Ambulance service appoints new Chief Executive

Dr Anthony Marsh will become Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) from 1 January 2014. Dr Marsh, who is currently Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (WMAS), is being brought in to accelerate improvement in service delivery and performance and build on the foundations for long-term… Read more »

UK first for two north east fire and rescue services

The UK’s first joint fire and rescue service control mobilising system has gone live in the north east. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service began work 18 months ago on a new, more efficient and more resilient fire and rescue service mobilising system. The supplier of the new… Read more »

Teesside University approved to teach policing qualification

Vital knowledge and understanding for aspiring police officers are to be taught at Teesside University after it became the first North East University to be approved to teach an important qualification. The College of Policing has approved Teesside University to be a provider of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP). An increasing number of… Read more »

Welsh police forces address data collaboration

South Wales Police and Gwent Police have become the latest customers of Aligned Assets after purchasing the company’s AddressBase Premium compatible Symphony Bluelight corporate gazetteer management system. South Wales Police is an established user of the Niche Records Management System and following a decision by Gwent Police to adopt the same system, ground-breaking work has… Read more »

EMAS Paramedic appointed to national trauma panel

Nottingham Paramedic Cherylene Camps (right) has become the first person from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to join a national panel to offer specialised advice on traumas. Cherylene, who has worked for EMAS for 16 years, will play a key role in developing spinal injury assessment and treatment as part of the NICE (National… Read more »

Real time video from a search dog

Specialist wireless communications company, Wood & Douglas, has launched a lower cost, lightweight, Wi-Fi enabled variant of its Portable All-terrain Wireless System, or PAWS, a live video link designed to be worn by military and search trained dogs. With a head-mounted video camera, PAWS Wi-Fi enables a dog to operate without any discomfort, beaming real-time… Read more »

Uniform folding system for cyclists

Cycling has become an increasingly popular transport method due to government funding, increasing commuter costs, however it isn’t always the easiest mode of transport for workers who wear suits or uniform for work. FreeFold is an award winning, suit folding system, designed to change the lives of the 760,000 people that cycle to work. Worldline… Read more »

Fire Service College role for Jon Hall

The Fire Service College has announced the appointment of Jon Hall as Director of Training and Organisational Development. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with over 30 years experience in the fire and rescue service, most recently as Chief Fire Officer for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.  In his role as chair of… Read more »

JESIP publishes Joint Doctrine

One year on from the official launch of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) and what will be the foundation for the future of improved interoperability is published – Joint Doctrine: the Interoperability Framework. The purpose of Joint Doctrine is to provide specific guidance to police, fire and ambulance commanders on the principles for… Read more »

First rugged Android tablet launched

Becrypt and Getac have launched the first secure Android tablet solution suitable for defence and government markets. This followed the announcement in August of a new technology partnership between the two companies to develop future-proof systems for industries where security is critical. The fully integrated solution made its debut at this year’s DSEI exhibition in… Read more »