Fire and rescue services driven to partnership success

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) have recently celebrated the first anniversary of a unique partnership. January 2014 saw the beginning of a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby RBFRS vehicles make use of capacity at HFRS’s Fleet Maintenance Centre. One year on and the project has been deemed… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police utilises energy management solutions to reduce costs

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is working with IMServ Europe, one of the UK’s largest independent energy management providers, to gain a better understanding of its energy usage, and further drive GMP’s passion to be more sustainable. Helen Wilson, Sustainability Officer at GMP, explains, “In the current economic climate there is a growing pressure across all… Read more »

Saviour: the ‘Swiss Army knives’ of stretchers

The majority of stretchers on the market today are still heavy, rigid devices that are difficult to store, deploy and repack. With the ever-increasing pressures of clinical governance and the need for effective disinfection and decontamination, many stretchers end up impossible to effectively clean and therefore become, in reality, single use. Designed by Paul Savage… Read more »

Learning and development focus at The Emergency Services Show 2015

A new seminar theatre dedicated to training will feature at The Emergency Services Show 2015, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 23-24 September. Free to attend, the new seminars will be led by training experts who run specialist courses for emergency services personnel, and will expand the offering of free learning opportunities already… Read more »

Free thermal imaging guidebook for firefighters

As a leading provider of thermal imaging cameras for fire fighting applications, FLIR Systems developed its K-Series cameras in close collaboration with fire and rescue services around the world. To share some of its knowledge and expertise with its customers, FLIR has now released a free guidebook for firefighters, called Thermal Imaging for Firefighters: The… Read more »

Portable heater from Espar

Heatcase from Espar is a stand-alone, diesel-fired portable heat source, which utilises the technologically advanced Eberspächer Airtronic D4 heater. When fully charged and full of fuel, Heatcase can give up to five hours of hot air heating almost anywhere. Convenient for providing heat in remote off-grid locations, Heatcase can be a lifesaver when used to… Read more »

Excelerate Group launches new responsive website

Excelerate Group, a leading provider of real time data, video and voice via satellite and wireless solutions, has launched a new global website. The site – – provides an accessible platform for visitors around the world to browse benefits-led information about Excelerate’s products and services. With the inclusion of case study material at key points… Read more »

Met Police looks to extend tablet trial

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is transforming frontline policing by equipping officers with mobile devices (tablets) and specially developed apps. In support of this, Vodafone UK has provided iPad minis, 4G connectivity and secure device management in the first instance. The trial aims to reduce paperwork and to give frontline officers access to vital information… Read more »

Fire and Rescue degree course launched in London

An undergraduate degree is being launched in London to help interested, driven students realise their ambition of becoming members of the fire and rescue service. The Fire and Rescue BSc (Hons) covers everything required for a fire fighting career, from how to operate safely and successfully during incidents, to the principles of fire and accident… Read more »

Carbon fibre rescue hovercraft performs well in field trials

Every year, victims fall through ice, get stuck in mud, risk drowning and hypothermia during flooding and other natural disasters – hovercraft can quickly allow rescuers to get access to the victim without danger. The new Carbon Infinity 120HP Turbo seven-seater hovercraft from Hov Pod has out-performed the company’s expectations in recent field trials. The… Read more »