Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service integrate Satellite, 3G and Wi-Fi solution to ensure reliable communication for command units
GFRS deploys Peplink routers and access points within a range of emergency response vehicles, trailers and portable units.
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Technical guidance highlights the key issues for those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices.
NeoFace compares any digital image - such as CCTV or police body camera footage - with any photo held on the Leicestershire Police database.
Motorola Solutions opens Mission Critical Solutions Centre to shape future of public safety communications.
Jury at a Birmingham murder trial see crime scene photographs provided by camera that permits a virtual ‘walk through’ of the scene of an incident.
Airbus Defence and Space’s Tetrapol technology formed the backbone of communication for the federal and state police forces.
Re-DIRNET is the latest European project with B-APCO involvement, writes British APCO EU Projects Manager Shaun O’Neill.
On 5 June at the University of Luxembourg Project FREESIC (FREE Secure Interoperable Communications) presented its findings to an invited audience of 30 users from across Europe including three representatives from the UK.
The 2013 Boston Marathon: how the multi-discipline, multi-jurisdiction approach to planning for the Marathon affected the response to, and recovery from, the bombings
Presentation report: Kurt N. Schwartz, Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, speaking during NFPA 2014 Conference and Expo.
Announcement comes on the back of similar contract wins for Airwave, with Dyfed-Powys and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Moore Stephens Consulting (MSC) selected to deliver the StARS-MS system.
Earlier in the year British APCO with the help of our web and social media specialist, Sasha Taylor, created the Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) website, so that the Home Office and other partners could showcase the proposed MAIT standard to enable data sharing.
This Future Communications Study addresses concerns amongst the BAPCO membership that the replacement/evolution of the current Emergency Services Network (ESN) may compromise essential functionality for economic savings.
Dyfed-Powys Police starts issuing police officers with Pronto electronic notebook loaded with a suite of policing applications.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service deploys integrated CRM solution from Optevia for business and community fire safety.
Combined technologies will offer healthcare services an evolutionary way to capture and share critical patient information digitally.
Videalert is now delivering real-time VRM data to Bristol’s central Urban Traffic Management Control system for traffic modelling and journey time information, as well as to Avon and Somerset Police for crime prevention initiatives and investigations.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) selects StARS–MS rostering and attendance management system
StARS–MS will form the foundation of MFRA’s Time and Resource Management System.
Multi-comms solution enables emergency services to seamlessly switch between communication channels to meet precise operational requirements while minimising data transfer costs.
Airwave’s location-based tracking solution Collaborate admitted to the G-Cloud V framework, the latest Government Cloud procurement programme.
Home Office and the Centre for Applied Science and Technology publish updated guidance to One Box standards for vehicle telematics and associated data management systems.
RFID specialist Red Ledge has formed a joint venture with fire and crisis management technology consultancy BSG Command Systems to launch iSCOPE, an incident sector command-level system that uses RFID tags to constantly track firefighter locations, breathing apparatus air levels and other equipment assets in real time, across all zones of any incident.
Organised by Public-i and Mutual Gain, the Policing Social Citizens conference takes place 26-27 June in Manchester.
As the US continues its journey to NG911 we catch up with APCO Past President Terry Hall, Director of Emergency Communications at York-Poquoson-Williamsburg ECC. His message to UK public safety communications professionals is simple: educate yourself, your staff and your public; embrace the technologies and utilise them as the tools they have been developed for. And don’t wait - there is no reason not to launch these technologies now.
Optima provides analytics and simulations for emergency services to answer questions round planning, resource allocation and decision-making support.
The tender is valued between £555m and £1.22bn.
Blue Light Camp 2014 took place in Ordnance Survey’s headquarters in Southampton 10-11 May after a few hectic months of planning by founders Mark Braggins and Sasha Taylor. Whilst attending Day 1 of the ‘unconference’ Jose Sanchez de Muniain found out about the ground-breaking 999 EYE project being initiated by West Midlands Fire & Rescue.
Using data to drive change for critical communications: have your say.
Dubai Municipality along with Unique System FZE launch a first-of-its-kind app in the UAE.
In 2013 the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) trialed different approaches to mobile alerting that would target members of the public in an area impacted by an emergency, via their mobile device.
Review analyses current products and considers user requirements and options for open addresses.
Criminal cases will be handled digitally from the moment a crime is committed through to the conclusion in court, Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green said.
British APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and its members from both the emergency services and the commercial sector to work on the problem of exchanging incidents between agency control rooms.