What is an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System?

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When an emergency happens in your building or on your campus, it is vital that you are prepared. It is becoming increasingly common for buildings to have an emergency response plan. In order to be effective, these plans rely on clear and quick communication with and between first responders. You can enable that communication with an emergency responder radio communication system (ERRCS). In this article, we explain what an ERRCS is and why your building or campus needs one.

How Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems Work

Sometimes referred to as “public safety DAS”, an ERRCS uses a series of antennas and boosters to relay cell signals inside and outside of a building. This type of DAS systems is specially designed to boost signal for first responder radio communication devices. When first responders arrive, they can stay in communication with their team if the building is equipped with an ERRCS.

Reasons to Install Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems

An emergency could strike your building or campus at any time. A fire could threaten your high-rise office building. An armed robber could walk into your bank. A regular school day could turn into an active shooter scenario. Whatever the emergency, first responders must be able to communicate in order to keep every occupant safe. Having an ERRCS in place is one of the best ways to prepare for what would otherwise be a disaster.

Uses for Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems

When first responders arrive on the scene of an emergency, their first priority is to clear the building. Getting everyone out safely requires teams to communicate with each other. DAS solutions like ERRCS provide a network for firefighters, police, and EMS to communicate via their radios.

Installing an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System

Public safety DAS or an ERRCS needs to be foolproof, so it’s vital to work with the best. DAS experts will install a series of antennas and other components to help boost the cell signals in and around your building. An improved signal negates dead zones, even when you’re in a stairwell or basement. Schools often install an ERRCS on their entire campus to ensure clear communication in every building.

Knowing what an emergency responder radio communication system is should make you realize how important it is to have one installed in your building. Preparing for an emergency is the best way to prevent it from turning into an emergency. Contact us at Harris Communications to discuss solutions to improve communications on your property.

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