Services combine to buy new rescue jackets for firefighters

South Yorkshire’s firefighters have been kitted out with a new piece of protective clothing, bought as part of a regional collaboration with neighbouring fire and rescue services. The multi-function rescue jackets are worn by firefighters at non-fire rescue incidents like road traffic collisions, as well as small fires in the open. The high visibility, waterproof… Read more »

Safelocking offers bespoke access control

The modern workplace, be it in the public or private sector, presents unique challenges to today’s security professionals. Keeping large numbers of keys, vehicles and devices all safe, and yet accessible at all times for authorised staff, is enabled by the use of a IQ key and asset management system. Whether it is permanent staff… Read more »

Oxfordshire FRS invests in independently performed risk modelling

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) has a systems approach to integrated risk management. This prioritises the delivery of statutory duties to reduce risk and vulnerability in Oxfordshire. As part of its prevention programme, it plans to improve efficiencies by targeting communities and individuals in most need of support. OFRS already benefits from using Cadcorp… Read more »

Digital voice recording offers secure solution for Lancashire Constabulary

A combination of encrypted, user-friendly digital dictation management software and hardware from Voice Technologies has replaced Lancashire Constabulary’s unsecure audio recorders. Lancashire Constabulary’s armed response unit and their negotiators are required to document and audio record specific interactions while deployed to an incident, either in person or by phone. Officers complained their hand-held audio recorders… Read more »

Haztec maximises efficiency through innovative design

Road vehicles account for a substantial proportion of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside the adoption of electric vehicles, there are significant gains to be made through the careful selection of the ancillary equipment to be fitted to the vehicle. Indeed, with the increasing uptake of electric vehicle technology, opportunities to save energy become all the… Read more »

Excelerate partners in €5.7m European project to create digital ambulance of the future

Cardiff-based connectivity specialist Excelerate Technology is leading the consortium on one of the most exciting projects ever undertaken on behalf of NHS ambulance services; a €5.7m initiative co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) ARTES 5G Strategic Programme Line (SPL) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to create the prototype for pioneering an always connected… Read more »

New GORETEX PYRAD® Riot Suit redefines comfort and protection

GORE-TEX Professional (Gore) has set a new standard in personal protection for policing public order events with the launch of its lightweight, durable, waterproof and flame-retardant GORE-TEX PYRAD® Riot Suit. To operate effectively, officers need to have full confidence and trust that their gear will protect them from the most extreme risks if a situation… Read more »