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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Selects MSV’s Services for Command-Post Vehicles

By | August 11, 2003

      Miami-Dade (Fla.) Fire Rescue has selected Mobile Satellite Ventures’ (MSV) voice and radio-dispatch services as a component of its new command vehicle design.

      Operating on a push-to-talk principle, MSV’s two-way, wireless dispatch radio service covers North and Central America, the Caribbean, parts of South America, and up to 250 miles offshore. MSV operates the largest North American network for radio dispatch services, supporting up to 15 talk groups from any one terminal. The MSV network includes two geostationary satellites and ground stations in Reston, Va., and in Ottawa, Canada.

      Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue team includes rescue specialists, structural engineers, K-9 unit handlers, hazardous material experts, medical personnel, and logistics staff, who are deployed to earthquakes, hurricanes, plane crashes and other disasters across the United States and internationally each year.

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