Cumbria Police plan for the future with Sepura TETRA radios

Cumbria Police have refreshed their fleet of frontline TETRA radios, deploying Sepura SC21 hand portable radios to police officer roles and SCG22 mobile radios in vehicles. In total over 1400 radios have been deployed to enable the force to upgrade to the latest standard of TETRA radio capability. Aware of the need to refresh their… Read more »

Simoco accelerates growth in UK public safety market with acquisition of Thorcom Systems

Derby based critical communications company Simoco Wireless Solutions Ltd has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Thorcom Systems Ltd and its subsidiaries in a move which will give Simoco a platform to expand its presence in the UK emergency services market, while giving Thorcom the opportunity to access international markets such as Asia-Pacific, North… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police and BlackBerry® win national tech award

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and BlackBerry® have been announced as winners of the Mobile Innovation of the Year award at this year’s National Technology Awards (NTA), for the force’s use of the BlackBerry® AtHoc® system. The National Technology Awards – organised by National Technology News – are a celebration of the use of technology and… Read more »

SCAS chooses to modernise its workforce management software

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is replacing its legacy range of electronic workforce management systems with Allocate’s HealthRoster Platform. This will enable the trust to better support its response to patients, improve the management and reporting of worked hours, legal compliance with Working Time Directives and align pay and rostering systems for… Read more »

Compact respirator aids evacuation from a hazardous environment

Large-scale incidents of a Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) nature generally occur without warning, meaning initial first on scene response is likely to be conducted by frontline emergency services personnel rather than specialised units, particularly in cases where the threat is unknown. Consequently, emergency services have expressed a desire to be prepared for any… Read more »

County Durham and Darlington FRS invests in mechanical cleaning systems

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has implemented Dräger’s cleaning solution as part of its new decontamination facility, designed to ensure optimal cleaning and disinfection of firefighter equipment. The initiative will not only help protect firefighters from harmful carcinogens and germs, but the innovative nature of the decontamination and cleaning regime will also… Read more »

Avon FRS trials new electric vehicle

On the route to net zero carbon emissions, Avon Fire and Rescue Service (Avon FRS) has trialled Tesla’s offering of an emergency service vehicle. In line with Avon FRS’s focus on reducing the service’s carbon footprint, increasing resilience and making cost savings, the trial was the perfect opportunity to understand what Tesla can offer. During… Read more »

Ballyclare announces major tender win for latest addition to its XENON range

Ballyclare has revealed details of a major new tender win with the latest additions to its XENON range of multi-functional structural fire fighting clothing. The contract, which covers PPE for some 3200 firefighters, has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and includes new additions to the XENON… Read more »