Posts Tagged "Technology"

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service deploys Panasonic rugged tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during an emergency. The service is deploying 13 inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the…

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A woman was rescued from a roof after a discarded cigarette caused a house fire

A woman had to be rescued from the roof outside her bedroom window after a discarded cigarette sparked a blaze at her home in Ramsgate this morning (July 27). Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Hardres Street at…

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Drone and rescue dogs in use as church collapse search continues

Emergency services are using rescue dogs and a drone to continue their search for a missing person following the collapse of a church in Splott, Cardiff. Two people were able to escape from the scene with minor injuries. Eric Bellew,…

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Ageing Safety

With an ageing population comes an increase in the number of residents living with dementia, sight loss and hearing impairments, which raises the question of what solutions are available to better protect older residents while they remain in their own…

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Specialist pet oxygen masks now carried by all fire engines in East Sussex

RSPCA and Smokey Paws fund special kits to help animals caught up in fires Two charities have teamed up to equip all fire engines in East Sussex with specialist pet oxygen kits in an effort to save the lives of…

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Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry announces retirement

Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. When he steps down from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) he will have been in the top job for three years –…

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New mobilising and availability system for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new command and control system following months of meticulous preparation. The new system equips the Service with the highest standard of emergency response software to help keep local communities safe. The…

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Scottish fire chiefs to consider using budget vans without full rescue equipment

Cut-price fire trucks carrying only a fraction of the equipment of a traditional appliance could be introduced across Scotland. A senior officer has been tasked with examining the feasibility of introducing “tactical response vehicles” to the Scottish fire service. The…

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A ‘discarded cigarette’ is thought to have caused a house fire near Canterbury

Around 34 firefighters in six engines attended a fire at a thatched property near Canterbury, which is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette. Crews from Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the large house in…

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Equipment stolen after drone images posted online

Thieves targeted new fire engines stored in a compound – after a drone enthusiast took pictures of them from the air. Equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen from the secure compound after an amateur drone pilot flew his device…

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