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Thames Valley Police celebrates apprenticeship milestone

Thames Valley Police has reached an important milestone with the successful completion of its 200th emergency contact handler apprenticeship. In 2018, Thames Valley Police began recruiting emergency contact handler apprentices to grow its workforce, widen participation across the community and provide a professional qualification for call handlers. Working out of Thames Valley Police’s Kidlington headquarters, Abingdon… Read more »

Dräger launches connected multi-gas detector

Dräger has launched a mobile gas detector, the X-am 2800 which connects with Dräger’s Gas Detection Connect cloud solution, to automate the real-time sharing of live data regarding gases firefighters are exposed to in emergency situations. Users can choose from sensors for flammable gases and vapours, as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen… Read more »

Survitec launch new rescue boat

Survitec has introduced a new lightweight design inflatable rescue boat capable of rapid single-point inflation to meet the unique demands of waterborne search and rescue operations by the emergency services. The Survitec 420 GP/GPM FR (Fast Rescue) boat was unveiled at The Emergency Services Show. Based on military-grade technology, the seven-person boat is unique in… Read more »

Celebrity Masterchef winner joins air ambulance as ambassador

Winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2022, Lisa Snowdon, has joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) as a Celebrity Ambassador. The move came as a result of the mass catering episode, which aired on 6 September, when Lisa, along with the other celebrities, got a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the work carried out by… Read more »

Control room award winners celebrated as community honours unsung heroes

The extraordinary contributions of the behind-the-scenes heroes who work tirelessly to serve and protect the public have been celebrated at the Control Room Awards 2022. The ceremony took place on the opening day of the Emergency Services Show and featured many inspirational stories of professionalism, dedication and resilience. The awards are the only accolades of… Read more »

Cornwall FRS lands second Unimog

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has invested in a second Mercedes-Benz Unimog to extend their ‘go anywhere’ capability and respond to a wide range of incidents. The Unimog transports mission-specific pods, each one packed with specialist equipment, which allows the service to respond to wildfires, floods and other incidents across the county. Mercedes-Benz showed the… Read more »

New Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall

Will Kerr OBE has been confirmed as the new chief of Devon and Cornwall Police. The appointment was confirmed after a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel on 16 September. Mr Kerr was the preferred candidate of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The recruitment process saw five candidates apply with two,… Read more »

MLL Telecom to showcase network services capabilities

MLL Telecom will be exhibiting for the first time at The Emergency Services Show to showcase its comprehensive managed network service capabilities for emergency services and public safety. These encompass full fibre network upgrades and deployments as well as managed secure WAN, SDWAN, UC, Wi-Fi, Cloud Infrastructure and Firewall Security solutions. MLL designs and manages reliable… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show returns this week

The wait is almost over!  The Emergency Services Show will feature a unique range of seminars, the latest and innovative products and solutions, CPD accredited content, and a host of networking opportunities. The doors will open on Wednesday 21 September at 0900 at the NEC in Birmingham. It is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light… Read more »

Can we afford to ignore the animal issue?

The British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) provides effective role specific solutions to organisations whose teams encounter animals in the course of their duties, but who else might benefit from exploring these unique workplace risks? Words: Jim Green, Director of Operations, BARTA We work with a range of response organisations, including fire and… Read more »