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St John signs new Emergency Ambulance Service deal for Guernsey

The St John Emergency Ambulance Service (SJEAS) has signed a new contract with the government of Guernsey to continue the ongoing delivery of the island’s ambulance service. The new contract comes into operation from 1 January 2019. Under the contract with the States of Guernsey, which will be managed by the Committee for Health &… Read more »

Met Police appoints two new Assistant Commissioners

The Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has appointed two new Assistant Commissioners, Nick Ephgrave and Mark Simmons. The Commissioner said, “I am delighted to announce both Mark Simmons and Nick Ephgrave as our new Assistant Commissioners. Both have enormous experience of working in policing and their input and expertise will be invaluable to both the… Read more »

North West Ambulance Service launches charity to support staff and save lives

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has officially launched its charity, which will raise money to support emergency service staff and local communities. The North West Ambulance Charity funds lifesaving equipment, education programmes and other projects to benefit the health, wellbeing and safety of patients, staff and the wider community. An NWAS charitable fund was established… Read more »

WAST Director of Operations joins St John Ambulance

A distinguished ambulance executive and paramedic with 25 years’ service in the NHS has joined St John Ambulance as second-in-command. Richard Lee, awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal in 2016, left his post as Director of Operations at the Welsh Ambulance Services (WAST) to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the charity. The COO role has… Read more »

Training manikin manufacturer named Welsh Exporter of the Year

Ruth Lee Ltd, a leading manufacturer of rescue training manikins for the fire and rescue services (FRSs), has had its impressive growth in international markets acknowledged and celebrated, as the company was named Welsh Exporter of the Year. The Daily Post Business Awards celebrates outstanding businesses in North Wales. At a glittering awards ceremony held… Read more »

telent wins contract to test ESN

telent Technology Services Ltd has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to test the Emergency Services Network (ESN) for the Home Office as it transitions to 4G based communications. The ESN Assure drive test equipment comprises LTE scanner hardware and software, ESN devices housed in a ruggedised case and installed in a telent test vehicle. The… Read more »

Ambulance service alliance aims to improve patient care

Three ambulance services have announced plans to form an alliance to improve efficiency and benefit patient care. Between them, South East Coast, South Western and West Midlands ambulance services handle more than 2.5 million 999 calls every year. The three trusts plan to form an alliance that will see them working even more closely together… Read more »

Control Room Awards return to shine spotlight on unsung heroes

Awards celebrating the life-saving and life-changing work of staff in critical control rooms are returning for the second year. The APD Control Room Awards 2019 are the only national awards that recognise the extraordinary and selfless contribution to the public and society as a whole of people working in control rooms for the police, fire,… Read more »

New Chief appointed to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has chosen Martin Blunden as its new Chief Officer. Martin is currently Deputy Chief Officer of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and will take up his new role in early 2019. Martin brings over 26 years’ fire and rescue service experience to the role, previously having held a number… Read more »

Ledlenser: a leading light in LED innovation

When your life may depend on having the right light by your side, Ledlenser is the standout choice. Already used by a multitude of emergency services professionals internationally and recognised as a leader in LED torches and headlamps, Ledlenser has perfected the art of combining precision German engineering with the latest technologies to deliver a… Read more »