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NEMA Communications Group Response Expectations

Communications Group Volunteer Requirements

The requirements to be in the Communications Group are the same as the overall NEMA requirements, with the following modifications.

  • Be able to respond to Naperville Fire Station 7 or Naperville Water Service Center within 40 minutes after being notified.
  • Be able to effectively communicate, in both written and verbal form, using standard American English, in stressful conditions.
  • Be capable of carrying, for some distance, 15 pounds (radio, clip board, antenna, supplies etc.) over uneven terrain in marginal lighting conditions.

Communications Group Work Conditions

Communications Group working conditions will be either indoors or sheltered outdoor conditions. It is not envisioned that any special or protective clothing or equipment will be needed.


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