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More than three quarters of UK workers want their employers to play an active role during UK disasters
More than three quarters (76 per cent) of employees want the company they work for to play an active role during UK disasters such as major floods, terror attacks or another pandemic, according to new research released today by disaster response charity, the National Emergencies Trust and Business in the Community (BITC). More via Emergency Services Times
Angloco hands over Volvo FM 4×2 18t crew cab chassis to Fire Service College
Angloco Ltd has handed over its Volvo Trucks FM 4×2 18t crew cab chassis to The Fire Service College.
Writing in a LinkedIn post, Angloco said it is the first Volvo FM with the latest generation crew cab to enter service in the UK.
Motorola Solutions expands mobile video portfolio with LTE-enabled body camera
Motorola Solutions recently unveiled the LTE-enabled V500 body camera, the newest addition to the company’s mobile video portfolio that brings critical real-time field intelligence to emergency response.
The V500 body camera enables first responders to stream live video and location to the control room, giving incident managers a better understanding of events and helping them to respond quickly and efficiently. More via Motorola Solutions
Thames Valley Police launches off-road motorcycle team
Thames Valley Police has launched an off-road team to help officers chase suspects who use quadbikes and motorbikes.
The move forms part of the force’s new Operation Trail Initiative. More via BBC News
Dudley Police headquarters given go-ahead
The go-ahead for a new police headquarters in Dudley has been given by council planners.
West Midlands Police has been issued with a change of use certificate for the Castlegate House building, on Castlegate Way, currently designated as offices.
The building will house about 422 staff and include a desk open to the public. More via BBC News
UKHSA issues radiation emergency guidance
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued new guidance on what to do in the event of a radiation emergency.
The guidance advises Brits to ‘go in’, ‘stay in’ and ‘tune in’, warning that radiation cannot be seen, heard, smelt, tasted or felt. More via UKHSA
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visits Milton Keynes Blue Light Hub
Last month, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, accompanied by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Laura Trott MBE, visited the Blue Light Hub in Milton Keynes.
As part of their visit, Mr Hunt and Ms Trott spent time talking with staff from all three emergency services in the Hub canteen before being taking on a guided tour of the three service areas in the building. More via SCAS