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  • SUPPORT ‘LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT BILL’ TO STOP THEFT OR DAMAGE TO DEFIBRILLATORS

    SUPPORT 'LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT BILL' TO STOP THEFT OR DAMAGE TO DEFIBRILLATORS Following a spate of thefts of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) from Louth and Wicklow, in addition to an increasing number of similar incidents reported countrywide in recent times, CFR Ireland is calling for cross-party support to introduce strict penalties for those who steal or damage defibrillators by enacting the Life Saving Equipment Bill. Image courtesy of ‘Emergency ... Continue Reading →

  • SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL SECURITY SUMMIT IRELAND 2020

    SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL SECURITY SUMMIT IRELAND 2020 ‘EMERGENCY SERVICES IRELAND’ is delighted to support ‘Slándáil 2020: National Security Summit Ireland‘, which will take place on 25-26 February 2020 at The Helix in Glasnevin. The two-day security summit will host five key events – a Global Security Forum, a Defence, Intelligence & Security Conference, an Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resilience Conference, an Industry, ... Continue Reading →

  • RESCUE ORGANISATION IRELAND’S NATIONAL RESCUE CHALLENGE 2020

    RESCUE ORGANISATION IRELAND'S NATIONAL RESCUE CHALLENGE 2020 Rescue Organisation Ireland’s National Rescue Challenge 2020 will be held in Newbridge Fire Station, Co. Kildare on Saturday 18 April 2020. The 12th Rescue Organisation Ireland National Rescue Challenge is designed for all emergency services, both professional and voluntary, to come together to demonstrate and share their skills in two elements, road traffic collision and pre-hospital trauma care.  This ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • Ambulance service trials body worn cameras to protect staff

    Ambulance service trials body worn cameras to protect staff South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has agreed to trial body worn video cameras to better protect its ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol have worn the cameras during the three-month trial. The use of cameras is intended to deter abuse and obtain evidence of offences against SWASFT ambulance crews. If ... Continue Reading →

  • College of Paramedics appoints new Chief Executive

    College of Paramedics appoints new Chief Executive Tracy Nicholls, Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), is the new Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics. With more than 20 years’ experience in the ambulance service, she started her career in Beds and Herts Ambulance Service and progressed to station manager at Luton, before moving ... Continue Reading →

  • WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE RECRUITS TO TAKE DEGREE ROUTE

    WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE RECRUITS TO TAKE DEGREE ROUTEThree hundred new police officers, who are being recruited by West Yorkshire Police, will study for a degree as part of their training, which aims to equip student officers with the skills needed to tackle increasingly sophisticated crime. In line with the national aim to make policing a recognised professional career, the trainees will be trained ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR ‘112 AWARDS’

    NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR '112 AWARDS' Wednesday 9 October is the deadline to nominate your real-life heroes for next year’s ‘112 Awards’ Ceremony, which will again take place in the Latvian capital of Riga on 1 April 2020. Organised by the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), each year the awards serve to honour and celebrate incredible rescues and inspirational acts by ... Continue Reading →

  • TIME TO REGISTER FOR ‘HOLMATRO RESCUE CHALLENGE 2020’

    TIME TO REGISTER FOR ‘HOLMATRO RESCUE CHALLENGE 2020’ Rescue teams from around the world who want to take part in the ‘Holmatro Rescue Challenge’ at Interschutz 2020 in Hannover, Germany on 15-20 June 2020, must sign up before Friday 1 November next. Looking ahead to the big event: INTERSCHUTZ 2020 just one year away! With a joined focus on innovation, future technologies and ... Continue Reading →

  • EU CONDUCTS BIGGEST CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM EXERCISE

    EU CONDUCTS BIGGEST CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM EXERCISEThe 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 →