118 Information, owners of the UK’s most accurate and comprehensive list of businesses actively trading in the UK, alongside address management specialists, Aligned Assets, are excited to announce that they will be helping Network Fire Control Services to better protect businesses in their area.
The Network Fire Services Partnership (NFSP), the collaborative partnership between Devon & Somerset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Services, have increased the safety or business in their region by integrating business details supplied by Aligned Assets and 118 Information. With integral data from 118 embedded into the gazetteer management system supplied by Aligned Assets and the Vision Command and Control system supplied by Capita, Aligned Assets can assist fire and rescues services, especially where business addresses within an area are subject to regular change.
New start-ups, businesses moving, changing name or closing, creates difficulties for the Fire Service if these changes are not registered with the local authority or Royal Mail in a timely manner. This could mean an emergency call to a business address could be delayed and create confusion for staff using the Fire Services Command and Control System to deploy resources to an incident. The possible consequences of a delay are clear. Services within the NFSP have worked with Aligned Assets and 118 Information to minimise the occurrence of these “missing” addresses.
118 Information is the UK’s leading provider of business listing information. They have the most up to date and accurate database of businesses and their addresses across the UK. The quality of this data is maintained by constant verification through direct contact with businesses.
Aligned Assets have used this data to fill in the ‘gaps’ within the Fire Services existing list of addresses called AddressBase provided by the Ordnance Survey. This extra information is fed then into the Fire Services Vision Command and Control system provided by Capita creating a seamless updating operation.
This simple but innovative use of data and expertise from different sectors has led to an extra 45,000 business addresses being available to the Fire Services for emergency response. Leading to greater safety and security for businesses across the south west of the UK.
For further details visit www.aligned assets.co.uk
Image of Control Room courtesy of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service