Emergency services shine as LGBT inclusive employers

Six emergency services organisations based in England, Scotland and Wales have retained their place in the Top 100 employers list, compiled by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall, with three new entries. Stonewall’s annual review has this year, for the first time ever, marked employers specifically on trans inclusivity, in addition to their… Read more »

999 joint working highlighted to mark year since new law came into force

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) has published details of dozens of areas of joint work with the police and other emergency services, to mark a year since a new law on collaboration between emergency services came into force. The service has unveiled a list of 30 ways it is working more closely with the region’s… Read more »

New Chief Constable appointed at Cleveland Police

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has appointed Mike Veale as the next Chief Constable of Cleveland, succeeding Iain Spittal who retired last month. Speaking following the appointment, PCC Coppinger said, “I am delighted to announce that, following confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel, the new Chief Constable of Cleveland is… Read more »

Key NHS technology programme extended to ambulance trusts

NHS England has announced three ambulance trusts will share £10m to help improve patient care by developing into world class digital organisations. South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) are the first to join the ambulance version… Read more »

Portable Honda inverter generator gets the job done in remote locations

Kicking off 2018 for Honda (UK) is the launch of the new EU22i, successor to the best-selling EU20i from Honda’s portable inverter generator range. Offering a 10 percent increase in power, plus a range of enhancements to make it more durable and user friendly, it still remains as quiet and almost identical in size and… Read more »

Cloud-based CRM platform supports secure online access to College of Policing’s knowledge, training and standards

Collaboration between ProTech and Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has met the requirements of the College of Policing for a highly secure cloud-based CRM solution, which captures and stores data for the college to support the dissemination of its knowledge, training and standards to more than 300,000 police officers and police staff across the UK. As… Read more »

Advanced Mobile Location soon to be available on iPhone

Accurate caller location in case of an emergency is one of the most significant pieces of information an emergency call-taker can use. Caller location can be detrimental for the safety of the public in many ways – the decision on which emergency resource is dispatched, the quickest route to get to the incident, and so… Read more »

Rosenbauer UK supplies NATO with fire trucks sent to Afghanistan

Rosenbauer UK has supplied NATO with two fire appliances, which touched down in Afghanistan earlier this month. With a mission to provide effective security and safety across the country, NATO signed the £1.1m contract in November 2017. The two 6×6 Panther fire trucks have now been delivered and were transported to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International… Read more »

Norfolk fire station home to new ambulance response post

A new ambulance response post has opened in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk thanks to a partnership with the county’s fire and rescue service. Staff from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) have begun responding from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service base in Friars Lane, Great Yarmouth. The ambulance service will have a… Read more »

Cleveland Fire Brigade launches new water rescue unit

Cleveland firefighters are equipped to tackle flooding incidents throughout the UK with the launch of a new water rescue unit. The fully-fitted support vehicle includes a inflatable boat, 10 and five person rescue sleds, two inflatable walkways, decontamination spray units and first aid, which includes oxygen therapy. The unit has a capacity to carry out… Read more »