Communication Duty Officer

The scope of operations of the Communications Duty Officer (CDO) is national and international in nature. The CDO maintains the capability to respond with frequencies, equipment, and personnel to any type of natural or man-made incident regardless of the agency involved (all risk). The CDO coordinates frequencies with the USDA Forest Service, Department of the Interior, and Federal Aviation Administration Frequency Managers. Priorities for response are established by the NIICD Division Chief based on direction from the National Interagency Fire Center's Governing Board and in coordination with National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC). Non-emergency support includes providing temporary frequencies & coordination to the field. 

The CDO has the responsibility to maintain and ensure that correct policies or procedures are incorporated into the field operational guide, the National Interagency Mobilization Guide, and National Incident Radio Support Cache User's Guide. 

CDO needs this information when a COML arrives at a fire: 

  1. Name of COML, COMT, Fire  
  2. Telephone Numbers  
  3. Cell Phone Numbers  
  4. Repeater Sites: Mountain Top Name, Lat/Long, Elevation, System Number  
  5. Copies of ICS-205 and ICS-220 

NIICD can run a "RF" profile for your Repeater site on request. 

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