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  • ‘RESPOND 2020’ DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021

    'RESPOND 2020' DEFERRED UNTIL 6 MARCH 2021 CFR Ireland has taken the decision to defer this year’s conference and exhibition for community first responders until Saturday 6 March 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement issued following their decision to cancel Respond 2020, CFR Ireland’s Organising Committee said it was very disappointing, adding that nobody is sure what the ... Continue Reading →

  • BUMBLELANCE PROVIDES DAILY INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFERS FOR YOUNG PATIENTS

    BUMBLELANCE PROVIDES DAILY INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFERS FOR YOUNG PATIENTS A new bespoke service is now providing daily inter-hospital transfers for young patients, between the Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) Urgent Care Centre at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and the children’s hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght and other facilities providing in-patient services for children. The 2020 BUMBLEance vehicle was funded 100% by public donations through ... Continue Reading →

  • RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’

    RNLI APPEALS FOR PEOPLE TO FUNDRAISE AT HOME FOR ‘MAYDAY’ Broadcaster, comedian and Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteer PJ Gallagher is yet again on board the RNLI’s ‘Mayday’ appeal, which this year will be online due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the lifeboat charity is urging people to raise funds from home. ‘It is difficult for charities at the moment as the current restrictions mean that we ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • AIRPORT FIRE CHIEFS NEW CHAIR OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR 2020

    AIRPORT FIRE CHIEFS NEW CHAIR OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR 2020 Promoting excellence in aviation firefighting and providing platforms to engage with the industry are the main priorities for the Airport Fire Officers’ Association during 2020, according to new Chairman John Purdy. Purdy, who has taken over from Gatwick Airport’s Chief Fire Officer Simon Petts after four years in the role, was the Airports Commercial Training Manager ... Continue Reading →

  • DRONES TO TRANSPORT LIFESAVING BLOOD AND CHEMOTHERAPY KITS

    DRONES TO TRANSPORT LIFESAVING BLOOD AND CHEMOTHERAPY KITS A partnership of four councils in England’s south coast has launched a bid to carry out the first UK trials using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transport vital medical equipment between hospitals and GP surgeries. The move could see the National Health Service NHS start to deliver lifesaving blood samples and chemotherapy kits, to dramatically transform the ... Continue Reading →

  • SOUTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE TAKES ‘GOODSAM’ ON BOARD

    SOUTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE TAKES ‘GOODSAM' ON BOARD More lives are being saved thanks to the GoodSAM app that is being used by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to train responders on treating cardiac arrest incidents in their local community, so that they can provide lifesaving support before ambulance crews arrive. For every minute that a cardiac arrest patient does not ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • WORLD RESCUE CHALLENGE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

    WORLD RESCUE CHALLENGE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 The year’s World Rescue Organisation (WRO) Challenge, which was due to take place in Miami, has been moved back to November 2021, due to the COVID-19 crisis. It means that all subsequent competitions will also be moved back by one year; with the event now taking place in Luxembourg in 2022; Spain in 2023 and Portugal ... Continue Reading →

  • 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 →