Light Indicators and How to Pair a Firecom Wireless Headset

Firecom Wireless Headset LED Indicator and Audio Beep MeaningsFirecom Wireless Indicator Lights

Firecom wireless headsets have one green and and one red LED indicator light on the top left ear dome (microphone side). The lights and audio beeps provide the user a quick indication if the headset is connected and the battery is charged.

Indicator Lights When Connected to Charger Cable

When the charger is plugged into the powered OFF headset it will show RED when charging and GREEN when fully charged. Charging takes 2 hours and will provide about 10 hours of normal operation.

When powered ON and charging, the light meanings are:

  • GREEN ON, RED ON: Charging, headset linked to base
  • GREEN ON, RED OFF: Charge complete, headset linked to base
  • GREEN Flashing, RED ON: Charging, headset not linked
  • GREEN Flashing, Red OFF: Charge complete, headset not linked

Indicator Lights When Charging Cable is Unplugged

Below is a chart that shows what the light and beeps mean when the headset is powered ON and the charger disconnected:

Wireless Headset Indicator Light  ChartFirecom Wireless Headset Pairing Procedure & Video

Firecom Wireless BasePress and hold the pairing button on the base for approximately 6 seconds until the yellow LED(s) on the base station start flashing, indicating pairing mode. When placed in pairing mode, you have about 15 seconds to place the headset in pairing mode.

Firecom Wireless UHW-51 Press and hold the PTT button, turn on power to the headset. After approximately 5 seconds, the green and red LEDs on the outside of the left ear dome will start flashing in a relatively fast alternating pattern. Release the PTT button.

Monitor the headset lights. After about 6 seconds, the flashing pattern ends, the green LED will flash for two seconds and then the green and red LEDs will indicate the headset is paired and linked to the base. The LINK LED on the base will illuminate steadily after flashing rapidly for two seconds to indicate that a link to the headset has been established.

Tips To Minimize Driver Resistance When Deploying GPS Fleet Tracking

Magnum AVL Logo Truck and MapAs fuel prices rise, more business owners and managers with smaller fleets are looking at GPS tracking. It is difficult to compete in today’s economy without the productivity gains of GPS fleet management.

Some small business owners are concerned that installing GPS fleet tracking will cause a morale problem with their employees and possibly affect their “family” corporate culture. The tips below have been used by Magnum AVL commercial and government fleet owners who have successfully installed GPS fleet and asset tracking.

Focus on Driver Benefits and Recognize Good Behavior

  • Your good employees won’t mind being tracked. They carry the load when weaker or new employees pull down the team.
  • GPS tracking provides “command & control” so work is spread evenly
  • If you use cell phones to communicate, GPS eliminates the “where are you” calls while driving.
  • You will know when they are delayed due to traffic conditions. Dispatchers can also help drivers get back on track should they become lost.
  • Proof your drivers were at the correct locations for “No Shows”.
  • Backup for invoice disputes or complaints involving your vehicles.
  • Recognize the drivers with the least amount of monthly idling time who save fuel.
  • GPS reports can eliminate driver logs and provide time card info.

Install GPS in ALL Vehicles in ALL Departments To Avoid Favoritism

Installing GPS tracking in some vehicles (but not all) can be viewed as favoritism and can be perceived negatively by the drivers who are tracked. If you can’t afford to do the entire fleet, look at a leasing or renting the equipment.

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Firefighter Training Video – “Say It Loud and Clear”


Best Practices Developed by Motorola and the IAFC

Motorola BatwingsMotorola and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) developed a 15 minute training video to review best practices when using mission-critical 2-way radios for fireground operations. The training applies to all radio brands and models.

IAFC SealThe video shows typical scenarios how a firefighter can minimize background noise and maximize voice communications intelligibility. Whether you use analog, digital, 800 MHz, or VHF/UHF – the tips to improve audio quality all apply.

Firefighter Training Video Demonstrates Proper Radio Operation

Motorola and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) produced a training video, “Loud & Clear”, demonstrating the best practices of 2-way radio operation. The 15 minute video compares both analog and digital radio transmissions in typical firefighter environments.

You will learn how to maximize the clarity of your voice transmissions and minimize background noise. Recommended for anyone using professional mission-critical 2-way communications.