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Edesix announces partnership with East Midlands Environment Agency

Edesix, the UK-based  provider of body worn cameras, has announced a partnership with Environment Agency enforcement teams in the East Midlands following a successful six-month trial. The trial, which was commissioned after a growing number of abusive incidents during site inspections to waste sites, found that wearing body worn cameras helped to reduce incidents of… Read more »

SECAmb invests in additional vehicles to respond to lower priority calls

Additional vehicles targeted at lower priority calls will begin to respond to patients in the coming weeks following investment by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb). The Non-Emergency Transport (NET) vehicles, which will complement the trust’s emergency fleet, will begin to be rolled out across SECAmb’s region this month. A total of 30 Fiat ambulances are… Read more »

Mangar Health acquired by Winncare Group

Winncare Group, a leading France based medical device company, has announced the acquisition of Mangar Health for an undisclosed sum. Providing a range of complementary and assistive technology equipment, the Wales-based business supports Winncare’s continued European growth plans and accelerates its entry into UK markets. Employing more than 70 staff, Mangar Health designs, manufactures and… Read more »

J Tomlinson wins new blue light sector maintenance contract

J Tomlinson has extended its emergency services portfolio after being awarded a five-year repairs and maintenance contract by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. The company has worked with fire and rescue, ambulance and police services for more than 20 years – building new premises, providing mechanical and electrical improvements, undertaking refurbishment work and providing facilities… Read more »

St John signs new Emergency Ambulance Service deal for Guernsey

The St John Emergency Ambulance Service (SJEAS) has signed a new contract with the government of Guernsey to continue the ongoing delivery of the island’s ambulance service. The new contract comes into operation from 1 January 2019. Under the contract with the States of Guernsey, which will be managed by the Committee for Health &… Read more »

Met Police appoints two new Assistant Commissioners

The Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has appointed two new Assistant Commissioners, Nick Ephgrave and Mark Simmons. The Commissioner said, “I am delighted to announce both Mark Simmons and Nick Ephgrave as our new Assistant Commissioners. Both have enormous experience of working in policing and their input and expertise will be invaluable to both the… Read more »

North West Ambulance Service launches charity to support staff and save lives

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has officially launched its charity, which will raise money to support emergency service staff and local communities. The North West Ambulance Charity funds lifesaving equipment, education programmes and other projects to benefit the health, wellbeing and safety of patients, staff and the wider community. An NWAS charitable fund was established… Read more »

WAST Director of Operations joins St John Ambulance

A distinguished ambulance executive and paramedic with 25 years’ service in the NHS has joined St John Ambulance as second-in-command. Richard Lee, awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal in 2016, left his post as Director of Operations at the Welsh Ambulance Services (WAST) to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the charity. The COO role has… Read more »

Training manikin manufacturer named Welsh Exporter of the Year

Ruth Lee Ltd, a leading manufacturer of rescue training manikins for the fire and rescue services (FRSs), has had its impressive growth in international markets acknowledged and celebrated, as the company was named Welsh Exporter of the Year. The Daily Post Business Awards celebrates outstanding businesses in North Wales. At a glittering awards ceremony held… Read more »

telent wins contract to test ESN

telent Technology Services Ltd has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to test the Emergency Services Network (ESN) for the Home Office as it transitions to 4G based communications. The ESN Assure drive test equipment comprises LTE scanner hardware and software, ESN devices housed in a ruggedised case and installed in a telent test vehicle. The… Read more »