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Federation launches national blueprint for fire safety

Working with industry leaders, the Fire Sector Federation has launched an initiative calling for wider discussion to create a national fire safety strategy, which goes beyond current legislative proposals, to comprehensively address measures to mitigate fire risk in the UK. The Federation has published a white paper, Developing a National Strategy for Fire Safety, setting… Read more »

Saving lives – the three Cs is an award winner

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has won a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) award for its campaign to increase public awareness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillators. Saving lives – the three Cs was named best healthcare campaign at the CIPR PRide Awards 2022 in the Anglia, Thames and Chiltern region. Alongside raising public awareness… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service’s patient records go digital

The Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced new technology which has enabled all of its patient records to go digital. The Trust generates an average 400,000 patient records a year, which traditionally have been captured as handwritten notes. Electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) technology enables crews to capture information on an iPad, reducing paper, improving the accuracy of… Read more »

Local Resilience Forums to benefit from new innovation fund

On the back of the Government’s Integrated Review, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has now published details of a new LRF Innovation Fund that is designed to allow LRFs in England to develop and test new and innovative ways of working. The fund is seeking projects that promote effective working within and… Read more »

Data management standard for fire now available

The Fire Standards Board (FSB) has announced the launch of the twelfth professional Fire Standard focused on Data Management. The Data Management Fire Standard focuses on ensuring fire and rescue services can deliver excellence to the public by maximising the value of good quality and reliable data. One of the desired outcomes of the Data Management Fire… Read more »

UK celebrates 999 Day

People across the UK will come together today to honour the almost two million people who serve in the NHS and emergency services. Emergency Services Day, known as 999 Day, is a Government backed national day and is an opportunity for the country to show its appreciation for those who work and volunteer in the… Read more »

Police Dogs win national awards

The Animal Welfare Scheme Awards organised by Dogs Trust celebrates the work and success of service dogs working within the UK’s emergency services. Four police dogs were recognised this years awards as the Animal Welfare Visitors Scheme reached its 20th anniversary. The scheme was set up to to ensure that the training, housing and transport… Read more »

Celebrating 20 years up in the sky

Sammy Wills, Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s (YAA) longest-serving HEMS Paramedic has celebrated her 20-year anniversary at the Charity. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a lifesaving rapid response emergency service serving five million people across 4 million acres of Yorkshire. Last year, the crew responded to more than 1,700 incidents across the region. Sammy joined the Charity on… Read more »

All change at top of London Fire Brigade

Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills has retired after 31 years and now London will have two new deputies as it promotes from within. Dominic Ellis has even longer service, having spent 33 years in the fire and rescue service. He has stepped up from Assistant Chief after a long period responsible for the operations and assurance… Read more »