Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Cadcorp has announced that after a thorough and competitive evaluation process, Cleveland Fire Brigade has selected Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller software and associated Workload Modeller application as part of the brigade’s new ICT strategy to improve efficiency and effectiveness of resource deployment within the organisation.    Press Release, Stevenage, 17 May 2010

Software will help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management processes.

The Workload Modeller application provides transparent and flexible methods to model current resource workload against historic incident databases. It will allow the brigade to monitor levels of efficiency, model various planning scenarios and to plan for ‘what if’ situations. The Workload Modeller application is underpinned by the powerful, standards based analytical and GIS capabilities of Cadcorp SIS Map Modeller. The combination of the two products will provide Cleveland Fire Brigade with a deeper insight into the data being analysed and an invaluable toolset for deployment planning work.

“We are confident that the Cadcorp solution will provide Cleveland Fire Brigade with an excellent GIS and Mapping system whilst also demonstrating excellent value for money. The solution will be integral in supporting service planning and improvements in order to achieve our strategic priorities and objectives over the coming years.”

“It is a pleasure to welcome Cleveland Fire Brigade into the growing community of Cadcorp SIS users in the UK’s fire, rescue and emergency services,” said Mike O’Neil, managing director, Cadcorp. “We look forward to working with their staff to help the service achieve its goals.”

About Cleveland Fire Brigade

Cleveland Fire Brigade serves the people of Teesside in the North East of England and operates 15 fire stations which protect and prevent fires in a region with 250,000 homes and 560,000 people. There are more than 800 people employed by the Brigade in a mix of operational and support roles.

Cleveland, centered on the mouth of the River Tees, is still a major production centre for the chemical industry with 38 ‘top tier’ and 10 ‘lower tier’ COMAH sites; 12% of all national COMAH sites are in Cleveland. In addition Hartlepool has a nuclear power station, with two nuclear reactors, and a gas power station at Wilton, both producing electricity for the national grid. The Tees and Hartlepool port handles over 50 million tonnes of cargo a year, making it the largest UK port in tonnage. Due to the unique mix of a high concentration of industrial risk set within an area of significant social deprivation, the Authority has significant challenges in order to deliver safety services.

The Brigade has a vision and strategic direction for its future which aims to make a positive difference to every citizen’s life and the places where they live and work.

About Cadcorp

Established in 1991, Cadcorp is a leading developer and supplier of digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) software, applications and associated services. Based in the UK, Cadcorp's sales, support, distribution and value-added reseller (VAR) network stretches worldwide.

The Cadcorp SIS® - Spatial Information System® product family is fully integrated digital mapping and GIS software that uses OGC certified compliant interfaces. Cadcorp technical director Martin Daly is an OGC Gardels Medal holder for his contribution to the OGC, and was one of the original members of the OGC Architecture Board. 

Cadcorp is an ISO9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified company, an Ordnance Survey Developer Partner and Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland Licensed Partner.  Cadcorp SIS applications exist in local government, central government, emergency services, hydrospatial, insurance, oil & natural gas, mapping and surveying, commercial, utilities and many other markets. 

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For further information contact:
Martin McGarry, Tel: +44 (0)1438 747996, e-mail: martin.mcgarry@cadcorp.com or
Neil McLeod, Tel: +44 (0)1666 504293, e-mail: neilmcleod@btopenworld.com