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West Midlands adds two 100% electric cars to ambulance fleet

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) is continuing its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment by taking delivery of two fully electric operational manager response cars. Following the launch of the UK’s first 100% electric ambulance by the trust in October 2020, WMAS has worked with its partner, conversion specialist VCS of Bradford, to… Read more »

VCS to expand its blue light portfolio with inclusion of CM Specialist Vehicles

Police, fire and rescue conversion specialist CM Specialist Vehicles is to be absorbed into the VCS brand. This integration enables closer technical collaboration between both manufacturing sites, engineering, operations and procurement, and commits the divisions to a common set of procedural excellence. Restructure is a planned stage of parent company Woodall Nicholson’s long-term growth strategy… Read more »

Panasonic doubles down with latest generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook

Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated 2-in-1 detachable notebook, already in use by emergency services organisations across Europe, looks set to… Read more »

AI: emergency services’ best sidekick?

Digital transformation has brought important changes to public safety. Emerging technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) or big data proved that the sector can prosper in the age of disruption but what about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)? With more and more sectors leveraging AI on a mass scale, one thing is guaranteed:… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service patient records are going digital

The Welsh Ambulance Service has signed a development deal that will see all its patient records go digital. The electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) will replace traditional handwritten notes and also the digital pen, which was introduced in 2015. Chief Executive Jason Killens has signed a three-year hosting deal with Terrafix. The company will, over… Read more »

Streaming technology gives control room operators eyes on the ground at emergency incidents

Technology leader APD Communications has released ground-breaking streaming software providing unparalleled visibility from emergency incidents and potentially a huge range of other situations. APD Stream enables control room staff to send a simple Uniform Resource Locator (URL) link via text message or e-mail to a caller reporting an emergency incident, enabling them to livestream video… Read more »

Air Ambulances UK announces new CEO

Air Ambulances UK has appointed Simmy Akhtar (above) as its new Chief Executive Officer, to lead the organisation supporting the UK’s air ambulance charities and wider air ambulance sector. The appointment, effective from 1 March 2021, follows the successful merger of the former membership-based Association of Air Ambulances and the national charity Air Ambulances UK,… Read more »

Rosenbauer launches new Boros range of fire boots

Rosenbauer has launched a new line of protective boots that are designed to help firefighters overcome the toughest challenges. The boots offer firefighters a wide range of benefits, including: maximum protection and grip for all types of fire fighting and rescue operations; excellent wearing comfort; and an innovative closing system, which ensures the Boros B4… Read more »

Isuzu gets the blue light for ambulance converter

When specialist vehicle converter Blue Light Services was looking for a new delivery vehicle to carry its finished ambulances from its production facilities to customers, they needed a truck that was not only flexible in operation but one that could carry a finished payload of up to 4.0-tonnes. After careful deliberation, the southern based bodybuilder… Read more »