Wondering how you can enhance the efficiency of the local fire station you manage? Here are three things you can invest in to optimize efficiency, to ensure that your station always runs smoothly, and to make sure that your crew stays safe while they work:
1. Smart Doors
With smart doors installed, you can rest assured that your firefighters are able to get out the door in an emergency safely, quickly, and efficiently. Both garage and walk-through smart doors can be installed in your fire station to provide benefits such as:
the ability to schedule locking and unlocking times for all the doors for any given time night or day.
the opportunity to program any door to automatically close and lock after a crew leaves to handle a fire emergency.
the ability to monitor the vicinity of the doors from a laptop or smartphone from anywhere as long as sensors are installed.
Many smart door systems can be programmed on a daily, weekly, or permanent basis depending on what your fire station's particular needs are.
2. A Hose Drying Rack
Instead of hanging your fire hoses against the wall where it's hard for them to dry and stay that way, consider investing in a hose drying and storage rack. These racks are typically made of heavy duty metals and can hold several hundred feet worth of hoses at the same time. Their open air design allows hoses to dry quickly and naturally so they stay in good shape and require fewer repairs and replacements throughout the years. Optimize space and minimize clutter in your fire station by investing in a rack that provides room for air drying and storing fire suits too.
An Explorer MSAT G3
An Explorer MSAT G3 system will offer a variety of benefits for you and your fire crew to take advantage of. It's a push-to-talk system that will provide your crew with radio-based communications supported by satellite, 3G, LTE, and even LAN programs. The handover of voice calls is seamless, and the crew can utilize Bluetooth or Wi-Fi while communicating with each other or the command office.
The Explorer MSAT G3 system can be easily installed just like a LMR system and will handle up to two independent communication network connections at the same time. Essentially, an Explorer MSAT G3 system will allow you and your crew to communicate in real-time during an emergency situation so nothing important is overlooked and no mistakes are made.