Roanoke Fire Dept. completes dispatch upgrade

The automated dispatching system is now in all 16 of the city's fire stations


 

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ROANOKE, Va. — Locution Systems, Inc., which offers the CADVoice fire station alerting and automated 911 dispatching system for fire and EMS departments, and the City of Roanoke, Va. said that deployment of Locution Systems' CADVoice fire station alerting and automated dispatching system has been completed for all 16 fire stations operated by Roanoke.

According to a release, Locution Systems' CADVoice fire station alerting and automated dispatching system will be running in Roanoke's 16 fire stations, as well as over the radio system. The company said Roanoke also implemented specific fire station alerting technologies in the fire stations to speed up response times, including unit status indicator devices (which provide color-coded, at-a-glance information about which fire-EMS unit is being dispatched for an emergency), and LED reader boards which are programmed to display unit status (whether a fire-EMS unit is available in quarters, on a call, etc.), and dispatch information as 911 calls come through specific stations.

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