When an emergency call is made to the firehouse, firemen have mere minutes to spare.  With time being so valuable, it’s imperative that the first-responders have a clear path void of traffic while alerting the community of the impending emergency.  One of the best solutions for this is to sound a high-powered, outdoor warning siren.   That’s why thousands of communities nationwide rely on Whelen Engineering’s Firehouse Siren Series to get the job done right.

Whelen's Firehouse Siren

Wild Fire:

The problem with forest fires is the threat can cover extremely large geographical areas.  Our mobile solutions allow you to move the warning systems into those areas that have been determined to be most vulnerable.

In addition to early warning, IRDAM’s mobile weather solutions provide the fire fighters with accurate wind speed and wind direction information that can help save their lives and improve the tracking of the wild fire.

Roney-International has developed a vehicle mounted apparatus especially designed for forest fire fighters.  The apparatus utilizes IRDAM’s extremely durable mobile weather system model WS6000C GPS and Telegrid’s WZRDnet mesh network.  This system can be mounted on any side-by-side four wheeled vehicle or other larger vehicle.  As the fire fighter travels into an area, the WS6000C GPS measures the wind speed and direction.  This information is delivered on site to the vehicle operator and can be communicated by to a central command center.  The information passed to the command center provides the GPS coordinates for each remote weather station, and the wind speed and location for each site.  This remote weather information helps the central command to anticipate the direction of the fire and can assist in saving lives when the winds shift in a remote area.

A wildfire blazes out of control

Aerial Fire safety:

Fires occur in all types of weather and fire fighters must be able to combat the fire even in high winds.  IRDAMS’s mobile anemometer can be mounted on the bucket of the aerial fire truck and provide high-wind warning to the ground operator.  This permits the aerial operator to be lowered when dangerous winds threaten their safe operations.

Hazardous Fumes Fire safety:

Sometimes a community can be threatened due to hazardous fumes created by certain fires.  In addition to providing alerts to the aerial operator, the central fire command will have specific wind speed and directions available on site.  This is crucial to providing targeted notification to the specific threatened area of the community.

IRDAM WST7000C on Fire Truck