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Wellbeing good practice celebrated through the Oscar Kilo Awards 

Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service has announced the winners of their 2022 Awards. The Oscar Kilo Awards, now in their fourth year, have been created to recognise the amazing work that has been done, and continues to be done, to provide wellbeing support across UK policing.    Andy Rhodes, Service Director Oscar Kilo said: “I… Read more »

Police response to burglary, robbery and theft must improve

The police response to burglary, robbery and theft is not consistently good enough – and victims face a postcode lottery when it comes to how thoroughly officers might investigate crimes, the police inspectorate has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has called for forces to go back to basics… Read more »

Excelerate Technology acquires strategic stake in Livewire Digital

Technology that makes a significant contribution to the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda will be one of the main benefits following the announcement of a closer working relationship between two innovative UK tech companies. Cardiff-based connectivity specialist and systems integrator Excelerate Technology has announced the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Surrey-based Livewire Digital,… Read more »

London Fire Brigade works with Emergency One to green the fleet

London Fire Brigade is investing in the development of an electric-hybrid fire engine as part of its commitment to significantly reduce carbon emissions, supporting the Mayor of London’s ambition for London to be net zero carbon by 2030 and build a greener and safer city for everyone. The Brigade is currently working with Emergency One, the UK’s… Read more »

Dräger launches new thermal imaging camera with one-touch operation

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the UCF® FireVista, a thermal imaging camera (TIC) that can be activated one-handed with just one button, providing split-second access to critical visual support within a firefighting incident. TICs provide vital insight when visibility is significantly reduced due to fire, smoke or… Read more »

Police Race Action Plan published

The College of Policing has developed a new Police Race Action Plan with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to address the significantly lower levels of trust and confidence among some Black people and the race disparities affecting Black people that policing cannot currently fully explain. This will be achieved by introducing mandatory training for… Read more »

1,000 apprentice firefighters and counting

SFJ Awards reached an important milestone this week, completing its 1,000th End-Point Assessment in Fire and Rescue. End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the crucial last stage of an apprentice’s journey, testing the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their training. Quality assured by Ofqual, SFJ Awards has been an approved independent End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) since 2018 and… Read more »