When a fire strikes, time is of an essence for the firefighters and those trapped. Being able to have effective fireground radio communications during these situations is vital, but can be proven difficult. Firefighters are engulfed in a hostile environment filled with smoke, water and falling objects, all while in a cloud of ash-filled darkness. They have safety equipment to help combat these conditions, however during these stress-full situations everything needs to work perfectly, even their radios.
Nothing is more reassuring than knowing children are protected while attending school. However, when an emergency situation occurs at a school, it leaves us wondering: Was the school able to communicate effectively? How can the police react faster? If the information from the school is not communicated clearly and quickly, it prolongs the time of reaction. First responders must gather all existing data in a matter of seconds. Those initial first moments of communication and data gathering could be the difference between life and death.