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  • EMERGENCY DRONES TO THE RESCUE FOR STATE AGENCIES

    Irish emergency and armed services are increasingly turning to drones to assist in rescue missions and firefighting activities. Camera-equipped drones have been deployed to date by the Civil Defence in over 64 search missions across Ireland, and these flying devices, which record video in high definition, are increasingly being sought by various state agencies as efficient ... Continue Reading →

  • MATER PRIVATE CORK ED TREATS 8,000 IN FIRST YEAR

    The Emergency Department at Mater Private Hospital Cork has seen over 8,000 patients during its first year, treating a mix of medical, surgical and minor injuries since it opened in April 2016. The majority of patients who attended the Emergency Department were referred in by their family doctor for assessment with the view to admission as ... Continue Reading →

  • NEW ANTI-SMUGGLING SCANNER ROLLED OUT BY REVENUE

    Revenue’s new mobile x-ray scanner based at Dublin Port will target and confront fiscal fraud, fuel fraud, cash and tobacco smuggling, and drug trafficking, while at the same time facilitating the free flow of legitimate trade. Acknowledging the “increasingly agile and sophisticated” concealment techniques, however, Revenue chairman Niall Cody describes the new mobile scanner as “the most ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • DRONES GET TO THE ‘HART’ OF THE OPERATION!

    Hazardous Area Response Teams around the country will have access to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or commonly known as a ‘drone’) as part of the new HART Incident Ground Technology solution. According to Gerry Byrne, National Ambulance Resilience Unit’s Head of Capabilities, says: “HART have very specific user requirements that warrant a drone solution. They need ... Continue Reading →

  • LONDON WELCOMES FIRST FEMALE FIRE COMMISSIONER

    Dany Cotton has become London’s first female Fire Commissioner, following the departure of Ron Dobson who held the position for nearly a decade, and after 37 years’ service to the capital. Ron Dobson’s final year coincided with London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary and he is the 18th Commissioner in the Brigade’s history.  “Celebrating our 150th anniversary ... Continue Reading →

  • SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON EMERGENCY SERVICE COLLABORATION

    There is an increasing appetite to share knowledge and experience beyond blue light agencies, according to a new report highlighting the extent of collaboration between the emergency services. A new National Overview document has been published by the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group (ESCWG) and, two years after the first edition, it provides a real insight ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • EUROPEAN EMERGENCY NUMBER CONFERENCE 2017

    Emergency services, public authorities, researchers and industry representatives from all around the world will join forces at this year’s European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Conference in April in Budapest to share best practices between all the relevant stakeholders. Over 60 leading experts and practitioners will address high-level policy and regulatory matters as well as operational and ... Continue Reading →

  • COPENHAGEN TO HOST EMS 2017 CONGRESS

    ‘It takes a system to save a life’ is the theme of EMS2017 Congress on 22-24 May in Copenhagen, to highlight the important role played by systems to enable individuals to perform CPR, use defibrillators or even administer medications and ad­vanced medical interventions. Co-operation between the dispatch centre, the ambulance services and the emergency departments is ... Continue Reading →

  • ENHANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

    A new EMS-equipped chopper, which has been leased to Australia’s largest aeromedical charities LifeFlight, will now support emergency medical services, in addition to search and rescue missions in Queensland. “We are delighted to add to our global EMS fleet through this new partnership with LifeFlight,” according to the president of the global leader in helicopter leasing ... Continue Reading →