Westnet Technology Assists Nation's Firefighters

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First-In Fire Station Alerting Systems Improve Response Times and Firefighter Health & Safety

Firehouse spotlights Westnet’s First-In Fire Station Alerting System in a Quick Firehouse Chat video. Dawn Matheny, Chief Financial Officer, of Westnet, Inc. explains the impact of this system throughout the fire service. Westnet leverages new technologies to help personnel get to the scene of an emergency faster than ever before. Implementing network alerting and decreasing the time it takes to dispatch a call has proven invaluable to reducing response time. Applying an advanced text-to-speech platform allows for quick, concise verbalization of 911 call details.

As heart attacks continue to be the leading cause of death for on-duty firefighters, technology is alleviating some of the unseen stresses that firefighters live with. Imagine being awakened in the middle of the night with bright lights and a loud siren. The shock to your system is intense and takes a long time to recover from. The First-In System uses ramped, red lighting to maintain the firefighter’s night vision and a ramped, escalating soft tone is used to wake up the needed first responders. The reduction of stress from night calls is a critical part of improving the health and safety of firefighters.

About Westnet Technology
Westnet, Inc. was founded over 46 years ago in Orange County, California. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Westnet, Inc. is currently the world's foremost creators of emergency alerting and dispatch products used in civilian/ military fire stations and police departments throughout the country. Unique products such as the First-In Dorm Remote, First-In Alerting End Points and the First-In Satellight Controller have broken new ground in public safety notification products. Westnet products are engineered, designed, and manufactured in-house (USA) and continue to push the envelope of the First Responder industry. Westnet also has offices located in Miami Dade County, Florida and Prince William County, Virginia. Learn more about Westnet’s entire range of cutting-edge alerting products at http://www.Westnet-inc.com.

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