Vehicle Equipment

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 »

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 »

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 »