Met Police appoints new Assistant Commissioner

Following a selection process earlier this year, and the retirement of Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons this summer, Matt Jukes will be joining the Met as Assistant Commissioner. Matt Jukes (left) is currently Chief Constable of South Wales Police, a position he has held since January 2018. Commissioner Cressida Dick said, “I am delighted that Matt… Read more »

First Defence firefighter training courses begin at the Fire Service College

The first tranche of Defence firefighters have successfully completed their first week of training at the Fire Service College, in Moreton-in-Marsh. Capita is responsible for training all Defence firefighters as part of its contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deliver the Defence Fire and Rescue Project, and is investing in and modernising the… Read more »

South Central Ambulance Service automates business processes with Turnkey Consulting

Risk management and cyber security consultancy Turnkey Consulting is to work with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to automate some of its core business processes as the foundation trust looks to increase its operational efficiency and meet wider NHS policy requirements. A successful rollout could make this the blueprint for other NHS Trusts. The project… Read more »

Peugeot supports police and fire authorities with new fleet of over 1500 vehicles

Peugeot has delivered 611 vehicles to 38 different police and fire and rescue services across the UK to support their daily operational needs. The latest delivery forms part of an order for over 1500 new cars and vans by the 38 different authorities. The vehicles ordered include the all-new 208 and e-208, 308, 508, the… Read more »

New aerial ladders to hit London’s streets

New aerial ladders that are more responsive to drive, faster to set up and with greater rescue capabilities are soon to hit the streets of London as the brigade continues to improve its ability to deal with high rise incidents. Twelve new 32m appliances known as turntable ladders are part of the aerial replacement project… Read more »

Freemasons provides vital support for London voluntary search and rescue team

The London Freemasons Charity recently awarded a £5000 grant to fully equip the first incident control vehicle helping London Search & Rescue to quickly deploy search teams at the location of a missing person, increasing the chance of the voluntary organisation saving that person’s life. Staggeringly, around 150 people a day are reported missing in… Read more »

Project Edward launches 2020 road safety awareness week

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) campaign launches its road safety awareness week with the 2020 theme centred around Driving For Work. The campaign – a collaboration between the Association for Road Risk Management (ARRM), the UK police, and Driving For Better Business (the Government backed Highways England programme) will commence its annual… Read more »

London’s Air Ambulance crews say thank you to supporters during Air Ambulance Week

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has marked the beginning of Air Ambulance Week 2020 with the release of a video message thanking Londoners for their support and generosity, which has kept the service flying throughout the pandemic. The video shows doctors, paramedics and fire crew from the life-saving service thanking supporters for their donations, which allow… Read more »