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  • RESCUE ORGANISATION IRELAND ROLLS OUT CPC TRAINING

    RESCUE ORGANISATION IRELAND ROLLS OUT CPC TRAININGRescue Organisation Ireland is rolling out a number of CPC Training Days to different parts of the country throughout the year, in order to allow as many emergency services personnel as possible to participate. Rescue Organisation Ireland’s CPC Training Days offer both theoretical and practical road traffic collision (RTC) and trauma training. “The RTC and ... Continue Reading →

  • KEEPING TRACK WITH NEW SEARCH AND RESCUE APP

    KEEPING TRACK WITH NEW SEARCH AND RESCUE APPA new search and rescue tracking application, which features emergency alerting, activity tracking and health monitoring has been launched by SafeTrx, the marine tracking and alerting technologies suite built by 8 West Consulting. The new SafeTrx app, which was unveiled at the recent World Maritime Rescue Congress in Vancouver, is due for commercial launch at ... Continue Reading →

  • WEST OF IRELAND’S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS IN LATE JUNE

    WEST OF IRELAND'S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT OPENS IN LATE JUNEMayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is due to open the West of Ireland’s first state-of-the-art palliative care unit in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in late June, with a second similar unit due to open in Roscommon in 2021. Both units in Castlebar and Roscommon Town are being built completely from fund-raised revenue, according to Martina Jennings, CEO of ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • 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

  • 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 →

  • CANADIAN MEDICS ADOPT UK LEARNING SYSTEM TO SUPPORT MEDICATION SAFETY

    CANADIAN MEDICS ADOPT UK LEARNING SYSTEM TO SUPPORT MEDICATION SAFETYBPS Assessment (the online learning arm of the British Pharmacological Society) is providing support to physicians in Canada, with the introduction of its pioneering learning technology aimed at ensuring safer prescribing techniques. The agreement between BPS Assessment, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), aims to address the risk of medication ... Continue Reading →

  • STUDY SHOWS DRONES HELP SAR TEAMS FIND VICTIMS FASTER

    STUDY SHOWS DRONES HELP SAR TEAMS FIND VICTIMS FASTERNew standards, tactics and protocols will help save more lives with drones, according to the findings of new research, which showed that search and rescue (SAR) teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads ... Continue Reading →