One of the most important tools for all first responders is their communications device. Clear and intelligible communication is essential. Motorola is one of many communication manufacturers working with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to identify, test and track to mitigate background noise. Motorola has met with hundreds of fire fighters throughout the nation to understand their challenges and respond with products that meet their specific needs.
Below is a link to a video on best practices for eliminating and minimizing background noise whether using analog or digital, portable or mobile radios. A great training tool for all first responder agencies.