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Channel sharing

Subject to the local chief fire officer’s approval, non-local authority fire services are permitted to use at-incident channels to allow tactical interoperability at incidents and for training. The chief fire officer must be satisfied that radio interoperability will improve operational effectiveness or personnel safety at incidents and that adequate arrangements exist to prevent the misuse of radio channels. Any use is restricted to incidents involving local authority fire and rescue services and is restricted to the permitted user, who must comply with the terms of the licence. Such organisations include:

  • Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation
  • Airport fire services
  • Works fire services