Tait Communications and its partner Radiocoms Systems Limited are proud to be selected by London Fire Brigade (LFB) to supply its firefighters with new fireground radio equipment which meets the Brigade's requirements for improved range, clarity, safety, and long-term support.
London Fire Brigade is among the world's largest fire and rescue services. It operates from more than 100 fire stations across the capital city's 1600 square kilometres and has a staff of more than 5000 people. The Brigade's programme to upgrade fireground communications is among changes it committed to following investigations into the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.
The Tait Communications solution selected by London Fire Brigade equips firefighters with a powerful digital portable radio and a rugged speaker microphone. The equipment is intrinsically safe – meaning it is engineered and built to exceed safety standards for electrical equipment used in the kinds of potentially explosive atmospheres faced by firefighters.
Dave McGarry, Business Change Manager for LFB, says another defining requirement of the upgrade was to have radio communications which was engineered to perform well when used in combination with the Brigade's current breathing apparatus (BA) and is fully compatible with new BA equipment from supplier MSA which the Brigade has recently selected for its upgrade.
A crewman from London Fire Brigade's Dowgate station with the new mobile radio solution from Tait Communicatons.