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  • 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 →

  • UNDER THE COVER OF ‘THE MAKING OF A DETECTIVE’

    UNDER THE COVER OF 'THE MAKING OF A DETECTIVE’ ‘The Making of a Detective’ is a new book by retired Detective Garda Pat Marry from Mullingar that reveals the inside stories of a number of high profile investigations he led, such as the murder of Rachel Calally by her husband Joe O’Reilly and the 1990 murder of Marilyn Rynn, involving the first use ... Continue Reading →

  • OFFICIAL TAKE-OFF FOR CHARITY AIR AMBULANCE FROM CORK

    OFFICIAL TAKE-OFF FOR CHARITY AIR AMBULANCE FROM CORK Ireland’s first charity-led Air Ambulance, which was recently launched in North Cork, is expected to perform over 500 life-saving missions per annum. Led by Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR), the service will be delivered in partnership with the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the Department of Health. Liam O’Riordan from Rathcoole (centre), who fell ... Continue Reading →

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  • 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 →

  • MEMOIR SHEDS LIGHT ON STARK REALITY OF UK CARE SYSTEM

    MEMOIR SHEDS LIGHT ON STARK REALITY OF UK CARE SYSTEM‘Who Can Care For Me Now?’ recalls one woman’s journey fraught with unknowns and a bold reminder of what it really means to provide care, in this raw and heartfelt memoir by Elizabeth Orr of the unexpected shift from sister to carer, from the time her brother collapsed to his death 29 months later. Elizabeth ... Continue Reading →

  • GRENFELL FIRE DISASTER EXPOSES WIDER FIRE SAFETY FAILINGS

    GRENFELL FIRE DISASTER EXPOSES WIDER FIRE SAFETY FAILINGSThe firefighters’ union FBU has said a TV documentary on the failings that contributed to the Grenfell tower block tragedy should throw the focus onto a wider malaise that has seen fire safety nationwide undermined. A Channel Four Dispatches documentary aired on 18 February claimed up to 55 people who died in the Grenfell fire were ... 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 →