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Fire Services: Information and Communications Technology

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the provision of new mobile control rooms which can interface with the new regional fire control rooms is within the scope of (a) the FireControl project and (b) the FireLink project. (142953)

New mobile control rooms are not being provided as part of the FiReControl or Firelink Projects.

Fire and Rescue Services currently provide mobile incident command units which enable effective management of large incidents. The Firelink contract provides for those existing mobile command units and all other Fire and Rescue Service emergency response vehicles, as identified by the respective FRS, to have Firelink equipment installed. The utilisation of the data capability will only be realised once the FiReControl capability is rolled out.