Ind. fire department first to use digital info screens
Fire chief: "We added these to help us communicate with the employees the information that is needed for daily operations."
By Anna Skinner
Current in Westfield
WESTFIELD, Ind. — The first in the nation to do so, the Westfield Fire Department has installed new digital media screens in all of its fire stations, using the Public Safety Information Network, or PSIN, for communications within the department. On July 17, each of the city’s three fire stations received a screen, ranging in size from 27 to 60 inches.
“We added these to help us communicate with the employees the information that is needed for daily operations,” Chief Joe Lyons said. “That means information from daily weather, weather radar, schedules for Grand Park, and directions on how to get to a run. The digital screens display all internal and external communications in one accessible location at each fire station.”
Of all the municipalities in the U.S., an employee of the digital media company that makes the screens, Wondersign, is a family member of one of the Westfield’s firefighters.