System improves operational safety and response times for Anaheim Fire & Rescue
Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) has contracted with the city of Anaheim, California and Anaheim Fire & Rescue for the implementation of its latest-generation Opticom GPS pre-emption solution, which works alongside intersection controllers to ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and safely. The Opticom solution includes a GPS component for location and wireless communications between authorized emergency vehicles and the intersections they approach. When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection quickly and safely, a request is sent to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival, turning the light green and clearing a path to enable the vehicle’s safe passage.
Anaheim is located in Orange County near Los Angeles and is the tenth largest city in California, with a population of more than 350,000. Anaheim was founded in 1857 and is home to the world-famous Disneyland Resort, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, and the Anaheim Convention Center.
GTT CEO Doug Roberts said, “We are delighted to continue our ongoing work in Anaheim and to continue our relationship with Anaheim Fire & Rescue. Our system is helping to improve operational safety reducing travel time to emergencies and increasing the safety of both the public and fire personnel.”