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  • NEW SEARCH AND RESCUE BASE OPENS IN DUBLIN

    The recent opening of the CHC Helicopters’ new search and rescue facility at Dublin Airport included a base and aircraft tour, a winching display and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to mark the ceremony by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC commented: “CHC has been ... Continue Reading →

  • CAMPAIGN POINTS TO OVERUSE IN MEDICATIONS FOR HEADACHE

    The Migraine Association of Ireland rolled out a national pharmacy campaign to highlight the rising incidence of Medication Overuse Headache amongst migraine sufferers, before the start of this year’s Migraine Awareness Week in September. With the support of Novartis, the Association produced 500 free information packs for pharmacists including posters and information leaflets as part of ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘EXERCISE NEPTUNE’ PUTS TRAINING TO THE TEST IN DONEGAL

    Donegal’s emergency services personnel put their teamwork and training to the test as part of a major emergency exercise, organised by the Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management, in late September in Letterkenny. Code-named ‘Exercise Neptune’, the event was based on a rapidly-escalating flooding incident in the Finn Valley area, involving up to ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • BABCOCK MARKS 100 YEARS SINCE THE ARMISTICE WITH A POPPY-EMBLAZONED AIRCRAFT

    Babcock has emblazoned one of its life-saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside its usual ... Continue Reading →

  • 10% INCREASE IN VISITORS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW 2018

    The Emergency Services Show, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 19 and 20 September, attracted over 8,300 visitors and buyers, representing a record ten per cent increase on its previous highest attendance in 2017. Over 2,500 of the show’s visitors attended the programme of 90 CPD seminars running in four theatres. Among the most popular sessions ... Continue Reading →

  • FRONTLINE OFFICERS SET TO USE BODY-WORN CAMERAS

    Central Bedfordshire Council has made provision for its community safety and traffic and parking officers to use new wearable cameras, and any offenders will be warned that the video evidence may be used in future prosecutions. The introduction of body cameras to front-line council officers will help to improve their evidence gathering, inspection and monitoring procedures, ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • EU CONDUCTS BIGGEST CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM EXERCISE

    The largest medical exercise ever conducted within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – 2018 Modex Romania – took place in Bucharest, Romania in mid-October, to assess the capacities of the medical teams and experts to coordinate between teams from different countries. The simulation mobilised over 1000 people and involved medical teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, ... Continue Reading →

  • CANADIAN MEDICS ADOPT UK LEARNING SYSTEM TO SUPPORT MEDICATION SAFETY

    BPS Assessment (the online learning arm of the British Pharmacological Society) is providing support to physicians in Canada, with the introduction of its pioneering learning technology aimed at ensuring safer prescribing techniques. The agreement between BPS Assessment, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), aims to address the risk of medication ... Continue Reading →

  • STUDY SHOWS DRONES HELP SAR TEAMS FIND VICTIMS FASTER

    New standards, tactics and protocols will help save more lives with drones, according to the findings of new research, which showed that search and rescue (SAR) teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads ... Continue Reading →