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JESIP publishes Joint Doctrine

One year on from the official launch of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) and what will be the foundation for the future of improved interoperability is published – Joint Doctrine: the Interoperability Framework. The purpose of Joint Doctrine is to provide specific guidance to police, fire and ambulance commanders on the principles for… Read more »

First rugged Android tablet launched

Becrypt and Getac have launched the first secure Android tablet solution suitable for defence and government markets. This followed the announcement in August of a new technology partnership between the two companies to develop future-proof systems for industries where security is critical. The fully integrated solution made its debut at this year’s DSEI exhibition in… Read more »

New Deputy Chief Constables have home advantage

Merseyside Police and North Wales Police have both appointed new Deputy Chief Constables in recent weeks. Merseyside has appointed Andy Cooke as its new Deputy Chief Constable. He joined Merseyside Police in 1985 having obtained an Honours Degree in Politics at Nottingham University and he has served at every rank as a detective. DCC Cooke,… Read more »

Two ambulance services make top level appointments

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have both appointed new Chief Executives. The appointment of Bob Williams as the NWAS Chief Executive followed a rigorous and challenging recruitment process. Mr Williams had held the role of Acting Chief Executive for 12 months and has a long career history with… Read more »

National Crime Agency now operational

The new National Crime Agency (NCA) is now operational. For the first time, a single law enforcement agency will be responsible for leading the national response to cut serious and organised crime – from smashing multi-million pound, cross-border criminal networks and gangs and cracking intricate global cyber-crime, to tracking down child sex abusers in the… Read more »

Fire and police collaborate on driver training

Humberside Police has joined forces with Humberside Fire and Rescue Services to deliver shared training to their drivers. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s driver training team is now operating out of the force’s training centre at Courtland Road in Hull, following the need to re-locate due to the rebuilding of Clough Road Fire Station, which… Read more »

SCAS launches Trauma Training app

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of its new Trauma Triage Tool app. Devised by Els Freshwater, SCAS paramedic and trainee consultant practitioner, the app helps ensure that crews always take critically injured trauma patients to the right hospital, based on their condition and location. This helps… Read more »

CFOA welcomes new President

Paul Fuller was appointed as the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) President at the association’s annual general meeting on 18 September 2013. Paul, Chief Fire Officer of Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, will serve as CFOA President for the term 2013-2014. CFOA also welcomes Paul Hancock, Chief Fire Officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, who… Read more »

Tayside mountain rescue base boosts emergency response

Emergency rescue operations in the Tayside area were given a massive boost recently with the opening of a new purpose built mountain rescue base. Care charity, St John Scotland, has provided funding for the new base and it’s the first time in the 40 years of organised mountain rescue within the Tayside area that volunteers… Read more »

Supacat Utility Vehicle 600 unveiled

The all-new Supacat Utility Vehicle 600 (SUV 600) cost effectively fills a gap in the market for a rapid response vehicle, which also offers an off-road capability with the agility to access narrow routes and difficult terrain. Using fresh thinking to develop the SUV 600, Supacat has adapted a production standard Land Rover Discovery 4×4… Read more »