March 26, 2014|Press Release
GOLDEN, Colo., March 26, 2014 – Locution Systems, the provider of the PrimeAlert® fire station alerting system for Fire and EMS departments, today announced that seven U.S. cities and counties have chosen to deploy Locution Systems’ PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System. The U.S. cities and counties that have chosen to deploy Locution Systems’ powerful and comprehensive fire station alerting technology include: Memphis, Tenn.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Huber Heights, Ohio; Snohomish County, Wash. (SNOPAC 911); Collier County, Fla.; Onondaga County, New York; and Lake County, Indiana.
The City of Memphis, Tennessee has 60 fire stations, and utilizes the Tritech Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) 911 system. The City of Memphis will be deploying both of Locution System’s fire station alerting offerings: the IP network and the radio versions of Locution fire station alerting.
The Fort Smith, Arkansas Fire Department uses the PSSI CAD system, and has 11 fire stations. They will install both the IP network version and the Radio version of the Locution PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System technology. Fort Smith also will be deploying alerting technologies & devices designed to speed response times and reduce stress in their fire stations, including PrimeAlert® Night Vision Illuminators (red lighting to preserve night vision for first responders); ceiling speakers; and zoned alerting for multi-unit fire stations.
The Huber Heights, Ohio Division of Fire will install Locution Systems’ IP and Radio versions of its PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting technology. Huber Heights uses the Cisco Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) as well as the CMI CAD systems, and has eight fire stations. This is a unique installation in that it will take direction from two separate CAD systems.
Snohomish County, Washington’s regional public safety operation (SNOPAC 911) handles fire and medical 911 calls for 37 different Snohomish County jurisdictions. SNOPAC utilizes the New World Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and will use the Radio version of Locution’s Fire Station Alerting System. Locution’s Fire Station Alerting will serve approximately 60 fire stations in the SNOPAC 911 public safety network.
Collier County, Florida’s multi-agency Fire-EMS services are comprised of 10 fire agencies. Locution Systems’ PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System will be installed in 7 Collier County Fire-EMS agencies, including: East Naples, Fla.; North Naples, Fla.; Golden Gate, Fla.; Immokalee, Fla.; Marco Island, Fla.; Big Corkscrew, Fla.; and Ochopee, Fla. Collier County’s public safety organization is using the Motorola Premier 1 Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, with a total of 36 fire stations. Both IP and Radio versions of PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting will be available, and each agency will choose the technology offerings most suited to their needs.
The Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management serves the city of Syracuse, New York, plus 19 towns and 15 villages. The public safety agency uses the Intergraph Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Onondaga County will deploy the Radio version of Locution System’s Fire Station Alerting System, which will provide fire station alerting to 108 fire stations.
The Lake County, Indiana Fire Department will use Spillman Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, and will serve a 626-square-mile area. Lake County will deploy the Radio-API version of Locution Systems Fire Station Alerting System tying into the Motorola MCC7500 radio system.
“We welcome all these cities and counties to the Locution system family of fire departments being served by the PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System,” said Glenn Neal, president and founder of Locution Systems. “Locution Systems’ Fire Station Alerting System has been proven in the field since 1993, and currently is serving and protecting more than 32 million people throughout North America,” he said. “The powerful technologies available through our fire station alerting system will help all these Fire-EMS departments achieve faster response times, and reduce stress for dispatchers and first responders.”
Founded in 1993, Locution Systems, Inc. offers the PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System. The PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System from Locution Systems is a comprehensive and modular suite of fire station alerting technologies for fire and EMS departments including: automated voice alerting (two voice options available + IP network and radio options available); fire station lighting systems and visual alerting devices and displays; zoned station alerting for multi-unit fire stations; fire station mechanical control technologies for automated control of apparatus bay doors, traffic signals, gates, and shut-off of gas stoves at fire stations; and fire station sound systems. Locution Systems’ PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System integrates with standard Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) systems operating in most 911 communication centers. Locution Systems’ fire station alerting system is being used in many cities and counties throughout North America, and has been proven to speed response times to medical emergencies and fires, reduce stress for 911 dispatchers, reduce stress and sleep deprivation for first responders; and reduce 911 call stacking during times of high 911 call volume. The PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System from Locution Systems is currently serving and protecting more than 32 million people in communities throughout North America. Locution Systems can be reached at (303) 301-7300, or www.locution.com.
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