Frequentis equips Norwegian emergency control rooms

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

Frequentis equips Norwegian emergency control rooms

Norway’s fourth co-located police and fire control centre has been equipped with a Frequentis command and control system.

Norway’s police force has been in the process of integrating 27 police districts into 12 over the past two years and co-locating fire control centres, as part of restructuring to create a more efficient emergency response.

The control centre in Ski, in the Øst (East) police district, is the fourth to be successfully co-located.

Frequentis had previously equipped all 27 legacy police districts in Norway with its integrated command and control system (ICCS), as part of the Norwegian public safety network project Nødnett.

In 2016 it received a change order to equip the 12 newly combined districts with new ICCS systems.

Frequentis has also been delivering new ICCS systems for the fire agencies that will be co-located in those police districts, and will continue to do so for the remaining locations as they are ready.

The Øst police district was opened at the end of March 2018 by the Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration Tor Mikkel Wara, with attendees from the department of Justice, the National Police Directorate, the NPRA Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the emergency medical control centre, the county Governor’s office and the Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).

“Being selected to carry out these important changes highlights the trust that the agencies have in us but also the satisfaction they had in our initial installation,” said Oliver Ossege, Nødnett Key Account Manager and Managing Director of Frequentis Norway.

“By co-locating both the police and fire control rooms, and uniting a number of police districts, emergency response units can enhance their situational awareness and information sharing.”

Nødnett is the Norwegian Emergency Public Safety Network, a TETRA-based digital radio network built specifically for police, health and fire and rescue services.

The Frequentis subsidiary in Norway was initially founded in April 2014 to cater to the Nødnett account partnership.

Pictured, from left: Assistant Chief of Police Olav Unnestad, Chief Constable Steven Hasseldal, Mayor Hanne Opdan, Minister of Justice Tor Mikkel Wara and Fire Marshal Øyvind Arntzen. Courtesy Oystein Stavdal Paulsen, Norwegian Police.

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