Water rescue dogs join South Yorkshire firefighters in training

Firefighters from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have teamed up with some clever canines to showcase their water rescue skills at Rother Valley Reservoir. Three Newfoundlands and one Leonberger scent dog from Pete Lewin Newfoundlands charity joined Edlington and Aston Park crews for the training exercise. Firefighters carried out a number of water rescue techniques… Read more »

ZOLL AED 3 now available with RapidShock

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the company’s ZOLL AED 3 ™ and the ZOLL AED 3™ BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillators now feature RapidShock™ Analysis technology, which decreases heart analysis time and pauses in chest compressions. RapidShock Analysis can… Read more »

New pumps help Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue improve flood response

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have taken delivery of new equipment to help county residents when flooding occurs. Two new 4×4 vehicles, complete with trailer-mounted flood pumps, have now been delivered to the service’s Waddington Training Facility, funded by the county council. The new equipment, which is now operational, means that firefighters can deal with flooding… Read more »

New Assistant Fire Chief for South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) has appointed a new Assistant Chief Fire Officer to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue following an extensive recruitment process. Alex Johnson beat off competition from a strong field of candidates to secure the position and brings more than 25 years of fire and rescue service experience to the… Read more »

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police expand drone fleet

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have expanded their fleet with the purchase of a range of specialist UAVs. The new fleet of drones will be supplied by COPTRZ, a commercial drone supplier, which specialises in delivering bespoke solutions to the emergency services. Following a technical and competitive tender process, COPTRZ was able to… Read more »

Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

A company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK. APD Communications develops critical, life-saving software used by emergency services organisations across the country, as well as transport and aviation operators nationally and… Read more »

Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group calls for response to questionnaire

For several years collaboration with the widest range of partners has been identified as important within the public sector to deliver enhanced services to the community. More recently the Policing and Crime Act 2017 introduced a ‘Duty to Collaborate’ with a specific reference to the blue light services. It requires blue light services to keep collaboration at the forefront of their decision making and to… Read more »

New Chair for the College of Policing announced

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that Millie Banerjee CBE has been confirmed as the new permanent Chair of the College of Policing. Millie, who has acted as the college’s interim Chair since last November, will bring a wealth of experience from the public and private sector to the role. Before joining the College, Millie… Read more »

Police Federation Chair and Vice Chair elected

Calum Macleod has been elected to take up the role of national Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales on 1 January 2018. Following the announcement of his appointment, Mr Macleod said, “I am honoured and privileged to be elected to the role of Chair; with that comes the responsibility of ensuring that… Read more »