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Patients see benefits of dementia cannula sleeves

The Welsh Ambulance Service has received its first dementia cannula sleeves, which have been devised and made by volunteers at Handmade for Dementia. The sleeves have proven to keep dementia patients calm and stop them from pulling needles out of their arms during treatment. Ambulance staff on both emergency and non-emergency services will be using… Read more »

Police ICT Company welcomes new Chair

The Police ICT Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, as its new Chair with immediate effect. Stephen was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire in May 2016 and, in January 2019, also took over the governance of Northamptonshire’s fire and rescue service to become Northamptonshire Police,… Read more »

Alex Johnson appointed South Yorkshire’s Chief Fire Officer

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) has appointed a new Chief Fire Officer. Alex Johnson was appointed following a selection process which included a written application and panel interview with members of the Fire Authority. Alex joined South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2017, before being promoted to Deputy… Read more »

Security & Policing 2020: where technology and innovation meet

The official UK Government global security event, Security and Policing, returns in 2020 from 3-5 March, offering a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, colleagues and Government officials. Hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre (JSaRC), Security and Policing… Read more »

Cardiac Science launches next generation G3 defibrillator

Cardiac Science, has launched the next generation of its hugely popular G3 model, the Powerheart® G3 Elite. The new defibrillator features modern circuitry for added reliability and sustainability, as well as strong resistance against dust and water. Using proven and unique Rescue Ready® technology the G3 Elite conducts self-tests every day to ensure electrodes and… Read more »

Gamber-Johnson introduces new premium motion attachment products

Gamber-Johnson, a leading supplier of rugged mounting solutions for fleet vehicles, emergency service vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications has introduced a new family of premium Mongoose motion attachment products for use in emergency service and enterprise fleets. The new Mongoose XE utilises a fully protected linear bearing to easily and effortlessly allow adjustment to… Read more »

Simplifying access to technology innovation for emergency services

In the past it may have been difficult for blue light services to bring on board technologies which are truly cutting edge. Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace is changing that. It was launched in early 2019 following conversations Crown Commercial Service (CCS) held with its stakeholders. CCS helps organisations across the entire public sector get… Read more »

LFB calls on Government to reverse ‘20 years of neglect’ on fire safety

Since the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, London Fire Brigade has been leading the call for ministers to step up and implement key changes to building regulations to prevent future disasters. This includes reviewing fire safety in residential buildings and calling for Government changes to building regulations, including a complete ban of combustible cladding and… Read more »

Met Police trials fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across its vehicles by 2050, and as part of this is now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen and fuel cell power have come into sharper focus in the UK in recent years as a potential emissions-free alternative to traditional… Read more »