ESS Exhibitors

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 »

Visionable: sharing their vision for a more connected emergency services

The Emergency Services Show, which took place from 7-8 September at the NEC in Birmingham, is all about the coming together of great minds to revolutionise the emergency services. In partnership with Excelerate, Visionable brought its Connected Emergency Services Solution to showcase how through the company’s technology and connectivity, diagnosis and treatment can be sped… Read more »

Cabinet Office awards UKFast £1m contract for ResilienceDirect

The leading UK-managed hosting and cloud provider UKFast has announced a two-year contract with ResilienceDirect. The 24-month contract for the free, live, critical, digital service marks the company’s second consecutive G-Cloud 12 framework award for the contract. Funded by the Cabinet Office since 2014, ResilienceDirect enables organisations such as the police, fire and rescue, ambulance,… Read more »

CAFS at the ‘switch of a button’ provides peace of mind

Godiva Ltd designs and manufactures high performance fire pumps for fire and rescue services worldwide. The range covers vehicle-mounted, portable, trailer and skid-mounted configurations. The company also specialises in supplying foam proportioning and compressed air foam systems (CAFS). Godiva recently launched two new products: the new MCP Gen 2.0; and its integrated solution to its… Read more »