Freemasons provides vital support for London voluntary search and rescue team

The London Freemasons Charity recently awarded a £5000 grant to fully equip the first incident control vehicle helping London Search & Rescue to quickly deploy search teams at the location of a missing person, increasing the chance of the voluntary organisation saving that person’s life. Staggeringly, around 150 people a day are reported missing in… Read more »

Project Edward launches 2020 road safety awareness week

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) campaign launches its road safety awareness week with the 2020 theme centred around Driving For Work. The campaign – a collaboration between the Association for Road Risk Management (ARRM), the UK police, and Driving For Better Business (the Government backed Highways England programme) will commence its annual… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance crews say thank you to supporters during Air Ambulance Week

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has marked the beginning of Air Ambulance Week 2020 with the release of a video message thanking Londoners for their support and generosity, which has kept the service flying throughout the pandemic. The video shows doctors, paramedics and fire crew from the life-saving service thanking supporters for their donations, which allow… Read more »

‘Escape hoods’ safety boost for West Midlands fire victims

New ‘fire escape hoods’, designed to protect fire victims from smoke and fumes, are set to be carried on all West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) emergency response vehicles.  The service’s 41 fire appliances, 19 Brigade Response Vehicles and a specialist breathing apparatus support unit will be equipped with the hoods from Monday 7 September 2020…. Read more »

Dräger launches ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign in response to firefighters’ health concerns

Dräger, an international leader in medical and safety technology, is launching its ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign to support fire and rescue services in driving the cultural changes that are required to protect firefighter health. The launch follows a survey* of UK firefighters that found considerable concern over the impact of exposure to contaminants on… Read more »

Capita integrates what3words into ControlWorks to support emergency services

Capita plc has integrated location finding app what3words into its ControlWorks solution to enable emergency services to respond to incidents when callers are unable to describe their exact location. This completes the integration of what3words into Capita’s control room solutions portfolio, enabling all clients globally to access this additional capability. Capita provides ControlWorks to a… Read more »

UV air sterilisation provides 24/7 infection control

CorrMed is working with AIRsteril for UK, an air purification system used widely within ambulances, prisons, call centres and washrooms, providing 24/7 infection control and odour elimination. The technology is already used in 1000 ambulances globally, removing airborne microorganisms, viruses and particles in as little as 60 minutes. How does it work? The advanced UV… Read more »

London Mayor opens interactive training academy

A new centre providing interactive training for London Ambulance Service’s emergency call handlers to help them better prepare for their challenging role of taking life-saving calls was officially opened on 14 August. The facilities will deliver greater training capacity and boost the service’s emergency and urgent care workforce ahead of the busy winter period and… Read more »