Motorola's Fireground Communication System utilizes the XTS 5000 portable two-way radio to identify each person on the fire scene. A laptop computer or other data terminal can then be used to display the IDs and names of the firefighters on the scene, as well as the part of the Incident Command structure to which each firefighter is assigned.
Features and Benefits
Personnel Accountability Identifies and monitors the working assignments of all resources on scene. ID information can be configured to display name, riding position and sector assignment on the incident command terminal.
Evacuation Tone An integrated evacuation feature allows the incident commander to wirelessly transmit an evacuation signal to all XTS 5000 radios on the scene.
Emergency Indication When a critical situation arises, the emergency button on the radio activates an alarm on the incident comment terminal, signaling that someone is in trouble.
Channel Announcement Informs the emergency responder which channel or sector assignment the radio user has selected for voice communications and accountability designation.
Battery Status Indicator Enables the incident commander to visually see on the command terminal the battery strength of each firefighter's XTS 5000 and whether the battery should be replaced.
Polling The Fireground application has the ability to automatically or manually send a poll message to XTS 5000 units to provide the Incident Commander with a constant update with each firefighter's radio ID, sector information, and battery capacity.
Incident commanders today face an onslaught of information that most accountability solutions don't adequately organize. We worked with members of the fire service to address the shortcomings and designed an integrated solutions that provides a cohesive report and improves firefighter safety.