Notts: New system for fire service


Fire and rescue services in Notts, Derbyshire and Leicestershire will work with a new system following a lengthy tendering process.

Systel were chosen as the preferred bidder for the 999 emergency mobilising system.

The system is the computer-aided system by which calls are received, engines sent out, and further information added as situations develop.

The new mobilising system will operate across control rooms in all three counties, allowing operators to answer each other’s calls and allocate vehicles if the need arises.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s project lead area manager Ian Taylor, said: “The new technology used by the mobilising system will give us a cutting edge approach to managing all of the information for operational incidents and provide us with a state-of-the-art platform to meet the many challenges of the future.”

He added: “The new 999 emergency mobilising system will mean that Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire will share a common system to mobilise firefighters, fire engines and other resources to emergency incidents, but with each keeping the function to work independently through three individual command and control rooms.”

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