Posts Tagged "Administration"

Telford council set to reject crime commissioner’s plan to take over Shropshire fire service

Telford & Wrekin Council has said it will not support plans for Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion to take over control of Shropshire’s fire service. Mr Campion wants to have a single joint commissioner for West Mercia Police, Shropshire…

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Police & Crime Panel Reject Commissioner’s Fire Plans

Watchdog body the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is concerned about its capacity to hold North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to account if proposed changes to how the county’s Fire and Rescue Service are governed go ahead. In…

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England’s fire services suffer 25% cut to safety officers numbers

Fire services in England have lost more than a quarter of their specialist fire safety staff since 2011, a Guardian investigation has found. Fire safety officers carry out inspections of high-risk buildings to ensure they comply with safety legislation and…

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Micky Nicholas: ‘The fire service was a negative environment for black people – but it’s changed’

When Michael – aka Micky – Nicholas, 53, joined the London fire brigade (LFB) in 1990, just 3% of firefighters in the capital were from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. He recalls “people patting me on the shoulder, and…

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service deploys Panasonic rugged tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during an emergency. The service is deploying 13 inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the…

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The Grenfell Tower residents have been betrayed by the Government again

The Housing Minister cannot be the person who reviews the policies of his Conservative and Labour predecessors. It looks like the political class investigating and protecting itself “It took a riot” was the title of a report that Michael Heseltine…

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Plans for joint governance of police and fire services scrapped

Plans for Thames Valley’s police commissioner to take control and govern the fire service have been scrapped. Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, said after discussions with the three fire and rescue services in the area, a…

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County Council ‘No’ To Fire Commissioner

North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive has rejected calls for the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take over responsibility for the fire service, calling instead for a ‘stepped approach’ to changes to the way in which North Yorkshire Fire and…

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Avon Fire & Rescue appoint interim fire chief

An Interim Chief Fire Officer has been appointed at Avon Fire & Rescue Service. Mike Crennell from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will be joining the team on a six month contract, temporarily replacing CFO Kevin Pearson….

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Sparks flying in rowover future of Shropshire fire service

The battle over the future of the fire service continues to rage with the county’s fire authority members lining up to pour cold water on plans from the region’s police and crime commissioner. The latest development in the bid from…

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