Green Bay, WI (June 13, 2013) — Baycom helped the 2013 Bellin Run race officials in ensuring the safety of both participants and spectators by providing a fleet of rental radios for its security and medical personnel.
Approximately 20,000 runners registered for the 37th annual Bellin Run’s Friday and Saturday events, held June 7 and 8. Events included a ½ mile children’s race and a 10K run winding through the city of Green Bay and the village of Allouez. The combination of a massive crowd and the need for large-scale safety and medical coverage for the events heightened the organizers’ need for a high-quality, secure system for coordination of resources.
Baycom provided officials with 35 MOTOTRBO XPR 6350’s, GPS-enabled two-way radios, to be used as a form of voice and data communication for security and medical personnel during the event. The radios ran on Baycom’s TRBOconnection wide area network which allows coverage for events located within the eastern Wisconsin coverage area that stretches from Marinette, Wis. to the Illinois border. In addition, radios were paired with remote speaker microphones and surveillance ear pieces to encourage more convenient mobility.
Using web-based TRBOnet GPS tracking software, race officials were able to track both emergency services and security from a central dispatch command post. With a city-wide, bird’s-eye-view of the Bellin Run path, the software application was able to map out the locations of the GPS-enabled radios, creating a clearer security perspective for the race officials. They were then able to communicate with the team, organize staff members, and dispatch security and medical personnel throughout the event in order to establish a strong, secure system utilizing Baycom’s rental radio program.
Baycom experience and understanding of the need for quality security at city-wide events has resulted in the organization’s investment and development of its rental program, which is proving to be an invaluable source of communication technology.
“The right technology and high-quality communication greatly contributed to having a successful, safe event,” said medical coordinator of the Bellin Run, Roland Schmidt. “We have public safety and medical experts. The ability to direct them to an area of need – in the shortest time possible – was a tremendous enhancement in our efforts to make our event safe and enjoyable for all.”
Baycom was an important contributor to the safety of the 2013 Bellin Run and its technological capabilities can be reflected in the quality of its rental program.
“The Bellin Run was a great example of how our rental systems can help organizers get a clear view of the event area while staying connected by voice and the newest data applications,” said President of Baycom, Steve Elias while discussing the benefits of its radio rental.
Baycom’s rental programs offer high quality video and radio technologies and is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. with certified service centers in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Marinette, and Neenah.
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