Posts By: Catherine Levin

When Eurovision came to Liverpool

At The Emergency Services Show, visitors learned that strong relationships built through the work of local resilience forums pay huge dividends when major events come calling. Hosting Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine saw Liverpool at its very best as thousands of visitors converged on the city back in May 2023. Speaking in the Lessons Learned… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police trialling three-wheel hybrid motorcycle

As the emergency services continue to green their fleets, a Northamptonshire based company has extended trials of its three-wheel petrol electric hybrid motorbike to the North West with Greater Manchester Police taking two bikes onto the streets. The innovative WMC300FR motorcycle has been developed by Northamptonshire based White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC) in collaboration with Northamptonshire… Read more »

Staff morale ‘at an all-time low’ according to recent inspection report of Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

A recent inspection of Northern Ireland’s fire and rescue service reveals that severe budget cuts and ‘lack of stability’ in the leadership has led to a ‘reductionist’ approach that leaves the service requiring fundamental improvement over the next five years. His Majesty’s Fire Service Inspectorate Scotland carried out the review and the 100 page report… Read more »

‘Generational moment of reform for policing’, says Met chief

Speaking at the Police Superintendents’ Association conference yesterday on his first year anniversary as Commissioner of the Met, Sir Mark Rowley emphasised the need for more trust, less crime and higher standards. Revealing that the Met receives over 13,000 contacts from the public everyday, he said that the public expect high standards from his officers… Read more »

UK deploys search and rescue expertise to assist earthquake response in Morocco

A team of search and rescue specialists has been deployed to Morocco to assist with Moroccan led rescue efforts. The government of Morocco accepted the UK offer for assistance following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 people. The team comprises search and rescue specialists, including 60 people,… Read more »

New approach to identify hypertension

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has successfully piloted an initiative in Greater Manchester to help identify previously unknown cases of hypertension and is now working to scale this up to be rolled out region-wide. Having high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a main factor causing heart attacks and strokes. Over one third of adults in… Read more »