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Motorway police to carry defibs in the West Midlands

A pioneering project between West Midlands Ambulance Service and Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) means millions of drivers are a little bit safer. As part of a project to install 500 automatic external defibrillators (AED) across the West Midlands, the WMAS has installed one of the lifesaving machines in each of the 27 police vehicles that… Read more »

EMAS appoints new Chief Executive

Following applications and an interview process involving strong candidates from an international field, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) Chairman, Pauline Tagg, has appointed Sue Noyes (right) as Chief Executive. Sue joined EMAS as Interim Chief Executive in October 2013, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the NHS. Chairman, Pauline Tagg said, “We had… Read more »

Tri-service emergency first responder is a UK first

Hayle is not only home to Cornwall’s first emergency services hub, but the town can also now boast a new type of emergency first responder. The UK’s first Tri-Service Safety Officer, Andrew Hichens is a qualified on call firefighter with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), an emergency first responder for South Western Ambulance Service… Read more »

New Chief for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

The Chief Executive of Cornwall Council, Andrew Kerr, has announced that Paul Walker (right) has been appointed as the new Chief Fire Officer for the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service. Mr Kerr said; “Paul took up the Chief Fire Officer role from 01 January 2015 on an interim basis whilst we undertook a… Read more »

Scottish Ambulance Service installs rugged tablets in emergency fleet

The Scottish Ambulance Service has signed a deal with leading ICT supplier Terrafix to use Getac’s T800 fully rugged Windows 8.1 tablets within its fleet of emergency vehicles. Under the framework contract, Terrafix will supply 1200 of the 8.1in Windows tablets from Getac, the global designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile technology. Each ambulance will… Read more »

New charity provides advice and support to ambulance personnel

TASC, The Ambulance Services Charity, has been established as the leading UK charity to provide vital advice and support services to both serving and retired ambulance personnel and their families and dependents in times of difficulty and urgent need. The charity has already received backing from leading figures in the industry, including Dr Anthony Marsh,… Read more »

SATcase™ transforms a smartphone into a satellite phone

SATcase™ is a revolutionary device capable of transforming the common smartphone into a sophisticated, satellite phone. The transformation is seamless: after placing one’s smartphone inside a durable, ruggedised case, users simply install the SATcase™ application. The resulting device runs on a familiar operating system that is now loaded with cutting-edge technology able to assist those in… Read more »

Avon and Somerset Constabulary appoints two new Assistant Chief Constables

Following a recent recruitment process, Avon and Somerset Constabulary has appointed Nikki Watson and Sarah Crew to the Chief Officer Group in the role of Assistant Chief Constable. Nikki Watson will be responsible for the Prevention, Protection and Prosecutions portfolio. Nikki joined Avon and Somerset in 1987 and has served in both uniform and CID roles, developing a good knowledge… Read more »