe Enthusiast) 

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