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Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer

Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trialsThe overdose antidote naloxone should be made available to all police officers in areas where there is a clear need, the police chiefs’ drug lead has urged after successful pilot schemes.North Wales police and Police Scotland are trialling having beat officers carry naloxone nasal sprays that can be used to treat opiate overdoses, and West Midlands police have extended their pilot scheme, with a rollout due to be ...
Tags: Drugs, Scotland, Police, Society, UK News, Emergency services, West Midlands, North Wales, NPCC


Police issue Lake District warning after rescuer falls 150 metres

Visitors urged to stay away after man sustains life-changing injuries trying to reach hikers Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have urged visitors to stay away from the Lake District after a mountain rescuer fell 150 metres and sustained “life-changing injuries” while coming to the aid of two hikers.Rescuers were called to help two men who had travelled more than 100 miles in contravention of coronavirus regulations to camp overnight on a 780-metre (2,500ft) fell...
Tags: England, UK News, Liverpool, Mountaineering, Emergency services, Leicester, Lake District, Coronavirus


Union stopped firefighters helping with Covid effort, say inspectors

FBU have branded the independent inspectors report a ‘biased attack’ full of ‘untruths and omissions’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe union representing firefighters hampered efforts to deploy the emergency service into potentially life-saving scenarios during the coronavirus pandemic with outdated and unnecessary practices, independent inspectors have said in a damning report.The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) asked firefighters not to volunteer to support the NHS tes...
Tags: Politics, Society, UK News, NHS, Trade unions, Health policy, Firefighters, Emergency services, Coronavirus, The Fire Brigades Union FBU


Two Manchester Arena bombing victims could have been saved, inquiry hears

Evidence given that Saffie-Rose Roussos and John Atkinson could have survived with ‘different’ emergency service responseFirefighters did not arrive at Manchester Arena until two hours after the suicide bombing, only one paramedic entered the blast scene in the first 40 minutes, and Greater Manchester police (GMP) did not declare a major incident until the following day, the inquiry into the terror attack has heard.The Manchester Arena inquiry, which resumed on Monday, moved to examine the respo...
Tags: Police, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Firefighters, Emergency services, GMP, Manchester Arena, John Atkinson, Manchester Arena attack, Saffie Rose Roussos


'A threat to lives and homes': emergency warning issued for bushfire north of Perth

Homes in the Ocean Farms estate are threatened by the blaze burning out of control 100km north of Perth in Western AustraliaA fast-moving bushfire was raging north of Perth, threatening lives and homes as it bore down on a number on coastal communities.The blaze had already destroyed more than 7,200 hectares and was proving difficult for firefighters to contain as it burned out of control while fanned by strong easterly winds. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Emergency services, Perth, Western Australia, Bushfires, Ocean Farms


Thunderstorms forecast to batter NSW coast as flooding and wild weather continue

Warning zone covers almost entire state except far west as Lismore cops 100mm in two hoursThe predicted reprieve from heavy rain and flooding across swathes of New South Wales is yet to eventuate with only the state’s far west expected to be spared from afternoon thunderstorms.Lismore in the state’s north copped more than 100mm in two hours on Wednesday afternoon, with the State Emergency Service called in to carry out five flood rescues in just over an hour. The downpour came as the Bureau of M...
Tags: Environment, Australia news, New South Wales, Flooding, Emergency services, Australia Weather, State Emergency Service, Bureau of Meteorology, Lismore


Fraser Island residents told to prepare to leave as bushfire burns near Happy Valley

Fires sparked by illegal campfire on 14 October have destroyed 82,500 hectares of national park on world heritage listed islandA bushfire burning on Fraser Island could impact Happy Valley village and residents have been told to prepare to leave.An update from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was burning 3.5km north-west of Happy Valley on Sunday and conditions could get worse. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Emergency services, Bushfires, Happy Valley, Fraser Island


Residents of Victorian town could return soon after leaking dam forced evacuation

Emergency services have worked for two days to secure 180-megalitre dam in Torquay, south-west of MelbourneEmergency services are hopeful that about 100 people living in a coastal Victorian town will soon be able to return home after they worked for two days to secure a 180-megalitre private dam that was found to be leaking on Friday.Volunteers knocked on doors at over 40 homes in Torquay, about 80km south-west of Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon telling 109 people to leave due to fears the priv...
Tags: Australia news, Torquay, Emergency services, Victoria, Melbourne


Google Just Rolled Out a Slew of New Android Features

Ahead of the upcoming official release of Android 11, Google is pushing out a few updates to all Android phones (running Android 6 and above) and it includes some helpful updates to Android Auto, a new Bedtime mode to help you sleep better, enhanced emergency services, and improved accessibility for people with…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Accessibility, Earthquakes, Emergency services, Android Auto, Els, Android 11, 5 New Android Updates For Summer 2020, Bedtime Mode


Surrey fire service declares major incident after 100 homes evacuated

Residents describe wildfire that began on Chobham Common and spread to golf course Surrey fire and rescue service has declared a major incident as crews continue to battle a 40-hectare wildfire that has reportedly led to as many as 100 homes being evacuated as a precaution.The blaze started in Chobham Common on Friday as temperatures in the south-east soared and spread to Wentworth golf course, halting play in the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final tournament. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Michael Gove, Firefighters, Emergency services, Surrey, UK Weather, Wentworth, Chobham Common


'Wall of flames': fire crews battle huge blaze in Surrey

Fire on Chobham Common covers more than 40 hectares and has spread to golf courseFire crews are tackling a wildfire in Surrey which is larger than 40 hectares and has spread to a golf course.Play at the Rose Ladies Series Grand Final had to be halted after a blaze which began on Chobham Common spread to Wentworth golf course. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Firefighters, Emergency services, Surrey, Wentworth, Chobham Common


Bushfire royal commission told coronavirus could stop firefighters helping interstate next fire season

Firefighters saw conditions ‘we haven’t seen before’ in 2019-20, Shane Fitzsimmons tells inquiryThe bushfires royal commission has been told the ongoing coronavirus crisis could mean firefighters cannot travel interstate to help battle blazes during the next fire season.The senior counsel assisting the commission, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, said on Wednesday the extreme conditions experienced during 2019-20 saw resources in impacted states and territories stretched over a long and arduous bushfir...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Sydney, Emergency services, Bushfires, Shane Fitzsimmons, Dominique Hogan Doran SC


Three people seriously injured jumping into sea at Dorset beach

Air ambulances landed at Durdle Door and the beach was evacuatedThree people have been seriously injured jumping off cliffs into the sea at a beach in Dorset.Air ambulances landed at the scene at Durdle Door on Saturday afternoon, and police are now asking people to stay away from the popular tourist spot, near Lulworth. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, UK News, Emergency services, Dorset, Durdle Door, Coronavirus outbreak, Dorset Air, Lulworth Continue


Modoc County Defies Gov. Newsom’s Coronavirus Shutdown Order

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A rural California county allowed nonessential businesses to reopen and diners to eat in restaurants on Friday, becoming the first to defy Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide orders barring such moves during the coronavirus pandemic. Modoc County is “moving forward with our reopening plan,” Modoc County Deputy Director of Emergency Services Heather Hadwick said in an email to The Associated Press. She said the county of about 9,000 in the state’s far northeast corner next to Oregon h...
Tags: California, Oregon, California News, Sacramento, Ap, Emergency services, Gavin Newsom, Irene, Cedarville, Newsom, Modoc County, Coronavirus, Heather Hadwick, Hadwick, Country Hearth Restaurant, Janet Irene


SkyCity fire: waterproofing subcontractor calls for FENZ to withdraw report

The subcontracting company which supplied materials for the waterproofing roofing membrane on the NZ International Convention Centre roof has called for Fire and Emergency Services to withdraw its SkyCity fire report. MPM Waterproofing,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Emergency services, NZ International Convention Centre


How to build a hospital in nine days: emergency architecture in a pandemic

From mobile morgues to pop-up intensive care wards, Britain is responding to coronavirus with a new kind of elemental architecture – and it needs lots of itCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eerie mechanical hum has joined the usual backdrop of tweeting birds and the roar of the North Circular at Wanstead Flats in London. The sound is coming from behind a large wooden fence, recently erected on wide open fields by...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Hospitals, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Military, Engineering, Art and design, Emergency planning, Construction industry, Emergency services, Newham, Epping Forest


London fire tests emergency response amid coronavirus crisis

Blaze breaks out at flat above supermarket at Charles Square near Old Street roundaboutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmergency services faced a test of their ability to cope against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic as firefighters fought to contain a major blaze at a flat above a supermarket in London.About 10 pumps and dozens of officers from London fire brigade (LFB) were in attendance at Charles Square near Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch, east London, o...
Tags: London, Society, UK News, Firefighters, Emergency services, Old Street, Shoreditch, Charles Square, Coronavirus outbreak


Fire services: 999 callers waiting longer than five years ago

Average response for serious fires in England more than half a minute slower than in 2013-14The fire service’s average response times to serious fires is more than half a minute longer than it was five years ago, according to the latest Home Office figures.The average total response time to “primary fires” in England (more serious fires that tend to harm people or cause damage to property) was eight minutes and 49 seconds between 2018-19. This response time is 11 seconds longer than last year’s ...
Tags: England, UK News, Home Office, Firefighters, Emergency services


NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor-positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including what floor it’s on — without GPS . The company has developed what it calls a Metropolitan Beacon System, which can find the location of devices like smartphones, drones, IoT products or even self-driving vehicles in indoor and urban areas where GPS or other satellite location signals cannot be reliably received. Anyone trying to use their ...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Bluetooth, Fcc, California, Washington, Virginia, Articles, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Nasa, Chicago, United States


'I ordered one saveloy not three': Met reveals time-wasting 999 calls

Metropolitan police identify more than 22,000 hoax calls in 2019 and warn of risk to livesA mistake with a chip-shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the UK’s largest police force this year.Call handlers identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls to the Metropolitan police in the first 11 months of 2019, the force said. There were also 2,912 hoax calls to the non-emergency 101 police number. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Police, Society, UK News, Emergency services, Metropolitan Police


Medical roundup

Radiologist Saurabh Jha had me on his popular podcast a while back to discuss the history of malpractice law. Now he’s written a substantial piece (link to article, gated) on my book The Litigation Explosion (1991) for the Journal of the American College of Radiology which has in turn touched off a discussion on professional Twitter; Certificate-of-need (CON) laws in 35 states allow incumbent firms to raise legal objections to entry by new competitors. Bad idea generally, and especially when ...
Tags: Law, California, Kentucky, Uncategorized, Military, Pennsylvania, Emergency services, Defense Department, Cato, Pacific Legal Foundation, John Stossel, CALEB BROWN, Military Times, American College of Radiology, Cato Daily Podcast, Saurabh Jha


Woman dies in Welsh hospital after six-hour wait for ambulance

Donna Gilby broke her foot in fall outside her home and later had cardiac arrest in hospitalA 47-year-old woman died after falling outside her home and waiting for several hours on a cold pavement for an ambulance.Donna Gilby was unable to move after breaking her foot in the fall on a residential street in the village of Cwmaman in south Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Wales, Society, UK News, NHS, Emergency services, South Wales, Cwmaman, Donna Gilby


London fire brigade one of the worst in UK, inspectors say

Country’s biggest brigade ‘inadequate at getting the right people with the right skills’ The London fire brigade (LFB) is one of the worst in the country, according to inspectors who found that two and a half years after the Grenfell Tower disaster, incident commanders remain inadequately trained, the service is wasting resources and it is failing to learn from its mistakes.In a scathing report, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services said the UK’s biggest fire briga...
Tags: UK, London, Society, UK News, Firefighters, Emergency services, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Rescue Services, Grenfell tower inquiry


Firefighters tackle blaze in Birmingham warehouse

West Midlands fire service called to reports of a huge fire at a furniture warehouseAbout 100 firefighters have been deployed to tackle a huge fire near a train station in Birmingham.West Midlands fire service (WMFS) said they received several 999 calls at about 5.11am on Monday after reports of a large blaze at a furniture storage warehouse in Tyseley. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Firefighters, Emergency services, Birmingham, West Midlands, Birmingham West Midlands, WMFS, Tyseley Continue


Emergency Services Cloud Software Maker RapidDeploy Nets $12M

Austin—Public safety software developer RapidDeploy has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round.Investors include GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung Next. The funds will be used to help RapidDeploy accelerate development and marketing of its Cloud Aided Dispatch platform, the company said in a press release Monday.RapidDeploy, which was founded in 2014, says its cloud-based technology was developed by first responders and is designed to dispatch emergency services personnel like police, fir...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Texas, 911, Funding, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Broadband, Software, Austin, South Africa


Weston-super-Mare ice rink evacuated after fire breaks out

More than 100 people had to be evacuated from Icescape after a blaze was started accidentallyMore than 100 people had to be evacuated from an ice rink after a fire broke out. Avon fire and rescue were called to Icescape at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare shortly after 5pm on Friday.A spokesman for the service said about 120 people had to be cleared from the rink and surrounding area, including staff and families with children. Six fire engines were sent to the scene and the blaze was put out ...
Tags: UK News, Emergency services, Avon, Weston, Tropicana, Icescape


Monopoly 911 ambulance franchise laws

In California, ambulance companies pay local governments for monopoly franchises on 911 calls, then send the bill to insurers: “So cash strapped counties are in on the business of fleecing insurance companies, and through them, people and businesses who pay premiums” [John H. Cochrane] Tags: antitrust, California, emergency services
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Antitrust, Emergency services, John H Cochrane


Football fans injured in 'apocalyptic' Rome escalator collapse

Dozens of Russian fans of CSKA Moscow were hurt when metro station escalator sped up then collapsedAuthorities in Rome have launched two investigations after 24 fans of the CSKA Moscow football team were injured when a crowded escalator suddenly sped up then collapsed, hurling people down the staircase.One of the fans, who was in the Italian capital for his team’s Champions League game against AS Roma, had his foot amputated in the incident at Repubblica station on Tuesday evening in what one wi...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Football, Sport, Rome, Italy, Champions League, Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Emergency services, Roma, Repubblica, CSKA


Inquiries begin after football fans injured by escalator in Rome

Dozens of Russian fans of CSKA Moscow were hurt when metro station escalator collapsedAuthorities in Rome have launched two investigations after 24 fans of the CSKA Moscow football team were injured when a crowded escalator suddenly sped up then collapsed, hurling people down the staircase.One of the fans, who was in the Italian capital for his team’s Champions League game against AS Roma, had his foot amputated in the incident at Repubblica station on Tuesday evening in what one witness describ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Football, Sport, Rome, Italy, Champions League, Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Emergency services, Roma, Repubblica, CSKA


Dozens of Moscow fans injured as escalator runs out of control in Rome

Most of the casualties are supporters of the CSKA football teamTwenty people, most of them fans of the CSKA Moscow football team, have been hurt after a crowded escalator at a Rome metro station suddenly sped up, hurling people down the staircase.One person was seriously hurt in the accident at the city-centre Repubblica station, according to Italian police. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Football, Sport, Rome, Italy, Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Emergency services, Repubblica, CSKA