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  • APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS

    APPLEGREEN PROVIDES FREE FUEL FOR BLOOD BIKE VOLUNTEERS Applegreen Ireland is supporting Blood Bike Leinster by providing free fuel to their volunteers who are currently transporting tests kits between test centres and laboratories, during this COVID-19 crisis. Fergus Lennon, Volunteer and Director of Blood Bike Leinster, expressed his thanks to Applegreen for coming to their aid in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our ... Continue Reading →

  • RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON FACE SHIELDS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

    RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON FACE SHIELDS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS The SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing is producing 150 face shields daily for frontline staff working across the health service in Dublin, with Tallaght University Hospital and HSE COVID-19 testing centres among the first recipients to use these 3D printed goggles. The I-Form researchers based at UCD have focused on meeting immediate needs for ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘RESPOND 2020’ RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

    'RESPOND 2020' RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER Respond 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday 25 April, has been rescheduled for Saturday 24 October, due to the increasing numbers of the public now contracting the Covid-19 virus. In a statement CFR Ireland said it was necessary to postpone the event in the interest of the safety to communities served by CFRs. “A gathering ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • NEW FIRE COMMISSIONER LEADS TRANSFORMATION OF LONDON FIRE BRIGADE

    NEW FIRE COMMISSIONER LEADS TRANSFORMATION OF LONDON FIRE BRIGADE London’s new Fire Commissioner, Andy Roe, who took up his new position on New Year’s Day, succeeds Dany Cotton, who stepped down at the end of December. Appointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on 10 December 2019, Roe will be responsible for leading the transformational changes at LFB and will work closely with the ... Continue Reading →

  • BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO PROTECT AMBULANCE CREWS

    BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO PROTECT AMBULANCE CREWS 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 →

  • NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS

    NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS 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 →

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 →