We help keep the FDNY connected
NYC building code now requires all large structures to have a dedicated wireless two-way communications system for fire department use (FDNY ARCS). These systems allow on-scene communications throughout a building of any size.
FDNY ARCS enables the FDNY and other jurisdictional agencies to communicate inside any building using their portable radios. NYC Fire Code requires an ARCS in all high-rise buildings.
One of the most important tools firefighters have is the radio. Staying in constant real time communication can help identify and evacuate building occupants, as well as avoid dangerous conditions. The portable radios carried by firefighters are powerful, but have limitations within buildings which can block radio frequency. This poses poses a serious risk in the event of an emergency. ‘Dead zones’ increase the danger and risk to firefighters and building occupants.
It is an honor to provide communication infrastructure to ensure our Public Safety Officers can stay in contact when responding to an emergency.
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FDNY ARCS process in 8 simple steps:
Customer provides floor plans for CSS to send competitive quote
CSS designs ARCS and prepare Construction Documents
File for Plan Examination with FDNY; obtain construction permit
Install Cabling and Antenna Plant; Install RAU/DRC
Commission and Test Complete System
File Commissioning Report with FDNY
ARCS Inspection with FDNY
Maintenance and Testing
System Maintenance and 1,2 & 5 Year Testing
FDNY ARCS Resources
FDNY ARCS Resources
|NYC Fire Code||The Fire Code of the City of New York|
|FDNY Certifications Page||FDNY ARCS Certifications and Applications Page|
|Auxiliary Radio Communication System Application||FDNY ARCS Online Application Page|
|FDNY ARCS Testing Procedures||ARC System Visual and Functional Testing Procedures|
|FDNY Rule 3 Adoption||NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT Notice of Adoption of Final Rule|
3 RCNY §511-01, entitled
“In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems”
|NYC Building Code 511-01 In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems.||§ 511-01 In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems.|
|Article: Firefighter Safety And Radio Communication||Background article on the history and importance of wireless communication, portable radios for fire fighters and other first responders|