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Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes FRS receives new ICU equipped by Excelerate

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes is the latest fire and rescue service to take advantage of Excelerate’s market leading command communications technology, which has been installed on-board its new Incident Command Unit. Phill Mould, Station Manager, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes FRS, said, “Public and firefighter safety is at the top of our agenda. The on-board technology, will… Read more »

West Midlands appoints new Deputy Chief Fire Officer

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority has appointed Philip Hales as Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Mr Hales served in Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service before transferring to West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) as temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2010. He was made substantive in that role in March 2012, before being promoted to acting DCFO… Read more »

Innovative communication system for inshore lifeboats

Maritime Systems Integrator Neptune Waterproof has devised an innovative communication system for inshore lifeboats that uses Icom’s IP Advanced Radio System to provide an encrypted wireless (full duplex) intercom. Hope Cove lifeboat is the first UK inshore lifeboat to use Icom IP wireless technology and it is interfaced with the vessels Icom IC-M506 VHF radio. The… Read more »

London fire station electric vehicle charge points go live

Publicly available electric vehicle charge points at selected London Fire Brigade stations are now live. As part of the brigade’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, charge points have been installed at 71 fire stations and at five other brigade sites, one of which has had three charge points installed. A total of 78 charge points have been… Read more »

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service unveils new Incident Support Unit

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has unveiled its latest recruit – in the form of a 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Incident Support Unit (ISU), which will be used to coordinate major incidents and comes equipped with the latest in modern technology. The long-bodied V6 engine van, which has a five-litre engine, has been specially converted for… Read more »

Registration renewal for paramedics now open

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for paramedics opens on Monday 1 June 2015 and closes on Monday 31 August 2015. The HCPC will write to all registered paramedics at the beginning of June with information on how to renew. To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a… Read more »

DuPont unveils latest innovations in fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015

DuPont Protection Technologies presents its leading DuPont™ Nomex® heat and flame protection, DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® chemical and biological apparel offer for the emergency response services at Interschutz 2015. Exhibiting in Hall 12, Stand E37, DuPont will also be conducting garment burn demonstrations using DuPont™ Thermo-Man® at the outdoor demonstration site. With a global… Read more »

Transportable pods assist Hazmat response in the West Midlands

Wildlife and the environment are set for even greater protection in the West Midlands during incidents such as large fires, oil spills or chemical leaks. An ongoing partnership between the Environment Agency and West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) means that specialist kit for dealing with hazardous materials and environmental threats can now be deployed to… Read more »

Senior Responsible Officer appointed for Joint Public Service Centre Project

The Joint Public Service Centre Project will see the fire control teams of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) merge with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) and relocate to the South Wales Police (SWP) emergency control room at South Wales Police Headquarters in Bridgend, known as the Public Service Centre…. Read more »