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O&H Vehicle Technology returns to profitability under Venari Group ownership

The UK’s oldest and largest ambulance manufacturer, O&H Vehicle Technology (OHVT), has announced its official, successful turnaround after posting profitable results for the first time since 2017, only 18-months after its acquisition by Venari Group. Established in 1988, Goole-based O&H Vehicle Technology has been a mainstay of UK ambulance production but has, in recent years,… Read more »

New helmet from MSA Safety to set a new standard for head protection

MSA Safety, an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of safety products the world over, has announced the introduction of the GALLET F2XR rescue helmet. It is the first and only firefighters’ helmet on the market that can be used in a wide range of applications, including wildland fire fighting and technical rescue operations, including responding… Read more »

MSA Bristol secures major contract with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

MSA Bristol has secured a major new managed services contract with the UK’s largest fire and rescue service: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. MSA Bristol is a leading supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to firefighters across the globe. Its specialist, in-house managed services team is now responsible for the inspection, washing and repair of… Read more »

Leadership appointment follows Mountain Rescue election

Mike Park MBE has been elected as the new Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of Mountain Rescue England and Wales following the charity’s online AGM. The SEO role leads the national mountain rescue organisation, supported by an Operations Director (Mike Margeson MBE), Liaison Officer (Mike France MBE), President (Ray Griffiths MBE) and Chair of Trustees (Jake… Read more »

Humberside FRS issues body worn video equipment to NILOs

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has issued Reveal D-Series body worn video (BWV) equipment to its NILOs (National Inter-Agency Liaison Officers). The technology has been provided to officers to help capture and record the early decision making process on the operational incident ground, and is expected to be a key tool for investigation, Operational… Read more »

National policing staff survey launched to support development of the future workforce

Over the last 12 months, the UK’s justice sector has undergone enormous change, mobilising effective cross-sector collaboration and flexibilities at pace, to adapt and respond to unparalleled demand. The remarkable resilience and dedication of staff across policing, wider law enforcement and crime prevention to deliver services in the midst of such adversity is incredible but… Read more »

VCS to produce new Volkswagen Crafter Dual Crewed Ambulance

Ambulance conversion specialist VCS has partnered with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to produce the UK’s first Dual Crewed Ambulance (DCA) based on a Volkswagen Crafter. Using VCS’s ultra-lightweight Core Capture technology, the Volkswagen Crafter promises to have an operational weight of less than 4.0T, without sacrificing the strength, quality and durability for which both brands are… Read more »