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Simple solution delivers elevated scene illumination

The Will-Burt Company has designed and manufactured an all-new light tower designed for international markets. The Night Scan Lite is a compact, roof-mounted, folding light tower that merges LED light technology with proven mechanical design to deliver fast and reliable elevated scene illumination. The Night Scan Lite’s patent-pending design enables it to operate in the… Read more »

PCC announces preferred candidate for Surrey Police Chief Constable

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro, has announced that Gavin Stephens is his preferred candidate for the role of Chief Constable of Surrey Police. The appointment will now be subject to a confirmation hearing by Surrey’s Police and Crime Panel in early April. Gavin Stephens has been acting as the temporary Chief… Read more »

Fire protection products and expert advice at FIM Expo

It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo returns to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 3 April. This event is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on product demonstrations, have in-depth technical discussions, and compare products between manufacturers – all in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a local expo. Organised… Read more »

Control Room Awards celebrate unsung heroes

Hidden heroes of the control room community have been honoured for their amazing work saving lives, safeguarding the public and supporting good causes. The APD Control Room Awards 2019 have shone a welcome spotlight on the behind-the-scenes stars who epitomise the very best of public service. The APD Control Room Awards winners were announced during… Read more »

Purpose-built police intelligence tool available via the Azure cloud

Chorus Intelligence, a provider of data cleansing and analysis software to law enforcement, has announced that its Analyser and Investigator solutions are now available to all police forces and law enforcement agencies via the Microsoft Azure cloud. With secure access to critical data via the cloud, forces will be able to access Chorus’ tools that… Read more »

NHSX: new joint organisation for digital transformation in the NHS

The Government has announced the formation of a new joint unit, NHSX, which will be created to bring the benefits of modern technology to every patient and clinician. NHSX will combine the best talent from government, the NHS and industry with the aim of creating the most advanced health and care service in the world to diagnose… Read more »

Sepura celebrates 45,000 TETRA terminals sold through the national Police ICT framework

Sepura has achieved a significant milestone in selling 45,000 TETRA radio terminals to UK public safety organisations since the introduction of the national Police ICT framework, in November 2018. The framework has reduced the burden of the procurement process for UK police forces by providing a nationally coordinated approach, benefitting Airwave user organisations through greater… Read more »

Kent and London firefighters to carry fire escape hoods

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is one of two fire and rescue services in the UK now carrying escape hoods to protect members of the public from toxic smoke at fires. The introduction of the new kit comes as a result of collaborative working with London Fire Brigade, who’ve also issued the hoods to their… Read more »

Cambridgeshire FRS equips 50 vehicles with rugged tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during operations. The service has deployed 13in Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances. These Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) are permanently mounted in the front… Read more »

YPO introduces national Incident Command Control Software System framework

Recent events have led to a highlighted need for fast control at the scene of an incident. YPO understands the current uncontrollable factors that are affecting the way in which our emergency services can operate. In modern day emergency response, it is important for data communications between command units to be simple and effective, allowing… Read more »