Secure communication: Paris fire department banks on e*Message paging services

30.10.2015

Berlin/Paris, 30th October 2015: Paris is not only the city of love, but also has one of the most famous fire departments in the world. The “Brigade des sapeurs-pompiers de Paris” (BSPP) was established by Napoleon in 1811 and is still among the Grande Nation’s flagships. Since October 2015, the Paris fire brigade is counting on e*Message’s reliable paging services for secure internal alerts and communication.

The Paris fire brigade is the largest fire department in the world with 8,700 staff. Its area of operation comprises around 800 square kilometres in and around the French capital with a population of nearly seven million.

“We are very pleased that the Paris fire department also trusts in our paging services now,” says Dr Dietmar Gollnick, CEO of the Berlin mobile network operator e*Message W.I.S. Deutschland GmbH and President of the French subsidiary. “We see it as our duty to guarantee security with reliable communication solutions. For fire fighters and for the general public.

e*Message maintains the largest security radio network in Europe with around 1,250 transmitting stations in Germany and France. The satellite-based radio network is independent of public networks and serves as a quick mobile notification system for service, emergency and support units. Due to these reliable communication channels, e*Message’s infrastructure and highly available paging services are especially valued by rescue and fire services and are employed throughout Germany in particular.

There are special parameters in France: unlike in Germany and the French departments, the fire services of the two largest cities are under the control of the Ministry of Defence. “The Paris fire brigade is structured like the military and places great value on orderly and reliable infrastructures,” explains Vincent Delpont, Managing Director at e*Message France which is based in Le Chesnay (Versailles) near Paris. The fire department of Marseilles, the second largest city in France, is similarly structured. It is also among e*Message’s customers and has been since 2011.

e*Message was also able to record numerous successes in Germany in 2015 and stands for secure and reliable communication. Only recently, the company was granted the new German quality seal “Safety made in Germany” (SMG) for its communication security solutions e*BOS and e*Warn. e*Message is among the first five holders of the new quality seal in the country. The seal is awarded by the German Fire Protection Association (vfdb) for excellent products and services in the German security industry.

About e*Message:

The e*Message Wireless Information Services GmbH (e*Message Europe) operates Europe’s largest security radio network. As one of four mobile network operators on the German market, e*Message maintains a satellite-based radio network with around 800 transmitting stations throughout Germany which is independent from public networks. e*Message provides specialised messaging services focusing on security, mobile organisation solutions and integrated solutions. This allows individuals and groups (e.g. doctors, authorities, fire services, winter maintenance services, service personnel) to be notified, warned and alerted reliably, quickly and accurately via digital devices. Established in December 1999, e*Message took over both the Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom’s paging services in 2000 and has been developing them continuously. The corporate group’s operating centres are located in Berlin and Paris. (www.emessage.de)

Company Contact:
Anke Lüders-Gollnick
e*Message Wireless Information Services Deutschland GmbH
Schönhauser Allee 10-11
10119 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 4171-0
Fax: +49 30 4171-1933

Email: presse@emessage.de
Website: www.emessage.de

Press Contact:
Christof Kaplanek
Hoschke & Consorten Public Relations GmbH
Tel: +49 40 36 90 50-38
Email: c.kaplanek@hoschke.de

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