New Deputy Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police

Russ Foster has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. Chief Constable John Robins announced the appointment after undertaking a rigorous selection and interview process, which attracted six candidates and was supported by the College of Policing. Mr Foster, who is currently serving as the force’s Temporary Deputy Chief Constable,… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show successfully showcases emerging technology and learning

The Emergency Services Show, the UK’s largest event for the emergency services, attracted a growing number of overseas visitors (5% up on 2018) this year, as over 8300 travelled to the NEC last month to discover emerging technologies and learn the latest techniques and practices. The indoor and outdoor exhibition featured over 450 organisations, including… Read more »

International Control Room week returns to celebrate unsung heroes

An international campaign which shines a light on critical control room staff is returning for a second year, with organisers urging emergency services organisations to make it even bigger and better.  Running from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 October, International Control Room Week will bang the drum to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital… Read more »

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 notebook approved for ESN

Panasonic has announced that the TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook is the first Microsoft Windows device to be authorised for use on the new Emergency Services Network (ESN). The accreditation means that the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 2-in-1 detachable device, already popular with emergency services across the country, can now be used by all emergency service personnel on… Read more »

Code 3 launches innovative angled scene light

World leader in innovative emergency systems, Code 3 has launched the CW2601 Series 40 Degree down angled work light containing the latest LED technology providing the very brightest white light for your application. The scene light can be mounted in a variety of locations and is ideal for side panels, rear bay doors and exterior… Read more »

Drones shared by emergency services in Humberside

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Humberside Police have launched a jointly funded drone asset. The DJI Matrice 210 and a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise dual drones will be shared by both emergency services to assist with investigations when required. It’s a collaboration, which will make sure that a drone is available around the clock… Read more »

NIFRS officially opens tactical fire training facility

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service’s (NIFRS) new £4.8m Tactical Firefighting Facility, has been officially opened at Desertcreat, outside Cookstown. The facility enables firefighters to train in ‘real fire’ facilities and is the first facility of its kind in Northern Ireland. The unique six-storey structure, built by local contractors Henry Brothers Limited, has more than… Read more »

Software helps ambulance service bring operational benefits to fleet management

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a leading global provider of fleet management software, has begun implementing its FleetWave software at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). On hand to support 1100 trust vehicles and 16,000 associated assets – from ambulances, Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) and first response vehicles to stretchers, defibrillators and first-aid… Read more »

GMFRS leads the way in high-rise evacuation procedures

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) recently held a large scale exercise at its training facility in Bury to test its emergency evacuation procedures in response to a major incident in a high-rise building. Exercise Hertz 2, which took place on 30 August, is the second of four exercises planned for 2019/20, and utilised… Read more »

New Deputy Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan has appointed Jon Foster (above) as the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS). Jon started his career at NYFRS in 1983 as an on-call firefighter at Boroughbridge. He pursued his ambition to join as a wholetime firefighter, in… Read more »