Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT)

Many of us have experienced the issues caused by the need to share accurate information, at speed, often with many partners, during an emergency incident,   Even today, the solution for many organisations is to make a phone call.  This ties up a control room operator at both ends and even with direct lines, it can cause queues and further delays.  Some organisations benefit from direct, machine to machine, data communication which helps but still requires many links to share information with more than one partner. 

BAPCO recognised these issues and worked with the Cabinet Office, emergency services and commercial organisations to develop a common standard for the sharing of incident information between control rooms.

The schema was approved in 2016 and is now an adopted open standard for government.

MAIT moves on with the Development of Cloud Based Hosting 

BAPCO is very grateful to Tony Bracey, Programme Director of the Joint Emergency Services Group (JESG) in Wales for the work he has done to take MAIT to the next stage.  Working with ATOS, Tony has deployed MAIT across Wales and included all of the emergency services using a hub arrangement.  The London Fire Brigade and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency have been closely involved to ensure the project has a varied perspective.  

Tony's presentation at the BAPCO Satellite Series event in Newcastle in November 2019 is attached below.

ATOS has worked closely with Tony to develop a solution for all of the emergency services and the wider control room environment.  Their Azure cloud based solution is hosted in the UK, is Pan Government Accredited to OFFICIAL and is available via the Government's Digital Marketplace.

An ATOS brochure explaining MAIT further is below.  Their website is here.

BAPCO will continue to work to promote MAIT and further support the future development of the schema based upon the requirements and needs of the membership.  It will undoubtedly develop as the schema comes into wider use.  We encourage all suppliers of control room systems to design the standard into their systems and for all users to specify it.

We believe that its widespread introduction will improve the overall efficiency and performance of control rooms and the 999 system itself, enhancing the ability of emergency responders in delivering an effective and efficient service to the public.

Click here for the official MAIT Guidance provided by HM Government on the Gov.UK website.



MAIT - Update and Deployment Plan - Tony Bracey

19th Nov 2019

Delivered by Tony Bracey, Joint Emergency Services Group (JESG) Wales

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