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Fire Rescue Communication Systems

Next Generation Communication for Firefighters & Incident Management

When fire rescue teams need to communicate critical information to individuals or groups in harm’s way, LRAD systems broadcast real-time voice messages with exceptional clarity, over background noise, and into buildings.

LRAD systems are being used by public safety agencies around the world to ensure their audible voice messages containing critical information and potentially lifesaving directions are clearly heard and understood.


THE LRAD DIFFERENCE
LRAD communication systems broadcast with authority and exceptional voice intelligibility over distances up to 3,000 meters. LRAD systems are unique in their ability to deliver live or recorded messages with outstanding clarity during fire rescue operations.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Unlike conventional loudspeakers, bullhorns and outdoor P.A. systems that disperse sound in all directions and have limited loudness and poor vocal quality, LRAD’s proprietary driver and waveguide technology focuses sound in a 30° beam while substantially reducing sound levels behind the long-range communication systems and in surrounding areas.

Superior Voice Intelligibility

LRAD systems are up to 10X louder than most bullhorns and vehicle P.A. systems, and significantly more intelligible at any distance.

Optimized to the primary human hearing range of 1–5 kHz, every LRAD broadcast is clearly heard and understood over engines, sirens and background noise.

LRAD eliminates the limitations of bullhorns and vehicle P.A. systems by maintaining a smooth frequency response with an intensity variation of less than 5dB, which prevents audio fading and produces clear, unambiguous communication across all broadcast frequencies.

Up to 10X louder than most bullhorns and vehicle P.A. systemsSignificantly more intelligible at any distance

LRAD Systems go Anywhere Communication is Needed

LRAD systems are safe, rugged, portable, easy to operate. Every LRAD system comes with an all-weather microphone for live broadcasts and a hardened MP3 player to record and playback messages.

Fully functional in austere environments, LRAD’s wide area broadcasts free firefighters and emergency responders to attend to other critical duties.

From hand portable devices to larger systems that mount temporarily or permanently on vehicles, vessels, trailers or helicopters, LRAD systems go anywhere communication is needed.

LRAD’s highly intelligible, multilingual voice messages and attention-commanding alert tones are clearly heard and understood over wind, engine, rotor wash and background noise in any type of terrain and environment.

LRAD Fire Rescue Communication Applications

FIRST RESPONDERS / INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
LRAD systems provide highly effective communication to improve safety, security and operational effectiveness during fire incidents, by:

  • Establishing safety zones and enforcing fire perimeters
  • Broadcasting notifications to bystanders and neighborhoods
  • Communicating instructions to trapped or confined individuals
  • Issuing evacuation, shelter-in-place and safe-to-return notifications from a single location
  • Communicating to firefighters when radios aren't working

MAJOR DISASTERS
During HAZMAT events, train derailments, major road accidents, wildfires and other dangerous incidents, a few individuals or several thousand people may be affected. LRAD systems are highly effective in communicating warnings, instructions and notifications locally and over wide areas during life threating events.

Warn & Notify

  • Notify everyone in affected areas simultaneously
  • Quickly establish restricted areas
  • Warn of blocked evacuation routes

Instruct & Direct

  • Provide stay / evacuate / safe exit routes
  • Quickly clear Hot Zones
  • Communicate concise and unambiguous messages to assist with DECON procedures
  • Create isolation and quarantine areas and provide information, instructions and reassurance to survivors.

From hand portable devices to larger systems that mount temporarily or permanently on vehicles, vessels, trailers or helicopters, LRAD systems go anywhere communication is needed.

LRAD’s highly intelligible, multilingual voice messages and attention-commanding alert tones are clearly heard and understood over wind, engine, rotor wash and background noise in any type of terrain and environment.

SEARCH & RESCUE / TECHNICAL RESCUES / MARINE RESCUES

LRAD systems provide fire rescue personnel a multifaceted communications capability deployable on the ground, in the water and from the air to quickly cover large areas and accelerate finding and rescuing conscious victims. LRAD's highly intelligible, multilingual voice messages and alert tones are clearly heard and understood over wind, engine, rotor wash and background noise in any type of terrain and environment.

LRAD systems enable search and rescue teams to communicate to stranded or hidden victims by making them aware of rescue operations and providing assurance, encouragement and instructions on how they can help rescue teams find them.

 

After Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 2013 flooding in Boulder CO, and the 2014 landslides in Oso WA – LRAD systems were deployed to communicate rescue instructions to those stranded, and relief and humanitarian assistance information to survivors.

 

For technical rescues of individuals attempting suicide, or persons stranded in high rise buildings, on bridges, causeways or other hard-to-access locations, LRAD provides a communication lifeline that facilitates successful rescues.

When people are trapped in cars or on rooftops by flooding or rapidly rising water, boat mounted LRAD system broadcasts help alleviate panic and provide assurance of how and when they will be rescued.

Fire Rescue Acoustic Hailing Devices

LRAD 100X


The LRAD 100X is the lightest, loudest, most intelligible acoustic hailing device (AHD) available. This lightweight, portable communication system can be temporarily or permanently mounted.

With a broadcast range up to 600 meters, the LRAD 100X is rugged, water resistant and is equipped with an all-weather microphone for live announcements and a hardened LRAD control unit to record and playback warning tones and voice messages at the push of a button.

A prominently positioned volume knob on the LRAD control unit quickly modulates loudness and broadcast distance.

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FEATURES

  • 8-hour lithium iron phosphate rechargeable battery
  • Optional power sources
  • Simple operator interface / water resistant
  • Includes tripod, stud mount and nylon storage bag

 

LRAD 450XL


Low profile, lightweight and designed for temporary or fixed mounting on tripods, vehicles and boats, the LRAD 450XL uses LRAD’s patented technology to generate the audio output of a unit almost twice its size and weight with the same high level of clarity and intelligibility consistent with the LRAD product line.

The LRAD 450XL is easily transported to provide a highly effective, long range communication capability for public safety agencies.

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FEATURES

  • Highly intelligible communication out to 1,700 meters
  • All-weather use
  • Scalable, lightweight & portable
  • Increased coverage from a single operator
  • HD camera (optional)

 

LRAD 500X


Compact, lightweight and designed for applications ranging from fixed installations to mid-sized vehicles and vessels, the LRAD 500X easily mounts and transports to provide public safety personnel unparalleled long-range communication and safe, scalable audio output.

The U.S. Military’s AHD of choice for small vessels and vehicles, the extended frequency range of the LRAD 500X ensures live and recorded voice broadcasts are clearly heard and understood in all environments and conditions.

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FEATURES

  • Highly intelligible communication out to 2,000 meters
  • Rugged, military-tested construction
  • Simple to operate
  • Increased coverage from a single operator
  • HD camera (optional)

 

LRAD 500X-MMT


The LRAD-500X MMT is an advanced air-to-ground communication system that is self-powered and completely autonomous from other aircraft systems. The LRAD 500X MMT broadcasts highly intelligible voice messages and attention-commanding alert tones out to 2,000 meters over wind, engine and rotor wash. Classified as a payload by the FAA, the LRAD 500X MMT easily mounts to the cabin floor of a wide range of helicopters using cargo tie-down quick disconnect fittings.

Featuring a rugged mount with a full range of pan & tilt motion and an integrated rechargeable power pack that provides 4 to 6+ hours of continuous operation, the LRAD 500X MMT significantly enhances the operational effectiveness of airborne fire rescue missions.

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FEATURES

  • Ruggedized mount
  • Simple to operate
  • Self-powered
  • Quickly installed and removed from helicopter
  • STC not required

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Rescue Communication Systems

Fire Rescue Communication Systems

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