Critical Comms vendors Tait and Affini took a holistic view of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service individual firefighters’ needs when designing their new communications solution. Small details like readily identifiable Intrinsically Safe devices and accessories work together with Edge Computing solutions to keep officers safe and connected.

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Firefighters face incredibly harsh challenges in the most hostile and punishing environments. Extreme conditions combined with the necessary safety equipment firefighters wear make it very difficult to communicate effectively. Richard Russell, Incident Ground Solution Architect at Tait Communications, has worked with fire services from around the world to develop a critical communications solution exclusively for the incident ground.

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Unified Critical Communications (UCC) is beneficial to all industries, but each industry will utilize the advantages of multi-bearer networks in ways specific to their operating environment. Continuing on with the fourth lesson of the Introduction to Unified Critical Communications course, we explore the benefits a UCC strategy can bring to fireground communications. 

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The combination of the extreme conditions of a fireground and handling the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) makes the environment for effective communications exceedingly challenging. To address these challenges, the fire rescue experts at Tait developed a communications solution that provides greater protection of firefighters, increased operational efficiency, and ease of use. Continue Reading