Posts Tagged "Police"

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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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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Glasgow fire: Crews spend most of day tackling fruit market blaze

Firefighters tackling a large blaze at a warehouse in Glasgow have said they expect to be at the scene for most of the day. Crews were called to the property in Blochairn Road, Royston, at 3.44am on Thursday. The Scottish…

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Fire service and police exhibition takes off

The stories of two of Hampshire’s emergency services is being told through a historic exhibition that has just opened. Artifacts include uniforms and equipment dating back to the 1700s and a ‘muster bay’ complete with fire pole as well as…

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River Severn warning: Shrewsbury police urge people stay out of water

Emergency services are pleading with people to “respect” the River Severn after five people have had to be rescued from the water in just a week. Police in Shrewsbury have revealed that there has been a rash of emergencies due…

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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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Firefighters and police to join forces for missing persons searches

A pioneering partnership between firefighters and police has just been launched which will see both blue light services join forces to search for high-risk missing people – and it is already helping to save lives. The ground-breaking six-month pilot, between…

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Scotland’s fire chief: Give me the funds to deal with terror attack

The UK Government must exempt the cash-strapped Scottish Fire and Rescue Service from an annual VAT bill of £10 million so that it can afford to pay for reforms which will see firefighters trained to respond to marauding terror attacks…

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