3 June 2013

Preliminary report released on FIRED-uP project

Preliminary report released on FIRED-uP project

London Fire Brigade and the City of Ghent (Belgium) have published the preliminary report from the FIRED-uP project. The report analyses vehicle fleets and their environmental performance, identifies areas of focus for the project and profiles a range of innovative technologies. Following an expert workshop held in London (United Kingdom) on 5 April 2013, the London Fire Brigade has launched a market consultation.

The consultation covers data logging for front line fire service vehicles (primarily pumping appliances) to track fuel and water consumption, emissions, use of operational systems and equipment; software allowing for the collation and analysis of the logged data; and application of the collected data to influence future vehicle design and use, driver training, life-cycle policies and fleet composition.

All suppliers in relevant sectors are welcome to participate in the consultation, which closes on 29 May 2013. To participate, suppliers must register on the Blue Light portal and download the market sounding questionnaire. Registration is free of charge. A notice has also been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The FIRED-uP project is co-financed under the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. Information gathered in the market consultation will contribute to the development of a business case for procurement.

To view the preliminary report, click here.