John Redmond named as Shropshire’s Chief Fire Officer

The new Chief Fire Officer of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will be John Redmond, the current Deputy Chief Fire officer, who will take over in July from the present Chief Fire Officer, Paul Raymond, who is retiring. Originally from Wallasey on Merseyside, John gained a degree in geography at the University of Hull in 1982. He joined London… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance to use 4G to enhance service

London’s Air Ambulance has formed a strategic partnership with mobile operator EE to develop new systems that will use 4G technology. The partnership is aimed at enhancing the service provided by the capital’s air ambulance and cutting vital minutes off mission times for the benefit of patients. The service’s trauma team already started using tablet PCs… Read more »

Rescue sled range for extreme water rescue

Firefish Marine, a company that specialises in water rescue, is preparing to launch its new range of products designed for extreme adventure, extreme rescue and extreme access. This Firefish Marine sled series includes the Aquabolt, Phoenix, Wing and Flight, which have been developed for use in open water as well as river rescue situations and… Read more »

Solar panels help drive efficiencies for local ambulance fleet.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is the first ambulance service in England to introduce solar panels on to its Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV). SCAS started trialling solar panels in January 2012 and from September 2012 started fitting them on all new RRVs. To date solar panels have been installed on 36 of… Read more »

Babcock awarded fire resilience contract with URENCO

Babcock International Group has been awarded a multi-million pound five-year contract with URENCO, a leading global nuclear fuel business, for the provision of a fire resilience service at its Capenhurst site, located close to Chester. The contract, which started this month, sees Babcock providing 24/7 fire fighting and command and control room services, including responsibility… Read more »

Wristwatch with a dual frequency locator beacon

Breitling has reaffirmed its pioneering role in the field of technical watches and instruments for professionals by creating the very first wristwatch with a built-in personal locator beacon (PLB). The Emergency II is a high-tech gem equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system and serving… Read more »