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  • #31
    With IAR, how many users can you have or is it just by however many are entered into your system? What's the cost of it?

    We get texts that go along with our pagers and siren. It would be sweet to be able to reply to a text and hit a number for the option you want.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Rice09 View Post
      With IAR, how many users can you have or is it just by however many are entered into your system? What's the cost of it?

      We get texts that go along with our pagers and siren. It would be sweet to be able to reply to a text and hit a number for the option you want.
      Thank you for your question about pricing. With IamResponding.com, it does not matter how many members you have. There is an annual subscription fee paid by the department. Smaller departments (those dispatched to fewer than 100 events per year) pay a reduced fee; all others pay the same fee, regardless of the number of members. The longer you subscribe, the cheaper it gets per year.

      60 day trials are completely free, with no obligation or commitment.

      A link to the pricing page is here: http://www.iamresponding.com/v3/Page...x?contentID=19

      I understand what you are saying about replying to a text, but text message delivery is simply not yet at a point where it can be considered reliable and timely enough for emergency communications. With IamResponding.com, you simply hit a speed dial button on your phone. As soon as you are connected, you are assured that your information will post on a screen at your station (and anywhere else that it is monitored) within no more than 2.5 seconds.

      We crossed over a threshold this week of more than 70,000 emergency responders currently subscribed to IamResponding.com. IamResponding.com was the first to ever offer this type of service, and our proven system reliability is without equal.

      Please feel free to contact us with any other questions, at any time, at 315-701-1372, or through the "contact us" page on our website at www.IamResponding.com.

      Thank you,
      Dan Seidberg
      President, IamResponding.com

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      • #33
        Old Dogs, New Tricks

        Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
        . 25 years without the service, it's hard to get in the habit. Hell, it's hard enough to remember to bring my phone for a call at all, let alone dial in.
        We have an electronic system for dispatch called 'page-gate'. Dispatch sends a regular radio page and then sends a text message broadcast to all of our cell phones. So if we are away from our radios then we get the text page.

        As far as IAR or any system like that, all of our firefighters have radios. As an officer, after the page I listen to who checks 10-8. This takes very little time and I know exactly who is coming.

        It wasnt very long ago we had 4 radios and all minotaur IV pagers. But in the brave new world of grant funding, every department should be able to have communications for every man.

        My opinion only. Worth what you paid for it.

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        • #34
          Spotted Dog Technologies

          As you do your research, I would ask that you consider Spotted Dog Technologies' Rover System (http://www.spotteddogtech.com).

          Rover was conceived, designed and developed based on my 26 years of experience in the fire service and more than 20 years of software development experience.

          I would be happy to answer and specific questions that you have, drop me a note (ggiordan at spotteddogtech.com)

          Geoffrey Giordano
          Spotted Dog Technologies
          FF1, FF2, HMO, FSI1

          Originally posted by 200FireFighter View Post
          After a small review of IAR and FFRS, are there any other companies out there that provide the same type of service?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by voyager9 View Post
            I believe we had pinged your CS about this possible enhancement and were given the same recommendation. While windows/mouse-click macros would work, we were looking for a solution that did not involve additional software.

            Based on this thread it appears there are a lot of other users that run IAR in a kiosk fashion. That may warrant giving the enhancement another look. Something as simple as a checking a persistent cookie before poping up the login-dialog would suffice. I admit this is a low-priority annoyance but it appears it may be useful for a number of users.
            This would be something that would be awesome if it were fixed. In the interim, I put together something that others are free to try/use/do whatever with. I call it "KioskKicker" which handles the automated login (until the system is fixed to persist login information).

            You can find out more about it here (please be gentle! it is a bit rough solution but it's free and I haven't had too much time to pretty it up):

            http://www.badgenumber.com/wordpress...iamresponding/

            We use and love IAmResponding where I am, and now that I have this thing running on our kiosks in our stations, I can rest easy on a windy day

            If you have questions or comments, there is a comment form on the web site. I hope this can be of help out there until a permanent solution is implemented.

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            • #36
              KioskKicker is great! Thank you!

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              • #37
                We use a brand new technology called two way radio. Really great way to hear from everyone who is enroute, (all done over our private channel) and to give last minute instructions if one of the Chiefs wants to change something up while enroute.

                Very non-distracting, and If I don't hear from you, I am pretty sure you are not going to be there!

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                • #38
                  Morning all,

                  We've recently subscribed to one of the systems mentioned in this thread. An issue was raised that we now have a TV on 24/7 where the picture changes very infrequently and there is concern about the image being burned into the TV screen and ruining our nice new TV. Anyone have a recommendation on how to prevent this? I thought I read someplace online that someone hooked up a motion detector to a mouse cable, but I couldn't find that article. The idea being that the computer goes into sleep mode and turns off the TV and then wakes up when there is a call and someone goes by the computer on the way to their gear locker.

                  ~Skojo
                  Last edited by Skojo; 07-13-2012, 09:02 AM.

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                  • #39
                    Ordered Firetextresponse. Has a responding function with equipment/software that receives your radio page (VHF/UHF/etc) and then send a text page alert to cellphones. Then sends a second text which smart phone users can dial in and playback the actual radio page voice message. So two very useful functions. and annual cost for a small FD is only $250/yr (need to buy their equipment)

                    Only package I could find that had both functions. Other "who is coming" packages I looked are $250/yr or higher.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Skojo View Post
                      Morning all,

                      We've recently subscribed to one of the systems mentioned in this thread. An issue was raised that we now have a TV on 24/7 where the picture changes very infrequently and there is concern about the image being burned into the TV screen and ruining our nice new TV. Anyone have a recommendation on how to prevent this? I thought I read someplace online that someone hooked up a motion detector to a mouse cable, but I couldn't find that article. The idea being that the computer goes into sleep mode and turns off the TV and then wakes up when there is a call and someone goes by the computer on the way to their gear locker.

                      ~Skojo
                      Newer flat screen TV's don't get image burn like the old tube TV's.
                      "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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