Royal visit marks 40th anniversary of Fire Service College

HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Firefighters Memorial Trust, marked the 40th anniversary of the Fire Service College by officially opening its new accommodation at a ceremony in Moreton-in-Marsh on Friday 6 June. The new block, named Braidwood House, is in honour of James Braidwood, the founder of the world’s first municipal fire service… Read more »

Partnership working at home in Aston

Ambulance staff have moved in with their fire and rescue service colleagues in Aston, in the West Midlands, marking the start of a new and exciting era of joint partnership working. After more than 60 years of calling Henrietta Street Ambulance Station home, ambulance staff based there moved one and a half miles away into… Read more »

Dorset Police begin rollout of fleet management system

In a major upgrade to its operational, incident analysis and driver training system, Dorset Police will be extending the installation of the Airmax Telematics based fleet management system across the majority of its operational fleet. The Airmax system is an advanced approach to operational fleet management, combining vehicle CANbus and ESCAN data with 1m accuracy… Read more »

Ambulance deliveries ahead of schedule

More than 100 replacement ambulances are now in action across the East of England region – one month ahead of schedule. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) set out its intentions to purchase new ambulances earlier this year and 120 replacements are now in use. The planned completion of the roll-out was… Read more »

Paramedic partnership sets benchmark for joint working

A ground-breaking new training link-up between the fire and rescue service and paramedics looks set to dramatically improve the way emergency services work together at incidents. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) has teamed up with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to offer training exercises that test each agency’s response to road traffic collisions (RTCs). These courses… Read more »

Airwave wins Gold RoSPA Occupational H&S Award

Airwave has won Gold in the annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL on 17 June 2014. The RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise the commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill… Read more »

ALSAR appoints new Chair and Vice Chair

The Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR), which represents the UK’s Lowland Rescue teams, has announced the election of Kris Manning as Chairman, and Adrian Edwards as Vice Chairman. Kris Manning (right) has been a member of Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue for 28 years and was author of the original Lowland Search Techniques… Read more »

Jerry Graham announced as Cumbria Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has formally announced that Jerry Graham, Deputy Chief Constable of Cumbria, will take up the permanent position of Chief Constable for Cumbria from 1 August 2014. Mr Rhodes said, “I am delighted to confirm Mr Jerry Graham as the next Chief Constable of Cumbria. He impressed us with his… Read more »

Home Office tenders for new Emergency Services Network

The Home Office has taken the first step to provide the emergency services with cheaper, better and smarter communications services to help protect the public and save lives. A formal Official Journal of the European Communities contract notice has been issued by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP), a Home Office led, cross-departmental programme… Read more »

Boost productivity with the T800 tablet from Getac

The 8.1in Windows 8 Getac T800 tablet from Getac is designed specifically to boost productivity for mobile workers. With a thickness of 24mm and weighing just 0.88kg, the innovative T800 is small enough to fit in a pocket or your hand, but still offers all the power and performance a remote worker needs. Getac’s unique… Read more »