Proud to support the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards

This week sees the 8th awards ceremony celebrating excellence in the fire and rescue sector. Emergency Services Times and The Emergency Services Show are proud to support the Fire Magazine awards by sponsoring Emergency Services Collaboration of the Year. Five collaboration projects have been shortlisted and the teams will await the results at the awards… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for Shropshire

Simon Hardiman has been promoted to Chief Fire Officer for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and will take up the role in January. He succeeds Rod Hammerton who is retiring after seven years as Chief Fire Officer and a 30 year career in the fire and rescue service. Joining Shropshire five years ago, Simon is… Read more »

Ten years of Police and Crime Commissioners

Tuesday 15 November marks exactly ten years since the first cohort of Police and Crime Commissioners were elected by local communities across England and Wales. Today, four of the 43 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are also responsible for fire governance in their area. The role of the PCC is to be the voice of… Read more »

New approach to get patients the care they need more quickly

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is piloting a new approach that will see patients getting the help they need more quickly. New ways of integrated working and new digital systems have been put in place to allow ambulance referrals to be sent directly to urgent care response services, such as ‘Hospital at… Read more »

New partnership for ambulance focused research

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) have joined forces to develop and deliver ambulance-focused research to help improve patient care. Both organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are committed to improving services and creating research that benefits patients and the wider… Read more »

NPCC confirms new Gavin Stephens will be new Chair

Surrey Chief Constable Gavin Stephens has been elected as the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). He will take up his post in April 2023 taking over from Chair Martin Hewitt QPM who will leave step down in March 2023 after serving a four-year term.  The NPCC brings forces across the UK together… Read more »

Surrey confirms new Chief Fire Officer

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has appointed Dan Quin as its new permanent Chief Fire Officer. Dan has been acting-up as Chief Fire Officer since June 2022, prior to that he was the county’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer since October 2019. He has served his whole career within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service since joining… Read more »

New hybrid fire appliance for Cranfield Airport

Emergency services specialist, Venari Group – which is exclusively partnered in the UK with Ziegler Group – has announced its contract to supply a UK-first hybrid aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck to Cranfield Airport, which is owned by Cranfield University. Following an 18-month phase of rigorous market research and a subsequent, comprehensive tender process,… Read more »

New tri-service community fire station opens

Theale Community Fire Station in Reading has been officially opened and is the third community tri-service station in Berkshire. The station has been operational since October 2021, with the official opening delayed due to Covid, and it provides improved training and welfare facilities for staff, helping to support the workforce of modern public services. The… Read more »