SOURCE: Locution Systems Inc.

Locution Systems Inc.

September 22, 2014 14:16 ET

Locution Systems, Inc. Commissioned to Provide Its PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System to City of Torrance, California

Locution Systems' PrimeAlert™ System to Deploy Provide Fire Station Alerting and Automated 911 Voice Alerting for the Torrance California Fire Department to Speed Emergency Response Times & Reduce Stress for the City's First Responders

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - Locution Systems, Inc. (www.locution.com), the provider of the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System for fire and EMS departments, today announced that the City of Torrance, California has chosen to deploy Locution Systems PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System for the Torrance Fire Department.

The City of Torrance, California will deploy Locution Systems PrimeAlert™ IP-based Fire Station Alerting and Radio-based Fire Station Alerting. In addition to IP and Radio voice alerting, Locution's PrimeAlert™ station alerting system also will provide text alerts to Torrance emergency personnel via their smart devices (e.g. smartphones and mobile computers). Locution Systems will be providing the Torrance Fire Department with two different voice alerting technologies for its automated 911 voice alerting: the Complete Human Voice technology (the clearest, most understandable automated 911 voice alerting on the market today that comes factory-delivered to meet each fire department's specifications) and Approximated Human Voice technology (a pliable, trainable 911 alerting voice that allows an unlimited number of sound combinations to automatically vocalize 911 dispatches to first responders.

The City of Torrance, California has six fire stations, and uses the Spillman Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in its emergency communications center.

Torrance, California fire stations also will be outfitted with a variety of fire station alerting technologies designed to help speed response times, according to Glenn Neal, the president, founder, and chief technology officer for Locution Systems.

"The PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System has been in operation for decades throughout North America, and it's been proven in the field to speed response times, and ease stress for 911 dispatchers and first responders," said Mr. Neal.

In addition to providing Automated 911 Voice Alerting to the Torrance, California Fire Department, Locution Systems also will be providing additional fire station alerting technology in Torrance fire stations including:

  • PrimeAlert™ LED Reader Boards (will display the dispatch information visually as the 911 dispatch information is being vocalized to first responders via the PrimeAlert™ system)
  • PrimeAlert™ Response Timers (visual displays located in the fire station's apparatus bay that will immediately start counting up once the 911 dispatch arrives at the fire station to provide immediate feedback to first responders on their response times)
  • PrimeAlert™ Acknowledgement Buttons (a button located in the apparatus bay of the fire station that responders can push to indicate they have received the dispatch and are responding, with the acknowledgement forwarded back to the 911 emergency communications center).

"We welcome the City of Torrance to the Locution Systems family of fire departments being served by the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System," said Mr. Neal. "The powerful and modular fire station alerting technologies that comprise the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System are designed to save lives and property, as well as enhance the well-being of 911 dispatchers, firefighters, and EMS professionals."

About Locution Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1993, Locution Systems, Inc. offers the PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System. The PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System from Locution Systems is a comprehensive and modular suite of fire station alerting technologies for fire and EMS departments including: automated voice alerting (two voice options available + IP network and radio options available); fire station lighting systems and visual alerting devices and displays; zoned station alerting for multi-unit fire stations; fire station mechanical control technologies for automated control of apparatus bay doors, traffic signals, gates, and shut-off of gas stoves at fire stations; and fire station sound systems. Locution Systems' PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System integrates with standard Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) systems operating in most 911 communication centers. Locution Systems' fire station alerting system is being used in many cities and counties throughout North America, and has been proven to speed response times to medical emergencies and fires, reduce stress for 911 dispatchers, reduce stress and sleep deprivation for first responders; and reduce 911 call stacking during times of high 911 call volume. The PrimeAlert™ Fire Station Alerting System from Locution Systems is currently serving and protecting more than 32 million people in communities throughout North America. Locution Systems can be reached at (303) 301-7300, or www.locution.com.

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