ACTIVATING STATION UNITS

 

Highlights

  • Myriad of station devices can be activated
  • Utilization/Modernization of legacy devices
  • Zone control for isolating specific units from certain alert types
  • Ability to ramp alert intensity for sleeping first responders
  • Station can acknowledge alert back to Dispatch

Supports Both New and Existing Systems

The PURVIS FSAS is a modern system that offers innovation in fire station communications delivered in a highly available, and easily managed format.  And, consistent with PURVIS’ general business model, it can be integrated in a modular fashion into legacy environments where specific, existing communication systems or legacy station devices need to be embraced as part of the final solution.

What happens when the communications hit the Fire Station? The text-to-speech verbalization of the incident information is broadcast to station loud speakers.

Incident data is delivered to a variety of station devices – including rip and run printers, colored light towers, and LCD or LED display panels that provide the details of who should respond to the emergency, where the incident is occurring, and what is the nature of the incident.  Adding data to the alert process, improves clarity of the information and gives first responders, via the rip and run printer, a printed notification they can take with them.

Operational Summary

Station devices are controlled and activated by the PURVIS Station Control Unit.  It is connected back to dispatch via the PURVIS Central Server, and enables the control of a wide range of audio and visual station devices, as well as specific sensors and appliances. For example, the turnout timer may be activated and then automatically stopped when a motion sensor detects the apparatus leaving the drive bay.  Device control further helps station personnel manage the entire response process by illuminating egress lighting in sleeping quarters, opening garage bay doors, automatically shutting off kitchen stoves, controlling exterior lights and more.

PURVIS customers also have the option of installing a camera at the front door of the fire station along with 2-way audio communications.  This provides a video and audio feed not only to the interior of the station, but also to the communications/dispatch center.  Any visitor to the fire station can get immediate assistance, either from station personnel who can receive a “visual” on the caller before answering the door, or from the dispatch center if station personnel may be away or unavailable.

Zone Management

Because the PURVIS Fire Station Alerting System is designed with input from firefighters, it is highly sensitive to the needs of firefighters and other first responders.  Ambient noise sensors automatically adjust incoming alerts to the optimal volume for comfort.  Zoning options allow for alerting by unit, incident, or code type to ensure only those who need to be alerted are.  And heart-friendly configurations, such as ramped audio and night-vision lighting capabilities protect sleeping fire personnel by reducing the startling effect of a full strength audio or visual alert.