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A New Standard for Firefighter Radios: What Does it Mean for Your Department?

Joe Namm  (Principal Staff Software Engineer, Motorola Solutions)

Don Griffis  (Principal Product Manager, L3 Harris Technologies)

Ken Rehbehn  (Contributing Principal Analyst, Omdia, CritComm Insights)

Jose L. Velo  (Deputy Chief of Administration, San Francisco Fire Department)

Bob Athanas  (Retired FDNY, Rescue 3, Chairman, NFPA Electronic Safety Equipment Committee)

Location: W228

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Track: LMR

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

A new standard for two-way radios used in the hazard zone is now here with the release of NFPA 1802 - but how different is this standard from the specs of the devices you're using today? What does the release of this standard mean for your agency and how might adopting compliant technology impact your fellow firefighters? In this session, get the essential facts about the NFPA 1802 standard for fire ground radios and understand what the standard truly means for your department and firefighter safety. Learn about the key criteria for NFPA 1802 compliant technology and how these differ from the specs of radios commonly-found on the market today. Furthermore, Uncover common misconceptions regarding the standard and understand important considerations when deciding to implement compliant technology.