ABSTRACT

Plain Language Guide: Making the Transition from Ten Codes to Plain Language   [open pdf - 7MB]

"This brochure outlines an approach for emergency response agencies, localities, and states to replace coded language radio transmissions with plain language. This brochure includes: 1. Reasons to adopt plain language 2. Processes to make plain language a reality 3. Resources for transitioning to plain language. For emergency response agencies to become fully interoperable, it is important to understand the level of effort, resources, and key actions required to transition to plain language while continuing to meet individual agency needs. Although at times the information in this brochure may seem broad, this approach is intentional -- a successful transition can only occur after partnerships are formed among various emergency response agencies and levels of government. Plain language for radio communications is a key component of interoperability -- agencies can only begin to work together if they are all speaking the same language."

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Date:
2008
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
SafeCom: http://www.safecomprogram.gov/
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pdf
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