The County of Los Angeles Fire Department provides fire protection and life safety services to more than 4 million residents in Los Angeles County, California. Nearly 100 dispatchers answer 911 calls and dispatch units to approximately 400,000 incidents annually. Continue Reading
The combination of the extreme conditions of a fireground and handling the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) makes the environment for effective communications exceedingly challenging. To address these challenges, the fire rescue experts at Tait developed a communications solution that provides greater protection of firefighters, increased operational efficiency, and ease of use. Continue Reading
The Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association is a regional Fire and EMS Dispatch Centre in Laconia, New Hampshire, USA. They have selected a Tait solution to enhance the reliability and efficiency of their communications – an US$860,000 project taking place this year.
Tait is proud to support Fire and Emergency response teams all over the world. These everyday heroes risk their lives to keep their communities safe and secure. In this video, a range of our Fire and Emergency clients describe in their own words the impact Tait critical communications networks have on their operations.
The Boxborough Police and Fire Departments look after the City of Boxborough, a small town of about 5,000 people in Massachusetts, USA. They provide 24/7 police and fire coverage with the Police Force providing 13 full-time officers, and the Fire Department 29 firefighters.
On 23 May 2015, undeterred by driving rain and chilling Auckland temperatures, a team of Tait Tough employees showcased their support for fire services and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) at the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.
Now in its 11th year, the Stair Challenge invites firefighters from around the world to raise funds and awareness for LBC by racing up 51 floors (all 1,103 steps) of the Sky Tower wearing full firefighting kit weighing 25kg.
LBC is New Zealand’s national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with blood cancers like leukaemia and related blood conditions.
Watch the overview video from the event
It doesn’t always take a lot of money to make a big difference in your fire departments communications efficiency. Here are some simple ways to maximize the investment you are already committed to, without breaking the bank.
1) Add some color
An easy way to improve the safety of firefighters is to use high visibility, colored radios that are available from leading P25 digital radio manufacturers.
Brightly colored radios are more visible in dark or smoky conditions. If a hi-visibility green radio is dropped, it can be much more quickly seen... Continue Reading
If you’re involved in managing incidents and emergencies, you’ll know all too well the plethora of things you have to remember to do every time, at every event.
To assist you in managing these incidents, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), in association with Tait, has developed a valuable support app that covers all Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS-4) roles and their functions, and... Continue Reading