New fourth-generation Škoda Octavia vRS now available to UK police forces

The all-new Octavia vRS is now available for blue-light fleets. ŠKODA’s performance model has been an integral part of the brand’s line-up since 2001 and the fourth-generation vRS is the latest in a long-line of ŠKODA cars expertly converted for the emergency services. Equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine that delivers 245PS to the… Read more »

PPSS Group announces body armour advancement

Based on a comprehensive understanding of today’s most realistic threats faced by homeland and private security professionals, PPSS Group has announced an official replacement for its highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant body armour. The firm’s product video (below), featuring the CEO Robert Kaiser being beaten and stabbed wearing the body armour is widely regarded as… Read more »

Safety helmets protecting Thames Valley’s air ambulance life savers

When Thames Valley Air Ambulance’s Helicopter Emergency Medics had a requirement for a new helmet solution, the charity looked no further than Vimpex, which had successfully supplied helmets to other air ambulance services, including Lincolnshire and Kent. Following meetings to identify product performance requirements, and a product trial by critical care paramedics and doctors, Thames… Read more »

Centrik helps West Midlands Police put the focus on policing

West Midlands Police has turned to Centrik to manage its complex drone programme, using the powerful operational management system to improve efficiency and help its officers ‘spend less time on administration and more time policing’. The West Midlands Police drone programme – working closely with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) – provides 24/7 unmanned… Read more »

Holograms, tablets and Teams – Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is going digital

One the largest fire and rescue services in the UK is going digital, by using Microsoft Surface, M365 and Teams to help them respond to emergencies and train new recruits. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, which looks after approximately 12,000sqkm of Wales, is giving officers Surface Go devices so they can view… Read more »

Motorola Solutions delivers unrivalled versatility for frontline workers

Motorola Solutions is launching its next-generation Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) device: the smart and powerful MXP600, to meet the needs of public safety personnel today and well into the future. The lightweight yet highly rugged radio takes the proven capabilities of mission-critical voice communication to new levels and can collaborate with other solutions. “Frontline professionals… Read more »

Empowering a new approach to emergency response

Since Philips’ acquisition of RDT in June 2018, we’ve worked together to develop a modern approach to pre-hospital advanced monitoring. The Philips Tempus ALS system** with IntelliSpace Corsium allows you to share real-time* patient data, and supports clear documented decision making on the scene with support from the receiving hospital. Other benefits include: Modular system… Read more »