SDIS 46, 74 and 34 testify to the performance of VOKKERO GUARDIAN radios

Discover the positive feedback from SDIS 46, 74 and 34 on VOKKERO GUARDIAN radios. Improved communication in noisy environments and optimized response times.

The brief

“We have found in this system a way of achieving excellence in terms of safety for our committed personnel, but also of saving time on interventions…”

Testimonial from SDIS 46 (equipped since January 2021) during a boat driver training course (COD4):

With 1,000 waterways in the département, 57 of which are over 10 kms long, the Lot Fire and Rescue Service must maintain a constant level of training in order to cope with water-related risks. Thanks to the fleet of boats at the disposal of the fire and rescue centers (CIS), the brigades can learn both theory (knowledge of the types of boats / towing vehicles / trailers and the rules of coupling, navigation and safety) and practice (launching, navigation, reconnaissance of flooded areas, rescue and safety rules…). It is in this practical phase that the use of the VOKKERO GUARDIAN radio communication system really comes into its own, as the noise environment on the boat is in excess of 100 dB!

“The VOKKERO communication system gives us added value in terms of internal communication on the boat, especially in this extreme noise environment of over 100 dB. Previously, we had a wired communication system that prevented us from moving around and communicating at the same time. Now we can move around the boat while communicating with each other, at a distance, without seeing each other, and above all our exchanges are as natural as in a normal conversation. It gives us greater safety, even when launching and sailing, which is essential.
It’s impossible to communicate and explain to firefighters what’s expected of them in this noisy environment without the VOKKERO GUARDIAN. The reaction to instructions is immediate, bringing us well-being and relief because we’re sure we’re understood. From now on, I find it hard to do without this solution during my training sessions. We have freedom of movement plus the ability to communicate, I don’t see how I could do without it.”

Jack de Sousa,
Lieutenant SDIS 46

Testimonial from SDIS 74 (equipped since September 2017) during a chemical intervention exercise:

When working on a noisy and/or critical industrial site, using a reliable communication system is essential. The Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de Haute-Savoie was looking for a solution that would : Filter voices and suppress unwanted noise, so that they can work in the best possible conditions, especially when wearing heavy outfits. Allows you to talk and listen without having to touch the device, because once you’re wearing overalls and gloves, you can’t access it. They need to be able to concentrate solely on their missions and their tools.

Team communication during an operation is very important, saving time and making operations much more efficient. The VOKKERO GUARDIAN system is a perfect match, since it detects voice and eliminates any surrounding sound interference. Sound quality is impeccable! Communication is always clear and comprehensible, whether within teams or between different buildings. Alongside the quality and reliability of the audio transmission, the time savings are considerable. In the event of a leak, for example, the time saved considerably reduces the amount of product on the floor, and the operation is much faster. To work efficiently and safely, we need to be able to forget about our radio system. And we forget…

Hervé Higonet,
Head of Technological Risks Group

Testimonial from SDIS 34 (equipped since March 2021) during a technological risk intervention exercise:

Until now, the Hérault Departmental Fire and Rescue Service’s technological risk response operations were carried out without any radio communications for the teams involved. At the beginning of 2021, they decided to equip themselves with the VOKKERO radio communication system and place staff safety at the heart of their actions.

Today, thanks to this communication kit, we are in constant contact with our teams and ready to react to the slightest problem. The system is easy to forget, as it has the advantage of being small, hanging on the inside of outfits, and requires no special action to operate, thanks to its ” fullduplex ” (microphone permanently open) and hands-free function. From an ease-of-use point of view, it’s highly appreciated not only for its audio quality, but also for the possibility of choosing between different ear adapters: both surface-mounted, in the hollow of the ear, or intrusive, in the ear canal (depending on the wearer’s affinity). Last but not least, the system allows you to tailor the audio conference to individual cases via the Group mode. This is very useful, for example, when different groups have to work independently without disturbing the others, but always remaining in contact with the outside world, or on a “mass decontamination” type site, where all the sector managers – PRV, UMD, RAMASSAGE – will be able to communicate together on the same group. We have found in this system a way of achieving excellence in terms of safety for our committed personnel, as well as saving time on interventions, thanks to its increased responsiveness.

Jerome Raynal,
Lieutenant SDIS 34

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