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Oxford Safety introduces Enduro Helmet Bag to reduce cross contamination from carcinogens

Oxford Safety, a leading company designing and manufacturing ground-breaking PPE and workwear for superior performance, has introduced the new Enduro Helmet Bag, enabling brigades to reduce the risk of cross contamination from toxic chemicals and carcinogens that remain on protective gear following exposure to smoke. After dealing with a blaze, firefighters will frequently put their… Read more »

NWAS introduces new epaulettes following Manchester Arena attack

Advanced medical staff will now be more easily identifiable as North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) introduces red epaulettes for senior clinicians. The change replaces the former green epaulettes worn on the shoulders as part of NWAS uniform to distinguish roles with the aim to make it easier for ambulance crews to identify a person with… Read more »

Emergency services shine as LGBT-inclusive employers

Eight emergency services organisations have made the Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers list, compiled by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall, with one new entry. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have climbed the rankings for a third successive year, moving to the third position overall (fourth in 2018; eighth in 2017), leading the way… Read more »

Established industry name joins O&H Vehicle Conversions to lead major growth

O&H Vehicle Conversions – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of emergency vehicles – has appointed an experienced industry name as its new Managing Director, to drive major company growth. Oliver North – founder and former Managing Director of fire fighting vehicle specialist, Rosenbauer UK – has also taken a shareholding in O&H to solidify… Read more »

Ford supplies RNLI with replacement fleet

Ford is pushing the boat out for the RNLI by supplying the charity that saves lives at sea with a replacement fleet of new vehicles. Ford will ship 210 new vehicles to the RNLI this year, followed by a further 120 in 2020 and again in 2021 – including 100 Ford Rangers total as beach… Read more »

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 »