Discover emerging technologies at The Emergency Services Show 2019

How emerging technologies are improving the efficiency and operational effectiveness of emergency response is set to be the key focus of The Emergency Services Show 2019, the UK’s largest event for the emergency services, which takes place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham from 18-19 September. “Technology and innovation are enabling our emergency services… Read more »

Finalists announced for Control Room Awards 2019

The finalists have been announced for the APD Control Room Awards 2019, which attracted almost 400 nominations from emergency services and other critical control operations. The awards are being staged for the second year in 2019 and nominations for the nine award categories came from more than 60 organisations, including the first entries from the… Read more »

Industry experts gather for Technical Rescue Conference

Rescue 3 Europe’s biennial Technical Rescue Conference will take place at Vioa Arena, Cardiff, on 1 May 2019. This event is a combination of conference and trade exhibition, with practical instructor update workshops taking place throughout the week, either side of the conference day. The Rescue 3 conference, which in 2017 hosted 350 delegates from… Read more »

Paramedic lands new role driving forward education in emergency care

Ambulance staff in the North West are benefiting from even more expert clinical support as Advanced Paramedic, Vinny Romano steps up to embark on a new challenge as Consultant Paramedic for Education at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), making him the first person in the country to take up this role. The position has been… Read more »

Fire hood offers a particulate kind of protection

The effects of smoke exposure on the body have been linked to worryingly higher rates of cancer diagnoses and deaths among firefighters. This has presented a new challenge for the industry: to create PPE that acts as a barrier to toxins and potentially harmful smoke particles, while ensuring the body stays cool and dry. Studies… Read more »

Pool rescue manikin brings a new dynamic to lifeguard training

Lifeguards are using realistic manikins in training exercises to practice rescuing people from swimming pools. The dummies are being used by lifeguards around the world to simulate the rescue of a real person who is potentially drowning. Produced by Ruth Lee Ltd, the newly launched Pool Rescue dummies weigh 30kg and are hand-made in the… Read more »

Steve Apter named as Hampshire’s new deputy fire chief

The new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will be Steve Apter, it has been announced. Currently London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner (Safety and Assurance) Steve has almost 30 years’ experience as a firefighter. He has been in command at incidents including the… Read more »

EE wins contract to transform Police Scotland’s mobile future

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has awarded mobile operator EE, part of BT Group, a £21m contract to supply mobile services to Police Scotland over a three year period. EE is the mobile network supplier and main contractor and Motorola will supply the Pronto Digital Notebook software. The device handsets will come from Samsung and… Read more »

Steve Jupp proposed as Suffolk’s Chief Constable

Suffolk’s next Chief Constable has been selected, subject to the appointment being confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel at a hearing on 25 January. Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore and an appointments panel, selected Steve Jupp as the next Chief Constable following a rigorous selection process. Steve, who recently retired as the… Read more »