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5G connected ambulance concept brought to life during remote diagnostics demonstration

The UK’s first showcase bringing 5G virtual and augmented reality together with robotic technology in healthcare has taken place in Birmingham. Following the launch earlier this year of BT’s 5G network in the city, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and BT recently demonstrated scenarios where the technology could provide solutions for the healthcare… Read more »

Capita partners with what3words location-finding app

Capita plc (Capita) has joined forces with location start-up what3words to help police and fire and rescue services respond to emergency incidents with precise accuracy – even when callers are unable to explain or describe where they are. what3word’s location-finding app will be integrated directly into Capita’s Vision Command & Control solution. When used in… Read more »

Top award for O&H MD

Oliver North, Managing Director of emergency vehicle manufacturer O&H Vehicle Technology, was awarded the coveted Young Director of the Year award at the 2019 finals of the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Awards on 18 October. The Young Director of the Year award recognises leaders under the age of 40, who have demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial potential,… Read more »

Top technology presented to RNLI and HM Coastguard teams in Cleethorpes

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has presented a thermal image camera to the RNLI and HM Coastguard team in Cleethorpes. Funded by HFR Solutions CIC, the Pulsar Axion XM30 Thermal Monocular (50Hz) will be used by the team to assist with callouts. Joint interoperability between Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI and HM… Read more »

Staff devastated as Sheffield museum loses part of collection to vandalism

Staff and volunteers at a Sheffield museum have been left devastated after vandals attacked and destroyed part of its collection of vintage vehicles. The damage was discovered by staff and volunteers from the National Emergency Services Museum (NESM) when they arrived to move 18 vehicles out of a storage site in Sheffield to a new… Read more »

Patients see benefits of dementia cannula sleeves

The Welsh Ambulance Service has received its first dementia cannula sleeves, which have been devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia. The sleeves have proven to keep dementia patients calm and stop them from pulling needles out of their arms during treatment. Ambulance staff on both emergency and non-emergency services will be using… Read more »

Police ICT Company welcomes new Chair

The Police ICT Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, as its new Chair with immediate effect. Stephen was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire in May 2016 and, in January 2019, also took over the governance of Northamptonshire’s fire and rescue service to become Northamptonshire Police,… Read more »

Alex Johnson appointed South Yorkshire’s Chief Fire Officer

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) has appointed a new Chief Fire Officer. Alex Johnson was appointed following a selection process which included a written application and panel interview with members of the Fire Authority. Alex joined South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2017, before being promoted to Deputy… Read more »

Security & Policing 2020: where technology and innovation meet

The official UK Government global security event, Security and Policing, returns in 2020 from 3-5 March, offering a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials. Hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre (JSaRC), Security and Policing… Read more »