Success Stories

Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System (BREMSS)

"We knew that the utility companies heavily rely on their own communications system in an emergency. Since Southern Linc is a part of Southern Company, we recognized that they could provide us with the reliable service we needed."
- Michael Minor, Assistant Director and Data Coordinator


The integrated wireless communications service from Southern Linc is an ideal fit for BREMSS. Unlike broadcasting over commercial two-way radios, Push to Talk service from Southern Linc enables fast, private communications by using iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) technology from Motorola. Read the full story.
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Southern Linc improved communications for BREMSS in the following ways:

  • Immediate communication: "The organization can use the Southern Linc network to send short message alerts to all of the EMS providers in the region when a hospital becomes overloaded."
  • Reliability: "BREMSS uses Southern Linc handsets to dispatch the LifeSaver medical helicopter. LifeSaver can travel anywhere in the Southern Linc footprint and still connect with other EMS organizations using Push To Talk."
  • Connectivity: "BREMSS trauma centers are linked via computers and the Southern Linc network, allowing hospital staff to communicate internally and with other EMS providers regarding patient care and logistics."
Actual results may vary. Several factors may affect or interfere with the service availability and quality as described above such as, but not limited to, network changes, traffic volume, service outages, weather and your equipment.