Edesix adds Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to UK client base

Edesix has won the contract to supply body worn cameras (BWCs) to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Edinburgh-based BWC expert already works with West Midlands Fire Service, as well as other emergency services throughout the UK.

As highlighted in our comprehensive feature in the June 2018 issue of Emergency Services times, wearable cameras are becoming a key piece of equipment for fire and rescue services due to their functionality in highlighting and improving processes, evaluating protocol, improving best practice and also for handling matters of incidents, insurance claims and complaints.

Neil Gordon, of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said, “The introduction of body worn video is solely for the development of our service, enhancing our already high standard incident decision making to protect life and property.”

In 2016 Edesix became one of the first BWC providers to supply fire and rescue services in the UK when it won the contract to supply firefighters in the West Midlands with VideoBadges. Watch Commanders attending call outs throughout the West Midlands are now equipped with VideoBadges to help share best practice techniques and complement firefighter training, ultimately improving the service’s operations well into the future.

Gemma McSweeney, Watch Commander, West Midlands Fire Service, said, “We’re committed to operational excellence and providing the best possible response and service to the communities of the West Midlands. These cameras will play a key role in helping our firefighters and incident commanders be the best they can be.”