Since the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, London Fire Brigade has been leading the call for ministers to step up and implement key changes to building regulations to prevent future disasters. This includes reviewing fire safety in residential buildings and calling for Government changes to building regulations, including a complete ban of combustible cladding and... Read more »
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The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across its vehicles by 2050, and as part of this is now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen and fuel cell power have come into sharper focus in the UK in recent years as a potential emissions-free alternative to traditional... Read more »
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The Alliance Drone Team, one of the UK’s largest police unmanned aviation systems (UAS) programmes, has been able to expand and effectively manage operations covering almost 5000 square miles, thanks to Centrik. The operational management system – the only one of its type approved by Regulators to manage both manned and unmanned operations – has... Read more »
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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has become the first UK fire and rescue authority to introduce a new generation Scania L-series fire appliance into service. Equipped with Scania’s all-new low entry cab, the vehicle carries an aerial ladder platform (ALP), which at 45m is the joint highest in the country. To achieve Humberside’s overall on-road... Read more »
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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has agreed to trial body worn video cameras to better protect its ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol will wear the cameras during the three-month trial, which started this month. The use of cameras is intended to deter abuse and obtain... Read more »
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