The Fire Service are to trial a GPS based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system to allow the closed appliance to be dispatched. They also want to provide pocket PC's to provide data in the field. Both systems will make use of one of the mobile networks.
Ambulance New Zealand is also looking at similar trials.
The Police had similar systems as a part of the ill fated Incis project, but are now also trialing AVL and mobile data technologies in Auckland. Police to boost frontline technology