FIReControl project headlines BAPCO: the BAPCO conference saw the ODPM FIReControl project described in detail to delegates, outlining its objectives, reasons behind it and the timetable for implementation.(Conference Report)

Martin Pettitt of the FIReControl Project Team opened the first full day of conference with a presentation outlining the project to delegates. Mr Pettitt described the drivers for change from a brigade based control system to one of regional controls as world events such as the threat of terrorism, modernisation, the Bain review, the white paper, the national framework and the latest Mott MacDonald report.

The latest Mott MacDonald report is not to be confused with the original Mott MacDonald report that concluded that there was no benefit to be gained from regionalising Fire Service control rooms. Indeed, the latest Mott MacDonald report concludes that they are desirable. …

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