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provide fire protection, emergency medical services, technical rescue, public education

and hazardous materials response. There are four new stations identified to be built

within the next five years and 105 additional career personnel are projected to be in the

five-year staffing plan (Prince William County Office of Executive Management, 2002).

As the population increases, the service demand will increase. Both an increased

incident call volume and increased number of Fire Department personnel will increase

the amount of radio transmissions. It is mission-critical that the future providers of

emergency services have a reliable radio system that will support them in carrying out

their mission of providing the highest level of service to the citizens in the most efficient

and safest way possible.

This applied research project was performed to contribute to the existing body of

knowledge within the fire and rescue profession, to research a major problem currently

under review by the author’s department, and to fulfill the requirements of the National

Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. The topic of this research relates to the

Advanced Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services in that contemporary EMS

systems and their personnel rely as heavily on their communications systems as they do

any other resource available to them. Effective communication networks provide: access

to the EMS system, dispatch of EMS and other public safety agencies, coordination

among EMS and other public safety agencies, access to medical direction,

communications to and between emergency health care facilities, communications

between EMS and other health care providers, and outlets for disseminating information

to the public (Delbridge & Paris, 1994, p. 245-261).

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