NatWest Group helps support over 200 London Ambulance Service apprentices

NatWest Group has agreed apprenticeship funding to help support over 200 London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff wanting to further develop their careers on the frontline. The funding, made through the apprenticeship levy transfer scheme, will help pay towards apprenticeship courses at LAS for up to four years. The ambulance service offers a multitude of different… Read more »

Public encouraged to download ‘essential’ free location app ahead of Great British staycation

Emergency services across the UK are preparing for an exceptionally busy summer, as restrictions on international travel have resulted in a huge increase in Brits opting to holiday in the UK. Emergency services have warned of the ‘unprecedented’ pressure that this has put on control rooms and are calling for the public to download and… Read more »

Police and Crime Commissioner appoints new Chief Constable for Dyfed-Powys Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has appointed Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Richard Lewis as the new Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police. Following a robust and transparent recruitment process involving key stakeholders, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn’s decision will now be considered by the Police and Crime Panel in a confirmation hearing to be held on… Read more »

New City of London Police Commissioner appointed

Angela McLaren is set to be appointed as the new City of London Police Commissioner. The appointment, which is subject to Royal Assent, will see the new Commissioner lead the City of London Police; the force is unique in policing, because of its dual role as the local police for the Square Mile and the… Read more »

West Yorkshire Medic Response Team launches lifesaving vehicle

The West Yorkshire Medic Response Team (WYMRT), a specialist pre-hospital emergency trauma crew, who, in their spare time, responded to 266 serious medical and trauma cases across West Yorkshire last year, has launched a new BMW X5 emergency response vehicle. It was made possible after the group successfully bid for a total of £41,220 from… Read more »

IFE unveils future global strategy

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has undertaken a comprehensive review of its communications and activities to improve its services and qualifications for members and strengthen its global influence in the two key areas of competence and sustainability. With over 100 years of history, the professional membership body enables those in the fire sector to… Read more »

London Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

The Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), Heather Lawrence OBE, has announced the appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the trust’s new Chief Executive. Daniel, who will join LAS on secondment on 16 August 2021, has significant experience in the NHS and healthcare, and is currently Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS… Read more »

Venari Group announces new lightweight ambulance to be built at Ford Dagenham

Brighouse-based Venari Group and Ford have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new alliance to take cooperation between the two businesses on emergency vehicles to the next level. The Ford Venari Alliance brings the two companies together in plans to manufacture the all-new, lightweight frontline ambulance – unveiled by Ford and Venari earlier this… Read more »