Thames Valley Police celebrates apprenticeship milestone

Thames Valley Police has reached an important milestone with the successful completion of its 200th emergency contact handler apprenticeship. In 2018, Thames Valley Police began recruiting emergency contact handler apprentices to grow its workforce, widen participation across the community and provide a professional qualification for call handlers. Working out of Thames Valley Police’s Kidlington headquarters, Abingdon… Read more »

Celebrity Masterchef winner joins air ambulance as ambassador

Winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2022, Lisa Snowdon, has joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) as a Celebrity Ambassador. The move came as a result of the mass catering episode, which aired on 6 September, when Lisa, along with the other celebrities, got a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the work carried out by… Read more »

Control room award winners celebrated as community honours unsung heroes

The extraordinary contributions of the behind-the-scenes heroes who work tirelessly to serve and protect the public have been celebrated at the Control Room Awards 2022. The ceremony took place on the opening day of the Emergency Services Show and featured many inspirational stories of professionalism, dedication and resilience. The awards are the only accolades of… Read more »

St John Ambulance step up to keep mourning crowds safe and well

St John Ambulance volunteers have come forward in their hundreds wishing to play their part in keeping members of the public safe throughout the period of national mourning and at ceremonial events, including Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state and funeral.  The first aid and health response charity’s volunteers have been providing 24-hour medical support… Read more »

DocBike receives £30k grant to fund life saving equipment from Zoll Medical

DocBike has received a £30,000 grant from Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA), to fund two critical care monitors from Zoll Medical Corporation to support its life saving work. Working as key partners to prevent people from being involved in road traffic collisions and becoming patients in the first place, the generous grant from DSAA… Read more »

New CEO for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced the appointment of Charles Hackett as their new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Bill Sivewright. Charles joins the life-saving charity this week, with a wealth of experience across both the commercial and charity sectors as well as experience in working with local government. He spent 17… Read more »

KAROQ joins emergency services fleets

With over 115 years of supporting the emergency services, ŠKODA continues its legacy with the launch of the marque’s latest addition to its emergency services vehicle line-up – a fully converted ŠKODA KAROQ Rapid Response vehicle. The versatile SUV lends itself perfectly to emergency service conversion thanks to its practicality, multi-terrain abilities and class-leading space for… Read more »

London Ambulance Service gets new control room

A brand new, purpose built control room, which will handle half of the 999 calls that come into London Ambulance Service from across the capital, has just opened following a £9.6 million investment. The state-of-the-art facility in Newham, east London, will handle more than a million 999 calls every year, with the rest being answered… Read more »