A utility first approach to using technology in policing

Two major reports into policing from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and the Police Foundation are critical of the agility of policing to respond to and use technology, Martin Hewitt is rather more optimistic. He explains, “There is no doubt that technology has transformed policing but at the same… Read more »

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 »

Using technology to close the pre-hospital care gap

Words: David Morgan FRCS, Consultant Surgeon & CEO, Black Space Technology Ltd Recent events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Manchester Arena Inquiry, have highlighted concerns regarding the pre-hospital ‘care gap’ or ‘therapeutic vacuum’. This is a delay or inadequate provision of medical diagnosis and/or treatment resulting in adverse outcomes. The causes may be… Read more »

Excelerate partners in €5.7m European project to create digital ambulance of the future

Cardiff-based connectivity specialist Excelerate Technology is leading the consortium on one of the most exciting projects ever undertaken on behalf of NHS ambulance services; a €5.7m initiative co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) ARTES 5G Strategic Programme Line (SPL) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to create the prototype for pioneering an always connected… Read more »

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service puts ESN to the test

Firefighters in West Yorkshire are now putting an Emergency Services Network (ESN) push-to-talk device through its paces, using it alongside Airwave as part of day-to-day operational work. More than 70 ESN devices are now in the hands of a team of Watch Managers at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). The team is using… 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 »

Delving deep into the world of immersive technology training

MXT signed the UK Government’s first ever Immersive Technology Services framework agreement in 2017 to provide all things Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality to Highways England. Training using immersive technology offers the opportunity to immerse trainees, such as new Traffic Officers, wherever they might be and to train them on a limitless number of highly… Read more »