Features

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 »

Why TeamPolice?

TeamPolice is the fundraising body for police sport in the UK. It is a joint venture between Police Sport UK (PSUK) and EthosVO. TeamPolice raises much needed funds through an innovative commercial sponsorship scheme to help improve the wellbeing of everyone who is serving and has served in our UK police forces by enabling increased… Read more »

What is the role of Organisation Development in the future of policing?

Words:Toby Lindsay, Principal Consultant for Leadership, Management and OD at Skills for Justice Organisation Development (OD), which is grounded in the reality of modern policing and crime prevention, is a key component to ensuring our future police service is adept at meeting the increasing challenges it will face. Yet, as the College of Policing’s 2020… 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 »

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 »

Three steps to sustainability for the emergency services

Tammy Carter, Head of Category – Fleet, Crown Commercial Service, outlines the three steps that organisations looking to shift to sustainable fleet solutions need to consider. One positive effect of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been the beneficial impact less travel has had on air quality. With people realising the benefits of this, there has… Read more »