Posts Tagged "Police"

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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Essex to become the first county to appoint a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Essex will become the first county in the country to appoint a joint Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. It was announced today (July 25) at the Essex Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Kelvedon that Roger Hirst will add the responsibility…

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Shropshire fire service takeover bid: Call for rethink on police and crime commissioner’s plans

Four council leaders have united to tell the region’s police and crime commissioner they want a re-think over his plan to take over the governance of Shropshire’s fire service. It has emerged that the leaders of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin,…

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Crime Commissioner Could Oversee NY Fire Service

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched a consultation proposing changes to the way the county’s fire service is overseen. Government and local stakeholders all agree that the way the police and fire services are currently governed…

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Police and Crime Commissioner launches consultation on improving police and fire collaboration in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched a consultation proposing changes to the way the county’s fire service is overseen. Government and local stakeholders all agree that the way the police and fire services are currently governed…

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Unions warn of risk to Shropshire’s fire and control centre

A Fire Brigades Union secretary has warned of serious concerns over a bid by West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner to take control of the county’s fire service. Matt Lamb, Brigade Secretary for Shropshire said the county’s fire service is…

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