Gwent PCC announces new Chief Constable

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has appointed Pam Kelly as the new Chief Constable of Gwent Police. Ms Kelly, whose substantive appointment was Deputy Chief Constable, has served as Temporary Chief Constable since the retirement of former Chief Constable Julian Williams in June. She was announced as the Police and Crime… Read more »

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service announces new Chief Fire Officer

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is to join West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service as its new Chief Fire Officer. Dr Cohen-Hatton joins the service with 18 years of fire and rescue service experience, including senior roles in London Fire Brigade, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Government and most recently as Interim Deputy Chief Fire… Read more »

Knowledge, networking and emerging technology at The Emergency Services Show

All personnel from the emergency services and partner agencies are invited to The Emergency Services Show 2019, which returns to Hall 5 at the NEC from 18-19 September. Highlights of the event include over 450 leading exhibitors showcasing their latest solutions, 80+ free CPD-accredited seminar sessions over four theatres and a new feature dedicated to… Read more »

County Durham and Darlington FRS moves to Cloud platform

Infographics has announced that County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue is the latest service to move to the FireWatch Cloud – a fully managed service based on the Microsoft Azure platform. The new FireWatch Cloud solution will provide a resilient architecture, flexible access from remote locations, and includes software upgrade services and other benefits…. Read more »

Volvo releases armoured cars for heightened protection

The Volvo XC90 Armoured is designed and built to provide safe and comfortable travel with a high level of personal protection for the occupants. Volvo Cars has received numerous requests over the past few years to develop an armoured XC90. The company has extensive experience of building police cars, fire appliances and diverse special vehicles… Read more »

Hytera launches ‘all in one’ bodycam

Studies have shown that bodycams can help to deter verbal abuse and aggression, as people often calm down if they know they are being filmed. As such, they provide an additional means of protection for front line staff and lone workers. One recent study showed that UK police with body cameras received 93% fewer complaints… Read more »

North East Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) has appointed Helen Ray (above) as its new Chief Executive. Helen joins NEAS from Northumbria Healthcare, where she has been the Chief Operating Officer since that post was formed in July 2018, overseeing urgent and emergency care, medicine, child health and community services with board level responsibility… Read more »

College of Paramedics appoints new Chief Executive

Tracy Nicholls, Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics. Tracy has more than 20 years’ experience in the ambulance service. Starting her career in Beds and Herts Ambulance Service, she progressed to station manager… Read more »

Andrew Brodie confirmed as CFO for North Yorkshire

Following a confirmation hearing held by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Panel, Andrew Brodie has been confirmed as the new Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Brodie was recommended to the panel following a rigorous interview process organised by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia… Read more »

SsangYong chosen to aid vital NHS work

SsangYong Motors UK has recently supplied a converted Rexton 4×4 to IMT Medical Services Limited. Merseyside-based IMT Medical Services provides a broad range of medical transport and first aid training across both private, and public sectors, including the NHS. The award-winning Rexton has 4×4 capability, allowing the vehicles to operate in all road and weather… Read more »