Having brought in Sam Burton as interim assistant chief fire officer for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at the start of June, the fire authority has already promoted her to acting Deputy Chief with immediate effect and she will now appoint two interim assistant chiefs ‘to provide additional support across the service.’

A response Police Officer from Cheshire Constabulary has been recognised for their dedication and commitment to response policing during this year’s annual NPCC Response Policing ‘Week of Action’ (24 – 30 June).

Earlier this month, North Fire announced the production of its new fire vehicle, having only launched the business in January 2024. Ahead of showing the Rapid Response Vehicle at The Emergency Services Show in September, CEO Oliver North opens up about the evolution of the company, the confluence of fire and military throughout his career and the future of the business.