Posts By: David

Avon FRS trials new electric vehicle

On the route to net zero carbon emissions, Avon Fire and Rescue Service (Avon FRS) has trialled Tesla’s offering of an emergency service vehicle. In line with Avon FRS’s focus on reducing the service’s carbon footprint, increasing resilience and making cost savings, the trial was the perfect opportunity to understand what Tesla can offer. During… Read more »

KSS CEO wins Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021

David Welch, CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has won the Charity Times Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021 – a prestigious national award, which celebrates excellence among charities and not for profit organisations from across the UK and honours the outstanding professionals in charity management. With David at the helm, KSS… Read more »

Capita Fire and Rescue appoints new Managing Director and fire service operations at DSTL Porton Down transfer to Capita

Capita Fire and Rescue (CFR) has announced the appointment of Dominik Wellmann as Managing Director, integrating CFR and the Capita-run Fire Service College under the same leadership. In this expanded role Dominik, who has led The Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh since September 2020, will bring Capita’s fire and rescue capabilities together to continue to… Read more »

Cabinet Office awards UKFast £1m contract for ResilienceDirect

The leading UK-managed hosting and cloud provider UKFast has announced a two-year contract with ResilienceDirect. The 24-month contract for the free, live, critical, digital service marks the company’s second consecutive G-Cloud 12 framework award for the contract. Funded by the Cabinet Office since 2014, ResilienceDirect enables organisations such as the police, fire and rescue, ambulance,… Read more »

Northern Ireland FRS appoints new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) Board and Health Minister Robin Swann MLA have announced the appointment of the organisation’s new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer. Peter O’Reilly QFSM will commence the role on 1 September 2021. Commenting on the news, Minister Swann said, “I welcome the appointment of Peter O’Reilly as the… Read more »

Ballyclare announces major tender win for latest addition to its XENON range

Ballyclare has revealed details of a major new tender win with the latest additions to its XENON range of multi-functional structural fire fighting clothing. The contract, which covers PPE for some 3200 firefighters, has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and includes new additions to the XENON… Read more »

Brilliant lighting from Peli

Innovative design and the latest LED technology are the foundations of the Peli™ range of torches and area lighting systems. Peli™ professional lighting products are designed for rugged use by emergency services personnel in the worst weather conditions. A wide range of tough safety torches and work area lighting has been developed with product innovations… Read more »

CAFS at the ‘switch of a button’ provides peace of mind

Godiva Ltd designs and manufactures high performance fire pumps for fire and rescue services worldwide. The range covers vehicle-mounted, portable, trailer and skid-mounted configurations. The company also specialises in supplying foam proportioning and compressed air foam systems (CAFS). Godiva recently launched two new products: the new MCP Gen 2.0; and its integrated solution to its… Read more »

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService merge to create a global leader in VR training and e-learning

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService have merged to create a global leader in virtual reality (VR) and e-learning solutions for the health, fire, police and other emergency services. The combined software suite provides a platform for e-learning management, an authoring tool, competency reporting, and training, including an immersive virtual reality simulation training platform. The combined… Read more »