London, February 2023: After a successful tender, technical reviews, and rigorous fireground testing Radiocoms Systems Ltd (Radiocoms) has announced today that it has secured a seven year contract with London Fire Brigade (LFB). This contract builds on a long and trusted relationship, with a partnership spanning nearly twenty years.
As part of the agreement, London based Radiocoms will deploy a DMR radio communications fleet to support the 100 fire stations spread across the 33 boroughs in London.
The new radio technology will consist of a mix of standard and Intrinsically Safe (IS) ATEX-rated two-way radios and accessories, whilst incident command vehicles and fireboats will have an installed unit to support real time communications between Incident Command Officers, Entry Control Officers and firefighters.
The radio communications fleet will comply with the UKFRS National Operational Guidance (NOG) and are backwards compatible with analogue radios to ensure essential interoperability between neighbouring Fire Rescue Services for cross boarder incidents.
As their selected communications partner, Radiocoms will work with LFB closely during the road-mapping, onboarding and deployment phases to ensure the Fire Service will benefit from the mature processes built in accordance with UKFRS industry compliance. They will also be supported by Radiocoms tailored managed service for the contract duration to meet specific and long-term service needs.
From left to right:
Dave McGarry, London Fire Brigade Business Change Manager
Patrick Tawney, London Fire Brigade Group Commander
Mark Blythe, Radiocoms Systems Managing Director
Richard Russell, Tait Communications Business Development Manager
Dave Turner, Tait Communications Managing Director Europe, Middle East, Africa
Dave McGarry, Business Change Manager for LFB
“An extensive evaluation of radios and RSM’s that met the LFB requirements was undertaken. They were taken to the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh to assess their performance when integrated with breathing apparatus in a number of representative environments. The radios were used by firefighters at a variety of locations in London to replicate the complex-built environment in which the radios would be
Mark Blythe, Managing Director, Radiocoms
“We are honoured to be extending our relationship with LFB. By bringing together industry leading technology, with our focus on innovation and team of sector specialists Radiocoms are committed to supporting London Fire’s commitment to creating a safe, efficient and sustainable environment for their fireground teams and the wider public.”
Simon Bingham, FRS Technical Account Manager
“Our independence from any one manufacturer gives Radiocoms the flexibility to provide the optimal choices for our customers, taking into account such factors as the choice of device features, future proofing and competitive pricing. By listening and responding to London Fires firefighters’ needs Radiocoms will deliver this mission critical two-way radio fleet that will support the emergency services high level complex requirements now, and in the future.“
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About TAIT Communications
Tait Communications is a global critical communications-solutions business with its its research and development and manufacturing base in Christchurch, New Zealand. Their aim is to be at the cutting edge, to give customers reliable tools that provide positive change to the way their organisation works.
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