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Airwave, UK Broadband Networks and Vodafone no longer in the running for ESN contract

Intense competition between bidders for the contracts to run the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) is offering the prospect of significant cost savings for the taxpayer, the Home Office has revealed. Eight organisations will go forward to negotiation stage for the three Lots of the contract, down from the previous 11. The main part of… Read more »

Improved mobile signal coverage removes need for fourth contract for new Emergency Services Network

Significant improvements in areas with poor mobile signal mean plans for a national ‘extension to mobile services’ contract are redundant in their current form, the Home Office has said. Originally, areas of the country with poor or non-existent mobile coverage, which weren’t expected to be covered by the main Emergency Services Network (ESN) contract (Lot… Read more »

Ford transports vital blood supplies

The Ford Transit Custom (right) is to play a vital role in the country’s well-being – with the NHS Blood and Transplant service (NHSBT). Around 65 percent of the NHSBT fleet of nearly 500 vehicles are already Fords, from blue light Ford Focus Estate models to specially adapted Ford Transits, each of which has a… Read more »

Digital downlink kit boosts surveillance capabilities

Vislink, a leading global technology provider specialising in the collection, management and delivery of high quality video and associated data, has announced its real-time airborne downlink (ADL) equipment is being deployed by law enforcement agencies throughout the UK as part of a Home Office project to boost surveillance capabilities and enable accurate and timely decision… Read more »

New RNLI rescue vehicles have flood response focus

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has recently made operational its first of 12 Rescue Support Vehicles, a multi-purpose platform for supporting rescue, prevention, community education and other operational demands. Based on Mercedes Sprinter 3.5T high-roof MWB chassis, with full 4WD, the vehicles contain a basic but effective command facility, storage, an advanced electrical charging… Read more »

WMSAR launches online campaign to fund new kit

Comprising 30 operational members, WMSAR covers the whole of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire with expertise in missing-person search and water rescue. With 10 new recruits due to start their intensive training in January, the team decided to use Crowdfunder – an online funding site – to help them purchase winter kit for their volunteers. WMSAR… Read more »

Protective film helps ambulance service in Sweden contain infectious diseases

As endorsed by the UKRO (UK Rescue Organisation) and the WRO (World Rescue Organisation), Packexe® SMASH film is widely used by fire and rescue services the world over, to help with extrication situations where glass is involved. In addition, the Packexe® range of self-adhesive protection films are used throughout NHS departments and particularly in Nuclear… Read more »

CRG to provide healthcare service for Merseyside Police

CRG (Castlerock Recruitment Group) – the St Helens-based national recruitment and health service provider – has been appointed by Merseyside Police, as part of a £5.8m, three-year contract. CRG will provide Merseyside Police with a dedicated healthcare service, including FME doctors and nurses. The lucrative framework win follows a six-month tender process, which involved bringing… Read more »

Cobham upgrades its ‘control room in a briefcase’

The new SOLO 7 MultiVue2 briefcase diversity receiver from Cobham gives mobile close protection, law enforcement and first responder teams a virtual control room in a briefcase. Designed specifically for fast, reliable deployment, mobile teams have already found the previous SOLO4 MultiVue to be the key to establishing and managing a secure perimeter and situational… Read more »