Leicestershire police choose Sennheiser for UK’s first wireless 999 centre

Sennheiser, a global leader in premium headset and UC solutions, has been chosen by Leicestershire police to provide hardware for the UK’s first wireless 999 centre, which will now use its DW series of wireless headsets following a continuing review and improvement process to upgrade mission critical equipment. The DW series was recommended by Sennheiser… Read more »

Generous donation to Lowland Rescue search dogs

Lowland Rescue teams have received a generous donation from Sniffer Dogs UK & International (SDUKI), to help towards training and equipment for search dogs. SDUKI is a registered charity, formed in 2011, which raises funding for police and SAR dogs in the UK. SDUKI spokesperson Maggie Gwynne says, “SDUKI was set up in direct response… Read more »

Devon and Cornwall Police embraces paperless policing

Devon and Cornwall Police has announced its partnership with Airwave to implement the company’s Pronto electronic notebook and suite of mobile policing applications. In the upcoming months, officers will be issued Android devices pre-loaded with applications that will give them for the first time remote and mobile access to local and national back-end systems. These… Read more »

Royal visit marks 40th anniversary of Fire Service College

HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Firefighters Memorial Trust, marked the 40th anniversary of the Fire Service College by officially opening its new accommodation at a ceremony in Moreton-in-Marsh on Friday 6 June. The new block, named Braidwood House, is in honour of James Braidwood, the founder of the world’s first municipal fire service… Read more »

Partnership working at home in Aston

Ambulance staff have moved in with their fire and rescue service colleagues in Aston, in the West Midlands, marking the start of a new and exciting era of joint partnership working. After more than 60 years of calling Henrietta Street Ambulance Station home, ambulance staff based there moved one and a half miles away into… Read more »

Dorset Police begin rollout of fleet management system

In a major upgrade to its operational, incident analysis and driver training system, Dorset Police will be extending the installation of the Airmax Telematics based fleet management system across the majority of its operational fleet. The Airmax system is an advanced approach to operational fleet management, combining vehicle CANbus and ESCAN data with 1m accuracy… Read more »

Ambulance deliveries ahead of schedule

More than 100 replacement ambulances are now in action across the East of England region – one month ahead of schedule. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) set out its intentions to purchase new ambulances earlier this year and 120 replacements are now in use. The planned completion of the roll-out was… Read more »

Paramedic partnership sets benchmark for joint working

A ground-breaking new training link-up between the fire and rescue service and paramedics looks set to dramatically improve the way emergency services work together at incidents. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) has teamed up with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to offer training exercises that test each agency’s response to road traffic collisions (RTCs). These courses… Read more »

Airwave wins Gold RoSPA Occupational H&S Award

Airwave has won Gold in the annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014 run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL on 17 June 2014. The RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise the commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill… Read more »

ALSAR appoints new Chair and Vice Chair

The Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR), which represents the UK’s Lowland Rescue teams, has announced the election of Kris Manning as Chairman, and Adrian Edwards as Vice Chairman. Kris Manning (right) has been a member of Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue for 28 years and was author of the original Lowland Search Techniques… Read more »