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Capita signs network infrastructure contract with Transport for London

Capita plc (Capita) has secured a contract with Transport for London (TfL) to design and deliver key elements of the network infrastructure that will underpin the upcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN) throughout the London Underground. ESN is a programme led and directly funded by the Home Office to deliver a new emergency services mobile communications… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will welcome a new Chief Fire Officer later this year. Dave Russel (left), currently Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), will take over the helm from current Chief Fire Officer Jim Wallace, whose two-year contract finishes at the end of August. Mayor of… Read more »

Ian Howick joins Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Ian Howick (left), Chair of Heathrow AOC and former Director at British Airways, has been appointed by independent charity, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) as Executive Director of Corporate Services. He succeeds John Lack, Director of Finance and Support, who retires at the end of September after seven years at KSS. Ian will be… Read more »

Chronos Technology partners with Syntony GNSS to offer GNSS underground coverage

Chronos Technology, a leading resilient GNSS system integrator, has formed a partnership with the French technology company Syntony GNSS, a leader and expert in the design and manufacture of GNSS systems, to deliver underground GNSS positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions for critical infrastructure applications in the UK. GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) coverage has… Read more »

Avy receives EIC Accelerator grant for medical delivery drones

EIC Accelerator’s grant application has been awarded to Amsterdam-based company Avy. With the call of the European Commission for proposals that contribute to the fight against the Corona crisis, Avy’s long-distance drone is a solution for urgent medical transport between healthcare facilities and supports emergency services with aerial camera images to assist at incidents. The… Read more »

Medical grade air filtration system for ambulances

With the risk of infection a critical concern in confined spaces, Webasto, a world-leading manufacturer of systems and solutions for the automotive market, has developed the world’s first medical grade air filtration system for passenger and emergency vehicles. High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are critical in the prevention of the spread of airborne bacterial and… Read more »

Avon Protection partners with Venari Group for thermal imaging camera distribution

High-performance equipment manufacturer, Avon Protection, has announced Venari Group as its new distributor of thermal imaging cameras (TICs) for the UK fire market. The agreement will see Venari commence distributorship of Avon’s ‘argus’ range of TICs with immediate effect. The British-manufactured argus technology has been a market leader within the British fire and rescue industry for three… Read more »

Drone collaboration gives Incident Commanders a different perspective

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has invested in new equipment to help respond to incidents. As part of a unique collaboration with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services (BCH JPS) police command, new drones are being rolled out which will assist firefighters in their response to a wide range of incidents and… Read more »

Vulnerable residents receive lifeline from Oxfordshire Community Safety Officer

When Community Safety Officer, Tara Clarke, visits Oxfordshire residents’ homes, she might be the first person they’ve seen in four months. That’s the reality of care and safety in a COVID-19 world. Some of the most vulnerable people in Oxfordshire rely on relatives and neighbours to check their well-being, but that support is less readily… Read more »