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Dorset and Wiltshire FRS and specialist flood rescue unit sign agreement

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) has signed an agreement with Surf Life Saving GB, Wessex Flood Rescue Unit to work together in the event of flooding and during other water rescues. Surf Life Saving GB are a team of highly-trained volunteers based across the country, who already support fire crews and other… Read more »

Firefighters put search and rescue skills to the test at new training facility

Firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) took part in a major training exercise at their new training facility in Bury on 30 June. Crews had no idea what scenario they would face and needed to demonstrate extensive search and rescue skills in demanding, real-life conditions, along with partner agencies and neighbouring fire… Read more »

Getac’s latest rugged tablet for mobile workers enhances performance and security

Getac has launched its A140 fully rugged tablet, the largest, most secure tablet the company has ever produced. Designed together with a leading automotive manufacturer, the 14in tablet has a 1000 NITs sunlight readable display, best-in-class performance Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, dual hot-swappable batteries for continuous use, and a suite of security features…. Read more »

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Chief joins from Canada

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has appointed Iain Bushell as Deputy Chief Officer. Iain joins the SFRS from Strathcona County Emergency Services in Alberta, Canada where he is Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management with responsibility for both fire and paramedic response. In his new position, Iain will be Director of Service… Read more »

New and improved JESIP App launched

Words: Finola Carey, Project Manager, JESIP The original JESIP App was downloaded over 25,000 times making it a huge success and certainly one of the most popular products that we have delivered, but we knew that there was room for improvement. We listened to the excellent feedback from the many App users following the release… Read more »

Cleveland Fire Brigade upgrades to next generation of control room technology

Cleveland Fire Brigade has upgraded its control room to enable operators to securely take 999 calls from the public and communicate with frontline staff across any network or device. WAVE™ Control Room Solution (WAVE CRS) from Motorola Solutions will drive productivity and enhance the service the fire brigade provides to 560,000 local citizens. How the… Read more »

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service driving examiner trainer is country’s first

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service driver trainer has passed a course to become the country’s first driving examiner trainer outside of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Ministry of Defence. Rowan Kitton recently completed an intensive five-week course at the DVSA’s training centre in Cardington, Bedfordshire, and is now qualified to train… Read more »

North West Ambulance Service fleet steps on the gas with MGS

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust has awarded a new, four-year contract to Medical Gas Solutions (MGS) – one that will see MGS supply vital medical gases to NWAS’ 1000 emergency vehicles across the North West. MGS (a subsidiary of leading energy company Flogas Britain Ltd) will supply both oxygen and analgesic gases… Read more »

Bristol Uniforms selected for UK-wide collaborative PPE framework

Bristol Uniforms has been awarded the contract to supply fire fighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all local authority fire and rescue services (FRS) across the UK. A dedicated project team led by Kent Fire and Rescue Service created the new framework. It follows the success of the South East and… Read more »