ESS Exhibitors

Dräger launches new thermal imaging camera with one-touch operation

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the UCF® FireVista, a thermal imaging camera (TIC) that can be activated one-handed with just one button, providing split-second access to critical visual support within a firefighting incident. TICs provide vital insight when visibility is significantly reduced due to fire, smoke or… Read more »

Police Race Action Plan published

The College of Policing has developed a new Police Race Action Plan with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to address the significantly lower levels of trust and confidence among some Black people and the race disparities affecting Black people that policing cannot currently fully explain. This will be achieved by introducing mandatory training for… Read more »

1,000 apprentice firefighters and counting

SFJ Awards reached an important milestone this week, completing its 1,000th End-Point Assessment in Fire and Rescue. End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the crucial last stage of an apprentice’s journey, testing the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their training. Quality assured by Ofqual, SFJ Awards has been an approved independent End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) since 2018 and… Read more »

Blue Light Services signs joint venture to meet increased demand for bespoke ambulance conversions

Blue Light Services Specialist Vehicles Limited (BLS), a leading ambulance conversion company in the UK supplying vehicles to over 75 private ambulance companies and the NHS have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Rodriguez Lopez Auto (RLA) in order to increase the supply of vehicles and meet the demands of the increasing client base… Read more »

Venari Group starts building ambulances for Ukraine

Emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has commenced the production of an undisclosed volume of military grade ambulances which will be imminently deployed to Ukraine to support the brave medics working on the frontline. The Ukrainian Embassy in London contacted Venari’s CEO, Oliver North, through local MP Andrew Percy just last week, and following a thorough… Read more »

MSA Bristol opens new PPE service centre in Scotland

MSA Bristol, a leading supplier of PPE to fire and rescue services around the globe, has opened a new service centre in Livingston, Scotland. The centre provides professional cleaning, decontamination, inspection and repair of kit for fire and rescue services (FRS). Currently, MSA Bristol is the only fire fighting PPE manufacturer offering in-house managed services… Read more »

National survey shows police wellbeing improving, but still room for improvement

Around one in five police service employees have been unfairly treated in relation to a protected characteristic, a Skills for Justice survey has revealed. Responding to these findings, the country’s leading authority on workforce development in the justice sector is calling on policing organisations to accelerate efforts to create a more open and inclusive working… Read more »

Huge tech discounts available from Blue Light Card

Whether it’s a new phone for your spouse, a laptop to send your eldest off to university with, or a new smartwatch to help you track the gym sessions you’ve finally got around to, shop and save on tech essentials with Blue Light Card, the UK’s number one discount provider for the emergency services, NHS,…

Addressing emergency service mental health issues through technology

Words: Nick Chorley, Director, EMEA Public Safety & Security, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division Emergency response is a high stress occupation. Lives are often at stake, and correct decision-making in fast moving scenarios often determines the success of outcomes. Given the trauma this can entail, mental health is an increasing concern amid emergency response… Read more »