From volunteer to Chief Executive: Mark Dowie to lead the RNLI

The RNLI Board of Trustees has appointed Mark Dowie as the new Chief Executive of the RNLI. The current Chief Executive, Paul Boissier, who has been in post since 2009, is retiring and will hand over to Mark, on 15 May. Mark Dowie is currently the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Salcombe RNLI in Devon, a… Read more »

telent enables digital transformation of East Sussex FRS

telent, a leading technology and network services company, has announced it is carrying out a digital transformation programme for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS), increasing operational efficiency and reducing the time and cost spent on admin tasks. The ongoing ICT Managed Service project, which is covered by a seven-year contract worth around £8.3m,… Read more »

The Security Event to welcome security professionals, installers and integrators

Held at the NEC, Birmingham from 9-11 April 2019, The Security Event is a major new exhibition, which gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, meet new suppliers and connect with your industry. The Security Event brings together a world-class education programme, market leaders and industry experts, to make it the most hotly… Read more »

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance now carries blood supplies on board

In a major development that provides a significant improvement in the care that can be provided to patients in the region, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) now carries blood supplies on board its helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs). Being able to give a pre-hospital transfusion at the scene of an incident could be… Read more »

Ambulance service invests in TETRA two-way pagers for its Community First Responders

Motorola Solutions has been selected by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust, the second-largest ambulance trust in England, to equip 450 Community First Responders with its ADVISOR™ TPG2200 TETRA two-way pagers as part of the TPG Messenger managed service. The new pagers will modernise the mission-critical alerting of volunteer first responders on the… Read more »

Crowd safety app receives Home Office funding

A new app to keep people safe in crowded places will be used at a major London location, after an award of almost £250,000 from the Home Office. The app, called The Krowd, is the first project to be launched publicly under a scheme set up in response to the terror attacks in 2017. The… Read more »

Mental health survey reveals effectiveness of Mind’s Blue Light Programme

Research from Mind reveals that emergency services staff and volunteers are over twice as likely to say that their service encouraged them to talk about their mental health, compared to four years ago. The survey, conducted to coincide with the release of a report marking the end of Mind’s Blue Light Programme, showed that almost… Read more »

Met Police invests in new TETRA terminals in force-wide refresh

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has selected Sepura’s SC2 Series of TETRA terminals to replace their existing fleet in an agreement forming one of the largest single orders ever received by the UK-based TETRA specialist manufacturer. The decision to purchase Sepura terminals was taken after an extensive trial with the devices across numerous sites with… Read more »

Versatile in-vehicle communications hub

The mT.AGG is a newly developed, high performance in-vehicle communications hub, which provides seamless integration from devices used in or around a vehicle, such as tablets, phones or computers and interfacing to in-built vehicle systems, such as CAN. The mT.AGG hub provides the latest generation of wired and wireless communication systems and is designed with… Read more »

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service launches Rapid Response Vehicle trial

Two new additions to Cumbria County Council‘s Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s fleet were revealed for the first time to county councillors and South Lakeland District Councillors on 20 March at County Offices, Kendal. The new Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) will be ‘on the run’ at Arnside and Staveley fire stations from the beginning of April,… Read more »