North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to install latest version of the Fortek system
Published on 28 March 2013
Following the decision by Government in December 2010 to scrap the Regional Control Centres a project was set up by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to review its call handling requirements.
The review identified that the current command and control system (used to record emergency calls and send fire engines and officers to incidents), Firecat, would need to be replaced by April 2013 as it would no longer be serviceable.
This led to the Service undertaking a research and procurement process for a new system and selecting Capita Fortek as the new provider.
On Tuesday 19th March 2013 the new system went live.
This system is VISION 4 and we are the first Fire and Rescue Service in the country to install this latest version of the Fortek system. The system uses the most modern technology available and will bring many additional benefits to the Service, including;
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