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  • Gardaí face testing times ahead over breathalysers

    A recent Policing Authority report has highlighted “a culture” within An Garda Síochána to keep breath test figures high, and is also critical of Garda management for failing to detect the scale of fake breath tests earlier and to take corrective action. The 86-page report, conducted by auditors Crowe Horwath on behalf of the Policing Authority, ... Continue Reading →

  • Former Garda Chief Appointed Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to become their Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe. O’Sullivan joins the US-based non-profit organisation in this newly-created role as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe, and it will be the first time in its history that a staff ... Continue Reading →

  • HSE information service GOES LIVE

    The HSE has launched a new information service ‘HSELive’, which is designed to inform the public by phone, on Twitter or via email or through a LiveChat system on the HSE’s main website about entitlements and how to access services in their area. The new service was developed on the back of research revealing that close ... 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 →