Mountain Rescue England and Wales uses Getac rugged devices to coordinate lifesaving emergency response operations



Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) consists of 47 voluntary teams spread across eight geographical regions in England and Wales. The teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing free emergency assistance to those who require it. However, effective response requires technology that’s capable of performing in a wide range of challenging environments, from mountains and caves, to rivers and city centres.


MREW identifi ed Getac’s F110 fully rugged tablet and T800 fully rugged tablet as two devices that met its specifi c needs. Not only do both devices feature powerful processing and communication capabilities, but their fully rugged build quality means rescue teams can take them into the fi eld with confi dence, knowing that they are up to the task at hand.



With the devices in place, teams involved in the trial have been able to signifi cantly expand their use of technology during rescue operations. In addition to using digital mapping provided by Ordnance Survey, the devices can also be used as mobile command posts in the fi eld, while they wait for dedicated command vehicles to arrive. MREW anticipates an expansion in teams’ use of drones in the near future, with Getac’s devices having the potential to serve as robust control units.

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“Using Getac’s rugged solutions has had a huge impact on our technical capabilities in the fi eld. Not only are they much more capable than our previous devices, but their fully rugged build quality means team members can trust them to perform when it matters most, which is invaluable when lives are on the line.”

Mark Lewis
ICT Director, MREW

About MREW

Saving lives in the hills, mountains and moorlands of England and Wales, MREW’s volunteer team members deliver casualty care free of charge to those who need it and support their local communities in times of crisis, such as flooding. The 47 volunteer mountain rescue teams, split across eight geographical regions, are entirely funded by donations from the public.

Explore the solutions which are helping MREW

F110 Fully Rugged Tablet

The new F110 fully-rugged tablet offers an easy-to-carry profile, a comfortable touchscreen, and more power to run your general office and industry-specific applications with ease.

T800 Fully Rugged Tablet

The Getac T800 fully rugged tablet is always there when you need it. Its 8.1" screen is just the right size to get things done and its thin, ergonomic design allows you to hold it comfortably in one hand.

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