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Fire contaminants linked to significant physical and mental health issues among UK firefighters 

New research has found that toxic contaminants in fires are directly linked to increased rates of cancer and mental health issues among firefighters.  The research, commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and independently carried out by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), is based on a survey of over 10,000 serving and retired firefighters…

Northumbria Police awards MLL next generation network contract 

Following a competitive tender process involving several suppliers, MLL Telecom, a leading provider of secure managed network services to the UK public sector, has been awarded an initial three-year network services contract by Northumbria Police, one of the UK’s largest police forces. The contract can be extended for a further four years. This is for…

Award winning system helping vulnerable patients

A new IT system which has transformed how the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) identifies and helps vulnerable patients, has won a national award. SWASFT teamed up with Exeter-based Iridium Consulting to create the Frequent Caller Management System (FCMS), which has won the Best Healthcare Management Solution category in the Health Tech…

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service investing in protecting firefighters against contaminants

Dräger has supplied a suite of mechanical cleaning equipment for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s new purpose-built breathing apparatus training centre to deliver consistent levels of equipment disinfection and hygiene. Lancashire’s £4 million training centre, based in Chorley, will provide the latest facilities and training to firefighters in the county. It includes a network of… Read more »

CMA requires NEC to sell parts of software business to restore competition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that NEC, a software supplier to the emergency services, must sell some parts of its business after an in-depth merger investigation found that they could end up paying more for essential software in control rooms and for managing duty planning. NEC and SSS (previously part of Capita… Read more »

New approach to get patients the care they need more quickly

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is piloting a new approach that will see patients getting the help they need more quickly. New ways of integrated working and new digital systems have been put in place to allow ambulance referrals to be sent directly to urgent care response services, such as ‘Hospital at… Read more »

New hybrid fire appliance for Cranfield Airport

Emergency services specialist, Venari Group – which is exclusively partnered in the UK with Ziegler Group – has announced its contract to supply a UK-first hybrid aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck to Cranfield Airport, which is owned by Cranfield University. Following an 18-month phase of rigorous market research and a subsequent, comprehensive tender process,… Read more »

New charity supports UK’s independent lifeboats

The National Independent Lifeboat Association (NILA) is a new charity established to support the UK’s independent lifeboats – those that are not affiliated with the Royal National Lifeboat Association – and to ensure the preservation and protection of life on the water across the UK. The charity celebrated its launch at The Emergency Services Show…. Read more »

Saving lives – the three Cs is an award winner

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has won a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) award for its campaign to increase public awareness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillators. Saving lives – the three Cs was named best healthcare campaign at the CIPR PRide Awards 2022 in the Anglia, Thames and Chiltern region. Alongside raising public awareness… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service’s patient records go digital

The Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced new technology which has enabled all of its patient records to go digital. The Trust generates an average 400,000 patient records a year, which traditionally have been captured as handwritten notes. Electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) technology enables crews to capture information on an iPad, reducing paper, improving the accuracy of… Read more »