More joint working in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be working even more closely with colleagues in the police, following a pledge by Gloucestershire County Council. Earlier in the year, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) dropped plans to take over the running of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Instead, at a recent full council meeting, the county… Read more »

Police and paramedics using specialist vehicle to keep people safe on nights out

A specialist vehicle staffed by police officers and paramedics will be operating in Leicester city centre over the festive period to help keep people safe on nights out. Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service will use the POLAMB to deliver a joint response both treating people who are injured and undertaking immediate investigative enquiries… Read more »

NIFRS and NIEA commit to closer collaboration

Alan Walmsley, Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) and David Small, Chief Executive of the NI Environment Agency (NIEA), have jointly signed a reviewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations. The reviewed MOU, sets out how both organisations will continue to work in partnership and collaborate… Read more »

Water rescue dogs join South Yorkshire firefighters in training

Firefighters from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have teamed up with some clever canines to showcase their water rescue skills at Rother Valley Reservoir. Three Newfoundlands and one Leonberger scent dog from Pete Lewin Newfoundlands charity joined Edlington and Aston Park crews for the training exercise. Firefighters carried out a number of water rescue techniques… Read more »

ZOLL AED 3 now available with RapidShock

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the company’s ZOLL AED 3 ™ and the ZOLL AED 3™ BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillators now feature RapidShock™ Analysis technology, which decreases heart analysis time and pauses in chest compressions. RapidShock Analysis can… Read more »

New pumps help Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue improve flood response

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have taken delivery of new equipment to help county residents when flooding occurs. Two new 4×4 vehicles, complete with trailer-mounted flood pumps, have now been delivered to the service’s Waddington Training Facility, funded by the county council. The new equipment, which is now operational, means that firefighters can deal with flooding… Read more »

New Assistant Fire Chief for South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) has appointed a new Assistant Chief Fire Officer to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue following an extensive recruitment process. Alex Johnson beat off competition from a strong field of candidates to secure the position and brings more than 25 years of fire and rescue service experience to the… Read more »

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police expand drone fleet

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have expanded their fleet with the purchase of a range of specialist UAVs. The new fleet of drones will be supplied by COPTRZ, a commercial drone supplier, which specialises in delivering bespoke solutions to the emergency services. Following a technical and competitive tender process, COPTRZ was able to… Read more »

Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

A company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK. APD Communications develops critical, life-saving software used by emergency services organisations across the country, as well as transport and aviation operators nationally and… Read more »