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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service gripped by Michelin tyres

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will move its heavy fire appliances to a 100 per cent Michelin policy, after testing demonstrated the tyres could outperform its existing competitor fitments. The service called on Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its 315/70 R 22.5 X Multi Z tyre, as it explored options for replacing its existing… Read more »

Wearable first aid and trauma pack for citizen first responders

TRISAT, a British company specialising in the protection of people and assets, has launched the B L AID+ Ballistic Advanced Incident Defence System. The wearable first aid and trauma pack helps to mitigate the risks to citizen first responders from shootings, stabbings and blast shrapnel. The B L AID+ pack is accompanied by a comprehensive… Read more »

Merseyside’s PCC announces new public health approach to tackling serious violence

Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has announced her intention to establish a new Violence Reduction Partnership made up of specialists in police, health and local government working with communities to deliver a public-health approach to tackling the causes of serious violence. PCC Jane Kennedy is meeting with a range of partners to seek agreement… Read more »

999 trial shows value of live video streaming

Using live video streaming from the scene of accidents and medical emergencies to the dispatch team of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has public support and the potential to be rolled out across the UK’s ambulance network, according to the team behind a scientific study. A trial undertaken by Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex… Read more »

O&H appoints one of industry’s most experienced vehicle builders

Experienced emergency services vehicle builder, Rory Wilde (above), has joined Goole-based O&H Vehicle Technology as part of the firm’s expected wave of recruitment of production personnel, in line with the company’s current surge in growth. Rory Wilde brings over 16 years of highly-skilled trade experience; the last 10 years of which were served with West… Read more »

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Home Office forecasts ESN will cost ‘£3.1bn more than initially planned’

The delayed Emergency Services Network (ESN) is likely to be even later than expected and the Government’s already increased forecast costs are highly uncertain, according to today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO). ESN is intended to replace Airwave – the system used by emergency services in Great Britain to communicate. In 2017, the… Read more »

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles predicts a riot with new Crafter conversion

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a new Volkswagen Crafter police riot van conversion, which made its debut at The Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show 2019. The unique Police Support Unit (PSU) features new ‘unbreakable’ plastic for the front windscreen, a prison cell in the rear and a bespoke racking solution for riot equipment. The blue light… Read more »

Air ambulance service appoints anaesthesia expert to its Board

An international expert in intensive care and the battle to reduce deaths from Sepsis has joined the Board of Trustees at Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS), the life-saving time critical emergency care charity. Professor Andrew Rhodes is a member of the Executive Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and Professor of Anaesthesia & Intensive… Read more »

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to host UKRO Extrication Challenge 2019

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) is looking forward to welcoming competitors and visitors from across the UK to the UKRO Extrication Challenge 2019, which takes place from 26-28 September 2019. On the back of a successful regional event hosted by the service in June 2018, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service agreed to host this… Read more »