App calls on Good Samaritans to deliver basic life support

Neurosurgeon and London’s Air Ambulance Doctor, Mr Mark Wilson, and technical developers, Ali Ghorbangholi and Ali Haddad, have developed the GoodSAM app, which uses GPRS technology to alert trained first responders to emergencies within their immediate reach. With over 1500 first responders currently signed up as Good Samaritans across the UK (nearly 1000 in London),… Read more »

Hampshire fire and police look to share strategic HQ

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary aim to co-locate their strategic headquarters, a move which is leading the way nationally. Over the past couple of years the two organisations have successfully co-located police officers and staff into shared facilities within HFRS buildings. This latest announcement, which is the first of its kind… Read more »

Suzuki power ideal for emergency services boats

Time is of the essence for safety, rescue and patrol boat operators. A Suzuki outboard can help you to react fast, thanks to the hours and passion Suzuki’s engineers put into developing its world-leading technology. Advanced, robust and reliable, a Suzuki outboard will help you get to every job without any fuss or drama. Suzuki… Read more »

Emergency services one step closer to new comms network

The next phase of the Home Office led Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) to create an enhanced, flexible and affordable communication system for the emergency services was completed on 7 July as companies were formally invited to tender for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN). The contracts for the existing emergency services systems, provided… Read more »

ESPO launches new public sector banking framework

ESPO, the UK’s largest public sector purchasing organisation, has launched a new banking framework to make the procurement of banking services easier for customers in the public sector. Barclays Bank, Lloyds TSB and Royal Bank of Scotland have been carefully selected by ESPO and will offer a range of banking solutions as part of the… Read more »

Emergency Planning College takes courses ‘on the road’

The Emergency Planning College is extending its reach by taking courses ‘on the road’ – delivering training across the regions, making courses more accessible from convenient locations across the UK. As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to deliver service excellence at the Emergency Planning College (EPC), and provide more flexible training to the wider… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show has it all covered

The free-to-attend Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-25 September, is aimed at all emergency services personnel and partnering agencies involved in emergency response, planning and recovery. From cutting-edge equipment and technology to the latest training and techniques, the indoor and outdoor exhibitions, Emergency Response Zone, demos, free seminars… Read more »

Paramedic receives Police National Bravery Award

A South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) paramedic has been awarded a prestigious bravery award for his actions in disarming a man in Hailsham, East Sussex, last year. Gary Criddle, a paramedic based at Hailsham Ambulance Station in East Sussex, was presented with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Bravery… Read more »

Scott Safety leads way in SCBA technology

Part of the new ProPak SCBA range from Scott Safety, the ProPak-f and ProPak-fx incorporate the proven technology found in the company’s trusted SCBA products and are designed to meet the specific demands of the professional firefighter and users requiring a high specification BA set. Both products offer an unequalled level of performance and user… Read more »