ESS Exhibitors

European firefighter PPE standard updated

The European standard EN 469, which ensures protective clothing worn by firefighters is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective, has been revised and published this month. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN469: 2020 Protective clothing for firefighters – Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting in mid-August. EN 469 covers… Read more »

Avy receives EIC Accelerator grant for medical delivery drones

EIC Accelerator’s grant application has been awarded to Amsterdam-based company Avy. With the call of the European Commission for proposals that contribute to the fight against the Corona crisis, Avy’s long-distance drone is a solution for urgent medical transport between healthcare facilities and supports emergency services with aerial camera images to assist at incidents. The… Read more »

Avon Protection partners with Venari Group for thermal imaging camera distribution

High-performance equipment manufacturer, Avon Protection, has announced Venari Group as its new distributor of thermal imaging cameras (TICs) for the UK fire market. The agreement will see Venari commence distributorship of Avon’s ‘argus’ range of TICs with immediate effect. The British-manufactured argus technology has been a market leader within the British fire and rescue industry for three… Read more »

Getac rugged solutions deliver powerful technology upgrade to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Getac, a leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer, has come to the aid of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) with the donation of powerful rugged mobile devices, along with accompanying accessories from its partners. The new solutions replace the CBMRT’s original IT equipment – which was lost during a devastating fire at its base… Read more »

Situational awareness tool for first responders

Primetech has announced a distribution partnership with Fotokite, the Swiss-based manufacturers of a situational awareness tool for first responders. Fotokite Sigma is a vehicle-integrated pilotless aerial camera system that, launches, flies, and lands with the single push of a button giving first responders immediate situational awareness at a max of 45m (150ft) while simultaneously live… Read more »

New furniture framework supports the public sector’s safe return to work

Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Furniture and Associated Services agreement is supporting the public sector’s safe return to work. Listed suppliers are offering a range of products including screens, hand sanitiser stations and temperature screening booths as well as consultancy to help plan space in line with social distancing guidance. There are also temporary solutions… Read more »

UK fire and rescue services reap Collaborative PPE Framework benefits

Thirty-three fire and rescue services (FRSs), comprising over 33,500 firefighters, are now benefiting from the Local Authority Collaborative PPE Framework. Launched three years ago, in June 2017, the framework gives UK FRSs access to high quality PPE ensembles and volume discounts through a streamlined procurement process. The framework was set up in response to calls… Read more »

Advanced technology in new Zoll monitor/defibrillator improves patient outcomes

The new X Series® Advanced, a monitor/defibrillator with groundbreaking new technology available only from ZOLL, helps emergency care providers manage patients more effectively than ever before. X Series Advanced is the first device of its kind to provide the clinical information needed to improve outcomes for patients across multiple disease states. The X Series Advanced… Read more »

Blood bikes being seen, being heard and helping hospitals save lives

Having remained operational to ensure emergency equipment can continue to be provided through the current pandemic, Woodway, a proud supplier of emergency lighting and equipment to frontline responders nationwide, has been blown away by the stories of how organisations are adapting in these unprecedented times and by the commitment of workers and volunteers up and… Read more »