IA is working with the Norwalk Fire Department to assess the public address system used in five fire stations and to design specifications for a new voice alarm and public address system. The current PA system is used as the primary means of dispatching alarms as well as for routine announcements. IA has met with dispatch personnel, Director of Combined Dispatch, the City’s IT Department and surveyed fire department buildings and Dispatch Center to determine system requirements and dispatching needs. We are currently preparing recommendations to the City, including a feasibility analysis of using the City’s Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and emerging technologies as part of the Public Address/dispatch system.