Behind-the-scenes: LA County Fire Department Photo Shoot

LA Fire House Video Wall Installation

We’re giving you a sneak peak at the recent photo shoot for AVI-SPL’s project for the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) – one of the largest fire departments in the country! With nearly 4,000 dedicated personnel responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services, lifeguard operations, airlift rescues and additional operations, how does the fire department effectively coordinate all their efforts?

Simple: The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the LACFD headquarters in Commerce, Calif.

About 26 operator stations fill the main EOC floor, with each dispatcher supporting designated North, Central and East regions of Los Angeles County. Dispatchers previously relied on the use of 36-inch CRT TVs on carts to relay critical information throughout the EOC. Unfortunately, with this type of arrangement, sharing reports from neighboring regions required personnel to constantly rush between stations, costing valuable time and energy in a larger crisis like wildfires or earthquakes.

LA Fire House AV Installation

AVI-SPL’s solution: A video wall arranged in a 2 x 4 array featuring 70-inch video wall cubes with 16:9 wide-screen capabilities.

What else? To learn more about the advancements made to the LACFD’s Emergency Operations Center, check out the case study and view a complete gallery of photos. Or take a peek at other control room AV installations.

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