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VCS places first on new NHS national framework for ambulance converters

VCS, one of the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialists, has achieved the highest combined score of all bidders in the new NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub Framework Agreement for Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Conversions. Assessed on its technical ability, exceptional quality and financial offers, the Bradford-based manufacturer is now positioned at the top of the framework…. Read more »

MSA Bristol delivers for North Yorkshire FRS

Firefighters across North Yorkshire are sporting smart new kit, following the recent delivery of new PPE from MSA Bristol. Last year, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) ordered top-to-toe structural fire fighting kit for 670 firefighters working out of 38 stations across the county, working to a go-live date of 25October. Purchased through the… Read more »

Northumberland FRS invests in Dräger’s new PSS® AirBoss SCBA

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NRFS) has become the first UK fire and rescue service to invest in Dräger’s new AirBoss Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with telemetry, as it looks to provide its firefighters with the most advanced fire safety equipment on the market today. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is one of the… Read more »

New extinguishing system for burning batteries in electric vehicles

Rosenbauer has launched a new extinguishing system for burning traction batteries in electric vehicles. The system can be used to safely and efficiently extinguish lithium-ion based high-voltage batteries. It enables direct cooling of the battery modules, or the cells within the modules, and thus a quick stop to the propagation of the thermal runaway of… Read more »

First electric ambulance for Homerton University Hospital

ERS Medical, the UK’s leading health and social care transport provider, has rolled out its first electric ambulance for Homerton University Hospital and its community services. Welcoming the first patient on board on 19 November, this is another step in supporting the NHS’s net zero goals. The electric ambulance has a range of 219/185 miles… Read more »

VCS hydrogen fuel cell ambulance presented at COP26

VCS, the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialist, has presented its hydrogen fuel cell low floor ambulance to the world at COP26, in partnership with the ZERRO (Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations ambulance) project and NHS England and NHS Improvement. Located in the Blue Zone, the hydrogen fuel cell ambulance was on display for COP26’s VIP… Read more »

Stop the bleed – how better access to bleed kits can help emergency responders save more lives

The UK Government has released data highlighting that over 41,000 knife crime offences occurred in 2020-21, of which 224 were homicides1. A penetrating injury from a knife can often lead to major bleeding, with haemorrhage being cited as the leading cause of death following a stabbing. This statistic emphasises the need for the public to… Read more »

Rosenbauer’s electric aerial ladder prototype set for 2022 launch

Rosenbauer is expanding its electric vehicle fleet for fire and rescue services. Following in the tyre-prints of the company’s RT fire fighting vehicle and a logistics vehicle, the first L32A-XS aerial ladder is now also being electrified. The top priority of Rosenbauer’s development engineers is to make the electric aerial ladder just as functional, powerful… Read more »

What a riot! Ford’s five-tonne Transit deployed to UK police forces

Ford’s new 5.0-tonne Transit has been deployed as a Protected Personnel Carrier with police forces across the country, having won a national tender to supply 400 vehicles over the next four years. The Protected Personnel Carriers (PPCs), also known as riot vans, have been converted to new UK specification by Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifying partner,… Read more »