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Fireground Radio Survey Open - Responses Requested Urgently.

13 November 2017

Consultation on Fireground Radios Guidance is now Underway. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is seeking opinions from across our sector on this important piece of work. You do not have to be an expert to have a view.


EENA Cisistech Start-Up Incubator

12 November 2017

Our colleagues at the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) have announced their CrisisTech start-up virtual incubator is back. They are ready to share updates including the first wave of start-ups to join, official sponsors and the programme’s kick-off meeting!


International Critical Control Rooms Congress 2017

12 November 2017

BAPCO is pleased to support the ICCRA Critical Control Rooms event. Billed as the only dedicated event in Europe, focusing on the complete ecosystem for Critical Control Room environments, it aims to bring together thought leaders from across the industry.


Justification Toolkit Launched

30 October 2017

British APCO understands travel and training budgets are tight and that time away from the workplace is precious, limited and needs justifying. We want to help you to with your attendance and to help you to explain the benefits of membership and being at our events.


ICCRA Control Room End User Survey

10 September 2017

The International Critical Control Rooms Alliance (ICCRA) and IHS Markit have jointly developed a control room end-user survey. The results will be presented at the ICCRA Congress in December. We'd encourage all British APCO members and any other readers of this website to take this survey in ...



eCall Update

1 September 2017

Read on for the latest on eCall






BAPCO Newsletter May 2017

17 June 2017

To read our latest member newsletter for information on what BAPCO is doing, where we've been and what you could do to get involved click the link.





British APCO Staying Involved

16 May 2017

Although proud to be British, BAPCO as an organisation has always realised that the need for public safety and communication knows no boundaries, incidents don’t stop at a line on a map and disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Interoperating and interworking of people and technologies is ...


British APCO European Projects Update

15 May 2017

The Association has been involved in a variety of European Commission part-funded projects since 2006, together with one from the European Space Agency and a further two part-funded by UK Innovate (previously the UK Technology Strategy Board). As of the end of April 2017, the one remaining project ...


New EU law on cars could save lives but the UK is still running behind.

18 April 2017

Forget having a fridge that can re-order your milk, the first internet-connected thing that will add real value to your life could be your car. A little known EU mandate means that all new car models sold in the EU from April 2018 will have to integrate ‘eCall’ functions. This will make us safer ...



Broadmap Final Stakeholders' Workshop

11 April 2017

Attendees at the workshop were told it's mission accomplished for the EU-funded flagship project taking the first step towards future procurement of interoperable next generation broadband radio communication systems for public safety and security.


BAPCO 2017 The Event & The Association

9 April 2017

The British ACPO Annual Conference & Exhibition, better known as BAPCO2017, was held at the Telford International Centre on 21st and 22nd March. I would normally write something about the event almost straight away, strike while the iron is hot, while the glow of a successful event and the ...



BAPCO 2017

23 March 2017

There is much to do following a very successful event at BAPCO2017. Many people to thank, new initiatives to celebrate and progress, people to contact and ideas to develop.


Online police yet to catch up with commercial websites

17 March 2017

Half the police forces in England, Wales and Scotland now offer online crime reporting but forty don’t yet have an easily found push button to request a call back. Details are revealed in “Police Online”, a study carried out by the specialist newsletter Police Market Report. It discusses the online ...


Interoperability of content-rich emergency calling solutions

10 March 2017

10 March 2017, Sophia-Antipolis – The 2nd edition of “Next Generation 112 (NG112) Emergency Communications Plugtests™ event in Europe” was completed in the premises of ETSI.(European Telecommunications Standards Institute)