4G LTE for Fire and Rescue Services

Helping to improve firefighter and citizen safety.


4G LTE for Fire and Rescue

Delivering reliable connectivity on the road for fire and rescue services can provide your teams with access to the information they need to improve communication and situational awareness on the scene – ultimately increasing the safety of both your firefighters and the citizens they serve.

Whether it is accessing the latest building plans on the go, or live streaming footage from body worn cameras, connectivity can dramatically help to improve scene management by creating a real-time picture of what is happening on the ground. An in-vehicle networking solution from Westbase.io can deliver the benefits of 4G LTE for fire and rescue services, by providing a stable, reliable connectivity solution that rolls into the scene, ready-to-go, with the fire engine or rescue vehicle.


What about the Emergency Services Network?

The Emergency Services Network (ESN) will initially run alongside the existing TETRA network in the UK, and will leverage both commercial and dedicated 4G LTE networks to fulfil primary communication requirements. Westbase.io in-vehicle networking solutions for fire and rescue services are ESN-ready, with many solutions already deployed in recent years being field upgradable also. These devices are either currently undergoing the approval process or have already been approved by the Home Office (please call for details). Read more about how our solutions will work with the Emergency Services Network by following this link.


Customer Success

We’ve worked with over 40 emergency service teams across the UK and Europe to deliver in-vehicle networking – not to mention many other fleet and transportation customers. Check out how we did it and what they achieved by reading some of our case studies:

Connecting South Wales Police
South Wales Police
Connected police cars
Hertfordshire Constabulary


Westbase.io 4G LTE for Fire and Rescue Solutions Can Better Connect…

Advanced Vehicle Location Services and Telematics for real-time analysis and support of your fire engine fleet. Built in GPS/GNSS and OBD-II integration enables simplified data retrieval, while flexible API integration allows this information to be easily fed into your chosen systems, enabling central teams to monitor vehicle health and provide route assistance for fastest response.

In-Vehicle and Body Worn Cameras to improve the safety of your firefighters and the citizens they serve. Westbase.io 4G LTE for fire and rescue solutions enable retrieval of footage in real-time so that scene management and central teams can better assist firefighters who are actively working to resolve a situation.

Mobile Asset Tracking ensures that the right equipment is functional and available when it is needed. Using the 4G LTE in-vehicle solution, you can track when an item is removed and if it has been returned to ensure you always have the life saving equipment you need.

Mobile WiFi Hotspots for all of your handheld devices such as phones, tablets and laptops. Enable firefighters to get online easily in any location so they can access building plans and other critical scene information to provide the knowledge they need to best address the situation at hand. In non-critical situations, such as community education, the WiFi hotspot can also provide connectivity to help improve these communication efforts.

Deployment of Specialist Technologies in the field is also enabled by providing the reliable, secure connectivity they need – whether this be connecting personnel location equipment or enabling mobile apps which improve coordination between different emergency services.



4G LTE for Fire and Rescue

Westbase.io 4G LTE for fire and rescue service solutions include advanced hardware options with built-in, vehicle-ready features for maximum impact and minimum infrastructure, plus cloud and software-defined services which enable you to easily secure and manage your in-vehicle network without the need for large IT resource.

We represent the leading vendors in this market. With extensive experience of deploying in-vehicle networks, having connected many 1000s of vehicles, we are the ideal distribution partner for you to address this opportunity. Work with Westbase.io for access to:

  • Extensive partner support across technical, sales, marketing and warehousing
  • Unparalleled solution knowledge and 30 years of vertical market expertise
  • The latest technology innovations in cellular and IoT networking
  • A full solution range combining hardware and cloud services, plus extended software and connectivity services via our sister-company Control



Find Out More and Solution Options.

In-vehicle networking for emergency services
In-Vehicle Networking and the ESN
emergency services network
Cradlepoint Awarded ESN Certification
Emergency Services Network 4G
Best Practice Guide for EMS
Westbase.io Vlogs
Transforming Field Operations
4G LTE In-Vehicle Networking


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† Quote is courtesy of EE’s Connected Vehicle case study with East Midlands Ambulance Service, which leveraged the Cradlepoint COR IBR1100.