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Mental health issues addressed at ESS2017

Unions, professional bodies and charities will come together at The Emergency Services Show 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham next week (20-21 September) to lift the lid on mental health issues and share strategies for improving the wellbeing of emergency services staff. A recent ‘blue light’ mental health survey by the charity Mind, showed almost… Read more »

West Midlands Police awards end-to-end uniform supply chain contract to DHL

DHL Supply Chain has been awarded an initial six-year contract by West Midlands Police (WMP) to join the National Uniform Managed Service (NUMS). As part of the contract, DHL will design and deliver police uniforms and equipment for WMP, based at a DHL site. DHL will provide a consistent, efficient and uninterrupted supply of products,… Read more »

Lowland Rescue teams up with GoodSAM

Lowland Rescue, the UK’s governing committee for Lowland search and rescue teams in the UK, representing 35 teams, covering the UK’s non-mountainous areas, and all of Northern Ireland, has announced its registration with GoodSAM (Good Smartphone Activated Medics) Group. GoodSAM is the world’s most advanced emergency alerting platform. The app allows alerters to dial the… Read more »

Prime Minister backs 999 Memorial

The Prime Minister, Theresa May has given her backing to the National Emergency Services Memorial and the Official Emergency Services Day campaign, due to be launched at The Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 20 September 2017. The National Emergency Services Memorial is raising £2m to build the first memorial dedicated to over… Read more »

Suffolk PCC chooses not to pursue FRS plans

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has announced that he will not be pursuing plans to take control of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. Earlier this year the Police and Crime Commissioner commissioned an independent review to assist his decision-making. This review concluded that there is insufficient evidence to suggest a governance change at… Read more »

HAIX launches fire boot range at ESS2017

Safety footwear specialist HAIX will showcase additions to its fire boot range for the first time in the UK at The Emergency Services Show 2017, which takes place next week, 20-21 September. The new Fire Eagle Vario, Fire Eagle High and Special Fighter Pro models will be on display, along with products ideal for the… Read more »

Charities unite for National Air Ambulance Week

For the first time in history, four air ambulance charities across the Eastern Region and the Capital have come together to raise awareness of the emergency pre-hospital care they bring to patients in their time of need. National Air Ambulance Week runs from 11-17 September. To mark the occasion East Anglian Air Ambulance, Essex &… Read more »

Bristol launches new Wildland Firefighting PPE

Bristol Uniforms has launched a new range of Wildland Firefighting PPE, available for wildland firefighters across the globe. The new designs for both male and female firefighters have been developed in response to an increase in demand for higher performance protective fabrics, lighter weight solutions and improved ergonomics and fit in wildfire protection. Wildland firefighters… Read more »

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service invests in community safety in the Western Isles

Communities in the Western Isles of Scotland are set to benefit from a near £3m investment, which has transformed the fire station at Stornoway and delivered vital modern training facilities. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s extensive 12-month renovation programme has doubled the size of the former station, which now includes additional office space for… Read more »

First aid ‘could help ease the pressure on A&E’ according to new research

New research commissioned by British Red Cross shows that over a third of people (34.1%) who attend accident and emergency (A&E) departments were seeking help because they are ‘worried and didn’t know what to do’. The survey of people using A&E, conducted by the University of West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of… Read more »