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discussions involved the major issues they experienced in implementing an 800 MHz

radio system and how the upgrade impacted fire and rescue operations. Each of the

interviewees has a strong background in fire service radio communications either from a

user background, a support background, or both. Each of them is a stakeholder in a fire

and rescue communications radio system.

The interviews were conducted between May 21, 2002 and June 6, 2002. The

length of time varied for each interview due to the specific area of expertise of the

interviewee. They ranged from twenty (20) minutes to ninety (90) minutes, averaging

forty-five (45) minutes overall. Eleven (11) interviews were conducted, eight (8) by

telephone and three (3) in person (Appendix E).

The purpose of the interviews was to determine how an 800 MHz radio system

should be successfully implemented into the Prince William County Department of Fire

and Rescue. The questions listed in Appendix D, along with the literature review, provide

the information necessary to determine the proper course of action. A list of

recommended strategies will be created from these results. Those recommendations will

be utilized by a committee given the task to implement the 800 MHz radio system.

Assumptions and Limitations

The literature review consisted of a number of trade magazine articles, textbooks,

technical reports, newsletters, bulletins, newspaper articles and Executive Fire Officer

research papers. It is assumed that the information described in these publications is

honest and accurate. A limiting factor is the ability of the researcher to validate the

information described due to my inexperience in my new assignment as the Public Safety

Communications Center Battalion Chief.

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