South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has expanded its already successful collaboration programme, after appointing a Head of Joint Vehicle Fleet Management to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of both organisation’s fleet operations. Sarah Gilding was appointed in to the role on 4 June 2018, after working for South Yorkshire Police for over... Read more »
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The generosity of South Wales Constabulary and a company based in Warwickshire is helping to keep Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team on the road and available to its community and visitors in need. Since a fire at the team’s base in Merthyr Tydfil in November 2017, team members and their supporters have been fundraising and... Read more »
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A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. The Urgent Care Practitioners are nurses and paramedics who respond to patients who have called 999 but do not need an emergency ambulance and could possibly receive support and treatment at home, rather... Read more »
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A further 60-70 lives could be saved* each year as Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has launched an innovative critical care car with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) to specifically tend to those suffering from either a heart attack, cardiac arrest, sepsis, stroke or serious respiratory issues. “While we will always remain a helicopter-led pre-hospital... Read more »
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Emergency services have been equipped with specialist kits to treat victims of hazardous or corrosive substance attacks after a medical supply company tailor made them to police specifications. West Midlands Police have just received the bespoke kits to improve the response to a victim of an incident involving hazardous materials. The decontamination kits were tailor-made... Read more »
ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has standardised on the ZOLL AED 3™* BLS (basic life support) automated external defibrillator. LFB is the first fire and rescue service in the UK to implement the ZOLL AED 3.... Read more »
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An extra 330 staff and 160 ambulances will be sought in the East of England over the next three years thanks to an increase in funding announced earlier this month. The consortium of 19 East of England Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have agreed a six-year contract with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust,... Read more »
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The Home Office has published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on goods and services with third-party suppliers, the exercise highlights... Read more »
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Family-run company Yorkshire Care Equipment has supplied over 50 Raizer emergency lifting chairs to emergency services across the North of England, reducing the time and effort it takes to lift a fallen person back to their feet. The Raizer is providing a new and dignified way to get people back on their feet wherever possible.... Read more »
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A new fire video from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been setting social media alight. The footage features Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and officers talking about mental health, exploding myths and attempting to remove the stigma. It has been backed by The Samaritans and The Fire Fighters Charity and seen by more... Read more »