Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

A company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK. APD Communications develops critical, life-saving software used by emergency services organisations across the country, as well as transport and aviation operators nationally and… Read more »

Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group calls for response to questionnaire

For several years collaboration with the widest range of partners has been identified as important within the public sector to deliver enhanced services to the community. More recently the Policing and Crime Act 2017 introduced a ‘Duty to Collaborate’ with a specific reference to the blue light services. It requires blue light services to keep collaboration at the forefront of their decision making and to… Read more »

New Chair for the College of Policing announced

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that Millie Banerjee CBE has been confirmed as the new permanent Chair of the College of Policing. Millie, who has acted as the college’s interim Chair since last November, will bring a wealth of experience from the public and private sector to the role. Before joining the College, Millie… Read more »

Police Federation Chair and Vice Chair elected

Calum Macleod has been elected to take up the role of national Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales on 1 January 2018. Following the announcement of his appointment, Mr Macleod said, “I am honoured and privileged to be elected to the role of Chair; with that comes the responsibility of ensuring that… Read more »

Remouldable emergency services PPE earplugs launched

UK based company ZenPlugs has launched a completely new type of moulded PPE earplug kit, which are moulded to your ears individually, making them incredibly comfortable and effective at keeping sound and water out. The earplugs include the antibacterial compound Steritouch, which kills all bacteria that cause ear infections, including MRSA and Pseudomonas. Because the… Read more »

Rural crime initiative boosted with Cartwright police vehicles

Cartwright Conversions has supplied 10 new police vehicles to Lincolnshire Police for its officers to use in the fight against rural crime across the county. The vehicle conversion specialists delivered the modified Ford Kuga patrol vehicles two weeks ahead of schedule with a bespoke dash panel designed specifically for the SUV. Electrical engineers moved the… Read more »

Dräger launches compact ventilator for emergency services

Lightweight, sturdy and simple to operate, the Oxylog VE300 is Dräger’s newly developed emergency and transport ventilator that is particularly apt for use outside of the hospital environment. Emergency doctors and paramedics can provide patients with the most important ventilation modes and, if necessary, use the device for CPR. The device follows a simple and… Read more »

New wholetime firefighters in Devon and Somerset complete their training

The first new wholetime firefighters to join Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for eight years have successfully completed their initial training. The 15 new starters, five of whom are women, have all passed the initial recruit training at the Severn Park Fire and Rescue Training Centre, Avonmouth. They will be joined by another… Read more »

HAIX launches revolutionary Black Eagle Safety 54

HAIX has launched its hotly anticipated Black Eagle Safety 54, evolving the popular Black Eagle Safety shoe range. The Black Eagle Safety 54 prioritises comfort, stability, breathability and durability, creating a leading safety shoe, exceeding the EN ISO 20345:2011 safety standard and achieving S3 certification through exceptional safety features. Flexible, lightweight and puncture resistant soles… Read more »