Public encouraged to download ‘essential’ free location app ahead of Great British staycation

Emergency services across the UK are preparing for an exceptionally busy summer, as restrictions on international travel have resulted in a huge increase in Brits opting to holiday in the UK. Emergency services have warned of the ‘unprecedented’ pressure that this has put on control rooms and are calling for the public to download and… Read more »

West Yorkshire Medic Response Team launches lifesaving vehicle

The West Yorkshire Medic Response Team (WYMRT), a specialist pre-hospital emergency trauma crew, who, in their spare time, responded to 266 serious medical and trauma cases across West Yorkshire last year, has launched a new BMW X5 emergency response vehicle. It was made possible after the group successfully bid for a total of £41,220 from… Read more »

VCS reveals new MAN-based ULFA low floor platform-based concept for emergency services

Emergency service vehicle specialist VCS has revealed a range of ground-breaking concepts based on a new Ultra Low Floor Architecture (ULFA) platform developed by sister company, Promech Technologies. The all new ULFA platform’s construction offers a combination of strength, versatility and accessibility never seen in the emergency services sector, enabling VCS to produce a new… Read more »

NEC Software Solutions launches revolutionary control room dispatch technology

NEC Software Solutions has launched software designed to revolutionise the dispatch of emergency services teams. NEC Software Solutions is the new name for APD Communications, a leading supplier of software to emergency services, control rooms and other public safety sectors. APD was acquired by NEC Corporation, one of the world’s most advanced and innovative technology… Read more »

Venari Group announces new lightweight ambulance to be built at Ford Dagenham

Brighouse-based Venari Group and Ford have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new alliance to take cooperation between the two businesses on emergency vehicles to the next level. The Ford Venari Alliance brings the two companies together in plans to manufacture the all-new, lightweight frontline ambulance – unveiled by Ford and Venari earlier this… Read more »

VCS to unveil new MAN-based low floor bariatric ambulance for St John Ambulance

The UK’s market-leading ambulance conversion specialist, VCS, is set to unveil Europe’s first 5.0-tonne front wheel drive, single rear wheel modular ambulance. Designed and produced specifically for St John Ambulance as a bariatric ambulance, the new vehicle is based on a MAN TGE and uses the new Promech-developed Ultra Low Floor Architecture (ULFA). This is… Read more »

havebike delivers purpose-built e-bikes for Hertfordshire Constabulary

havebike, Britain’s first collect and return bike repair service, who also custom design, build and maintain the bike fleets of emergency services in London, have delivered five purpose-built e-bikes to the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team in the Hertfordshire Constabulary. The Safer Neighbourhood team, whose responsibilities include addressing short and long-term neighbourhood issues, identified a need… Read more »

HAIX® launches the Rescue One for protection on every mission

HAIX®, specialist manufacturer of functional safety footwear, understands that workers in the emergency services need, and deserve, personal protective equipment (PPE) that prioritises safety without compromising on comfort. The new Rescue One, manufactured in Europe using industry-leading techniques and high-grade materials, can keep up with the high levels of support and protection that the job… Read more »

Dräger launches PSS® AirBoss, the next generation in SCBA

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the Dräger PSS® AirBoss, the next generation in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which provides firefighters and emergency service teams with the utmost in usability, safety, serviceability, and connectivity. Dräger’s PSS® AirBoss includes a carrying mechanism with pneumatics, monitoring systems, masks… Read more »