News

Midlands Air Ambulance launches pre-hospital critical care car

A further 60-70 lives could be saved* each year as Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has launched an innovative critical care car with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to specifically tend to those suffering from either a heart attack, cardiac arrest, sepsis, stroke or serious respiratory issues. “While we will always remain a helicopter-led pre-hospital… Read more »

Decontamination kits for West Midlands Police

Emergency services have been equipped with specialist kits to treat victims of hazardous or corrosive substance attacks after a medical supply company tailor made them to police specifications. West Midlands Police have just received the bespoke kits to improve the response to a victim of an incident involving hazardous materials. The decontamination kits were tailor-made… Read more »

ZOLL AEDs placed on all London Fire Brigade stations

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has standardised on the ZOLL AED 3™* BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillator. LFB is the first fire and rescue service in the UK to implement the ZOLL AED 3…. Read more »

‘Basket of goods’ exercise reveals police savings on equipment costs

The Home Office has published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on goods and services with third-party suppliers, the exercise highlights… Read more »

Yorkshire Care Equipment give emergency services a lift

Family-run company Yorkshire Care Equipment has supplied over 50 Raizer emergency lifting chairs to emergency services across the North of England, reducing the time and effort it takes to lift a fallen person back to their feet. The Raizer is providing a new and dignified way to get people back on their feet wherever possible…. Read more »

Unique mental health video ‘a must-see’

A new fire video from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been setting social media alight. The footage features Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and officers talking about mental health, exploding myths and attempting to remove the stigma. It has been backed by The Samaritans and The Fire Fighters Charity and seen by more… Read more »

Government announces new standards for fire and rescue services across England

A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across England. Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission on 22 May, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd, announced a new approach to improve professional standards for fire and rescue services across England…. Read more »

Cheshire services join forces to launch UAV project

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have joined forces to fund an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which will be used to assist with police enquiries and fire incidents during a six-month trial period. Three police officers and three firefighters have been trained and accredited to the CAA standards to pilot the drone, which… Read more »

New Fire Chief announced for Cheshire

Cheshire Fire Authority has confirmed the appointment of a new head of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Mark Cashin, currently Cheshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, was selected to become the service’s new Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive after an interview panel and subsequent Member confirmation at a meeting of Cheshire Fire Authority on 22… Read more »