Did You Know?
In the United States, as of a recent survey, there are 1,140,750 local firefighters. Out of these,
- Career firefighters: 31% (354,600)
- Volunteer firefighters: 69% (786,150)
- Usually those in communities of less than 25000 people are more likely to be voluntary firefighters
- Fire departments responsible for protecting larger communities have a higher percentage of firefighters in the 30-50 age groups than smaller communities
One might think that so many people become firefighters because it is heroic and adventurous. However, becoming a firefighter requires more than just strength and hard guts. Therefore, in a department that undertakes responsibility to such a vast extent, LED signs are the perfect answer to guarantee effective communication.
The use of LED signs in fire departments
- For the management of employee training
LED Signs can be used to display training videos as well as demonstrate any new procedures that firefighters should be aware of. Empowering workers through education is an effective way of improving communication between colleagues. Furthermore, firefighters do not need to spare extra time or gather at a different location to be informed regarding these new procedures. Firefighters are constantly on the move. Therefore, when these videos are shown repeatedly at different times of the day, management can be well assured that all firefighters have had their turn to view the information.
- Motivation for a stronger corporate culture
Fire departments are a vast organization and all branches throughout the country are interconnected. Similar to companies in the business world, fire departments too must make use of electronic signage to distribute messages and communicate mission goals within the nationwide network. This will create a stronger connection between firefighters and together they will serve to save as many lives as possible.
In addition to refining the bond between workers, LED signs can be used within fire departments to publicly recognize the performance of outstanding firefighters. By doing so, the positive environment amongst others is simulated and there is a sudden boost in morale to serve harder and be a hero.
Internal analytics such as monthly successful operations, reasons for unsuccessful operations, duty rosters of firefighters, annual count of firefighters serving the department/country, and so on can be displayed on fire department LED signs. This information is useful for firefighters to know what role they have played in serving the nation.
Customized messages relevant to various locations can be displayed on electronic signs. For example, an emergency fire situation in Houston is displayed on the screens of the closest fire department. It is important for the signs to be strategically located so that it is visible at a glance to all firefighters around the area. Furthermore, safety announcements can be displayed to prevent accidents and assist firefighters to save as many lives as possible.