Grenfell grant buys life-saving smoke hoods for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters can now use smoke hoods, similar to gas masks, to help them rescue people trapped in fires, particularly in high-rise buildings. The hoods, which allow trapped people to breathe for 15 minutes, can be worn over their heads while firefighters lead them to safety through a smoke-filled environment if… Read more »

Surrey and West Sussex fire and rescue services launch Capita’s emergency video software

Surrey and West Sussex are the two latest fire and rescue services planning to go live with Capita’s 999eye live video-streaming and location-finding service. Supporting 50 fire stations across both counties and covering an area of almost 1400 square miles, 999eye enables emergency operators to have ‘eyes’ on the scene to help assess the… Read more »

Rugged technology for the frontline

Words: Hamish Findlay, Public Sector Lead – UK & Nordics, Getac UK Ltd. Calls to get more police back on the streets have been growing steadily throughout the UK over the past few years. Not only does an increased police presence help reduce crime in targeted hotspots and lower national crime statistics, but seeing a… Read more »

Telent to support major communications refresh in ambulances across England

Telent has been awarded a major contract to upgrade the mobile communications devices in all 11 NHS Ambulance Trusts across England. The contract, which is managed by the NHS Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP), will allow for a more effective and reliable mobilisation communications platform, improving the ability to meet challenging response times for frontline ambulance… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 charging cradle

Gamber-Johnson’s new Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 charging cradle is engineered to keep your rugged device secure and charged throughout the working day. Featuring a slim profile and rugged POGO docking connector, this cradle provides a fast charge and includes an internal power supply, allowing emergency service workers to get their job done without worrying about… Read more »

Contechs Medical launches culturally appropriate PPE for medical and care professionals

Contechs Medical, a division of the leading automotive design, engineering, and recruitment specialists Contechs, has developed a new range of culturally appropriate PPE headwear to help the UK’s medical and care professionals combat against the COVID-19 pandemic. Branded HairTech, the products are designed to allow people of all cultures and religions to feel comfortable while… Read more »