The PURVIS Fire Station Alerting System™ is installed throughout Charleston County, South Carolina.
At each of the County’s two dispatch locations, the station alerting solution consists of an interface to the County’s Central Square Computer Aided Dispatch system, data and audio interfaces to the County’s radio network, a Central Server (located in each facility for geographic redundancy) and FSAS Dispatch/Management Software for system monitoring, reporting, configuration, and manual alerting if needed.
Equipment installed in each fire station (75+ stations in total) consists of a Station Control Unit with a touch screen display, speakers, an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and a Radio Interface. Audio zones provide the County the ability to alert by zone and ramped audio and day/night audio controls provide greater flexibility in how alerts are delivered within the station.
The project included the hardware, software, installation, training and engineering services necessary to implement a fully-functional, automated system. Deployment of the system entails the County’s Consolidated 911 Center, the Backup Consolidated Dispatch Center, 75+ fire stations, and a testing/training room.
Communications have been tailored to the County’s unique situation. The FSAS is transmitting automated alerts to fire stations over the County’s IP and cellular networks. Automated Text-To-Speech (TTS) audio announcements are being broadcast on multiple radio channels to deliver announcements to handheld radios in the field and to each fire station for alert redundancy. Additionally, dispatch alerts and system trouble notices are automatically being sent to designated personnel via e-mail.
The PURVIS Fire Station Alerting System™ is engineered to meet the exact needs of your organization, providing first responders with the information needed to do their jobs safer and faster.?