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Fire - January 2018

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Kendal Mountain Rescue Team introduces new Primetech-supplied MultiNet satellite system

KMRTcommsvehicleKendal Mountain Rescue Team has acquired a new Primetech-supplied MultiNet satellite system to support its rescue operations in South Cumbria and the Howgills. With a team of around 40 volunteers, and a number of off-road vehicles and other equipment, the team relies heavily on reliable communications to support its life-saving work, often under very challenging conditions.

The addition of the Ka-band portable satellite system is now a key element in the team’s operations as it relies heavily on two web-based systems - SARCALL and MRMAP.

According to Phil Allen, a member of the team and radio communications officer, ‘Kendal Team’s operational patch has several mobile data blackspots, so having the ability to deploy a vehicle with mobile satellite broadband onboard allows the team to operate both SARCALL and MRMAP systems within these blackspot areas.

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EasyTrac mobility mat system

Rolls ready to deployPrimetech has added the EasyTrac range of roll-up mobility mats to its product range. This will provide emergency services with a proven method for improving vehicle access and movement in difficult operating conditions. The mats, which can support vehicle weights of up to 16 tonnes and above, have been tested under extremely rugged conditions and with very heavy vehicles.  

The mats, which are light in weight, are made of rugged plastic and available in a wide range of customisable colours (including fluorescent mats for night vision). They can be used to help vehicles of all kinds cross muddy, wet or other difficult ground (see the EasyTrac demonstration on You Tube).

The Standard size mat is 1m length x 600mm wide, but the width can be extended up to a maximum of 1m if required at additional cost. The range of mat sizes available is:

  • Standard (50) Weight of 1m mat- 3.5kg. Max usage 8 tonnes.
  • Strong (60) Weight of 1m mat- 4.8kg. Max usage 12 tonnes.
  • Extra strong (70) Weight of 1m mat- 5.0kg. Max 16 tonnes.
  • Customisable up to 100 tonnes.

There are hundreds of different colours available, which can be mixed according to client requirements, at no extra cost, but there is a minimum order size. Company or organisation logos or names can also be included in mat designs, for an extra charge. Mats are delivered either flat packed or in rolls of 10/15/20m ready to deploy.

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Body and Helmet-Worn Cameras

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Primetech has launched the Fire Cam OnCall range of heat resistant cameras because they have been specifically designed by firefighters for use within fire and rescue services. The cameras provide high resolution 4K, live-streamed secure video imagery and audio which can be viewed through Primetech’s MultiNet Comms system as well as on a unique smartphone app with secure access.

Primetech launches Fire Cam OnCall heat resistant helmet and body-worn 4K cameras

Primetech has launched the range of Fire Cam OnCall heat resistant 4K hi-resolution cameras in the UK. The cameras were chosen because they have been specifically designed by firefighters for use within fire and rescue services.  The cameras can withstand very high temperatures and provide high resolution 4K, live-streamed secure video imagery and high quality audio.  This can be viewed through Primetech’s MultiNet Comms system as well as on a unique smartphone app with secure access.

Primetech is the sole UK distributor for the Fire Cam OnCall range of body and helmet-worn 4K video cameras. The cameras have the capability to help Firefighters, Incident and Sector commanders improve the safety of fire personnel as well as contributing to the more effective management of fires and other incidents, delivering live updates of incident conditions throughout all relevant command structures, as well as recording footage for post-incident analysis.

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