The London Fire Commissioner revealed the conclusions of an independent report into the death of a trainee firefighter that sparked a major review into the culture of the London Fire Brigade.
Articles by Catherine Levin
Crown Commercial Service partnered with Emergency Services Times to discuss why getting social value right in contracts has the potential for huge benefits for emergency services and the communities they serve.
Nikki Watson will be the new chief of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service if the current investigation into her conduct by the independent police watchdog concludes to the satisfaction of the PCC and the oversight panel.
Local politicians in Northamptonshire gathered yesterday at a confirmation hearing for the new fire chief but it was clouded with uncertainty as Nikki Watson is subject to an ongoing investigation by the independent police watchdog, the IOPC.
In a recent Emergency Services Times webinar, Professor Pete Murphy and Stuart Hoddinott spoke about how the lack of money for local authorities creates a problem for the emergency services that may not be obvious today, but will show itself in many different ways in the future.
Having spent decades in academia, specialising in electrochemistry, Professor Paul Christensen is the ideal person to look at how lithium-ion battery fires and why there is so much more work to be done in this area to understand the risk to firefighters tackling these types of fires.
Police and Crime Commissioner functions will, subject to parliamentary approval, transfer to combined authority mayors in the West Midlands and South Yorkshire despite Home Office consultation responses showing that the public does not support the moves.
The government has published its response to consultation about how new minimum service levels legislation will work in fire and rescue services. Basing it on appliance availability has been strongly criticised by the firefighters union, the FBU.
In a new report from Policing Insight, the topic of information management comes under the spotlight. Experts discuss what needs to change to ensure that this function is seen as an important part of everyone’s work and not just the domain of specialists.
The Welsh Government has taken the unprecedented step to remove the fire authority in South Wales and put in independent Commissioners. Hannah Blythyn told the Senedd why she had taken this step to deal with the problems identified in the January 2023 culture review.