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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the British Police being given the power to arrest. The British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP) from 23-27 August will host, in partnership with South Wales Police, this year’s training conference for the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), which also celebrates its centenary in 2015.

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A multi-agency approach to improve outcomes for the mentally ill in Dorset, South East Coast Ambulance Service HART undertakes Public Disorder Operations following Public Order training with the Sussex, Surrey and Kent Police, and CFOA President Peter Dartford suggests two ways in which the Government might make our roads safer.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service develops an electronic patient record for UK ambulance services, SP Services sends medical assistance to the earthquake hit regions of Nepal and a clinical trial, which examines the effectiveness of mechanical versus manual chest compression for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, wins a Trial of the Year award.

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Exhibitors at The Emergency Services Show 2015 (ESS2015) highlight

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what visitors can expect to see when the show returns to the NEC from 23-24 September. The preview is crammed full of new product launches and the latest releases of your favourite kit, split into sections by product type: Medical

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Communications

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IT

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4x4 Response UK........................................................................................78 Airbus ..............................................................................................................6 Airwave............................................................................................................4 Allbatteries UK Ltd.......................................................................................58 Allied Healthcare Products Inc...................................................................25 Ambu Ltd ......................................................................................................28 Ambulance Service Institute.......................................................................82 Ansell.............................................................................................................65 Ansmann UK Ltd..........................................................................................46 Antares TDC.................................................................................................44 APB Mobile Installations Ltd.......................................................................49 APD Communications Limited ..................................................................36 Armadillo Merino .........................................................................................94 Arson Prevention Forum.............................................................................89 Asian Fire Service Association ...................................................................17 Association of Air Ambulances...............................................................4, 88 ATV Services Scotland...................................................................................6 Audi .................................................................................................................9 AutoSock and Snow Chains .......................................................................44 Bennett Safetywear Ltd ..............................................................................62 Blizzard .........................................................................................................52 BMW................................................................................................................8 BOC Healthcare...........................................................................................29 Bollé Safety ..................................................................................................68 Boot Repair Company Ltd ..........................................................................63 Brake.............................................................................................................20 Bristol Uniforms.................................................................................5, 16, 68 British APCO ................................................................................................83 British Association for Women in Policing.................................................13 British Red Cross .........................................................................................79 Brother UK Ltd.............................................................................................37 Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service ...............5 C-COM Satellite Systems Inc .......................................................................4 Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service...................................................5 Cambridgeshire Police..................................................................................8 Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd ........................................................................55 Carnation Designs .......................................................................................45 Carrington Workwear Ltd............................................................................64 Casualties Union..........................................................................................91 CEGA...............................................................................................................5 CFB Risk Management...............................................................................91 Chief Fire Officers' Association............................................................11, 20 Civil Air Patrol...............................................................................................80 CJ Medical Ltd..............................................................................................29 Class Professional Publishing ....................................................................71 Coast LED Torches (BBB)..........................................................................50 Concept Smoke Systems ...........................................................................74 CPDme.........................................................................................................83 CQC Ltd ........................................................................................................66 Crofton Engineering Ltd .............................................................................71 Delta Fire Ltd................................................................................................54 DFRMO.........................................................................................................81 Direct 4x4 .....................................................................................................45 DMS Technologies ......................................................................................56 Dorset Fire and Rescue Service...................................................................5 Dorset Police............................................................................................5, 17 Dräger...........................................................................................................56 DS Medical.............................................................................................11, 29 Eagle International Ltd ................................................................................39 East Midlands Ambulance Service ............................................................17 East of England Ambulance Service............................................................4 EKA Ltd.........................................................................................................48 Emergency Athlete......................................................................................76 Emergency Planning College.....................................................................75 Emergency Service Collaboration Working Group....................................3 Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme ..................83 Excelerate Technology Ltd......................................................................5, 32 Ferno (UK) Ltd.............................................................................................23 FIAT..................................................................................................................8 Fire Brigades Union.....................................................................................81 Fire Ladders Ltd...........................................................................................55 Fire Officers' Association ............................................................................91 The Fire Service College.........................................................................5, 71 FireWare bv ..................................................................................................72 Flamepro (UK) 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FLIR Systems Inc.........................................................................................94 Flood Protection Solutions Ltd...................................................................56 Ford .................................................................................................................9 Freelance Surgical Ltd ................................................................................25 Future (Awards & Qualifications) Ltd ........................................................74 Gazeboshop.................................................................................................60 Geodesign Barriers .....................................................................................56 Globalforce...................................................................................................42 Godiva...........................................................................................................54 Haix Group ...................................................................................................67 Halls Electrical Ltd .......................................................................................43 Hampshire Constabulary............................................................................11 Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.........................................................11 Handheld UK Ltd .........................................................................................38 Health & Safety Laboratory.........................................................................89 Heart Research UK........................................................................................5 Highways England.................................................................................11, 84 Holmatro UK Ltd..........................................................................................60 Home Office ...................................................................................................8 Honda UK .......................................................................................................8 Honeywell.....................................................................................................94 Hook Up Solutions ......................................................................................58 Hospital Aids ................................................................................................29 Hyundai Motor UK .........................................................................................8 Ibex Marina Ropes Ltd.................................................................................58 Independent Ambulance Association .......................................................81 Intellitec MV Ltd ...........................................................................................48 Intergraph .......................................................................................................5 International Association of Women Police ..............................................13 International Commission for Alpine Rescue ...........................................10 International Safety Products .....................................................................63 International Trauma Life Support .............................................................30 Interspiro Ltd ................................................................................................67 Jaguar Land Rover .........................................................................................9 JESIP ......................................................................................................19, 82 Johnson & Johnson .....................................................................................11 Joint Civil Aid Corps.....................................................................................85 Keela International / Ilasco Ltd...................................................................66 Kent Police ...................................................................................................19 Kent Resilience Team..................................................................................85 Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.....................................................6 Keytracker Ltd..............................................................................................43 KGI Fire Ltd ..................................................................................................55 Kongsberg GeoAccoustics.........................................................................60 KTC Fire Ltd .................................................................................................60 Kubota.............................................................................................................5 Labcraft Ltd ..................................................................................................43 Laerdal Medical Ltd...............................................................................11, 31 LED Lenser – Ledco Ltd .............................................................................51 Leicestershire & Rutland 4 x 4 Response .................................................84 Leicestershire Police...................................................................................11 Lewis's Medical Supplies ............................................................................31 Lifetime Training.............................................................................................5 Lintran Total Transport Systems.................................................................43 London Ambulance Service...........................................................11, 17, 19 Loughborough University...........................................................................72 Ludo McGurk SVE.......................................................................................49 Lutra Associates Ltd ....................................................................................76 Lyon Equipment.....................................................................................53, 67 Mabway Ltd ..................................................................................................70 Magnum .................................................................................................16, 66 Manx Telecom..............................................................................................32 Maritime Volunteer Service ........................................................................89 MC Products UK Ltd ...................................................................................52 MEDACX Limited ........................................................................................31 Media Displays.............................................................................................38 Medical Services..........................................................................................11 MedTree .......................................................................................................26 Met Office.....................................................................................................86 MG...................................................................................................................9 Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service..........................................11 Midlands Air Ambulance ...............................................................................6 Milwaukee Power Tools ..............................................................................59 Mind ..............................................................................................................80 Mitsubishi........................................................................................................9

MOD Police ..................................................................................................87 Morse Watchmans UK Ltd..........................................................................46 Mountain Rescue Ireland............................................................................10 MTB Search and Rescue ............................................................................87 MTMS Broadnet Distributor.......................................................................35 National Association of Blood Bikes..........................................................88 National Association of Funeral Directors...................................................4 National Association of Police Fleet Managers ..........................................8 National Ballistics Intelligence Service......................................................87 National Cycle Response Unit Group........................................................86 National Flood Forum .................................................................................82 National Operations Guidance Programme.........................................4, 91 National Police Chiefs’ Council ..................................................................20 National Police Coordination Centre.........................................................80 NCEC (part of Ricardo-AEA) .....................................................................54 NHS Blood and Transplant .........................................................................84 Nightsearcher Ltd........................................................................................51 NILO..............................................................................................................84 Nitecore - AJC Trading................................................................................51 NLG...............................................................................................................48 North East Ambulance Service..................................................................21 North West Ambulance Service.................................................................90 Northamptonshire Police............................................................................11 Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service..................................................4 Northumbria Police .....................................................................................11 O&H Vehicle Conversions...........................................................................42 Orafol ............................................................................................................68 Ortus Technology Ltd ..................................................................................25 Pacific Helmets ............................................................................................13 Panasonic Computer Product Solutions...................................................37 ParAid Medical.............................................................................................23 Páramo Ltd...................................................................................................64 PBI Performance Products Inc ............................................................13, 65 Peli Products (UK) Ltd ................................................................................50 Peugeot...........................................................................................................9 Physio-Control UK Sales Ltd......................................................................31 Pioner Boats UK ..........................................................................................40 Plas Menai ....................................................................................................73 The Police Federation...........................................................................17, 20 Police National CBRN Centre ....................................................................85 Police Roll of Honour Trust.........................................................................89 Police Scotland...............................................................................................6 Primetech (UK) Ltd .................................................................................4, 35 Proact Medical Ltd.......................................................................................24 Prometheus Medical Ltd.............................................................................28 Public Health England ..........................................................................90, 96 Public Sector Transformation Network .....................................................80 Quick Fist Clamps & Ties Ltd......................................................................44 Rapid Response Rescue Services.............................................................40 RDT ...............................................................................................................26 Red One Limited..........................................................................................75 Reliance Medical..........................................................................................30 Rescue Marine Services Ltd.......................................................................39 Resilience Direct..........................................................................................82 Rewards for Rescue ....................................................................................93 RoadPro Ltd .................................................................................................45 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents..........................................20 RSG Engineering.........................................................................................46 RUD Chains Ltd ...........................................................................................49 RUSI ................................................................................................................6 SADS UK ......................................................................................................79 Safe Triage Systems....................................................................................22 Safequip Ltd .................................................................................................62 SATcase.........................................................................................................94 School of Resilience and Emergency Response .....................................75 Scott Safety............................................................................................59, 94 Scottish Air Ambulance.................................................................................6 SEAT................................................................................................................9 Serco Fire Services .....................................................................................72 SHB Hire Ltd ................................................................................................40 Simulaids ......................................................................................................70 Sioen.............................................................................................................68 Skellerup Footwear .....................................................................................64 Skoda ..........................................................................................................8, 9 Sky-Futures Training Academy..................................................................74

SlideandTilt.com Ltd....................................................................................49 SMP (Service Medical Professional).........................................................28 Society for Clinical Trials..............................................................................21 Solon Security..............................................................................................76 South Central Ambulance Service.............................................................21 South East Coast Ambulance Service ................................................19, 87 South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.......................................................11 South Wales Police......................................................................................13 South West Ambulance Service.................................................................90 SP Services (UK) Ltd......................................................................11, 21, 28 Squad Asset Track Ltd.................................................................................48 St John Ambulance .....................................................................................88 Stonewall......................................................................................................17 Stryker...........................................................................................................26 Sundström Safety........................................................................................62 SunnyBAG....................................................................................................94 Supply Plus Limited.....................................................................................58 Surrey Police............................................................................................5, 19 Sussex Police.........................................................................................19, 93 Tactical Training Centre...............................................................................70 Tactical Wireless Ltd.......................................................................................6 TacTree .........................................................................................................63 Terberg DTS (UK)........................................................................................59 Textlocal........................................................................................................35 Thames Valley Police.....................................................................................5 The Ambulance Services Charity...........................................................6, 78 The College of Paramedics ........................................................................85 The Consortium Fire and Rescue..............................................................76 The Fire Training Group ..............................................................................72 The Institution of Fire Engineers................................................................90 The Prince's Trust ........................................................................................78 The Salvation Army......................................................................................86 Thomas Jacks Ltd ........................................................................................53 Tracerlite Tactical Footwear ........................................................................65 Train2Protect................................................................................................70 Training 4 Resilience ...................................................................................74 Trauma Care.................................................................................................86 Trolex Ltd ......................................................................................................36 Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service...................................................17 TyTek Medical ..............................................................................................30 Unison...........................................................................................................78 University of Limerick..................................................................................73 University of Surrey .....................................................................................21 University of Warwick ..................................................................................21 Vauxhall ...........................................................................................................9 VersarPPS....................................................................................................59 Viamed Ltd ...................................................................................................24 Viewbrite Europe Ltd...................................................................................44 Vimpex Limited......................................................................................13, 52 Visijax ............................................................................................................64 Volvo Special Vehicles.............................................................................9, 39 Volvo Trucks .................................................................................................42 VW ...............................................................................................................8, 9 Warwickshire Police.......................................................................................6 Weber Rescue UK Ltd.................................................................................52 WEL Medical Ltd..........................................................................................24 Welsh Ambulance Service..........................................................................21 West Mercia Police.........................................................................................6 West Midlands Ambulance Service...............................................21, 22, 79 West Midlands Fire Service ....................................................................4, 11 Westbase Technology .................................................................................37 WL Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd ..........................................................62, 94 Wolf Safety Lamp Company .......................................................................50 Woodway Engineering................................................................................45 Xact Training.................................................................................................73 Xplore Technologies....................................................................................38 XVR Simulation............................................................................................73 YPO...........................................................................................................4, 77 Zodiac Milpro UK Ltd...................................................................................42 Zoll.................................................................................................................22

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British Red Cross .........................................................................................69

Haix Group ...................................................................................................77

Peli Products (UK) Ltd ................................................................................69

SP Services (UK) Ltd ..............................................................................OBC

Crofton Engineering Ltd .............................................................................92

Holmatro UK Ltd..........................................................................................57

Plas Menai ....................................................................................................61

Strongs Plastic Products Ltd ......................................................................12

Delta Fire Ltd................................................................................................57

ISC Ltd ..........................................................................................................57

Premier Hazard Ltd .....................................................................................47

TyTek Medical Inc.........................................................................................27

DuPont..........................................................................................................12

Ledco Ltd – LED Lenser..........................................................................OFC

Primetech (UK) Ltd.....................................................................................33

Vimpex Limited ............................................................................................61

The Emergency Services Show 2015.....................................................IBC

Lyon Equipment Limited ...............................................................................7

Quiss Technology ........................................................................................34

YPO...............................................................................................................27

Excelerate Technology...............................................................................IFC

MacNeillie / Babcock International............................................................41

Ram Mount UK Ltd......................................................................................47

Getac UK ......................................................................................................34

Manx Telecom..............................................................................................36

Rapid Response Rescue Services.............................................................41

Goliath Footwear (YDS Boots) ..................................................................10

Paraid Medical..............................................................................................27

Resilience Direct..........................................................................................34

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Emergency services drive collaboration agenda Words: Jonathan Smith, CFOA Operations Directorate – Policy Support Officer The Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group (ESCWG) had its first meeting since the General Election on 29 June. As mentioned in previous updates, although funding arrangements were originally within the confines of the 2014/15 financial year; agreement was secured to ensure the working group continued for another six months pending any future agreement with the new administration. This included interim secretariat and lead officer support being provided by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Hertfordshire, and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA).

Future direction The June meeting of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group discussed the short term programmes of work already agreed upon, which included: • Continuing to promote emerging best practice and developing the evidence base. This included looking at the findings and implications stemming from the commissioned academic research on enablers and barriers to blue light collaboration • Continuing to examine how best to expand and utilise the Multi Agency Information Transfer (MAIT) system • Identifying and promoting demand reduction between the emergency services • Promoting the increased adoption of emergency care co-responding between fire and rescue and ambulance services. Discussions also centred on the future role and direction of the group, and what any new proposals to Government are likely to be. The collaboration agenda looks set to be at the forefront of discussions about how emergency services will meet their obligations within a constrained fiscal environment. There is little doubt that services are driving collaboration at local level, with a number of innovative projects across the country. These range from joint control rooms, shared estates, rationalisation of back office functions and multi-agency response models. Indications from

Government suggest that collaboration will need to be driven by services themselves; albeit with Central Government support, in order to realise the opportunities collaboration presents for improving service delivery. Proposals around the future direction of the group, and what it can offer, will be worked on throughout the summer, with a view to agreeing a course of action at the next meeting (likely to be early September).

“The collaboration agenda looks set to be at the forefront of discussions about how emergency services will meet their obligations within a constrained fiscal environment.” The Emergency Services Show 2015 As part of the drive to increase sector awareness of the work of the group, and to promote local collaborative projects, the ESCWG will be facilitating a two-day seminar at The Emergency Services Show 2015, which takes place from 23-24 September at the NEC in Birmingham. The seminar will host guest speakers from across the emergency services currently engaged in innovative collaboration programmes. The seminar will also have speakers from JESIP talking about interoperability and how the programme is now working to ensure its core principles are becoming embedded throughout the emergency services. To support the seminar, the ESCWG will also have a stand at the show, which will provide an opportunity for visitors to find out more about the work of the group, and what the future may hold.

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4 | ESTNEWS Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has unveiled its latest recruit – a 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Incident Support Unit (ISU), which will be used to coordinate major incidents and comes equipped with the latest technology. The long-bodied van, which has a five-litre V6 engine, has been specially converted for ‘command and control’ operations and is fitted with cutting edge communications technology that can be used by up to five personnel. fire.northumberland.gov.uk

A new online training course has been launched to assist ambulance staff when they deal with bereavement and work closely with funeral directors. The 2015 Funeral Service Awareness training from the National Association of Funeral Directors is formally accredited by One Awards and offers anyone who needs it a greater understanding of the role of the funeral director, or what to do after someone dies. The training, which costs £125, can be completed within one day or studied for over a longer period if required. www.nafd.org.uk

Nominations are now open for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, which honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers in the UK air ambulance community. The closing date for nominations is 1 September 2015. The winners will be announced at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gala dinner to be held on 16 November. www.aoaa.org.uk/aaae

Airwave took top honours winning the ‘Resilience in Infrastructure & IT Service Delivery’ award at the 2015 Business Continuity Awards held in London. The Airwave Network was awarded for having the most resilient approach to its IT service delivery. The judges took into account the planning for continuity as part of a larger strategy and the overall design of IT infrastructure from both the resilience and efficiency perspectives. www.airwavesolutions.co.uk

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has begun trialling the use of digital radios with three community first responder (CFR) groups in areas where there are phone signal issues. CFRs are usually called on their mobile phones by EEAST emergency operations staff. However, three groups in Wells, in North Norfolk, East Bergholt, in Suffolk, and Steeple Bumpstead, in Essex, have begun trialling the use of handheld digital radios. www.eastamb.nhs.uk

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Vehicles’ alarming success

The three vehicles are based at West Bromwich, Ladywood and Coventry community fire stations.

Three vehicles dedicated to responding to automatic fire alarms in the West Midlands have attended more than 400 false alarms in the five months they have been in action.

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) introduced the first of its Business Support Vehicles (BSVs) in February 2015, as part of efforts to stop fire engines and crews being deployed unnecessarily. More than 100 of the premises attended by the BSVs have been given advice and support to make them and the people working there safer. It is estimated that responding to 10,000 false alarms costs WMFS more than £2.3m a year. www.wmfs.net

Latest incident command guidance now available online New operational policy guidance on incident command has been published. Over two years in the making, this key piece of operational doctrine for the fire and rescue service includes: a new firefighter safety maxim; an examination of how commanders process information, plan and make decisions at an incident. This follows significant research and testing of command skills at live incidents; the principles to adopt for riskcritical decision making; an explanation of decision traps and decision controls; using operational discretion when incident commanders are faced with a unique set of circumstances with no service procedure available; and a reduction from three to two tactical modes: Offensive and Defensive.

The guidance will be accompanied by foundation material aimed at increasing the underpinning knowledge and understanding of commanders, trainers and aspiring commanders. Produced as part of the National Operational Guidance Programme, the new policy guidance is available on the National Operational Guidance Programme website (www.ukfrs.com) and was formally launched by Project Executive CFO Simon Pilling at the CFOA Incident Command Conference, which took place from 22-23 July at Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon. CFO Pilling is the CFOA lead officer for incident command. www.ukfrs.com

Primetech, a leading UK mobile satellite broadband systems supplier and integrator, has announced a major new order for 30 C-COM iNetVu® Ka-75V systems for its customers in the UK market. The iNetVu® Ka-75V Drive-Away Antenna is a 75 cm auto-acquire satellite antenna system designed for use with Viasat modems. It can be mounted on the roof of a vehicle for direct broadband access over any configured satellite. The system works seamlessly with the iNetVu® 7024 Controller, providing fast satellite acquisition at a press of a button. Supplied by C-COM Satellite Systems Inc of Ottawa, Canada, the new systems will be used for new and existing clients throughout the UK. The order, the largest ever placed in the UK for C-COM iNetVu® Ka-75V satellite systems, follows Primetech’s appointment earlier this year as C-COM’s first European Authorised Service Centre. Primetech has announced a major new order for 30 C-COM iNetVu® Ka-75V systems for its customers in the UK market.

mobile libraries, fire and rescue pumping appliance, aerial appliance and special appliance. While providing specific options for emergency services, the framework can also be accessed by all public sector bodies, including local authorities, NHS, housing associations, education establishment and blue light services. YPO is already working with authorities interested in specialist vehicle procurement and would welcome others to discuss their requirements further with the YPO Fleet Team at The Emergency Services Show, at the NEC Birmingham, from 23-24 September.

Primetech has been supplying and supporting C-COM-manufactured iNetVu® antenna systems in the UK and throughout Europe for over 10 years. Henry Walker, Director of Primetech, said, “We are delighted to be announcing this major new order for iNetVu Ka-75V systems for our customers from C-COM. The iNetVu Ka-75V satellite system is a hugely powerful, robust and proven system, which we have been installing in increasing numbers throughout the UK. “The system enables users to benefit from being able to send and receive – in a secure way – massively increased amounts of voice, video and data using Ka-band, supporting a wide range of business-critical activities. “Primetech and its customers can rely on the advanced technical and customer support resources of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc, who have proven to be the perfect partner for achieving these major new orders.”

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YPO to launch new specialist vehicle framework The UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, YPO, is launching a new specialist vehicle framework to support buyers across the public and emergency services sectors to deliver their fleet requirements. The new framework, which will be available from Autumn 2015, builds on the success of the existing specialist vehicles framework by incorporating car and light commercial vehicles, and also provides a new route to market for the emergency services. It is designed to provide buyers with a streamlined, fully compliant route for vehicle procurement. Under the new framework, buyers will be able to procure a wide range of vehicles, including refuse collection,

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All terrain vehicle set to tackle rural crime Thames Valley Police’s latest move to tackle rural crime is to become the first in the UK to introduce a marked all terrain utility vehicle into its fleet. The new police vehicle, a high performance and rugged Kubota RTVX900, is designed to handle any terrain, even in the toughest of conditions. This means the police will now be able to get to remote and challenging rural areas that were previously difficult to access. The economic impact of rural crime on local communities and the personal impact they can have on victims is a serious issue across the UK, not just in Oxfordshire. According to NFU Mutual, crime costs rural communities in the region of £1.9m each year. Thames Valley Police does a lot of work to combat rural crime and approached Kubota, one of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers whose UK headquarters are in nearby Thame, to see if they could work in partnership together. Superintendent Kath Lowe, LPA

Commander of Cherwell and West Oxon, said, “Before now, our only vehicles at Carterton were Panda cars, which are fine on the road but don’t have the capabilities for tackling rough off road terrain! With this new Kubota RTVX900 in our fleet, we will now be able to reach a much higher percentage of rural crimes than ever before. This is going to help us to further improve the service we can provide our local community. Our goal is to ensure that all the communities we serve have the confidence that Thames Valley Police are working hard to prevent rural crime and that if they are affected, they can report it and appropriate action will be taken.” Thames Valley Police’s new Kubota vehicle is powered by a 21.6HP, threecylinder liquid cooled diesel engine, featuring an advanced hydraulic transmission to boost performance and durability. www.thamesvalley.police.uk www.kubota.co.uk

FRS receives new ICU equipped by Excelerate

www.bristoluniforms.co.uk Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes has become the most recent fire and rescue service to take advantage of Excelerate’s market leading command communications technology, which has been installed on-board its new Incident Command Unit. Phill Mould, Station Manager, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes FRS, said, “Public and firefighter safety is at the top of our agenda. The on-board technology, will enable a fully resilient and effective communications infrastructure and will provide our incident command team and frontline firefighters greater tactical and strategic support to safely and effectively perform their roles by sharing critical information in real-time.” Excelerate provides resilient communications solutions to a wide range of responders, including the Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), West Midlands Fire Service and Wiltshire Police. The company has also been nominated as technology provider to four new satellite enabled mobile police stations now in development for Dyfed-Powys Police. www.excelerate-group.com

The high performance and rugged Kubota RTVX900.

Fitness and lifestyle qualification launched The Fire Service College and Lifetime Training have launched a bespoke emergency service fitness and lifestyle qualification. The course has been developed to ensure responders are equipped to maintain the standards of fitness required to perform their physically demanding role safely and effectively. The responder undergoing the training will take on the role of ‘lifestyle ambassador’, alongside their existing work, coaching, training and advising colleagues in all aspects of fitness, lifestyle and wellbeing, including stress management. The Fitness and Lifestyle Certificate provides frontline fire and rescue,

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ambulance and police services with comprehensive training so they can carry out advanced fitness testing on site, ensuring this provision is proactive rather than reactive. The emergency services lifestyle ambassadors can monitor staff fitness levels, and wellbeing in-house, as well as coaching staff members to help prevent injuries, saving the services both time and money. The course content incorporates specific equipment to make it wholly functional and appropriate for the services’ needs. Key topics include advanced fitness testing, advanced core stability, bootcamp and circuit training, delivering a fitness session, principles

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has signed a 10-year contract with Bristol Uniforms for the head-to-toe supply of firefighter PPE, including its latest XFlex™ design coats and trousers, which is planned for a spring 2016 roll-out. Cambridgeshire FRS, with around 600 full-time and retained firefighters, has again opted to move to a Lease Managed Service, which will see all its PPE supplied under a lease contract through which all the kit supplied will be regularly serviced by Bristol.

of exercise and fitness, anatomy and physiology and nutrition. The certificate also focuses on recognising stress in the workplace and the provision of coping strategies. A blend of online support materials, interactive tutorials and workbooks in combination with one-to-one knowledge reviews and five days of face-to-face tutorials and practical assessments is provided, in addition to access to an online support community. This assures participants that the high levels of training for which Lifetime is renowned are upheld. www.lifetimetraining.co.uk www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk

CEGA, a market-leading medical assistance and claims handler, has secured funding from NatWest to support a management buy-out, led by Alistair Hardie, Group Chief Executive. The buy-out supports the company’s recently publicised intention to invest in the business to drive innovation for clients and support its growth agenda. The management team will remain unchanged with Muir Robertson as Managing Director, Warwick Hoddy as Group Finance Director and Neil Heasman as Operations Director. Graham Ponsford, one of the original founders, will remain as Non-Executive Chair. www.cegagroup.com

Portland Fire Station has become the second in Dorset to become an operational base shared by both Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and Dorset Police. Officers and support staff from Dorset Police have moved into the newly refurbished fire station on Grove Road, Portland. Officers from the Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team are based at the fire station, which is used by retained firefighters. www.dorsetfire.gov.uk

Funding for grants of up to £5000 or up to £10,000 is now available for not-for-profit organisations all over the UK for projects that promote heart health in their communities, thanks to national charity, Heart Research UK. Funding is available through the charity’s Healthy Heart Grant scheme and community groups have until 31 August to apply for a grant. http://heartresearch.org.uk/grants

Surrey Police has successfully completed a major upgrade of its Intergraph® I/CAD Command and Control System, including moving from in-house, on-site management in favour of off-site hosting using a third-party data centre. www.surrey.police.uk www.intergraph.com

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6 | ESTNEWS Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSA) and Peplink partner Tactical Wireless Ltd (TWL) have reached an agreement for the joint development of a backpack-mounted version of TWL’s award winning OmniHub™ multi-mode communications system. The system will provide paramedics with high quality video, audio and medical data links to and from KSSA’s control centre at Marden, Kent. It will operate for up to eight hours per day using on-board battery packs. www.kssairambulance.org.uk www.tactical-wireless.com www.peplink.com

Individuals, and organisations, are invited to submit entries for the 2015 RUSI Resilience Essay Prize on the topic Resilience 2050: A Blueprint for the Future. The winning entry will be considered for publication in the RUSI Journal, and the author invited to present the paper at the RUSI Resilience Conference 2015 on 27 October. All shortlisted applicants are invited to present an academic poster at the conference. For more information, please contact: Jennifer Cole, Senior Research Fellow, Resilience and Emergency Management, by e-mail: jenniferc@rusi.org or Tel: 020 7747 4958. www.rusi.org

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has become the first air ambulance organisation in the UK to receive the PQASSO quality mark for its commitment to effective charity management and exemplary standards of practise. Endorsed by the Charity Commission, PQASSO is a leading quality standard developed for the third sector. The charity has successfully achieved Level 1 of the standard and is now working towards Level 2, which will incorporate a review of the organisation’s environmental credentials. www.midlandsairambulance.com

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have appointed contractor J Tomlinson on a four-year framework agreement covering servicing, maintenance, reactive repairs and minor works. The award has a potential value of £9.1m over the lifetime of the agreement, representing a major development for Nottingham-based J Tomlinson. Under the contract, the company will provide mechanical, electrical and building, and maintenance services to a range of operational buildings belonging to the police in both areas, covering Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcester and Warwickshire. www.jtomlinson.co.uk

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Polaris helps keep Scotland’s shores safer

Inspector Alister Kelly from Police Scotland is pictured receiving the vehicle from John Yuille, ATV Services Scotland.

The Safe Shores campaign covers the areas of Scotland’s South Ayrshire shoreline at Troon, Prestwick and Ayr beaches. Its purpose is to safeguard members of the public and families and

others that visit the area during the spring and summer months and to ensure that these groups of people are safe from crime, disorder and road safety issues and that they have a pleasant experience. In previous years as many as 25,000 persons are known to have visited these areas in one day. To provide public reassurance and keep people safe, Police Scotland carries out high visibility foot and cycle patrols in and around these areas. The coastguard, lifeboat and local authority all carry out additional patrols providing information and assistance to the shore users. This year Police Scotland will, for

the first time, be using a Polaris Ranger ATV to patrol the shores of South Ayrshire. The vehicle, which has been supplied by ATV Services Scotland, has been marked up in Police Scotland livery. Inspector Alister Kelly, Police Scotland, said, “I am sure that the use of this vehicle will not only provide a faster response to incidents on the shores of South Ayrshire but will provide a focus for members of the public to speak with police officers, reducing the fear of crime while keeping people safe.” www.scotland.police.uk www.polaris-britain.com

New helicopters will enhance patient care The Scottish Ambulance Service will operate one of the most advanced publicly funded air ambulance services in the world after taking delivery of two new purpose-built helicopters. The two new Airbus H145 aircraft will replace the current EC135 helicopters, which have been in service since 2006. They are larger, and faster, with a greater range, which reduces the need to stop en route and refuel on longer missions. They will enhance the quality of clinical care, with more room for teams to deliver complex treatment, as well as medical fittings and equipment that have been specifically designed to meet the needs identified by the clinicians who work on the aircraft. The new H145s will be the first air ambulances in Scotland to operate with night vision equipment, which will allow greater access to remote and rural communities. The helicopters will work alongside the two King Air 200c fixed wing aircraft, which have been refitted and upgraded

to create more room for patient care along with new patient loading systems and satellite communications for improved consultation with referring hospitals during flight. All four of the aircraft are operated as part of a £120m air ambulance contract awarded to Gama Aviation in 2013 that runs until 2020. Bond Air Services operate the helicopters on Gama’s behalf. The H145 helicopters will be

based in Glasgow and Inverness and the King Air 200c aircraft operate from Glasgow and Aberdeen. The Scottish Government has provided an additional £1.9m this year, and £200,000 for the next two years, to allow the Scottish Ambulance Service to fund the procurement of the larger helicopters. www.scottishambulance.com

Charity appeals for regional champions TASC, the recently formed national charity that provides support for the ambulance services community across the UK, is searching for regional champions. The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC) has been formed through the merger of a number of funds including The Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund (ASBF) and the new national charity aims to significantly increase the range of charitable support and advice available. The charity is appealing for high-profile personalities to offer their support for TASC’s work and to consider becoming TASC regional champions.

TASC Chief Executive Lorna Birse-Stewart

Chief Executive Lorna Birse-Stewart said, “It would be wonderful if people became involved with the charity and we are looking for people from across a wide range of sectors to help us,

whether from the ambulance services community or from business, entertainment or sport. We really need their help to spread the word about the charity to different communities and also to help us to raise funds. “We would be most grateful for any support and help that people can give us so that we can make a real impact and increase what the charity can offer in terms of support to people in our ambulance services both in the South West and the UK who need and very much deserve our help.” www.TheASC.org.uk

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Electric atmosphere at national emergency fleet show The atmosphere was electric at Telford’s International Exhibition Centre for the 42nd Emergency Fleet Exhibition. Forty-two years and still going strong – the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) show is a headline event, which has survived despite the cuts, which since 2008/9 have decimated many areas of police fleet spending. Words: Roger Blaxall, Motoring Correspondent. ‘Consolidation’ and ‘cooperation’ remain among the buzzwords as police forces seek to work more closely and more efficiently. There have been similar changes too in the automotive sector, with diesels continuing to dominate the car and light van market, representing a very attractive formula when considering vehicle whole life costs, and how they meet the rigorous demands of day-to-day policing while helping pare running costs to the bone. Into the mix this year came a new talking point – the rise of the ULEV, the ultra low emission vehicle. These vehicles might have been viewed with suspicion initially but as the critical mass grows (an increasing offering of vehicles is now available from a growing number of manufacturers) they must be surely seen as an increasingly rational choice for some – but not all – police duties.

Survival of the fittest With around 20 companies, including subsidiaries of BMW (MINI), FIAT (Jeep) and VAG (Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW), in the current blue light market, there’s been some radical changes since 2008, with a massive shakeout of manufacturers seeing the survival of the fittest, ie those with the resources and ‘clout’ to pursue British 999 fleet business.

VAG – Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW – have a formidable presence in many 999 fleets.

Getting Home Office approval is a rigorous process, as is meeting the various test regimes so that car, bike and light van electronics, brakes, and driving capabilities all surpass the demanding requirements of British police forces. That said it’s still big business worth many millions of pounds, with some companies that have seriously committed to the marketplace reaping the rewards – which brings me neatly to BMW, which had one of the biggest displays at the 2015 Emergency Fleet Exhibition, including a full range of its bikes, cars and SUVs. Spool back 30 odd years and the BMW marque was at the beginning of a long road to dominate the premium car market in the UK – models like the 3, 5 and 7 series are now almost shorthand for German performance and luxury. The intervening decades have seen its remorseless growth in sport utilities, the purchase of the iconic MINI brand, and massive amounts of cash

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The NAPFM show is a headline blue light fleet event.

invested into research and development so that the company is now looking to develop hydrogen-powered cars, pure electric cars and is constantly refining its sophisticated petrol and diesel power plants. BMW’s team of blue light specialists had a lot to show this year, including the revised 3 series (both 330d saloon and tourer are particular favourites with police fleet managers and drivers – a rare combination), the updated 5 series tourer and X3, X4 and X5. And what will the future hold for the impressive i3 and MINI – E, too? And last but not least is the company’s range of bikes for overt and covert use that still hold the upper hand over rivals Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki. FIAT Professional (Jeep) had a small but significant stand in the foyer. It displayed the company’s new Renegade, which while looking great in one of its nine optional colours now boasts a new colour scheme: blue and yellow stripes.

Renegade police variant The striking Renegade police variant is the result of a new partnership between Jeep’s Swindon-based dealership, T H White Fiat GROUP Brand Centre, and Wiltshire Police. In a first for the dealership, T H White has agreed an extended six month test drive with the force, and at the end of the test period, Wiltshire Police plans to buy the Jeep, which has been fitted with full police graphics, blue lights and sirens, and use it out of Gable Cross Police Station, Swindon. The car, in 1.6 Diesel Sport specifications, combines best-in-class offroad ability with world-class on-road driving dynamics, claim the manufacturers. It'll be practical too, courtesy of huge interior space and clever, functional storage areas. Ford Motor Company is still a very big player in the UK, with fleet favourites the Fiesta, Focus and recently revised Mondeo all on offer along with a range of highly

capable light vans and the Jumbo Transit all taking pride of place on the FoMoCo stand. It is Ford’s brilliant engineering that has been garnering the headlines over the last few years with its range of new three cylinder engines proving frugal, reliable and offering great driving responses. Honda UK means two 999 vehicles – the Civic and the CR-V, which have both been revised; the latest CR-V has had significant upgrades to its styling, safety features and also under the bonnet while the mild refresh of the Civic has also seen the return of a performance legend which, says the company, could see a police derivative with its Type R undergoing evaluation by a number of forces soon. Hyundai Motor UK is one of the main players with many UK forces. The company is still doing well in The Met, with the i30, and had two new models – the Tucson and new Genesis – on show. The latter is Hyundai’s prestige offering; powered by a lusty 3.7 petrol engine and featuring rear wheel drive, it is a ‘Lexus-esque’ offering that’s already had an enthusiastic reception by drivers from the Cambridgeshire Police motor driving school.

Ford Motor Company is still a very big player in the UK.

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ESTEVENTS | 9 End of an era Jaguar Land Rover is marking the end of an era soon. That overused phrase is amply justified with news that the very last Defender will be built soon, ending 67 years of a true British icon. It might have passed its heyday with many blue light fleets but it is still a mainstay of a good number of amber light customers. Land Rover is staying tight lipped as to how it’ll ‘play’ the Defender’s much anticipated replacement. One option could be a stripped out Discovery on a shorter wheelbase but whatever the future holds it’s hard to think of a rival offering that could fill its tyre tracks; police fleet managers haven’t the luxury now of purchasing a specific vehicle for just one specific role, either. The other headline news is the imminent launch of the new baby Jag, its XE, which replaces the lack lustre X Type, while the new XF, which never made the cut with police fleets with its auto only transmission, takes a bow soon. Jaguar will have to have deep pockets though with rival XE offerings from Audi and BMW available in saloon and tourer variants for police duty, too. As a longstanding MG enthusiast, I am longing for the year when I see them at an NAPFM event. 2015 wasn’t that year unfortunately yet ironically its sporty 3 fivedoor supermini could easily make some conquest sales versus the Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and newly launched Skoda Fabia. Survival seems to be the name of the game at the moment for MG but one day I might get a pleasant surprise...

Mitsubishi’s new kid on the block, the Outlander PHEV.

Superb running costs, space and pace Mitsubishi’s Shogun is the generic police vehicle that springs to mind, especially if you’re a frequent driver on UK motorways, where it has a significant presence with Highways England, formerly the Highways Agency. And no wonder – its old school ‘proper’ chassis, gutsy diesel engines and fabulous reliability record has endeared it to many police fleets for the last 10 years or more. But it’s Mitsubishi’s new kid on the block, the Outlander PHEV, that’s re-writing the rule book for ULEVs with its superb running costs, space and pace making it a rational choice for 999 duties. Nissan was a last minute entry and majored on its latest additions to its ULEV fleet with the e200 electric van and new nine-seat minibus.

Increased peace of mind Peugeot had one of the largest displays on show, with its 308 range taking the spotlight following news of a massive order over the next four years, which will see some 2000 plus models take to the roads patrolling with some 20 forces in the North and North West. Key to the 308’s success is its fabulous diesel engine allied to driveability, room and refinement; all cars will be turnkey specification, which means they’ll come almost ready for duty ex works from PSA in Coventry. The company’s Grip Control is helping 999 drivers literally get a grip in a select range of Peugeots,

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BMW’s i8 draws the crowds.

including the 2008, 3008 and Bipper, Partner and Expert vans. It means increased peace of mind for police fleet managers who specify it for cars and mini crossovers that must deal with sticky, slippery roads, snow and ice but without the expense of permanent 4WD. Think ‘4x4 lite’ without the complications, cost and mechanical sophistication of full on all wheel drive and you get the picture; it adds a small premium to specified models but in the long run more than pays for itself, claims Peugeot.

Cowell said, “The Fabia is a reliable, robust and affordable vehicle loaded with technology, and ideal for use in the emergency services as the perfect combination of form and function. The size and versatility of the Fabia also lends itself well to inner city duty.” Meanwhile, Skoda’s hardy Octavia estate is de rigueur in many 999 fleets with users like the North West Ambulance Service paramedics continually impressed by the vehicle’s fuel economy of around 25mpg plus, allied to Germanic build quality.

Re-writing the luxury car rule books

Vying for top spot

It was big, blue and ‘read’ all over as a small but fascinated group of visitors just had to find out more about the good looking electric blue machine (a logical colour choice) for an expensive car that’s been rewriting the luxury car rule books. You can hold the Tesla’s power plant in the palm of your hand – in fact thousands of batteries power the vehicle for a range of over 200 miles and continuing innovations means that it could be the rational choice for a select group of chief officers, and even eight hour shifts of road policing, although they don’t come cheap – just yet... VAG is shorthand for Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW, which between them have a formidable presence in many 999 fleets. Audis are a familiar sight in many rural forces with its Quattro technology and excellent diesel engines harnessed to great effect in the A4 and A6 models. SEAT is used in more covert roles while the Skoda Octavia is now joined by the new look Fabia, which made its debut at this year’s event as a 999 offering. The Fabia, the 2015 What Car? Car of the Year, is finding a new vocation in law enforcement. Skoda showcased the hatchback as a fully liveried police car and this was the first glimpse of a Fabia in police livery since Skoda was reappointed as an approved Crown Commercial Services supplier. Sitting in the beat car category, the Fabia with a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, six airbags and an autonomous braking system as standard from SE provides proper protection for those who serve and protect. On show was the 1.4 TDI 90PS SE with its 83.1mpg combined fuel consumption figure meaning it can theoretically remain on patrol for over 800 miles on a single tank. Some 10 Fabia similar models were taken away from NAPFM by emergency services customers for extended three-month road tests. Speaking after the drive off, Skoda’s Steven

Vauxhall has had a tough time over the last four years or so with it and Ford losing out to Hyundai back in 2010 for supplying forces in the NW of England. Its Astra is still a popular fleet choice with other forces along with the larger Insignia while at the other end of the scale, the new Viva city car was unveiled alongside its predecessor, which formed the backbone of many a fleet in the seventies. Vauxhall is still a big player too in the light commercial market vying for a top spot versus Ford and Peugeot. Volvo is now under Chinese ownership but nothing’s been lost in translation since the mighty Geely bought it in 2011. In fact the much need investment will see a brace of new models soon, its new XC90 taking a much anticipated bow at NAPFM to great acclaim. The old XC90 is still being made in China and the newcomer – a step change in every aspect - will be offered as a police car, joining models like the XC70, V70 and V60.

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Volvo’s new XC90 took a bow at NAPFM to great acclaim.

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International mountain Diary dates rescue conference heads in 2015 to Ireland for first time 23-27 August International Association of Women Police 53rd Annual Training Conference, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff www.iawp2015.org

Mountain Rescue Ireland [MRI] is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. The 12 volunteer mountain rescue groups on the island of Ireland are affiliated to MRI (Donegal, North West, Mourne , Dublin/Wicklow, Glen of Imaal, South Eastern (SEMRA), Tramore, Kerry, Galway, Sligo/Leitrim, Mayo and Search and Rescue Dogs Association). MRI itself is a member of ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue), a worldwide organisation, committed to the development and exchange of mountain rescue techniques and knowledge; encompassing four key areas – medical, aviation (helicopter), avalanche and terrestrial rescue expertise. ICAR’s annual conference brings together the best mountain and remote terrain rescue practitioners from around the globe. The first such conference was held in 1948 in Austria with representatives from France, Germany and Switzerland. Today ICAR represents 30 worldwide national mountain rescue organisations and grows annually.

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2015 will be the 67th assembly of ICAR delegates and for the first time, it will take place In Ireland, adjacent to the presiding peak of Carrauntoohil. The core themes for this conference are ‘human factors’ and ‘decision making’. Mountain Rescue Ireland is honoured to be chosen to host this prestigious event; which in addition to advancing global remote rescue response techniques, also gives recognition to 50 years of organised voluntary mountain rescue in Ireland. Approximately 500 delegates will attend from the five continents. They will help to develop and exchange the latest advances in mountain safety and rescue while experiencing the Irish outdoor adventure arena. Delegates from China will attend for the first time – they and all delegates (apart from extending their knowledge base) will hopefully enjoy Ireland’s renowned reputation for conviviality and hospitality. Detailed conference content will be developed in the coming weeks and information will be made available on the ICAR website.

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15-18 September DSEI 2015, Excel, London www.dsei.co.uk 23-24 September The Emergency Services Show 2015, The NEC, Birmingham www.emergencyuk.com 13-17 October ICAR 2015-07-13, Killarney, Ireland http://icar-2015.com 21-22 October Life Connections 2015, Kettering Conference Centre www.lifeconnections.uk.com 27-30 October A+A 2015, Düsselfdorf, Germany www.aplusa.de 16 November The Air Ambulance Conference Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London www.associationofairambulances.co.uk/event/21 23-29 November Road Safety Week www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

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New Chief for Northamptonshire Police The next Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police has been formally confirmed as Simon Edens, the outgoing Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police. Simon has served in five forces during a career spanning 34 years, and will take over shortly after the departure of Adrian Lee, who has led Northamptonshire Police since October 2009. At a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel, members formally approved Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds’ appointment. The panel’s approval signals the final part of a lengthy and rigorous appointment process which, among other things saw the force hold a Question Time-style event in which the four shortlisted candidates

were quizzed by officers and staff, the first such event of its kind in the country. Introducing Mr Edens to the panel, Mr Simmonds said, “He is a formidable leader with the character and strength to take the force forward and to reform policing. He understands the vision of Northamptonshire Police and has the ability to make that vision real.” Mr Edens said, “I’ve seen across the force a real passion and determination to make a difference to people and I want to be part of that. The ambition to be the safest county in the country is a motivating, invigorating and energising one and one which I also want to be a part of." He added, “The PCC and I have already developed the start of what will

Simon Edens, the new Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.

be a very productive and positive working relationship. We have similar ambitions and sense of vision for the service, but I will lead the force and work very closely with the PCC and his team.” www.northantspcc.org.uk

Two fire and rescue services make Deputy Chief appointments Two fire and rescue services have made appointments at Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DFCO) level in recent weeks – Mick Crennell at Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS) and Philip Hales at West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS). Starting his career as an on-call firefighter at a rural Hampshire station 23 years ago, Mick Crennell is a former Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and took up his new role as DCFO in May 2015 following appointment by Mid and West Wales Fire Authority Appointments Committee. DCFO Crennell said, “I am absolutely delighted and very proud to have been appointed to serve as DCFO. I have been made to feel extremely welcome and have been mightily impressed with the high degree of pride and professionalism of the people I have met. I al-

ready feel that I have joined a great service and am looking forward to working with staff and authority members in shaping the organisation together.” Philip Hales, the new DCFO of WMFS served in Cheshire Fire Service before transferring to WMFS as temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2010. He was made substantive in that role in March 2012, before being promoted to acting DCFO in November 2013. DCFO Hales said, “I am grateful that the Chief Fire officer and the authority have shown faith in me to continue the work we are doing. We have first class people who serve a fantastic and diverse community. Through the challenges that face us, I will ensure we continually strive to provide excellent prevention, protection and response services.” Philip Hales is Director for Service Support at WMFS, and West Midlands’

Regional Secretary for the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA). He has been the fire and rescue service’s national lead officer on working with children and young people for a number of years, and believes passionately in the service’s wider role working with the community to improve wellbeing. www.wmfs.net www.mawwfire.gov.uk

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SP Services, said, “We are delighted that a person with Paul’s experience and enthusiasm has re-joined the company in a new capacity. We have taken our time to recruit a high quality business development manager who not only has a proven track record, but also has

Paul Watts, Head of Business Development, SP Services.

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies has been named as the new Senior Responsible Officer for the Joint Public Service Centre Project following the retirement of ACFO Derek Masson. The project will see the fire control teams of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service merge with MAWWFRS and relocate to the South Wales Police emergency control room at South Wales Police Headquarters in Bridgend, known as the Public Service Centre. www.mawwfire.gov.uk

Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable Andy Marsh has been elected the new Head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s International Coordination Committee. The International Coordination Committee oversees and coordinates the assistance that UK policing gives to other countries, both at home and abroad. It also seeks to develop international policing relationships more widely with both individual countries and international organisations, such as the United Nations and European Union. www.npcc.police.uk

DCFO Mick Crennell, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

DCFO Philip Hales, West Midlands Fire Service.

Paul Watts re-joins SP Services SP Services, the Telford based international supplier of medical consumables and equipment has appointed Paul Watts as the Head of Business Development for the company. Paul, who has previously worked at London Ambulance Service, Laerdal, Johnson & Johnson, DS Medical and SP Services (as a Regional Sales Manager) and more recently for Medical Services, brings with him almost 12 years of medical and healthcare industry experience to the SP Services team and will be responsible for new clients and managing a number of high profile partners. Steve Bray, Managing Director at

Jim O’Sullivan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Highways England. He will lead the governmentowned company, which is responsible for delivering £11bn of improvements to England’s motorways and major A roads by 2020. Jim is an experienced engineer who will bring significant leadership experience to this key role. He has a broad range of experience working on safety critical transport projects, in the utilities industries and in businesses including British Airways and Heathrow Airport Holdings.

the niche experience, product knowledge, desire and determination to succeed. He will be a great asset.” Speaking about his new role, Paul said, “I will be focusing on the development of our new and expanding product ranges, for example the Parabag range has had a total redesign utilising the latest B3P fabrics to ensure they are infection control friendly and easy to clean. The range has been around for many years, trusted by professionals and medics the world over, so to be part of the team launching the new design features is very exciting.” www.spservices.co.uk

Councillor John Edwards has been re-elected as Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority (WMFRA) for the fifth successive year. Councillor Edwards, who served as a firefighter for 12 years, was re-elected by members of WMFRA at their annual meeting on 29 June at the headquarters of West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) in Birmingham. He is a Labour member of Sandwell Council. www.wmfs.net

The Northumbria Police and Crime Panel has appointed Police & Crime Commissioner Vera Baird’s proposed candidate, Steven Ashman, to be the new Chief Constable of Northumbria Police. Mr Ashman joined Northumbria in 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable and became Deputy in 2013. www.northumbria.police.uk

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Countdown is on to IAWP’s Centenary Conference in Cardiff The British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP) is honoured to be hosting, in partnership with South Wales Police, this year’s training conference for the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), which will be held from 23-27 August at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. BAWP was formed in 1987 by a small group of women officers to provide a platform from which their voices could be heard, and to establish a networking organisation. It is still doing this now, using the medium of ‘Gender Agenda 3’ to steer its activities. This is a document that sets out perceived obstacles to the advancement of women within the police service, together with actions that can be taken to overcome them. Hundreds of police women from around the world will be joining together in Cardiff, Wales, in August for the IAWP event, which is being held in a milestone year. Not only is 2015 the 100th anniversary of the first women in the British Police being given a power of arrest, it is also the centenary year of the IAWP. These conferences draw female police officers and support staff from all over the world. Countries already represented cover a wide range, and include Australia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Ghana, Nigeria, Guyana, Pakistan, Tanzania, Canada and United States.

Established in 1915 The IAWP was established in the USA in 1915 by the first American policewomen as an international organisation to provide professional development, mentoring, training, networking and recognition for female law enforcement officers and civilian support staff; as well as hoping to increase the number of women in policing. Now, 100 years later, it has members in more than 60 countries and continues in the same traditions established by the founders.

A packed training agenda has been organised for the conference with many key speakers from Britain and overseas. These include: C/Supt Nick Adderley (Borough Commander when PCs Nicola Bone and Fiona Hughes were murdered); Paul Greenwood (world authority on Elder Abuse); Jackie Malton (role model for Prime Suspect TV series); Cindy Shane (USA trainer from Southern Police Institute and retired Kentucky senior officer); and Jane Townsley (IAWP President). Topics covered will include leadership, domestic violence, counter terrorism, strategic planning, the gender agenda, body worn cameras, Operation Yewtree and personal development.

Annual awards The IAWP annual award winners will be announced during the conference and there will also be an historic exhibition celebrating the first 100 years of British policewomen. In addition, there will be an exhibition of trade and craft stalls running alongside the training, and also day trips out for partners of delegates, or retirees. Jane Townsley, IAWP President, said, “The IAWP annual training conferences are always inspiring events, bringing together police women from across the globe to share their experiences of policing and to further enhance their skills through world class training and expert speakers. This year’s event will be very special because it is being held in a year of double celebrations for women in policing – 100 years of the IAWP and the first 100 years of British women in policing.” In addition to personnel being made available by

South Wales Police, volunteers have come forward from various police-related organisations to assist in the running of the event. Major sponsors include Vodafone Foundation, Taser International, Police Federation of England and Wales, Niche and BT. For further information on the IAWP Conference contact Conference Co-Director Carolyn Williamson: Tel:0844 4140448, carolyn@iawp2015.org. For information about the BAWP contact the Secretary, Nikki Butt: sec@bawp.org.

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One size does not fit all Vimpex’s range of protective clothing has been designed in a way that makes it suitable for female emergency services workers. Pacific Helmets are renowned for their excellent balance and therefore are less prone to causing neck ache. Of the 20,000 paramedic and ambulance staff in the UK using the Pacific A7A helmet, a large proportion of them are women. The helmets are often worn for long periods of time, particularly at roadside incidents. The design of Pacific Helmets, their lightweight but sturdy construction, well-positioned strapping and adjustable headband means that women and men alike can enjoy prolonged comfort. As well as the A7A, Pacific Helmets also supplies an extensive range of safety helmets for firefighters and rescue professionals.

Maximum dexterity Many glove manufacturers simply scale men’s gloves down in order to make the sizes suitable for women. In contrast the FX-1 MAX Firefighter Glove from Vimpex

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includes a range of sizes specifically designed for female firefighters. These are narrower in the hand width and are shaped in order to ensure maximum dexterity when used by female firefighters, taking into account that women’s hands are often longer in the fingers and

thumbs. It’s all too tempting to remove gloves when needing to carry out awkward tasks; the FX-1 MAX design makes this less likely, thus ensuring that firefighters do not expose themselves to unnecessary risks while working.

Unmatched dexterity The glove uses PBI MAX, one of the strongest and most flexible outer shell fabrics in the world. This provides three times the filament rip stopping power of other fabrics and offers the firefighter an ideal replacement to leather gloves. FX-1 MAX features pre-curved fingers and hand shape offering unmatched dexterity and fit while delivering extremely high levels of protection against radiant and contact heat, mechanical protection and cut/abrasion resistance. They can also be laundered along with the rest of the turnout gear.

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Looking back on 100 years of women in policing This year marks 100 years of female police officers in the UK. To commemorate this centenary, Louise Jackson and Victoria Anker look back at the history of women in the police force, from their early days as enforcers of morality to today’s chief constables and senior leaders. Words: Dr Louise Jackson (Reader in Modern Social History at the University of Edinburgh) and Victoria Anker (IAWP Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh). Women’s lives were transformed in the First World War as they took on jobs previously reserved for men. Across the UK around 6000 women became involved in policing roles, mostly in a voluntary capacity. Women Patrols, organised by the National Union of Women Workers (NUWW), aimed to protect young women – as they flocked to places full of soldiers – from the dangers of ‘khaki fever’ (including unwanted pregnancy and venereal disease). Women were also employed to supervise female workers in the munitions factories at Woolwich, Pembrey, and Gretna. They were trained by a separate organisation that called itself the Women Police Service (WPS), led by Margaret Damer Dawson and former suffragette Mary Allen. In 1915 Edith Smith was the first woman to be sworn in as a police officer with official powers of arrest in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The Home Office voiced its disapproval, advising that women were not ‘proper persons’ in the eyes of the law. Yet she continued in this role until the end of the war, undertaking duties focused on the prevention of prostitution, the surveillance of women, and the protection of children.

Edith Smith’s warrant card. Photo: Grantham Museum.

The war was crucial in giving formal recognition to a policing role for women. In fact women had undertaken ‘hidden’ work for many years. The wives of policemen had assisted with female prisoners and provided a vital supporting role in village police stations. In Scotland ‘Big’ Rachel Hamilton (who was 6ft 4in tall and weighed 17 stone) had been sworn in as a Special Constable during the Partick Riots of 1875.

The 1920s and 1930s: forging a specialist role At the end of the war women who were over 30 (and were householders or the wives of householders) were given the vote. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was equally important since it finally recognised that women were ‘proper persons’ and could not be barred from public office. It led to the appointment of the first women MPs, magistrates, and jurors. In 1920 the Baird Committee agreed that women could be appointed as police officers, although it stated that their

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By 1940 there were 282 women officers in the UK, most employed in urban areas with the largest concentration in the Met.

The Second World War: expansion In the 1930s women had to leave the job when they married. In 1939 this ‘marriage bar’ was temporarily lifted and women were recruited as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps for the duration of the war only. Many worked as drivers, or undertook vehicle maintenance, telephone and clerical work to replace the men who had been conscripted. Women officers acted as escorts for evacuated children or those who were to be interned as ‘aliens’ in camps such as those on the Isle of Man. A specialist Women Police Branch was established in the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in 1943 under the leadership of Marion Macmillan. Trained in the Met she brought her specialist knowledge of child protection to Northern Ireland.

In 1915 Edith Smith was the first woman to be sworn in as a police officer with official powers of arrest in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Photo: Grantham Museum.

duties should be restricted to work with women and children and that it was up to local police authorities to decide whether they were needed in their area. London’s Metropolitan Police Force (the Met) was the largest employer of women officers in the inter-war years. Wary of the ‘militant’ suffragette links of the WPS, Commissioner Sir Neville Macready decided to employ members of the NUWW patrols, under the leadership of Mrs Sophia Stanley, in 1919. Austerity cuts led to a reduction in their numbers in 1922 from 112 to 20. Yet they were given full powers of arrest and status as ‘Women Police’ officers in 1924. In the early 1920s they were used for important undercover operations to detect cocaine trafficking. Women, it was suggested, could more easily conceal their appearance than men. In the 1930s pioneering women police officers such as Dorothy Peto (Head of the Women Police Branch of the Met Police) carved out a key role for women as experts in child protection. In large city forces women worked in Criminal Investigations Departments (CIDs) to take statements from female victims of rape and sexual assault. Glasgow’s women police officers investigated the Moorov case of 1930, which led to an important ruling that single witnesses for individual sexual assault cases could be used as mutual corroboration. In 1935 policewomen were permitted to police a ceremonial occasion, the Silver Jubilee parade. This paved the way for their participation in the funeral of King George V (1936) and the coronation of King George VI (1937).

“The British Association of Women in Policing continues to campaign for women to achieve their full potential in policing and to ensure a balance in gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation across all ranks and roles.” The 1950s: consolidation The county of Cornwall was the last English constabulary to appoint its first policewoman in 1947 as it gave in to lobbying from local women’s groups and pressure from the Home Office. The acceptance of the need for women officers by all police authorities was largely a result of the appointment of the first female member of HM’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Barbara Mary Denis de Vitré, in 1945. She used her skills of persuasion to make the case for women’s contribution to policing and the ‘marriage bar’ was fully lifted in England and Wales in 1946. Many duties were still seen as female specialisms and the size of ‘Women Police Branches’ and Policewomen’s Departments’ – as a ‘force within a force’— expanded significantly. Yet

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The 1960s and 1970s: social change By the 1960s across the UK women officers were posted out to divisional stations and the ‘marriage bar’ was finally removed in Scotland in 1968. The work of the Met’s Women Police Branch was absorbed into the force in 1969, with women now undertaking the same tasks as men, and the branch was officially disbanded in 1973.

Female police officers, 1987. Photo: Thames Valley Police Museum.

Equality achieved? Women were finally integrated with men by 1975 in the majority of British forces, on the same pay and conditions, and within the same promotions and linemanagement structures. Yet new problems emerged for the women themselves as well as for police work. Women were less likely to be promoted than male colleagues across all ranks in the 1970s and 1980s. Senior women struggled to break the glass ceiling, and it was not until 1996 that the first woman (Pauline Clare) became Chief Constable of a UK police force. In 1977 the Edmund Davies report found that integration had led to ‘a serious loss of expertise’ in dealing with rape and cases involving women and children. The expertise of the old Policewomen’s Departments had to be rebuilt through new specialist mixed teams.

MacAskill told the British Association of Women in Policing, ‘A better gender balance within the Scottish Police Service will enhance service delivery. It is not just the right and moral thing to do, it is essential if we are to deliver the benefits of reform. A diverse police service will give us access to a broad range of skills, experience, education and culture.’

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Police officer at Harlow, 1968. Photo: Essex Police Museum.

The move was led by Chief Superintendent Shirley Becke, who had come to see the separate structure as a ‘straitjacket’. The Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 made formal ‘equality’ a legal requirement, and Policewomen’s Departments in most British forces were dissolved overnight when the act came into operation in December. In Northern Ireland the RUC sought exemption from equality legislation on the grounds of security, given the context of the Troubles. This was refused but a more gradual process was agreed through which a ‘modified role’ was developed for women officers until 1982. After a complaint from a female member of the Reserve force was upheld through the European court of appeal, full firearms training was finally made available for women in Northern Ireland in 1987.

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The Gender Agenda: women in UK policing today The British Association of Women in Policing continues to campaign for women to achieve their full potential in policing and to ensure a balance in gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation across all ranks and roles. While women make up 51 percent of the population, only 27.9 percent of today’s police officers are female (as of 31 March 2014). In 2006 British Association of Women in Policing launched ‘Gender Agenda 2’ to transform cultures and perceptions and to encourage flexible working practices to attract more women into the service. The campaign has been noted by key decision makers, including the former Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Government, Kenny MacAskill MSP. In 2010,

Police officer at the House of Commons, 2014. Photo: Adrian Peacock.

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Gender equality in PPE Gender specific personal protective clothing (PPE) has long been an issue for females on the front line in the emergency services. Surprisingly, in 2015, this remains a concern for women in some areas, most notably in

Public Order PPE. While work and corporate wear has long embraced gender equality in the provision of clothing for male and female employees, when it comes to PPE the desire for equal treatment for women has yet to be realised in some organisations. In the UK, the fire and rescue service has taken the lead in recognising the quite different needs of men and women firefighters and, for over 15 years, has offered a full range of fire coats and trousers in 28 male and female sizes. Wearer comfort has become ever more a focus of clothing design. This trend reflects the awareness among employers that, in terms of health and safety, good PPE design, encompassing fit, garment weight and flexibility, contributes to safeguarding wearers on active duty in hostile environments. Bristol, for example, has, since conducting extensive ergonomic trials in 2003, focused attention on the ergonomics of PPE design. Pioneering the original Ergotech™ lightweight range of structural PPE, subsequent design advances have led to the development the XFlex™ range, now the basis for structural fire fighting and technical rescue garments. The national CPCC (previously ICP), for which Bristol is the contracted supplier, was introduced in 2007 with equality and diversity as core elements of the clothing range across PPE, station wear and corporate wear.

The XFlex™ range, now the basis for structural fire fighting and technical rescue garments.

Two-piece riot gear

The national CPCC (previously ICP) was introduced in 2007 with equality and diversity as core elements of the clothing range.

In 2006, Bristol introduced its new POCC (Public Order Crowd Control) PPE, which, for the first time, made two-piece riot gear available in 28 male and female sizes. The innovative design allowed the coat and trouser to be zipped together to form a one-piece garment when required. The ensemble is supplied with a range of other head to-toe items, including tactical boots, helmet and visor, flame retardant necktube, flame retardant hood, crowd control gloves and flame retardant underwear in the form of long Johns and long sleeve T-shirt. In 2009, for the ambulance service across the UK needing special protection to allow paramedics access

to hot zones, Bristol designed new technical rescue kit for their HART (Hazardous Area Response Teams) or SORT (Special Operations Response Teams) front line response staff. The basic design again offers 28 female and male sizes in a two-piece garment allowing a onepiece garment by zipping coat and trouser together. Where equality of PPE is concerned, there is no longer a need for females to be gender-disadvantaged, and yet, some female officers are still being issued with inappropriate male shaped and sized protective garments.

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Better fitting footwear Realising there was a demand for female wearers in the emergency services to have better fitting footwear, Magnum has been supplying women’s footwear for over 10 years. The company has taken popular styles and created unisex footwear; the boots perform with the same comfort, protection and durability, but sizes 3-6 are commonly built using a female specific last (the hard, usually wooden, object around which shoemakers build their shoes).

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Magnum provides over 25 styles across a range of professions in women’s sizes and fit. The footwear available is suitable for those working in varied sectors, including the emergency services, public enforcement and now available in a new healthcare collection. The healthcare range has been designed specifically for nurses and hospital workers who need durable, extremely comfortable and high performing footwear to last long shifts. The new Magnum healthcare range has seven women’s styles available exclusively from the Magnum website (www.magnumboots.com/uk). Magnum has adapted to the demand for comfortable and easy to clean shoes for nurses. The shoes feature fit for purpose technology to benefit nurses who need shoes that go the distance.

Anti-slip outsole

exceeds the European SRC slip resistance test for occupational footwear (EN ISO 20347:2012) and for safety footwear (EN 20345:2011), and extra HSL testing showed a slip risk of one in a million. The collection also features a moulded EVA and mesh insole, which is shock absorbing, moisture wicking, breathable, and provides superb underfoot comfort. Magnum appreciates that nurses spend a lot of time in a hazardous environment and have to remain protected against spills and harmful chemicals and stains. To combat this, all styles in the collection have been treated with i-shield technology, which prevents stains and delivers protection against dirt and liquids, repelling fluids and blood borne pathogens. Magnum says it will continue to adapt to the needs of its customers and those that need its footwear in the work place.

The new Magnum Healthcare Collection features an anti-slip Pentagrip outsole that not only meets, but

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Asian Fire Service Association Chairman says stronger partnership working is key to community cohesion Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) recently hosted a highly successful Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) development day. Over 110 people from fire and rescue services and partner organisations from across the UK – as well as the Chief Fire Officer of Mogadishu, in Somalia – attended the event at TWFRS’s headquarters. Community Safety Advocate Mehrban Sadiq, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, was also elected as Chairman of AFSA for the next two years at the association’s annual general meeting in May.

Community cohesion AFSA is an independent, inclusive employer-led support group that aims to raise the profile of Asian fire

CFO Tom Capeling addresses delegates at the AFSA development day.

and rescue staff and associated issues. The organisation’s key objectives are to promote good relations and equality of opportunity, improve community safety and support community cohesion activity within the UK fire and rescue services and associated partners. The development day included a number of leading speakers, including: TWFRS Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Tom Capeling; Professor Mala Rao, Senior Clinical Fellow at the Imperial College in London; and Dr Imran Awan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham University – as well as four interactive workshops. The theme was building community wellbeing and cohesion through safety and prevention. CFO Tom Capeling said, “Now more than ever, we need to continue to learn from each other, replicate best practice and do what we can not only to keep our communities safe, but also to help our workforce develop. “AFSA is an excellent organisation to showcase these values and embrace diversity. Our service has been proud to be a member of AFSA for a number of years. “The AFSA development day was an excellent opportunity for services to share their knowledge in engaging positively with black and minority ethnic communities and businesses."

Mehrban Sadiq, the new chairman of AFSA.

Mehrban Sadiq joined TWFRS in 2007 after owning his own businesses. He said, “I always wanted to be part of the fire service and I feel privileged and honoured to be at the frontline of community fire safety for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. It also gives me great pleasure to work with senior management as chair of AFSA. “It’s clear from talking to Chief Officers from other fire and rescue services that the way forward is stronger partnership working.” He added, “The development day went fantastically well and the turnout was brilliant. People were very interactive and everybody learned from each other about what other services are doing and sharing best practice.”

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LAS recognised in Equality Index London Ambulance Service (LAS) has been recognised in the top 10 of Stonewall’s Healthcare Equality Index, showcasing the most gay-friendly healthcare organisations in England. This is the third year of the Healthcare Equality Index, allowing health organisations to assess their progress in meeting the health and wellbeing needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual patients, carers and their families. This year 39 healthcare organisations entered the Index and for the third time in a row, London Ambulance

Service was listed in the top 10. Assessments were made against criteria including policy and practice, engagement and communication, health promotion and staff training. Steph Adams, Joint Chair of the service’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) forum and Greenwich Ambulance Operations Manager, said, “We are proud once again to be listed as a top 10 performer on the Index, leading the way for inclusive services for all. It is really important for us to recognise healthcare issues for all groups of patients and ensure our

response recognises the needs of the individual.” LAS was rated the sixth highest NHS organisation and was the only ambulance NHS trust to make the list. Earlier this year the service also featured in Stonewall’s Top 100 list of gay friendly employers, which celebrates the best employers offering a comfortable working environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.

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EMAS supporting the LGBT community East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has launched a new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network to increase its focus on staff well-being. The network, which will work in conjunction with EMAS Peer to Peer (P2P) and Pastoral Care Workers (PCW) schemes, will also seek to engage with community events, such as Pride, and other networks, including Leicester 999 LGBT network and Union LGBT. Colleagues gathered in early May at the EMAS headquarters in Nottingham to raise a rainbow flag

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(known worldwide as the pride flag representing gay pride) in preparation of International Day Against Homophobia, which is observed on 17 May. The launch of the EMAS LGBT network included a new corporate Twitter account @EMAS_LGBT, and a visit to the EMAS Trust Board by a Leicestershire based frontline colleague who talked with them about living the T part of LGBT.

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The rainbow flag raised at EMAS headquarters.

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Joining up the dots in mental health care Speaking at the Police Federation conference in May, Home Secretary Theresa May announced up to £15m pounds of new funding to provide health-based alternatives to police custody for those individuals held under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. I welcome this new funding, which will help address the lack of health-based settings for those in mental health crisis, which will in turn alleviate the pressure on the police. However the pressure will be ensuring that agencies across the country are joined up in their work and are able to deliver more health based places of safety within a reasonable timescale. Words: Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner. The detention in police cells of those experiencing mental health crises has always been controversial and police forces across the country are successfully working to reduce the number of people with mental health problems ending up in custody. Over half of England (and some areas in Wales) are currently providing a mental health street triage service, which sees mental health nurses provide advice to police officers during incidents where it’s believed the people need immediate mental health support. So, not surprisingly, wherever you go in the police/health arena at the moment, people are talking about street triage. It is clearly changing perceptions for those people who work with the mentally ill, be it police officer, police staff or health clinician, and that is a real positive.

Street triage Triage is this year’s buzz word among professionals across the policing/health landscape because we appear to be seeing huge changes in positive outcomes for people in mental health crisis, although we still await the formal evaluations. However, there is no doubt about it, shared learning leads to better outcomes.

“Imagine one wrap around service that intervenes when a person with mental health issues reaches crisis point or commits a crime.” Models of street triage vary across the country and between urban and rural areas, however, they all have a golden thread in that they bring health professionals and police together, either virtually or in person and give police access to health data such as Care Plans and GP notes, when dealing with a person in crisis. This allows

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police officers to make more informed decisions and gives agencies a clearer picture on future changes to a Care Plan, which hopefully improves the overall care that service users require at that particular time, and in the future. Crucially, it also appears to be significantly reducing the amount of people detained by police under Sections 135 and 136, who are then taken to Police Custody Suites. While we still await formal evaluation of both the Government funded pilots, and the ‘other’ evolving pilots, everyone seems to agree that the model works to some degree. Our model in Dorset has attracted superb feedback from agencies. Crucially, the schemes have aided huge learning and multi-agency working across the piece. Various people involved at a strategic level, including Ministers, can see the benefits of ‘joining up’ the street triage with other schemes, which are either in operation, or being piloted currently. For example, arguably the street triage could blend with the Custody Healthcare provision, which is currently transferring over to NHS England by April 2016. Equally triage could be absorbed into the Liaison and Diversion scheme for offenders with mental health issues, which is currently being piloted across various sites at the moment, including in Dorset. Imagine one wrap around service that intervenes when a person with mental health issues reaches crisis point or commits a crime; a scheme that could also embrace victims of crime who are vulnerable as repeat victims through their mental health illness. That’s the future, watch this space! So what can we do right now, as a ‘quick win’? What can we do now to spread the success of multi-agency working, the knowledge sharing and the improved service to people who are mentally ill?

Get partners talking Well, we could expand street triage, in its current form, to include 999 blue light agencies. We know that mentally ill people like everyone else, either cause fires or suffer from accidental fires and often, police are not called to those incidents. Why can’t we extend the street triage concept to the fire and rescue service?

Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime

Equally, we know the ambulance service is regularly called to injuries, potential injuries or attempted suicides, involving the mentally ill. We also know that some ambulance trusts do not have immediate access to Care Plans. Why can’t we extend the street triage concept to the ambulance service? Well the simple answer is we can. And we can do this relatively easily. This idea came from Simon Thorneycroft, the Mental Health Champion employed by Dorset’s Chief Constable and me to ‘join up’ the dots for policing and mental health provision in Dorset. And as Police and Crime Commissioner, it is my job to facilitate such an excellent idea and get partners talking. So here in Dorset, fire and rescue, police and ambulance services will shortly sit down to discuss this exciting approach, an approach that will hopefully improve outcomes for the mentally ill, and along the way, improve multi-agency working. I am looking forward to working with partners to explore launching the first 999 Street Triage in the UK.

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SECAmb’s public disorder journey Last year saw the completion of initial training for all South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to undertake operations in areas of civil unrest, under the National Police Public Order Training programme. This is a first for HART nationally. This type of operation is known as Public Disorder Operations within SECAmb as ‘Public Order’ refers to the restoration of ‘Order’, which is the responsibility of the police. The Public Order Training Teams of Sussex, Surrey and Kent Police facilitated the training, with the aim of supporting both police and SECAmb operations in areas of civil unrest. Words: Gareth Williams, HART Paramedic and Public Disorder Lead, SECAmb. The idea of clinicians supporting police operations is not new, with Sussex and Kent ambulance services previously supplying clinicians as ‘medics’ in support of police operations. London Ambulance Service (LAS) Central Operations department has also worked closely with Metropolitan Police Public Order teams. However, recent events such as protests and marches across the SECAmb region, together with fracking demonstrations, have prompted a closer working relationship between SECAmb and the police.

Patient care during civil unrest Joint working has the advantage of providing the police with trained clinicians in support of their police medics and SECAmb being able to deliver patient care access to areas of civil unrest. This was demonstrated during street protests in Brighton in 2014 when a team of Public Disorder trained HART operatives from SECAmb was able to deal with a large number of patients in and around the march.

“Joint working has the advantage of providing the police with trained clinicians in support of their police medics and SECAmb being able to deliver patient care access to areas of civil unrest.” The march attracted demonstrators and protesters from both the far right and far left and although the main march is well policed and controlled, violence usually breaks out in pockets all over the city centre for most of that day. Having a team of trained Public Disorder Operatives proved essential, with its

Although HART operatives have now become very used to stepping outside their comfort zone there was still some trepidation when operatives first stepped onto the notorious petrol reception training ground!

ability to move in and treat patients on scene and then extract them to meet with designated ambulance crews. Throughout the day patients were treated for a range of injuries from minor head wounds to serious fractures. This included demonstrators from all factions, injured police officers as well as members of the public. The team was also able to provide a first response capability to unrelated operational calls within areas where access was limited or restricted as part of the police operation. As the incident grew the team was also able to update the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on the progress of the march as some operational crews in the local and surrounding area found themselves in the middle of disturbances, some being moved to safety by the team.

Testing new PPE As a result of this and other incidents SECAmb HART operatives were put through key elements of the National Police Public Order Training Programme, which included a working knowledge of police tactics and testing of new public disorder personal protective equipment (PPE). Although HART operatives have now become very used to stepping outside their comfort zone there was still some trepidation when operatives first stepped onto the notorious petrol reception training ground! Training continued to be intense, with a steep learning curve. Operatives found themselves tested in many

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areas, which included both tactical and clinical examinations, while being placed under severe pressure from the training teams. Fitness also plays a key role, with operatives spending long periods of time in full PPE while completing arduous tasks independent of and alongside the Police Support Unit (PSU) in scenarios of true civil unrest.

Refresher training We are now due to undergo a new round of Public Disorder refresher training having already made giant steps forward. We have taken part in a number of large-scale regional exercises bringing a number of forces together, as well as localised training, utilising move advance tactics including the use of vehicles and other police assistance such as dogs. Public Disorder command structures are also now being developed alongside our police colleagues under the JESIP programme and working relations and understanding of roles are improving all the time. Large scale disorder in a number of cities throughout the United Kingdom and the potential for civil unrest, together with protests and demonstrations that have occurred and are likely to occur in the future, particularly within the trust region, have reinforced the need to have specially trained clinicians, capable of delivering patient care in areas that were previously inaccessible to the ambulance service.

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Making our roads even safer Road traffic collisions are now a big part of the work of fire and rescue services, which are now rescuing more people from crashed cars than from burning buildings. Any firefighter will tell you that of all the difficult and shocking things they encounter as part of their job, serious road traffic collisions are very often the worst. The UK has some of the safest roads in the world, and that’s something of which we can be very proud. However, even one death is a tragedy that should be avoided if possible. Words: Peter Dartford, President, Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA). I believe there are two key things that the Government could do to dramatically reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads. These were set out as part of the joint CFOA and LGA document ‘Investing in our nation’s future: The first 100 days of the next Government’ published before the General Election, where we set out a number of ways to make our nation safer.

“A lower limit would make it clear that no amount of alcohol is ‘safe’, removing much of the ambiguity over how much can be drunk before getting behind the wheel.” Drink driving Firstly, we should bring the UK into line with our European counterparts and lower the drink drive limit from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Along with Malta, England and Wales are now the only countries left in Europe with a drink drive limit this high, as Scotland and Northern Ireland have reduced their limits. Drink driving was responsible for 230 deaths in 2013; more people than died in house fires in the same period. These crashes are disproportionately lethal; 13% of road deaths involve a drink driver despite representing only 4% of incidents. Most tragically, it is often someone other than those under the influence that pays the ultimate price for their poor decision. The evidence for a lower limit is compelling for a number of reasons. Alcohol impairs judgement and slows reaction times, and a NICE report, produced in 2010, states that increasing BAC from 50 to 80 increases the risk of having an accident six times.

Removing ambiguity Many drink drivers are exceeding the limit and affecting their ability behind the wheel without realising it. An EU Barometer study from 2009 found that only 3% of UK respondents were able to correctly name the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit, with 26% getting it wrong and 71% saying ‘don’t know’. A lower limit would make it clear that no amount of alcohol is ‘safe’, removing much of the ambiguity over how much can be drunk before getting behind the wheel.

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Such a change would save both lives and money. The 2010 NICE report estimates that by lowering the limit from 80 to 50, based on similar changes made in Europe, between 77 and 168 deaths could be avoided each year. With the average cost of a road death estimated at over £1.7m, this could produce savings from fatalities alone of as much as £285m per annum. We don’t even have to look very far to see that it works. In Scotland, where a 50mg limit was introduced last year, they are already seeing a reduced number of drink drive offences – down 17% in the first three months of 2015. It isn’t just me that thinks it’s a good idea; The Police Federation, Brake, the National Police Chiefs Council and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents all agree that a lower limit would save lives and money. We have been pleased to see that the Government has taken steps to make it more difficult to avoid drink driving tests, and to tackle the issue of drug driving by introducing new technology. Drug driving can be as dangerous as drink driving, and it’s not just illegal substances that can impair judgement – prescription medicines can have an effect too.

Graduated licensing The second change that could make our roads much safer would be to introduce a graduated driver licensing (GDL) scheme for younger drivers. RTCs are the biggest killer of people between the ages of 16 and 24. Teenage drivers make up just 1.5% of licensed drivers yet 12% of all road casualties. Young drivers are most at risk immediately after passing their test. Research shows that nearly a quarter (23%) of drivers between the age of 18 and 24 have a crash within six months of passing their driving test.

“We would also welcome the wider use of ‘black box’ technology for younger drivers, which can have clear safety benefits if used effectively, as recommended by RoSPA.” A report produced for the Department for Transport in 2013 found that minimum learner periods, minimum practice hour requirements, night time restrictions and passenger restrictions were most effective in reducing risk. The report estimates that the introduction of a GDL system in the UK would lead to a reduction of 4471

Peter Dartford, CFOA President.

casualties with an associated savings of £224m. This is just for the most at risk age range of 17-19; clearly if applied to the full age range these savings could be even higher. GDL is already tried and tested in a number of countries, including Australia, New Zealand, parts of Europe and many US States. A form of GDL is also in place in Northern Ireland, and the NI Assembly is looking to strengthen this legislation. A 2011 analysis by the Cochrane Collaboration considered the impact of GDL schemes as implemented in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and overall found them to be effective in reducing crashes among younger drivers, with the most restrictive schemes being the most effective. For example when introduced in New Zealand, car crash injuries reduced by 23% for 15-19 year olds and 12% for 20-24 year olds. We would support the introduction of a GDL scheme similar to that proposed by Brake, which would require a minimum number of taught hours, restrictions on night time driving and limits on passenger numbers. We would also welcome the wider use of ‘black box’ technology for younger drivers, which can have clear safety benefits if used effectively, as recommended by RoSPA.

An obvious choice I believe these two suggestions could have a profound impact and save many lives, as well as half a billion pounds. It is an obvious choice and one I hope the Government will make. We should be very proud of how safe our roads already are, but that is no reason not to aim to make them even safer.

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Medical assistance for Nepal Following the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April, SP Services was contacted by a number of charities and NGOs for medical supplies to be sent out to aid with relief efforts in the region. SP is proud to have also been able to help with a number of supplies to charities for remote medical aid workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses flying out to help with search and rescue efforts, medical treatment, first aid, triage and pre-hospital care in the affected areas. Shropshire nurse Gill Bradbury flew out to Nepal from Birmingham International Airport just a day after the news of the first earthquake to provide medical aid and treatment assistance within the affected areas such as Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.

Folkestone Ghurkha and Nepalese Earthquake Appeal Team has been working hard to rally donations of food, clothing and medical supplies. SP Services teamed up with the team to get pallets of donated SP medical supplies sent out to Nepal to help with their relief and

treatment to those who had not yet reached hospitals or temporary medical centres.

Donated supplies Amidst the vast tented cities across Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes the

Shropshire nurse Gill Bradbury treats earthquake victims.

In addition, Shropshire paramedic Ed Hullah opted to utilise his accrued holiday days to fly out to Nepal and aid with medical relief delivery efforts for the many people injured following the destruction. Ed finished a 12 hour shift and went straight to SP Services headquarters to stock up on medical supplies and do a press interview before flying out the following day. SP also made a donation to Disaster Medics who flew out a team of remote medics just three days after the first earthquake struck, near Kathmandu, to help locate missing people and deliver first aid and pre-hospital

Shropshire paramedic Ed Hullah pictured with Nepali patients he has been helping.

SP Services teamed up with the Folkestone Ghurkha and Nepalese Earthquake Appeal Team to get pallets of medical supplies sent out to Nepal.

restoration efforts. Teams of volunteer staff are working around the clock to help with not just the immediate issues following the disaster such as medical attention, food and clothing but also to help rebuild sound environments for the thousands of displaced people that have lost their loved ones, livelihoods and homes.

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University’s cardiac arrest study wins Trial of the Year award A clinical trial run by the University of Warwick, in partnership with the University of Surrey and four UK ambulance services, which examined the effectiveness of mechanical versus manual chest compression for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been awarded Trial of the Year. The Society for Clinical Trials has named the Warwick Medical School-led study Trial of the Year for 2014 and the research team was awarded the title at the society’s 36th Annual Meeting in America on 19 May. The trial was conducted in partnership with West Midlands, Welsh, South Central and North East ambulance services. The prestigious award is made based on several criteria, including that the research improves the lot of humankind, provides the basis for a substantial, beneficial change in health care, reflects expertise in

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subject matter, excellence in methodology, and concern for study participants, overcomes obstacles in implementation, and the presentation of design, execution and results is a model of clarity and intellectual soundness.

Large-scale trial In the first independently-funded, large-scale trial of resuscitation by ambulance services in the UK, researchers found no evidence to suggest patients who were treated with mechanical compressions had better survival rates than those treated with manual compressions. Trial leader Professor Gavin Perkins from Warwick Medical School said, “When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, it is vital that they receive chest compressions of sufficient depth and rate. Maintaining high quality chest

compressions during out of hospital resuscitation is difficult as there may be issues with patient access or working on a patient in a moving vehicle. Mechanical compression devices have been developed to automate and potentially improve this resuscitation process. However, there is limited evidence showing that these devices are beneficial and that is why we set up this trial. “We are delighted the trial has been recognised as the Clinical Trial of the Year. The award is testament to the outstanding commitment shown by our NHS ambulance service partners to improving patient care through research.” A paper from the trial, ‘Mechanical versus manual chest compression for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a cluster randomised trial’, was published in The Lancet (goo.gl/Q89izL).

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West Midlands Ambulance Service develops electronic patient record There have been several attempts to develop and implement an electronic patient record for UK ambulance services over the last decade. These have met with variable success but there have been universal problems with compliance by front line staff, as well as difficulties with interconnectivity with other parts of the NHS. West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) has been considering its options to achieve a full end-to-end electronic solution. Words: Dr Andy Carson, Medical Director, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS is aiming to become paperless by 2018 and so there was a clear need to make progress in this area in order to achieve the goal in a timely fashion. The options were either to continue with the system being used across part of the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) at the time and work with the suppliers on future developments, to find a new pre-hospital system ‘off the shelf’ or to develop an entirely new, bespoke system with an alternative supplier.

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Engagement with other relevant initiatives, such as personal care plans developed by patients themselves for sharing with health, social care and other relevant organisations In the event of WMAS crews having been called to the same patient on previous occasions, access to the last three consultations so that past medical history, allergies, current medication and other information can be used to pre-populate the current record Achieve all of the above without increasing on-scene time or job cycle time Staff involvement was key and was achieved through visits to our 16 Ambulance Hubs

Next steps

Initial development The starting point was to develop the vision of what a pre-hospital, emergency medicine, electronic patient record would look like. The fundamental principles were: • Clinically focused, enabling front line staff to deliver the best care to patients • Local connectivity with existing cardiac monitors (Zoll X Series) to allow ecg, oximetry, BP, heart rate and capnography to be imported directly into the patient record – this issue has required WMAS to procure new monitors for the entire fleet • NHS number to be used as the primary identifier • Access to supporting systems such as AACE Clinical Guidelines, BNF, Toxbase, Directory of Services, Summary Care Record etc • Interconnectivity with GPs, Acute Trusts, Community Trusts etc • A sophisticated reporting system to allow live reporting of clinical metrics, which can then be triangulated with operational, HR and finance metrics, as well as allowing WMAS Paramedics to produce a report of procedures carried out to submit to HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) • A report to be generated for the GP following every patient contact • Pre-alerting of patents into, for example, PPCI centres with electronic transfer of the ecg in STEMI cases, or stroke patients into HASUs • Engagement with local initiatives across the region exploring the sharing of health and social care information, including care plans, key worker contact details, DNACPR or Advanced Directive details and other relevant information such as the patient’s wishes

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The decision was made to develop an entirely new, bespoke system and go out to procurement through a full OJEU process. Following board approval of the business case, a full technical and clinical specification was developed, taking into account all of the relevant guidelines already produced, addressing issues such as minimum data sets for electronic patient records.

“The decision was made to develop an entirely new, bespoke system and go out to procurement through a full OJEU process.” Five companies came through the procurement process, meeting most or all of the system specifications and they were invited to present their systems and vision to a panel comprising representatives from all trust directorates, including Clinical, Operational, Organisational Development, Finance, IT and Education and Training. There was also involvement of staff side union representatives, as well as front line clinicians, all the way to board members. There were also observers from other ambulance trusts, although they did not take part in the scoring process. Following the presentation, a successful bidder was identified, Safe Triage Systems, and it was awarded the contract following the normal processes of due diligence, with an Escrow Agreement allowing a copy of the software code to be lodged with a third party in the unlikely event of the company becoming non-viable in the future.

Partnership working to develop the system Following award of the contract, the decision was made to work in close partnership with Safe Triage Systems, with senior clinicians being allocated desks to enable working in the same office as the software development team. Other WMAS staff, such as the Audit Team, Information Governance Lead and others also worked in the same office as and when their input was required. As the system was developed, it was tested by WMAS clinicians, who took information from Patient Report Forms and tested adding the information onto the new Electronic Patient Record (EPR). The system is now ready for piloting to achieve removing any final glitches prior to roll-out in August. While some of the bullet points listed here have yet to be fully achieved, the system is now a full end-to-end electronic solution. Staff that have seen it so far have been very enthusiastic and front line staff seem very keen to start using it to deliver high quality, modern patient care. Development will continue under the guidance of the programme board but it is now fully usable and seems to flow well. Safeguarding referrals, which used to take around 30 minutes via a telephone call, can now be sent electronically with the documentation pre-populating information such as name, address, date of birth and NHS number, reducing the time to around five minutes to complete. With WMAS handling some 13,000 such referrals each year, this may have some effect on reducing on-scene and job cycle times.

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Innovation meets collaboration at The Emergency Services Show Taking place from 23-24 September at the NEC in Birmingham, The Emergency Services Show 2015 (ESS2015) is a must-attend event for all emergency services personnel and those people who work in partnership with the blue light services to improve public safety. The event showcases the latest kit available to frontline emergency services and offers so much more – engage with the industry’s thought-leaders at the numerous sessions taking place at the free seminar theatres, meet the collaborators in the unique Emergency Response Zone and get hands-on with the innovators behind the wealth of new launches taking place at the show. Words: David Brown, Event Director, The Emergency Services Show 2015. Whether you’re a Procurement Officer from Preston, a Fleet Manager from Fife, a NILO from Norwich, a Chief from Cheshire or a Deputy from Dudley, The Emergency Services Show 2015 is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your knowledge of emergency planning, response and recovery. Visit the NEC on 23 and 24 September and surround yourself with like-minded professionals and voluntary sector partners, ignite your passions and leave enriched with the knowledge to improve your service, make it more efficient and drive further innovation.

New product launches The following pages are crammed full of new product launches and the latest releases of your favourite kit. Our 60 page preview of ESS2015 is broken down into sections, including Medical, Training, Vehicles, Vehicle Equipment, Ops, Lighting, Comms, IT and more, so that you can quickly and easily find the equipment launches that are of most interest to you. There is also information from over 50 of our Emergency Response Zone exhibitors, detailing the expertise and assistance these organisations are able to bring to an incident when you need it most. There is so much information from exhibitors that we haven’t even been able to include details of our free seminar theatres, which this year cover Innovation, Collaboration and Training. Details and programmes

from these theatres will be available on our show website and include sessions on drone technology, body worn video, emergency alert apps, the humanitarian response to the Tunisian terrorist attacks and a multi-agency R&D panel session on interoperability. This is our tenth Emergency Services Show and I truly believe we’ve delivered on our objective to continually improve the event for the industry, year on year. If you haven’t yet registered to attend, it’s quick and easy to do so on our website (www.emergencyuk). The show is free to attend and parking is free too – I hope to see you there.

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FERNO’s ‘2020 Vision’ ambulance This year at The Emergency Services Show, FERNO’s 2020 Vision ‘Proof of Concept’ Integrated Patient Transport System™ (IPTS) vehicle will be on display, plus all day demonstrations of the company’s iN∫X™ and iN∫Traxx™ innovations. The iN∫Traxx system has been designed to secure loose equipment inside the ambulance and to allow paramedics to deliver patient care from a seated, restrained position. This reduces the risk of injury and possible fatalities during crashes, sudden stops and hard manoeuvres. This modular system features wall-mounted tracks

that secure a series of FERNO SafeMount brackets, SafeCab Storage Cabinets, and SafePak supply bags. iN∫Traxx can be configured for an individual person or specific mission and its modularity supports better workflows, including Make Ready management, which lowers operating costs. The iN∫X Integrated Patient Transport & Loading System™ can overcome obstacles at the touch of a button not using your back the future of patient transfer

safety and comfort is here. Not only will it change the way you work for the better, you will also stand less chance of an injury. All this, plus FERNO’s ACETECH vehicle intelligence system provides the ultimate ambulance of the future today. Visitors who catch three of FERNO’s demos at the show and then ‘Like’ Ferno UK on Facebook will receive a FREE T-shirt. Ferno (UK) Ltd: Stands R9 & OS41

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Lightweight patient handling solutions ParAid Medical specialises in providing a variety of safety solutions for the road and air ambulance industry

The ACR-4 (ambulance child restraint).

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and pre-hospital care sectors. Over two decades, the company has developed innovative, lightweight emergency mobility and patient safety solutions for hospitals, patient transportation by road and air ambulances, including neonatal and paediatric sectors. This year ParAid Medical will be exhibiting its range of patient handling equipment, on display will be the ACR-4 (ambulance child restraint); the latest version of the original ACR is available in three sizes: small (512kg), medium (10-25kg) and large (20-45kg). The ACR-4 is available in four sizes and is supplied with an extra small harness (2-5kg) allowing for the safe restraint of all children from 2kg - 45kg during transport.

Alongside the ACR-4 will be the Neo-Restraint, a fully adjustable close proximity harnessing system to reduce the harmful effects of excessive movement during neonatal transfer, colour coded and designed to secure infants ranging in weight from 500g to 6kg. ParAid Medical prides itself on its cutting edge bespoke design service setting the company apart from its competitors. All ParAid patient transportation products are made to order to the client’s exact specifications, which are determined through a design consultancy process. ParAid Medical: Stand R10

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WEL Medical launch fulfils need for greater functionality WEL Medical focuses on representing industry leading products and providing an industry leading service. For The Emergency Services Show 2015 the company will be showcasing a new product as well as its existing portfolio.

The past few years has seen the rapid growth of the iPAD brand of defibrillators. Compatible with the

equipment on board ambulances, 100 percent of all mainland UK NHS ambulance services now approve the iPAD SP1 for placement in their region. With the iPAD SP1 well established, the aim is to grow the iPAD SP2 to the same extent. While it has an AED mode, it is ideal for those who need greater functionality and clinical information. While retaining the well-reputed quality user-friendliness of the SP1, the SP2 has a full colour screen, Bluetooth three-lead monitoring, manual override and synchronised cardioversion – and weighs just a little over 3kg. Complementing the iPAD range, the Brayden CPR training manikin was launched in April this year and has received an excellent response. It uses a series of LED lights to give visual feedback of both the function and effectiveness of CPR. WEL Medical will also be launching a new suction unit from Boscarol – the OB3000. This unit is one of-a-kind, combining quality with the latest technology for superior

performance. The OB3000 will be available exclusively through WEL Medical or the company’s appointed suppliers. WEL Medical Ltd: Stand M6

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Latest concepts from PROACT Medical PROACT Medical will be showcasing its new PC-900B, a compact and lightweight handheld capnograph and oximeter, which has an extremely simple user interface with a bright clear colour display. Its robust design, free of charge silicone boot and case options make it perfect for paramedic and tough environmental use. The PC-3000 Multi Parameter Monitor is a compact and lightweight device with a very simple to use interface. The 7in high-resolution full colour TFT display offers a wider viewing angle with selectable display modes – VSM Mode BIG Number Display and Waveform PM Mode display. PROACT Medical’s award winning Naso-Flo

Nasopharyngeal Tube will also be on show. Naso-Flo offers unique benefits of supplementary O2 feed and optional EtCO2 monitoring connector – cost savings and enhanced clinical safety in a very easy to use new product.

Also see the full range of PRO-Breathe Airway Management products, such as the UK market leading Metal Max Disposable Laryngoscope Ranges, which provide real quality at low prices. The Combi ‘all in one’ Metal MAX Laryngoscopes with built-in Li-ion batteries were a new concept invented by PROACT several years ago. Many hospitals and ambulance services in the UK and across Europe have adopted the range. Come and see the latest product enhancements for yourself! Proact Medical Ltd: Stand J17

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Increased emphasis on capnography within resuscitation situations The Resuscitation Guidelines by the Resuscitation Council (UK) recommend the use of capnography in addition to clinical assessment as the most reliable method to confirm placement of a tracheal tube.

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Viamed offers the VM-2500 series of capnographs, which includes mainstream and sidestream units of high specification – yet competitively priced. Features include: • Fast warm-up time, reaching full-scale accuracy within 10 seconds; extremely important in emergency conditions • Portable capnograph including pulse oximetry • Mains and battery powered, rechargeable Li-Poly/AA alkaline batteries included • No service/calibration required; reduces running costs and downtime • Bright and clear display; can be read from an angle in low light conditions often found in emergency situations • 400 hours trending data, downloadable to PC • Range of SpO2 sensors available.

Utilising innovative technologies and design, these CO2 and SpO2 monitors provide extremely accurate and reliable measurement for intubated or non-intubated patients. Measuring a range of vital parameters; FiCO2, EtCO2 Respiration Rate, SpO2 and Pulse Rate, the VM-2500 series is designed to help improve patient care and allow more time to be spent with the patient due to its rapid warm-up and response times. With no maintenance or calibration required, these high performance capnographs are a cost effective system for patient monitoring during resuscitation, even in the most difficult emergency situations. Viamed Ltd: Stand P20

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Airway products from Allied Healthcare

Medical ingenuity

Allied Healthcare Products Inc is a US manufacturer of FDA-approved respiratory medical devices and immobilisation products with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The company’s products are produced in an ISO13485:2003 facility and it carries the capability to apply the CE mark to its products. Allied manufactures transport ventilators, airway products, and immobilisation devices under the Life Support Product (LSP) brand. Its key products include the AutoVent transport ventilator, the xTRA backboard, and burn dressings.

Considered a market leader in difficult airway and prehospital products, Freelance Surgical will be displaying Cricothyrotomy kits, including the popular Quicktrach II. As the quickest airway access via a one-step procedure, it’s easy to see why the Quicktrach II is so widely used. It carries a whole host of features and benefits to ensure a safe and efficient procedure.

The AHP300, Allied’s latest ventilator, is designed to meet the specific needs of modern emergency medical service response. It features pressure or volume control, CPAP / Bi-Level Support, A/C or SIMV, and full FiO2 blending capability. Its single panel control interface is easy to navigate, easy to clean, and rugged. It also features quick start programmable presets, O2 Conserve, a 7.5-hour battery life, and carries a low cost of ownership. Allied Healthcare Products Inc: Stand J14

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Mobile patient monitoring and live telemedicine This year Ortus will be split between its usual location inside the exhibition halls, where it will be demonstrating its entire medical range, including the award winning DataPoint Telemetric System, and also its new position on OS111, on the outside area. The company will have the corpuls demonstration ambulance present, which will be showcasing its revolutionary new Automatic CPR Arm, as well as the highly acclaimed corpuls 3 Monitor Defibrillator with live telemedicine. The corpuls3 differs greatly from other devices, being exclusively designed with the pre-hospital environment in mind. This ground breaking approach now offers

maximum flexibility for the users when monitoring, treating and moving patients along with reduced cost of ownership for those responsible for the back office administration and support. These features and the high quality of the company’s after sales support, are why the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the UK Ministry of Defence, have selected Ortus Technology and the corpuls3 Monitor Defibrillator, as their system of choice.

The single use pelvic sling helps to fix and stabilise fractures of the pelvis.

Also, further additions to Freelance Surgical’s ever increasing inventory will be revealed at the show, highlighting the vast array of specialist products on offer. Firm advocates of infection control, Freelance will be demonstrating single use products, such as the RescuFix and pelvic sling. The single use RescuFix Oral Tube Fixation allows a fixation without the use of adhesives by using integrated clamps; in emergency situations when speed and safety are paramount, this is the product of choice. Finally, the single use pelvic sling that helps to fix and stabilise fractures of the pelvis has ingenious merits, it doesn’t contain ferromagnetic materials, is MRI compatible and comes with manometer and hand inflator! Freelance Surgical Ltd: Stand N3

Ortus Technology Ltd: Stands D24 & OS11

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As the quickest airway access via a one-step procedure, it’s easy to see why the Quicktrach II is so widely used.

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Vital signs are good for RDT RDT specialises in the design and manufacture of medical devices, including pre-hospital care vital signs monitors.

Tempus Pro More Than Just A Monitor™ incorporates five distinct capability sets: monitoring, patient record data collection and sharing, real-time reach back, modular feature selection and scalability. Tempus Pro provides all the integrated features and capabilities expected in a market-leading vital signs monitor with unmatched durability, daylight readable display, long battery life (10¾ – 14 hours), intuitive interface and glove-friendly touch screen enabling ease of use for advanced and basic life support paramedics and emergency practitioners. Ground breaking in functionality, the monitor is light enough to carry to the patient, small enough to hold in one hand and rugged enough to deploy in any situation.

The ability to easily document and share all patient data electronically ensures that all care providers have accurate information on patient injuries, therapies, trending vital signs, drugs and fluids that can be handed over, or sent ahead of the patient arriving at hospital or next level of care via ReachBak™. Designed to be scalable to accommodate immediate and evolving needs and budgets, Tempus Pro™ is the only field upgradeable monitor of its kind able to offer access to the latest monitoring technology without the need to procure a new monitor. RDT: Stand Q16

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Reduce the risk of injuries Unrivalled to caregivers and patients range of pre-hospital products

Stryker EMS is a global provider of industry-first patient transport products. If you work as part of the emergency services, you are at risk of injury. Whether caused by sudden, traumatic acute failure or cumulative trauma failure, injury will not only shorten careers but will also reduce operational efficiency. Stryker EMS is dedicated to delivering best-in-class solutions for real industry issues that reduce risk of injuries to the caregiver and patients alike. The company has focused its efforts to address high risk injury areas including: transferring a patient up and down stairs; raising and lowering a patient on the cot; and loading and unloading into and out of an ambulance.

Singular focus – global reach

Stryker EMS engineering and design teams focus on continuous innovation globally with the singular goal of improving patient safety and reducing injuries among medics and caregivers. With scientifically proven results, its customers have experienced reduced worker’s compensation costs, injuries, and lost or modified work days, while improving recruitment and retention through the development of these proven technologies.

Stryker: Stand M14

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MedTree is a UK owned, worldwide distributor of medical and first aid products, which is uniquely positioned with purchasing power and supplier relationships within the prehospital market to offer an unrivalled service to the emergency medical services (EMS) and public safety community. Manufacturers often look to MedTree as a key partner to help introduce new products into the EMS marketplace and with more than 18,000 products available sourced from over 300 manufacturers, many of which are available exclusively as the result of special vendor relationships, MedTree provide an unrivalled service that you can rely on for all your emergency medical needs. Located in Shropshire, United Kingdom, the 15,000ft2 office and distribution facility provides MedTree with the ability to warehouse an extensive array of products and is strategically located for excellent distribution and transport routes both to the United Kingdom, Europe and more than 90 countries worldwide. With a wealth of market knowledge and customer service focus, MedTree is a leading distributor of prehospital emergency medical equipment and related supplies to emergency medical service units, fire and police departments, hospitals and various other prehospital organisations. MedTree: Stand D6

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Prometheus Innovative products that solutions improve patient care have wide appeal Ambu Ltd develops, produces and markets diagnostic and life-supporting devices for hospitals and rescue services with focus on three areas of excellence – anaesthesia, patient monitoring, and diagnostics and emergency care. “We’re delighted to be taking part in this prestigious exhibition,” says Michelle Blackburn, Commercial Director at Ambu. “It’s a privilege to be able to demonstrate how our products support doctors, nurses and paramedics worldwide. The ESS is a great opportunity for Ambu to meet with customers and show them what they should be considering when it comes to medical devices for emergency situations.” With the development of the first self-inflating resuscitator, the ‘Ambu bag’, in 1956, Ambu forever changed the history of saving lives. Now more than half a century later the company is still dedicated to the development of innovative products that improve

Prometheus is a leading supplier of pre-hospital emergency medical equipment and high-quality medical training courses for a wide audience; from the layperson through to the healthcare professional. The company’s specialist team has expertise in providing medical support under the most challenging circumstances and its in-depth knowledge, experience and credibility within both emergency medicine and the military environment means that Prometheus can offer its clients the best solution to their needs – from consultancy and strategic advice to the latest medical equipment and medical training. Prometheus Medical Ltd: Stand M67

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patient care. In the field of emergency services Ambu offers a broad assortment of products, from resuscitators, suction pumps and CPR barriers to extrication collars and visualisation devices such as the King Vision aBlade Kit. Michelle explains, “When it comes to visualising the airway in emergency situations, direct laryngoscopy needs to be quick. With the King Vision video laryngoscope oral intubation attempts are made easy, atraumatic, and can be achieved in less than 15 seconds, making it the perfect product to use when every second counts.”

Unique flexibility The King Vision aBlade kit combines the convenience of a durable reusable, video system with a set of disposable blades designed to fit into the limited spaces of ambulances or emergency bags. It is light weight, self-contained and water resistant making it highly portable and effective for use in outdoor emergencies. It also comes with the choice of two blade types, which are individually packaged, eliminating concerns of cross contamination and allows users to keep their preferred technique in terms of tube delivery, offering a unique flexibility. Ambu will be demonstrating a wide range of products at the exhibition from resuscitators, face masks and video laryngoscopes to immobilisation devices and single-use electrodes for ECG tests and neurophysiological mappings. Ambu Ltd: Stand P68

The King Vision aBlade kit combines the convenience of a durable reusable, video system with a set of disposable blades.

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Continued innovation and Training growth for SP Services accreditation

SP Services, a leading UK-based international supplier of medical, first aid, ambulance, paramedic and emergency rescue equipment, is your one-stop-shop supplying everything from a single pack of plasters to the latest defibrillators. Managing Director Steve Bray has brought the company a long way from humble beginnings as a small business with a black and white catalogue to a multimillion pound business and a major employer in the Telford area. The company, based in Hortonwood, at the

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custom-built Bastion House head office, continues to expand its operations, employing more people within the organisation so they are ready for the year ahead. 2015 is a year of innovation and development for SP, with continued growth, new product launches and digital innovations. The new Parabag range has been developed using the latest Bastion Blood Borne Pathogen (B3P) resistant fabrics; these bags have been designed by professionals for professionals. Another innovation for 2015 is the new Donway vacuum mattress and vacuum splint set. The mattress has a V-shaped body design that optimises its capabilities and is easy to store and transport meaning it is a fantastic addition to any ambulance, rescue or evacuation kit.

Service Medical Professional (SMP) is a fast developing first aid industry body for everyone involved in first aid or pre hospital care. It operates an accreditation scheme for first aid training providers and provides essential support services to all its members, including an online portfolio, CPD recording, updates news and events. Visit the website for free membership. SMP (Service Medical Professional): Stand N53

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SP Services (UK) Ltd: Stand R28

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Patient handling devices Portable medical gas technologies CJ Medical will be displaying innovative solutions to meet your patient handling needs. Recognised as the industry standard for safe patient lifting, the HoverJack® Air Patient Lift allows caregivers to safely lift patients who have fallen without gathering a lift team, maximising patient comfort and minimising the risk of injury to both patient and caregivers. The Evacuation HoverJack® device is an air assisted specialty device for safe and efficient stairwell evacuations in hospital and pre-hospital environments that promotes patient and response team safety.

By eliminating the injuries related to lateral transfers and repositioning, the HoverMatt® Air Transfer System significantly helps to improve staff retention, while meeting legislative guidelines for safe patient handling. The HoverMatt® Single Patient Use Plus+ provides the benefits of a HoverMatt® lateral transfer device, patient lift, positioning and split leg into one product, reducing the costs while protecting staff and patients from injuries. By eliminating the need for manual lifting, the HT-Roller™ Lateral Turning Device protects both the staff from injury and the patient from friction and shearing associated with traditional repositioning methods. The HT-Wedge™ Adjustable Positioning Device provides the greatest combination of positioning, flexibility and ease of use to achieve ear to sternal notch positioning better than any competitive inflatable or foam product.

DS Medical’s highly popular Premier Response Bag (pictured) is produced from fluid-repellent, antibacterial Cordura, ensuring infection control compliance, while delivering durability. Manufactured in the UK, this response bag can hold a CD-sized cylinder and is supplied with a range of interchangeable pouches, ensuring you have the key equipment to hand when needed.

BOC Healthcare is looking forward to seeing new and familiar visitors to its stand (F38), where you can see some of its superior medical gas technologies and equipment packages. BOC Healthcare designs and engineers its medical gas cylinders in line with clinical progress, meeting the unique needs of ambulance crews and first responders. The company’s lightweight, integral valve cylinders demonstrate BOC’s unrivalled commitment to improving ambulance crew performance, reducing costs, and optimising patient care. The company’s oxygen and ENTONOX one-litre cylinders, for paramedics on bikes or in cars who are first to arrive at an incident, make use of the very latest materials for superior performance and lightweight portability. Carrying as much gas as possible, while not increasing the size of the cylinder, is important and convenient for paramedics. By increasing cylinder pressure BOC has maximised the amount of gas that can be carried. As a result its ENTONOX cylinders have the highest gas capacity available in the market today for standard onelitre and two-litre size cylinders. This gives added reassurance for paramedics and patients as there is less chance of running out of gas, or having to swap cylinders during patient transport and treatment. BOC Healthcare also supplies a range of emergency resuscitation equipment designed not just for use by medical professionals but also by appropriately trained first aid personnel. A wide range of emergency care equipment is available, including Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), pulse oximeters and the company’s LIFELINE oxygen kit. Having immediate access to the right emergency equipment along with the right training for those first on the scene has the potential to save lives.

DS Medical: Stand M30

BOC Healthcare: Stand F38

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CJ Medical Ltd: Stand N43 HT-Roller™ Lateral Turning Device.

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DS Medical – for all your medical supply needs Whether you’re looking for everyday first aid items; fully equipped emergency ALS response bags; ambulance equipment including stretchers, AEDs and cardiac monitors; or are looking for personal equipment like epaulettes, shears, pouches and badges then DS Medical on Stand M30 is a must visit.

medical consumables and equipment to help find the best solutions for you. The company offers an extensive product range via its website and always works hard to help its customers to find what they need, when they need it.

Premier response bag Why choose DS Medical? ‘Supporting Professionals That Care’ since 1979, DS Medical was established by emergency service personnel and is an ISO 9001:2008 quality systems company. Its friendly team is always willing to advise on the company’s range of

Bariatric evacuation equipment Hospital Aids is pleased to be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show for the third year running, to showcase its innovative range of emergency evacuation equipment and moving and handling aids. This company’s stand will include the popular Bariatric EvacMat, which has been on the market for a few years now, and its latest innovation, the EMS Bariatric Evacmat, which was launched successfully at last year’s show.

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The EMS EvacMat has been designed specifically for use by the emergency services and has some very clever additions, not available on the standard model, which help emergency service personnel to overcome many of the problems they have to face when dealing with very large people. Both EvacMats are an ideal choice where evacuation or movement of a large individual is concerned, as they provide a solution to body mass stabilisation, while enabling crews to slide them to safety, including down staircases, without the need for heavy lifting involved.

Alison Hayward, Sales Consultant from Hospital Aids, said, “We are pleased to be participating at The Emergency Services Show, after the successful launch of the EMS EvacMat at last year’s show, and we look forward to displaying our products and demonstrating for the attendees how effective and user friendly they are.” Hospital Aids: Stand P43

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Surgical dressings and first aid supplies Reliance Medical is one of the UK’s leading trade distributors of high quality surgical dressings, healthcare products, medical equipment and first aid supplies. Customers can be confident of the company’s firm commitment to continuing to build a network of distributors within the UK and support them to its fullest ability. CoolTherm™ Professional Emergency Burns Dressings are designed and manufactured by Reliance Medical Ltd. With unique products such as the revolutionary CoolTherm™ Hand Dressing with Finger Separators, CoolTherm™ soothes the burn, cools the heat, eases the pain, stops the burn progressing and protects against contamination. Utilising a specially

formulated cooling gel, combined with medical grade non-adherent, CoolTherm™ is benchmarked to the accepted industry standard, with over 20 years safe use. Other products in Reliance Medical’s innovation showcase include: the new and improved TraumaFix™ dressing, designed for major bleed traumas. The dressing now includes a ‘pressure pillow’, which increases the pressure to stem major blood flow; and the Mediana AED, the choice of the NHS with adult/paediatric mode switch without any pad changes. Reliance Medical: Stand N24

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Military inspires trauma care breakthrough A manufacturer of emergency medical equipment is showcasing its range of innovative military inspired lifesaving products. TyTek Medical produces compact, pre-hospital emergency medical supplies for trauma care. The company’s Solihull born Managing Director, Chris Tyler,

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) provides trauma training for emergency care providers with a framework stressing rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. ITLS is proud to introduce the 8th edition of the ITLS Provider manual, International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers. The new edition, to be released in September 2015, has been updated and refined to reflect the most effective approaches to the care of the trauma patient. With the latest thinking on spinal motion restriction, haemorrhage control and the use of TXA, emphasis on capnography, and much more, the 8th edition continues ITLS’s tradition of excellence to ensure providers get the most out of the few minutes they have to save patients’ lives. ITLS also offers specialised certification courses. Train in military casualty care with the ITLS Military 2nd edition programme that combines the fundamentals of ITLS trauma assessment and treatment with recent military innovations. Or take your trauma training online with ITLS eTrauma. ITLS eTrauma presents the eight hours of ITLS provider classroom lectures in a self-paced, flexible online format. Follow up with an eight-hour, in-person ITLS Completer Course to earn ITLS Provider certification. International Trauma Life Support: Stand D4

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is returning to his home region to exhibit an innovative medical breakthrough at The Emergency Services Show. TyTek will present an advanced Thoracic Valved Decompression Needle – TVDN. This is a reliable solution for treating a tension pneumothorax injury, or sucking chest wound. Current methods for treating this injury include the application of a plastic seal over the chest wound to inserting a needle catheter into the chest to drain air out of the chest and relieve pressure. However, successful application of a traditional pneumothorax needle has proven difficult to achieve. Chris Tyler said, “This is a very exciting time and we’re looking forward to a good response to TVDN from first responders. Initially our proven emergency medical products were engineered for military medics to provide emergency first aid and now they are in demand by emergency services all over the world.” Tytek Medical Inc: Stand R11

www.tytekmedical.com

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Trauma training for care providers

The 8th edition of the ITLS Provider manual, International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers, will be launched in September 2015.

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Immersive 4D training New for 2015, Lewis’s Medical Supplies will be opening its doors to the new Promedsol Immersive Training & Resuscitation Academy – ‘PITRA’ at the company’s Head Office in Manchester. Selected instructors from across the globe will develop and deliver simulation-based critical care and resuscitation courses in the ProMedsim 21st Century classroom, developed by the ATACC Faculty and Promedsol. The ProMedsim provides immersive 4D environments at the click of a mouse, but will also offer unique virtual reality medical training never seen before. This is indeed a world first for medical training and will also provide a platform to develop the next generation of clinical simulation facilities.

To find out more about more about ProMedsim and all the products and services Lewis’s Medical Supplies has to offer visit Stand F33 at The Emergency Services Show 2015. Lewis's Medical Supplies: Stand F33

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Increased confidence in airway management Successful airway management is one of the most important and difficult tasks emergency medical services (EMS) perform. To secure a patient’s airway, endotracheal (ET) intubation is the gold standard, but the complex and unpredictable nature of EMS cases adds to the challenge of performing a quick and successful ET intubation. Studies show that video laryngoscopes can improve laryngeal view and help increase Physio-Control is EMS confidence and success in the UK distributor the field, by providing paramedics for the McGRATH MAC EMS Video with a maximised view of the Laryngoscope. airway, even when the condition of the patient or scene prohibits them from obtaining a sufficient direct view. ®

Physio-Control is the UK distributor for the McGRATH® MAC EMS Video Laryngoscope. Designed and manufactured by Aircraft Medical, it combines direct and indirect laryngoscopy to give paramedics the confidence that they have the right tool for every intubation. Unlike many video laryngoscopes, the McGRATH® MAC EMS is based on the familiar design of a traditional laryngoscope, with the added benefit of a video camera and screen. This incorporates both direct and indirect laryngeal views without the need for paramedics to learn a new skill. From routine to extreme airway situations, in paediatric or adult cases, multiple disposable blade options provide the same familiar curvature with an anterior camera angle.

Technology you can trust MEDACX is an ISO 9001-2008 Quality Systems Company and a leading UK supplier of innovative portable medical monitoring devices, sensors and safety diagnostic technology. The company’s range of products includes: emergency defibrillators, AEDs, emergency transport ventilators, automated chest compressors, CPR devices, capnography, capnometers, pulse oximeters, anaesthesia gas monitors, gas sampling lines, vital sign monitors, breathalyser and drug testing technology, temperature sensors, flow sensors, SpO2 probes, training services and technical support. MEDACX technology is used by: NHS hospitals, Home Office, Police, prisons, probation services, resuscitation teams, anaesthetists, BASICS, first responders, paramedics, ambulance services, search and rescue organisations and fire and rescue services. At The Emergency Services Show 2015 the company will be featuring: its range of professional emergency automated external defibrillators (AEDs); emergency transport ventilators for adult/paediatric/neonate; plus its acclaimed portable Capnography technology, CapnoTrue, including the world’s smallest Non Dispersive Infra-red (NDIR) mainstream EMMA Waveform Capnography. MEDACX Limited: Stand C64

www.medacx.co.uk

Physio-Control UK Sales Ltd: Stands D10 & G4

www.physio-control.com

Improving outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest patients Celebrating 75 years in 2015, Laerdal will be unveiling its recent innovations in quality CPR training and defibrillation. Exhibiting alongside Philips, both companies will display their commitment to improving outcomes for the sudden cardiac arrest patient by strengthening the Chain of Survival through solutions that support the emergency responder. Visitors are invited to try out their CPR skills on the next generation Resusci Anne and Resusci Baby with QCPR manikins to see how the facilitation of real-time feedback on the core parameters of CPR (compression depth, release, rate, ventilation rate and volume) allows responders to measure and assess their performance for improvement and retention of this important skill.

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Linking training to therapy is the core principle behind the integration of Laerdal’s CPRmeter into Philips’

internationally market leading defibrillators, FR3 and MRx, through which professional responders have the latest CPR feedback and Quick Shock technologies at their disposal to ensure resuscitation therapy is optimal and in accordance with quality guidelines. Laerdal will also be unveiling its SonoSim® ultrasound training solutions. These breakthrough products are designed to simplify ultrasound education by providing integrated didactic instruction, hands-on training, and knowledge assessment. Laerdal Medical Ltd: Stand L37

Visitors are invited to try out their CPR skills.

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Protecting people and property with Strongest Signal SIMs Humberside Police face all the challenges of serving a diverse population in urban and rural areas. One challenge – protecting potentially vulnerable victims – has led them to deploy Manx Telecom’s Chameleon Direct Strongest Signal SIMs to provide a fast and effective response in what can be life and death situations. Whatever the reason, a vulnerable person can be the subject of a range of offences such as harassment, physical assault or sexual attack.

“It can be a very flexible way of protecting people,” says Gary Woolston, Technical Support Manager at Humberside Police. “The vulnerable person gets the reassurance that help is just a call away, but they can live their lives without an intrusive police presence. For the police, it means we can provide effective protection only when needed, freeing us to deal with day-to-day police work.”

In the four years Humberside Police has used Chameleon-powered alarms the technology has proved its worth. “There's no question that the alarms, have saved lives, caught burglars, prevented arson attacks, and saved individuals from constant harassment,” says Gary. Chameleon Direct is simple to set up, easy to operate, and scalable. Ordering new, replacement, or additional SIMs is easy, and billing is straightforward. No bundles, no subsidised or special handsets – just the best possible mobile coverage, regardless of location. Chameleon Direct is available from Manx Telecom, a market leader in providing strongest signal mobile connectivity for the UK market. Manx Telecom: Stand Q44

www.strongestsignalmobile.com

Resilient connectivity The police have a responsibility to protect vulnerable people, and Humberside Police’s use of alarms with Chameleon Direct Strongest Signal SIMs enables them to do just that, quickly and effectively. Often, alarms need to be deployed at short notice, or in locations where landlines are not appropriate, and an alarm with an embedded SIM can be the best solution. The type of alarm can vary, from a panic button activated by a victim, to a passive or silent alarm, which alerts the police without an intruder knowing. However it is being used, Chameleon Direct SIMs automatically select the strongest signal in any given location, to offer the best possible level of coverage at all times.

It’s not only people who are at risk, Humberside Police also uses Chameleon Direct’s Strongest Signal SIMs in alarms in a variety of domestic and industrial buildings. Alarms are placed in locations where there’s a risk of theft or arson, and at sites where high value capital equipment is at risk of theft or criminal damage. Alarms are also used to protect unmanned crime scenes to ensure that no one tampers with evidence. The stakes are high in every sense of the word, and it’s vital that an alarm gets its message through, unhindered by any variation in network coverage. “No single network can guarantee to provide 100 percent coverage in every location,” says Gary. “We wanted something which would give us the most resilient connectivity, and Chameleon Direct gives us just that.”

Excelerate showcases satellite and wireless technologies Excelerate Technology is a leading provider of data, video, voice and internet via satellite and wireless solutions on board incident command vehicles and across incident grounds. At ESS2015, the company will be showcasing its latest integrated resilient communications solutions for incident management, including:

Command vehicles Experience Excelerate’s satellite and wireless based communications technologies integrated into new generation command and control vehicles. New for ESS2015, the company’s virtual reality suite will allow visitors to experience a fully immersive experience of the company’s on-board integrated communications technology.

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Incident ground communications The innovative Command Pod is a portable central communications hub, operating independently of a vehicle, enabling users to rapidly deploy a resilient data network for the transfer of data, video and voice to and

from the incident ground. Also ‘Reflex’ – Excelerate’s rapid response resilient communications solution for first responders. This vehicle-mounted communications pod allows personnel to access and share information in real time.

Live video streaming Learn more about the benefits of UAVs for achieving 360-degree aerial views at incidents and video streaming to required locations. Excelerate will also be demonstrating body-worn video, and ‘Sherpa’, its automatic pole-climbing camera and communications system providing a rapid deploy CCTV surveillance and data relay solution. Excelerate Technology Ltd: Stand G28

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Due diligence on rugged devices Words: Peter Molyneux, President of Getac UK. For emergency services professionals, the ability to transmit and view data from a device that can withstand challenging environments could prove the difference between life and death. That means securing the right device is a critical decision. However, not all rugged hardware suppliers are alike, and any tactical or economic advantage derived from using rugged mobile devices could be erased if the hardware is not supported by a fullyservicing supplier. Procurers looking to bring the best hardware into their service must perform extensive supplier due diligence before committing to purchase. Rugged device procurement has the potential to be complicated, as refreshes typically only take place every three to five years – a time period that often means there has been a quantum leap between legacy systems and what is now available on the market.

The right questions to ask The complexity of procurement, however, can be reduced greatly by asking some simple questions during the tendering process. The first question to ask is: what does my supplier actually do? Organisations should not buy hardware from a firm that simply rebadges existing product. Getac owns and controls every element of the design and manufacturing process for its devices, meaning its tablets and laptops are guaranteed to deliver the best performance and ruggedisation possible, which ensures efficient field operation through reduced device failure. The next question to ask is: what is the supplier’s pedigree? Past custom and repeat business are good signs of the quality of a supplier and its devices. Getac works with emergency services across the world – in the UK, notable customers include the Scottish Ambulance Service and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, while Getac devices can be found around the world in operation with organisations such as the Italian Red Cross. Thirdly: where is the supplier likely to be in the future? Imagine the problems that would be caused by needing to have a device repaired, only to find the supplier has gone out of business less than a couple of years after the purchase. Getac has been producing rugged computing devices for more than a quarter of a century. Furthermore, Getac also has a long-term roadmap developed in close collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, two of the world’s most important computing brands. A procurer should also ask: do you carry out repairs in the UK? A service that involves sending hardware to mainland Europe, or even further afield, is not appropriate when you need a working device returned as soon as possible. Getac has a dedicated service centre in Telford that can provide collection, repair and return within six days, minimising downtime.

Selecting the right supplier In summary, selecting the right device for your operations is more than just about selecting the device with the right technical specification – it is also about selecting the right supplier. The old adage ‘you don’t know if you have a good supplier until you have a problem’ still rings true. By asking a few simple questions and performing due diligence checks, you will be able to find a quality vendor who not only provides the technology you need at the right price point, but will also work for you and provide you with the peace of mind that you have made the right long-term decision.

www.getac.co.uk If you would like to discuss any aspect of your rugged computing solution requirements, call 01952 207 221, e-mail: Sales-Getac-UK@getac.com or visit www.getac.co.uk

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Primetech to launch new systems with improved capabilities Primetech is proud to be supporting the world’s best emergency services with cutting edge communications solutions and highly effective fire fighting technologies. A key new Primetech-developed product being launched at The Emergency Services Show 2015 is the radically new MultiNet Comms portable, batterypowered communications system. This system, housed in ruggedised Nanuk cases, provides, in a highly portable package, Ka-band mobile satellite broadband, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for live-streamed aerial imagery gathering, incident ground Extender Nodes for delivering COFDM Mesh WiFi throughout all sectors of incident grounds and between multiagencies, plus private cellular networks.

a specially adapted version of the Cobra Cold Cutting system. A new, expanded and more powerful version of Primetech’s Resilient Communications Trailer will also be launched on the Primetech stand this year. This new version, in addition to providing flexible Ka-band satellite and wireless communications, will also feature the complete MultiNet Comms system as an on-board

The Primetech Rapid Intervention Vehicle (shown with MultiNet Comms system units) will also be on the Primetech stand (G70).

capability. The trailer is towable by vehicles of any kind, and allows emergency services to receive the full benefits of mobile satellite and other communications systems, plus a UAV, without incurring the expense of full-size Incident Command Units. Primetech is the first European company selected by C-Com Satellite Systems Inc of Canada to be a European Authorised Service Centre. Authorised Service Centres must meet a number of very strict service and technical criteria.

Live-streamed video via UAV The use of UAVs to deliver live-streamed video imagery from above and around incident grounds is a huge breakthrough. The MultiNet Comms system features rechargeable swappable battery packs for long duration operations, and has mains and vehiclepowered options for full portability. Also on the Primetech stand (G70) will be the Primetech Rapid Intervention Vehicle System, a platform-neutral solution supporting faster fire suppression and a more efficient use of resources using

The portable Primetech MultiNet Comms system, featuring UAVs and battery-powered Ka satellite broadband, is being launched at The Emergency Services Show.

Primetech (UK) Ltd: Stand G70

www.primetech.co.uk

Push-to-Talk Grow your business over 3G through mobile messaging BroadNet systems has the solution to a long term problem – a nationwide/worldwide Push-to-Talk (PTT) over 3G radio system using industry purpose handsets similar to that of the TETRA system. BroadNet is a Push-to-Talk (ROIP) over 3G service provider, the only company to be offering this in the UK. The handsets and service are available for use by anyone requiring long-range communication. With no contract fees or monthly charges, simply ensure the SIM card is topped up and GO! A simple yet effective design of handsets allows easy use of the PTT service. The handsets look, feel and operate like a two-way radio, but with the ability to operate anywhere with a 3G signal or WiFi. The company’s biggest seller, the BN001 handset, is an Android device, giving the customer full function of a mobile smartphone and easy use of the PTT system, plus long battery life and other added features to assist users in their daily roles.

Textlocal Messenger platform is the UK’s number one in business mobile messaging, gifting businesses with the power to contact their customers in seconds by text message. Textlocal specialises in driving ROI and customer satisfaction from sector to sector with groundbreaking text message features including short codes, mobile tickets, voucher, loyalty cards and surveys. The company’s goal is to empower all UK businesses to use opt-in text messages to grow their business by instantly communicating with customers, members and employees in a cost effective way, that doesn’t require technical expertise.

Big on innovation and product development, and 165,000 customers later, the company’s continued success caught the attention of the leading global provider of mobile services IMImobile and a successful acquisition was announced. This integration of the Textlocal Platform and the IMI mobile engagement product portfolio means deeper IT integration projects or bespoke and managed services for all clients, while leveraging the global footprint for both companies. Textlocal: Stand M26

www.textlocal.com

MTMS Broadnet Distributor: Stand N69

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Communications for confined space rescue m-Comm MK2 is a versatile voice communication system designed for confined space rescue. The MK2 system includes extra safety features, noise reduction and wireless connectivity. The system retains m-Comms’s proven reliability, flexibility and rugged design for harsh environments. Optional wireless mobile units allow full voice communication up to 10m from the guide wire. Each wireless mobile unit can be paired with a handheld unit, base unit or an integrated communications reel. m-Comm provides rapid and high integrity speech communications in any underground or confined space. Favoured by many mine rescue teams worldwide, typical range from base station to cable reel is 1km and systems have been successfully deployed over a 10km range. Simple to deploy and use, multiple handheld units clip on anywhere along the lightweight guide wire (life line) and provide communication between each other, the base unit and integrated communications reel. All units employ press-to-talk protocol to ensure safe, unambiguous voice communications.

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Customer focused solutions

Key features include: set up in minutes – anywhere; approved Intrinsically Safe for mining and industrial use; works in places where radios don't; operates from a few metres to up to kilometres; wireless unit gives 10m range from the guide wire; and it is lightweight, robust and water immersible.

APD will be demonstrating its contact management and telematics solutions. CORTEX, ASPIRE and ARTEMIS can be used end-to-end operationally and across your organisation to realise significant business benefits and cost savings as well as improve service levels delivered to the public. APD is a global leader in control room, mobile information, resource location and tracking solutions. It specialises in delivering mission-critical and businesscritical solutions to organisations within the public sector, transport, security and logistics industries. The company’s solutions are used in over 100 mission critical sites across the UK, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Innovation is the very essence of APD – over 30 years of experience in communications technologies within the emergency services is testament to that. APD’s success is based on a simple philosophy – listening to customers. The company works with its customers to create an understanding of their business and develop this into real solutions that work.

Trolex Ltd: Stand C1

APD Communications Limited: Stand B28

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Connected cars for police Increased efficiency in the field

Westbase Technology, partnered with Panasonic ProServices and Vauxhall Specialist Vehicles, has been working to deliver on-the-road connectivity to create ‘mobile police stations’ for UK forces. In order to spend more time in the community and better inform officers on the road, forces have been investing in mobile technology that allows them to access command and control systems and databases, and access desktop applications and intranet – all from their cars. The solution consists of the Panasonic Toughpad and Westbase’s Cradlepoint CORIBR600 and IBR1100 routers to provide reliable, secure, on-the-road connectivity by creating a hotspot in and around the vehicle. The solution has enabled the deployment of automatic number plate and facial recognition technology too, helping forces to quickly identify vehicles and suspects of interest with greater accuracy “There is no doubt that we are seeing the business and community benefits of these devices. They improve our access to information, which improves our crime intelligence and arrest rates. They also make our officers

more visible,” said Detective Chief Inspector Damien Kennedy of Hertfordshire Constabulary. (Quotation courtesy of Panasonic Toughpad Case Study) Westbase and its partners deliver this solution to forces across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

People demand a lot from first responders. You need to be fast, efficient and dependable. So why expect any less from the equipment at your side? Operating from Stand P46, Brother will be showcasing its innovative range of portable printing equipment – built to get the job done, wherever, whenever, so you can get on with yours. No more delays out in the field. No more unnecessary trips back to the office and added cost. A Brother mobile printer can save you time, hassle, and most importantly money.

Westbase Technology: Stand E73

www.westbaseuk.com

Mobile toolkit of choice Panasonic Toughbook is a leading supplier of business ruggedised laptops and tablets. Operational procedure in the emergency services is quite literally a matter of life and death. Acting efficiently and effectively at the scene of an incident can be the difference between a successful outcome and a tragic one. So many organisations in the emergency services sector are turning to Panasonic Toughbook as their mobile toolkit of choice. Panasonic Toughbooks are able to operate in conditions where other devices simply fail. Because of their connectivity, field professionals are constantly in direct contact with data, applications and office-based support teams. Panasonic Toughbooks also have a newly designed battery and

specially adapted power management system, which allows up to eight hours of running time from a single battery charge, vital for long shifts and demanding work. And because they can deliver multiple functions, in the most mobile and reliable form factors, this saves time, effort and cost. With the ability to support your operations at the scene of an emergency, in your control rooms and throughout your organisations, Panasonic Toughbooks play a vital role in the life-saving work your workforce carries out, day after day. Panasonic Computer Products Solutions: Stand G8

www.toughbook.eu

Come along to the Brother stand and the company will be happy to show you what’s possible – from its rugged RJ range with IP54 certification against dust and water, to the world’s thinnest self-contained mobile printer and the popular mobile A4 PJ series, which is used by various police, ambulance and fire and rescue services throughout the UK and beyond. Brother UK Ltd: Stand P46

www.brother.co.uk

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Reliable mobile technology For emergency services, working more efficiently is not about cutting costs. It’s about protecting communities and saving lives. Finding technology that is reliable and powerful enough to support the critical processes performed every day is a challenge in itself. Add in the often extreme environments faced and reliability becomes a mission critical need. Xplore Technologies develops rugged tablet PCs combined with workflow specific peripherals upon which police, fire and rescue and ambulance staff on the front lines can depend. Designed to stand up to wear, tear, inclement weather and more, Xplore provides the integrated features that enable the constant

Inspections – save time, improve accuracy and keep communities safe by automating task intensive inspection workflows. On Stand P11 at The Emergency Services Show 2015, Xplore will be showcasing the broadest range of rugged Windows and Android tablets available in the market and introducing its newest fully rugged tablet PC, which will be launched at the event. Xplore Technologies: Stand P11

www.xploretech.com communication and access to information needed to keep emergency services responsive and safe at the point of incident: • Emergency response – gets crews on-site faster with better information. Improves communication and documentation for better incident outcomes • Incident management – empowers emergency services personnel to capture and manage missioncritical information with secure, reliable and easy to use mobile technology

Engaging digital display vehicles Media Displays is revolutionising how both private and public sector organisations interact and communicate

with their target audiences. The company’s eye-catching and engaging digital display vehicles never fail to catch people's attention; having the ability to show graphics, messages in multiple languages, video and live feeds, all with audio. The company is busy supporting policing initiatives across the UK, for example, resulting in arrests and convictions in three homicide cases, tracking down bail absconders and also arresting shoplifters, after their faces have been displayed on its screens. The company’s screens are also used to increase public confidence when forces use them to show the public the criminals who have been recently convicted in their

community, thanking them for their support in catching them. In 2014, Media Displays was featured on the Channel 5 programme ‘It Takes A Thief To Catch A Thief’ where Richard Taylor, a famous reformed shoplifter, and Will Davis, a policeman, demonstrated how the company’s digital display vehicles are a powerful new weapon to name and shame offenders, suggesting that police forces across the country should use its services. Media Displays: Stand OS409

www.mediadisplays.tv

New 4G/LTE rugged tablet launch Handheld is a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and the fastest growing company in this sector. The company’s products are used in a wide spectrum of field applications, often in the most demanding and harsh environments. With over 25 years of experience in the rugged industry, Handheld has successfully implemented mobile solutions for almost every type of businesses. All Handheld products have memory, storage capacity and processing power to handle the most demanding

applications and include integrated GPS, WAN, Wi-Fi and BT. Every product carries IP65 or above IP-ratings and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for water and dust ingress, drops, vibration and extreme temperatures.

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With a strong network of dealers in multiple vertical markets throughout the world Handheld’s business partners supply complete mobility solutions to businesses such as public transportation, logistics, geotech, construction, service and maintenance, forestry, military and public safety. Handheld will be announcing a new, small form factor 4G/LTE rugged tablet at the show and showcasing the updated Algiz 10X Windows 4G/LTE full size rugged tablet along with the new Nautiz X8 rugged PDA and the ground breaking Nautiz X1 Rugged IP67 smart phone. The Handheld headquarters are based in Lidköping, Sweden. The company has local offices in the UK, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. Handheld UK Ltd: Stand K34

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Improved patient journeys Specialist and medical care vehicles put to the test Eagle International Ltd is a leading UK supplier of bespoke ambulance and specialist vehicles to private medical and healthcare markets worldwide, supplying a range of conversions throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The company understands that quality and ergonomic design is paramount in creating a bespoke ambulance conversion. That’s why its conversions feature the latest designs, technology and materials resulting in a flawless conversion, manufactured to your specifications. Eagle International’s dedicated design team ensures your needs are met in every aspect providing the perfect working environment. Irrespective of size, all ambulance operators need to sustain high levels of fleet availability and patient care. Ambulance vehicles must provide highly efficient, functional and safe environments for the delivery of care and treatment to ensure the wellbeing of crew.

Eagle International delivers ambulance conversions that improve the patient journey and the medical care they receive. The company’s bespoke conversions include A&E, HDU, PTS, specialist vehicles, bariatric capable ambulances, armoured vehicles, mobile clinics, command and control vehicles, 4x4 extraction vehicles, military ambulances and rapid response vehicles. Eagle International Ltd: Stand OS77

www.eagle999.co.uk

Surf rescue boat makes waves in flood rescue Arancia Inshore Rescue Boats have been helping to keep beaches safe around the world for the last 37 years. Made in New Zealand and used by the RNLI, Surf Life Saving GB and numerous international lifesaving organisations, it has a proven track record saving thousands of lives worldwide in often extreme conditions. This pedigree borne from its exceptional handling in white water has made the transition from the surf to flood rescue a simple one. Arancias are hand built for quality, performance and safety, meeting ISO 6185 Inflatable Boat Standards, ISO 9002 Quality Assurance & EU Recreational Craft Directive (CE Mark). The A380s come with adjustable foot-straps, tow rope, anchor, tool bag, two stowage bags and a padded carry bag as standard with optional extra carrying handles, SOLAS tape, rubbing strakes and towing bridle. The unique shape creates a highly manoeuvrable craft, while the removable GRP floor and inflatable keel allows the boat to be rolled up and easily stored or transported in a vehicle. The A380 is best powered by a 25 or 30hp engine with specifically designed stainless steel propeller and prop deflector for flood and river rescue work, which complements the shallow ‘V’ keel with V-strip creating the superior handling capabilities. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service purchased an Arancia in 2009 and has been enthusing about it ever since. Recently Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) also acquired its first Arancia. Paul Godwin, DSFRS’s Specialist Rescue Manager, said, “The Arancia is proving to be a very versatile and stable craft, which is deemed to be able to meet the demanding conditions faced by crews when undertaking flood and river rescues. The craft supplied by Rescue Marine Services is especially suited for training inexperienced

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It is over 50 years now since Volvo started supplying vehicles to the emergency services in the UK. The company is one of the few car manufacturers to offer factory modified vehicles, for use in this sector. All vehicles supplied have been tested in emergency driving scenarios by Volvo’s engineers to ensure that they perform in some of the harshest situations. Volvo is able to provide fully equipped police, ambulance and fire vehicles as a turnkey solution through its UK based approved converters, working with its customers from quote to delivery. In addition, the company offers a dedicated blue light aftersales back-up service to ensure your vehicles remain mobile. If you require model information, a quote or would like to try one of Volvo’s blue light equipped demonstrators, please don’t hesitate to call 01628 422214 or e-mail: vcuksv@volvocars.com The Volvo Emergency Services Team will once again be attending the Emergency Services Show this year. Volvo Special Vehicles: Stand H60

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crews in boat handling as it is a safe and forgiving platform in the delivery of swift water rescue boat training.” Paul O’Sullivan, from R3 SAR, which had an Arancia on loan for 18 months, said, “Having used the Arancia as part of our Swift water and Flood Rescue boat training fleet it has certainly shown itself to have a key role in inland swift water/flood rescue boat operations. Its size and manoeuvrability are ideal when operating in limited space/high energy water and the large sponsons provide better stability and support than would be expected in a boat this size. Additionally, its light weight makes launch/recovery much easier and is particularly useful if the boat needs to be carried a short distance from one area of flooding to another.” You can see the Arancia as well as the specialist flood rescue propellers, prop deflectors, fuel tanks and engines at the show and, through a partnership with Surf Life Saving GB, a flood rescue Arancia is available to borrow should you want to trial it. Rescue Marine Services Ltd: Stand OS78

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Reliable and robust rescue boat finds favour with the emergency services Pioner Boats will have two different models displayed in the outside area of the show.

This inexpensive and exceptionally durable polyethylene safety/rescue boat manufacturer has found huge favour with many rescue organisations, including fire and rescue services, police forces, coastguard and ambulance services. Both approved by Det Norske Veritas and available under MCA coding, the Pioner ‘Multi’ is a 5.2m model featuring: unique lowering bow door; 30knot performance; 1100kg payload capacity; huge uncluttered working deck; and a draft of only 20cm makes it perfect for shallow water operation. The ‘Steady 400’ is an exceptionally robust 4m model,

which is incredibly durable and unbelievably stable. Complete with integrated safety grab lines this is an ideal rescue/working platform. Pioner Boats offers a serious solution for those needing a tough, long-lasting and inexpensive solution to their safety boat needs. Please visit the company’s stand and talk to Tony Kortens who is a mind of useful information in this market sector and is always willing to help. Pioner Boats UK: Stand OS510

www.pionerboats.co.uk

Flexible one-stop-shop approach to vehicle hire and management environment in which they deliver and the importance of reliability, asset availability, quick turnarounds and reducing downtime. SHB is able to provide a true one-stop-shop approach to vehicle management and supplies tailored flexible solutions 24/7, 365 days of the year.

SHB is a family owned and operated company providing vehicle hire and management for nearly 50 years. It has the most diverse fleet in the UK of over 14,000 vehicles, ranging from golf buggies, cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs and plant. It has the largest 4x4 hire fleet in Europe and the biggest hire fleet of HGV tippers; crane lorries in the UK.

SHB Hire Ltd: Stand OS85

www.shb.co.uk Winner of the Fleet Van Awards 2014 for Van Rental Company of the Year and Supplier of the Year, SHB specialises in tailored, flexible solutions and offers clients options including, spot, flexi, long-term hire, buy and lease back options and new and older fleet. The company supports a wide range of market sectors, such as blue light, local and central government, infrastructure services, facilities management and utilities. It understands the operational demands and the

Refurbished amphibious vehicle showcased in impressive fleet display Rapid Response Rescue Service boasts an impressive fleet of rescue and support vehicles, which include fully equipped 4x4 ambulances, Pinzgauer 6x6 ambulances, 8x8 Argocat and RIB rescue boats, as well as the newest addition, an amphibious six-wheeled drive Alvis Stalwart complete with 1.5-tonne hydraulic crane. The ex-military Stalwart will be part of the display at the show and Rapid Response MD Rob Flexer is looking forward to demonstrating its capabilities. He said, “Despite its pedigree, the Stalwart adds a significant further dimension to our rescue and support services. It can get virtually anywhere to rescue anyone stranded or can deliver sandbags and other essential supplies during floods or snow.”

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Headquartered in Cheltenham, Rapid Response was set up in 2007 to support Cleeve Care Group’s home care teams – assuring that 100 percent of scheduled

visits were successfully made, even during severe weather. Rapid Response has since grown considerably, and in addition to providing ambulance and rescue services to its private clients, it now delivers emergency rescue assistance to the NHS and local authorities as well as conventional blue light and PTS services. CQC regulated and approved by the BAA for airside and inter-country transfers throughout the UK, all Rapid Response vehicles are accompanied by highly trained paramedics and ambulance technicians. Rapid Response Rescue Services: Stand OS454

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Innovators in ambulance Chassis to suit every interior design service Globalforce is a family run business that has been working in the transport industry for the last 10 years. Over the last year the company has developed a new style of ambulance interior and is now ready to go out to the market place. Using the Fiat chassis, Globalforce has developed an ambulance interior to take the ambulance service to the next level. The interior is made entirely of GRP, which is manufactured on site by Globalforce at its unit in Harlow, Essex. All of the interior lockers are constructed from robust GRP to a polished finish, and painted with anti-microbial paint in a calm blue. The locker hinges and locks are of marine quality stainless steel. Integral hand rails are beneath the lockers and flow with the seamless design. The company’s ambulances have many innovative ideas, including an oxygen integral storage system, with document compartment, plus room for grab bags and a glove dispenser. Due to the high risk of superbugs throughout the health service Globalforce can install an antibacterial fogger system to cleanse the ambulance at the touch of a button, after every patient transfer.

Globalforce’s ambulances can also be used for bariatric transfers and transferring children with the new NMI adult to child seat design. Wheelchair storage can be built in and seating layouts are to customer specification. Seats are movable and removable using a track system. This has been an exciting project for Globalforce over the past 12 months and the company is rightly proud of its quality and bespoke design. Globalforce: Stand D60

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Rugged dependability With possibly the world’s most famous name in inflatable boats, Zodiacs are widely respected for their rugged dependability. They regularly appear in news reports from the world’s worst disaster zones; whether aiding victims trapped by floodwater or negotiating turbulent waters to perform a rescue, boats from Zodiac Milpro have earned the trust of the emergency service personnel who depend upon them. Since the 1930s Zodiac has originated most of the major milestones in the development of the modern inflatable boat. The company has now become the world’s principal manufacturer of inflatable and semirigid craft for emergency service and military applications and more than 20,000 Zodiac Milpro boats are now used daily by over 80 military forces across the globe.

Zodiac Milpro is headquartered in Paris and supports customers in the UK emergency services through its long-established sales and service centre in South Wales. The company now has professional teams focused on supporting the most demanding professional and military customers and has ISO 9001 approved production facilities in Spain, Canada, UK and USA, where its range of over 60 different boats is built. Each location is staffed by experienced research, development, sales and marketing teams whose aim is to ensure that customers can find the boat they need at prices that suit their budgets.

Volvo Trucks offers a vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services, from the tough, agile, Volvo FL and FE to the highly-flexible Volvo FM. The company understands the special requirements your vehicles must meet, so its entire range is available with a large range of axle configurations, cabs, trims, horsepower ratings – all perfectly matched to a manual, automated or automatic gearbox. As a consequence of over 45 years’ experience building fire fighting vehicle chassis and working with many of the UK’s leading bodybuilders and equipment suppliers, Volvo can create a vehicle specification that meets every option and variation you might require. Volvo’s cabs adhere to the Swedish BOF10 cab test – the toughest yardstick in the industry - which is stricter and more comprehensive than current EU legislative requirements. Volvo can also offer competitive, flexible leasing agreements and a range of maintenance services to suit all budgets. “The new Volvo truck chassis range is easy to customise to suit every individual fire sector need. It is an invaluable all-rounder that does an equally brilliant job whatever and wherever required,” said Richard Osborne, Key Account Manager for Volvo Trucks, UK & Ireland. Volvo Trucks: Stand OS414

www.volvotrucks.co.uk

Zodiac Milpro UK Ltd: Stand H34

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Ambulance conversions equipped with the latest technology Established for over 25 years, O&H specialises in the design and build of PTS ambulances, A&E ambulances, rapid response and other bespoke emergency vehicles. Exhibiting on Stand OS49, O&H will display its A&E Ambulance, PTS and practitioner vehicle conversions. All O&H conversions are customised to exceed each customer’s needs while meeting the vigorous CEN standards. Developed with several NHS trusts, the flexible design of the conversion’s storage facilities ensures the efficient use of space and creates a well organised, professional workspace. O&H A&E vehicles are equipped with the latest touchscreen technology, making operation easy and efficient.

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O&H was the first UK converter to attain European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval on a van based A&E vehicle. Built and designed with both East Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service, they are of the highest standard and have full Fiat chassis backing and design rights from Fiat headquarters. O&H Vehicle Conversions also offers a large range of fully tested and certified PTS ambulances compliant to CEN: 1789 based on vehicles from Renault, Vauxhall, Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen and Mercedes. O&H Vehicle Conversions: Stand OS49

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Low voltage Vehicle conversion, LED maintenance and repair lighting Labcraft is a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bright, energy efficient low voltage LED lighting for the commercial and emergency vehicle industries, with a strong reputation for innovative high quality solutions. Utilising the latest Cree LED technology, Labcraft will be demonstrating a range of LED products that are twice as bright as last year, backed by the market leading Labcraft 10-year warranty. The company will be exhibiting a range of high light output LED lighting solutions that have become first choice for emergency service professionals. Among the lighting on show will be the LED Scenelite range, which provides a bright, widespread light source with coverage of up to 50m2, with a choice of three lighting levels from which to choose.

Halls Electrical carries out installations, maintenance and repair of emergency service vehicles. The company currently undertakes vehicle conversion and maintenance work for many of the UK’s ambulance trusts, fire and rescue and police services, local and national government departments along with subcontracting to major defence projects, Formula 1 and World Rally teams. This service also includes full de-commissioning of the vehicles at end of life and is also available for vehicles converted by companies other than Halls. Halls offers a one stop shop facility for the conversion of both overt and covert response vehicles, officers’ cars and rescue vehicles, to include racking and storage, livery and signage, all forms of mobile communications, including analogue, digital and mobile data terminal (MDT) systems. The company can supply and install on board CCTV to monitor driver and external incidents as well as external covert camera systems with encrypted hard drives capable of recording video and images while the vehicle is in use.

Halls is also an Eberspacher and Webasto main dealer for installation and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems. It is also an approved installer for vehicle tracking, telematics, fleet management and navigation systems and holds a TEA2 licence for the installation of TETRA radio systems Halls Electrical Ltd: Stand M74

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Improve your asset control with Keytracker The Flux LED Flat Panel range, with unique anti-glare light guide, has recently been launched, offering a slim surface mounted light source with a choice of different lighting levels, including trauma and night light options, with CEN compliant units also available. Labcraft also offers a bespoke OEM lighting design service for projects, which require specific performance characteristics or styling. The company’s design and technical team will be pleased to discuss any custom projects that you have. Labcraft Ltd: Stand F63

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Established in 1996 and based in the West Midlands, Keytracker Ltd provides cost effective mechanical and electronic key and asset control systems that ensure improved security and management. The Mechanical Pegboard systems are a simple and cost effective way to manage your keys. Using the simple Peg In-Peg Out system, authorised personnel can quickly identify individuals, teams, shifts or departments. The Keytracker Electronic Key Management systems offer an enhanced level of security, incorporating the latest technology and easy to use admin software for a complete key audit trail. The ability to physically restrict access to certain keys is also available, along with report and alarm options and added security features, such as fingerprint or breathalyser access.

Both systems prevent keys being misplaced, allowing authorised personnel to see exactly who has which set of keys at any time and ensure complete management of all keys and assets in the workplace. Keytracker Ltd: Stand N55

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Custom made canine comfort Lincolnshire based company Lintran, based at Faldingworth, near Market Rasen, came away with the winning entry in the Best New Gundog Product Category at the Shooting Industry Awards, held on 14 May 2015 at Brandon Hall, Coventry. The company’s entry showed the new Lintran Dog and Gun Maxi Range, which featured a Transafe™ lockable equipment storage unit and easy to use and well ventilated extended custom dog box with a safety gap flap. Lintran, established in 1988, has recently been involved with International Motors and has secured orders for its range of pick-up vehicles, which are

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becoming more and more popular with dog owners. The company, which has supplied systems to the police, fire and rescue services, Ministry of Defence, HM Prison Service and Customs, local authorities, and many other professionals, has also recently supplied several Dogs Trust vehicles. Lintran offers a universal dog box range, a custom made range and a full kit out service for any style of vehicle or van. Lintran Total Transport Systems: Stand A78

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Safe and secure storage Future is bright for the collapsible traffic cone Viewbrite Europe Ltd is a leading supplier of heavy duty, collapsible traffic cones. First launched at The Emergency Services Show in 2012 these revolutionary traffic cones have received a glowing response from emergency services across the UK and Ireland, saving much needed space and weight in utility vehicles. With over 10,000 cones sold in the UK and Ireland, Viewbrite Europe Ltd is now supplying to a broad range of organisations and sectors, including: police, fire and ambulance services, search and rescue, facility and traffic management contractors as well as national utility companies, councils and government departments. The cones have been designed to British Standard and are fully compliant with UK Traffic Regulations. Made from a highly reflective and durable fluorescent orange waterproof material, the cones are self-weighted with a black base made from recycled rubber, and are the same height and dimensions as standard rigid cones. Working in partnership with a lighting specialist, Viewbrite Europe Ltd is currently developing a warning light system to accompany the Viewbrite Collapsible Cone. Viewbrite Europe Ltd: Stand N29

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Making its debut at the show, Quick Fist Clamps & Ties Ltd (QFC) offers a safe and secure solution for in/on vehicle storage, especially when immediate access is a top priority. Although available in the UK over last six years, mainly sold in the 4x4 enthusiast market, QFC now offers the whole range, stocked in depth and readily available in quantities large and not so large. The clamps are manufactured in the USA from the same material as

car tyres (EPDM). QFC’s Managing Director, Chris Brown, has been a close working colleague of Don Polak, the inventor, for a number of years. There are 16 different products in the range, which can securely hold objects as small as a AA cell torch and large as a water barrel, as diverse as rifle, fire extinguisher, long arm jack, axe, chain saw, gas bottle, brushes and shovels. In fact, you name it and QFC will have a clamp to fit. Seeing, and feeling, is believing, so visit Stand OS90 to receive a sample pack and complete product details awaiting you in exchange for your business card. Quick Fist Clamps & Ties Ltd: Stand OS90

www.quickfistclamps.co.uk

Keep moving in extreme weather conditions John Jordan Limited is exhibiting a range of products, which help to keep vehicles moving on snow and ice, or on tough cross-country terrain. It doesn’t usually take much snow or much of a hill before most vehicles, probably using quiet and fuel efficient summer tyres, start to slip. So what are the options for keeping going in snowy weather? AutoSock are reusable vehicle snow socks, sold in pairs, which use friction technology and high tech materials to keep vehicles moving in snow. They’re available for almost all vehicle tyre sizes – cars, vans and HGVs – and are pulled over the driving wheels when the road conditions look particularly tricky, or after a vehicle has got stuck. They’re easy to store in-vehicle – a packet of AutoSock is about the size of a folded shirt – and fitting them is obvious, requiring no special knowledge or training. If you’re likely to be driving on compacted snow or ice then it’s best to use snow chains. The Swiss SpikesSpider system is ideal for the emergency services –

they’re the quickest and easiest chains to fit and to remove, and are exceptionally hard wearing and reliable. For trucks, have a look at Maggi’s chains, which are as quick and easy to fit as car chains, which means surprisingly quick and easy! AutoSock and Snow Chains: Stand M59

www.autosock.co.uk

Power and control capabilities for blue light, orange light and beyond... Antares TDC designs, implements, supplies and supports auxiliary electrical power and associated control/data systems within the professional vehicle and off-grid markets. Visit Stand D2 to see the work the company undertakes with the ambulance and fire and rescue services and other professional vehicle and off-grid applications.

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Antares TDC is proud to have had its ASM3 power management system specified by London Ambulance Service on its latest build, ensuring that all vehicle batteries are in optimum condition for powering life-saving equipment; all achieved alongside the new, managed alternator systems. Within the fire and rescue service, the company’s range of solutions is more diverse: • CANBus control platform: can increase the functionality of vehicle sub systems by saving space, reducing weight and expanding their accessibility with multiple nodes

Dynagen PTO power system: adopted across Europe over the last decade for resilience purposes, it is perfect for exporting power on demand where no mains source is available at an incident Parallel inverters: currently used in service running submersible pumps, plus Antares will be demonstrating its next generation of power chargers.

Antares TDC: Stand D2

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4x4 looks to establish hard top brand Established in 1967, Sammitr Motors Manufacturing Public Company Limited began as a small Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplier, manufacturing car and truck body parts, moulds and fixtures to the automotive industry. Positioned as a ‘one stop logistics solution provider’, Sammitr has established itself as a leading brand name for dump trucks, trailers, semi-trailers,

specially designed trucks, steel canopies, and accessories for pick-up trucks. Sammitr designed the first ‘SMM Steel Canopy’ in 1995. The company now supplies Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, Isuzu and Volkswagen with hard tops for commercial and leisure use. Direct 4x4 is the UK’s sole distributor working alongside Sammitr to showcase this fantastic product to the public and private sectors with the aim of growing the brand into the global number one choice.

This all-in-one solution offers an abundance of features, saving on time and drastically reducing installation costs. In addition, the Woodway team will be on hand to demonstrate the best of its range, such as the new Whelen Freedom IV LED Lightbar, the latest version of the popular Whelen Freedom Edge Series. The Freedom IV Series features advanced linear super-LED optics, the new DYAD™ two-level technology and 360° of contiguous light, and is available in a variety of options to meet all needs. To see both of these exciting new products and many more, visit Stand OS61.

RoadPro, a leading supplier of specialist 12V/24V products for vehicles, will be exhibiting a variety of products at the show. Of special interest to emergency vehicle operators will be the EZA LiFe4 power pack, which ensures reliable 12V or 24V power in all situations. The EZA unit has many advantages over lead-acid batteries, in particular its ability to recharge quickly using only the vehicle’s engine and the built-in charging circuit. RoadPro is the UK distributor for Coleman airconditioning units, which provide high output with low power consumption. The range includes 230V units as well as roof-mounted 12V/24V versions for use when a 230V supply is not available. Police, ambulance and fire and rescue services across the UK use RoadPro’s discreet and reliable satellite TV reception systems. Camos camera systems have been fitted to hundreds of London ambulances as well as many other emergency vehicles, where reliability is essential. New models are available, which offer 360-degree vision around the vehicle, making them ideal for larger vehicles where vision is restricted. Other products to look out for are 12V/24V plugs, sockets and adaptors and solar power systems, specially designed for vehicles.

Woodway Engineering: Stand OS61

RoadPro Ltd: Stand J43

www.woodwayengineering.co.uk

www.roadpro.co.uk

Direct 4x4: Stand L50

www.direct4x4.co.uk

All-in-one emergency warning solution With 35 years’ experience in the emergency equipment industry, Woodway Engineering’s name has become synonymous with quality and reliability. Offering outstanding, class leading performance in audible and visual warning equipment, Woodway’s range provides first class protection to emergency personnel who operate in the most demanding and hazardous conditions. Visit Woodway’s gazebo at The Emergency Services Show 2015 to see the latest in emergency warning technology, including the recently released CenCom Sapphire UK™. Designed specifically for the UK emergency services market, the CenCom Sapphire™ UK is the ultimate siren and light control unit catered specifically to the needs the emergency services.

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Premier power management Carnation Designs manufactures industry leading power management and control systems for special purpose vehicles. In July 2015 the company proudly entered its 21st year supplying advanced electronics to the emergency services, where its products have been proven to be robust and reliable while working in the toughest environments.

genisys™ is the culmination of many years’ experience in vehicle auxiliary electronics management, swapping the traditional ‘switches and relays’ approach for a modular, intelligently designed system. At the ‘front-end’ Carnation presents vehicle operators with high quality switching interfaces, which may be physical keypads, integrated digital interfaces or

standalone touchscreens. In the background, however, is where genisys demonstrates its true capabilities, monitoring vehicles’ auxiliary electrical functions and power consumption, and taking action using program logic bespoke-configured to each and every build. genisys makes Carnation’s customers’ vehicles perform to their exacting preferences while ensuring power is always available for critical functions and vehicle starting. The product’s load-shedding functionality prioritises power for where it is needed most, helping to eliminate vehicle downtime. Carnation’s expertise extends into CANBus interfacing and third party system integrations, including, most notably, those with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) and telemetry systems. genisys is the premier power management system for emergency service vehicles. Carnation Designs: Stand OS17

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When asset management is key... Morse Watchmans key control and management solutions provide you with total accountability of all your vehicle and facility keys by securing, controlling and tracking physical keys and small assets. KeyWatcher® keeps each key locked into place inside a stainless steel

cabinet using a locking device with an integrated chip. A pin code, access card and/or biometric identification are required for access. All activity is tracked, with audit trails and management reports available. The ‘notes features’ can also be activated on the touch system, enabling users to enter (through a QWERTY keypad) examples of ‘mileage’, ‘vehicle condition’, ‘contractor details’ further enhancing the use of keys with that specific user. Systems configured with numerous key modules and lockers can be networked and expanded or reconfigured as needs change. Features include ‘KeyAnywhere’, permitting the return of any key to any KeyWatcher cabinet in a system and ‘FindKey’, which allows queries to quickly locate a specific key, determine what keys have not been returned or when a key will become overdue. For any organisation with physical keys, Morse Watchmans key management solutions are an essential risk mitigation tool. Morse Watchmans UK Ltd: Stand H43

www.morsewatchmans.com

ANSMANN full of bright ideas ANSMANN is a total systems supplier, continually developing new battery, charging and handheld lighting solutions for customers from many different industries including emergency services, military, medical, sport, mobility and communication sectors. A team of experts will be on hand at the show to give advice on the various battery chemistries and approvals that may be needed for your particular application. Building local relationships with customers is key to the success of any project and ANSMANN has a friendly team in the UK ready to help. Battery pack assembly takes place in the company’s ISO 9001 quality accredited factories with the pack assembly line also being accredited to medical EN ISO 13485, providing customers with the assurance of a reliable and conscientious supplier.

Charging solutions ANSMANN offers various charging solutions, from intelligent consumer battery stations to bespoke charging solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Accurate charging is very important for safety and protection and ANSMANN offers advice on the various charging technologies and their recommended recharge times, etc. A large range of standard consumer and professional LED torches that are used by the military and emergency services can be seen in detail on the ANSMANN website and some on Stand A5. Stock is held at ANSMANN’s distribution centres in the UK and Germany. Ansmann UK Ltd: Stand A5

www.ansmann.co.uk

‘V’ shaped lightbar promises 40 percent more light output The Valor LED lightbar from RSG is the first and only non-linear, low profile LED lightbar available in the UK;

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a lightbar that, with 40 percent more light output, increases visibility, optimises performance and reduces risk in any emergency situation. As an emergency services vehicle approaches a junction its lights and audible devices notify oncoming vehicles through three stages: detection, recognition and response. The Valor lightbar improves response time in comparison to linear lightbars. The unique, patented ‘V’ shape was engineered to outperform at 45° and 90° angles, critical for road junction clearing. The addition of aerodynamic vortex fins to the underside of the lightbar increases fuel efficiency while reducing wind noise. The Valor also

boasts multi-coloured LED technology – each module can be illuminated blue, amber, red or white. The unique optical design of the Valor ensures it exceeds current ECE Regulation 65 requirements, with the electronics having e-approval. The lightbar comprises 24 LED modules with integral reflectors to maximise the lumen output for full light coverage. It has a low power option, is pre-loaded with standard emergency flash patterns and operates at 12V only. RSG Engineering: Stand C33

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Intellitec keeps you in control Intellitec MV Ltd designs and manufactures electrical DC and AC systems for builders, converters and fleet operators of specialist vehicles. Intellitec’s unique products are used for battery power management, and programmable control of electrical systems in a wide variety of applications, including frontline emergency service vehicles, command units and many more specialist applications. The Intellitec Battery Guard system has been used on over three million vehicles worldwide and guarantees battery starting power. The system is fitted on all UK fire and rescue vehicles and is specified and approved by many major fleet operators and vehicle builders. Mobile power generation is another aspect of the

agent for the Whisper Power range of diesel generator systems. To help fulfil the need for ever greater on-board electrical power while at the same time improved fuel economy and reduced impact on the environment, Intellitec has also designed a comprehensive range of Solar and Li-ION vehicle systems. Intelllitec’s stand at The Emergency Services Show will display a vehicle fitted with the company’s new IPLC plug and play electrical task and power management system. Intellitec portfolio for both vehicle and land based requirements. Intellitec is the UK sales and service

Intellitec MV Ltd: Stand OS1

www.intellitecmv.com

4x4 accessories and hard top canopies NLG wholesale is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of 4x4 accessories and, in particular, hard top canopies across all brands of pickup trucks. Accepted as an original equipment supplier and operator of dedicated online portals for the likes of Ford, Mitsubishi and Isuzu and with over 1400 canopies in UK stock at any given time, NLG offers every conceivable design and version

of hardtop canopies from world renowned manufacturers such as Aeroklas, Carryboy and Alpha. Features can include side opening gullwing doors, solid rear tailgates, central locking, plug and play wiring, as well as side windowed versions. These can be supplied at the most competitive pricing available, at short notice, from the company’s own warehouse.

New products, also of special interest to those involved in the emergency services, include a new heavy duty auto locking slide out bed suitable for all pick up brands, allowing heavy items to be safely slid out of the back of the pickup for ease of accessibility and be locked into position. Please visit NLG’s stand to see the hardtop canopies as well as this innovative product in action. NLG: Stand P1

www.nlg.co.uk www.4x4at.com

A unique combination of logistic and emergency support EKA Limited has 40 years’ experience in developing and delivering specialist vehicle recovery equipment and winching systems for the military and emergency services. Addressing specialist requirements and applications, the company’s equipment has successfully supported personnel in demanding markets and theatres across the globe from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Asia. By combining best of breed winching and control system technologies, with proven recovery methodologies and novel engineering solutions, EKA develops reliable and supportable

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solutions to complex requirements. Squad Asset Track Limited offers a carefully tailored range of asset monitoring, tracking and recovery devices. The company’s product range helps its customers overcome the bewildering spectrum of programmability, functional control and communication protocols available on the market. Customisable, highly programmable, durable and incredibly compact, Squad Asset Track’s devices are trusted by businesses across the world to help track valuable assets and monitor their condition. The company’s secure, cross platform

software makes real-time monitoring of vehicles, aircraft, maritime vessels, even personnel, a commercial reality. Bringing their specialist fields of expertise and experience together, EKA Limited and Squad Asset Track Limited offer a unique combination of logistic and emergency support equipment and services. EKA Ltd & Squad Asset Track Ltd: Stand Q49

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Keep your vehicles on the road this winter ROTOGRIP® is an automatic snow chain system, which has been specifically designed for commercial and emergency vehicles. The automatic snow chain system can be fitted to light and heavy commercial vehicles, such as road haulage vans and trucks, buses, emergency services and public transport vehicles, to name a few. The automatic snow and ice chain is deployed with just a flip-of-a-switch from the driver’s seat, while the vehicle is in motion. ROTOGRIP® enables commercial and emergency vehicles to reach their destination regardless of bad weather. Can you afford to not be able to drive this winter? RUD’s automatic snow chain system will reduce downtime and increase efficiency and safety in those treacherous winter months. ROTOGRIP® has the ability to work as well in reverse as it does in forward, providing excellent traction at speeds as low as (3-4mph) and is designed for a wide range of vehicles and suspensions.

Fit and forget drawer systems SlideandTilt Ltd’s introduction of complete fix and forget drawer systems have steadily gained a greater market share throughout the emergency vehicle sector; builders and brigades have welcomed the innovative design and installation ‘straight out of the box’.

The automatic snow chains offer immediate safety at the flip of a switch, helping you get to your destination in perilous wintery conditions. Keep your vehicles and fleets on the move this winter with RUD ROTOGRIP® automatic snow chain systems. RUD Chains Ltd: Stand J44

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APB Mobile comes of age • After 21 years in the industry, APB Mobile Installations has had its busiest year to date. The company has completed many blue light conversions, including special projects completed for fire and rescue services. Conversions have included vehicles for doctors, paramedics, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, Buxton Mountain Rescue, Royal Veterinary College, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, ESS Safeforce, IBI Group, BARC and Ecotricity (Next Generation) Ltd. Installations have included: CCTV, awnings, diesel heaters, Airwave radios, telephone kits, Sortimo racking, livery, blue lights, split charge systems, head lamp flash, rear reds, lightbars, fridges, internal lighting, scene lights, Road Angel trackers, two-tone sirens, switch controllers, and much more.

• • • • • All installations are individual to the end user, and APB’s aim is to make the vehicle as useful and as ergonomic as possible, saving time, hence saving money, all with health and safety in mind.

Key features include: Quick and easy installation: hassle free ordering, just the tray or locker size and the system arrives ready to fix into the vehicle Strength and reliability: heavy duty, up to 350kg per drawer, years of proven reliability Bespoke sizes: sizes and specification to customer requirements Cost effective: manufacturing innovations allow prices to be kept low Corrosion resistant: all parts aluminium, stainless steel or engineering grade plastic Maintenance free: no need for greasing or oiling. If needed a quick jet wash with water UK made: manufactured in SlideandTilt’s new custom built, environmentally friendly UK factory.

APB Mobile Installations Ltd: Stand OS408

SlideandTilt.Com Ltd: Stand B29

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Safety Isolation Transformers – are you legal and your crews protected? Wiring Regulation emphasis on PME (Protective Multiple Earth) mains supplies have implications for estates managers and fleet managers alike. In addition to its popular Auto Eject, Battery Charger and Battery Management range, Ludo McGurk SVE will be showing its expanded range of Safety Isolation Transformers. These have been introduced following a greater emphasis on vehicle crew safety in the latest Wiring Regulations BS7671:2008 Amendment 3:2015; vehicle charging sites that utilise PME bonding.

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This can have far reaching implications for mains charged vehicle fleets across the UK. With many vehicle charging sites using PME bonding, the Wiring Regulations highlight potential safety issues should there be a break in the neutral line from the

substation. Section 717.411 covers this in more detail, suggesting options, however the fitment of a Safety Isolation Transformer in the vehicle appears to be the most cost effective to ensure compliance and user/crew safety. The Ludo McGurk SVE range now covers 23 units, from 5A to 32A, including Step-Up, Step-Down and Dual Voltage input – single voltage output. Ludo McGurk SVE: Stand J48

www.LudoMcGurk.co.uk

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New torches and power Hazardous upgrades from COAST area portable lighting USA torch-maker COAST will be launching several new additions at the show including its new G9 low-cost inspection torch, HP5R pocket-sized rechargeable/focusing torch kit and the company’s new POLYSTEEL range of super-tough, fully waterproof, adjustable focusing torches. The added strength of POLYSTEEL stems from a unique design with a stainless-steel core running through the torch heat-wrapped with a toughened polymer outer casing. POLYSTEEL models are available in three sizes up to the POLYSTEEL 600, producing an impressive 620 lumens and all three models, the company says, are very competitively priced.

The good news continues with power upgrades to 15 of COAST’s most popular existing products, including several products already widely used within numerous UK police and fire and rescue services. Upgrades include the highly popular HP7R rechargeable/focusing torch kit, increased by 49 percent in lighting power with an extended 352m beam-distance. Full demonstrations will be given on all COAST torches, head-torches, lanterns and multi-tools during the show, plus visitors to Stand B7 will have the opportunity to make trial purchases at special show prices for a wide selection of COAST products, all of which are covered by COAST’s five-year warranty.

Coast LED Torches (BBB): Stand B7

www.bbb-leisureproducts.co.uk

Sheer portable brilliance Peli UK has built a reputation for high quality, reliable protective cases and lighting products for emergency services, which are the choice of professionals. Stand H9 will be lit up with Peli’s rechargeable area lights. The Peli 9490 LED will be launched at the show. Designed as portable scene lighting, the 9490 offers rechargeable LED light with no trailing cables. It features a 10 LED head that extends above 1.8m to allow a wide area light. The mast can be rotated and the head angled to position the light where required. The unit has three pre-set light levels: high, medium and low, or the user can select their preferred run time, up to 24 hours, with the intelligent control mode. The new version of the 9410 rechargeable LED hand lamp.

This self-contained system is easy and quick to set up and uses a rechargeable and interchangeable battery. With an extra battery, available as an accessory, the user can double run time.

Wolf Markerlite is a self-contained high visibility LED visual warning indicator.

Wolf Safety is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hazardous area portable and temporary lighting, offering the widest range of ATEX and IECEx certified explosion protected lighting and power distribution systems designed in the UK for safe use in potentially explosive atmospheres worldwide. The company supplies the UK’s emergency services – fire fighting and hazardous area response teams – with rechargeable and primary cell LED torches and handlamps for breathing apparatus kits, personal issue and general-purpose use and temporary LED scene lighting. See the new Wolf Markerlite, a self-contained high visibility LED visual warning indicator to clearly highlight personnel and hazards in explosive atmospheres. Ideal for use as personal identification on protective headwear and clothing, and marking escape route, exit and equipment, the Wolf Markerlite is ATEX certified for safe use in potentially explosive zone 1 (IIC/T4) gas and zone 21 (IIIB/200°C) dust atmospheres. Two replaceable primary coin cells power an ultra bright ‘fitted for life’ LED light, available in three colours (white/red/amber), with switchable flashing or static functions, giving long lasting light output durations. Compact, self-contained and lightweight, the Wolf Markerlite is built for longevity and total reliability. Wolf Safety Lamp Company: Stand H55

www.wolf-safety.co.uk

Upgraded 9410 LED West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) recently purchased the new version of the 9410 rechargeable LED hand lamps. These upgraded models now offer a powerful output of over 1100 lumens on high mode and approximately nine hours of light on low mode. The 9410 hand lamps used by WYFRS have been mounted in their vehicles so the light can be charged when not in use. They can be used for search and rescue, extrication as well as fire investigation. An ATEX Zone 0 version, Peli 9415 LED (Ex II 1 G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga), is also available for use in hazardous areas. Peli Products (UK) Ltd: Stand H9

www.peliproducts.co.uk

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LED flashlights with universal appeal Nitecore specialises in producing technologically advanced LED flashlights with a wide range of applications including law enforcement, search and rescue and forensic detection. Ranging from the Chameleon series, which features high power ultraviolet and infrared outputs, to the mighty TM36, which has a beam range of over one kilometre, there is a model for every user’s requirement. In addition to flashlights, Nitecore also offers a comprehensive range of Li-ion batteries and chargers.

The new UM series chargers can be powered from any USB port making them truly portable and ideal for use in the field. Nitecore – AJC Trading: Stand N39

www.nitecore.co.uk

Award winning five-in-one rechargeable system

Powerful portable LED floodlights Nightsearcher Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of LED portable floodlights (mains voltage also available), searchlights and flashlights. Established in 1989, the company is qualified to ISO9001: 2008 and its in-house research and development allows it to fully develop lighting products to suit any application.

The company is a major supplier to the police, fire and other emergency services, military, railway infrastructure industries, utilities, industrial, councils, sports clubs and more, with products exported worldwide. Currently, Nightsearcher makes some of the most powerful portable LED floodlights (14,000-lumens) in the world, completely replacing inefficient halogen-based lights operating off generators, thus eliminating heat, weight, emissions, fuel, trailing cables etc. Fitted with the latest Lithium-Ion battery technology, the units are ultra-compact and lightweight for maximum portability. As a customer and solutions-led company, Nightsearcher’s policy is to offer environmentally innovative products and to minimise the company’s impact on the environment through sound business practices. Nightsearcher’s continued success and gradual expansion is aided by the dynamic nature of health and safety requirements, coupled with the demands from both new and existing market sectors. Nightsearcher Ltd: Stand L11

www.nightsearcher.co.uk LED Lenser is using this year’s Emergency Services Show to launch the sensational XEO19R, a five-in-one rechargeable lighting system, which works as a head lamp, helmet light, bike lamp, hand torch and emergency light. Astoundingly powerful, the XEO19R will blast 2000lumens up to 300m from two big CREE® LEDs, which for the first time can be independently controlled to provide the wearer with the optimum combination of flood or spot beam. The transformative design of the XEO19R offers a host of further possibilities that will be welcomed by emergency teams long after day has become night. It has its own power box, which can be used to charge a phone, GoPro® or other electronic device on the go – perfect for first responders seeking to minimise on different energy sources for their gear. Already the winner of this year’s Red Dot Product Design Award, the XEO19R is the ultimate lamp for night-time call-outs and will be a welcome addition to any emergency crew’s tool kit.

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As a leading international brand of hand-held torches and head lamps, LED Lenser is renowned for superior German engineering, outstanding performance, and the latest technologies, such as the patented Advanced Focus System and Smart Light Technology. LED Lenser – Ledco Ltd: Stand J40

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Benefits of battery-operated tools Weber Rescue Systems brought the Single Coupling connection to the market eight years ago. Five years ago the company combined this with a new COAX hose system. Then in 2011/12 Weber re-energised the market with its sleek, efficient and compact E-FORCE range of battery rescue tools.

The ‘new’ E-FORCE 2 range of battery operated rescue tools, recently launched at Interschutz 2015, feature a fibre-reinforced ergonomic design drive unit fitted with LED working lights. However, inside the drive unit is where the most important changes have taken place. Advancements in technology, fused with the experience from the research and development team at Weber Rescue’s plant in Austria, has led to the creation of a new high performance and efficient drive system. This new drive system has further increased battery working duration and it is now capable, in some circumstances, of sustaining power for up to 80 minutes; all this while still increasing the performance of the tools.

Cutting edge design

The new ergonomic, fibre reinforced E-FORCE 2 drive unit from Weber Rescue gives the user high performance while extending battery duration.

Weber Rescue has continued the development of blade technology by further optimising the blade and cutting edge design to combat the hard materials in modern day vehicles. The new RSU, ‘U shaped’ blades are high-strength yet lightweight and are fitted with a world’s first, replaceable inserts similar to the original TeamGold RSX Blades.

The new 'U' shape blades give greater cutting capabilities and have been fitted with replaceable blades to reduce service costs for fire and rescue services.

The new range of E-FORCE 2 battery rescue tools can provide frontline appliances with superior cutting capabilities, as well as providing a RTC scene that is free from hose and any potential trip hazards - all reasons for battery rescue equipment to be a serious consideration for all UK fire and rescue services. Weber Rescue UK Ltd: Stand C16

www.weberrescueuk.com

Modular equipment vests PPE, safety gear and rescue tools MC Products UK Ltd, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for the emergency services, is a market leader in manufacturing equipment vests for paramedics, medics, police, enforcement officers, security guards and search and rescue personnel. The company specialises in developing modular systems for interchanging equipment with MOLLE loops suitable for medical pouches and equipment. The modular vest is ideal for use with or without body armour without compromising its use. Also available is a high visibility option, all made from high quality military mesh, with durable and hardwearing qualities. MC Products UK Ltd is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company and manufacturer, supplying a wide range of products, including limb restraints, baton holders, handcuff holders, resuscitator pouch (with contents),

duty belts, belt pouches, belt accessories, CS holders, FP wallets, torches, metal detectors, tactical briefcase, computer case, first aid supplies and a range of holdalls. MC Products UK Ltd, with over 25 years’ experience, works with clients to develop products for the modern day environment and to a high standard. The company manufactures a range of proven products and offers a complete bespoke service.

MC Products UK Ltd (Protec Range): Stand A38

www.protec-supplies.co.uk

Blizzard Survival showcase Blizzard will be showcasing three new products: the AMB, the Toddler Wrap and the nio. The AMB is a high performing insulating encasement for the treatment and prevention of hypothermia. It has access down both sides by means of hook and loop and has a unique adjustable folding hood system. There is a pull cord closure at the bottom completely cocooning the patient. The AMB is available with or without active heat. It is made from three-layer Reflexcell™ and comes in orange or green. It is lighter and the packaging is

smaller than the highly acclaimed and extensively used Blizzard Heat Casualty blanket. Following the huge success of the Blizzard Baby Wrap, designed for newborns, Blizzard is now happy to offer the Toddler Wrap for babies approximately from three months to two years old. Mainly used for retrieval and transfers and designed to prevent hypothermia, the Toddler Wrap is a papoose style blanket made from three-layer Reflexcell™. The company will also be launching the nio intraosseous device, which is exclusively available in the UK from Blizzard.

Vimpex is now fully established as a trusted and reliable supplier of high quality products to the fire and rescue market. This year, there will be many new PPE, safety products and rescue tools on the company’s stand, C6 Representing the latest development in fire fighting gloves in recent years, the FX-1 MAX glove uses PBI MAX outer shell fabric. To complement the gloves, Vimpex will be introducing Völkl fire fighting The FX-1 and rescue boots, which are MAX glove renowned for their comfort, uses PBI MAX. durability and performance. Pacific Helmets boast the widest range of professional safety helmets currently available and on show for the first time will be the new F10 MKV and F15 fire fighting helmets. Also showing for the first time will be the new range of STORM battery-powered rescue tools from TNT. Keeping with the battery theme will be the Blowhard PPV fans, which are compact, portable fans that can be deployed quickly due to their dual power source – built in Li-ion rechargeable battery or external mains power. FLIR thermal imaging cameras, including the new compact FLIR K2, are now available in the UK, backed up with Vimpex’s highly regarded field-based customer support.

Blizzard: Stand Q27

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Vimpex Ltd: Stand C6

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Lyon reaches new highs and protects against the lows Lyon Equipment Limited is one of the largest distributors of specialist technical rope rescue equipment in the UK with both the public sector and volunteers alike using the company’s products. Lyon will be showcasing its latest range of work at height products for professionals in the emergency services sector. As in previous years the Lyon stand will exhibit products in an informative display, showing systems as they would be used, rather than in isolation. Along with the company’s established brands there will be the latest range of Kohlbrat & Bunz roll up stretchers. With a long history of manufacturing high quality medical equipment for both civilian and military specialists across Europe, Kohlbrat & Bunz stretchers provide superior performance and genuine innovation in this field. The RL3000 model will be available to view on the stand. This is the ‘flagship’ model, providing all the convenience of a roll up design, with the option to increase rigidity where the needs of the patient or evacuation route demand. The RL3000 stretcher also comes with reinforced load spreading attachment points made of stainless steel for rapid rigging; and superior Cobra two-stage quick release buckles for patient security.

Fall protection equipment Those seeking personal fall protection equipment will have opportunity to preview the 2016 products from Petzl. Highlights will include Petzl’s new rapid-fit fall arrest harness, and a range of fall arrest lanyards incorporating an energy absorber designed to work with users with a body mass of between 50kg and 140kg.

Training programmes Information will also be available on work at height and rescue training. Working with colleagues in the emergency services, Lyon has developed a range of courses that meet the specific requirements of individual services. Lyon’s three-tier rope rescue training, assessment and accreditation programme is regarded as ‘industry best practise’ by many fire and rescue services, a growing number of which (including Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Hampshire and Humberside) have already taken advantage of the programme. The company also provides annual external quality audits of a brigade’s rope rescue procedures and training delivery. This important new service gives participating brigades the added benefit and security of an external review and report by an industry expert and highly respected training provider.

Lyon’s emergency services course portfolio includes a range of role-specific training for police work at height teams. These courses provide candidates with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively use work at height and rope access techniques to perform specialist roles such as search, compliant protester removal, firearms deployment, hostage and other negotiations, plus covert technical installations. Co-worker rescue skills are also included. Other emergency services courses include work at height training for HART personnel plus product training in the likes of the Lyon Synergy® Pick Off Rescue Kit and the Larkin Rescue Frame. The company’s PPE Inspection courses are also increasingly popular with services choosing to conduct their own thorough examinations of equipment used for work at height and rescue. Lyon Equipment Ltd: Stands M54 & M58

www.lyon.co.uk

Thermal imager range from Thomas Jacks has exceptional capabilities Thomas Jacks Ltd will be showcasing a host of new products, including the latest thermal imagers from L-3 Warrior Systems, Pulsar and Thermoteknix.

The milspec, ultra-compact X640 from L-3.

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The milspec, ultra-compact X640 from L-3 offers 640x480 performance in a tried and tested, fully waterproof bodyshell. The new Pulsar Quantum XD Series thermal imagers offer unsurpassed range performance at the price and include a 50Hz refresh rate and a built-in Stadiametric Rangefinder. The Thermoteknix TiCAM 90 Thermal Imaging Monocular offers a wide-angle, helmet-mounted capability while the TiCAM 600 offers exceptional range capability in a compact, fully featured bodyshell.

Thomas Jacks has been appointed exclusive UK distributor to the emergency services market for the Crib Gogh range of specialist carry gear. Designed with input from a spinal surgeon from the Royal College of Physicians, the company’s products are tested to provide the optimum load-carrying capability while maximising comfort. The latest offering is a full tactical/ballistic vest that offers a quick detach, fully certified climbing/working at height harness, which will be seen for the first time. The patented Cortac CTAV™ (Comfort, Trauma Attenuation and Ventilation) body armour cooling system will be demonstrated alongside the latest in night vision solutions from Cobra Optics, L-3 Warrior Systems, Norotos and Pulsar, plus the latest tactical lights from Energizer and Adventure Lights. Thomas Jacks Ltd: Stand L46

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Nozzle specialist celebrates 25 years Delta Fire will be celebrating a quarter of a century in the fire industry at this year’s Emergency Services Show. Delta is proud to fly the flag for British manufacturers and will be showcasing its highly acclaimed range of cutting-edge fire fighting products, which are now widely distributed across six continents. Already the main provider of fire nozzles to professional firefighters in the UK, Delta’s exemplary reputation in this field is well known. The Attack 100, 500 and 750 series of mainline nozzles represents the latest in nozzle design, incorporating computer aided design technology with high quality UK manufacturing.

Hose reel nozzle The H500ST hose reel nozzle combines automatic pressure and flow controls, through a hydrodynamically assisted slide valve, which provides for a low maintenance, high performance branch tried and tested in front line service over many years. Both Delta’s

mainline and hose reel nozzle ranges incorporate stainless steel spinning turbine teeth producing uniform, dense spray patterns with optimum droplet size for efficient heat absorption. Delta will also be presenting its specialist range of nozzles, including the new Floor Below Nozzle, CAF branch, Shockless Nozzle, Smooth Bore and High Rise Nozzles, plus an insight into the ‘Generation 2’ range of fire nozzles on the horizon at Delta in the near future. Delta will also be showcasing its highly acclaimed Fog Spike System, now adopted by a growing number of UK fire and rescue services as a staple in dealing with compartment fires. The Delta team looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand to explore new business opportunities and partnerships in the coming year.

Chemical advice when you need it For over 40 years, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has worked with the emergency services and private organisations to provide incident response, chemical advice and support with industry compliance. In conjunction with the Department for Transport and the Chemical Industry Association, NCEC also provides UK emergency services with free telephone support through the ChemSafe scheme.

Delta Fire Ltd: Stand E38

www.deltafire.co.uk

NCEC will also be presenting Chemdata®, its industry leading chemical database solution. Chemdata is used by emergency responders to view information and advice on over 53,000 substances and more than 157,000 different chemical names, including: chemical hazards; precautionary advice; protective equipment required; incident mitigation actions; physical properties; and manufacturers’ details. NCEC has recently announced that Hazmat 2016 will be held from 18-19 May 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. NCEC organises this popular annual event in conjunction with Tactical Hazmat. The event provides the perfect opportunity to network with industry peers and gain a wider understanding of the hazardous material issues facing emergency responders and, most importantly, provides practical ways to address them. NCEC (part of Ricardo-AEA): Stand R14

www.ricardo-aea.com

Smaller vehicles drive need for smaller vehicle pumps The new KP vehicle pump from Godiva covers the lower end of the pumping range. With an increased demand for smaller, more cost effective fire appliances, Godiva considered the user requirements and set to designing a new pump for the discharge flows up to 1500L/min at 10bar. This being a Godiva pump, there is a single pressure discharge option, the KP1_1510, and a multipressure option, the KP2_1510. The multi-pressure version has inherited the unique Godiva design of two impellers on a single shaft, a design that always reduces space demands, and nowhere more significant than with the KP pump.

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The KP single pressure pump is on average 40 percent smaller in cubic volume than the competition and the multi-pressure pump is on average 30 percent smaller in cubic volume than the comparable multi-pressure pumps. This frees up valuable space on the vehicle to carry more equipment or reduce the overall payload of the vehicle to reduce costs. Also on display will be the Godiva Powerflow 8/5 and 12/10 pumps, lightweight portables with a powerful performance. Godiva: Stand F2

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A tasty hot meal in minutes

Lighter, stronger, safer rescue ladders

Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd recognised the need to provide a morale boosting hot meal in any situation or incident, where emergency service personnel are kept outside for long periods. In 1995 Hot Pack Self Heating Meals® were introduced, using Canland’s reliable flameless heater to heat a good quality ready to eat meal, vacuum sealed inside an aluminium pouch, in around 10-12 minutes. With a long shelf life, Hot Pack can be kept in a vehicle or stored at base until needed. No refrigeration or special storage requirements are necessary. Hot Pack® and Action Pack® will provide a hot, tasty meal anywhere. Hot Pack and Action Pack give some welcome nutritional support to firefighters, search and rescue, ambulance services, police and many others. If you have not enjoyed the Hot Pack experience yet, give it a try!

Fire Ladders & Equipment will be exhibiting some of its ranges of ladders, equipment and PPE. The company’s Austrian partner, JUST Leitern, is Europe’s oldest and most established ladder manufacturer, and supplies more EN-1147-2010 ladders than any other ladder manufacturer. Fire Ladders’ UK range of BSEN-1147-2010 ladders is proving to be a breath of fresh air for fire and rescue services who want a rescue ladder that is: lighter, stronger, safer, and easier to use inspect, test and repair. The company supplies a full range of sizes, which are fully compatible with all stowage and gantry arrangements. Combined with the ladder’s reduced initial cost, low priced spare parts, reduced service times and no maximum life expectancy; you can be assured of making significant cost savings year on year. Fire Ladders & Equipment is also a distributor and partner for many other operational equipment, PPE, uniform and vehicles ranges, always offering the very best quality items. The company’s support section offers various training, maintenance and care packages. Also exhibiting with on the Fire Ladders stand will be Fire Hose Tec and Robin Hood Water Sports, who will also have their latest products on show.

Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd: Stand L27

Fire Ladders Ltd: Stands OS421 & OS423

www.hotpackmeals.co.uk

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Ultra high pressure fire fighting: the fastest attack Ultra-high pressure (UHP) fire fighting involves using UHP water fog to aggressively attack the ‘gaseous phase’ of a fire and rapidly cool the environment, thereby allowing for safe entry to conduct search and rescue as well as overhaul operations. Traditionally, firefighters have always attacked the ‘fuel’ phase of a fire. Several years ago, researchers in Sweden began experimenting with ‘flashover’ simulators and the ‘gaseous’ phase of fire behaviour. What the researchers discovered was that by flowing an ultra high pressure water fog into the fire’s thermal layer, they were able to inert the fire gases without introducing oxygen. As a result, the interior heat

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dropped significantly in a matter of seconds. With the fire controlled, the risk of flashover eliminated and the temperature reduced to a safe level, firefighters could now make a safe entry into the fire area. Subsequently, other groups have conducted their own research to evaluate the cooling and suppression capabilities of UHP and all have had similar findings. For this article, UHP is defined as over 1000 PSI (>70bar).

UHP theory Water droplets are typically measured in microns. A micron (μ or m) is one millionth of a metre (0.001mm) and is also referred to as a micro metre. Generally, water droplets flowing from a normal pressure hand line range in size from 700-1000μ and by contrast the droplet size flowing from a UHP line will typically fall into the range of 80-150μ. For a given volume of water, therefore, the surface area of UHP droplets is significantly greater than for normal pressure droplets, therefore this greater surface area enables faster and more efficient cooling. Another advantage of smaller droplet size found in UHP streams is they have greater ‘hang time’ in the air, thus enabling the water to better saturate the air and increase humidity. This effect can readily be seen in a side-by-side comparison using a normal pressure hand

line and a UHP hand line. When you point both streams up into the air and then simultaneously close both nozzles, the UHP water fog will hang in the air much longer than normal pressure droplets. It is a well-known fact in fire fighting that if humidity can be built up to 30 percent combustion ceases, the additional ‘hang time’ of UHP coupled with the smaller UHP droplet size makes this possible. KGI Fire Ltd: Stands C26 & OS92

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Cost savings through increased vehicle battery life expectancy As the UK supplier of Lifeline batteries into ambulance services, DMS technologies recently undertook investigations with a leading and top performing service regarding their performance. The company found that the Lifeline GPL31T batteries last a minimum of three years between replacements!

Ambulances are tough applications for batteries – unpredictable discharge and charge regimes are the norm with paramedics understandably more concerned with other issues than battery care! David Claxton, DMS technologies’ Marketing Manager, said, “We specialise in batteries for tough and extreme environments and, although not unexpected, even we were a little surprised by the strong performance of the Lifeline product in such a demanding and essential application.”

Three-year performance means that the services using Lifeline only actually change the batteries once. They are installed by the converter, replaced 3+ years later, and then recycled when the vehicle reaches end of life at around six years. DMS technologies knows that in the public sector a balance between CAPEX and OPEX is key and believes Lifeline can really deliver cost savings. DMS Technologies: Stand E29

www.dmstech.co.uk

Self deploying Hands-on demos of flood barrier Dräger’s safety solutions Flood Protection Solutions Ltd, exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show for the third year running, is the sole UK distributor of the Water-Gate barrier. The company was set up after a Water-Gate barrier protected the founder’s family home from flooding in 2012. The family had previously suffered extensive flooding in 2007.

Dräger will be showcasing its expertise across the emergency services industry, with specialists on hand to discuss product features, service, training and maintenance options. Visitors to the Dräger stand can look forward to seeing innovative breathing apparatus and mask communication technologies, which ensure firefighters are protected and prepared for every situation in which they find themselves. Among the technology on display will be the company’s new fire ground communications range of products, the Drager FPS-COM 5000, FPS-COM 7000,

HPS 7000 firefighters‘ helmet and HPS 3500 tactical rescue helmet. Visitors will also be able to see the PSS integrated safety belt for use in unstable environments or working at height, PSS 7000 breathing apparatus with telemetry and Merlin entry control board. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of Drager applications during the two-day event. Dräger: Stand R37

www.draeger.com

Free standing flexible flood barriers Sandbags are a common sight, yet their success is questionable at best. The modern Water-Gate barrier provides a much better solution and is the perfect sandbag alternative. Water-Gate barriers are rapidly deployable and can save hours of labour. The Water-Gate is unique in that once rolled out, it self deploys. The water lifts the top of the barrier and weighs the base down, forming a seal. The weight holds the water back. By utilising this unique self-opening method, the Water-Gate reduces the effort and number of people needed to deploy the system, making this a truly rapid flood or water diversion barrier, which can even be driven over when deployed but not in use.

The Environment Agency, National Grid, UK Power Networks, Northern Powergrid, SSE, SGN, Network Rail and various councils have one thing in common: all have chosen Geodesign Barriers as their flood protection system. Geodesign has a long, proven record of successful flood emergency responses in the UK, across Europe and all over the world, since the mid 1990s.

BSI Kitemarked since 2003, this easy-to-deploy, flat-packed barrier is available in dam heights of 0.45m, 0.65m, 0.80m, 0.85m, 1.00m, 1.25m, 1.50m, 1.80m and 2.40m. The Geodesign Barrier is free standing and self-anchoring, with no fixtures to the ground. Suitable for communities or homeowners, it can be deployed on any ground surface. This flexible barrier easily adapts to local conditions, uneven ground, angles, kerbs and steps. It can also be deployed in water, if the water gets there before you do. With a lifespan of at least 50 years and strong metal behind the plastic membrane, this barrier can be used many times – giving excellent value for money. Geodesign provides training for best practice and also has a lightweight and portable 3000L/min pump.

Flood Protection Solutions Ltd: Stand N19

Geodesign Barriers: Stand Q7

www.floodprotectionsolutions.co.uk

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Preparing for Latest lines from IMR tomorrow today Ibex Marina Ropes Ltd (IMR), a UK manufacturer of ropes, shock cord and assemblies, will be exhibiting its range of products used extensively by fire and rescue services throughout the UK. In addition to well-established BA, guide, personal, belt, harness and GP lines developed to Home Office standards, IMR will also be exhibiting new developments in water rescue throw lines and floating lines, including COMET 1 for standing water rescue, and COMET 3 for more robust water rescue situations.

In addition, IMR also produces a vast range of assemblies for use in aiding storage of equipment in vehicles and buildings, as well as tooling lanyards in a fluorescent finish. As well as supplying directly into fire and rescue services, IMR also works closely with equipment suppliers to the emergency services, designing bespoke items or working to customer designs, particularly with products requiring shock absorption or dampening. IMR has vast experience in the safety of life at sea industry, from life preservers to assemblies used in evacuation systems. Ibex Marina Ropes Ltd: Stand P72

www.ibexmarina.com

Meet Hooka – the compact pick and carry crawler

Supply+ is a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of safety and security equipment based in Cambridge. Its commitment to innovate and to continue to deliver new developments to its customers is paramount in the company’s thoughts. Supply+ values its customer chain from the OEM to the end user. It is this relationship and their feedback that helps the company deliver new ideas successfully.

Originally designed to move bulk building materials – pallets and one-tonne bags –the Hooka could also be an outstanding workhorse for the emergency services, according to industry feedback. At only 1m wide, yet with a lift and carry capacity of 1.5-tonnes, the Hooka can be used to ship emergency materials and plant into difficult to access locations. Rubber tracks provide excellent stability and minimum ground damage from a machine that only weighs 1.5-tonnes so can easily be towed to an incident behind a 4x4 vehicle.

Suggested uses include: 1. Flooding – moving sand bags from the roadside directly to where they are needed at the front of residents properties, saving valuable time and labour resources in an ‘against the clock’ operation. Moving/installation of compact/bore hole pumps to difficult access locations 2. Storm damage – lifting/moving of fallen trees/building debris to free trapped persons/restore access 3. Accidents – lifting of vehicles to free trapped persons and transport of recovery equipment to offroad incidents. 4. Animals – recovery of livestock/dead stock from waterways, moorland etc 5. CAA – recovery of plane wreckage from remote locations.

Extensive industry knowledge

Hook Up Solutions: Stand L49

The leading supplier of EN1147 ladders in the UK is the AS Fire & Safety brand. Supply+’s extensive industry knowledge along with its commitment to continuous innovation allows the company to develop products that best suit its customers’ demanding needs. The Bayley brand, with swaged rung construction, offers a cost effective solution for smaller ladders with a heritage in the fire industry dating back to the late 1700s. Collins Youldon continues to develop hose reels for both new applications and markets. Some of the latest designs offer the new ‘Universal roller guides’, which reduce footprint while aiding firefighter use. Supply+ exports to over 40 countries, supplying its specialised equipment to its diverse international customer base. The company is committed to designing, engineering and delivering quality products and services based on its advanced industry knowledge.

www.thehooka.co.uk

Supply Plus Limited: Stand D71

www.supplyplus.com

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Take charge of your battery needs Allbatteries UK currently supplies a wide range of standard and industrial batteries, in many different chemistries. These range from alkaline through to lead acid, lithium, NiMH and many more. The company holds over 8000 different lines of batteries in its Central European warehouses and is able to deliver nationwide at multiple sites. Allbatteries UK also has the facility to design and manufacture bespoke battery packs in its UK and Tunisia workshops. The company works closely with its customers to design,

manufacture and deliver battery packs for existing and new applications. Allbatteries UK has been working with the emergency services for many years and to this end, hold various contracts and framework agreements for the supply of batteries to the emergency services. Allbatteries UK Ltd: Stand M1

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Terberg launches multi-purpose emergency vehicle Terberg DTS Fire and Rescue Division, part of the global Terberg Group, will be demonstrating its biggest ever selection of products, innovations and services. The company will have a comprehensive selection of its fire fighting products on display and will be launching its latest innovation, TELSTAR – a unique, multi-purpose emergency vehicle. Terberg will be exhibiting the latest foams from BioEx on its stand and, at the same time, it will also be showing a selection of products from the Leader range of high performance equipment used within fire fighting application. FLIR thermal imaging cameras, including the latest K series rugged hand held models, are also part of the

Terberg product range and will be on display, as too will be a selection of TFT portable and fixed station monitors.

Terberg DTS (UK) Fire and Rescue Division: Stand F67

www.firevehicle.co.uk www.terbergdts.co.uk

Scott Safety showcases recent acquisitions Scott Safety, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of respiratory protective equipment, gas detection and thermal imaging technology, will be on Stand H32 demonstrating how it meets today’s fire fighting needs. With over one million firefighters across the world trusting in Scott Safety’s products, the company has developed a portfolio of innovative and reliable products that will reduce user burden and incorporate real-time telemetry, situational intelligence and communications in hazardous environments. With the recent acquisition of two companies whose design, technology and product creation capabilities complement and enhance Scott’s existing product range – thermal imaging company ISG and gas detection specialist IST Group –

innovation will be very much on show on the stand. As well as demonstrating the Propak Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) range, which offers one of the highest levels of respiratory protection and comfort available, Scott Safety will be also be showcasing some highly anticipated new products for the first time: • The 379bar cylinder, which provides 25 percent more air in situations when you need it most • An exciting new range of portable gas detection products from GMI and Oldham (part of the IST Group), which provide greater accuracy, portability and adaptability in hazardous environments • The X380N thermal imager with ISG Technology – the world’s only camera with hot-spot and cold-spot tracking – enabling firefighters to obtain better situational awareness in a fire scene. Scott Safety: Stand H32

www.scottsafety.com

Portable power tools Milwaukee® Tool Corporation is a leading manufacturer of industrial heavy-duty, portable power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide. Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee® has focused on a single vision: to produce the best heavy-duty power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee® name stands for the highest quality, durable and reliable professional tools money can buy.

Alisdair Couper, Managing Director at Terberg DTS, said, “This year’s ESS is an exciting opportunity for visitors to see the innovative solutions that Terberg can provide to the emergency services sector. It is our vision to provide the industry with a dedicated, reliable and cost-effective service, which exceeds customers’ expectations. Terberg is now recognised as the premier support solution for the global fire industry.”

The cordless M12, M18 and M28 system of power tools are precisely designed to deliver the power, speed, run-time and durability necessary for diverse professional applications. Milwaukee’s exclusive industry leading RED LITHIUM-ION chemistry gives more runtime, more power and more charge cycles. The company also incorporates the original KANGO brand for high quality hammers and breakers. At Milwaukee®, Heavy-Duty is more than just a slogan. It is a promise to offer the best to professional users. Milwaukee® engineers, it doesn’t just design tools. Milwaukee® designs tools to get the job done better, faster, reliably and safely.

Decon specialist Introducing its inflatable decontamination showers in 1996, VersarPPS quickly became recognised globally within the emergency services as a world leader in decontamination equipment. Over the years, the company has continued to expand and develop its range. At this year’s show, VersarPPS will be showcasing a range of new and existing products, which make up its full solution offering. Deployable within minutes and with no additional accessories required, the company’s Rapid Pro shelters and decontamination showers are used extensively worldwide in an array of industries. The Rapid Pro range is manufactured in VersarPPS’s UK factory and, using the capabilities of its in-house R&D team, the company can produce standard or bespoke units to meet all of its customers’ requirements. The OneSuit ET provides excellent protection for emergency teams responding to high-risk Hazchem incidents. The gas-tight suit, which is registered as part of the Consortium Framework, is complemented by VersarPPS’s range of Chemical Limited Life VSuits. VersarPPS’s ISO-CAPsule is designed for the temporary isolation of a person thought to be infected or contaminated. This allows the patient to be confidently transported to hospital or an ICU, with a significantly reduced risk of exposure to the first responder, medical staff, transportation vehicles and surrounding environment. A variant of the ISO-CAPsule has been used worldwide to assist in the 2014 Ebola epidemic. VersarPPS: Stand C20

www.versarpps.com

Milwaukee Power Tools: Stand OS444

www.milwaukeetool.co.uk

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Side scan sonar for search and rescue Kongsberg GeoAcoustics will be exhibiting the new PulSAR side scan sonar. This latest system permits very fast deployment in aquatic emergencies to quickly find submerged objects and victims. Designed for ease of use and including a built in GPS system, PulSAR will image the underwater environment and pinpoint the location of the search target. The system offers a choice of frequencies for short distance, high-resolution imaging and for longer range search settings.

Ideal for rivers, canals and lakes, PulSAR has also been tested in marine environments and is manufactured by a company with a long history of supplying rugged offshore survey equipment. PulSAR has already been acquired by European search and rescue services. The system is priced competitively and includes everything that is required to undertake a survey. Light enough to be handled easily by one operator, PulSAR connects to a standard 12V battery and can run on any laptop. All the necessary software is included, and has been configured to make operation as intuitive as possible. No previous knowledge of sonar devices is assumed or required. This system is essential for all services involved in searching waterways where diver access may not be possible and a rapid response is required.

Meeting the needs of modern emergency services KTC Fire will be showcasing new products including the new Scotty chimney fire kit, wading poles and rescue poles and a new extendable water lance. The company has also introduced a new 10bar slimline airbag, new flood rescue boat and a new USAR stretcher. Visit Stand L80 where you will have a chance to win a bottle of the finest welsh whisky in exchange for your business card.

Kongsberg GeoAcoustics: Stand M37

KTC Fire Ltd: Stand L80

www.kongsberg.com/geoacoustics

www.ktcfire.com

Pop by the instant shelter specialist Gazeboshop, one of Europe’s largest and most respected suppliers of pop up gazebos, instant shelters and mini marquees will showcase its ever-growing range of products. With five grades of frame strength, various sizes and a multitude of colours to choose from, the company is sure to have an instant shelter to suit your needs. Over the years Gazeboshop has worked with a wide range of emergency service providers, including ambulance trusts, fire and rescue services and police forces; supplying them with high quality, robust instant shelters. The company’s pop up gazebos provide the emergency services with instant shelter from the

weather and also serve as a base for their equipment and crew. Their ‘pop up’ design means they are quick and easy to set-up and can be collapsed down to a portable size for ease of transportation.

To help boost support and promote initiatives, many organisations choose to personalise/brand their gazebo, giving them a fantastic advertising platform and great visual impact at events. Unrivalled when it comes to quality, reliability and value for money; all of the company’s gazebos come with a manufacturer’s warranty of up to three years and are 100 percent waterproof, UV stable and flame retardant. Gazeboshop: Stand A2

www.gazeboshop.co.uk

Game changing rescue technology Holmatro hydraulic equipment and systems are used for rescue, industrial and special tactics operations around the world. To make sure that Holmatro users can fulfil their specialised tasks, the company strives to be the best-inclass industry market leader by using game changing technology. Mastering power is at the heart of Holmatro’s vision. Common to all its products is the basic fact that only

The Inclined Cutter CU 5050i is designed for more ergonomic cutting high and low on the vehicle.

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controlled power can be put to use effectively. Holmatro tools allow their users to apply the high hydraulic forces in a practical, controlled and safe way, even if they are used in the most unfavourable circumstances.

Innovations for 2015 Designed for more ergonomic cutting high and low on the car, the Inclined Cutter CU 5050i, with its inclined jaw, eliminates the need to lift the tool high up for a roof cut or to bend over deeply to cut the rocker panel. The most important factor in the development of Holmatro’s new 5000 series spreaders was weight reduction, without compromising quality, spreading force and spreading distance. The result? The new 5000 series is lighter than ever, without concessions and comprises five spreaders with an optimum performance-to-weight ratio. The Holmatro brand stands for excellence in performance, innovation and quality. That is also why the

The new 5000 series spreader is lighter than ever.

company designs, develops, produces and tests its tools in-house. Its production facilities are situated in the Netherlands and the US, with representative offices in England, Poland and China. Holmatro UK Ltd: Stand M62

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High performance hand protection Bennett Safetywear Ltd, the long established Liverpoolbased manufacturer of high performance hand protection, will be using The Emergency Services Show

to launch the latest additions to its well-known Blazemaster® range of structural fire fighting gloves certified to EN659. Based on the success of its popular Blazemaster® Pro-fit™ MKV, the new versions will afford significantly enhanced performance levels for both thermal and mechanical hazards without compromising the high levels of comfort and dexterity associated with the Blazemaster® Pro- Fit™ range. The gloves will be available in a range of styles offering end-users a choice of constructions and reinforcements to respond to their specific operational requirements. Certain new models will also incorporate a membrane and liner retention system, which will avoid many of the problems stemming from traditional waterproofing solutions. Along with its new Blazemaster® structural fire fighting gloves, Bennett Safetywear will be showing its recently extended range of Extricator® lightweight technical rescue/RTC gloves, which are already in service with UK fire and rescue services.

First chance to see new GORE fabric in the UK The Emergency Services Show will be the first opportunity for UK visitors to see the revolutionary new GORE® PARALLON™ System. After several years of research, bringing together its technical expertise from around the world, Gore has developed a solution that removes the need to compromise comfort for thermal protection. The GORE® PARALLON™ System is lightweight, breathable and waterproof, delivering high levels of thermal protection in firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). It reduces the risk of burn injuries and heat stress in wet and dry conditions. The GORE® PARALLON™ System has been developed to specifically combat the risks associated with moisture and heat stress by introducing a unique new solution that incorporates a highly breathable Gore thermal barrier combined with a GORE-TEX® or CROSSTECH® Moisture barrier. The full range of Gore fabrics developed for firefighter protection will be on show at Stand L28, including the GORE-TEX fabric and CROSSTECH fabric moisture barriers, which play a vital role in structural fire fighting garments, USAR suits, gloves and footwear.

All garments that incorporate Gore technology exceed industry standards for waterproofness and resistance to heat and flame. They provide firefighters with an increased level of comfort that is proven to enhance performance. WL Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd: Stand L28

www.gore.com

For the police service, on show will be a new addition to its well-established AJAX™ range of public order gloves, certified to BS 7971-6, and a touchscreen version of its Sentinel™-C leather uniform glove providing Level 5 cut-resistance to EN388. Bennett Safetywear Ltd: Stand N47

www.bennettsafetywear.co.uk

World-class respiratory expertise With more stringent health and safety regulations and an emphasis on cost reduction in the public sector, the Sundström Safety range of respiratory protection offers outstanding safety and value for money. The company’s SR 100 half mask gives both exceptional comfort and face fit and has already been adopted by a number of fire and rescue services and police constabularies. Visit Sundström Safety, the respiratory expert, and see how the company can help make your teams safer and more comfortable. Sundstrom Safety: Stand N63

www.srsafety.com

‘Head to toe’ PPE solution Safequip continues to grow its brand portfolio with two additions: DEVA Fire Tunics and Technical Coveralls and Cobra Fire Hoods. These two brands will enable Safequip to provide a ‘head to toe’ solution for fire fighting PPE. The company will be showcasing a number of new products at this year’s show, including rescue inflatable products for water, ice and soft ground rescue and IONIC branded drysuits and associated equipment.

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The additional brands will no doubt complement the wide range of equipment, which will be on show, including: Streamlight lighting products, Specialised Inflatable Technology, Eska fire gloves, Petrogen hot cutting systems and Kask rescue helmets. Safequip Ltd: Stand OS407

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Lifejackets have multi-agency appeal International Safety Products is a globally renowned brand in the marine safety and emergency services sector and is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of inflatable life jackets, tactical waistcoats and other essential safety equipment. The skill and understanding that goes into every product the company manufactures has evolved directly from its 32 years of experience. International Safety Products is proud to be exhibiting its range of lifejackets specifically designed for fire, ambulance, police and all other rescue services. A highlight product is the new AIS integrated lifejacket range, which combines the Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 device within a series of specialist lifejackets. The device activates automatically when a lifejacket is inflated, communicating with vessels operating in a five-mile radius and also links to a satellite network, massively speeding up MOB (man over board) rescue. Also on display will be a range of tactical waistcoats aimed specifically at the fire, security, police and rescue market as well as the Ocean Signal range of electronics, including AIS, EPIRBs, Sarts and VHF radios. Also on the stand will be Alcares lifejacket lights and Cyalume Chemiluminescent light products. International Safety Products: Stand R58 The AIS integrated lifejacket range.

www.ispl.co.uk

TacTree exceeds all your tactical needs TacTree is a UK based, worldwide distributor of tactical and military equipment, including tactical clothing, boots and footwear, bags, backpacks, torches, knives and multi-tools. It also stocks an extensive tactical medical supplies range, including tourniquets, haemostatic dressings, chest seals, IO needles and complete haemorrhage control kits.

Get a grip On show on the Boot Repair Company stand will be the latest sole technology from Vibram enabling a much improved grip performance in all situations for your work boots, shoes and all outdoor footwear. The new Vibram Friedrich and Zegama soles provide extreme grip in all wet conditions, including tiled or marbled floors. The Boulder Multi Control Tech (MCT) soles provide improved grip on ice and packed snow. The Vibram Zegama is now the choice of many mountain runners.

Whatever your type of footwear come and visit the Boot Repair Company to see how the company can enhance its performance with these new superior rubber soles.

Bring your boots with you No matter how worn out your boots are, the Boot Repair Company can give you an immediate solution agree the price and put your boots in the dump bin on the stand. You’ll get your boots back in seven days, good as new. All repairs are SATRA regulated and are carried out to the highest standard. Finally, the company will have a BootCare/ShoeCare section on the stand, where it will be selling its own top quality polish, high performance fire resistant laces, Haix high support insoles and other accessories. Boot Repair Company Ltd: Stand M17

www.bootrepaircompany.co.uk

The company is proud to be the UK's only 5.11 Select Premium Dealer, which means it stocks the largest range of 5.11 clothing, gear and equipment in the UK and is able to bring customers the best prices and deals both online and through its flagship UK 5.11 Shop in Telford, Shropshire, where you can get your hands on the 5.11 gear and try before you buy. Located in Shropshire, United Kingdom, TacTree’s 15,000ft2 office and distribution facility allows it to warehouse an extensive array of products and is strategically located for excellent distribution and transport routes both to the UK, Europe and worldwide. With an extensive range of tactical clothing and products as well as excellent customer service, TacTree provides an unrivalled service that you can rely on for all your tactical needs. TacTree: Stand OS94

www.tactree.co.uk

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Exceptional workwear performance Carrington Workwear Limited is the largest producer of workwear fabrics in the UK, exporting to more than 70 countries worldwide, with over 60 percent of its products going to new markets. It produces over 35 million metres of fabric annually. Based in Lancashire, the company has over 125 years’ experience of textile processing and finishing. This is supported by massive investments in one of Europe's largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. Carrington specialises in the development of fabrics and finishes with exceptional performance in the most demanding workplace environments. As a result, it has a reputation for innovation, and continues to introduce exciting breakthroughs, new ideas to meet the most stringent performance requirements encountered in

Ethical and comfortable clothing systems Páramo Directional Clothing Systems is an award-winning outdoor clothing manufacturer offering uniquely high levels of performance, environmental sustainability and ethical production. The company’s waterproofs are 100 percent recyclable Polyester, manufactured within the ethical, charitable foundation, Miquelina, in Colombia.

Safety first with Páramo Your team’s safety and effectiveness are paramount: • Páramo keeps you drier and more comfortable than traditional waterproofs – removing moisture from the clothing system far more effectively, in all conditions • Team safety relies on good decision making; cold, wet team members make poor decisions • Fatigue hits faster when you are cold and wet • Páramo helps you concentrate on getting the job done safely despite weather • Páramo waterproofing is indefinitely renewable, offering greater long-term value • Páramo is highly durable, easy to repair in the field and won’t fail when punctured

• Even in the harshest conditions, the system can still recover and dry you out. Páramo has gained a strong reputation within workwear and emergency services markets for delivering performance, comfort and outstanding value. Whether you need a strong corporate image from a hard-working uniform or just need the best performance, Páramo can help.

diverse areas such as heavy industry, light engineering, food processing, retail, distribution, pharmaceutical, healthcare and defence. Working closely with garment manufacturers and rental laundries, the company has an unrivalled knowledge of their evolving needs. Carrington operates a network of offices throughout Europe and Asia, including Carrington Germany, Carrington France, agents throughout Europe and distributors worldwide. Last year saw the opening of the company’s Asian office to support service levels to Asian garment manufacturers. Carrington Workwear Ltd: Stand J42

www.carrington.uk.com

Embed safety in your PPE Visijax specialises in embedding washable electronics (LEDs, sensors, cameras and communications equipment) into clothing, aimed at increasing emergency worker safety through increasing the visibility of their work wear. The company has a range of ‘smart’ vests and jackets aimed at police, fire and ambulance services. Its products have won awards around the world, including Innovation Award honouree at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, and Energy Innovation Awards. Visijax can supply either from its existing range, or make to order. Visijax: Stand K73

Páramo Ltd: Stand M41

www.visijax.com

www.paramo.co.uk

Handmade rubber safety and fire boots Skellerup Footwear is a world leader in the provision of handmade rubber safety and fire boots offering a broad range of products for discerning industrial and emergency professionals. Among Skellerup’s range of rubber fire boots is the Firefighter Extreme, a boot designed to exceed the requirements of The Skellerup Firefighter Extreme the European Standard hand-layered rubber boot.

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EN15090: 2011 for Type 3 Hazardous Environment Structural Fire boots. The 2006 edition of the Fireboot standard was the first to recognise the limitations of leather fire boots in regards to use in chemical/contaminated incidents where leather boots could be permanently impregnated with contaminants, risking injury to the user. The Firefighter Extreme combats these concerns offering maximum protection for users. The Skellerup Firefighter Extreme is a hand-layered boot manufactured from a specially compounded rubber formulae, which has been tested against the vigorous requirements of ASTM Standard F739 for

chemical protective clothing. In addition, the boot is lined with a soft Nomex®/Kevlar® fabric and comes complete with a selection of removable footbeds, which when used singularly or together can offer the user up to four different width fittings – a major advance in comfort. In addition to fire boots, Skellerup offers a full range of industrial rubber safety and chainsaw protective boots all meeting the very latest editions of the European standards. Skellerup Footwear: Stand Q11

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PBI – trusted protection Body protection all over the world from Ansell

PBI Performance Products protects thousands of firefighters around the world in Europe, Scandinavia, Australasia, USA and UK. These frontline professionals place their trust in PBI fabrics to deliver the necessary high performance that keeps them safe. The company’s fabrics are internationally renowned for their exceptional flame resistance and thermal protection from radiant heat, built on a 30-year heritage of technical excellence and innovation. PBI will demonstrate the full range of its protective fabrics at the show, including PBI Gold, PBI Matrix, PBI Max, Gemini XTL and Titan 1260. The company’s specialist ‘next to skin’ fabrics will also be on display: PBI TriGuard fabric delivers excellent protection against heat, flash fire and arc flash; and PBI BaseGuard is a flame resistant, no melt, no drip economical moisture wicking base layer. All PBI fabrics are lightweight and strong and achieve a high standard of flame resistance. They will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures. This also means that the

integrity of the internal layers of the garment is protected and the transfer of any radiant heat is slower, allowing more time for firefighters to escape to safety in a situation such as a flashover. The variety and flexibility of the PBI range is testament to the company’s ability to create strong partnerships that result in products that meet the different needs of the end user. PBI Performance Products Inc: Stand L5

www.pbiproducts.com

Built to last quality and essential comfort Tracerlite boots have earned an enviable reputation in Australia and New Zealand for being able to handle the toughest environments that these countries have to offer. It’s this pedigree of tough, resilient, built to last quality, combined with the comfort that is required for any set of essential working footwear, that have made Tracerlite so popular among emergency medical services, police, prisons and security professionals. Tracerlite is certain to make just as much of an impact on the day-to-day lives of professionals everywhere, from the streets of London to the Highlands of Scotland, as well as on every type of terrain that Europe can throw at them.

SATRA tested and environmentally approved, Tracerlite tactical boots are designed and developed to offer comfortable support and exceptional durability for the professional person. Using only the best materials available on today’s market, Tracerlite has created a boot that is both light weight and eco and airport friendly. Performance built, the Tracerlite tactical 8in boot offers a slip and oil resistant carbon rubber outsole, which has been temperature rated to 180°C. Thermoplastic heel counter supports, textured traction heel anchor zones, torsion controlled mid sections, and ladder gripping zones provide superior traction and control allowing you to tackle all terrain situations.

Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human wellbeing. Via the Body Protection SBI, Ansell is providing the global PPE market with three different product portfolios: Protective Clothing, Footwear and Fall Protection. The company’s Protective Clothing portfolio is made up of several globally recognised brands, such as TRELLCHEM®, MICROGARD® and VIKING™. The TRELLCHEM range of chemical protective suits includes both gastight suits with uncompromising protection as well as splash protective suits and hoods. Trellchem gastight suits are tested and certified to the toughest standards in the world and meet the most demanding requirements set by first responders and military users. MICROGARD products are worn around the globe, protecting people throughout industry and the public sector. Whether end-users are working with liquid or solid chemicals, asbestos, paint, oil, grease, viruses, blood borne pathogens or any other workplace contaminants, Microgard products will keep them protected. VIKING rubber dry suits have been developed over a number of years to fulfil the needs and requirements of divers working in both harsh and contaminated commercial environments around the globe. These areas include fire and rescue, public safety, military, law enforcement as well as onshore/offshore diving applications. Ansell: Stand F11

www.ansell.eu

Tracerlite Tactical Footwear: Stand R28

www.spservices.co.uk/tracerlite

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Two new garment ranges Specialist from Ilasco with Keela PPE for firefighters Ilasco with Keela is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of protective clothing solutions for all emergency services sectors: police, rescue, ambulance, fire and tactical military forces. Its ranges are designed to ensure that you can stay warm, dry and protected regardless of the conditions. For the emergency services sector the company is launching two new ranges; the FR Range and the Water Rescue range, both of which are highly specialised and optimised to provide additional protection in difficult situations where standard clothing may not be sufficient. Keela will also be showing its existing ranges, including those for ambulance, police and USAR. The company’s ambulance range includes a specialised Munro jacket and Scuffer trousers among others. Each item is designed to be durable and, with the Munro featuring Keela’s unique SDP technology system, they provide the ultimate wind and water protection.

Keela’s USAR Jacket and Overtrousers are specifically designed for urban search and rescue teams, and are both extremely hard wearing, offering full water and windproof protection. With 50mm 3M reflective tape throughout, both adhere to EN471 Class 3:3 standards. Keela International / Ilasco Ltd: Stand J13

www.keela.co.uk

Life saving products with distinguished pedigree

A leading supplier to the UK MOD for 60 years, CQC has a distinguished pedigree in supplying body armour, load carriage, CBRN and fibrelight safety systems to the world’s leading military and homeland security organisations. The company’s portfolio includes the award winning Osprey body armour system, 275,000 of which it has supplied to the UK MOD and which provided life saving protection to soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

CQC’s new Raptor & Targa CBRN lines and its latest addition, the Fibrelight Safety Products range, will also be on display. CQC’s R&D team are highly regarded within the industry, innovating and delivering bespoke solutions to customers’ unique requirements. ISO:9001 accredited, CQC is leading the world in design, development and incorporation of new material technology delivering the very best in enhanced integrated soldier systems. 2015 will be the second year that CQC has exhibited at ESS, and the company is excited to be promoting the new Fibrelight Folding Stretcher that fits into a small backpack but enables a casualty to be carried over long distances on a rigid platform.

FlamePro (UK) Ltd is now entering its 10th year as a designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialist protective clothing for firefighters. The company was founded with the specific intention of providing the most up-to-date designs and materials to protect firefighters in the most extreme conditions. In order to provide innovative structural clothing for firefighters, FlamePro looked closely at designing garments that were lightweight, thereby reducing heat stress while continuing to provide high levels of thermal protection. In recent years the role of the modern firefighter has been expanded to include rescue services in areas such as wildland fire fighting, HVP, RTC, USAR, rescue from heights and large animal rescue; activities for which structural fire fighting clothing is not designed. Providing protection for these activities demands the best fabrics, thermal layers and waterproof, breathable membranes. FlamePro uses a range of outer shells for firefighter PPE, which include PBO (Zylon®), Kermel®, Tecashield® and PBI™ together with moisture barrier breathable linings using Alpex Proline and Tecashield®. Together with FlamePro’s care programme, which provides a full life history of each garment, these combinations of tough, durable outer shells and highly breathable, waterproof linings allow firefighters to operate in safety and comfort, and employers to meet their duty of care obligations under the PPE regulations. Flamepro (UK) Ltd: Stand J12

www.flame-pro.com

CQC Ltd: Stand M8

www.cqc.co.uk

Out-of-the-box all-day comfort MAGNUM is the original lightweight uniform and safety footwear brand with a 30-year heritage of innovation and proven technologies, producing globally certified products that protect and serve with a respected reputation you can trust. For 2015, utilising the most innovative materials, MAGNUM has designed extreme products that will cover every scene within the fire fighting environment.

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The company’s new Vulcan Pro, which weighs in at around 1kg per boot, is a structural fire boot tested and certified to EN 15090:2012 F2A HI3 SRC. The boot is manufactured from 2.0-2.2mm full grain fire retardant leather, which features i-shield protection against liquids, dirt and blood borne pathogens. It also features a waterproof and breathable Sympatex® membrane, a lightweight composite toecap and anti-penetration plate, and two YKK side-zippers for easy on/off.

The Agion™ anti-bacterial treated linings and Ortholite® insole provide out-of-the-box all-day comfort, and Poron® performance cushioning ensures long lasting comfort and high performance shock absorption. The anti-static SRC slip resistant Vibram® Pentagrip heat resistant outsole has been designed for use in extreme situations and will maintain its performance in a wide range of temperatures (tested up to 300°C). Magnum: Stand L6

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Innovation as standard from Interspiro Interspiro has over 70 years’ experience as a groundbreaking innovator of respiratory protection for non-breathable environments. The company develops, manufactures and markets respiratory and auxiliary equipment for fire fighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving.

Outstanding reputation Respiratory protection from Interspiro has an outstanding reputation for reliability and performance. This is accomplished with innovative technical solutions and by applying the highest standards of quality to all parts of the value chain. The company’s innovation pedigree includes many technology milestones now considered to be standard in the industry. Interspiro provides management of through life support and cost, its Total Care contracts take the burden of maintenance away from the user and provides a simple flat fee annual spend to meet the needs of today’s emergency services. Interspiro is a supplier of respiratory protection to the Ministry of Defence, fire and rescue services, police, ambulance, HM Customs, aviation, rescue teams, industries, utilities, shipping and diving companies around the world.

Product portfolio The company’s brand names include: Spiromatic, Spirotroniq, QS-system, SpiroGuide, Spiroscape, Spirolite, Divator, Oxydive and IS-Mix. In addition to the

breathing apparatus (SCBA/BA/SCUBA) product programmes – of its own design and manufacturing – the product portfolio is complemented by a selection of quality trading products. Interspiro is an Ocenco group company. The Ocenco group ranks among the world’s largest respiratory protection companies. Interspiro Ltd: Stand J8

www.interspiro.com/uk

Customisable, comfortable headwear BUFF® is a leading brand of seamless, multi-purpose and multi-functional headwear and is dedicated to the protection of workers in many different environments. BUFF® Professional products are extremely comfortable and versatile and ideal for use in a wide variety of professional and industrial sectors. There are a number of products within the range, offering protection from cold, fire, sun and wind by using high quality technical materials such as Coolmax®, Merino Wool, DuPontTM Nomex®, Polartec®, Thermlite® and Windstopper®. The inclusion of Polygiene® odour control technology prevents the build-up of odour causing bacteria. This means the BUFF® product stays fresher for longer and requires less washing, which is good for the product and the environment. BUFF® Professional products can be customised in three different ways: silk-screened transfer of your

company/organisation logo or name; fully customised with your own design, print or pattern; and dyed to a colour of your specification. The BUFF® Professional Range is expanding rapidly and new products for this year include: • Helmet Liner Pro: a short tubular specifically designed to use under a helmet. The Fastwick Extra Plus fabric is highly breathable, moisture absorbent and quick drying

• Arcprotect and Fire Resistant tubular and Balaclava: offers protection from thermal risks derived from arc flash. It’s also Fire Resistant and Antistatic; thermal comfort down to -10°C • Merino Wool Balaclava: made from 100% Merino Wool which offers high stretch and is naturally odour resistant; thermal comfort down to 0°C • Polar Balaclava: made from Polar Classic 100 Polartec® fabric which is extremely warm and offers excellent moisture management; thermal comfort down to -10°C • Windstopper Balaclava: available in three sizes and made entirely from Windstopper® fabric; thermal comfort down to -20°C. Visit Stand M54 to see a preview of the 2016 range. Lyon Equipment Ltd: Stand M54

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HAIX introduces the Fire Eagle With over 60 years’ experience in the footwear industry, HAIX continues to set standards with its latest creation, the Fire Eagle. Weighing less then 1000g, this shoe is the ‘little brother’ of the Fire Hero. With less weight and a distinct sports design, this is a boot developed by HAIX for top rescuers that conforms to all standards, even in the most gruelling conditions. The most obvious distinguishing feature of this new boot is the two-colour toecap featuring signal yellow contour ripples. The two-colour design continues along the sole and aims at just one thing: maximum safety during rescue work.

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The anti-slip sole with lamella grip technology is also yellow, acting like a ‘light in the dark’ when rescuers need to crawl behind the other in the dark environment. Other safety features within this boot, standard with HAIX products, include the ultra-light yet extremely strong toecap made from a composite material. For the design of this new lightweight boot, HAIX technicians once more applied their unrivalled expertise in footwear safety acquired over many years. Haix® Group: Stand Q38

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Major new releases from Sioen keeps Bristol Uniforms you safe Understanding, and meeting, the changing needs of customers drives Bristol’s innovative approach to new product development. The focus at the show this year will be on a number of major new products to come to market in 2015. The completion of the mid-term Technical Refresh of the CPCC (Central PPE and Clothing Contract) sees the introduction of a new, comprehensive range of firefighter protective garments for structural, technical rescue and wildland use. The extension of the previous (ICP) range creates an ideal opportunity for fire and rescue services to consider taking advantage of this no

tendering costs, no joining fees national PPE procurement scheme. It offers the most flexible range of procurement options available by including Purchase Only (PO), Purchase Managed Service (PMS) and Fully Managed Service (FMS), the latter offering the full flexibility of a lease contract. Other new products will be the company’s layered PPE solution, LayerFlex™, in a range, which now offers a number of variants, including a yellow under jacket with navy outer jacket. Also new this year will be two alternative structural garment constructions incorporating GORE® PARALLON™, which offers enhanced wicking and breathability combined with improved thermal performance. XFlex™ structural and RescueFlex™ USAR garments will also feature prominently.

Sioen Industries is Europe’s largest manufacturer of weatherproof and multifunctional garments. Sioen is unique in the fact that it is vertically integrated supplying garments made from its own fabrics, in its own factories. This enables it to have full control on the quality of the end product ensuring greatest durability and best full life costings. The range of products is vast, with over 1.3 million garments stocked in the company’s European distribution depot in Belgium. Sioen has a vast Industrial range of rainwear, hi-vis, chemical, agricultural and food industry clothing available from stock. The company also offers bespoke manufacture for the emergency services sector, supplying operations tops, fleece and softshell, waterproof, breathable and hi-vis garments for the police and ambulance sectors. This is complemented by Sioen’s specific brands: SAT is a leading manufacturer of covert and overt body armour; SIP Protection is a market leader in chain saw protection; Vidal delivers fire intervention suits and station wear to most countries in Europe; and Mullion Manufacturing supplies safety at sea products, including life jackets and survival suits to rescue services and coastguards all around the world. In all Sioen is the complete supplier to the emergency services.

Bristol Uniforms Ltd: Stand J3

Sioen: Stand F12

www.bristoluniforms.com

www.sioenapparel.com

Reflexite® rebranded as ORALITE® ORAFOL Europe GmbH will display its full range of reflective materials, which are used for both PPE and vehicles by emergency services worldwide. The main feature at this year’s show for ORAFOL will be the recent brand change of all the reflective products. All the products known in the market place

as Reflexite® will, going forward, all be branded as ORALITE® products. Lars Thomsen, ORAFOL’s Business Development Manager, explains, “Already back in January this year we switched the brand name for all our reflective films for vehicles from Reflexite® to ORALITE®, and 1 July the same change has taken place for all our garment tapes for the personal safety sector. The ORALITE® brand has for years been very well established especially in the traffic control market as a leading brand, and it was a

natural step for us to incorporate our full product portfolio of reflective products under one united and strong umbrella. We trust that the market will welcome this change.” The brand change is a global one, and by the end of this year all former Reflexite® products will worldwide been changed to ORALITE®. Orafol: Stand D5

www.orafol.com

High performance eye protection The Backdraft is the new and unique high technology fire fighting goggles that are compact, comfortable combined with high performance protection. Fully sealed and able to withstand the most extreme

The new anti-fog and anti-scratch Platinum coating is also available on Silium+ eyewear.

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conditions, heat and abrasion, the Backdraft provides safety and protection with its double, high strength, fog resistant Platinum coating. Bollé Safety has revolutionised eye protection with an innovation that exceeds the requirements of all international standards, especially EN166 K and N option. The new exclusive anti-fog and anti-scratch Platinum coating is now available on Rush+, Silium+, Slam+, Contour, Cobra (foam versions) IRI-s B808 plus Atom, Tracker and Backdraft goggles. It also guarantees greater safety, reliability and comfort. This permanent coating on both sides of the lens gives them a high resistance to scratching (1.4cd/m²), to the most

aggressive chemicals and delays the onset of fogging (*The standard K (anti-scratch) requires a rate of <5cd/m². The N (anti-fog) requires resistance to fogging for eight seconds.) In all circumstances and at all times the Platinum lens guarantees improved protection for your eyes. Bollé Safety is also the first company in the world to supply all its polycarbonate prescription lenses with Platinum anti-scratch and anti-fog coating as standard. Bollé Safety: Stand G33

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Tactical training on course for success

The Cleveland and Durham Police Tactical Training Centre, now known as the TTC, will be showcasing its College of Policing licensed Firearms and Tactical Training Centre, which features: indoor 100m, eight Lane, high velocity range; indoor 30m, six lane, high velocity range with 180° live fire capability; ‘PRISIM’ judgmental room; purpose built MOE rig; and abseil tower. All courses are aligned with nationally agreed standards where appropriate and include: College of Policing approved Firearms, Tactical, Specialist MOE, Tactical Team Medical Training Courses and Post Incident Management Course. The two-week Tactical Team Medic Course features independent Clinical Governance delivered by current pre-hospital care professionals (doctors and paramedics) who have current military operational experience of dealing with ballistic and penetrating trauma (in Iraq and Afghanistan). TTC’s specialist MOE courses include training in the use of thermic lance, petrol cutters, rescue chainsaw, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and non-destructive entry techniques (NDE) A Post Incident Procedure Course is also available, which is applicable to emergency services and non-emergency service organisations All courses are delivered by specialist trainers, accredited to the highest standards, ensuring excellent instruction and pass rates on all courses. Tactical Training Centre: Stand L53

www.tacticaltrainingcentre.com

Mabway committed to quality service delivery Mabway Ltd is a privately owned UK organisation, which has been operating since 2004. The company specialises in supporting small or large-scale managed services and training contracts where its manpower and expertise can be utilised to full effect. Mabway’s professional team has a commitment to quality service delivery, which can be seen through its customer testimonials and numerous contract renewals. Mabway’s core expertise is in four business streams, which can be implemented individually or in partnership; these are: 1. Life skills training: dynamic risk assessment, first aid training and communications training 2. Security services and training: personal protection service, asset protection service, mobile patrol service,

secure transport service and security training 3. Maritime training: technical engineering courses, ships systems training, marine training design support and new equipment maintenance evaluation 4. Role-play: cultural immersion, disaster scenarios, film, TV, theatre and themed events, learning and development and large-scale re-enactments. Mabway can also use its impressive asset base to offer tailored ‘training services experience’. Utilising the best employees from both military and commercial sectors, the company works with customers to ensure the perfect partnership for a successful training solution. Mabway Ltd: Stand P31

www.mabway.com

Try before you buy with Simulaids demo units Simulaids Ltd, based in Coalville in Leicestershire, is an approved distributor for Simulaids and Lifeform branded training products. The company’s aim is to supply and support its customers with an extensive product range, offering a next day delivery in many instances. This is achieved by stocking most products in the UK, ready to meet customers’ needs. The product range covers many and varied items for use in basic life support training, advanced life support training, patient simulation, general medical, casualty simulation and patient moving manikins. Simulaids supplies and supports an extensive range of anatomical models. It also provides an approved service centre for warranty, service and repair of its products. Many Simulaids products have demonstration units available, so potential customers can try before they buy. With products of this nature it is difficult to view a picture and assess the application performance suitability; Simulaids carries a varied range of demonstrators for all potential customers to carry out valuable pre purchase assessment. Where there are comments and concerns that prevent purchase the

company looks into these in detail with its research and development team to try and accommodate any viable changes. Feedback from existing and potential customers is vital, ensuring the modifications and improvements the marketplace demands are considered in any product development. Simulaids: Stand H28

www.simulaids.eu.com

T2P has training equipment covered

The Actar AED training system.

Train2Protect (T2P) specialises in equipment needed by trainers and companies. For first aid trainers, consider Actar Manikins, which are lightweight, ranging from infant through to adult with an AED trainer available too.

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The Actar AED training system, with five or 10 trainers, can be used with or without the CD to enable you to train multiple people at once – delivering cost efficiencies and improved training. Practi-man manikins are a two-in-one solution for trainers. At the turn of a switch you can train both adult and child CPR. Also, a more realistic approach to CPR is created using a one-way oral nasal valve. T2P sells a wide range of search mirrors from pocket to under vehicle trolley mirrors and will soon be

launching Guardian, a portable Infra-Red perimeter intruder detector (PIDS) system, which allows users to create invisible barriers and send an alert to ensure the safety of their staff and property. T2P’s comprehensive product range includes: explosive detection equipment, hook and line sets, protective clothing, bomb suits and blankets and first aid kits. Train2Protect: Stand Q2

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Customer inspired multi-service training The Fire Service College (FSC) provides fire and multi-service training for emergency service professionals. It specialises in equipping firefighters from the UK fire and rescue service and other emergency responders worldwide with the best possible skills and training to learn the latest techniques and procedures. The FSC recognises that a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work and has adapted its approach to offer simple yet innovative solutions and more collaborative ways of working. The college’s Customer Engagement Model, developed to reflect customer-inspired solutions, provides modularised and distributed training delivery; offering the highest level of flexibility to define bespoke solutions to suit individual requirements.

Bespoke solutions The move towards a more consultative approach and strategic-level engagement enables the college to provide a more flexible, cost-effective value-driven expanded portfolio of services and bespoke solutions, complementing its traditional focus on training delivery. Courses are developed by the college’s specialist design team to national standards and are accredited by

bodies including Skills for Justice and, where appropriate, approved by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA). Learners are trained and assessed by competent fire and rescue service professionals, which provides complete assurance of the training process, while the college’s centrally accredited Instructor Assurance Programme provides customers’ own instructors with the training and certification to deliver courses locally.

Crofton towers over ESS2015 Crofton Engineering Ltd has been delivering training structures to the British fire and rescue service for more than 60 years, with its steel fire training towers and buildings in service at over 450 fire stations and training centres. With the modern fire and rescue service operational activity towards urban search and rescue (USAR) and rope rescue work, in conjunction with brigades, Crofton has evolved bespoke training towers specifically designed to facilitate a variety of realistic rope rescue training scenarios. These are also pertinent for use by HART teams and police armed response units.

The Fire Service College: Stand J7

www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk

Pre-show launch for new edition of AMLS Class Professional Publishing has been supporting emergency services staff for many years through its association with Jones and Bartlett Learning, who the company exclusively represents in the UK and across Europe.

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With the flagship text, Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets 7th Ed, at its centre, the Jones & Bartlett Learning catalogue also includes resources for the market-leading NAEMT courses, PHTLS, PHTLS Military Edition, Trauma First Response, and AMLS. The new, 2nd edition of AMLS is due to be released just prior to ESS2015! Class Professional also independently provides customised products for ambulance staff and NHS ambulance services. Building on the success of the UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines on behalf of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) in 2013, Class Professional has developed self-testing on the guidelines, CPG:CPD. Add to this the company’s highly-acclaimed subscription service, Standby CPD, the UK Ambulance Services Emergency Response Driver Manual, customised clinical manuals for a number of trusts, and the new text plus associated online course, Ambulance Care Essentials, these are busy times for Class Professional Publishing. If you have an idea for a book project, want to view its range of products (including new releases), or want to take part in the company’s show competitions, please visit Class Professional Publishing on Stand C14.

At The Emergency Services Show 2015 (ESS2015), Crofton Engineering’s prominent stand will feature a training tower with sloping roof, crane jib, and a confined space cage. A specialist team of experienced firefighters will demonstrate Safe Working at Height (SWAH) and rope rescue techniques to show the versatility of Crofton’s cost-effective training structures. In addition to carbonaceous fire behaviour training units, Crofton Engineering can now offer LPG Fire Brigade Training Units (FBTUs) that deliver a new standard of repeatable firefighter training experience and outcomes. Leading the Crofton team on the stand will be Director Glen Godfrey, along with Wayne Porter (also a Director and ex-Lincolnshire FRS); Andy Barker (ex-Greater Manchester FRS) and former CFO Neil Wallington. Crofton’s gas engineering partner company will also be present.

Class Professional Publishing: Stand C14

Crofton Engineering Ltd: Stand P61

http://classprofessional.co.uk

www.crofton-eng.co.uk

One of two Crofton towers with SWAH sloping roof sections for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service at Phillips Park and Rochdale.

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Creating realistic scenarios FireWare enables emergency response teams all over the world to train as realistically as possible. Stimulating as many senses as possible from its technical theatre origins differentiates the company from others. This is how it helps emergency response team members to become and stay professionally skilled. The company combines creativity with proven techniques and therefore devises innovative solutions, which make all the difference in the training experience. FireWare’s FireSales products fit seamlessly with the manikins range of Ruth Lee. This synergy makes Ruth Lee the company’s perfect distributor for the UK and Ireland. Demonstrations will include: different smoke generators – Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus and Nimbo; Tango Safety software; Vesta fire trainer series; Neptune practice extinguisher refilling system; sound effects; smell effects; mini PPV trainer; easy package and storage solutions; and much more. FireWare bv: Stand OS3

www.fireware.nl

A simulated fire scenario in FireWare’s office.

The Fire Training Group targets overseas growth With 15 years’ experience, training in excess of 14,000 delegates per annum, The Fire Training Group (FTG) is a leading provider of fire training in the UK. Markets served include aviation, oil and gas, maritime and industrial fire training. The company’s team of highly motivated, professional trainers have a wealth of experience gained in local authority fire and rescue services, airport fire services and the MOD fire service.

The FTG purpose built training centre includes 13 modern training rooms. The adjacent extensive fire training ground encompasses various simulators utilising both LPG and class B fuels. All the facilities are designed to maximise student learning.

Committed team FTG is highly regarded in industry for delivering safe, innovative, quality training in realistic conditions. David O’Neill, Head of The Fire Training Group, said, “Having firmly established ourselves in the UK market, requests from outwith the UK for our services has resulted in us taking the next step in our strategy to grow and develop the business. We have an excellent team who are committed to assisting our clients to achieve their goals. Training can be delivered at our wideranging training facilities in Aberdeen or at clients premises.” The Fire Training Group: Stand M46

www.thefiretraininggroup.com

Transforming operations and delivering savings Serco Fire Services is a specialist in response, prevention and protection. Serco’s expertise in fire embraces talent development, process improvement and asset optimisation. The company applies its knowledge, resources and investment to deliver savings and operational improvements while meeting all statutory standards.

Serco Fire Services utilises the latest technology for training, including its virtual reality suite, online learning, operational incident command tablets and helmet cameras to ensure optimum training delivery and vital quick response feedback. Serco Fire Services: Stand B48

www.sercofire.com

Programmes to meet your strategic resilience challenges Organisations can be severely disrupted by external sources of crisis, such as outbreaks of disease, conflict, terrorism, environmental disasters or recession.

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Loughborough University is committed to helping organisations anticipate, prevent or manage disruptive challenges such as these. New for 2015-16, the university is launching a suite of organisational resilience development programmes in the areas of health, crisis, emergency, safety and security to empower organisations to remain agile, adapt to events, recover from key challenges and shocks, and create resilient systems and structures that will equip them to thrive in the future. These programmes are delivered part-time, on campus, via block study, so students benefit from focused study and networking with minimum disruption to your organisation. Programmes offered include: • MSc Healthcare and Societal Resilience

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MSc Occupational Health and Safety Management MSc Healthcare Management and Governance MSc International Crisis Management MSc Crisis and Emergency Resilience MSc Security and Risk Management MSc Intelligence and International Security. As a Top 10 UK business school with extensive experience of delivering meaningful development programmes for executives and practitioners, at all levels, Loughborough University can draw upon leading research scholarship in this area and is uniquely placed to help your organisation meet the strategic resilience challenges of the future. Loughborough University: Stand D34

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Are your employees fully qualified to work in and around the water? If any of your employees spend time working in or around the water, it is important they are suitably trained and hold relevant qualifications.

For key organisations such as the emergency services, whose staff may be called upon at any time to attend a wide range of incidents involving the water, it is essential employees are well versed and rehearsed in how to deal with an often developing situation. Developed by Rescue 3, the internationally recognised Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Training Scheme follows DEFRA module guidelines and covers a range of scenarios for those using boats or ropework to safely manage an on-water incident. North Wales is one of the top locations in the country for Swiftwater and Flood Rescue training due to the nature of the Menai Strait, which provides a wide range of different moving water conditions and the river locations of Snowdonia.

Create bespoke 3D virtual environments XVR Simulation is a leading developer of simulation technology for the education, training and assessment of safety and security professionals. The XVR software platform is built on the award winning Unity 3D engine, enabling XVR Simulation to create 3D virtual training environments with world class visuals and sound effects. XVR features a large number of training environments

featuring realistic models, buildings, vehicles and objects. XVR Simulation gives customers unparalleled freedom and options to build their own training environments and scenarios, including the possibility to recreate existing environments with the use of Google Earth images, photographs and GIS-data. The XVR platform offers a modular solution set for all training objectives, from individual training to large-scale multi-agency exercises, with dozens of participants operating in the same virtual 3D training environment. Over 200 educators in 30 countries worldwide use XVR to train 70,000 incident responders every year. The company’s main user groups are schools and training centres, emergency services, industry and infrastructure, and maritime and offshore. XVR Simulation: Stand E71

www.xvrsim.com www.discoverxvr.com

Competence is key at Xact Leading training provider Xact Consultancy and Training Limited has been at the forefront of fire safety and investigation training for over a decade, promoting high standards in line with CFOA’s competency framework, including in Fire Engineering (Level 5). Xact offers qualifications at Levels 3, 4 and 5 via its courses which, aimed at regulators, fire risk assessors, fire safety professionals and building control officers, are renowned for their quality and adherence to National Occupational Standards. Areas covered include: auditing and risk assessing buildings; building regulation applications; BS 9999, BS 9991, HTM, Historical Buildings; and sprinklers. On the investigation side, Xact offers a comprehensive programme of courses for the police and other

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Plas Menai, National Outdoor Centre, is an approved provider of Rescue 3 training, and offers training packages, which include tuition by fully qualified instructors, accommodation and all meals. Accommodation is provided on site in twin-bedded ensuite rooms and all dietary requirements are catered for. It also supplies high quality clothing, including thermals, drysuits, rescue specific buoyancy aids and helmets to students for the duration of the course and the kit and equipment used is specific to this type of training. Plas Menai Residential Water Rescue Training: Stand A7

www.plasmenai.co.uk/water-safety

Knowledge is key to improved patient care The Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Ireland is currently accepting interest from international students. Capitalise on your years of experience gaining a BSc Hons degree in Paramedic Studies in just 15 months via distance and workshop learning, utilising IT solutions to deliver this innovative package, which is aimed at those who are already competent practitioners but would like a deeper understanding of patient care. Free fee schemes are available to qualifying applicants – visit www.ul.ie/gems/para for further details or discuss with staff on Stand L66 at The Emergency Services Show 2015. Paramedic Studies University of Limerick: Stand L44

www.ul.ie/gems/para

investigative agencies in interviewing, investigation and intelligence. From basic formats to advanced, courses can be designed to suit any audience. Key areas include: • Investigation: PACE, CPIA, PIDA (whistle blower), RIPA, Witness statement-taking • Interviewing: Tiers 2, 3 and 5 • Specialist: Safeguarding children (Tiers 1-3), Child abuse awareness, NIM, Intelligence, internet/open source, Document/identity verification. To discover more about how Xact can assist organisations to operate competently, please visit Stand Q51. Xact Training: Stand Q51

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What happens if... That’s the question Training 4 Resilience (T4R) asks as it designs and develops the table top and command centre exercises that validate plans; develop staff competences; and test established procedures for its clients. Having an independent assessment of arrangements is one of the major benefits of using T4R to design and deliver your exercise; and detailed post exercise reports provide documented evidence and recommendations for teams to consider following the event.

T4R has designed and delivered over 100 exercises for both the public sector (single-agency and multiagency groups including LRFs) and the private sector, including major events and venues such as Glastonbury Festival (2013, 2014 and 2015), Wembley Stadium, Chelsea Football Club, and the Tour de France 2014 Stage 3. The company also provides a selection of training courses that cover a range of resilience topics. As well as face-to-face training, its Virtual T4R Classroom has been used extensively this year and provides the perfect solution for teams who are spread across the globe. The training can be delivered at any time of the day (or night!) and is instructor led, which ensures a dynamic delivery environment as well as the opportunity for plenty of interaction among the participants.

Future™ Awards and Qualifications is a forward thinking awarding organisation that offers a diverse range of apprenticeships, qualifications, benefits and support services for its customers, which include public and commercial ambulance services, training providers and employers.

Partnerships with stakeholders

Concept’s Fire Training range includes everything from hand-held smoke generators for confined spaces, portable battery and gas powered smoke machines for remote locations, water-based smoke for general breathing apparatus training, oil based smoke for live fire behaviour training, or highly persistent smoke for PPV training. Concept’s design, manufacture, support and research and development offices are all based in the UK and have operated under ISO 9001 since 1991. Additional services include: consultancy advice on special projects and emergency exercises; design and manufacture of special builds; hire of experienced operators for exercises/installations; UK based servicing, repairs and maintenance; maintenance courses; and technical after sales assistance.

The company has developed a deep understanding and insight into the needs of its customers. Future’s in-house expertise, experience, knowledge and partnership with key stakeholders has enabled it to provide a comprehensive range of employment related ambulance service, commercial, licence to practice and support qualifications, with others in development, including: • Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioners (QCF) • Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) • Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Ambulance Driving (QCF) • Level 2 Award in Ambulance Driving (QCF) • Level 3 Certificate in Ambulance Service Community First Responding (QCF) • Level 3 Certificate in Immediate Emergency Care (QCF) • Level 3 Certificate in Immediate Emergency Care for Fire and Rescue (QCF) …and many more. In addition, the company offers complementary qualifications for the sector, including: education, training, assessing and internal quality assurance, cleaning and facilities management, contact centre, customer service, administration and management, plus many more.

Concept Smoke Systems: Stand R16

Future (Awards & Qualifications) Ltd: Stand Q21

www.conceptsmoke.com

www.futurequals.com

Training 4 Resilience: Stand P24

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Add significant realism to your training exercises Concept Smoke Systems has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high quality smoke generators for almost 50 years, supplying over 80 percent of the UK fire and rescue services, as well as major training centres throughout the world, with a cost effective, safe simulant smoke to add significant realism to training exercises.

Looking after your Future

Drone training academy launched Drones offer incredible benefits to the response, rescue and resilience sector but if not handled in a safe and professional manner, hostile media coverage can put organisations under an intense public spotlight. Sky-Futures, a global leader in drone based oil and gas infrastructure inspections, has announced the launch of its new Sky-Futures Training Academy, which specialises in training the emergency services in the safe and effective use of drones in their operational environment. The company can train your remote pilots to fly safely and procedurally in increasingly demanding, operational training scenarios using best practice from manned aviation and its 8500 hours of operational drone flying experience. Based at the Fire Service College, in Moreton-in-the Marsh, the Sky-Futures Training

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Academy offers unrivalled, controlled training in realistic operational environments.

Understanding the specialist demands of the response, rescue and resilience sector, Sky-Futures has collaborated with the Fire Service College to produce structured, CAA approved courses from Basic through to Intermediate and Advanced level training for the police, fire and rescue service, ambulance service, USAR and other emergency organisations. Student pilots will also benefit from significant recent investment at the Fire Service College in providing first-class accommodation and leisure facilities. Courses are residential over two, three or five days. Visit Stand B22 and talk to training staff about which courses might be the most appropriate for your organisation. Sky-Futures Training Academy: Stand B22

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Red One focused on providing realistic fire and rescue training The importance of regular, professional, experiential fire and rescue training for fire and rescue service staff and industrial fire teams should never be underestimated. Only through consistent, thorough and accredited training, delivered by experts in each discipline, can the safety, security and competence of emergency services staff be assured. Red One is one of the UK’s leading fire and rescue training providers. The company’s success is based upon the fact that its training is delivered by in-house expert practitioners, fire officers and firefighters with current experience and the highest qualifications who regularly attend real emergency incidents.

Red One’s training is always immersive and experiential, meaning that for example, unlike other providers, it doesn’t use gas in its fire training. The company trains using carbonaceous burns, as this is the only way that its students can truly experience the heat, smoke, flame and noise of an actual fire. Red One believes that your training experience should realistically reflect what you are likely to face in real life, so that you are ready and prepared. Red One also has great training facilities and equipment available. From its pair of three-storey hot fire villas to cold smoke houses, attack containers, a maritime ship fire rig, a USAR collapsed building, water rescue venues, a confined space training complex and work at height towers (that are also designed for wind turbine training), Red One has the right kit to ensure the very best learning for its students. The company also makes extensive use of e-learning to support its students’ development and its ‘RescueSim™, software further enhances Red One’s acclaimed Incident Command training. Based in Exeter, Devon and with additional training centres in Plymouth and Taunton, Red One offers more than 130 different courses covering all aspects of fire, rescue and safety and is constantly innovating to deliver

techniques for training delivery to meet changing operational standards and to ensure that students remain compliant, competent and confident. At The Emergency Services Show 2015, Red One will demonstrate how, through its focus on professional, accredited, experiential training, it is redefining fire, rescue and safety, both in the UK and beyond. Established in 2011, Red One Ltd is a wholly owned commercial trading subsidiary of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority. Red One Limited: Stand M40

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Validate your emergency plans with a School of Resilience exercise When was the last time you validated your plans? Almost all organisations plan their response to large and small-scale emergencies – and for some companies, this is a legal requirement. Effective response to incidents often involves multiple public and private sector agencies working efficiently and effectively together. Exercising these organisational and multiagency plans is therefore essential if they are to work smoothly and successfully when needed. A School of

Resilience exercise delivers independent validation of your emergency plans, providing assurance and confidence to organisations (and regulators) that plans are compliant, comprehensive and truly fit for purpose. The School of Resilience also offers a highly comprehensive and extensive range of specialist training courses to individuals, organisations and diverse groups, enabling them to plan for and respond to all types of emergencies. Its training packages are

designed to meet the needs of the majority of organisations, delivered by an experienced and trained Exercise Delivery Team, either at its exclusive facility at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, or at a location to suit you. School of Resilience and Emergency Response: Stand P22

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Emergency Planning College launches new website and Knowledge Centre The Emergency Planning College (EPC) has launched a responsive new website, which adapts to fit any screen size (mobile, tablet or pc). The new site offers customers ‘real time’ availability of training courses, the ability to book (and pay for) their training via a secure online portal, and the ability for customers to check their training history, book on behalf of colleagues and add their course bookings to their Outlook calendars. Alongside this launch the EPC has made

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significant improvements to its online Knowledge Centre, which now includes an impressive and enviable collection of ‘thought-leadership’ content. Amassed over a long period of time, this now boasts: • The Cabinet Office Document Hub – the UK’s central repository for resilience guidance, good practice, case studies, articles, reports, plans etc • EPC’s Public Programme – a programme of events and activities delivered free of charge, or at low cost. This includes: a series of thought-provoking seminars led by SMEs; ‘In the Chair’ interviews with high profile industry leaders; interactive live webinars

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tackling the complex issues facing the profession; a series of ‘Occasional Papers’ challenging latest thinking and written by thought leaders; a programme of Lectures delivered by prominent SMEs within the industry; and a peer-reviewed academic journal – Emergency Management Review EPC Library Resilience Direct Link – The Cabinet Office sponsored secure extranet.

Emergency Planning College: Stand P16

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Free online health and fitness advice Emergencyathlete.com is the free health and fitness website for emergency service personnel. Every day the website contains fresh content about how you can stay in top shape for your role. Long shifts, short resources and night working will all impact on the health of you and your staff – visit Emergency Athlete on Stand M52 to discover how the team can improve your staff wellbeing and resilience. The company can provide a demonstration of the Functional Movement Screen it uses to assess for poor movement patterns, which can be a predictor for injury.

The team can also talk to you about other ways in which you or your staff can stay fit for work, including strategies for recovery, stress mediation and nutritional advice. Finally, Emergency Athlete will also have some exercise equipment on the stand to demonstrate how to get the best cross over from your workout to your work. The physical fitness of the emergency services is coming under the spotlight once again and Emergency Athlete is here to help you thrive.

Security and safety devices Solon Security is celebrating 20 years of being recognised as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of quality crime prevention and community safety products. During 20 years of operation the company has worked closely with its customers, supplying products and building relationships that have helped make communities safer right across the country. Solon’s wholesale operation means that it is able to supply bulk quantities of quality products at competitive prices.

Emergency Athlete: Stand M52

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Making buying easy and delivering real savings The Consortium Fire and Rescue offers a range of framework agreements, covering specialist equipment from smoke alarms to aerial appliances, to provide a simple, cost-effective and EU compliant purchasing route for fire and rescue services, and the wider public sector. The frameworks are flexible enough to ensure your organisation’s requirements are met, but also help secure best value for money. With exceptional procurement expertise, efficient project management, and an absolute commitment to customer service, The Consortium provides an individual service catering for

your specific requirements. Advice and mini competition support is available free of charge whether you require feedback on your specification, or you want the full process to be managed for you. In addition, for those times when your resources are under pressure, The Consortium offers fully compliant tendering services for your other procurements. Whatever support you require, The Consortium makes buying easy, and can deliver real savings for your organisation

Solon Security supplies UK police forces, local authorities and various public sector and charitable organisations, including fire and rescue services, the NHS, Housing Associations and Victim Support. This year sees Solon Security exhibit at The Emergency Services Show for the first time. The company is excited to showcase its new range of security and safety products, including personal safety devices, CCTV, fire safety and products aimed at environmental initiatives. Visit Stand N35 to chat with Solon Security’s representatives about any project work or initiatives in which you are currently involved. The company is committed to establishing innovative ways to assist customers and communities.

The Consortium Fire and Rescue: Stand H54

Solon Security: Stand N35

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Specialist support for blue light services

The Interior of a Merlin Helicopter trainer manufactured for the MoD to train people in helicopter safety.

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Lutra Associates is new to the show but its associates and the companies it helps have been involved with the emergency services worldwide for many decades. Lutra specialises in providing advice to the user and in assisting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) work together to act as a stronger team to bring their products to the user. The company’s 60 UK associates and 30 overseas organisations have skills and expertise covering most areas and specialisations found in the emergency services, defence and security sectors. A small headquarters in Dorset allows Lutra to deploy relevant specialist associates wherever they are required in the most cost effective way. At the show

Lutra will show equipment for: identifying unknown substances; and emergency service workers training and safety. Lutra’s specialists at the show will be able to discuss these subjects as well as CBRN, EOD, sensor integration, personal and VIP protection applicable to the emergency services and workers involved in hazardous industries. If your particular interest is not covered then the company’s wider associate and company network can be contacted to bring you the help you need. Lutra Associates Ltd: Stand A1

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Delivering better value for over 40 years Want to make savings and free up your resources? Need a compliant route to market? Looking for an existing framework? As the biggest public sector buying organisation in the UK, YPO has been working tirelessly to save the public sector money for over 40 years. It has built up a team of procurement professionals to assist you in many areas of your service. Whether it is reviewing an every day product or tendering for a multi-million pound service framework, YPO aims to help you achieve the best possible value. It negotiates with the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading suppliers and ensures that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re given the best selection without ever having to compromise on quality. As a customer focused organisation, YPO has already collaborated with fire and rescue services (FRSs) and police stakeholders, along with other public sector customers, in the planning of each and every framework. It ensures savings and a compliant route to market on over 100 fully EU/OJEU compliant frameworks, ranging from FRS and police specific, energy, ICT, insurance, and travel. YPO regularly collaborates with other public sector buying organisations, including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to bring to market frameworks, which offer volume based savings and complete peace of mind that all the hard work has been done for you. This then allows you to re-open at mini competition stage criteria, which can assess your individual serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements.

Five key ways YPO can help you Emergency services can benefit from accessing support whenever it is needed without having to pay fixed overhead costs. This procurement advice can be tailored but the key ways YPO can help you include: 1. Advice and support: providing expert, reliable support as and when you need it 2. Options appraisal: assessing current public sector arrangements that may be available to you 3. Effective procurement: ensuring the products and services purchased are the most suitable for your requirements 4. Implementation: making sure that new arrangements are put into place correctly 5. Full Compliance: all YPO products and services are fully compliant with the latest procurement legislation, providing you protection and peace of mind. Join the YPO on Stand L3 if you have any other requirements with regards to any of the following tenders: fleet, ICT, insurance, energy or any other areas. YPO: Stand L3

www.ypo.co.uk/contracts-home

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Uniformed services crucial to Prince’s Trust The Prince’s Trust and the emergency services have a proud history of working in partnership. Together they’ve helped thousands of young people to change their lives. It helps them to develop the skills and confidence they need to break down barriers and move forward with their lives.

You may not think it, but The Prince’s Trust and the uniformed services share many common objectives, which impact on communities. The organisations’ work together is guided by the values of social responsibility and inclusiveness, which the trust imparts to the young people that come through its programmes. The uniformed services play a crucial role in helping to deliver The Prince’s Trust’s programmes and to forge closer links with young people and their communities. By offering support to young people at a critical stage in their lives, the trust can help them address and tackle their problems before they become too acute. Without a doubt, the dedication and tireless enthusiasm of the emergency services make a real and lasting contribution to many individuals and communities across the UK. The Prince's Trust: Stand Z247

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UNISON prioritises partnership working UNISON is the leading ambulance trade union in the UK. It is the largest public services union, representing over one million members working in public services, almost half a million members working in the NHS and over 20,000 members delivering ambulance services across the UK. UNISON offers employment support to full time and student members through a network of workplace representatives. Membership of UNISON also offers legal protection and representation through a professional unit for members registered with the HCPC.

UNISON engages in partnership working with each ambulance service employer as well as working on national issues with government departments and policy makers. UNISON is currently leading on a piece of partnership working with ambulance employers to tackle the current recruitment and retention crisis in the ambulance service. To find out more, and to join the ambulance service union, come and talk to UNSION at The Emergency Services Show 2015.

Vital support in severe weather 4x4 Response UK is a national charity (No.1126138) comprising 32 member groups that provide vital support to the emergency services and their partners in severe weather and other major incidents; and provide desperately needed help to charitable organisations and events. Regional 4x4 Groups, while being volunteer led organisations, are able to provide a 24/7 service to ensure that key equipment, personnel and the public are transported safely, promptly and with the minimum of fuss by trained drivers in any weather or situation, ensuring that key primary resources are not overstretched or taken away from their primary front line duties. As a recent example of the charity’s work, in the Winter of 2013/14, there were a number of severe weather events, described by the Met Office as ‘the stormiest period of weather the UK has experienced for at least 20 years’. During this period, regional teams had 40 responders ready to deploy at 3am on Christmas Day, which soon escalated to 80 days of deployments, 46 of which were consecutive, with 19,000 miles driven in total. Taskings included mobility, fuel, food, water and sanitation transport and were directly integrated into the Tactical Coordination Group. 4x4 Response UK: Stand Z234

www.4x4response.info

Unison: Stand Z219

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Nationwide support for the ambulance community TASC, The Ambulance Services Charity, was established at the end of March 2015 to take on the responsibility of

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providing vital nationwide support for the ambulance services community. TASC provides essential advice and support services to both serving and retired ambulance personnel and their families and dependents in times of difficulty and urgent need; Support ranges from rehabilitation services, access to counselling support and mental health services to offering debt and welfare advice. The charity also offers accessible support for those in the ambulance services community who just feel they need somewhere to turn for understanding and independent help and support.

TASC, with its headquarters in Coventry, was formed through the merger of a number of funds, including the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund (ASBF), Amcare and the Beds and Herts Ambulance Benevolent Fund. The charity, whose Patron is Simon Weston, is also looking to engage with ambulance services across the country, including those in the independent sector, to develop and encourage support, membership and volunteering, as well as identify high-profile regional champions. The Ambulance Services Charity: Stand Z111

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Receive real-time alerts from the Red Cross free emergency app At the show this year, the British Red Cross will be launching its new, free emergency app, which will be available to download from 23 September.

The app will deliver personalised, real-time alerts for severe weather and other incidents in the UK, providing users with information relevant to them and their family and friends. Clear, practical advice for dealing with a range of common emergencies can also be accessed via the app. The Red Cross has been working in partnership with the Met Office and the Environment Agency to access their live data feeds, delivering these in one location, alongside Red Cross emergency preparedness advice. While the app itself will be available as a free download to the general public, the Red Cross will be speaking to frontline professionals at the show, providing a ‘hot off the press’ first demo of the app’s functionality and to establish how the app may be useful to them. Continuing with the communications and tech theme, the Red Cross will also be exhibiting its Unimog vehicle.

As the most capable and complex communications vehicle in its fleet, its capability allows it to operate in remote areas, acting as a communications hub for the Red Cross and its partners. British Red Cross: Stands Z204 & OS29

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Mobile mental health triage The West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) stand features the mobile ‘mental health triage unit’, an ambulance service responder vehicle staffed by paramedics, mental health nurses and police officers. The vehicle began in service in 2014 and has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of people who suffer a mental ill health episode being detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and ending up in police custody. The paramedic is available to provide expertise and medical intervention in emergency situations and is qualified to higher driving standards, enabling a fast response to incident. The mental health nurse can conduct a mental health assessment, has mobile access

to mental health services and information systems, and has experience of working practices and procedures in

mental health care. The police officer has the legal powers. The scheme has been so successful it won the Ambulance Service Institute (ASI) award for Innovation this year and is nominated for the HSJ ‘Innovation in Mental Health Award’. Visitors to the WMAS stand can also find out about the trust’s current drive to train more than 300 student paramedics and how it is preparing to implement the new Electronic Patient Record. West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: Stand R57

www.wmas.nhs.uk

SADS highlights importance of defibrillators in schools The National cardiac charity SADS UK places Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) (including

SADS UK Patron Dr Hilary Jones presented awards to teachers from two schools at the SADS UK National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards. The teachers had saved the lives of two teenage boys, at the Mountbatten School and Lea Manor High School.

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training) in schools and has been putting this potentially lifesaving equipment in place for the past 13 years. SADS UK has persuaded Policymakers at the Department for Education to add new guidance (April 2014) issued to schools; they now advise schools that modern defibrillators are easy to use, inexpensive and safe and ask them to consider purchasing a defibrillator as part of their first aid equipment. SADS UK is proud to have helped so many schools put defibrillators and lifesaving skills in place and continues to lobby Government to bring in legislation to make defibrillators compulsory in all schools. If any further evidence was needed to prove the importance of defibrillators in schools, teachers from

two schools were honoured at the SADS UK National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards. The teachers had saved the lives of two teenage boys, at the Mountbatten School and Lea Manor High School. SADS UK Patron Dr Hilary Jones presented the awards. The charity works with local authorities and schools to put this lifesaving equipment in place. SADS UK holds its national Heart to Heart Conference on Saturday 17 October at the Royal College of Nursing in London - for further information please email: info@sadsuk.org SADS UK: Stand Z100

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Ensuring police coverage Support to in a national crisis stay well for work

Replacing the Police National Information Coordination Centre (PNICC) in April 2013 and overseen by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), the National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC) operates with a remit to: • Coordinate and broker mutual aid in both steady state and a crisis • Coordinate a continuous testing and exercising regime to ensure effective mobilisation of national assets in a crisis • Coordinate, collate and act as a national repository for capacity and capability in relation to the Strategic and National Policing Requirements on specialist UK policing assets • Develop reporting and communications mechanisms with key stakeholders including the policing family, the Home Office, government agencies and partner blue light services.

Capability is tested through an extensive exercising programme, undertaken with partner agencies including the Home Office, Cabinet Office’s Civil Contingencies Secretariat, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP). NPoCC also has a key role to play in providing assurance to government that the British Police Service has the ability to deal with the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR) threats. It also supports the Chair of the NPCC in COBR during times of national crisis and for large-scale events. UK Disaster Victim Identification (UK DVI), the UK police response to disasters relating to mass casualties, also falls within the NPoCC structure. National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPoCC): Stand R60

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Share information at interactive workshops Are you transforming your services to create better outcomes for service users? The Public Service Transformation Network and the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing will be exhibiting on Stand Z227 where you can find out more about their work and how these organisations can support you. Visitors can also attend interactive workshops during the show on Wednesday 23 September, where you can hear the experiences of places from across the country and share your own information sharing barriers. The Public Service Transformation Network and the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing are local-national collaborations helping places to integrate public services and improve outcomes for service users.

Mind is the expert in mental health. If you work or volunteer for the police, search and rescue, fire or ambulance services, the charity’s independent research shows that you’re more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to access support. Mind’s Blue Light Programme is dedicated to supporting police, search and rescue, fire and ambulance staff and volunteers working in England with practical ways to stay mentally well. It can offer you free support, training, information and resources as an individual or as an emergency service workplace – come and visit the Mind stand to find out more, go to www.mind.org.uk/bluelight or search for #mybluelight on social media. Mind Blue Light Programme: Stand Z238

www.mind.org.uk/bluelight These organisations work with local areas, supporting them to break down barriers to change and to improve information sharing, capturing learning, which can help others and influence national policy. Public Service Transformation Network and the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing: Stand Z227

http://publicservicetransformation.org http://informationsharing.org.uk

Airborne search and surveillance

Captain Bill Henry, of the US Civil Air Patrol, discusses the merits of an autogyro as a search aircraft with Steve Parfett, autogyro pilot and member of the UK Civil Air Patrol.

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The Civil Air Patrol can be found in all parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland, with a large fleet of aircraft that includes aeroplanes, light helicopters, microlights, autogyros and an increasing number of small unmanned aerial vehicles. Its mission is, ‘To promote, for the benefit of the public, the saving of life and the preservation and protection of people and property, the use of aerial observation over land and water to identify situations where people and property are at risk and then reporting such incidents to and working with the statutory emergency services and other such bodies as deemed appropriate.’ The list of missions, which is not exhaustive, includes: airborne search for missing persons; air to ground

imagery following serious flooding; reporting, tracking and photographing unconfined wildfires; air support and training for inshore lifeboats, mountain and lowland rescue teams; traffic and crowd monitoring at large outdoor public events; and ‘Hi Bird’ radio relay to ground units during operations in remote areas. Experienced pilots with their own aircraft, together with a current flying licence, a radio licence and a current medical certificate are invited to join the Civil Air Patrol as supporters or as a member of an operational unit. Civil Air Patrol: Stand Z132

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DFRMO looks to engage with the wider emergency services Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation (DFRMO) is the fire and rescue service maintained by the Secretary of State for Defence and delivers a costeffective and sustainable fire and rescue capability, which enables air, sea and land forces to operate safely and effectively. It provides a high level of service in

regards to fire safety, fire protection and operational response and delivers fire policy and guidance to organisations to protect strategic assets within defence. DFRMO’s operational response services have a risk profile that is wide and varied, ranging from a multitude of military aircraft; including wide bodied passenger and cargo aircraft, fast jets, light aircrafts, helicopters, flying training units, ammunitions depots, high storage warehouses, fuel storage sites, military shipping ports, mines and un-fenestrated risks as well as housing and accommodation for military personnel. In addition to this, the service has a deployable capability to cover military operations and exercises. One of DFRMO’s outputs is to provide support to the civil community under the Military Aid to the Civil Authority (MACA) arrangement where life is at immediate risk. To this end, the service is working closely with the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to improve inter and intra operability with the fire and

rescue services across the UK and have representation on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) to improve communications with the wider emergency services. DFRMO: Stand Z253

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A voice for the independent ambulance sector The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) is the largest organisation representing regulated independent ambulance providers in England. All members are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which ensures their staff, vehicles and standards of care are high quality. Most IAA members are involved in providing medical cover at the thousands of sporting and social events held across the country every week, from motorbike races to marathons, from gymkhanas to

Premier League football games, from music festivals to airshows. Many members have contracts across the country to provide patient transport services. Some now undertake frontline emergency cover, working with the NHS to help in times of peaks in activity and in offering specialist services such as bariatric ambulances. The IAA acts as a voice for the sector and promotes the cause of independent providers with the CQC, Departments of Health and Transport, NHS

commissioners and the 10 NHS ambulance trusts. The association keeps members informed of the latest developments and news via newsletters and an active Facebook and Twitter presence. The IAA also holds an annual conference with high calibre speakers from across the sector and open discussions about current topics and concerns. Independent Ambulance Association: Stand Z217

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An independent voice for firefighters and the wider fire and rescue service The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the democratic, professional voice of firefighters and other workers within fire and rescue services across the UK. It has a

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proud history and, since its foundation in 1918, has helped create and develop the modern fire and rescue service. The highest decision making body in the FBU is Conference, attended by representatives from across the UK. In between conferences, an Executive Council (EC) is responsible for the administration of the Fire Brigades Union. The EC comprises a representative of every region and representatives of officers, control staff and retained firefighters. The FBU aims to: • Provide a leading, independent voice for firefighters that helps improve fire and rescue services • Ensure the expertise and experience of its members

is heard locally, nationally and internationally within government and beyond Protect the safety and interests of the public and its members, enabling them to enjoy a good quality of life, including by preventing cuts or damaging changes to fire and rescue services Improve the working conditions of its members and protect them from discrimination and unfair or illegal treatment by representing them in the workplace Help its members to develop professionally by developing new and existing skills

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Dedicated to improving the quality of care

The Ambulance Service Institute (ASI) is a non-union, strictly non-political, independent institute whose membership is dedicated to improving, monitoring and raising the standards and quality of out of hospital care and thereby improving the professionalism and quality of care available to patients. The ASI aims to encourage and promote the highest quality of treatment and effectiveness of out of hospital care by making awards for exceptional acts of

professionalism or sustained periods of exemplary service and other activities that will help to raise the standards of out of hospital care. If you are also interested in improving out of hospital care, you may wish to consider sponsoring one of the institute’s awards – sponsorship is only £495, and includes attendance at the awards ceremony at the House of Lords. A further ASI aim is to hold conferences and meetings for the discussion of professional affairs, interests and duties, the reading of papers and the delivery of lectures. As part of achieving this aim, the institute will be holding a free seminar at The Emergency Services Show 2015. This seminar will be held on the morning of Thursday 24 September in Suite 28. Ambulance Service Institute: Stand Z104

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Support for flood risk communities The National Flood Forum (NFF) is a charity dedicated to supporting and representing flood risk communities. Being flooded is devastating: people can feel lost, angry, shocked and traumatised. This is why the NFF offers its specialised recovery services, using best practice developed through working in Yorkshire (2007), Cumbria (2009), West Sussex (2012), Surrey (2013/14) and many other floods. The NFF works with councils, the Environment Agency, water companies and other partners to go into the heart of flooded communities and reach out to those in need of practical and emotional support. Its trailer offers a neutral space, warmth, a listening ear and advice

Join JESIP to learn more about JOL The JESIP team is delighted to be back at The Emergency Services Show 2015. The show provides a great opportunity for the emergency response sector to come together, learn about new developments and products as well as hear what others have been doing to improve what they do. This year has seen the launch of JESIP’s Joint Organisational Learning (JOL) arrangements. For the first time the emergency services and Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) have a way to record learning from debriefs so they can truly act on lessons from past events and make effective and positive changes to the multi-agency response on the ground. Look out for the JESIP’s JOL workshops, where the team will be demonstrating the JOL App and come to the stand to find out what’s happening with the Joint Doctrine review, the latest news about JESIP training products and to see the new website. JESIP: Stand Z108

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for those suffering the impacts of flooding – such as how to deal with insurers, how best to quickly reinstate homes etc. The National Flood Forum advises Gold and Silver commands on how to approach community recovery. It can take six to 18 months, often more, just to get back to living at home, so the NFF continues to visit and work with flooded communities. It can take people from feeling helpless and powerless to having greater control of their lives and being a key partner in local flood risk management. National Flood Forum: Stand R64

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(From L to R) Carl Daniels, JESIP Deputy Senior Responsible Officer; Brian Welsh, JESIP Senior User; Donna Hay, National MTFA Programme Coordinator; Joy Flanagan, Communications & Engagement Manager; Beth Warburton, JESIP Project Support Officer; and Julian Frost, JESIP Senior User.

ResilienceDirect™ aims to make the UK a safer place The resilience community faces a plethora of situations, such as public disorder, flooding, fire and major pollution – to name a few. ResilienceDirect™ is here to

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ensure that, in an emergency, the resilience community is prepared and able to respond. It’s about providing the best possible services to ensure everyone in the UK is safe and can recover quickly. The amazing resilience community has been the catalyst to the success of ResilienceDirect™. The UK’s secure platform for multi-agency partnerships has been devised to share information in both emergency response and in planning. It has more than 10,337 users and 1869 groups – numbers that are rising on a weekly basis. What is ResilienceDirect™ achieving? It’s about everyone coming together for planning, response and

recovery. It enables people to make informed decisions based on real time information. It delivers accurate, timely information and shared situational awareness, which is so critical in a major incident. Luana Avagliano, Head of the ResilienceDirect™ team in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat – Cabinet Office, said, “It’s quite simply to make the UK a safer place. The team and I are now geared up to forge ahead with new applications as identified by you, the user.” Resilience Direct: Stand P17

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On-the-go professional portfolio Returning to The Emergency Services Show for the fourth consecutive year, CPDme and its support colleagues will be on hand to demonstrate the new features of www.CPDme.com. Developed, designed and maintained by health and social care professionals, currently employed in both

NHS and local government sectors, CPDme remains grounded in frontline service activities. Ensuring it continually meets the needs of the modern day emergency professional, CPDme is instrumental and directly involved in e-portfolio research within UK universities. CPDme provides a website and a multi-platform mobile app, which allows professionals to build, record and maintain an accurate record of their continuing professional development. It provides a flexible on-thego system for members to create and expand their portfolio, while assisting them to achieve governing body audit requirements. CPDme is designed to enable the user to demonstrate compliance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Nursing and

Midwifery Council (NMC). It similarly meets the CPD criteria for police and fire and rescue professionals owing to its simplicity and standardised CPD documentation tools. New features for 2015 include: the ability to plan/diarise future learning and development; step-bystep video guides that take individuals through the CPD documentation process; ability to manage a group/team of professionals; android application; clinical skills log; airways log; clinical performance indicators and weekly online webinars to support individuals with their CPD activities. CPDme – CPD Portfolio Builder: Stand Z223

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Communicating on behalf of public safety professionals The British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (B-APCO) works tirelessly on behalf of its members to promote best practice in public safety communications, whether that is via the introduction of new technology or via improved interoperability between systems, responders and planners. The association is run by dedicated people with a wealth of knowledge in working for, or supporting, emergency responders no matter the colour of uniform or insignia.

B-APCO is trusted by Government to lead working groups and schemes and to apply its professional experience to best effect in driving forward these projects to the next level. Current topics in which the association is heavily involved include: the ability to share information seamlessly between non co-located control rooms, known as Multi Agency Incident Transfer or MAIT; the whole range of Next Generation 999 initiatives, including the integration and exploitation of smartphone technology to enhance reporting/response; and the certification of Apps

designed for public safety to ensure they reach a performance standard acceptable for integration into the BT hosted 999 system. B-APCO hosts two annual events per year and alongside a full and vibrant exhibition floor it provides development briefings, workshops and round table discussions on all of the topics, which are current in the world of public safety. British APCO: Stand Z120

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Crunch time for the next generation of public safety communications The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is procuring the next generation communications service for the emergency services and other public safety user organisations. The new network will be delivered using an enhanced commercial platform and is expected to take advantage of broadband data services that the emergency services are already using in their daily line of work. Contract award is getting closer for the ESMCP as it nears the final stages of the procurement process. With the programme now evaluating the Best and Final Offers (BAFO), it is anticipated that contracts will be awarded to the successful bidders in autumn of this year. It has been an intensive and complex process to achieve this critical milestone, and the programme has worked in close collaboration with the three emergency services (3ES), other government departments and the Scottish and Welsh administrations. The ESMCP vision is to provide the emergency

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services and other public safety user organisations with a communications system capable of exploiting 4G LTE services – something that has the potential to save lives by giving greater capability to frontline responders. It is remarkable to think that the UK’s emergency services are still using devices that don’t have access to apps specifically tailored to their needs. Giving the emergency services access to technology that has the power to change how we all work for the better is a key requirement of the next generation of public safety communications. Having technology that speeds up the transfer of information from the scene of an incident back to the office via user-friendly smartphones is just one example of what could be accommodated on the new network.

used evolves to meet the challenges of tackling online cyber crime, as well as more familiar offences such as theft and assault. These new technologies offer a once in a generation opportunity to improve our ability to protect the public and save lives in the UK. Think 3D maps of buildings with live incident feeds; broadcasting live footage of a crime scene to a control room 10 miles away, and using online translators so that a person whose first language isn’t English can describe their pain to a paramedic. No one can predict exactly how new applications and technology delivered using the ESN will change how the emergency services work, but the scenarios described may become a reality in the near future. ESMCP is now within touching distance of establishing a suitable platform on which to build this capability.

Once in a generation opportunity Delivering a new communications network that can handle the challenges and demands of the 3ES has never been more important. It is vital that the technology

Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme: Stand Z226

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Close partnership working is key to motorway incident management Highways England aims to clear 85 percent of motorway incidents within an hour. This is just one of a set of tough new targets set by the Government as part of the organisation’s transition from the Highways Agency. Highways England traffic officers deal with 7000 incidents every month. They’re often the first to the scene, and, since the service was set up in 2004, the organisation has relieved responsibilities from the

Traffic officers from Highways England now get accredited vehicle recovery training.

emergency services around incident management. This includes having the power to recover vehicles from the road if they are blocking traffic. Reacting quickly after an incident is vital if Highways England is to meet its challenging new targets. The organisation will be attending The Emergency Services Show 2015 to explain some of the new ways its Traffic Officer service will deal with motorway incidents. Highways England is also keen to underline how close partnership working with the emergency services is crucial to its success. One of the key changes the organisation has made this year is the introduction of a national training programme, which teaches traffic officers how to rotate, drag and upright overturned vehicles and trailers. Highways England traffic officer fleet vehicles are now able to clear vehicles up to 3500kg from live lanes with towing capabilities. In some instances, traffic officers won’t be able to take immediate action: if casualties, chemicals or animals are trapped in the vehicle, they will defer to the emergency services.

Accredited training course for NILO role The UK fire and rescue service continues to play an integral role within the emergency response to terrorist incidents, and the successful development of the National Inter agency Liaison Officer (NILO) role over the last decade has contributed to support the planning and response against such threats. Now this role is being developed with all emergency services and the

military, with an accredited course at the Fire Service College providing the foundation of the intensive training requirement for the role. In light of the evolving terrorist threat, the development of an integrated response of emergency services will inevitably limit the loss of life and ensure resilience across all aspects of the emergency services within the UK. The National Inter-agency Liaison Officer (NILO) is recognised within the fire and rescue service Incident Command System (ICS), is complemented and supported by the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) and fully complements the National Resilience capability within the UK.

Highways England: Stand R56

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4x4 drivers ready to respond

NHS Blood and Transplant needs you to sign up as a new donor, to ensure stocks are sufficient to help those who are in vital need. Please visit Stand Z235 and sign up to become a blood donor. Alternatively, to enrol as a donor and find your nearest session visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323. NHS Blood and Transplant: Stand Z235

Leicestershire & Rutland 4 x 4 Response: Stand OS443

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Highways England has worked with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery to create an accredited training module, including theory training on risk assessment, health and safety, equipment checks and correct use of equipment. This goes alongside two days of practical training around safely using the necessary equipment.

Leicestershire and Rutland 4×4 Response is a registered charity made up of volunteers that use their own vehicles to assist the local emergency services, NHS, Meals on Wheels and county council resilience service. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the group also provides marshalling and logistics cover for various events. Founded in 2010, Leicestershire and Rutland 4×4 Response now has over 50 active members and is part of the National 4x4 Response network, which oversees all of the groups in the UK. Its members are from all walks of life and are fully assessed in on and off road driving skills prior to being placed on call. Members have public liability insurance and all carry at least one form of communication: CB radio, two-way radio, 2Mtr band radio and mobile phones. In 2014 Leicestershire and Rutland 4×4 Response received a Big Lottery Fund grant, which allowed the team to purchase a large response trailer that is fitted out with all the radio communications that might be needed in an emergency. The trailer is also fitted with a large enclosed canopy, which can be used for a control area or treatment area and is fully self-contained with its own power supply.

NILO: Stand Z213

The NHS relies on the altruism of thousands of blood donors to ensure they continually have stocks of blood to treat critically ill patients, whether they have been in an accident, had complications during surgery, or need blood replacement therapy for various cancers and diseases.

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College says Preparing the frontline membership for a CBRN incident a must for paramedics The Police National CBRN Centre works closely with police forces and partners across fire and rescue, ambulance, other specialists, government departments and national bodies to maintain and enhance an effective, coordinated CBRN response.

The College of Paramedics is the recognised professional body for paramedics and the ambulance profession in the UK. The college represents its members in all matters affecting their clinical practice and supports them to achieve the highest standards of patient care. The college is developing fast and now represents 25 percent of all paramedics registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is very focused on providing customer service to its members and is continuously developing and enhancing the membership package that is offered. The membership package currently includes: • Access to the college’s national network of CPD events • Medical Malpractice with Public Liability Insurance for all full member, (all private work included within the individual scope of practice, subject to annual earnings not exceeding £5000 per annum) • A regular e-mail news digest keeping you informed of what's going on within the college and the profession • Legal representation at HCPC regulatory hearings • A quarterly membership newsletter, packed with interesting features, news and advice • Savings on a range of products and services, including medical supplies, the Journal of Paramedic Practice and external conferences • Representation – The College of Paramedics represents your views to government, employers and other external bodies • Research undertaken on behalf of the profession, the sector and government. The College of Paramedics: Stand Z114

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In the context of reduced public spending, the centre is actively exploring smarter ways to provide the public with the necessary protection in the event of a CBRN incident. The mission remains clear, to deliver a more flexible, agile response, focusing clearly on the strategic priorities of saving lives and minimising casualties, while at the same time maximising value for money. The centre is actively supporting the emergency services in upskilling frontline staff to ensure that first responders to a CBRN incident will be enabled to carry out safe, simple and effective early actions that have the potential to save lives before specialists arrive. The Police National CBRN Centre also works on behalf of the Home Office to research, develop and embed new ways of working as part of an enhanced multi-agency specialist response. The centre is keen to use The Emergency Services Show as an opportunity to engage with emergency service responders, CBRN specialists and nonspecialists alike, to share ideas and continue to develop UK capability. Police National CBRN Centre: Stand R62

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Collaboration in Kent The Kent Resilience Team (KRT) is an exciting new initiative, which brings together Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent Police, and Kent County Council in a single location. The initiative provides an exceptional opportunity to combine three of the key bodies with regard to responding to an emergency or disaster, mitigating the effects of, and the effective recovery from, an emergency or disaster. In addition all other Category 1 responders have been encouraged to integrate with the new team. Such a combination will provide a more efficient, joined up and proactive service to the communities of Kent. The public and emergency services in Kent have a

long history of close partnership working in response to emergencies and disasters and the KRT has further enhanced this work by supporting much closer working relationships between the partners. The team will have staff from all the services on its stand at The Emergency Services Show and, in addition, it will be explaining how KRT has improved its response to flooding, particularly through the training of nearly 190 new flood wardens. Kent Resilience Team: Stand Z237

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JCAC builds community resilience The Joint Civil Aid Corps (JCAC) is the organisational body responsible for the management and development of both the Civil Aid Volunteer Corps and the Civil Cadet Corps. Its purpose is to build community resilience by providing a credible civilian volunteer organisation trained in emergency relief techniques and other support roles, making the Corps capable of offering support to communities and professional emergency services. To achieve this, JCAC’s objective is to provide opportunities to people, both young and mature, from within our communities to develop and gain experience in emergency techniques and/or other support roles. Its wide range of roles will enable cadets and volunteers to

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gain new skills that will help them throughout life and provide confident, disciplined help to our communities.

National expansion As an organisation, the JCAC is still developing and constantly looking for active, capable people to expand the organisation nationally. One of its main aims is to have a coordinated approach with other voluntary organisations, with smaller groups being invited to either join or partner with JCAC to share experience, knowledge, and training. The Chief Officer, Colin Harmsworth, is always happy to hear from interested individuals or groups, so please contact him at: co@jcac.org.uk for more information. Joint Civil Aid Corps: Stand Z232

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Caring for all Practical and emotional help in an emergency Trauma Care is a registered charity with a principal remit to deliver education and training across the whole spectrum of injuries. No single organisation exists to represent all disciplines and specialties involved in the care of the injured. In 1996 a group of like-minded individuals met to address this issue and to provide an educational framework that embraced accident prevention, pre-hospital care, resuscitation, care beyond A&E, critical care, operative management and rehabilitation, to include children and adults, military and civilian, and both the physical and psychological aspects. Trauma Care organises a highly successful annual conference, which will take place from 17-21 April 2016 at a new venue, Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire. The conference will include four daily parallel sessions, workshops, posters and exhibitors. The philosophy of Trauma Care has been to deliver a high quality conference as inexpensively as possible. In addition to the main conference, study days are organised within the regions, including specific days for nurses and paramedics, as well as a multi-disciplinary audience. Trauma Care has a membership in excess of 400. As well as discount on conferences, members all receive a copy of Trauma, a successful quarterly journal publishing commissions peer reviewed articles. Trauma Care: Stand H36

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• Support for individuals at designated Rest Centres or Humanitarian Assistance Centres • Supporting family members and friends at the Mortuary Viewing Area and acting as the conduit for relevant faith support • Provide personnel to assist in support helplines set up after an emergency • Coordinate the wider faith response The Salvation Army has access to support internationally in 126 countries. The Salvation Army is a church and charity dedicated to caring for people who are vulnerable or in need, seeking to alleviate distress wherever it is found and fulfilling a crucial role during and after major emergencies. Sometimes Salvation Army buildings are used as a place of safety for people when they have needed to leave their homes. Trained personnel provide immediate and ongoing support, providing practical help or a cup of tea and a listening ear. The Army also has a fleet of purpose-built mobile units, which are equipped to be self-sufficient at the incident site to provide practical and emotional support to emergency services personnel. Response to emergencies can include the following: • On site refreshments and emotional support to responders

The Salvation Army: Stand Z133

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Discover the benefits of cycle response Cycle Response Units (CRUs) are deployed to medical emergencies to help improve patient outcomes by sending a fast first response in a small geographical area. The CRU has a range of benefits: it may be the most appropriate medical response, which has many cost and environmental savings with the additional ability to free up frontline services by providing alternative care pathways and to provide the communities they serve with a high profile public face of ambulance services and best possible clinical practice. The purpose of the National CRU Group is to

standardise UK practices of all workforce (ambulance, police, fire and rescue, security wardens etc) cycle response units to mitigate risk, provide a sustainable nationwide programme, protect staff and their wellbeing and to ensure the best possible service to the public. The group will have members of staff from its teams across London at the show. Please come and take a look at the bikes and equipment they use and stop for a chat. National Cycle Response Unit Group: Stand Z109

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Met Office demonstrates Hazard Manager improvements As a world-leading weather and climate service, the Met Office works closely with the emergency response community and government to help improve the resilience and effectiveness of public services that protect lives and property. The key elements of its service include: • Hazard Manager: a web portal providing a one-stop information source for the emergency response community, allowing access to services in one

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location, using a single username and password. Hazard Manager includes all existing web services provided by the Met Office and Flood Forecasting Centre to the emergency response community • Civil Contingency Advisors: a team dedicated to engaging with the emergency response community, both in significant weather related incidents and in day-to-day planning and exercises as required by the emergency response community.

Over the last few months the Met Office has been implementing a number of developments to Hazard Manager and these improvements will be demonstrated on its stand at The Emergency Services Show. Met Office: Stand N31

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Simulation + ambulance Electric = Simbulance! bikes course The Simbulance is a mobile educational concept from the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), working in partnership with Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex. It provides highly realistic, immersive simulations for ambulance crews and healthcare professionals within the community and hospital environment.

to discuss your simulation needs. In addition, you can find out more about the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust and how the service is leading innovation within pre-hospital care. South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: Stand OS435

MTB Search and Rescue: Stand Z252

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The Simbulance can simulate most conditions with the Laerdal SimMan 3G or a live actor. It uses one of the latest observations systems, allowing the Clinical Simulation Team to observe the simulation, while removing distractions. The Simbulance is packaged within an ambulance and can travel to you, enabling SECAmb to deliver a truly mobile educational programme. The full capabilities of the Simbulance will be demonstrated – visit Stand OS435 to find out more and

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Ballistics – every gun tells a different story The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is a national centre of excellence for forensic science, intelligence and knowledge in relation to use, supply and manufacture of illegal firearms and ammunition.

Detective Chief Supt Jo Chilton, Head of NABIS.

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The Emergency Services Cycle Patrol/Mountain Bike Search and Rescue course has been in operation since 1989 with the Mountain-Bike instructors' Award Scheme, which has over 14,500 members. This award now comes with QCF L3 (A Level) Mountain Bike Leadership Activities. This is an academic qualification under OfQual and is also recognised throughout Europe under EQF L4. Electric bikes have been introduced into the course to assist riders to get where they are needed fast and to conduct a hasty search without time lost. The MIAS ESCP course has been rolled out to many police services, including the Metropolitan Police and West Midlands Police, along with fire and rescue services, including South Yorkshire.

NABIS works with police forces in the UK and abroad, as well as partner agencies, to deliver a world-class service. It can identify the types of weapons being used illegally and coordinate activity to remove them from circulation. NABIS provides trend and pattern analysis to forces, which enables them to take forward their investigations with more detail. Hubs in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Scotland offer the latest 3D Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) technology and NABIS experts can provide statements for court. NABIS also works with the Home Office and played a key part in changes to laws on antique guns and offences of supplying firearms, which came into force last year. Detective Chief Superintendent Jo Chilton, Head of NABIS, said, “We use cutting edge technology to build a national picture of gun crime. We are committed to helping forces tackle firearms incidents and keep communities safe.”

The Ministry of Defence Police is currently looking to recruit and train new entrants as Constables. As an officer in the Ministry of Defence Police, you will be joining a national police force, with units deployed across the UK at defence and other national infrastructure sites. The MoD force delivers unique ‘Specialist Policing’. It aims to Protect and Reassure to Achieve its Ministry of Defence requirement: • Protect: by using its unique specialist policing skills and powers to protect people and assets essential to defence and national infrastructure • Reassure: by providing visible and active policing, which reassures its customers and local communities • Achieve: by using its people and resources wisely to meet customer requirements in the most efficient way. The Ministry of Defence Police has a number of specialist units, including a Marine Unit, a Dog Section, Criminal Investigation Department, Operational Support Unit, Special Escort Group and the Tactical Support Group. New recruits will be given an opportunity during their initial training to express any references for working in armed operational specialist units, such as the Tactical Support Group (TSG) and Marine Policing etc.

National Ballistics Intelligence Service: Stand Z117

MOD Police: Stand Z236

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Blood bikes gear up for ‘Section 19’ changes Although the volunteer blood bike industry’s roots go back over half a century to the early 1960s, it was the creation of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) in 2008 that kickstarted the ‘recent’ rollout of the service across the UK, going from six operating groups that year, to 33 groups in 2015. Last year, these groups responded to around 39,000 requests from NHS hospitals and laboratories to transport some clinical product related to the treatment of an NHS patient. The 1500 volunteers provide this ‘out of hours’ service free of charge to the NHS. Typically, NABB groups could be asked to transport anything from blood to rabies serum, or diagnostic samples to surgical instruments. In a number of counties, the blood bike

Save a life St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 800,000 people learn how to save a life through its training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. The charity’s volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. St John Ambulance is also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. St John Ambulance wants everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. St John Ambulance: Stand Z240

www.sja.org.uk group also provides the blood resupply to the local air ambulance and some even resupply to scene, if required. The impending ‘Section 19’ legislation changes, due in the autumn, will formally extend the full suite of road traffic exemptions currently employed by the more traditional front line emergency services into the blood bike operations. The blood bike charity sector is currently gearing up to provide the enhanced training that will be required to meet the necessary high standards demanded by this change. NABB: Stand Z200

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Voluntary emergency radio support RAYNET is a voluntary organisation comprised mostly of licenced radio amateurs that offers emergency communications support to the blue light services, emergency planners and the voluntary services typically involved in assisting in emergencies. Since the East Coast floods in 1953, RAYNET has provided emergency communications at incidents and has been placed on standby for many more. RAYNET can set up communications links from scratch without the need for mains power or other communications networks. Particularly useful roles RAYNET can fulfil include providing links between the voluntary and professional agencies involved in an incident and also engineering links in difficult radio terrain.

RAYNET is authorised to support all Category 1 and 2 responders, such as local authorities, blue light services, any government body, the public utilities and also most national voluntary organisations that support incidents – collectively known as its User Services. RAYNET has more than 2000 members dedicated to providing a professional grade communications service to its users. Despite advances in technology, the demand for their services is greater than ever. In the current unpredictable climate with the high risk of disruption to modern communications networks, RAYNET volunteers can make a crucial difference. RAYNET: Stand Z106

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Rapid responders in the skies The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) was established as a membership body for those organisations that form the air ambulance services in the UK. The AAA’s membership, which represents the majority of the air ambulance network, is made up of charities, ambulance services and the supply chain that provides this valuable life saving service. The success of the air ambulance services in providing a rapid response to lifethreatening situations has been clearly established.

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The importance of close cooperation between the different operations is paramount and patient well-being is the number one priority when responding to an incident. The association is there to represent those involved not only operationally, ie treating patients, but also looks at the bigger picture; representing the charitable trusts who fund the service, the operators, ambulance services and associated trades. The AAA endeavours to build on existing relationships between all parties involved to develop a continually improving

emergency response network, as well as working with its members to ensure good practice at all times. Association of Air Ambulances: Stand Z113

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Collaboration is key to arson prevention

Arson accounts for 45 percent of all fires attended in the UK and costs society more than £1bn a year in insurance claim payouts. The Arson Prevention Forum was established in 1991 to spearhead and coordinate a national

campaign to reduce arson, raise awareness of the problem and bring together public and private sector organisations. Lee Howell, Independent Chairman of the Arson Prevention Forum, and colleagues will be present at The Emergency Services Show 2015, to answer questions and provide information. Lee believes that collaboration is the key to success. Working together to improve the effectiveness of prevention, protection, investigation and diversion activities will help reduce the incidence of fires and the associated cost. Understanding where organisations with an interest in arson reduction can work better together, coordination of efforts and promotion of the top 10 tips to reduce arson.

The Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) trains people in maritime skills and can support Category 1 Responders and communities in and around all UK waters and waterways in times of emergency. MVS units based around the coast and on inland waterways offer water-based assistance to commercial and leisure operators as well as training and education opportunities for members and the public.

Arson Prevention Forum: Stand Z205

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Lest we forget! The Police Roll of Honour Trust is proud to be exhibiting at ESS2015. The trust was founded in 2000 when it was discovered that there was no national Roll of Honour to fallen Police Officers. The trust is the only registered charity maintaining the national Police Roll of Honour, paying tribute to the sacrifice of British police officers who have been killed or died, on duty or as the result of police duties.

Safety afloat training saves lives

Severn’ (Tewkesbury) unit members undergoing training.

Since the first recorded death of a Constable in 1680 over 5000 such records are now held. Unfortunately it is a sad fact that the Roll will continue to grow. As well as contemporary deaths, the trust’s ongoing research ensures that all newly discovered deaths are also recorded on the roll. Albeit the trust is used as a point of reference by many official bodies and private individuals it does not receive any central funding but relies on the support of the wider police family and on the generosity of the general public.

Although the MVS is not a rescue organisation per se, it performs coastal, harbour and river safety patrols assisting HM Coastguard, harbour authorities and the Environment Agency using unit boats and are prepared to respond to issues that directly affect local communities. Some units have members on their Local Resilience Forum and train and exercise with members of other voluntary organisations using their communications skills ashore in control rooms as well as being available to go afloat or assist in the event of beach/estuary pollution.

Police Roll of Honour Trust: Stand Z118

Maritime Volunteer Service: Stand Z241

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Health and safety support from HSL The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) uniquely combines independent scientific and commercial expertise, delivering specialist solutions, products, training and consultancy. Being a directorate within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), HSL works closely with organisations across industry, helping them to improve workplace health and safety, thereby achieving regulatory compliance.

The HSL expertise embraces the following: Incident materials analysis – engineering, pressure fittings, fire, explosion and chemical • Assessment of noise, audibility, communications, breathing apparatus and PPE • Ergonomic risk assessment and behaviour change • Products assisting your safety culture, risk management and knowledge transfer • Training delivered by scientific experts within their field. HSL’s objective is to support industry on aspects of health and safety where independent evaluation and scientific-based research are required. •

Practical solutions By working with HSL, industry will benefit from independent and collaborative research from which specific areas of improvement can be identified. Through better understanding of industry needs, HSL,

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through partnership, can develop practical solutions through scientific-based projects. It can provide support from specific work undertaken for an individual organisation to more extensive research on an issue that impacts the whole sector. Health & Safety Laboratory: Stand N7

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Join #Team999 Mobile treatment with NWAS centre takes centre stage South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will be at this year’s Emergency Services Show, showcasing its Better Paramedic campaign and impressive mobile treatment centre. SWASFT provides emergency and urgent care services across the south west of England. As the most clinically advanced trust in the UK, SWASFT and its paramedics treat more patients on-site without the need to attend an emergency department than any other UK ambulance service.

Visit North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) on Stand Q34 to talk to staff about the career opportunities available within one of the most diverse ambulance services in the UK, and the progression pathways on offer to those wishing to further their clinical development. NWAS clinicians will be on hand to discuss the way you can make a difference to patients in the North West as part of #Team999. NWAS provides services to over seven million people in an area of 5500 square miles, which incorporates widely varying demography, topography and health needs throughout the region. The trust has a budget of £215m, currently operates from 109 ambulance stations and employs over 4900 staff. The service provides career opportunities in all areas of the North West, so whether you’re looking to start a career in a busy, multi-cultural urban city, or in a tranquil area within a national park, opportunities are available for you.

There are also a wide range of job opportunities ranging from operational staff, including call takers, to support functions including IT, Finance, HR, Communications and Estates. North West Ambulance Service: Stand Q34

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Emergency response support and training The trust currently has opportunities for experienced and newly qualified paramedics in the south west. If you want to work where you are able to practice to the highest skill levels, with more autonomy than ever before, then SWASFT would love to hear from you. SWASFT is the first ambulance service to have a purpose-built mobile treatment centre vehicle. It has treatment areas for up to eight patients at any one time, a reception and patient waiting area, toilets and showers and infection control and cleansing and staff welfare facilities. Take the opportunity to speak to staff and hear why they’re all so proud to be a part of SWASFT.

Public Health England’s mission to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing includes emergency response and preparedness. It provides an integrated, nationwide capability across the incident spectrum covering radiation, infectious diseases, and chemical

and environmental hazards. The organisation also provides consultancy and multi-agency command, training and exercise provision. In additional Public Health England offers strategic and operational health advice and services for all emergencies. This emergency information and intelligence is provided nationally to public health teams in local authorities, the health service, government and the security services. Visit the stand to find out more about radiation and emergency response capabilities. Experts will be on hand to provide you with more information about radiation metrology, personal dosimetry and emergency preparedness training and consultancy services.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: Stand OS429

Public Health England: Stand Z216

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IFE promotes good practice The IFE upholds professional standards within all public and private fire sectors by offering assessment of knowledge, experience and development, and engages with major stakeholders to offer international conferences, identify and promote good practice and enhance technical networks worldwide. It is also an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation and is licensed by the Engineering Council.

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The IFE’s mission is to encourage and improve the science and practice of fire extinction, fire prevention and fire engineering and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give an impulse to ideas likely to be useful in connection with or in relation to such science and practice to the members of the institution and to the community at large. IFE members are involved in a number of areas such as: fire dynamics, including ignition; chemistry and toxicology; consultations with government in the drafting and implementation of fire safety legislation and

regulations; structural fire protection of buildings; fire insurance and arson investigation; behaviour pattern of persons faced with emergencies; fire detection and alarm systems; fire appliances and automatic fire fighting systems. Visit the IFE at The Emergency Services Show 2015 for advice on membership, registration, examinations and special interest groups. The Institution of Fire Engineers: Stand Z102

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Training programme Managing tackles storage tank fires the FRS agenda

There have been numerous incidents in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry involving atmospheric storage tanks. The Buncefield incident in the UK, in December 2005, was a major conflagration caused by a series of explosions, which eventually overwhelmed 20 large storage tanks resulting in the biggest incident of its kind in peacetime Europe. CFB Risk Management, a global leader in high hazard asset protection services has formed a strategic partnership with Angus Fire, the leading global supplier of fire fighting foam and equipment. CFB Risk Management and Angus Fire have joined forces to set up a dedicated emergency response training programme for tank terminals, petrochemical and other high hazard sites with storage tanks. The accredited

programme covers the relationship between the design of storage tanks, development of credible incidents, fixed and mobile fire protection systems and incident response and is built around NFPA codes and standards. This training has been designed for those who have to deal with or have responsibility for fire protection systems or emergency response involving atmospheric storage tanks and includes world class theoretical and live fire fighting facilities. If you are interested in industrial fire fighting and innovative fire fighting technology including foam visit Stand Z105. CFB Risk Management: Stand Z105

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Best practice operational policies and procedures A common platform of high-quality operational guidance ensures that fire and rescue services are able to learn from the experiences of others and develop common ways of working with other fire and rescue services and their emergency service partners The National Operational Guidance Programme is a partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA), the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA), the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser and London Fire Brigade. It is working with fire and rescue services and other experts across the country to deliver new online operational guidance that will be consistent,

easily accessible and can be quickly revised and updated if necessary. In time, the National Operational Guidance Programme will deliver a one-stop shop of best practice operational policies and procedures for UK fire and rescue services that align with those of emergency service partners, can be easily tailored to local needs and form a solid foundation for local operational training and development.

The Fire Officers’ Association (FOA) is a fire and rescue service (FRS) trade union formed in 1994 to represent managers within the UK fire and rescue service. However, membership is open to all fire and rescue staff. It provides representation in employment matters backed by a first class national employment law firm. The FOA believes that the interests of its members are best served through consultation and negotiation. In this way the association aims to play a constructive role in developing a service that meets current and future needs of both staff and communities through open and honest dialogue, coupled with robust decision-making processes. As an organisation representing managers, the FOA understands the need to create an environment in which managers are empowered to do the right things for the right reasons. The association also recognises the crucial role that managers play in delivering national and local service objectives and it strives to ensure that this is also understood and recognised at all levels of the fire and rescue service and government. To do this effectively, the Fire Officers’ Association actively seek members' opinions to ensure that its agenda is their agenda and in taking forward this agenda it aims to act in a mature and professional manner. Fire Officers' Association: Stand Z248

National Operational Guidance Programme: Stand Z231

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Acting and reacting to increase training realism Casualties Union, founded in 1942, is a registered charity under the laws of England and Wales, and an independent voluntary organisation. It provides acting and reacting casualties and patients for the medical profession, the emergency services, and those who teach first aid, nursing and rescue. Casualties Union members use makeup techniques and acting skills that have developed and improved since the charity’s earlier days, and continue to make its simulations as realistic as possible, to a standard that is accepted and used by the UK’s top training hospitals, industry and emergency services. All injuries and acting are carefully researched and practised until perfect and the organisation is advised and guided by some of the country's most eminent medical professionals.

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Members train in three main subjects: 1. Acting: the casualty’s response to treatment being administered is the most important part of accurate simulation. This is the area in which the user will gain most useful training 2. Make-up: this creates the illusion of tissue damage, deformity and discolouration to present injuries and medical conditions that are convincingly realistic 3. Staging: incident scenes are designed to be as realistic as possible, using props and appropriate clothing to make it convincing and to create the right atmosphere. Attention is always given to the safety of everyone participating.

Casualties Union has units throughout the UK. The charity does not charge for its services and only asks for members’ expenses to be reimbursed. Donations are always welcome. Casualties Union: Stand Z206

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Improving body recovery from water Sergeant Lorna Dennison-Wilkins from Sussex Police created the Body Recovery From Water Study in 2009. The aim of the study is to collect and share data with the search community regarding body recoveries in inland water to make those undertaking this work more effective in both the searching for and the recovery of bodies. The study is dedicated ‘to the people who have been lost, and their families, and to those who have the courage to undertake the difficult task of recovering them’. Enhancing knowledge and skills in the area of body recovery from water will ensure that time and money is saved in searching for missing people, minimise the risk to all of those involved and may be able to give an earlier resolution to the families of missing people. There are certain factors that can affect the movement and subsequent location of the human body in water and these variables could effectively determine the search parameters and the subsequent success of the operation. The aims of the study are to: • Collect and share data with the international search community regarding the movement of bodies in inland water • Enhance learning to make us more effective in the searching for and recovery of bodies in water • Minimise the risk to search team operatives • Try to reduce search time and gain an earlier resolution in missing person cases • Provide data to public bodies so measures can be made to prevent drowning incidents.

equipment. Its deployments included police diving, marine operations and swift water operations as well as disaster victim recovery and identification. By 2008 Lorna had noticed patterns in where a body would end up in water, where a point of entry could be established. She knew that the variables that affected the movement of the body were based around the water and the body itself and wanted to create some form of dataset that could explore these further.

survey returns from the fire and rescue service in the UK and international colleagues from the search and rescue community. In 2015 a collaborative working agreement was forged between the University of Central London and Sussex Police where the dataset (as it was then) was given to a student to conduct her PhD on the subject – this will provide academic analysis and interpretation of the results.

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Current situation

Lorna started the Body Recovery From Water Study in 2009 and began collecting data on Sussex body recoveries. In 2010 the study was presented to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Dive and Marine meeting and it was agreed that it was a valid piece of work that should be supported by the ACPO Dive and Marine community. The study was further supported by the National Policing Improvement Agency (as it was then). Links were made with the National Water Safety Forum and sanitised data is provided to them through contributing to the Water Incident Database so that they can seek to prevent incidents occurring through public safety initiatives.

Lorna has been working on this study for six years and from the 137 cases currently on the database patterns can already be seen from body movements in water. The study will not be used for commercial gain. The data is protected but analysis of the data will be shared freely with interested parties.

Interest from other agencies Background Lorna Dennison-Wilkins, who is also a police search advisor, joined Sussex Police Specialist Search Unit in 2007. The unit did all search and recovery in hazardous places that required additional personal protective

In 2014 interest was established with outside agencies and other colleagues in the search community, such as the fire and rescue service and search and rescue teams. The study was presented at the Rescue 3 Europe Conference in Wales, which gained interest and

What does the future hold? Lorna is seeking to develop the study to broaden the amount and range of organisations and services that contribute. This will increase the amount of data on the database and give a wider selection of incidents. She aims to increase awareness both to expand the database but also to share the analysis of information as widely as possible among the search community.

www.sussex.police.uk For more information e-mail: lorna.dennisonwilkins@sussex.pnn.police.uk or visit Body Recovery From Water Study on Facebook.

Discounted cinema tickets for the rescue services Brought to you by Rewards for Rescue, the UK’s largest discount and benefit service for the rescue community, Cinema Rewards is offering an exclusive offer of up to 40 percent off cinema tickets to Rewards for Rescue members. Nurses, doctors, NHS staff, fire and rescue service, ambulance service, sea rescue, mountain rescue, air ambulance and retired members are all welcome to join Rewards for Rescue and take advantage of this discount. Open to members only, this family oriented offer allows families to save on cinema tickets (as well as food and drink) at over 380 cinemas in the UK and Ireland. The discount is available to members any time of the day, any day of the week at participating cinemas, which include Cineworld, Empire Cinemas, Showcase and many more! (NB Level of discount varies between cinemas) As well as the free to join site for all online offers, Rewards for Rescue offers a membership card for a

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one-off payment of £24, which unlocks even more offers that can be redeemed on the high street. The cost of the card goes straight back into sourcing new offers for its members. Peter Raith, Managing Director of Rewards for Rescue, says, “We at Rewards for Rescue understand that when one person serves, the whole family serves. Through the introduction of Cinema Rewards, we hope it will allow families to spend quality time together and also receive a substantial discount as a thanks for saving lives and keeping us safe. We are always on the lookout for beneficial and exciting new offers that will help each and every one of our members. This offer is the perfect way to say thank you and hopefully will attract more members of the rescue community to take advantage of

the offers they truly deserve.” To take advantage of this amazing Cinema Rewards offer, Rewards for Rescue members can login and click to access their Cinema Rewards. Those who are not members can join for free at the Rewards for Rescue website (below).

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Next-to-skin clothing – Armadillo Merino® www.armadillomerino.com It has been proven that the chemicals associated with synthetic clothing are readily absorbed through the skin, avoiding the liver before entering the bloodstream. When you are hot and sweating your pores open up making the skin even more receptive to chemical absorption. The build up of chemicals in the body, especially the combination with other toxic chemicals can lead to minor and major health ailments. Your first line of defence is your choice of next-to-skin clothing. With better protection from the ‘inside-out’ you can start to defend yourself from developing short and long-term health issues. Armadillo Merino® specialises in next-to-skin protective clothing. Its range of head to toe clothing creates a natural buffer zone around your body allowing the skin to function naturally, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

FLIR K65 – FLIR Systems Inc

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www.flir.com/fire FLIR has added the FLIR K65 to its industry-leading line-up of K-Series thermal imaging cameras (TICs). The FLIR K65 has been fully certified to the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1801-2013 standard for usability, image quality, and durability for fire fighting thermal imagers. It offers superior 320 x 240 thermal resolution and features FLIR’s revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement™ (FSX) technology for ultra-crisp thermal imagery and visibility in total darkness and smokefilled rooms. FSX heightens thermal image detail through real-time, onboard digital processing, producing an image that shows extraordinary structural, edge, and other instantly recognisable features. The K65 also includes onboard video recording and playback, which is useful for debriefing and training. The K65 will be available for purchase globally through established distribution networks immediately.

Mobile power source – SATcase™ & SunnyBAG www.satcase.com www.sunnybag.com SATcase™, a device that adds satellite connectivity and search and rescue (SAR) capability to the common smartphone (as featured in the June issue of EST), has teamed up with award-winning manufacturer SunnyBAG to add solar power to the offering. This means that users will now benefit from increased battery life, and longer lasting satellite connectivity, when other power sources are out of range. SunnyBAG produces a range of bags that include integrated flexible solar panels. These panels enable each bag to convert sunlight into electrical power, creating personal power stations for charging mobile devices. As part of a strategic partnership, SunnyBAG is set to create a purpose-designed durable, yet lightweight bag to hold the SATcase™ when not in use. This will ensure the unit remains charged from a never-ending source of energy – the sun.

Miller H-Design™ confined space harness – Honeywell

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www.honeywellsafety.com Honeywell has launched the Miller H-Design™ confined space harness, which features a soft and flexible padded belt that holds a respiratory mask, providing workers with a comfortable, flexible and easily accessible self-rescue solution. The EN361:2002 compliant harness is available on its own or as a complete unit with belt and harness. The belt is offered in two sizes (S/M, L/XL) to fit any body shape. Fitted with DuraFlex® stretch webbing at the shoulders for additional comfort, the Miller H-Design has special features that make it up to three times faster to put on than traditional harnesses. These features include easy to access buckles that offer the ability to make intuitive adjustments by pulling from the top down (vs traditional harness buckles that require pulling from the bottom up); as well as a chest strap that can be adjusted for a more comfortable fit.

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X380N thermal imager – Scott Safety

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www.scottsafety.com Powered by ISG technology, the X380N thermal imager from Scott Safety provides the perfect combination of technology, lightweight design, and robust features to enhance situational awareness. In addition to achieving NFPA compliance, the X380N features exclusive hot and cold spot tracker technology, which immediately identifies the hottest or coldest area of a scene for better informed decisions. All thermal imagers in the X-Series offer high resolution detection, superior image quality, Intelligent Focus™ to clearly see at temperatures above 1000°C and transparent colourisation. The X380N camera is available through Scott Safety’s network of global distribution partners.

GORE® PARALLON™ System – WL Gore & Associates

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www.gore.com After several years of research, bringing together its technical expertise from around the world, Gore has developed a solution that removes the need to compromise comfort for thermal protection. The GORE® PARALLON™ System is lightweight, breathable and waterproof delivering high levels of thermal protection in firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). It reduces the risk of burn injuries and heat stress in wet and dry conditions, creating consistent protection without compromising comfort. The system has been developed to specifically combat the risks associated with moisture and heat stress by introducing a unique new solution that incorporates a highly breathable Gore thermal barrier combined with a GORE-TEX® or CROSSTECH® Moisture barrier. This is a unique use of two membranes encapsulating a layer of thermal protection that maintains breathability while wicking moisture away from the skin and out through the suit, simultaneously preventing liquid penetration from the outside. Internal moisture is efficiently moved through the layers, keeping the thermal protective fabric dry and reducing the risk of steam or wet compression burns. Comfort and breathability is high, reducing the risk of heat stress and keeping the wearer cooler for longer.

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The role of social psychology in the management of mass decontamination Over 50 years of research has shown that mass panic occurs very rarely (if at all) during mass emergencies, and that people typically behave in a cooperative and helpful way. Despite this, a recent review of decontamination guidance documents for emergency responders revealed that common myths about disasters, such as public disorder and panic, are present in guidance for emergency responders. Words: Dr Holly Carter, Research Fellow, Emergency Response Department, Health Protection and Medical Directorate, Public Health England. This reliance on assumptions about mass panic has led to a focus on the need to control members of the public, who are seen as being likely to behave irrationally. The idea that people will behave irrationally has also contributed to a lack of effort being made to develop effective communication strategies for incidents involving decontamination – if people are going to behave irrationally, what is the point in trying to communicate with them? This lack of focus on communicating with members of the public could have serious adverse consequences. We carried out a review of small-scale incidents involving decontamination, which showed that ineffective communication from emergency responders can result in reduced public compliance with decontamination, and increased public anxiety; this could delay the decontamination process, which could cost lives.

“Effective communication from emergency responders reduces public confusion, thereby improving the speed and efficiency of decontamination.” There is therefore a need to update planning assumptions and guidance for incidents involving mass decontamination, so that they are based on relevant theory and research, rather than on outdated assumptions about disorder and panic. In particular, the development of effective responder communication strategies should be a priority; theory and research in the field of social psychology can play a key role in aiding the development of effective communication strategies.

Understanding public behaviour To understand public behaviour during mass decontamination, and inform the development of an effective responder communication strategy, we reviewed several potentially relevant theories. These included health behaviour theories, normative theories of crowd behaviour, and the social identity approach. The social identity approach suggests that individuals have both personal and social identities, and that social identities can be based on group memberships. Individuals come to share a social identity when the

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perceived differences between them are less than the differences perceived between themselves and others outside the group. The social identity approach provides an explanation for how a shared social identity can impact on relations between ingroup (those who share a social identity) and outgroup (a group with whom ingroup members do not identify) members, and the potential consequences of this in terms of dysfunctional outcomes such as non-compliance with responder instructions, and challenges to responders’ authority. The social identity approach has been used to understand public behaviour during various crowd events, including football crowds, protests, and riots. This research shows that it is essential that those managing the event (usually the police) communicate effectively with crowd members about any actions they are taking. Failure to communicate effectively can result in a perception that the police are acting in an unfair or illegitimate way, which can lead crowd members to try to challenge their authority. The social identity approach is relevant to incidents involving mass decontamination, because mass decontamination involves a crowd of people, whose interactions with each other, and with the responders managing the incident, are likely to be crucial to the success of the decontamination process. During mass decontamination, emergency responders will be trying to get members of the public to comply with recommended decontamination processes. It is therefore essential that emergency responders are perceived to be behaving in a legitimate way; if responder actions are seen as illegitimate, members of the public may be unwilling to comply with recommended decontamination procedures.

emergency responders. These factors in turn result in increased public cooperation, and increased public compliance with decontamination. Further, effective communication from emergency responders reduces public confusion, thereby improving the speed and efficiency of decontamination. Improving the speed and efficiency of decontamination, and increasing public compliance, could save lives.

Four recommendations Four recommendations have been developed for responder management strategies, based on this research: 1. Responders should communicate openly with members of the public about the nature of the incident, and the actions, which are being taken 2. Responders should provide health-focused explanations about decontamination, to help those affected to understand why certain actions are being taken 3. Responders should provide sufficient practical information, to ensure that those affected know how to undergo decontamination (for example, instructions on how to progress through decontamination, and instructions on how to wash during the shower) 4. Responders should respect public concerns about privacy and modesty.

Applying recommendations from research Effective communication We applied the social identity approach to understand public behaviour during mass decontamination. We used various different methods, including mass decontamination field exercises, an online visualisation experiment, and a mass decontamination field experiment. The field experiment enabled us to test the effect of three different responder communication strategies on public experiences and behaviour during mass decontamination, and to examine the role of social identity processes. During this study we were able to collect both behavioural data (timings for participants to undergo decontamination and observations of participant behaviour) and psychological data (quantitative and qualitative self-report data). We found that when communication from emergency responders is perceived as being effective, this results in increased perceptions of responder legitimacy, and therefore strengthens public identification with

The four recommendations outlined above should be included in decontamination training and guidance for emergency responders. Some of these recommendations have been included in a hospital decontamination ‘best practices’ document prepared by the Harvard School of Public Health, and a patient decontamination guidance document prepared by the US Department of Homeland Security. Further, findings are also being used to inform an update to the UK decontamination model response programme. In the increasingly likely event that an incident of this type occurs in the UK, a communication strategy developed based on an understanding of social psychological factors, and including the four recommendations listed above, will enable the decontamination process to take place quickly and efficiently, and will result in lives being saved.

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A preview issue for The Emergency Services Show 2015, which takes place from 23-24 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

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