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telent appoints new Operations and Service Director

telent Technology Services Ltd (telent), a specialist in the effective operation of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, has appointed Barry Zielinski as Operations and Service Director for its Network Services division. This promotion follows Barry’s successful leadership of telent’s business in the emergency services sector as General Manager for several years. As part of Barry’s… Read more »

ZOLL releases X Series® Advanced monitor/defibrillator

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, has released the X Series® Advanced, a monitor/defibrillator with new technology available only from ZOLL. ZOLL’s new X Series Advanced monitor/defibrillator helps emergency care providers manage patients more effectively than ever before. X Series Advanced is the first device of its kind to provide the clinical information… Read more »

Vehicle mounting solution for the IC-SAT100 satellite PTT radio

Icom has introduced a mobile mount for the IC-SAT100 satellite PTT radio. The new solution comprises a heavy-duty BC-247 cradle, an HM-222 fist mic and an AH-40 mag-mount antenna. The solution will be ideal for IC-SAT100 users who wish to benefit from an in-vehicle mount and will be popular among public safety and humanitarian organisations…. Read more »

CCS technology framework helps you do more for less

Modern and effective communications technology is an essential part of an emergency response. Although your infrastructure may be invaluable when it comes to protecting life, health and property, it may be worth asking if it is offering maximum value. Could you be doing more for less? Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has developed a framework that… Read more »

Metropolitan Police to upgrade its command and control system

Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology company, has been appointed by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to upgrade its command and control system responsible for officer deployment. Under the 10-year programme, Leidos will deliver a flexible system that captures emergency contacts from the public and subsequently coordinates deployment of officers to incidents, pre-planned events,… Read more »

O&H set up Venari Group to serve wider emergency services sector

The owners of Yorkshire-based ambulance manufacturer O&H Vehicle Technology have today (Thursday 2 January), announced that its parent company – Venari Group – is to launch a new manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire in February 2020. Venari Group CEO, Oliver North – an emergency vehicle specialist – has unveiled plans to begin manufacturing at the… Read more »

New joint fire and police headquarters gets green light from council planners

A new joint fire and police headquarters for Nottinghamshire was given the go-ahead by planners in Gedling on 4 December 2019. Gedling Borough Council’s planning committee has agreed to Nottinghamshire Police’s current Sherwood Lodge base being transformed with a new building to include Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on the same site. They will leave… Read more »

Leading organisations join forces to honour behind-the-scenes control room heroes

A host of leading organisations working with emergency services and critical control room operations have joined forces to support national awards, which recognise the sector’s unsung heroes. Nominations are now open for the APD Control Room Awards 2020 and individuals and teams are being urged to put their control room colleagues forward to be recognised… Read more »

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides additional lifesaving capability

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has enhanced the blood products it can give to critically injured or unwell people by carrying plasma. The charity is now carrying two units of plasma onboard and this will be used with two units of O negative blood (packed red blood cells). Wiltshire Air Ambulance has been carrying packed red blood… Read more »