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Primetech appoints Wayne Porter as Sales Manager

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Wayne Porter has been appointed Primetech's new Sales Manager for UK and Europe.

Primetech, the emergency services technology and solutions company, has appointed former senior firefighter and fire industry director and consultant Wayne Porter as Sales Manager, UK/Europe/Middle East.

In his new role Wayne will be responsible for sales management for the expanding range of Primetech products and brands - the MultiPod® lightweight, portable storage family for sub 3.5 tonne vehicles, misting and piercing firefighting systems such as Mist Tech and the Ultra Compact Cold Cut Cobra, mobile satellite broadband, ICU systems integration, and incident ground communications systems such as the MultiNet Comms range. FireCam OnCall heat resistant helmet and body-worn cameras, EasyTrac mobility matting, and Self Contained Communications Trailers are also part of the fast growing Primetech product range.

‘We are absolutely delighted that Wayne is joining the growing Primetech team as Sales Manager for the UK, Europe and the Middle East,’ said Henry Walker, Primetech director. ‘Wayne has had 22 years of practical experience as a highly trained firefighter at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, during which time he completed a wide range of firefighting, training, standards definition and instructing tasks.

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Fire - February 2018

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Primetech, West Midlands FS and IMG Productions award-winning reality TV series 'Into The Fire' began broadcasting on Really channel, January 8

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70 FireCam OnCall helmet cameras supplied by Primetech were worn by West Midland Fire Service firefighters to capture dramatic live footage of the wide range of day-to-day operations undertaken by the service. The imagery has been used by IMG Productions in the groundbreaking (and award winning) new reality TV series Into The Fire, broadcasting on the Really channel from January 8.

Into The Fire, the reality TV series filmed using 70 of Primetech's FireCam OnCall helmet cameras, began transmission on January 8 on UKTV’s Really Channel.

The series, made by IMG Productions and which recently won the Project of the Year award in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency awards run by Fire magazine, used FireCam OnCall helmet-worn cameras to record unique fire incident and other footage as part of a documentary showing the work of West Mids FS firefighters.

HD versions of the state-of-the-art cameras were specifically selected by IMG Productions, the award-winning television production company, to record broadcast-quality action footage of firefighters operating in the often hazardous circumstances encountered in the day-to-day work of West Mids FS. The cameras were considered to be the best available for this kind of highly demanding work. The series is shown on the Really Channel. More information can be found on https://www.wmfs.net/really-lands-first-ever-uk-fire-documentary-series/

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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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