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Here’s What You Should Know

1. In emergency rescue situations, response and clear communication is the difference between saving lives and risking lives.

2. While traditional radios are effective, limited communication and lack of interoperability become common challenges when public safety officers are without their radios.

3. With Tango Tango, your team can securely connect any smartphone to any radio channel, maintain communication with your agency, and connect with outside organizations to coordinate effective responses.

Lost and alone in freezing temperatures, a woman trudged through hip-deep snow during a South Dakota blizzard. On the verge of hypothermia, the missing woman needed to be located and rescued quickly. The Blunt Rural Fire Department quickly launched a search and rescue operation as soon as they were dispatched.

The response required all hands on deck. As a result, seven to eight squad members responded to the scene using their personal vehicles. Because they used their personal vehicles, the responders weren’t equipped with traditional radios. Without access to traditional radios, the team had no way of communicating with one another. In order to successfully execute this search and rescue effort, the responders needed a way to communicate with one another quickly. 

With these exact situations in mind, Blunt RFD had recently invested in Tango Tango – a secure mobile push-to-talk app that securely integrates traditional radio systems with smartphones. Despite not having radios on hand, the responders were able to use Tango Tango to communicate on-site. Responders were able to locate the lost woman quickly,  successfully saving her life before hypothermia set in. 

“TangoTango helped save her life….We were able to locate her much quicker and effectively with TangoTango,“

Wyatt Leesman
Blunt Rural Fire Department Assistant Chief | South Dakota

In emergency situations, response and clear communication is the difference between saving lives and risking lives. While traditional radios are effective, limited communication and lack of interoperability become common challenges when public safety officers are without their radios. Tango Tango allowed Blunt Rural Fire to locate the missing woman quickly in severe weather conditions, ultimately saving her life. With Tango Tango, your team can securely connect any smartphone to any radio channel, maintain communication with your agency, and reach beyond traditional radio range limitations. We understand the importance of staying connected with your team at all times. Because at Tango Tango, we’re here for the Never Off Duty.

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