Ensuring fire and rescue resilience across Wales

In recent years the three Welsh Fire and Rescue Services have been increasingly aware of the evolving operational demands facing their service.

Prolonged periods of bad weather, influenza pandemics and even the possibility of terrorist attacks were new threats that needed to be seriously considered and the appropriate information, infrastructure and operational practices developed and implemented to manage such scenarios.

Based on these observations and conclusions, a set of strategic goals were defined that supported an intention to increase resilience, capacity and collaborative-working in the Welsh Fire and Rescue Service.

With all three FRSs in Wales already running the VISION FX Command and Control solution, Capita were well placed to provide further functionality to meet their enhanced resilience goals. The project commissioned by the three FRSs themselves but entirely funded by The Welsh Assembly Government at the start of 2009.