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Emergency Planning College takes courses ‘on the road’

The Emergency Planning College is extending its reach by taking courses ‘on the road’ – delivering training across the regions, making courses more accessible from convenient locations across the UK. As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to deliver service excellence at the Emergency Planning College (EPC), and provide more flexible training to the wider… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show has it all covered

The free-to-attend Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-25 September, is aimed at all emergency services personnel and partnering agencies involved in emergency response, planning and recovery. From cutting-edge equipment and technology to the latest training and techniques, the indoor and outdoor exhibitions, Emergency Response Zone, demos, free seminars… Read more »

Paramedic receives Police National Bravery Award

A South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) paramedic has been awarded a prestigious bravery award for his actions in disarming a man in Hailsham, East Sussex, last year. Gary Criddle, a paramedic based at Hailsham Ambulance Station in East Sussex, was presented with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Bravery… Read more »

Scott Safety leads way in SCBA technology

Part of the new ProPak SCBA range from Scott Safety, the ProPak-f and ProPak-fx incorporate the proven technology found in the company’s trusted SCBA products and are designed to meet the specific demands of the professional firefighter and users requiring a high specification BA set. Both products offer an unequalled level of performance and user… Read more »

NEAS appoints Yvonne Ormston as new Chief Executive

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has announced the appointment of Yvonne Ormston as its new Chief Executive. Yvonne has more than 30-years’ experience of working in the NHS locally, and was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Yvonne said, “I am delighted and honoured to be joining NEAS… Read more »

ZOLL Medical awarded WMAS defibs deal

The prestigious award for the supply of pre-hospital defibrillators to West Midlands Ambulance Service has been awarded to ZOLL® Medical UK Ltd. The deal will see the ambulance service replace all of its existing monitors with the latest technology from ZOLL. Weighing less than 6kg, the X Series is half the size and half the… Read more »

Senior fire officer hopes award will inspire other women

London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner Dany Cotton, the UK’s most senior woman fire officer, beat off stiff competition to be awarded the ‘Women in Public Service’ Award at the recent First Women Awards, which recognise senior level businesswomen and professionals. Dany, who has worked for London Fire Brigade for 26 years, is Assistant Commissioner for… Read more »

DuPont launches its highest level of protection

DuPont Protection Technologies has announced the launch of the new Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric with intelligent Flux Technology. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this new patented outer shell fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont and completes its Nomex® portfolio. Its integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and… Read more »

Emergency crews collaborate at Buncefield training exercise

A major emergency training exercise at the BP Hemel oil terminal, Hemel Hempstead, has been declared a huge success by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Exercise Titan, a multi-agency exercise testing the rapid response to an emergency, involved 15 fire crews, including teams from three neighbouring counties, other emergency services, partner agencies and BP staff…. Read more »

Babcock and London Fire Brigade welcome Boris to Beckton

The first of two new multi-million-pound training centres for London’s firefighters, which were designed and developed by their training partner, Babcock, was officially opened by Mayor Boris Johnson on Monday 9 June. The Emergency Services Training Centre at Beckton, and a second venue due to open later this year at Park Royal, mark the biggest… Read more »