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Venari unveils £10m investment to drive next era of growth

Yorkshire based Venari Group, one of the UK’s leading emergency services vehicle producers, has announced a £10m equity investment from shareholders to secure both long term support for their customer focused innovation programme together with skilled British manufacturing jobs. The business remains committed to delivering the highest standards of quality and safety, most recently demonstrated… Read more »

UK deploys search and rescue expertise to assist earthquake response in Morocco

A team of search and rescue specialists has been deployed to Morocco to assist with Moroccan led rescue efforts. The government of Morocco accepted the UK offer for assistance following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 people. The team comprises search and rescue specialists, including 60 people,… Read more »

RNLI celebrates ‘extraordinary people’ in run up to 200th anniversary

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has put together a new podcast series featuring 200 episodes that show how the charity has evolved over the last two centuries. The 200 Voices podcast features stories from extraordinary people who rescue, have been rescued and have real-life experiences of the RNLI. It seeks to commemorate its past,… Read more »

Turning the blue lights green

Fleet electrification strategies must include infrastructure if they are to be successful and cost-effective. Natasha Fry, head of sales at Mer Fleet Services, outlines how to properly plan and implement EV charging infrastructure to provide the right support for your EVs. The UK Government has set ambitious Net Zero targets for emergency services, but how… Read more »

Fleet ID providing a smart way to order vehicle livery

Words: Lee Whitehead, Operations Director, FleetID A revolutionary online vehicle livery procurement system has been launched this month by Fleet ID Limited. Having provided safety markings for thousands of emergency fleet vehicles, they saw the roadblocks that Fleet Managers and vehicle converters sometimes face during the procurement process. And when time is of the essence,… Read more »

Police officers to access new online wellbeing training

The first tutorial in a comprehensive suite of online training on wellbeing topics is launched this week, produced by Me Learning for the National Police Wellbeing Service, Oscar Kilo. The course provides tools and techniques to help officers and staff to manage their wellbeing following assaults. The course is available online to anyone working in… Read more »

Innovative PPE tracking startup wins award

Welsh based startup iTrackPPE has been named as the Innovative Startup of the Year at the Wales finals of the StartUp Awards 2023. iTrackPPE, set up by a former Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service officer, supports organisations in optimising their risk critical assets by providing real time tracking, management and modelled distribution… Read more »

Identifying emerging workforce challenges across the emergency services

SFJ Awards has launched its 2023 State of the Workforce Survey to identify critical skills and development shortages at an individual, organisational and systemic level to support the UK government and sector leaders as they plan for the workforce of the future. This is the latest in a series of regular large-scale national surveys to… Read more »