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CC Europe & BAPCO Conference combine for max impact

On 12 March 2019, TCCA’s Critical Communications Europe (CC Europe) opens its doors for two busy days of conference sessions and a packed exhibition floor. TCCA joined forces with the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (BAPCO) to produce a joint event, which takes place from 12-13 March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry,… Read more »

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary, has announced the acquisition of APD Communications, a leading software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets. NPS is the market leader for policing IT solutions in the UK with more than 50% of police forces currently using NPS’ crime, custody… Read more »

Oxford Safety introduces Enduro Helmet Bag to reduce cross contamination from carcinogens

Oxford Safety, a leading company designing and manufacturing ground-breaking PPE and workwear for superior performance, has introduced the new Enduro Helmet Bag, enabling brigades to reduce the risk of cross contamination from toxic chemicals and carcinogens that remain on protective gear following exposure to smoke. After dealing with a blaze, firefighters will frequently put their… Read more »

NWAS introduces new epaulettes following Manchester Arena attack

Advanced medical staff will now be more easily identifiable as North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) introduces red epaulettes for senior clinicians. The change replaces the former green epaulettes worn on the shoulders as part of NWAS uniform to distinguish roles with the aim to make it easier for ambulance crews to identify a person with… Read more »

Emergency services shine as LGBT-inclusive employers

Eight emergency services organisations have made the Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers list, compiled by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall, with one new entry. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have climbed the rankings for a third successive year, moving to the third position overall (fourth in 2018; eighth in 2017), leading the way… Read more »

Established industry name joins O&H Vehicle Conversions to lead major growth

O&H Vehicle Conversions – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of emergency vehicles – has appointed an experienced industry name as its new Managing Director, to drive major company growth. Oliver North – founder and former Managing Director of fire fighting vehicle specialist, Rosenbauer UK – has also taken a shareholding in O&H to solidify… Read more »

Ford supplies RNLI with replacement fleet

Ford is pushing the boat out for the RNLI by supplying the charity that saves lives at sea with a replacement fleet of new vehicles. Ford will ship 210 new vehicles to the RNLI this year, followed by a further 120 in 2020 and again in 2021 – including 100 Ford Rangers total as beach… Read more »

Edesix announces partnership with East Midlands Environment Agency

Edesix, the UK-based  provider of body worn cameras, has announced a partnership with Environment Agency enforcement teams in the East Midlands following a successful six-month trial. The trial, which was commissioned after a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections to waste sites, found that wearing body worn cameras helped to reduce incidents of… Read more »

SECAmb invests in additional vehicles to respond to lower priority calls

Additional vehicles targeted at lower priority calls will begin to respond to patients in the coming weeks following investment by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb). The Non-Emergency Transport (NET) vehicles, which will complement the trust’s emergency fleet, will begin to be rolled out across SECAmb’s region this month. A total of 30 Fiat ambulances are… Read more »