Firefighter resistance to digital radios

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In my opinion, firefighters going into a burning building deserve the most reliable radio communications that money can buy. However, this problem of digital radio vocoders seems so easy to solve...Don't use digital for Fireground.

It seems to me that fire departmetns could use trunked digital talkgroups for dispatch, staging, and logisitics, but set the system up with a handful of non-trunked simplex analog channels for Fireground. If 800MHz simplex won't cover the scene, put repeaters on the engines or battalion chief buggies.

Is there an NFPA document that discusses preferred Fireground communications methods?
 
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