Modern working achieved in Hampshire.(Vehicles)

Six years ago, Hampshire Fire and Rescue (HFRS) was using incident command unit vehicles that were over 20 years old. While paper-based premises' records were kept on high risk buildings, other locations required a crew member to pace out and draw a plan of the property at the incident. Today, things are very different thanks to HFRS immersing itself in technology

HFRS now maintains a fleet of approximately 243 vehicles. Internally, the incident command unit has been designed to be modular. The 19" rack mounts support numerous software driven information systems which can be re-programmed or developed to support any future change.

Like the majority of fire and rescue services, all radio and telephone calls that come into the command and control centre are recorded. To enable HFRS to sustain continuous improvement in its ability to react to emergency incidents, each control operator now has three networked PC monitors to work with. One is a touch screen and operates the radio and telephone systems. When a 999 call is received, the operator selects the appropriate command on the screen by touch. …

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