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J Tomlinson awarded SCAS contract

J Tomlinson has been appointed on a two-year contract to provide maintenance services to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS). The appointment follows J Tomlinson’s extensive work with the emergency services sector, including a planned and reactive maintenance contract with West Midlands Ambulance Service, for whom the company’s construction division also recently completed… Read more »

Police search managers train with USAR colleagues in Devon

National Resilience based at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) have facilitated six training scenarios for Devon and Cornwall Police search managers. Devon and Cornwall Police have at present 200 fully trained search officers and to ensure that all remain in licence they are required to attend two refresher days a year. Colin… Read more »

Cartwright Conversions completes major contract

Cartwright Conversions has delivered the final ambulances to E-zec Medical in a deal with the private ambulance company to supply more than 100 patient transport vehicles. The Yorkshire-based company specialises in vehicle conversions for the healthcare industry including frontline ambulances, patient transport service (PTS) vehicles and wheelchair accessible vehicles. E-zec Medical is one of the… Read more »

Collaboration expansion for South Yorkshire Police and Fire

South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has expanded its already successful collaboration programme, after appointing a Head of Joint Vehicle Fleet Management to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of both organisation’s fleet operations. Sarah Gilding was appointed in to the role on 4 June 2018, after working for South Yorkshire Police for over… Read more »

Local generosity keeps Central Beacons MRT on the road

The generosity of South Wales Constabulary and a company based in Warwickshire is helping to keep Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team on the road and available to its community and visitors in need. Since a fire at the team’s base in Merthyr Tydfil in November 2017, team members and their supporters have been fundraising and… Read more »

Midlands Air Ambulance launches pre-hospital critical care car

A further 60-70 lives could be saved* each year as Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has launched an innovative critical care car with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to specifically tend to those suffering from either a heart attack, cardiac arrest, sepsis, stroke or serious respiratory issues. “While we will always remain a helicopter-led pre-hospital… Read more »

Decontamination kits for West Midlands Police

Emergency services have been equipped with specialist kits to treat victims of hazardous or corrosive substance attacks after a medical supply company tailor made them to police specifications. West Midlands Police have just received the bespoke kits to improve the response to a victim of an incident involving hazardous materials. The decontamination kits were tailor-made… Read more »

ZOLL AEDs placed on all London Fire Brigade stations

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has standardised on the ZOLL AED 3™* BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillator. LFB is the first fire and rescue service in the UK to implement the ZOLL AED 3…. Read more »