Police Scotland invests in new digital technology for 999 and 101 services

Police Scotland is introducing a new digital contact platform that will protect and strengthen its critical 999 and non-emergency 101 services for the future. The new digital technology will replace the current analogue telephony infrastructure, and bring greater resilience to 999 and 101 services, which are essential to enabling the public to contact the police… Read more »

Pioneering immersive learning project launched in partnership with Greater Manchester Police

Bolton-headquartered EdTech firm, Near-Life, has successfully launched a ground-breaking immersive learning programme for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that will support their work tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society. The pilot was awarded £241,000 in funding from Innovate UK in November 2020 to accelerate the development of an… Read more »

VCS places first on new NHS national framework for ambulance converters

VCS, one of the UK’s leading ambulance conversion specialists, has achieved the highest combined score of all bidders in the new NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub Framework Agreement for Ambulance and Specialist Vehicle Conversions. Assessed on its technical ability, exceptional quality and financial offers, the Bradford-based manufacturer is now positioned at the top of the framework…. Read more »

Multi-lingual life-saving training aid

A life-saving training aid has been produced in four additional languages to help more people learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust launched the Pillow Partner last year as a simple, effective and inexpensive way of learning how to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. And now the… Read more »

MSA Bristol delivers for North Yorkshire FRS

Firefighters across North Yorkshire are sporting smart new kit, following the recent delivery of new PPE from MSA Bristol. Last year, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) ordered top-to-toe structural fire fighting kit for 670 firefighters working out of 38 stations across the county, working to a go-live date of 25October. Purchased through the… Read more »

Northumberland FRS invests in Dräger’s new PSS® AirBoss SCBA

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NRFS) has become the first UK fire and rescue service to invest in Dräger’s new AirBoss Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with telemetry, as it looks to provide its firefighters with the most advanced fire safety equipment on the market today. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is one of the… Read more »

The only glucose meter technology with no known clinical interferences

StatStrip® Xpress®2 Glucose/Ketone meters offer simple, fast and accurate testing in the field. Abnormal glucose levels are frequently encountered in ambulance patients, and critically ill patients regularly exhibit confounding factors such as abnormal haematocrit levels and complex drug regimens that can cause glucose meter inaccuracy. StatStrip Glucose patented technology automatically measures and corrects for these… Read more »

Control system update for Bronto Skylift’s high-rise range

The soul of Bronto Skylfit’s HLA-range aerial platforms is the Bronto+ control system. The HLA-range has featured a third generation Bronto3+, but is now been upgraded to the latest and most advanced control system, the 5th generation Bronto5+. For operators this means faster levelling, easier control of working lights, light groups and cage load, bigger… Read more »

Truckman solution provides CFRs with rapid access to equipment

South Staffordshire First Responders (SSFR) have been given a helping hand by Truckman, which has supplied its DECKED storage solution to ensure its volunteers can quickly access potentially life-saving equipment from its pick-up truck. The bestselling pull-out drawer storage system has been fitted to the Community First Responders’ (CFRs’) recently donated Mercedes X-class pick-up truck,… Read more »