ESS Exhibitors

Rescue team use electric powered car in bid to reduce emissions

Surrey Search & Rescue is the first search and rescue (SAR) team in the country to start using the new mild-hybrid variant of the Volvo XC90. The initial response vehicle (IRV) will operate 24/7/365, attending emergencies across the county. Equipped with a laptop and printer, the vehicle will operate as an initial command unit before… Read more »

Annual call out figures tell a mixed story across Mountain Rescue in England and Wales

Statistics from Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW), the umbrella organisation for Mountain Rescue teams across England and Wales, tell a mixed story for 2020. Overall, call out numbers for the year are remarkably consistent with 3080 call outs in 2020 compared with 2973 in 2019, a relatively small increase of 107 (under 4%). But… Read more »

First full PBI fabric firefighter boot

Fal Seguridad, the high-performance footwear specialist, has teamed up with PBI Performance Products to create the first full fabric lightweight fire fighting boot, pushing new boundaries in footwear technology. The Volcano and Volcano Boa boots have been specifically designed for fire and rescue work and are made with inherently flame resistant PBI fabric, which makes… Read more »

This winter, why not benefit when you buy?

Jan Culshaw, Category Manager for Payment Solutions at Crown Commercial Service explains how greater use of procurement cards can save the blue light sector time and money this winter. The usual winter pressures, combined with the Coronavirus pandemic, means the pressure on the police and emergency services is growing day by day. More than ever… Read more »

Safety helmets protecting Thames Valley’s air ambulance life savers

When Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s Helicopter Emergency Medics had a requirement for a new helmet solution, the charity looked no further than Vimpex, which had successfully supplied helmets to other air ambulance services, including Lincolnshire and Kent. Following meetings to identify product performance requirements, and a product trial by critical care paramedics and doctors, Thames… Read more »

Holograms, tablets and Teams – Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is going digital

One the largest fire and rescue services in the UK is going digital, by using Microsoft Surface, M365 and Teams to help them respond to emergencies and train new recruits. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, which looks after approximately 12,000sqkm of Wales, is giving officers Surface Go devices so they can view… Read more »

Hamad Medical adds command and control vehicle to its connected fleet

With The Emergency Services Show (ESS) postponed until April 2021, Emergency Services Times (EST)visited Excelerate Technology’s Tech Week event at its Cardiff HQ for a tour of the company’s latest incident command and control vehicle – developed for Hamad Medical Corporation, the principal public healthcare provider in Qatar – which would have formed the centrepiece… Read more »