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Civil Nuclear Constabulary appoints new Chief Constable

The Chairman of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, Vic Emery OBE, has announced the appointment of the new Chief Constable of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC). Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman will take over the role of Chief Constable from Mike Griffiths in April 2019. Vic Emery said, “The recruitment process for the new Chief… Read more »

Preferred candidate for Cheshire Police Chief Constable announced

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced that Darren Martland has been chosen as his preferred candidate to take up the position of Cheshire’s Chief Constable. Darren is the current Acting Deputy Chief Constable of Cheshire Police and has been with the force since 2017 following extensive service at other North West forces. It follows… Read more »

CC Europe & BAPCO Conference combine for max impact

On 12 March 2019, TCCA’s Critical Communications Europe (CC Europe) opens its doors for two busy days of conference sessions and a packed exhibition floor. TCCA joined forces with the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (BAPCO) to produce a joint event, which takes place from 12-13 March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry,… Read more »

Northgate Public Services acquires APD Communications

Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary, has announced the acquisition of APD Communications, a leading software supplier to the emergency services, public safety and control room markets. NPS is the market leader for policing IT solutions in the UK with more than 50% of police forces currently using NPS’ crime, custody… Read more »

Oxford Safety introduces Enduro Helmet Bag to reduce cross contamination from carcinogens

Oxford Safety, a leading company designing and manufacturing ground-breaking PPE and workwear for superior performance, has introduced the new Enduro Helmet Bag, enabling brigades to reduce the risk of cross contamination from toxic chemicals and carcinogens that remain on protective gear following exposure to smoke. After dealing with a blaze, firefighters will frequently put their… Read more »

NWAS introduces new epaulettes following Manchester Arena attack

Advanced medical staff will now be more easily identifiable as North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) introduces red epaulettes for senior clinicians. The change replaces the former green epaulettes worn on the shoulders as part of NWAS uniform to distinguish roles with the aim to make it easier for ambulance crews to identify a person with… Read more »

Emergency services shine as LGBT-inclusive employers

Eight emergency services organisations have made the Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers list, compiled by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall, with one new entry. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have climbed the rankings for a third successive year, moving to the third position overall (fourth in 2018; eighth in 2017), leading the way… Read more »

Established industry name joins O&H Vehicle Conversions to lead major growth

O&H Vehicle Conversions – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of emergency vehicles – has appointed an experienced industry name as its new Managing Director, to drive major company growth. Oliver North – founder and former Managing Director of fire fighting vehicle specialist, Rosenbauer UK – has also taken a shareholding in O&H to solidify… Read more »

Ford supplies RNLI with replacement fleet

Ford is pushing the boat out for the RNLI by supplying the charity that saves lives at sea with a replacement fleet of new vehicles. Ford will ship 210 new vehicles to the RNLI this year, followed by a further 120 in 2020 and again in 2021 – including 100 Ford Rangers total as beach… Read more »