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BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICIALS

07 November, 2014

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Welcome to British APCO Journal eBulletin! Featuring a round-up of the latest news and features, the newsletter brings you all the information you need to know to stay up to date in the area of public safety communications.



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New BT, EE and HTC system gives pinpoint locations of 999 mobile calls to save lives

A new service developed by BT, EE and HTC can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones 4,000 times more accurately than the current system - to a radius of 30 metres or less - crucially cutting the handling time for the emergency services.About 60 per cent of 999 and 112 calls in the UK are ...

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The Essex body worn video trial: the impact of body worn video on criminal justice outcomes of domestic abuse incidents

The College of Policing has published the results of a four-month body worn video trial undertaken by Essex Police.The trial was completed by a total of 308 officers; 70 of which were randomly allocated cameras for use, the rest remained without to act as a control group.Key findingsThe trial showed ...

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Good practice guidance: local authorities’ preparedness for civil emergencies

DCLG sets out the types of issues local authorities should consider in order to be fully prepared to respond to a civil emergency.The Department for Communities and Local Government has published the document: Local authorities’ preparedness for civil emergencies - a good practice guide, with a foreword ...

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The JESIP legacy

During the Emergency Services Show the JESIP team ran a number of presentations outlining how the national standard for interoperability had been created and how the JESIP doctrine would be maintained in the future. B-APCO Journal was on hand to report back to B-APCO members.The JESIP (Joint Emergency ...

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999 control centre provision at SECAS

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has outlined its plans for coping with future increases in 999 calls.During the Annual SECAS Members Meeting discussions took place around the Trust’s plans to move from three emergency operation centres (EOCs) to two.The Trust is looking to locate the two centres ...

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Winners of the Fire Transformation Fund

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt has announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million.The Fire Transformation Fund, announced last March, is giving £75 million to fire and rescue authorities to help ensure better and more efficient front-line ...

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Multi-million pound boost for Hampshire - blue light collaboration includes a joint fire and police service headquarters

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has secured £4 million in Government funding to improve frontline services and strengthen its partnerships with other emergency services.HFRS was given the green light and funding for two projects as the Government announced the beneficiaries of the £75 million ...

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Arqiva wins Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service vehicle contract

Arqiva will install and de-install communications equipment for vehicles belonging to the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Under the terms of the contract, Arqiva will install and de-install radios, MDT and Pump Bay Voice Terminals from different types of vehicles such as officers’ cars, 4x4s, ...

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Airwave opens Dubai office

New facilities will serve as hub for providing mission critical communications services to the Middle East.Airwave recently played host to guests from the British Embassy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (a 100% government-owned free zone established to facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries) ...

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Medical aid from far away

Portable telemedicine videoconferencing kits provide medical lifeline for remote locations.Based on proprietary SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the new DigiMed kits provide real-time teleconferencing with emergency medical service professionals using satellite or terrestrial wireless ...

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No more cold hands on the street

Touchscreen gloves taken to the next level - Dutch company Mujjo introduces updated design with grip pattern to aid in the operation of portable devices.Mujjo pioneered unrestricted touchscreen gloves and is now stepping up the game with the introduction of the Refined Touchscreen Gloves, featuring an ...

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