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Rapid deployment internet connectivity solution

The Mobile Broadband Kit (MBK) was conceived to offer first responders a rapid deployment internet connectivity solution, which is extremely secure, and robust enough to manage everyday needs. It needed to be portable, rugged, simple to use and self-sufficient, with an on-board power supply to last at least the length of an average working shift…. Read more »

Versatile helmet provides safety, comfort and purpose

The Cean XT4-G2, available from Cean Helmets Inc, was engineered for boat forces, maritime rescue and mountain operations with a buoyant, low-profile, lightweight (540g) and multi-adaptable helmet design providing safety, comfort and purpose for the mission at hand. The helmet features a high-impact Polycarbonate blend shell with UV and flame-resistant properties. It incorporates an inner… Read more »

NHS-approved emergency medical bags

The emergency medical bag range designed and manufactured by CorrMed includes trauma backpacks, emergency grab bags, Entonox kit bags, oxygen kit bags, drugs kit bags, medical pouches as well as community nurse bags and vaccine transport bags. Highlights include: flexible ordering through NHS Supply Chain, direct purchase orders or online eCommerce; high-quality, purpose-built and field-tested… Read more »

ESPO Language Services framework for the public sector

Whether it be to communicate with patients; understand a witness at a scene; or prepare a public statement in multiple languages, access to translation services is vital to keep emergency services running smoothly. Although public sector organisations can procure their own compliant solution for translation services, it can often be a lengthy, expensive and complicated… Read more »

Avon Fire and Rescue Service creates wellbeing spaces to support staff

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has opened five wellbeing spaces to support and improve staff mental health, providing spaces to unwind, reflect and relax. Following the unprecedented period of COVID-19, and the various traumatic incidents that firefighters attend throughout their careers, the service believes that these wellbeing spaces are key for mental health. To date,… Read more »

An AED for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment

A Philips defibrillator acts as your personal coach to guide you through the process of treating a victim of suspected sudden cardiac arrest. The AED provides real-time guidance through simple, step-by-step voice commands and CPR coaching. A Philips defibrillator guides the responder with clear and adaptive voice instructions. The intelligent sensors detect at what step… Read more »

European firefighter PPE standard updated

The European standard EN 469, which ensures protective clothing worn by firefighters is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective, has been revised and published this month. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN469: 2020 Protective clothing for firefighters – Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting in mid-August. EN 469 covers… Read more »

New Chair for the National Fire Chiefs Council announced

A new Chair for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has been appointed, with effect from 1 April 2021. Mark Hardingham (left), currently Chief Fire Officer for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service – and Chair of NFCC’s Protection and Business Safety Committee – will take up the role in April 2021 for an initial two-year… Read more »

Rachel Swann confirmed as Derbyshire Chief Constable

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Panel has unanimously backed the Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred candidate, Rachel Swann, as the next Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary. After a full Confirmation Hearing which included written submissions and questioning Mrs Swann in depth, the panel unanimously supported the Commissioner’s proposal. Commenting after the hearing, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa said,… Read more »

Ambulance service appoints first Director of People

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has appointed Lisa Ward as its first Director of People. With 20 years’ experience of working for the ambulance service and over 30 years’ experience of working in human resources, Lisa has previously held the position of Interim Director of Organisational Development, since 2018. As part of her new… Read more »