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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service introduces FireMap to share incident, water and risk information

Cadcorp SIS WebMap deployed as self-service, corporate web mapping system
Press Release, Stevenage, UK, 10th February 2021

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) has introduced Cadcorp SIS WebMap as their new corporate web mapping system. The Service has named their new system FireMap, which provides easy access to Ordnance Survey® maps and to data such as incidents and hydrant locations. As it develops, FireMap will provide easy access to other frontline risk information and plans. LFRS already use Cadcorp GIS software as part of its Workload Modelling, Fire Hydrant Management, Incident Recording System, and mobile devices.  FireMap allows the data and analysis from these applications to be shared corporately throughout the Service.

FireMap provides users with the capability to see up-to-date information on maps and without the need to use multiple systems. Departments across the service can search for information, select what to see on their map and export these visualisations into other formats. The system includes aerial photography, on which users can also overlay fire service data. As part of the Cadcorp service, Ordnance Survey maps are automatically updated.

FireMap is a self-service application and to encourage corporate use, LFRS has added a FireMap icon to all computer desktops. FireMap can be viewed anywhere within the organisation and on any device with a browser. It can also be accessed ‘in the field’ on appliances or on tablets issued to officers.

Karen Klein, LFRS commented: “FireMap delivered by SIS WebMap has a modern look and is easy to use. It has allowed LFRS to corporately share data and GIS functionality on desktop and mobile devices.”

Geographic information is an essential strategic and operational resource for police, fire, ambulance, and other rescue services. To find out more, visit the Cadcorp website.

About Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) provides a fire and rescue service to safeguard over one million people every day, across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, to make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.

There are twenty strategically located fire and rescue stations within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Each fire and rescue station is equipped and crewed to enable effective delivery of not only emergency services in your times of greatest need but also to undertake a great deal of prevention and education within the community in which they serve.

 About Cadcorp
Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. It offers a complete suite of products – the Cadcorp Spatial Information System® (Cadcorp SIS®) – addressing all phases of spatial information management. Cadcorp SIS is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and via a direct sales team in the UK, Cadcorp is an approved GIS supplier on G-Cloud.

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