Indianapolis Joint Fire Department Traffic Department Testing

Indianapolis, Indiana Eliminator Generation 2 Prototype Installation

In the fall of 2006, Indiana Senator Tom Wyss met with the President of Collision Control Communications for several hours and quickly developed an interest in the Eliminator™ technology (particularly it’s security features, as described under "Preemption" on the Technology-History page). The Senator was instrumental in facilitating a meeting with officials representing the City of Indianapolis (Dudley Taylor/Battalion Fire Chief and Lenny Adair/Traffic Signal Department) that led to an initial agreement between Collision Control Communications, Inc. and the City of Indianapolis regarding demonstration of prototypes using the traffic signal at the intersection of Ohio and West Streets, and City emergency vehicles.

Upon completion of successful testing by the staff of the Indianapolis Traffic Signal Department in January 2007, this agreement was later expanded to additionally include the corridor of traffic signals traveling south along West Street, including the intersection at the northeast corner of the Indianapolis Convention Center and RCA Dome at West and Maryland Streets. Collision Control Communications, Inc. will also provide emergency vehicle prototypes of the technology (to be used by fire units based at West and Ohio streets), and a remote command/control module to allow manual preemption by a portable hand held unit. The agreement calls for Collision Control Communications, Inc. to provide this technology to the City at no cost.

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Indianapolis prototype testing. Pictured left to right are Dave Gross, President/CEO of Collision Control Communications, Inc., Guy Johnson Senior Installation Technician, Collision Control Communications, Inc. and John McCollum, Indianapolis Traffic Signal Division/President, Indiana Section, IMSA
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FDIC Convention 2007 Booth Staff Photo

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Lt. Smith, Indianapolis, Indiana Fire Department, Dave Gross/CCC, Inc. President & CEO.
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FDIC Convention 2007 Booth Staff Photo

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Traffic signal portion of the Eliminator is tested in the traffic signal shop in Indianapolis
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FDIC Convention 2007 Booth Staff Photo

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Emergency vehicle portion of the Eliminator as installed in I.F.D.’s engine#13
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FDIC Convention 2007 Booth Staff Photo

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Lt. Alvia Smith/I.F.D. (left) and Dave Gross/CCC, Inc. (right) following successful installation of the Eliminator in engine #13
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FDIC Convention 2007 Booth Staff Photo




Meet the Firefighter/Engineer that designed our Preemption System.

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FireRescue1 Industry Article

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Fire Departments

As the call comes in and your department is focused on digesting and learning the circumstances of the emergency and the scene while enroute, traffic should not be a major consideration. Today�s electronically distracted drivers have made the opposite even more true. Motorists already respond to the presence of an emergency vehicle differently but often distracted drivers do not react at all.

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Police Departments

The Eliminator Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) System provides specific features designed for Police Departments. Most EVP systems use ETA or GEO windows to define when or where preemptions occur. However Police Cars typically travel at a higher rate of speed than Fire and EMS, specifically faster than the larger vehicles such as Engines, Tankers, and Ladder Trucks.

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EMS

From the moment an emergency run begins, there is potential for an even greater disaster; colliding with another vehicle enroute to the scene of the emergency. This often results in that vehicle and its occupant(s) becoming an additional emergency incident to address. Many cities have experienced an increase in collisions with emergency vehicles at intersections, but emergency vehicle preemption has been shown to effectively reduce the probability of these collisions by giving ambulances the right of way.

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