ACC Catherine Akehurst.

Catherine Akehurst

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Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Akehurst is the National Contact Management Lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

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James Devonshire, News Editor of the Emergency Services Times

James Devonshire

News Editor

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James is responsible for the Daily Digest as well as keeping the website fresh with the latest blue light sector stories. James has been writing professionally since 2010 from his adoptive home of the Philippines.

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Darren Forde

Darren Forde

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Darre in is the CEO of Irish start up firm Eco Powered Cabinets.

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Ian Hughill

Ian Hughill

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Ian is a volunteer with Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.

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Chris Kendall

Chris Kendall

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Chris is a Station Commander within the UKFRS, with over 20 years’ experience in both rural and metropolitan services and the founder of Psychology of Rescue.

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Catherine Levin

Editor

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Catherine writes and commissions content from across the emergency services as well as interviewing senior leaders. She also hosts our webinar series exploring timely topics with a range of speakers.

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Phil Loach

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Phil is the former Chief Fire Officer for West Midlands Fire Service.

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DCC Simon Megicks.

Simon Megicks

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Deputy Chief Constable Simon Megicks is the Senior Responsible Officer for the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Digital Public Contact Programme.

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Rebecca Pocklington

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Rebecca is Content Editor for The Fire Fighters Charity and writes regularly for Emergency Services Times. She wrote a 6-part series on the charity’s 80th anniversary which we published throughout 2023.

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Priya Rakkar.

Priya Rakkar

Digital Editorial Assistant

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Priya looks after all our digital products, creating graphics, managing the technology behind our webinars and is also working on editorial.

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Helen Vine

Helen Vine

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Helen is AACE’s assistant director and assumed this role in January 2024 having previously held the role of national strategic lead for volunteering in the NHS ambulance sector.

 

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