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Workshop investment pays off for Gloucestershire FRS

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has announced major savings, improved vehicle handling and a significant reduction in carbon emissions since installing the latest Josam wheel-alignment equipment from UK distributor, Automotive Equipment Solutions (AES). The fire and rescue service opted for the latest Josam Cam-Aligner so that the 120 vehicles in its service and rescue fleet… Read more »

Bristol launches stock styles for structural fire fighting

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing for the emergency services, has launched its first ever selection of stock styles for structural fire fighting. Immediately available, the stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives. Although ready-made, the PPE can be personalised by adding a heat-sealed… Read more »

Emergency services celebrated for dementia friendly initiatives at Alzheimer’s Society awards

Following Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Friendly Awards on 27 November, three emergency services have been recognised nationally for their achievements in leading the sector by helping to support people with dementia to live safely in their local communities. Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Cleveland Police were all shortlisted for… Read more »

Motorola Solutions launches next generation of Pronto mobile policing solution

Motorola Solutions has announced a number of new integrations for its Pronto digital policing application software to enhance mobile workflows. The first integrates Motorola Solutions’ Edesix body-worn cameras into Pronto via the company’s digital evidence management system, CommandCentral Vault. The second is a successful trial that provides officers access to driver’s license images with Motorola… Read more »

PPSS Group launches next generation body armour

PPSS Group’s next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new level. Made from Auxilam™, a unique carbon fibre composite material, this latest body armour will protect the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable.  Utilising a combination of the incredible strength of… Read more »

5G connected ambulance concept brought to life during remote diagnostics demonstration

The UK’s first showcase bringing 5G virtual and augmented reality together with robotic technology in healthcare has taken place in Birmingham. Following the launch earlier this year of BT’s 5G network in the city, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and BT recently demonstrated scenarios where the technology could provide solutions for the healthcare… Read more »

Capita partners with what3words location-finding app

Capita plc (Capita) has joined forces with location start-up what3words to help police and fire and rescue services respond to emergency incidents with precise accuracy – even when callers are unable to explain or describe where they are. what3word’s location-finding app will be integrated directly into Capita’s Vision Command & Control solution. When used in… Read more »

Top award for O&H MD

Oliver North, Managing Director of emergency vehicle manufacturer O&H Vehicle Technology, was awarded the coveted Young Director of the Year award at the 2019 finals of the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Awards on 18 October. The Young Director of the Year award recognises leaders under the age of 40, who have demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial potential,… Read more »

Top technology presented to RNLI and HM Coastguard teams in Cleethorpes

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has presented a thermal image camera to the RNLI and HM Coastguard team in Cleethorpes. Funded by HFR Solutions CIC, the Pulsar Axion XM30 Thermal Monocular (50Hz) will be used by the team to assist with callouts. Joint interoperability between Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI and HM… Read more »

Staff devastated as Sheffield museum loses part of collection to vandalism

Staff and volunteers at a Sheffield museum have been left devastated after vandals attacked and destroyed part of its collection of vintage vehicles. The damage was discovered by staff and volunteers from the National Emergency Services Museum (NESM) when they arrived to move 18 vehicles out of a storage site in Sheffield to a new… Read more »