Incident Command Vehicle Communications
Small Incident Command Vehicle (Battalion Chief Vehicles)
Communication is the most important aspect of a mobile command unit. Regardless of the event size, the incident commander needs to be in control of their communication devices to be in control of any situation. Whatever your department's specific needs may be, Setcom has the wireless intercom system solution for your special emergency response units needed at major incidents. Setcom's wireless intercom systems offer seamless integration of up to three mobile radios. Portable radios and cell phones can easily be added to form the most complete system available anywhere. With Setcom's products, the incident commander can simultaneously monitor dispatch / command channels along with the fire ground / tactical channel.
Wireless System 950 Select features:
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- Fire Wireless Headset - The Liberator wireless headset is a command center on your head that communicates with 2 mobile radios, a portable radio, and a cell phone.
- Modular system accommodates up to three radios and ten crewmembers.
- Repairable parts decrease the lifetime cost of ownership and fast repair turnaround decreases downtime.
- Interconnect cables incorporate a shield on the microphone line and on the overall cable to prevent RF and EM interference.
- "Instant On" - No need to turn the headset on and off. Advanced motion sensor technology has been integrated into the Liberator Headset. Headset shuts down after 15 minutes of inactivity and will automatically turn back on when the user grabs the headset.
- Cell Phone Integration - Most Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones and other audio devices can be used directly with the Liberator Headset.
- Up to 30 hours of continuous talk time allows for more uses with fewer charges.
- Portable Radio Integration - the PRAC allows the firefighter to simultaneously communicate over 2 radio channels.
Large Incident Command Vehicles (Mobile Command Units)
Massive scale incidents involving cooperating agencies require a communication system that can accommodate multiple radios and vehicles. Enter Setcom's System 1600 for incident command units. This system has the capability of handling up to six radios at once. With full-duplex intercom and radio transmit for up to four crewmembers, the System 1600 is in a class of its own. Toggle switches for both radio and intercom are included to mute, monitor, and transmit, depending on the needs of the user for the application.
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- System 1600 provides full-duplex intercom among crewmembers and simultaneous radio transmit on six radios.
- System supports up to four radio transmit stations.
- Radio transmit stations include separate on-off switches and volume controls for each radio (six in total) as well as a separate volume control for the intercom.
- Radio transmit stations include six three-position control toggles, one for each radio. The control toggles can be locked up to turn off the audio from a given radio, locked center to monitor a radio, and held down momentarily to transmit over a radio (push-to-talk).
- Radio transmit stations also include a three-position intercom toggle, locking in all positions: up for audio-off, center for listen-only, and down for full-duplex.
Other Systems to Consider for Incident Command Vehicles:
Other Apparatus Configurations:
- System 1300: Ideal for command vehicles that have two radios for multiple operators. The only split audio intercom system on the market. Example System Diagram: Click here
- System 900SP: For fire departments whose budgets are constrained, this single person system gives the command application another option for multiple radio selection. Example System Diagram: Click here