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Interoperability with Re-DIRNET

Published: 
26 November, 2014

On 11 November 2014, at St. James’ Park Football Stadium, Newcastle, UK B-APCO’s Shaun O’Neill assisted by Paul Kinsella hosted a workshop on Project Re-DIRNET, which aims to tackle interoperability during cross-border multi-agency responses to major crisis incidents.



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ESN – latest news and the story so far…

Published: 
21 November, 2014

The Home Office has announced it would be engaging with suppliers on detailed requirements for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).

New BT, EE and HTC system gives pinpoint locations of 999 mobile calls to save lives

Published: 
07 November, 2014

A new service developed by BT, EE and HTC can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones 4,000 times more accurately than the current system - to a radius of 30 metres or less - crucially cutting the handling time for the emergency services.

The Essex body worn video trial: the impact of body worn video on criminal justice outcomes of domestic abuse incidents

Published: 
04 November, 2014

The College of Policing has published the results of a four-month body worn video trial undertaken by Essex Police.


Good practice guidance: local authorities’ preparedness for civil emergencies

Published: 
31 October, 2014

DCLG sets out the types of issues local authorities should consider in order to be fully prepared to respond to a civil emergency.

The JESIP legacy

Published: 
28 October, 2014

During the Emergency Services Show the JESIP team ran a number of presentations outlining how the national standard for interoperability had been created and how the JESIP doctrine would be maintained in the future. B-APCO Journal was on hand to report back to B-APCO members.

999 control centre provision at SECAS

Published: 
28 October, 2014

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has outlined its plans for coping with future increases in 999 calls.

Winners of the Fire Transformation Fund

Published: 
24 October, 2014

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt has announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million.

Multi-million pound boost for Hampshire - blue light collaboration includes a joint fire and police service headquarters

Published: 
24 October, 2014

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has secured £4 million in Government funding to improve frontline services and strengthen its partnerships with other emergency services.

Arqiva wins Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service vehicle contract

Published: 
16 October, 2014

Arqiva will install and de-install communications equipment for vehicles belonging to the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. 

Airwave opens Dubai office

Published: 
16 October, 2014

New facilities will serve as hub for providing mission critical communications services to the Middle East.

Medical aid from far away

Published: 
30 October, 2014

Portable telemedicine videoconferencing kits provide medical lifeline for remote locations.

No more cold hands on the street

Published: 
30 October, 2014

Touchscreen gloves taken to the next level - Dutch company Mujjo introduces updated design with grip pattern to aid in the operation of portable devices.

British APCO Autumn Event – registration closes on Monday 3rd November

Published: 
15 October, 2014

British APCO would like to remind you of their Autumn Event taking place at St James’ Park, Newcastle on the 11th and 12th of November 2014, and the B-APCO Public Safety Communications Course being held on the 10th of November at the same venue.

High-resolution survey sonar proves its worth in search and recovery operations

Published: 
15 October, 2014

Recent deployment in the Peak District enabled the quick location of the body of a missing person who was believed drowned.

Mini COFDM transmitter for body worn and mobile surveillance applications

Published: 
15 October, 2014

The Ranger Mini from MEL Secure Systems supports high quality, real-time video monitoring and recording for a range of applications including body worn video.

Contract signing launches installation of wi-fi in courts

Published: 
13 October, 2014

Magistrates and Crown Court buildings now being kitted out with 'professional court user wi-fi'.

Introducing the all-weather controller speaker microphone

Published: 
13 October, 2014

Sepura launches a new addition to its wide range of digital radio products – the Ultra CSM IP67 TETRA microphone.

The EU and IFRC launch the Disaster Resilience Journal

Published: 
13 October, 2014

The EU and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) have teamed up to launch a campaign on effective disaster preparedness measures. 

EU members back cross-border road safety enforcement

Published: 
13 October, 2014

Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council

European Parliament urged to green-light revised proposal ahead of May 2015 European Court deadline.

Police mobile working spend tops £50m

Published: 
13 October, 2014

Police in England and Wales will spend an unprecedented £52m on mobile data in the current financial year.

Planning and scheduling in real time

Published: 
13 October, 2014

CASE STUDY: How London Ambulance Service is using patient transport technology to help it maintain its best-in-class reputation.

BYOD - new guidance

Published: 
13 October, 2014

CESG and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure publish guidance for organisations considering a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) approach.

B-APCO Autumn Event 11-12 November – what to expect

Published: 
03 October, 2014

B-APCO is sharing a venue with the Airbus Defence and Space SAFECommand User Group during its annual user meeting, which takes place in St James’ Park – what can visitors expect?

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