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Fischer Panda UK reveals expanded product range at this year’s Emergency Services Show

Hybrid power solutions supplier Fischer Panda UK will demonstrate its expansion as an industry-leading integrated systems partner at The Emergency Services Show on 21 and 22 September. Forming its strategy to grow its presence in the commercial vehicle market, Fischer Panda UK will showcase its range of hybrid, mobile power equipment and air-conditioning and refrigeration… Read more »

First female Chief Constable for North Wales Police

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin has announced Amanda Blakeman, currently Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent Police as his preferred candidate as the region’s new Chief Constable. Ms Blakeman will be the first female Chief Constable in the history of North Wales Police. Amanda Blakeman’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the North… Read more »

Wellbeing good practice celebrated through the Oscar Kilo Awards 

Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service has announced the winners of their 2022 Awards. The Oscar Kilo Awards, now in their fourth year, have been created to recognise the amazing work that has been done, and continues to be done, to provide wellbeing support across UK policing.    Andy Rhodes, Service Director Oscar Kilo said: “I… Read more »

Police response to burglary, robbery and theft must improve

The police response to burglary, robbery and theft is not consistently good enough – and victims face a postcode lottery when it comes to how thoroughly officers might investigate crimes, the police inspectorate has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has called for forces to go back to basics… Read more »

Excelerate Technology acquires strategic stake in Livewire Digital

Technology that makes a significant contribution to the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda will be one of the main benefits following the announcement of a closer working relationship between two innovative UK tech companies. Cardiff-based connectivity specialist and systems integrator Excelerate Technology has announced the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Surrey-based Livewire Digital,… Read more »

NFCC launch Standard Data Collection Requirements to support Home Fire Safety Visits

Since the National Fire Chiefs Council launch of the Person Centred Framework, fire and rescue services (FRSs) across the United Kingdom have been adopting the standards and methodologies documented within the Framework.   Following this success, a standardised data collection system to support Home Fire Safety Visits has been launched on ukfrs.com. The Standard Data Requirement… Read more »

Acting Met Commissioner to step down and lead review into police productivity

The Home Secretary has asked the National Police Chiefs’ Council to lead a review of productivity in policing.  It will review effectiveness and productivity in policing, identifying the barriers and the most efficient operating models. The review will also look at the scope for using new technology or streamlining processes  to drive efficiency and better outcomes. The review will… Read more »

HAIX launches the FIRE EAGLE 2.0

Global footwear specialist, HAIX®, launches the world’s fastest firefighter boot – the FIRE EAGLE® 2.0. The new boot features an updated design and an innovative quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way to pull a boot on and fits to the individual foot in just one movement, critical when a call comes… Read more »