All public safety radios on BRICS have the emergency alarm and emergency call features.

An Emergency Alarm occurs when the emergency button on a subscriber radio (portable or mobile) is pressed. The alarm is transmitted through the control channel and is forwarded to the dispatchers’ radio consoles. The console provides an audible and visual indication of the alarm.

The Emergency Call mode begins automatically after sending an emergency alarm. All emergency calls transmitted after the alarm have the highest priority in the system.

Learn more about emergency alarms and emergency calls.

Learn more about how dispatchers receive and respond to emergency alarms.

Visit the policy page to read the Emergency Alarm Policy that standardizes dispatchers’ response to alarms between all communications centers.