Paramedic helmet available through NHS PPE Framework

The A7A paramedic helmet from Vimpex is available through the new NHS Ambulance Service PPE Framework, which has now been let. This enables all UK ambulance services and other qualifying public bodies to source the country’s most popular paramedic helmet at a uniform nationwide price. The Pacific Helmets A7A is fast becoming the standard-issue helmet… Read more »

Student Responder Scheme launches with its own vehicle

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Community Liaison and Training Officers David England and Ian Jones, working together with Oxford University Medical School, have launched the first Student First Responder Scheme in England to have its own response vehicle. Over the past few weeks SCAS has recruited 48 volunteers from fourth and fifth… Read more »

National AIDS Trust calls on police to update their guidance on HIV

NAT (National AIDS Trust) is calling on all UK police forces to ensure their guidance and policies on HIV are up-to-date – and to use NAT’s new resource ‘HIV: A guide for Police Forces’ for this purpose. ‘HIV: A guide for police forces’ is endorsed by BHIVA (the British HIV Association) and includes information about how HIV… Read more »

Hampshire FRS national champions at UK Rescue Challenge

After battling against 36 other teams in road traffic collision scenarios, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been crowned National Extrication Champions at the UK Rescue Challenge. More than 400 people flocked to see the spectacle involving hundreds of firefighters competing in a range of skill areas, in a specially constructed area near the BT… Read more »

Exmoor 30:30: do you have what it takes?

Emergency services personnel are being encouraged to sign up for a tough and rugged endurance race covering 30 miles or 30km while carrying 30lbs on your back. The challenging Exmoor 30:30 moors race will take place on 14 September 2013. Teams from far and wide are invited to see if they can cover the course… Read more »

MedTrade launches Celox™ Rapid – the fastest acting battlefield haemostat

MedTrade Products Ltd, developer of a range of advanced wound care products, has announced the European launch of Celox™ Rapid. The fastest haemostat on the market, Celox™ Rapid has been developed with unique, patented technology, in response to the real needs of battlefield medics and sets a new standard for haemostatic agents/control. In combat scenarios,… Read more »

Cartwright secures major ambulance order with YAS

Leading UK manufacturer Cartwright has secured a major order to manufacture 21 A&E ambulances from its Taurus Range for Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). It is the first major ambulance order for South Manchester based Cartwright, which has recently been accredited as an approved manufacturer to supply ambulances to the NHS. The YAS order is for frontline A&E ambulances and is based upon… Read more »

Networked Fire Control Services Partnership selects Capita’s technology for collaborative command and control approach

Capita’s communications and control solutions business has secured an eight-year contract to provide a new communication and command and control centre system to four fire and rescue services. This is the first collaborative partnership of its kind and comprises Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Devon and Somerset fire and rescue services – all members of the… Read more »

Blue Watch is the new name in fire and home safety

Capita plc has announced the launch of Blue Watch, a new fire and home safety scheme, supported by the UK’s fire and rescue services (FRS). Capita has signed a seven year contract, with an option to extend for a further three years, with CFOA Services Ltd (CSL) – a trading company of the Chief Fire… Read more »