Police Constables can now join Met Police in a part-time role

In what is believed to be a UK policing first, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has announced that new police constable recruits will now be able to join the service in a part-time role. From November 2019, new recruits will be able to complete their police training part-time and hit the streets of London in… Read more »

Women in emergency services sector invited to apply for leadership scholarship

Women currently working in the emergency services have the opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to £1000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development course. “Funding must be apportioned by the end of August and it is unsure when these grants will be available again,” said Suzi Finkelstein, Director of… Read more »

Volkswagen Caddy converted for use as police dog van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new Volkswagen Caddy conversion, ready for life on patrol as a police dog van. The specialist canine unit will further help support the vital work of police dogs following the passing of ‘Finn’s Law’. The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill gives the animals greater protection on patrol and is… Read more »

Brighton hosts IFE AGM and Conference

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) AGM and International Conference will take place in Brighton from 17-18 July 2019. Tickets are available for members and non-members alike to join the leading international fire engineer membership organisation for an informative and packed two-day conference. Now in its 96th year, this year’s event carries the theme ‘Professionalism… Read more »

‘Finn’s Law’ delivered to protect brave service animals

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill came into force on 8 June to protect service animals such as police dogs and horses. The Bill, known as ‘Finn’s Law’, will prevent those who attack or injure service animals from claiming self-defence. The law is named after Finn, a police dog who was stabbed whilst pursuing a… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show announces two new drone features

Organisers of The Emergency Services Show have announced two new features at this year’s event: the SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and a SkyBound Rescuer Drone Zone, sponsored by Thales Soarizon. The Emergency Services Show 2019 is the UK’s largest event for the emergency services and a showcase for emerging technologies. It takes place in Hall… Read more »

Code3 launches low profile LED lamp

Code3, a world leader in innovative emergency systems, has launched the next generation of directional LED lamps in its popular SecuriLED series. The redesigned SecuriLED II™ encompasses enhanced performance, features and styling. Suited to larger vehicles and situations where a ‘BIG’ warning signal is desired, such as an ambulance or fire appliance, the SecuriLED II™… Read more »

London Fire Commissioner announces her retirement

After 32 years of dedicated service to London, Dany Cotton, London Fire Brigade’s first woman Commissioner, will retire from service in April 2020. Speaking after informing Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, Fiona Twycross of her decision to retire, the Commissioner said, “I have worked with the best people… Read more »