The HELP Appeal gives a flying start to L&D Helipad

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising drive to build an onsite helipad linked to its Emergency and Critical Care services has got off to a flying start, thanks to a donation of £2m from the HELP appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The £2m donation means the Luton… Read more »

College of Policing announces new CEO

Mike Cunningham QPM, a former Chief Constable with extensive experience across policing, has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the College of Policing. College of Policing Interim Chair, Millie Banerjee, said, “I am very pleased to announce that Mike Cunningham has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the College… Read more »

Hampshire’s emergency services train in terrorist and fire scenario

More than 100 people from the emergency services in Hampshire have taken part in a large-scale multi-agency exercise that involved a simulated terrorist attack. The scenario included a fire in a block of flats and an attack in a restaurant with large numbers of people being seriously injured. Exercise Titanium was held at Prince Philip Barracks,… Read more »

Bristol Uniforms expands UK operations

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has taken on additional premises to create a Central Cutting Unit and is recruiting extra staff as part of a significant business expansion. The company was recently awarded a major new contract to supply clothing, equipment and managed services for the new… Read more »

SP Services leads the way to show medical Exporting is GREAT

A UK medical equipment supplier demonstrated its global reach as part of a campaign to support the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign. Paul Watts, Head of International Business Development at SP Services, spoke live via a huge screen to a dozen members of a Dubai sales team and a company executive in twin locations while… Read more »

USAR and HART teams in the South West sign collaboration MOU

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and the region’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) are engaging in a mutually beneficial MOU collaboration that promotes both community safety and effective response in the case of emergencies. Rowan Delasalle, Station Manager National Resilience, said, “This is an exciting and important collaboration. The benefits of this MOU… Read more »

Midlands Air Ambulance invests in upgraded helicopter

To support future lifesaving air ambulance operations, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is investing in a new, upgraded helicopter, which will enter the fleet in January 2018. Work is currently underway on the new, larger H145 Airbus helicopter, which was originally built at Airbus’ headquarters in Donauwörth, Germany. It undertook its first flight earlier this month… Read more »

Elite firefighter hub being assembled in Hampshire

A hub of elite firefighters trained to deal with disasters from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and mass explosions is being assembled in Hampshire. The crews will be based at Eastleigh Fire Station, which will have 15 specialist vehicles on site – among the most of any station in the country. The firefighters, who… Read more »

IFE appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has announced the appointment of Dr Graham Cory as its new CEO. Graham, who joins the IFE on 1 November 2017, was a senior civil servant before his appointment as CEO of The British Horse Society. Here he increased membership and won numerous awards for an organisation whose professional… Read more »