A message of thanks from the MDT Implementation Project Team

In July of this year, 2021, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service went live with its brand-new Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) that are fitted on all of its main appliances.

The successful all Wales procurement process (with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service), the implementation phase and the ‘go live’ of the new MDTs have required a significant amount of work from many departments and individuals within Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Recognising this, the MDT Implementation Project Team would like to thank everyone that played their part in ensuring that the Service’s transition to a new and improved Mobile Data Terminal was a success.

Welshpool Station were the first to 'go live' with the new MDT

 Welshpool Station were the first to 'go live' with the new MDT

Station Manager Stuart Bate, Project Leader for the MDT Implementation Project Team said “Our firefighters are now responding to incidents equipped with a state of the art, Panasonic CF33 Tablet, MDT that runs on Microsoft Windows 10 and I would like to thank the following departments for playing their part in delivering this world-class equipment to our operational crews.

On behalf of the MDT Implementation Project Team, I would like to say THANK YOU to

Response, our Northern, Western and Southern Divisions for their support, commitment and flexibility when it came to providing personnel resources to ensure that the vehicles were at the designated site on time and for providing the locations for the installations.

Fleet, Engineering & Logistics Department, for rearranging existing commitments to provide mechanics when needed.

Operational Procedures and Learning & Operational Equipment and Assurance Departments - for assistance in the policymaking and providing staff to feed into the software research and development phase.

People and Organisational Development Department – for ensuring that the training material was developed and put in place and accessible to the Operational crews in time for the go-live date.

Information Communications and Technology Department – for their expert knowledge and problem solving to ensure the rollout went to plan.

Corporate Communications and Business Development Department – for providing expert advice in Project Management and Communications strategies.

Joint Fire Control – for committing to the lengthy testing requirements and strategic planning for maintaining adequate response capability during the installation phase.

Procurement Department – for providing expert advice to ensure a fair and open procurement process.

Finance Department – for providing advice, support and guidance.

Trade Unions – for engaging throughout the project and representing the membership.”

 

More about the Mobile Data Terminals

The newly purchased MDT device and software consist of a Panasonic CF33 Tablet that runs on Microsoft Windows 10, allowing for a faster and more reliable user experience.  

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have purchased Airbus ScResponse as the software to be utilised by the MDTs, which has been developed by Airbus using their expertise within the defence and space sector along with input from Fire and Rescue Service from across the UK.