Telecommunicator Basic: Radio Communication Techniques



The content explores radio dispatch protocols and procedures. It discusses Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations, effective radio dispatching, radio equipment, and contingency planning for disaster situations. The content discusses basic dispatch techniques, radio prioritization, assignment procedures, and the use of maps in order to effectively dispatch responders to emergency and nonemergency situations. It addresses issues related to the telecommunicator's role in responder safety, situations where dispatching techniques impact the safety of responders, and steps to ensure the safety of responders. It also contains scenario-based activities that focuses on radio procedures, protocols, and discipline, as well as responder safety.


IDENTIFY FCC rules and regulations as they apply to public safety radio dispatching.

IDENTIFY effective radio dispatching guidelines.

IDENTIFY basic radio dispatch equipment.

IDENTIFY troubleshooting techniques.

IDENTIFY a need for contingency plans.

IDENTIFY basic dispatch techniques.

IDENTIFY radio prioritization.

IDENTIFY assignment procedures.

IDENTIFY use of maps and locating units.

IDENTIFY role of the telecommunicator in responder safety.

IDENTIFY situations where dispatching techniques impact the safety of responders.

IDENTIFY seven steps to safety.

IDENTIFY the new technology within telecommunications.

IDENTIFY "trunking" systems.

IDENTIFY problems with radio scanners.

IDENTIFY terminology used in radio scanning.