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Neonatal transport incubator unveiled

A new transport incubator system, which offers complete care for neonates and newborns during inter- and intra-hospital transport such as ambulance, helicopter and aeroplane, has been launched in the UK. The Globe-Trotter GT5400 by Dräger combines central functions such as thermoregulation, ventilation, infusion technology, and real-time monitoring on a modular frame. This means that instead… Read more »

Airwave launches high-speed data on demand service

Airwave, the leading mission critical voice and data communications provider, has launched 4GMax – secure and resilient high-speed data on demand for the emergency services. 4GMax is a cost-effective service that brings together the signal strength from multiple mobile operators. By combining bandwidth from up to four commercial mobile networks, 4GMax delivers increased uplink capacity… Read more »

Award-winning Airbus Tetra radio available in the UK

The smallest fully-featured Tetra handset in the world, the TH1n from Airbus Defence and Space, is now available in the UK. In the last 12 months the radio has gone through the formal evaluation process with CESG, the UK government’s national technical authority for information assurance, and certification is imminent. It has also undergone conformance… Read more »

‘GPs with Ambulance scheme’ praised for reducing admissions to A&E

A scheme to support paramedics when they respond to 999 calls and reduce the number of patients being admitted to hospital was presented at ‘The role of Ambulance and Paramedic Services in Delivering Urgent Care’ conference in March and received very positive feedback from the attendees. The GPs with Ambulance scheme is run in partnership… Read more »

Paul Crowther to be next BTP Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther OBE has been appointed as the next Chief Constable of the British Transport Police. Paul Crowther has been Acting Chief Constable since January while the current Chief Constable, Andy Trotter OBE QPM, has been leading the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing. Paul is expected to take over… Read more »

London Fire Brigade chooses Babcock to manage its operation-critical fleet

Babcock International Group PLC has been announced as the preferred tenderer on the multi million pound contract to manage London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) fleet.  Following the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s (LFEPA) announcement, there will be a mandatory 10 day standstill period before the process can continue to final contract award.  The contract is… Read more »

Airwave launches new mobile communications service

Airwave, the leading mission critical voice and data communications provider, has launched Airwave Smart Mobile, a mobile communications service designed specifically to meet the current and future needs of public service organisations. Operating as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the service provides access to one the UK’s largest mobile networks and enables the possibility… Read more »

ACPO publishes Freedom of Information disclosures

Information gleaned from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) under the Freedom of Information Act has now been made available via the ACPO website as part of the association’s continuing work to promote openness and transparency in policing. The website now features a new disclosure log of all responses issued since the organisation came… Read more »

Cumbria PCC launches Chief Constable recruitment

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, has announced that he has started the recruitment process for a new permanent Chief Constable, which includes a confirmatory hearing with the Police and Crime Panel. Richard Rhodes said, “I am pleased to be starting the search for a permanent new Chief Constable for Cumbria and welcome applications… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz dealer wins £15m ambulance order

Ambulance chiefs covering six counties have embarked on a major upgrade of their frontline fleet in conjunction with East Anglian Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle Dealer Orwell Truck & Van. The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) NHS Trust has taken the first deliveries from an order for 147 new vehicles worth some £15m. Based on 5.0-tonne… Read more »