West Sussex County Council has become one of the first councils in the country to invest in a drone to benefit its work. The drone will be used by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service as well as for wider council use. Members of the fire and rescue service’s Technical Rescue Unit will use the device... Read more »
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Sir Steve House will take up the post of Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on 5 March. His role will bring resilience and succession planning to the Met’s senior leadership team following an unprecedented year for policing in 2017 and a continued increase in operational tempo for the organisation as it continues to bear... Read more »
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Patients are getting specialist emergency treatment quickly and avoiding trips to hospital thanks to an innovative service launched in East London. A review of the first 111 days of a unique collaboration between London’s Air Ambulance, Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service’s remodelled Physician Response Unit (PRU) has revealed that emergency care is... Read more »
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Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable have taken delivery of Merseyside Police’s new Operational Command Centre on time and on budget. PCC Jane Kennedy and Chief Constable Andy Cooke attended a special ceremony on Monday 5 February at which construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall officially handed over the new £48m building on... Read more »
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The North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) Charity has welcomed an Air Ambulance Response Unit (AARU) to its fleet, which the charity’s medical crew hope will provide a lifeline to patients in the region. The AARU, decked out in blue and yellow to match the iconic livery of the three helicopters the service currently flies, will... Read more »
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Six emergency services organisations based in England, Scotland and Wales have retained their place in the Top 100 employers list, compiled by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall, with three new entries. Stonewall’s annual review has this year, for the first time ever, marked employers specifically on trans inclusivity, in addition to their... Read more »
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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) has published details of dozens of areas of joint work with the police and other emergency services, to mark a year since a new law on collaboration between emergency services came into force. The service has unveiled a list of 30 ways it is working more closely with the region’s... Read more »
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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has appointed Mike Veale as the next Chief Constable of Cleveland, succeeding Iain Spittal who retired last month. Speaking following the appointment, PCC Coppinger said, “I am delighted to announce that, following confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel, the new Chief Constable of Cleveland is... Read more »
NHS England has announced three ambulance trusts will share £10m to help improve patient care by developing into world class digital organisations. South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) are the first to join the ambulance version... Read more »
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Kicking off 2018 for Honda (UK) is the launch of the new EU22i, successor to the best-selling EU20i from Honda’s portable inverter generator range. Offering a 10 percent increase in power, plus a range of enhancements to make it more durable and user friendly, it still remains as quiet and almost identical in size and... Read more »
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