£1.86million investment set for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue technology

  Posted: 23.04.21 at 17:02 by The Editor

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A £1.86million technology investment is on its way to Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The investment will pay for new 'Control Rooms Systems' (CRS) technology and comes from Warwickshire County Council's Change and Fire Transformation funds.

The new CRS will helping with managing and mobilising fire crews and vehicles to fires and emergencies. It will also allow WFRS to connect easily to a national computer system for fire crews.

It will quickly send audio, video and data across a 4G network straight to crews, giving them instant and life-saving information.

Warwickshire’s Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Ben Brook, said: "Often our community only see the fire engines as they arrive at an emergency incident but behind the scenes we have fantastic people making this all possible.

"Our Fire Control Room and operators receive emergency and non-emergency phone calls and deploy the right resources with the right people to the right incidents.

"This is a challenging role and requires the right technology. We are very excited to therefore be investing in technology that enhances the deployment of our resources and enhances communication between fire control and those responding to incidents.

"Our firefighters not only attend emergency incidents, they also undertake a range of prevention and protection activities. This new technology means that we can mobilise the nearest and most effective resource to an incident wherever they are in the county ensuring the communities of Warwickshire get the best possible service."

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