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  • ‘VIRTUAL RESPOND’ COMES TO CFR IRELAND’S RESCUE!

    ‘VIRTUAL RESPOND’ COMES TO CFR IRELAND’S RESCUE! Following the postponement of ‘Respond 2020’ in April and cancellation of the rescheduled event in October due to the ongoing pandemic, CFR Ireland has decided to host a ‘Virtual Respond’ on Saturday 24 October instead, which will be livestreamed on its Facebook Page. In recent correspondence to the network of community first responders (CFRs) around the ... Continue Reading →

  • TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR HERO FOR DUBLIN LORD MAYOR’S AWARD

    TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR HERO FOR DUBLIN LORD MAYOR’S AWARD The Annual Lord Mayor’s Awards will take place monthly until April 2021, to honour and thank those who have worked tirelessly on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each month members of the public will be invited to nominate either a frontline person or organisation that they think has gone above and beyond during Covid-19. At ... Continue Reading →

  • CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR 24/7 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

    CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR 24/7 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A petition signed by over 45,000 people asking for a 24/7 emergency department to offer better mental health services was recently handed to the Minister of State for Health, as part of a campaign by community group Uplift*. Stacey Quinn,  Uplift member, who started the petition on ‘MyUplift’ said that with more and more lives taken ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • GOODSAM’S VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY SERVICES IN AN INSTANT

    GOODSAM'S VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY SERVICES IN AN INSTANT South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust has launched the GoodSAM’s Instant On Scene, which will enable the public to stream video directly from their smartphones into the SCAS 999 Clinical Co-ordination Centres (CCC). Set to revolutionise triage for the ambulance service, GoodSAM’s new ground-breaking digital system will ensure that medics can now see what ... Continue Reading →

  • UK FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES READY TO ASSIST BEIRUT

    UK FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES READY TO ASSIST BEIRUT UK Fire and Rescue Services are on standby ready to assist Lebanon, following the catastrophic explosions in Beirut on 4 August, which have claimed over 200 lives and injured thousands of people. The blast in the Lebanese capital occurred when tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate exploded, and a week after the Beirut explosion, Lebanon’s ... Continue Reading →

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

    EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 The Emergency Services Show, postponed from September this year, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April 2021, due the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As previously planned, the two-day event will be co-located with other market leading events – The Fire Safety Event, The Health & Safety Event, The Security Event ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • ISRAEL OPENS LARGEST COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRE

    ISRAEL OPENS LARGEST COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRE Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus has opened the largest Covid-19 treatment centre in Israel, in a Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Covid-19 patients are now being hospitalised in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, which has opened for the first time since its completion in 2014. Located ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘RESTART A HEART DAY’ CAMPAIGNS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON CARDIAC ARREST

    ‘RESTART A HEART DAY’ CAMPAIGNS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON CARDIAC ARREST Every year around 34,000 Australians and New Zealanders suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with only a one-in-ten survival rate. This year’s ‘Restart a Heart Day’ campaign on 16 October will again aim to raise awareness and educate the community about CPR and AEDs in the community.  For every minute that a patient is in cardiac arrest and ... Continue Reading →

  • FOCUS BY SPANISH COAST GUARD ON THERMAL CAMERAS TO FIGHT ILLEGAL FISHING

    FOCUS BY SPANISH COAST GUARD ON THERMAL CAMERAS TO FIGHT ILLEGAL FISHING FLIR thermal imaging cameras have been used in a surveillance project to detect and monitor illegal fishing and poaching activities along the northwest coast of Spain. The FLIR PT Series cameras, combined with maritime video analytics from Gradiant, spotted illegal vessels on a 24/7 basis and at long range, along the vast Galician 1,200km of coastline ... Continue Reading →