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  • Laois Gets Ready for World Rescue Challenge in South Africa!

    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 To Host Scientific Sympoisum

    The Irish College of Paramedics will host a 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 Shane ... Continue Reading →

  • The Helix To Host 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 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 up-to-date ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BECOMES FIRST FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE TO SUPPORT GoodSAM APP

    The GoodSAM app is a smartphone system, which triggers alerts to the three closest first aid trained responders when a 999 call is received for an ambulance, in order to deliver quality CPR until the emergency services arrive. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has become the first fire and rescue service in the country to have ... Continue Reading →

  • BWV TRAINING FOR CHESIRE POLICE OFFICERS

    Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane has been on patrol with officers in Chester to receive a demonstration of the force’s new body worn video (BWV) equipment ahead of all officers being trained on the kit. It follows the announcement earlier this year that body worn video (BWV) cameras would be made available to all police ... Continue Reading →

  • OVER £100M AWARDED TO POLICE TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

    The UK Government is investing more than £100m of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. The Home Secretary has approved up to £70m for investment in 2018/19 in four national major police-led programmes covering forces in England and Wales and to manage ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • KOSOVO OPENS THE DOOR TO NEW HOSPITAL FOR NATO STAFF

    Since the first fully operational hospital in Kosovo opened its doors earlier this year, it has been providing surgical and associated medical support services to NATO staff on deployed operations. The medical health facility, which was built and commissioned by Iqarus (leading provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare solutions in complex and demanding environments), became fully ... Continue Reading →

  • HOW IMPORTANT IS THE TIME OF DAY FOR TURNOUT TIMES?

    Fire station design may not quite play a very big role in turnout times as previously thought, according to recent US research findings into how station design of dormitory location and the time of day of the emergency can affect turnout times. While many research studies have emphasised that station design is a big factor with ... Continue Reading →

  • USA: THE 9/11 RESCUERS WHO DIED A DAY APART

    New York 9/11When Thomas Phelan and Keith Young died within a day of each other in March, in both cases it was as a result of cancer. But the underlying cause of the firefighters’ deaths (aged 45 and 53) was the event they both witnessed up close 17 years earlier – the 9/11 attack on New York. The ... Continue Reading →