Vehicle Equipment

Airmax Remote and Ring Carnation form strategic partnership

Airmax Remote, the vehicle telematics and data services provider, has announced a partnership with Ring Carnation, the vehicle conversion electrical specialist, which will combine the strength of both the Airmax Remote telematics solution and Ring Carnation’s ‘genisys™’ solution to create a fully connected intelligent switching and power management system for the emergency services. This ensures… Read more »

Advanced telematics solution with integrated event data recorder

Airmax Remote, the vehicle telematics and data services provider, has announced the launch of Airmax Response, the most accurate and cost-effective data-driven telematics solution available, which has been specifically designed to meet the vital needs of the emergency services. Unlike other telematics solutions, Airmax Response provides robust accident/collision management data via an embedded incident data… Read more »

Medical grade air filtration system for emergency vehicles protects staff and passengers

With the risk of infection still a critical concern in confined spaces Webasto, a world-leading manufacturer of systems and solutions for the automotive market, has developed the a medical grade air filtration system specifically for passenger and emergency vehicles. High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are critical in the prevention of the spread of airborne bacterial… 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 »

Three steps to sustainability for the emergency services

Tammy Carter, Head of Category – Fleet, Crown Commercial Service, outlines the three steps that organisations looking to shift to sustainable fleet solutions need to consider. One positive effect of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been the beneficial impact less travel has had on air quality. With people realising the benefits of this, there has… Read more »

VCS hydrogen fuel cell ambulance set for London’s streets by autumn

A UK market-leading ambulance conversion specialist, VCS, is on track to deliver the country’s first hydrogen fuel cell ambulance to the London Ambulance Service by autumn 2021. The prototype zero emissions ambulance is the product of the ZERRO (Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations ambulance) project, which is funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles… Read more »

Ambulance manufacturer brings all production in-house

Ambulance builder, Venari Group, has become the first fully self-sufficient manufacturer of its kind in the UK, having brought all aspects of its production process in-house. It follows the commissioning of a new £800,000 component manufacturing centre – and will create 10 additional production roles at its Brighouse headquarters. Every internal aspect of the firm’s… Read more »

Rescue team use electric powered car in bid to reduce emissions

Surrey Search & Rescue is the first search and rescue (SAR) team in the country to start using the new mild-hybrid variant of the Volvo XC90. The initial response vehicle (IRV) will operate 24/7/365, attending emergencies across the county. Equipped with a laptop and printer, the vehicle will operate as an initial command unit before… Read more »

VCS appoints Daren Hutchinson as After Sales Manager

Ambulance conversion specialist VCS has recruited experienced customer engineer, Daren Hutchinson, to the role of After Sales Manager. Daren (pictured above) boasts more than 30 years of experience in electrical, technical and communications servicing, with much of his career focused in the emergency service sector, working with operational, covert and overt emergency service vehicles. This… Read more »