Bakersfield Fire Department Chooses RadioMobile's IQ FSAS for Fire Station Alerting
By: RadioMobile, Inc.
"It's really all about providing the best services possible to the community," said Bill Ballard, Deputy Fire Chief. "RadioMobile's IQ FSAS provides the necessary improvements in reliability and speed of transmission allowing us to reduce our response times and meet or exceed expectations of a modern fire agency."
The Bakersfield Fire Department (BFD) provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, heavy and technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, water rescue, and other life safety services around-the-clock to a growing community of over 360,000 citizens. The BFD is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rated Class 2 Fire Department, residing in the top 1.5% of fire departments nationwide. With 240 sworn, support, and reserve personnel operating from fourteen Fire Stations located throughout the city, the BFD is ready to meet challenges within the community, region, and state.
The BFD solution includes the IQ FSAS server, connected to the County's Emergency Communications Center, that provides an IP interface to the CAD and relays dispatch messages and status updates between the CAD and the fire station. Each station is equipped with a Command Desk Terminal that receives these messages and executes a customized alert sequence based upon the type of alert and each station's unique requirements. This sequence is transmitted to the Station Control Unit that controls the peripherals including lights, speakers, turnout timers, bay doors and other equipment. A rip-n-run printer immediately prints out the dispatch information including the first turns out of the station in under a second, guaranteeing that responders have the exact detail of the incident available to them as they are heading out the door. This all happens within seconds of the actual dispatch ensuring that the right people are alerted and arrive at the scene as quickly as possible.
"RadioMobile's IQ FSAS has been proven very effective in use with local counties' departments and their expertise in developing and delivering modern IP-based systems is at the top of their game," said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Cherry. "IQ FSAS offers the ability to enhance the station's responsiveness as our operational needs change and grow."
"We are happy to have Bakersfield Fire Department join our family of fire & EMS clients," says Jim Moore, CEO at RadioMobile. "With IQ FSAS, they now have a modern FSA system that can meet their needs both now and well into the future and can grow into a fully integrated mobile AVL system."
RadioMobile's IQ Fire Station Alerting System helps fire and EMS agencies meet critical response requirements by shaving valuable seconds off response times while making certain that everyone responding to a dispatch knows the exact details of the incident regardless of their location. IQ FSAS seamlessly integrates with RadioMobile's in-vehicle mobile data computers (MDCs), so supervisors and responders always know the exact location and status of emergency apparatus and personnel. For more information on RadioMobile's IQ FSAS, visit https://radiomobile.com/
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