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Aligned Assets and 118 Information improve NFSP fire and rescue services in the UK

Network Fire Services Partnership increase fire safety in south-east UK
The service has led to an extra 45,000 business addresses being avilable to the Fire Servies for emergency response

The Network Fire Services Partnership, a collaborative partnership between Devon & Somerset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Services, has increased the safety of business in their region by integrating business details supplied by Aligned Assets and 118 Information.

With integral 118 Information data embedded into the gazetteer management system supplied by Aligned Assets, and the Vision Command Control system supplied by Capita, Aligned Assets can assist fire and rescue services, especially when business addresses within an area constantly change.

Missing address incidents

New start-ups, businesses moving, changing name or closing, creates a constant headache for the Fire Service, as these address changes are often not recorded in a timely fashion with the local authority or Royal Mail.

This means an emergency call out to a business address can lead to delay and confusion if the new address isn't accessible to the Fire Services Command and Control System used to deploy response vehicles to an incident. It is easy to imagine the possible consequences of a delay.

The Network Fire Services Partnership (NFSP) have worked with Aligned Assets and 118 Information to minimise the occurrence of these "missing" addresses.

Constant business verification

118 Information is the UK’s leading provider of business listing information. They have the most up to date and accurate database of businesses and their addresses across the UK. The quality of this data is maintained by constant verification through direct contact with businesses.

Aligned Assets have used this data to fill in the "gaps" within the Fire Services existing list of addresses called AddressBase provided by the Ordnance Survey. This extra information is fed into the Fire Services Vision Command and Control system provided by Capita.

This simple but innovative use of data and expertise from different sectors has led to an extra 45,000 business addresses being available to the Fire Services for emergency response, leading to greater safety and security for businesses across the south west of the UK.

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