P25 | 2022-02-23

Camp Pendleton Fire Department Selects BK Technologies’ BKR 5000

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The BKR 5000 was designed and developed by the BK Technologies engineering team with extensive input from customers to incorporate the features and options needed by first responders.

BK Technologies Corporation announced that it has received a purchase order from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for its new BKR 5000 portable communications technology, as part of their life cycle replacement program for the Camp Pendleton Fire Department (CPFD).

The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is a full-service fire and emergency services first responder comprised of 175 firefighters and emergency services personnel located at 11 fire stations across the base. The CPFD is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical response, rescue, hazardous materials response and fire prevention services. Given the base’s location in southern California, the high volume of live-fire training ranges, and the nature and ordnance of the ammunition fired, there is potential for wildfires — Camp Pendleton averages 185 related vegetation fires annually.

Tim Vitou, President of BK Technologies commented, “The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is a longstanding user of BK radios and we’re pleased to continue our work with them as they upgrade their radio fleet to our BKR 5000. CPFD operates in a variety of situations and terrains, so consistent and durable communications capability plays an important role in maintaining the safety of both the first responders, the soldiers, and the civilians on base. Our BKR 5000 has had proven success in helping keep communities safe and protected from fire, medical and other emergencies and we look forward to continuing to provide our high-performing portable communications platform to CPFD.”

The BKR 5000 comes in three tiers allowing maximum flexibility and customization for the user’s mission-critical needs and has been designed to meet the requirements of today’s tough Public Safety communications environment. The BKR 5000 was designed and developed by the BK Technologies engineering team with extensive input from customers to incorporate the features and options needed by first responders.

A full line of accessories is available including intelligent battery and charging solutions, IP68 remote speaker microphones, and the popular BK wildland fire alkaline battery “clamshell”. The new BKR 5000 enhances BK’s ability to address significant new vertical markets leading to expanded growth and market share.

Photo Credit: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton