Using push to talk radios for events, like Mardi Gras parades can be instrumental in keeping the parades organized, keeping the crowds secure, and ensuring that parade staff are well informed. These are just a few of the reasons to include push to talk two-way radios in your Mardi Gras parade lineup whether you’re in New Orleans; surrounding cities and parishes; on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; Mobile, Alabama, or any other location that celebrates with parades.
Maintain Security and Order
One of the most important ways to use push to talk two-way radios for parades is by providing them to security staff. With many parade locations allowing consumption of alcohol among parade attendees, situations can easily get out of hand within the crowds. PTT radios allow security staff to notify others of potential problems from rowdy revelers as well as suspicious activities within the crowds suggesting domestic or other terrorist activities. Additionally, they can be instrumental in crowd and traffic flow once the parade is over.
Keep Staff Informed of Line-Up Changes
Parade line-ups change at the last minute for a variety of reasons. It can be something as simple as the member of a dance troupe being allergic to the horses they’re walking behind or as complex as a high school marching band stuck in crosstown traffic and arriving late. With parade staff spread out across the entire length of the parade, the ability to communicate over the long distance is essential.
Drown Out Background Sounds
Mardi Gras parades are noisy events. There’s plenty of amazing music to enjoy by crowds from near and far. That’s in addition to the sound of large crowds yelling “Throw me something, Mister!” Push to talk two-way radios for parades utilize the latest technology to enhance voice communications while drowning out background noise so the person you’re communicating with gets the message they need to hear loud and clear.
While everyone would like to believe that all Mardi Gras parades go on without any hitches, the truth is that with so many people in close proximity, stuff happens. People faint from heat exhaustion (so many bodies pressed closely together can generate copious amounts of heat, not to mention the temperatures so far south can get quite warm during the carnival season) and medical emergencies. PTT two-way radios allow you to communicate with emergency services to ensure aid is rendered promptly.
Contact Peak PTT today to learn more about how important push to talk two-way radios can be for your next parade or event. Call us at 855-600-6161.