RADIO LOG PROCEDURES

J. Marshall, 2009
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Intro
Abbreviations
Examples
Practice scenarios
Debrief
1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief

Intro
• Reducing operator stress increases efficiency in
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1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief

Abbreviations
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Example 1: Sheet Titles/Radio Checks
LOG

TASK #

RECORD COM...
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Example 2: Sheet Titles/Sit Rep
LOG

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RECORD COMMS & ...
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Example 3: Instructions to team
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Example 4: Team asks for info
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Practice Scenario 1

Practice Scenario 2

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Debrief/Review
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A lesson about how to maintain a communications log for the Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue organization, British Columbia, Canada.

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    1. 1. RADIO LOG PROCEDURES J. Marshall, 2009
    2. 2. Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Intro Abbreviations Examples Practice scenarios Debrief
    3. 3. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Intro • Reducing operator stress increases efficiency in busy times • Effective recording reduces “say again” • Gives accurate on-going operational info for managers • Record for after-action debrief/lessons learned • Legal record
    4. 4. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Abbreviations • Increase your notation speed • Use a legend if abbreviating (MAKE SURE A COPY IS ATTACHED TO THE LOG SO OTHERS CAN UNDERSTAND) • Don’t over-use them • Unique tasks will require special abbreviations (MAKE SURE YOU RECORD THEM)
    5. 5. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Legend • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SC SC8 SM TL RTL RT S S1 S2 ____ GR R/C veh RV FA loc tpt ____ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Sunshine Command Sunshine 08 Search Manager Team Leader Rope Team Leader Rope Team Subject (if single subject search) Subject 1, Subject 2 ______________________ grid reference radio check (✔ = 5/5; or, describe) vehicle rendezvous first aid location transport ______________________ P E O P L E T E R M S
    6. 6. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Example 1: Sheet Titles/Radio Checks LOG TASK # RECORD COMMS & MAJOR EVENTS FOR OP. PERIOD # RADIO OP. (OPERATIONS): FOR PERIOD: ______________ TO: TASK NAME: LOG KEEPER: CALLSIGN: STATION TIME STN. CALLED THIS IS 08:00 SC 2 SC R/C ✔ “ SC 5 SC R/C loud/broken; SC 5 moving to high ground “ SC SC RT R/C ✔ 08:04 SC SC 5 R/C ✔ Page _____ of ______ SUBJECT ICS 309
    7. 7. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Example 2: Sheet Titles/Sit Rep LOG TASK # RECORD COMMS & MAJOR EVENTS FOR OP. PERIOD # RADIO OP. (OPERATIONS): FOR PERIOD: ______________ TO: TASK NAME: LOG KEEPER: CALLSIGN: STATION TIME STN. CALLED THIS IS SUBJECT 09:10 SC 2 SC “ SC SC 14 09:11 SC 2 SC Confirmed they have O2 “ SC 14 SC Passed info re O2 09:21 SC SC 2 Sit Rep: moving to trailhead; ETA 10 min Does SC 2 have O2 in their heavy FA? SC 2 met SC 14 at trailhead; both continuing together. Page _____ of ______ ICS 309
    8. 8. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Example 3: Instructions to team TIME STN. CALLED THIS IS 15:42 SC 11 SC Move to GR123456 to RV with SC RopeTm “ SC 8 SC Move “ “ SC SC RT 15:43 SC 08 SC “ SC SC 11 Have SC 8 bring water – SC 11 is low “ SC 8 SC Confirm’d SC 8 heard req from Sc 11 15:52 SC SC 8 Have water and gear and moving to RT site SC 8 SC Confirm’d SC 08 had blue and red rope bag 15:55 SC SC 11 Arr at RT site – assisting with set-up 16:04 SC SC 08 Arr at RT site – request instructions Page _____ of ______ SUBJECT “ “ “ Req more rope – suggest SC 8 bring it. Rtn to SC to get gear for RT ICS 309
    9. 9. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Example 4: Team asks for info TIME STN. CALLED THIS IS SUBJECT 02:32 SC SC 14 02:33 RCMP SC telecon – helicopter avail at first light “ SC 14 SC Heli avail at first light 02:34 SC SC 14 “ RCMP SC Is helicopter avail to extract S out Req info on heli specs/rig = = Standby, Standby, out telecon - info on heli: Talon - AStar 350 B with long line/net 02:36 SC 14 “ SC Page _____ of ______ SC SC 14 Passed specs on heli; told first light approx 05:30 Standing by until first light – tm in good shape ICS 309
    10. 10. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Practice Scenario 1 Practice Scenario 2 Create a scenario similar to the training day at Frenchman’s Cove. After a short fall, a hiker is injured on the rocks near the beach. Unit 12 of RCMSAR will assist. You must deploy teams to find subject and his friend who is above subject and has cell phone comms. Sunshine Command is located in the parking lot at the park trailhead. A father has a suspected leg fracture after falling on slippery rock on a family walk in Cliff Gilker Park. His wife has called 911, but is unsure of her location. The RCMP has requested assistance. BC Ambulance and RCMP are standing by at the parking lot with Sunshine Command.
    11. 11. 1. Intro 2. Abbreviations 3. Examples 4. Practice 5. Debrief Debrief/Review
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