London Fire Brigade video streaming app could improve response to major incidents

New technology could better inform and speed up emergency response London Fire Brigade could improve its response to major incidents with a mobile app that allows eyewitnesses to stream live video footage to the control room, a new report shows. Streaming technology has already been trialled by West Midlands Fire Service and similar apps are currently used in Sacramento, California, and Victoria, Australia. A new…

Phone companies 'should blacklist hoax 999 callers'

– Hoax calls to the Met police tripled last year and cost the fire brigade £1.6million The Mayor of London should encourage mobile phone operators to consider blacklisting hoax emergency callers that are costing the taxpayer millions of pounds, says Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour. Hoax calls to the Metropolitan Police tripled over the past three years and cost London Fire Brigade £1.6million in…

Roger Evans to call for more shared working between emergency services

Following James Cleverly’s report ‘A United Emergency Service’ – which calls for emergency services to be based in one location – Roger Evans AM will suggest, at the Police and Crime Committee tomorrow at City Hall, that there should be more shared working between services.

James Cleverly calls for emergency services to share bases to protect services and cut costs

London Assembly member James Cleverly has called for London’s emergency services to share their bases for better co-operation between them and to make them more efficient.