Enhancing Safety Through Advanced Communication

Ensure that first responders can communicate and effectively respond to your emergency with the help of Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES), including Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) systems and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).

Tier 1 Fire Protection is at the forefront of designing, installing, and servicing ERCES, BDA systems and DAS for enhanced cell phone and radio communication.

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How does ERCES work?

Watch the video to discover how ERCES ensures reliable communication for first responders in critical situations. Watch now and see how you can support safety for everyone.

Ensuring Emergency Communication in Every Building


Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) boost communication signals for emergency teams within buildings. With ERCES in your building, you’re ensuring that first responders have the clear, reliable communication they need to coordinate effectively during emergencies.


Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) System amplify signals to and from emergency services radios, solving the problem of weak signals in challenging areas. With a BDA system, you’re directly contributing to smoother, faster emergency responses by keeping communication lines open and clear.


Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) spread a strong communication signal across your entire building, making sure there are no ‘dead spots’ where phones or radios might not work. Installing a DAS means you’re committed to keeping everyone in the building connected, ensuring safety for everyone, including emergency responders.

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Your Professional ERCES Installation: A 2-Step Process


1. Site Surveys

We conduct comprehensive site surveys to assess the strength of communication signals throughout your building. This allows us to identify areas with inadequate coverage and determine the specific needs for ERCES system installation.


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2. Customized ERCES System Installation

Depending on the site survey results, we may only need to enhance communication signals in specific areas. Our systems include an external donor antenna connected to an amplifier, which distributes signals via internal antennas throughout the facility, ensuring code compliance and effective communication.


Why Choose Tier 1 Fire Protection?

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Certified Expertise

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Customized Systems

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Advanced Technology

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Worry-Free Maintenance

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Inspection Deadline Tracking

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Comprehensive Solutions

Ready to Improve Your Emergency Communication Systems?

Ensure your building is equipped to maintain clear communication for emergency responders with ERCES, BDA Systems and DAS. Tier 1 Fire Protection’s certified technicians are ready to design and implement an ERCES solution tailored to your specific needs.

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FAQs About ERCES, BDA Systems and DAS

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What is a site survey, and why is it Important?

A site survey assesses a building’s internal communication signal strength to identify areas that require system enhancement. It’s the first step in ensuring your property meets emergency communication codes.

Is ERCES required for all buildings?

The code for new construction requires a site survey. If the survey identifies insufficient signal strength in an area, ERCES installation is mandatory to meet safety standards.

Can ERCES systems enhance cell phone signals?

Yes, while primarily focused on emergency radio frequencies, similar systems can also be configured to improve cell phone signal strength within buildings, providing dual benefits from a single installation.

What is a DAS and how does it relate to fire protection?

A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) enhances wireless and cellular reception across large buildings or areas where signal strength may be weak, ensuring that emergency communications during a fire or crisis remain clear and reliable. At Tier 1 Fire Protection, we integrate DAS antenna with fire protection systems to enhance safety and ensure effective communication for emergency responders and occupants, maintaining compliance with fire safety standards.

What is a BDA system and how does it relate to fire protection?

A Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) system is an essential component of modern fire protection and safety strategies, designed to boost and distribute a wireless signal within buildings, particularly in areas where signal strength is poor. At Tier 1 Fire Protection, our expertise extends to integrating BDA systems with your fire protection solutions, ensuring that emergency responders have reliable communication throughout your facility.

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