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Locution Systems to Provide its PrimeAlert Fire Station Alerting System to Shelby County Fire Department

Date: 2015-12-21
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Locution Systems, Inc. reports that the Shelby County Fire Department, of Shelby County, Tenn., has chosen to deploy PrimeAlert® as its new fire station alerting system.

The Shelby County Fire Department has 15 fire stations that cover 763 square miles and serves a population of 938,000. The Shelby County Fire Department will deploy both versions of Locution Systems's PrimeAlert® station alerting: 1) Internet Protocol (IP)-based station alerting using a high-speed data network to transfer emergency dispatches from their 911 communications center to the department’s fire stations; and 2) PrimeAlert® Radio –automated voice alerting via the department’s emergency radio system to first responders already in the field. They use the Motorola Premier One computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) system.

In addition, the Shelby County Fire Department also will install a variety of PrimeAlert® fire station alerting technologies in their fire station that are to speed response times and to improve the health and safety of first responders.  Shelby County will deploy the following additional fire station alerting technologies and devices that are part of the PrimeAlert® Fire Station Alerting System:

  • PrimeAlert® LED Reader Boards: Wall-mounted LED readers boards programmed and tied into the PrimeAlert® station alerting system in order to display emergency dispatch information visually while the dispatch is being broadcast over the fire station’s public address system;
  • PrimeAlert® Response Timers:  Wall-mounted digital timers which automatically start counting up in seconds once the dispatch arrives to show first responders the time it’s taking them to reach the apparatus bay;
  • PrimeAlert® Thermal Printers: High-speed, rip-and-run printers that print out the emergency dispatch information being vocalized over the fire station’s PA system in seconds.
  • PrimeAlert® Night Vision Illuminators:  An automated fire station lighting system that “washes” the hallways with red light so that first responders can safely navigate to the apparatus bay while preserving their night vision, for emergency dispatches that arrive after dark, or in the middle of the night when the fire station personnel are sleeping.

Locution’s PrimeAlert Fire Station Alerting System is a modular station alerting system with five key product categories: Automated Voice Alerting; Fire Station Lighting Systems and Displays; Automated Mechanical Control of fire station bay doors, traffic lights, and stoves; Zoned Alerting to mitigate sleep deprivation in multi-unit fire station; and Fire Station Sound Systems.  For more information, see

- Corporate News/ (via Locution Systems, 12/15/15)


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