Firefighters are an extremely important resource for a country. They provide an unparalleled support to local communities in many fields, not just related to fire, but whenever lives are in danger because of floods, earthquakes, incidents, fires, smoke, and many other possibly dramatic events and/or in presence of dangerous substances. They therefore deserve our admiration and thankfulness. Their competence and strong capability of facing such difficult scenarios is based on their excellent training and coordination. This latter requires the use of advanced technological communication systems and solutions, capable of giving central operative rooms the means for timely alerting the personnel for a quick intervention and for coordinating their work.

Following the European directives on the Standard Emergency Number 112, the operative room in the city of Brescia (Northern Italy) has been upgraded with 6 new operative positions with radio and telephone communication capabilities. These constitute the core of the coordination capacity of firefighters in their area of competence. SITTI contributed to the success of the upgrade through the supply of the working positions connected to a new Voice Communication System (VCS) belonging to the MULTIFONO® M800IP® family.

Before the installation of the new positions, the operative room already had another 6 positions with similar functionalities. These latter have been moved to form a completely separated emergency room. The two rooms are both operational, one being the backup of the other one. They can however work together as a joint operative room in case of heavy emergencies or natural disasters; in this case 12 positions can be used at the same time to give the population the best service possible.

SITTI is very proud to have contributed to the upgrade of these operative rooms, which will be followed by similar activities at all other Italian firefighters operative rooms, so that all brigades will be equipped with their main and backup operative rooms. The M800IP® VCS by SITTI once again proved its flexibility and capability of being implemented in different fields, by giving users the best tools for integrated radio and telephone links, wherever secure, configurable and controlled communications are required.