Wednesday, May 4, 2016

People at the their best.......

Some of our readers have never been to a City Council meeting.  I attend them on a regular basis as a part of the work I do.  Last night was special.  It started with the Mayor giving thanks to God for the blessings bestowed on the City of Brighton, Alabama.  This was followed by corporate prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance by all attendees.  Brighton is one of many small towns in  Alabama  that has been financially devastated by the closing of steel mills, heavy industry, and coal mines.

I was honored to be in the presence of people mostly forgotten by the rest of the world. The  community is mostly minority, and far below the poverty level.  One of the attendees, who spoke at the time reserved for complaints, was a local resident who sleeps in her truck to be more vigilant against those who would burglarize her home.  She is well educated, articulate, and a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL back in 1963. Some would judge her as being a bit eccentric, but given the freedom to be herself by a community that neither judges nor envies others. 

The City of Brighton was in the news recently.  A call came in and the police department couldn't respond.  The reason?  None of the police cars would run. The County Commissioner representing the Brighton district appeared before the council to inform them that she had reached out to others and found a donor to provide four new police vehicles.  When she made the announcement, there wasn't a dry eye in the room, including mine. 

My reason for being there was to help the city find a way to implement a new program called 
No Time for Crime. Falcon Community Services developed the program to combine the resources of business institutional, and governmental participants in working together to make cities and counties better places to live, work, and play.  Part of the program involved getting new communications equipment for the city along with an interoperability solution for better communications with neighboring communities as well as improved community service.  

It was a good evening.  It's good to have a job that can help others.  It's WONDERFUL to see and work with people at their best! Better yet, by listening to the needs of the City of Brighton, we were able to develop a brand new program that might be of benefit in YOUR city, county, or regional metro area.  It is called (you guessed it), The Brighton Plan! If you would like to know more about The Brighton Plan, give us a call, anytime, at 205.854.2611.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Noise reduction headsets - Take your pick!

If you've been thinking.......

about equipping your firefighters with noise protection headsets, you need to be thinking about us!  We give you a choice of the headset SYSTEM best suited for your individual needs.  You can choose from Firecom, Sensear, or our own BlueBox system.  All systems comply with NFPA and OSHA safety standards.  That's a good thing for ISO ratings, firefighter hearing protection, and litigation avoidance!

The difference is how they work and what they do. Firecom is a well known brand, reliable and affordable, but it lacks the ability to detect life threatening background sounds (such as a cracking rafter in a burning building), and the wireless range between the mobile radio equipped vehicle and associated portables isn't all that great.

Sensear uniquely offers a patented technology that DOES allow you to be aware of noises around you that could be beneficial to your safety and operational efficiency  It's called situation awareness. Other headsets are basically just noise reducing ear muffs with a microphone.  Sensear is the only one with electronic noise reduction (both in the ear muffs, and the lip microphone).  This means louder and clear communications both receiving and transmitting!

The Sensear Smart Muff system also has an internal VOX circuit that permits better hands free operation.  In short, it is the best headset available from the viewpoint of audio clarity and situation awareness plus superior noise reduction capability.

Our own BlueBox system is based on the use of the Sensear Smart Muff headset plus a personal 2-way radio (Choice of VHF or UHF) coupled through a BlueBox controller and an associated 2-way radio.  This allows us to provide some amazing capabilities!  For instance, portables have the same communications range as the associated mobile (a great benefit for those who have lost portable range as a result of narrow banding).

Another benefit is cross-banding capability.  A UHF BlueBox connected to a VHF mobile allows UHF radio users to talk directly to VHF radio users.  When connected to a 700 or 800 MHz trunked mobile radio, the BlueBox allows VHF or UHF radios to talk directly to 700/800 MHz users.  See to learn how this works.  The bottom line is that Falcon Wireless gives you the opportunity to choose the system that is best suited to your individual needs.

For more information, pricing, or a demonstration, just give us a call at 800.489.2611 or drop us an email to for your free copy. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Have you heard about our BlueBox?

Let John tell you more about BlueBox!
Just click on the picture above.  If you like what you hear, please visit.......

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Try Before You Buy Program!

Falcon Wireless is ready to PROVE to you
 that Hytera is your best 2-way radio value!

Anybody can say they have the best 2-way radio!  We are ready to PROVE that Hytera is your best value in VHF and UHF radios!  For a limited time, you can try ANY Hytera DMR radio with both analog and digital capability. Select the model of your choice from the list available by clicking here

Don't worry about the price - just pick the radio that you think best fits your needs, then give us a call at 800.489.2611.  We'll help you get the best radio at the best price and allow you to try it at no cost or obligation, PLUS we will introduce you to some incredible products available nowhere else.  If you do decide to keep (and pay) for your demo radio, we will extend a 30% discount on any of the special products available by clicking here! That's just one of the things that makes us a little different from any other 2-way radio supplier.  We give you the best products at the best price, the best reasons to purchase from us, and the best customer service in the industry!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Special Products for Special People - Sensear Smart Headsets!

What kind of fire truck is this?

Actually, it's a dive and rescue boat, but not your average boat.  It's an AIR boat with a noise level of around 98 dB. It's fast and it can go just about anywhere, but it's a noisy piece of apparatus!  So, that's why the crew needs hearing protection, just like firefighters do with conventional pumpers. Sirens and pumps are noisy. Fact is that they are so noisy that they violate NFPA and OSHA safety standards. Hence the reason for headsets, but there is also an issue of surrounding area awareness. That is why these guys are using Smart Muffs, offering the ultimate in communications, awareness, and protection by Sensear; and now available from Falcon Wireless  Click here for a short video that could be of interest.

Can you suffer hearing loss from being around fire trucks, or boats?  You betcha! This is evidenced by a pending case against fire engine manufacturers and a major siren manufacturer. Click here for details. If your department doesn't yet provide hearing protection for cab crews and pump operators, you may want to consider the fact that a department and/or an associated municipality can be charged with negligence for not providing hearing protection. A little money spent now could save much more later on!

If you would like to know more about headset systems that do more and cost less, you need to be talking to us! Call us at 800.489.2611 for additional information or to schedule a demonstration at your convenience.  You'll be glad you did!