There are many tools that are crucial for a firefighter to do their duty effectively. There is, of course, the flame-retardant suit, the mask, the truck, and the hose to connect to the nearest hydrant to put out the fire and save lives. But one of the most important tools in a firefighter’s arsenal is a means of communication.
At Metropolitan Communications, we’re happy to assist firefighters all throughout Chester County, Bucks County, Delaware County, and the Philadelphia area. Keep reading to see how we can help your fire department with wireless communications and two-way radios.
Assisting Firefighters with BDA Solutions
Bi-Directional Amplifiers are important, whether you’re in the affected building or on the ground, because they ensure a steady flow of communications. Our BDA solutions will help you boost signals through all your wireless communications, which can be extremely helpful in emergency situations.
Whether it’s a tall concrete building or there are people trapped in the basement, BDAs will ensure that each firefighter will remain in constant contact no matter where they are. BDAs will boost wireless signals through tough “dead zone” areas, so not only can communication remain strong, but team members can effectively communicate with the truck and other fighters throughout the building to work together to tackle the fire.
BDA solutions will allow you to communicate with team members on the top floor to provide consistent updates about the location and intensity of the fire. That way, team members can plan safe routes out of the building once they rescue anyone trapped inside.
Setting up BDA systems for your fire department and your trucks requires professional expertise. That’s why we’re here to help you along the way. On top of selecting the right BDA based on your department’s needs, we’ll also walk you through the connectivity network so you can pre-empt potential issue.
Telecommunications for Fire Departments
Being able to contact the fire department throughout Gloucester, NJ; New Castle County, DE; and Camden County, NJ, is crucial for citizens of these communities. Whether they smell smoke or see flames in a home or apartment building, they rely on their local fire house to have a strong phone network where they can reach out to report an emergency. Reliable communication also allows other departments to work together to tackle a major issue in the community.
Having a telecommunications system installed in your firehouse can be helpful when it comes to getting reports of fires occurring in the community, and it’s important for your team members to communicate with friends and family during downtime on a lengthy shift. The long hours can get lonely for firefighters, so having multiple phone lines can be a major benefit.
When it comes to setting up your phone systems or installing a new phone network, you’ll want experienced professionals for the task. That’s where we come in, to assist you along the way with your communications needs. The Metropolitan Communications team can assist with the installation of your phone network. We can help set-up and instruct you on:
- Digital Recording Systems
- Call Routing
- Records Management
- Management Information Systems
Two-Way Radio Systems for Firefighters
Of all the various form of communications for emergency responders, two-way radios are not only the most common, but probably the most effective. This back-and-forth style of communication is necessary when walking into a serious situation like a fire.
Walking into a burning building can be disorienting, with the smoky haze obstructing the views, the heat that’s building, and the anxiety of stepping further in to find anyone trapped. But when there’s a two-way radio, it can help firefighters find their way through the building, as well as stay in constant contact with members on the ground to let them know what areas to avoid in the building.
Since there are plenty of different two-way radios and communicators, you may need help choosing the right one and setting up your channels. Our telecommunications technicians are here to help you choose the right two-way radio system, and design your network, so you’ll have everything you need.
Two-way communicators are vital in emergency situations. When a fire intensifies and every second counts, your network of radios designed to enable constant contact will allow your department to work together to resolve the situation as soon as possible.
24/7 Telecommunications Service & Maintenance
Since your Philadelphia-area fire department is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so are we! Communication is a huge aspect of working with the fire department, so if an issue arises, there’s a loss of communication, or if a network crashes, we’re here to help you regain communications.
We have a collective 60 years of experience with communications, BDA solutions, telecommunications systems, and even two-way radios. Our team members have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to design radio systems, networks, and even set up telecommunications systems.
If you lose communications with any of our solutions, we’ll hop right on the issue. We offer 24/7 service and maintenance. Whether you need us to come to you on-site to troubleshoot, talk you through directions to reconfigure the system, or if you need actual repairs, we’ll be there to make sure that you have steady communications that work so you can continue serving the community.
Learn More About Our Telecommunications Services Today
Are you looking for BDA solutions, telecommunications, or two-way radio systems? At Metropolitan Communications, we’re here and proud to provide telecommunications services for fire fighters, fire houses, and fire departments all throughout Southeastern PA as well as New Castle County, DE; Camden County, NJ; and Gloucester, NJ.
Get started by requesting a quote for wireless communication solutions you can count on.