MDTs and emer­gency ve­hi­cles

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

MDTs are used in a range of dif­fer­ent ve­hi­cles where speed of com­mu­ni­ca­tion is im­por­tant.

As well as the fire ser­vice, they are of­ten used in taxis and truck­ing fleets to com­mu­ni­cate with a cen­tral dispatch of­fice.

The de­vices are avail­able to other emer­gency ser­vices but nei­ther Cam­bridgeshire po­lice or East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice cur­rently use MDTs.

A po­lice spokesman said: “It is some­thing we have looked at in the past.

“Al­though it is not some­thing we are look­ing at us­ing, we may con­sider the use of the technology again in the fu­ture.”

A spokes­woman for the am­bu­lance ser­vice said: “The technology to find build­ing en­try points is not some­thing we are aware of. How­ever, we would be in­ter­ested to look at any­thing which helps us get to pa­tients more eas­ily.”

Pic­ture: GE­ORGI MABEE

TECHNOLOGY: The MDTs will im­prove speed and ac­cu­racy. (METP-1806-10GM115)

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