Frontline News

  • LAOIS READY FOR WORLD RESCUE CHALLENGE 2018!

    Best of luck to Laois Fire & Rescue Service at this year’s World Rescue Challenge in Cape Town on 20-27 October, with the South African Medical Rescue Organisation (SAMRO) having won the bid to host the 2018 challenge for frontline emergency services worldwide. ‘Emergency Services Ireland’ would like to wish Laois FRS (Fire & Rescue Service) ... Continue Reading →

  • IRISH COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM

    The Irish College of Paramedics will host a one-day scientific symposium on Saturday 15 September, in association with the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork, in Brookfield Health Science Complex, College Road, Cork. The following speakers from Ireland and abroad will address a range of topics relevant to paramedics and pre-hospital care practitioners: Prof ... Continue Reading →

  • DRONE RESEARCH PROJECT COULD MAKE SEARCH & RESCUE SAFER

    A new €6.3 million research project, which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering lifesaving medical supplies or making search and rescue operations safer and more efficient, has been launched in Waterford. U-Flyte, a collaboration between researchers at Maynooth University and a number of industry partners, aims to develop new systems that would ... Continue Reading →

In the Spotlight

RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK SERVING THE COMMUNITIES (ISSUE 60)

Having created a network of over 200 volunteer doctors to respond to life-threatening emergencies in communities throughout Ireland since 2008, the Irish Community Rapid Response now plans to recruit more medics over the next five years.

NEW DRONE SOFTWARE PROVIDES SOLUTIONS IN SEARCH & RESCUE (ISSUE 60)

DroneSAR has become the first company in the world to develop software that can turn a commercial drone into a search-and-rescue platform, which the Irish start-up aims will make a vital difference to first responders during SAR operations.

THE PESKY ISSUE OF PESCO FOR IRELAND! (ISSUE 60)

Ireland’s participation in PESCO – the EU body that aims to boost military co-operation – is voluntary, the decision-making remains in the hands of participating member states and there is no mutual defence clause. However, it remains a pesky issue.