Thales secures the connectivity of Highways Agency with five-year contract

Thales has been awarded a five-year contract to provide secure network connectivity services for the Highways Agency. Under the contract, let under the Government’s Public Services Network (PSN) connectivity framework, Thales will deliver a range of services to the Highways Agency, including network connectivity, encryption security, Wide Area Networks Local Area Networks and remote access… Read more »

Flood Responder receives volunteer award from PM

A Flood Responder from Surrey Search & Rescue has received the new Point of Light Award from Prime Minister David Cameron. Announced on 7 April by the Prime Minister, the new award scheme aims to recognise the outstanding work of volunteers in the UK, and was presented to Séamus Kearns (right) for his role in… Read more »

Partnership approach to public finance management

The One Ilfracombe Town Team, officially launched at Ilfracombe Fire Station on 31 March, is a multi-agency partnership, which is designed to ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach to serving the community of Ilfracombe in Devon by a wide range of public sector organisations. ‘One Ilfracombe’ is the title given to a programme of work… Read more »

Software cuts emergency services response times

Software developed by GGP Systems is to help ensure emergency services get to destinations without delays caused by inaccurate address information. The software makes it easier and quicker to update essential address databases that are used by the emergency services, helping to reduce the risk of police, ambulance and fire and rescue services getting lost… Read more »

EEAST leading the way in national resilience training

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is celebrating success in a Home Office initiative, which will see emergency teams at the heart of major incidents work better together. As part of the Government’s Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP), EEAST is heading up the training for all three emergency services in the… Read more »

Neonatal transport incubator unveiled

A new transport incubator system, which offers complete care for neonates and newborns during inter- and intra-hospital transport such as ambulance, helicopter and aeroplane, has been launched in the UK. The Globe-Trotter GT5400 by Dräger combines central functions such as thermoregulation, ventilation, infusion technology, and real-time monitoring on a modular frame. This means that instead… Read more »

Airwave launches high-speed data on demand service

Airwave, the leading mission critical voice and data communications provider, has launched 4GMax – secure and resilient high-speed data on demand for the emergency services. 4GMax is a cost-effective service that brings together the signal strength from multiple mobile operators. By combining bandwidth from up to four commercial mobile networks, 4GMax delivers increased uplink capacity… Read more »

Award-winning Airbus Tetra radio available in the UK

The smallest fully-featured Tetra handset in the world, the TH1n from Airbus Defence and Space, is now available in the UK. In the last 12 months the radio has gone through the formal evaluation process with CESG, the UK government’s national technical authority for information assurance, and certification is imminent. It has also undergone conformance… Read more »

‘GPs with Ambulance scheme’ praised for reducing admissions to A&E

A scheme to support paramedics when they respond to 999 calls and reduce the number of patients being admitted to hospital was presented at ‘The role of Ambulance and Paramedic Services in Delivering Urgent Care’ conference in March and received very positive feedback from the attendees. The GPs with Ambulance scheme is run in partnership… Read more »

Paul Crowther to be next BTP Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther OBE has been appointed as the next Chief Constable of the British Transport Police. Paul Crowther has been Acting Chief Constable since January while the current Chief Constable, Andy Trotter OBE QPM, has been leading the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing. Paul is expected to take over… Read more »