Across the country, Fire and Rescue Services continue to play a crucial role in mitigating the risk from fire and other emergencies, in parallel with the responsibility they take for the health, safety and welfare of their employees.
As Fire and Rescue Authorities protect millions of residents and visitors across the country and even across county and country boundaries, they continue to deliver against their purpose outlined in the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.
However, the increasing number, scale and complexity of incidents places greater demands on Fire and Rescue Services, including higher levels of multi-agency working, against the backdrop of having constrained resources.
In identifying, managing and sharing risk information, Fire and Rescue Services also have the challenge of ensuring information shared is relevant, timely and accurate – further stressing the importance of communication.
After all, Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency responders need to be able to resolve operational incidents safely and efficiently – their two-way radio is critical in helping them to achieve this, so it needs to be able to stand up to the test of the hazardous environments and rugged challenges firefighters face.
Not only that, the two-way radio should enhance safety to firefighters through simplicity, clarity and functionality so that the firefighters’ focus isn’t blurred by technology.
Let’s not forget that analogue radio systems provide a critical platform for the Fire and Rescue Services enabling real-time collaboration and communication via voice in any location and in the most challenging environments. But…
…analogue is an ageing technology in a world of growing complexity and reliance on information sharing – does it allow firefighters to excel in their roles?
Legacy analogue radios have been relied on for many years, but the advanced functionality of newer digital systems can further boost performance and safety.
The effective arrangements for gathering risk information and making it readily available to crews or other agencies relies on effective communications to enhance safety and deal with the incident efficiently and effectively.
Whether firefighters are amongst wailing sirens, crackling flames or the noise of machinery, MOTOTRBO digital radio systems utilize advanced processing algorithms with automatic error correction to reduce background noise levels and ensure clear incident ground communications even in these extreme conditions.
In addition, the stronger coverage digital radios offer means that they perform better even at the far edges of coverage. MOTOTRBO digital radios are able to utilize built-in error correction to eliminate static, background noise, and voice distortion that would usually occur with analogue radios when they reach the limits of coverage.
When you’re close to the end of a shift and you get called out to a large incident, your focus is on safety. While battery life is a challenge for all mobile devices, digital technology is much more efficient. MOTOTRBO digital radios provide up to 40% longer battery life allowing users the ability to communicate for longer without needing to recharge.
As well as two-way radio communications being a major lifeline, MOTOTRBO digital radios also enhance safety through built-in features such as man-down and geolocation, and there are even ATEX-certified models available to support firefighters as they battle through hazardous environments – whether it’s noise, rough weather or even dangerous conditions including combustible dust, explosive chemicals, gas leaks and highly flammable hydrocarbons.
MOTOTRBO digital radios enable superior fireground communication in these most difficult or hazardous conditions. The accelerated life testing all Motorola Solutions two-way radios go through ensures that the radios exceed quality expectations to leave users confident that their radio is firefighter-proof.
It’s this comprehensive quality testing MOTOTRBO digital radios go through that helps secure your investment in rugged and quality devices.
MOTOTRBO digital radios boost the performance and efficiency of your radio communications, they enhance safety and enable you to transform mission critical operations.
If you’re ready for digital and the enhanced safety and performance it can bring to your organization, explore the MOTOTRBO™ DP4000e Digital Portable Two-Way Radio Series and MOTOTRBO™ DP4000 Ex Digital Radio Series ATEX radios