ESS Exhibitors

British Red Cross turns to digital mapping to help meet increased demand for support due to COVID

The British Red Cross has created new mapping tools using Esri GIS software, which are being used by the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) and its network of over 250 organisations, to improve collaboration and outreach as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis. Designed to help meet an increased demand for support from… Read more »

Dogs to be used to combat poor mental health in policing

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service this week launches its new national Wellbeing and Trauma Support Dogs network. The evidence proving the physical benefits of having a dog is well documented. Emerging research shows many ways in which dogs can provide support with mental health, creating… Read more »

Alternative fuel vehicles made available for public sector use

A dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the procurement of alternatively fuelled vehicles is now open and available for the public sector. YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, launched the DPS to enable the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles on a larger scale than ever before, as part of the national shift… Read more »

ARRM webinar looks at collaboration at major incidents on the Strategic Road Network

The latest ARRM Masterclass, a 30-minute webinar entitled ‘How do Highways England and the Emergency Services CLEAR a major incident on the Strategic Road Network?’ will take place on Wednesday 5 May at 11:00. Stephen Bird, Senior Advisor with Highways England Incident Management Requirements Team, will present the webinar and also take questions regarding Highways… Read more »

The role of voice in an emergency

Words: Richard Stevenson, CEO, Red Box The majority of emergency responses start with a phone call, and capturing those conversations has always been critical to assist with operations, for investigative purposes and to meet legal obligations. For dispatch workers on the front line at risk of stress-related mental health issues resulting from higher call volumes… Read more »

Breakthrough technology for firefighter search and rescue

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue device. Resulting from years of working directly with firefighters, LUNAR uses cloud technology to deliver breakthrough fire-scene management capabilities for incident commanders. According to Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman, President and CEO, the introduction of LUNAR delivers… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has built its own app that saves time – and helps its medics save lives

Medics at London’s Air Ambulance Charity only deal in life and death situations. Their helicopter and rapid response cars take an advanced trauma team to patients in the capital needing emergency medical treatment and who are unlikely to survive the journey to hospital. London’s Air Ambulance brings the hospital to the scene to deliver urgent… Read more »

Mind survey reveals toll of pandemic on emergency responders’ mental health

Data from a survey of almost 4000 staff and volunteers across police, fire and ambulance services in the UK has laid bare the scale of poor mental health among emergency responders. The statistics come as Mind announces the relaunch of their Blue Light Programme of wellbeing support for the emergency services, which has been funded… Read more »