National Crime Agency now operational

The new National Crime Agency (NCA) is now operational. For the first time, a single law enforcement agency will be responsible for leading the national response to cut serious and organised crime – from smashing multi-million pound, cross-border criminal networks and gangs and cracking intricate global cyber-crime, to tracking down child sex abusers in the… Read more »

Fire and police collaborate on driver training

Humberside Police has joined forces with Humberside Fire and Rescue Services to deliver shared training to their drivers. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s driver training team is now operating out of the force’s training centre at Courtland Road in Hull, following the need to re-locate due to the rebuilding of Clough Road Fire Station, which… Read more »

SCAS launches Trauma Training app

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the launch of its new Trauma Triage Tool app. Devised by Els Freshwater, SCAS paramedic and trainee consultant practitioner, the app helps ensure that crews always take critically injured trauma patients to the right hospital, based on their condition and location. This helps… Read more »

CFOA welcomes new President

Paul Fuller was appointed as the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) President at the association’s annual general meeting on 18 September 2013. Paul, Chief Fire Officer of Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, will serve as CFOA President for the term 2013-2014. CFOA also welcomes Paul Hancock, Chief Fire Officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, who… Read more »

Tayside mountain rescue base boosts emergency response

Emergency rescue operations in the Tayside area were given a massive boost recently with the opening of a new purpose built mountain rescue base. Care charity, St John Scotland, has provided funding for the new base and it’s the first time in the 40 years of organised mountain rescue within the Tayside area that volunteers… Read more »

Supacat Utility Vehicle 600 unveiled

The all-new Supacat Utility Vehicle 600 (SUV 600) cost effectively fills a gap in the market for a rapid response vehicle, which also offers an off-road capability with the agility to access narrow routes and difficult terrain. Using fresh thinking to develop the SUV 600, Supacat has adapted a production standard Land Rover Discovery 4×4… Read more »

Emergency Services Show 2013 proves biggest and best yet

The Emergency Services Show’s move to the NEC in Birmingham has been heralded as a great success after an increase in exhibitors and visitors made the event the biggest and best to date. Exhibitors reported brisk traffic and strong interest from across all the emergency services throughout both days of the show, while visitors enjoyed… Read more »

EST Directory is coming soon…

The EST Directory is a comprehensive online resource for finding people and products in the emergency services. Search for emergency planning, response and recovery organisations in the UK – including the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services, coastguard, Highways Agency and more, and find key personnel at these emergency services. Discover suppliers, manufacturers and,… Read more »

Praise for Warwickshire and West Mercia Police’s response to funding cuts

A government report has praised Warwickshire and West Mercia Police’s responses to the funding challenge and hailed its alliance as one of the most ‘ambitious and extensive collaborations in the country’. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has produced a report for every police force in England and Wales, which examines how they are responding… Read more »