London Fire Brigade’s ePIP application wins Innovation of the Year Award at the Excellence in Emergency & Fire awards ceremony.

The London Fire Brigade has won the Innovation of the Year Award for the Electronic Premises Information Plates (ePIP) system.  The system, which was developed for the LFB by Moore Stephens Consulting, takes the exact shape of a building from LFB GIS and allows users to easily add information via drag and drop, which includes:
 
  • Location of entrances, stairs and fire lifts
  • Location of wet/dry riser inlet and outlets
  • Building dimensions and number of floors
  • Entrance configuration for flats (single level, maisonette upper/lower floor entrance, mixed) and flat numbers per floor
  • Location of nearest 2 hydrants and number of hose lengths required
 

When complete, this information is automatically uploaded to the Operational Risk Database (ORD) which in turn displays the ePIP details on all MDT’s in all front-line appliances.  Whichever crews respond to a high rise block incident, they are prepared with the crucial information that allows them to coordinate a faster and more focused response.

As part of the LFBs strategy to enable efficient and more informed access to data in the field, the ePIP system will be made available to crews on tablet devices that are due to begin roll out onto appliances from January 2017.