LIVES ramps up sustainability plans with Ramco partnership

The Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES), who provide critical first responder and pre-hospital care services across Lincolnshire, has progressed its sustainability journey after partnering with Ramco, a provider of sustainable disposal services to the emergency services sector. The partnership began last year with LIVES asking Ramco to help find value in surplus medical equipment… Read more »

VCS hydrogen fuel cell ambulance presented at COP26

VCS, the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialist, has presented its hydrogen fuel cell low floor ambulance to the world at COP26, in partnership with the ZERRO (Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations ambulance) project and NHS England and NHS Improvement. Located in the Blue Zone, the hydrogen fuel cell ambulance was on display for COP26’s VIP… Read more »

Sopra Steria and Salesforce to transform citizen experience

European digital transformation leader, Sopra Steria, has announced an integration with the Salesforce Platform to drive a new citizen-centric approach in emergency service response. The new offering can see the integration of Sopra Steria’s STORM Command and Control system with the Salesforce Platform, enhancing police contact, engagement and response in support of their local communities,… Read more »

Stop the bleed – how better access to bleed kits can help emergency responders save more lives

The UK Government has released data highlighting that over 41,000 knife crime offences occurred in 2020-21, of which 224 were homicides1. A penetrating injury from a knife can often lead to major bleeding, with haemorrhage being cited as the leading cause of death following a stabbing. This statistic emphasises the need for the public to… Read more »

Rosenbauer’s electric aerial ladder prototype set for 2022 launch

Rosenbauer is expanding its electric vehicle fleet for fire and rescue services. Following in the tyre-prints of the company’s RT fire fighting vehicle and a logistics vehicle, the first L32A-XS aerial ladder is now also being electrified. The top priority of Rosenbauer’s development engineers is to make the electric aerial ladder just as functional, powerful… Read more »

Cumbria Police plan for the future with Sepura TETRA radios

Cumbria Police have refreshed their fleet of frontline TETRA radios, deploying Sepura SC21 hand portable radios to police officer roles and SCG22 mobile radios in vehicles. In total over 1400 radios have been deployed to enable the force to upgrade to the latest standard of TETRA radio capability. Aware of the need to refresh their… Read more »

Simoco accelerates growth in UK public safety market with acquisition of Thorcom Systems

Derby based critical communications company Simoco Wireless Solutions Ltd has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Thorcom Systems Ltd and its subsidiaries in a move which will give Simoco a platform to expand its presence in the UK emergency services market, while giving Thorcom the opportunity to access international markets such as Asia-Pacific, North… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police and BlackBerry® win national tech award

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and BlackBerry® have been announced as winners of the Mobile Innovation of the Year award at this year’s National Technology Awards (NTA), for the force’s use of the BlackBerry® AtHoc® system. The National Technology Awards – organised by National Technology News – are a celebration of the use of technology and… Read more »

SCAS chooses to modernise its workforce management software

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is replacing its legacy range of electronic workforce management systems with Allocate’s HealthRoster Platform. This will enable the trust to better support its response to patients, improve the management and reporting of worked hours, legal compliance with Working Time Directives and align pay and rostering systems for… Read more »