On April 29th and 30th 2014 we were incredibly proud to be able to continue our long-standing support of Ambition as the event’s Platinum Sponsor.
At the top of a long list of highlights at Ambition was the arrival of Theresa May to our stand on Day One. The Home Secretary spent around ten minutes being shown around by CEO and Founder David Savage before the two talked Resilient Communications on-board Northumberland fire and Rescue’s brand new Incident Command Vehicle, which was unveiled at this year’s exhibition.
David Savage said:
“It always gives me great pleasure to support events such as Ambition. This year was even more beneficial as it brought together Ambition and Counter Terror Expo, allowing us to engage with our existing customers and continue to support the challenges of Emergency Responders and Homeland Security Sectors, both in the UK and overseas.
I was privileged to demonstrate Northumberland Fire and Rescue’s Incident Command Unit, which is the latest of a growing number of emergency services to adopt our solutions, to The UK Home Secretary Theresa May, accompanied by Admiral Lord West.
I particularly enjoyed hosting an informal gathering at the end of the day one, with our long standing colleagues and partners within the UK Ambulance Service.
At every level throughout the UK Ambulance Service we regard ourselves as partners, and I feel both privileged and humbled to be part of a solution that supports in the saving of lives and guarantees resilience at major incidents”
Northumberland Fire & Rescue Incident Command Vehicle
Day two, Northumberland Fire and Rescue’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Paul Hedley joined us and saw for the first time his Service’s incident Command Vehicle, the culmination of months of work and a highly successful project.
Paul Hedley said:
“I am very impressed with the build quality and fit out of our
ompleted Incident Support Unit.
The vehicle, and the integrated on-board communications technology, are cutting edge and will significantly enhance our ability to provide fully resilient and
effective communications to and from an incident.
More importantly, once the unit is fully operational we will be able to provide our incident command team and frontline firefighters much greater support to safely and effectively perform their roles.
Day two also saw both our Sales & Marketing Director Nicola Savage and Technical Director Simon Hill take to the stage and give in depth and very well received seminars on what we, as a business, do.
Simon, speaking in the Policing, Military and Emergency Response Theatre within the Counter Terror Expo, focused on how instrumental Resilient Satellite Communications have been in aiding and improving interoperability and ease-of-use across both Government and Emergency Services.
Nicola’s seminar took place in the Ambition Seminar Theatre where she spoke at length on the evolution of technology within the Ambulance service, most notably our involvement with the Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), before going on the give a glimpse into the future and potential of resilient applications and an existing development involving on-scene patient care through vital sign monitoring.
Once the final visitor had made their way to the exit of the vast Olympia Exhibition Hall a small amount of time was allowed for reflection on a highly successful time before the task of packing up began in earnest.
We would like to thank everybody that joined us at Ambition and look forward to speaking with all of you again soon.