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