Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems are used to provide two-way communication between people inside a building and the emergency services. In the event of a fire or other emergency, those in need of help can use the EVC system, as a more reliable alternative to traditional radio systems, to get help with evacuation.
EVC systems are designed to assist disabled or mobility impared people, including those that are injured or pregnant. However, they can also be used to aid phased evacuation.
An EVC system typically consists of a master station, usually installed in a central and accessible location, and a series of outstations containing devices such as fire telephones, disabled refuge points and emergency assist alarms located at various points throughout the building:
- Master Station
- A master station is installed at the central location point and connects all the components of the system together.
- Fire Telephones
- Buildings that are over four stories are usually required to have at least one fire telephone installed on every floor. Fire telephones serve as a backup to traditional fire service radio systems by providing a hardwired, full-duplex communications system.
- Disabled Refuge
- A disabled refuge provides people that are disabled or wheelchair users with a relatively safe place to congregate while they call for help and wait for assistance. In the UK, disabled refuge systems are required in all non-domestic premises over one storey or where an emergency exit is by stairs.
- Assist Call
- Emergency assist call alarms must be provided in all disabled toilets within non-domestic premises to allow the user to call for help in the case of an emergency.
Crisis EVC is designed to combine fire telephones, disabled refuges, and emergency alarm systems into one fully integrated system. It is easy-to-install, maintain and operate and can cater for anything from small to very large applications.
All devices in the Crisis EVC range are compatible with each other allowing all calls relating to disabled communications to be displayed at a single point.
The Crisis EVC range includes all the components required to build a comprehensive Emergency Voice Communication system for any application including EVC Control Panels, Assist Call Alarms and EVC Outstations.
Crisis Type B Refuge Outstation Introduction
Crisis Type B Outstations are designed to allow anyone in a disabled refuge area to communicate with the master station at the touch of a button. These stylish type B outstations provide hands-free operation and are supplied with a brushed stainless finish and have a green flashing call button that is clearly labelled with both writing and braille.
Crisis Type B Outstations are manufactured in the UK and are compatible with the Crisis standalone and network systems. They are fully compliant to BS5839-9:2011, the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems.
The Crisis Type B Outstation can be used with any ‘MK’ style double back-box over 25mm deep. It should be mounted at a height of 900mm to 1200mm from the centre line to the finished floor level and can be surface or flush mounted.
Typical Wiring Diagram
Why Choose Eurofyre?
- Complete System Supplier
- Eurofyre manufactures and supplies all aspects of fire detection and its associated safety products, including Emergency Voice Communication systems, and can provide expert advice and consultation.
- Demonstration and Training
- We offer demonstrations and expert training on a range of systems, including Crisis EVC systems, in our very own sophisticated training facility.
- After-Sales Support
- Eurofyre offers both on-site and telephone support to assist you in ensuring that your system is fully functional and operating at maximum efficiency. Our after-sales care and support are second to none.
For more information about Crisis EVC, or to discuss any of the other products that Eurofyre have to offer, please feel free to get in touch either by phone on +44 (0) 1329 835 024, by email to [email protected] or via the online enquiry form situated on our contact page.