While we may have seen a reduction of some criminal activity during lockdown, the stats for ‘hidden crimes’ like domestic violence make for stark reading. Find out how collaboration is key to supporting our emergency services.
Fire and Rescue Services play a crucial role in making our communities safer. In this post, we shine the spotlight on our colleagues in the fire and rescue sector to understand what their biggest priorities and challenges are, to build shared understanding across the emergency services community.
The contribution that the ambulance sector makes in delivering NHS services is extensive, often in the most difficult and unpredictable of circumstances, no more so than during the current COVID19 pandemic. Ambulance clinicians are highly regarded for their skills and resilience in out-of-hospital urgent and emergency care.
We’re proud to have been working with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust (NIAS) to safeguard frontline control room staff fielding emergency calls during the coronavirus pandemic.
Control rooms are an essential part of the emergency services, having immediate contact with citizens as well as frontline service providers. Because control room operators work to ensure an emergency call is dealt with, there’s a number of challenges that affect their roles. In this post we’ll take a look at just some of the challenges facing our emergency services control rooms today.
ESN – the Emergency Services Network – is a hot topic in the critical communications industry and will replace the current Airwave service used by UK emergency services. We look at how moving to airwave DCS can be a stepping stone on the ESN journey.