Yorkshire Ambulance Service launches life-saving app

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust is launching a life-saving app which maps all the 1288 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across the county. The Save a Life app tells you the location of your nearest AED and provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidance in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest. The app is designed… Read more »

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service deploys Panasonic rugged tablets

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with more than 200 Panasonic rugged Toughbook tablets to access vital information during an emergency. The service is deploying the Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances as Mobile Data Terminals… Read more »

EMAS crowned World Champions at competition in Copenhagen

A team of experienced paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is ‘elated’ after being crowned World Champions at a medical competition held in Copenhagen. Ricky Harrison, from Derbyshire; Ross Ludford, from Leicestershire; Rosie Sears, from Northamptonshire; and James Harness, from Lincolnshire; went head to head with ambulance crews from Denmark, Papua New Guinea, Portugal,… Read more »

Drones tested in real-life search and rescue scenarios

From 23-27 April, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) are running a special event to test the use of drones in a variety of real-life search and rescue scenarios. The week-long event is taking place along a stretch of coastline at St Athan, Wales, with a selection of… Read more »

Low emission additions to Nottinghamshire Fire fleet

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is driving towards an environmentally friendly future by adding a pair of low emission fire appliances to its fleet of vehicles. The two new appliances, which will be based at London Road Fire Station, are both Euro 6 approved, meaning they comply to the latest European Union regulations aimed… Read more »

SCAS joins UK’S largest autonomous and connected vehicle project

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has taken part in a ground-breaking UK trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology in Milton Keynes. SCAS was initially one of two emergency services approached by the UK Autodrive project team. The suggestions, challenges and commitment from Mark Begley, Head of Operations, and Steve Winfield, Clinical… Read more »

North West Ambulance Service implements inventory management solution

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has selected Ingenica Solutions to implement inventory management solution, Ingenica 360. This is part of the trust’s plans to use innovative technology to secure greater efficiency and productivity gains. Ingenica 360 enables NWAS to track and trace all inventory to the patient level, from low value items such… Read more »

London cabbies get emergency lifesaving training

London black cab drivers receive first aid, acid attack and emergency childbirth advisory training, as e-haling app mytaxi, roll out its innovative ‘Knowledge+’ programme designed to equip 17,500 drivers with a set of essential new skills. The pioneering initiative, The Knowledge+, has been developed to provide tools for mytaxi’s fleet of drivers, giving them the… Read more »

Robust and reliable communications upgrade for mountain rescue teams

Derbyshire based communications firm Zycomm Electronics was commissioned to help and support the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) and the MREW (Mountain Rescue England and Wales) to modernise and enhance their communication system, to improve connectivity between teams – particularly within the Peak District, which is a diverse terrain territory. Peak District Mountain Rescue… Read more »

Guernsey appoints new Chief Ambulance Officer

Ali Marquis has been appointed as the new Chief Officer for the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service in Guernsey. Mrs Marquis, who was formerly the Deputy Chief Officer, took up her new position at the beginning of March. She had been acting-up as Chief Officer since the retirement of Jon Beausire in August 2017…. Read more »