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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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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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Primetech’s EasyTrac mats help Derian House hospice save £5000

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Weighing just 5kg per mat, the 600 mm wide, 70mm thick Extra Strong mats can easily carry loads of up to 16 tonnes and were very well suited to preventing large vehicles from damaging the lawns.

Primetech’s EasyTrac mobility mats, which can provide improved wet weather and damp ground access for vehicles of all sizes, have been used recently to help a charity maximise its fund raising efforts by avoiding losing a bond deposit for a major charity event.

Derian House, a hospice for children and young people based in Chorley, Lancashire was able to protect its ground damages bond of £5000 by ensuring it accrued no financial penalties at a major charity fundraising event held in November.

The Winter Sparkle Spectacular, held at Astley Park, Chorley is a regular and important source of income for the charity, which requires almost  £4million per year to fund its valuable work supporting children and families at times of great stress. A large number of vehicles, some quite large, were required to support the event. These included a mini fairground (Helter Skelter, Carousel, Bungee trampoline, Snow-globe) plus a variety of catering trailers.

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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).

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Award winning Into The Fire series filmed using FireCam OnCall Body and Helmet-Worn Cameras began broadcasting on January 8 on UKTV Really channel

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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 High Definition helmet-worn cameras to record unique fire incident and other footage as part of a documentary showing the work of West Mids FS firefighters.

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

Primetech has launched the range of FireCam 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.

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