Hampshire Firefighters Armed with MOTOTRBO Portable Radios

For safety purposes, quick response is essential. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have realized that, and decided to use latest technology to enhance their daily operations. Result? Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Radiocoms will be deploying one thousand MOTOTRBO DP4601e portable radios across Hampshire, enabling facilities such as push-to-talk instantaneous communication, integrated accelerometers for man-down protection, enhanced audio quality, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Altogether, the agreement is expected to improve communication and safety of Hampshire fire staff, both on the frontline and in-vehicle.

Integrated Communication System Perfect for Hazardous Environment

The recent agreement will armor Hampshire fire department’s command support vehicles with WAVE 5000 Mobile Communicator service, providing reliable accessibility to Airwave network, besides Hampshire’s own DMR talk group. This added network will help in real-time communication during difficult circumstances. Currently, there are about 1,800 staff serving the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, who operate in-building, in-vehicle, and on the frontline to provide fire service to 1.8 million citizens of Hampshire.

The integrated communication system will be particularly beneficial for the frontline firefighters while entering hazardous situations. MOTOTRBO radios feature the highest rating on ATEX/IEC Ex gas explosion group, and are ideally suited for environments with loud noise, rough weather, gas leaks, explosives, combustible dust, and flammable hydrocarbons.

As per Peter Clarke, the station manager operational technologies, says that protection of Hampshire residents is of paramount importance, and that is why they have chosen to upgrade their communication equipment with an advanced digital system. This development also marks 10th anniversary of Motorola Solution’s MOTOTRBO Professional Digital Two-Way Radio System.

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