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  • 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 →

  • EUROPEAN CYBER THREAT SUMMIT 2018

    The European Cyber Threat Summit, which returns to The Helix in DCU on 24 October, will focus on issues such as BREXIT, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the European Directive on Network Information Security. Expert speakers from all corners of the globe will descend on The Helix in Dublin with the most current and ... Continue Reading →

  • UK DRONE SUPPLIER PARTNERS WITH IRISH DEFENCE FORCES

    Ireland’s Defence Forces have invested in their drone fleet with the purchase of four specialist UAVs capable of carrying both thermal and visual cameras simultaneously, as part of an exclusive deal from a UK commercial drone supplier. The new drones will be operated by the Defence Forces’ Engineering Corps to aid in peacekeeping operations, search and ... Continue Reading →

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  • EAST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPIONS

    A team of experienced paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were recently crowned World Champions at the Emergency Services European Championship in Copenhagen. Ricky Harrison from Derbyshire, Ross Ludford from Leicestershire, Rosie Sears from Northamptonshire and James Harness from Lincolnshire went head to head with ambulance crews from Denmark, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Switzerland and ... Continue Reading →

  • TRAUMA PACK TRAINING FOR LONDON CITY POLICE OFFICERS

    The City of London Police has expanded an innovative scheme that will introduce emergency trauma pack training to police officers in the Square Mile. Sixty officers in total from the City of London Police will be trained to use the kits, which will be stored at various locations across the City. Each pack is filled with ... Continue Reading →

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

    West Midlands Fire Service will host extrication, first aid and trauma challenges, in addition to a wealth of advice on physical and mental wellbeing as part of this year’s Emergency Services Show at Birmingham’s NEC on 19-20 September. Emergency services and partner agencies will share their experiences of responding to real incidents in the ‘Lessons Learnt’ ... 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 →