Turning the blue lights green

Fleet electrification strategies must include infrastructure if they are to be successful and cost-effective. Natasha Fry, head of sales at Mer Fleet Services, outlines how to properly plan and implement EV charging infrastructure to provide the right support for your EVs. The UK Government has set ambitious Net Zero targets for emergency services, but how… Read more »

Fleet ID providing a smart way to order vehicle livery

Words: Lee Whitehead, Operations Director, FleetID A revolutionary online vehicle livery procurement system has been launched this month by Fleet ID Limited. Having provided safety markings for thousands of emergency fleet vehicles, they saw the roadblocks that Fleet Managers and vehicle converters sometimes face during the procurement process. And when time is of the essence,… Read more »

New training facility opens for Scottish Ambulance Service

Part of the Scottish Ambulance Service’s civil contingencies response programme, the new special operations training facility in Newbridge brings training and equipment logistics into a single new hub. The £1.5m facility will be used for a range of training exercises, including how to respond to major incidents, and also Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)… Read more »

East Midlands Ambulance expands green fleet

With the help of the NHS Charities Together grant, East Midlands Ambulance Service has bought nine new electric vehicles to support its Community Responder scheme, bringing its fleet up to 17 vehicles in total. The investment in electric vehicles is part of EMAS’s goal to becoming net zero by 2040. It started investing in its… Read more »

Emergency services benefit from zero emission vehicle funding boost

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced that £77m will be made available to support ambitions to build an end-to-end supply chain for zero emission vehicles that includes ambulance and fire and rescue services vehicles. One of seven projects to receive funding from the APC Collaborative Research and Development Programme, the £7.9m HYER POWER project… Read more »

Rivus wins major contract from Met Police

Fleet management expert, Rivus, has been awarded multiple maintenance and repair contracts for the Metropolitan Police Service from 1 November 2023.   Following a rigorous, multi-lot, competitive tender process, which began in February 2022, Rivus has been appointed to take care of the capital’s fleet for a period of up to 10 years.    With over 43,000 officers and… Read more »

New Incident Control Unit boosts search and rescue

A Midlands-based charity that helps to track down missing vulnerable people has been boosted by the addition of a new Incident Control Unit. Warwickshire Search and Rescue (WarkSAR), which is run entirely by volunteers, took possession of the specially-adapted Mercedes Benz Sprinter Panel van last month, which will be used to co-ordinate its search and… Read more »