Humberside FRS issues body worn video equipment to NILOs

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has issued Reveal D-Series body worn video (BWV) equipment to its NILOs (National Inter-Agency Liaison Officers). The technology has been provided to officers to help capture and record the early decision making process on the operational incident ground, and is expected to be a key tool for investigation, Operational… Read more »

British Red Cross turns to digital mapping to help meet increased demand for support due to COVID

The British Red Cross has created new mapping tools using Esri GIS software, which are being used by the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) and its network of over 250 organisations, to improve collaboration and outreach as it responds to the COVID-19 crisis. Designed to help meet an increased demand for support from… Read more »

In-car video technology from Motorola Solutions assisting UK police to ‘help reduce road risk and increase safety’

Motorola Solutions has announced that the company has signed a four-year single supplier framework agreement with BlueLight Commercial to deploy integrated 4RE in-car video solutions to all emergency services in the UK, including police, highways agencies, border security and the UK Home Office. The deployment of in-car technology is part of the National Police Chiefs’… 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 severity… 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 »

Breakthrough technology for firefighter search and rescue

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue device. Resulting from years of working directly with firefighters, LUNAR uses cloud technology to deliver breakthrough fire-scene management capabilities for incident commanders. According to Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman, President and CEO, the introduction of LUNAR delivers… Read more »

Drone technology to give AFRS a new perspective in responding to incidents

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) has invested in new drone technology to assist in responding to fires, searching for missing people and supporting larger scale rescues. Two new drones will be used to improve the service’s response to incidents, including large fires, road traffic collisions and major incidents. Rescues from heights and on water… Read more »

RapidSOS emergency platform integrates what3words

UK emergency control rooms are to benefit from a ground-breaking partnership between the world’s first emergency response data platform, RapidSOS, and location technology company what3words. Through the RapidSOS platform, emergency call handlers in the UK will be able to gather critical health data from callers as well as their accurate what3words location. This will provide… Read more »