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The Worshipful Company of Firefighters hosts future fire policy lecture

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters will present a lecture, ‘Future Fire Policy – The Way Forward?’ on Tuesday 30 April, at The Aviva Building, in London. Presented by James Pauley, CEO of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, the lecture will help delegates to understand… Read more »

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service now using new location technology

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is using a new app to help respond to incidents more effectively. CFRS, along with a number of other emergency services, including Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, have been using what3words to help pinpoint those in need. The unique location app what3words has divided the globe… Read more »

Cleveland Police control room transfers back in-house

The Cleveland Police Force Control Room will transfer back in-house, from Sopra Steria, on 1 May, as part of the Transforming Cleveland Police programme. Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, made the decision last year that the Sopra Steria contract would not be extended beyond its natural end in October 2020. The control room, which… Read more »

EVP Ltd signs exclusivity deal with Federal Signal Vama

Warwick-based Emergency Vehicle Products Ltd (EVP) has announced that, as of 1 April 2019, the company is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for the Spanish-based manufacturer of emergency vehicle warning lights, control and siren systems and prison cells, Federal Signal Vama. EVP was appointed as the exclusive distributor following the retirement of the UK… Read more »

Procurement trends survey seeks feedback from blue light sector

Fusion21 is surveying UK public procurement professionals for the second year running – to find out more about the key drivers behind buying decisions. The Fusion21 Procurement Trends Survey 2019 is also gathering individuals’ views on how external factors such as The Hackitt Report and Brexit influence the way they do their jobs – and… Read more »

Land Rover Discoverys to patrol England’s motorways

Land Rover has handed over the first of a new fleet of Discovery vehicles to Highways England, which has already begun patrolling England’s motorways. They are the latest in a long lineage of Discovery public services vehicles, stretching back to the original Discovery in 1989. A fleet of 70 Highways England Land Rover Discoverys have… Read more »

Northern Ambulance Alliance realises £2.5m efficiencies

A group of northern ambulance services has realised huge financial efficiencies and made cross-organisation improvements for staff and patients by working closely together on matters such as fleet management, procurement and workforce. The Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA) comprises the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and… Read more »

Top team at Supply Plus completes MBO

Following a Management Buy Out (MBO) of Supply Plus Limited, effective from 1 April 2019, the complete ownership of the business is now 100% with the senior management team and fully UK based. Supply Plus Limited manufactures a range of products, from its Cambridge UK base, primarily for the fire and rescue, fuel delivery and… Read more »

Specialist operations unit appoints new ACC

A new Assistant Chief Constable has been appointed for the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU), leading the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). Trevor Rodenhurst (right), who has been in the role on a temporary basis since July 2017, is the successful candidate and takes up his post with immediate… Read more »

Richard Lewis confirmed as Cleveland Police Chief Constable

Richard Lewis has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police. Richard is currently the temporary Deputy Chief Constable at Dyfed Powys Police, where he has served for the entirety of his policing career so far. Mr Lewis was selected following a rigorous two-day recruitment and assessment process, developed in partnership with the… Read more »